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    Matt+Chera = romantic and fun photography!

    Matthew and I just celebrated 5 years of marriage and have been shooting weddings and portraits for over five years. We have this amazing connection in life where we just get each other and get moments that are meaningful to others. I could tell you more about us, but I'd rather show you some of our work! Thanks for stopping by!

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Madeleine+Luc // Married

The morning started splendidly with sweet notes of encouragement from Madeleine’s bridesmaids, and the encouragement continued with hugs, hand holds and excited laughter as girls enjoyed the morning preparation. The getting ready continued to be so much fun as Madeleine opened her present from Luc (he had written a beautiful, tear -inducing card and given her the gift of choosing a puppy).  The day had just begun and already it held so many beautiful moments, one of my favourites was just after Madeleine got ready she walked down the stairs as her Dads and brother and bridesmaids looked on and the tears of pride and joy were palpable (and may I just say the way her brother helped with the dress and hold the train was incredibly sweet).  After taking some beautiful bridals we made our way to the church and the ceremony was perfect. From Luc’s tears at seeing his bride, and the way that Madeleine and Luc smiled and looked at each other through the ceremony, to the most breathtaking rendition of Ave Marie that I had ever heard, their ceremony was a joyous and truly beautiful celebration of their forever promise.

For the group photos and couple shots were were met with the most vibrant cornflower blue sky, a gentle stippling of clouds and the most gentle and romantic fall sunlight I have ever seen!  I loved the way Mad & Luc were up for heading off the path when we saw beautiful light streaming through the trees, and they didn’t bat an eye when I suggested throwing her train in the air to catch the wind!  They were so sweet and romantic with one another, and it is so obvious that they are best friends.

The sweetness continued as we stopped in with the couple to see their beautiful reception room,  They were so happy with Unico Decor’s beautiful work and as they looked around the room they were so happy with how the vision for the day unfolded. Then Madeleine stopped by the table where her family would sit and gently placed a hand on one of the empty chairs, Luc had a knowing look in his eye and made his way to place his hand on the small of her back and he bowed his head on hers; the chair was placed  in memory of Madeline’s mother who had passed away it was a beautiful way to honour her memory and show their would always be a place held in their hearts for her.  Luc never had the chance to meet Madeleine’s mother, but I know she would be happy to see her daughter so well loved and so incredibly happy to have found a man like you, Luc!

Madeleine and Luc, I have written and rewritten this post so many times because I so wanted to capture the beauty and magic of your wedding with words, and just so you know, my smile hurt the day after your wedding because all of the love and joy that filled the day!! You two are wonderful, and we count you as friends; it is truly an honour to have captured this beautiful time in your life! Wishing you a happy anniversary!!

I love how Matthew caught the reflection of her dress in a mirror as she read her letter from Luc!

This guitar made such  a neat guest book; Luc used to sing and play it every night over the phone to Madeleine when they were dating (how cute is that)!!

Lara+Derek // Married

It was his annual christmas party where he spotted her, the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. He found the courage to go and talk to her and from that day their beautiful love story unfolded. Lara and Derek’s love has taken them from sweet dates star gazing by Shediac’s beautiful tides, to an exciting move together across the pond and then to their most perfect wedding day blessed with sun and so much happiness.
I smiled as I watched Derek take in how lovely his bride was as she walked down the aisle, and then again as I saw how Derek’s natural inclination was to hold Lara’s hand and to kiss her cheek every available chance he had — you, Lara, are simply cherished and adored, and I can tell that you reciprocate those feelings!!
From your beautiful dress, to your Jimmy Choo’s, your touching ceremony, to using the same decorator your parents had used 39 years before for their special day, each detail was so lovingly chosen and perfectly timeless! We wish you so much love and laughter in your marriage; thank you for including us in your lovely day!

Beth+Ben // Married

The Acadia campus with its mature trees and beautiful architecture cozied so close to a charming town and breathtaking countryside was the perfect spot for Beth and Ben to meet and fall in love.  This sweet idyllic start gave way to many moves and lots of adventures as studies and careers took them to Newfoundland, Moncton, and Halifax and all along they were each other’s constants.  And one very ordinary day in their beautiful new home in the company of their adorable puppy, Ben asked Beth to be his wife. The proposal was sweet and simple and just perfect, and it was that moment which brought them to their wedding day in beautiful Pointe Du Chene.  Each detail was lovely down to the added glitter on her shoes, champagne bottles, and wedding signs, the location was meaningful nearby her aunt’s cottage next a field of wild flowers, the tying of the knot ceremony was touching, and the tent and decor stunning.  Beth and Ben thank you for including us in your gorgeous day. It was a delight to capture the details and moments as you, your friends and family celebrated your beautiful marriage!

Milene+Randy//Engaged

My heart was a bit tight in my chest as I wondered, “What if we drive an hour to the shoot and it down pours? what if the wind wrecks her hair? what if we disappoint these two amazing people with photos ruined by bad weather?! what if the light dies before we get to the beach?”….and then we met up with this incredible couple who were all smiles, ready for an evening on the water with snacks and wine, and magic happened as one of my most favourite summer nights unfolded.
These photos came about because Milene and Randy were brave despite the ominous clouds earlier in the day, and the whipping wind they decided to go for their engagement shoot.  We went with the plan of going boating to the dunes, one of this lovely couple’s favourite spots in the world and come what may, we would have a photo adventure!
Milene, Randy and their crew were up for anything and when Matt pointed out the spot he thought would be photogenic, they went with it. We had so much fun shooting, we were forced out of our creative box (I [Chera] even tried off camera lighting). We were inspired by these two and their love, and we had one of the most invigorating and incredible nights of the summer and one of our most favourite shoots ever!  When we were coming home, we had no idea what we had gotten photographically, but we had all worked like a team, and I think the final product blew us all away.  I guess I can sum up my ramblings with a thank you- Milene and Randy, you chose to go for it to see where the water would take us and to trust that that it would all be worth it, you saw the clouds as a gift of an awesome backdrop – if this is how you two weather storms together, I know you’ll have an incredible adventure together in life!!
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They are obviously in-love with each other. Good shots!

Beth+Ben//engaged

So, I know it is ok to post these photos of a beautiful couple enjoying a late October day because today I noticed Starbucks announcing a pumpkin spice latte…..I know right! Clear evidence that it is almost fall, at least by fancy yummy drink calendar standards.  Also, Beth and Ben are getting married really soon and I couldn’t withhold their beautiful images from my lovely blog readers -these two and their sweet fur baby Finn are incredibly adorable!!

Beth and Ben, your engagement photo shoot was so much fun and you two were absolute troopers during the very chilly post-rain afternoon!  The way you laughed together and were so happy in each other’s arms makes me incredibly excited for your wedding day -I can hardly wait!!

 

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