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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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    Matt and Chera 1.506.382.0788
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Theriault // Family

The soft grey clouds diffused the distant winter sun and let the evergreens boast a lovely shade of green. Just as the Theriault’s arrived the scene was completed by the fluffiest snowflakes I’d ever seen during a photo shoot.  Sweet little Adele in her perfect little outfit looked like an adorable snow baby, and I couldn’t get over how beautiful her eyes were.  It was a perfectly lovely day to capture this new chapter in their family’s life; their love and laughter brought warmth to this cool winter day.

Guest blog // The Style Coach // how to choose bridesmaid dresses

I love that during the wintertime we have more time for fun photo projects and collaboration with awesome wedding vendors in Moncton.  A few weeks ago I asked the incredible Renee Martin aka the Style Coach to think about guest blogging about how to choose bridesmaids dresses -she immediately agreed and the project began!  We teamed up with Bella Promessa who provided the beautiful gowns, the amazing Annie Grondin (who is sweet, talented, and just wonderful to be around), and Unico Decor even provided beautiful bouquets for us!! Our work project ended up feeling a lot like playing dress up and with the triple threat of Bella’s dresses, Annie’s make up and The Style Coach’s know how, I ended up feeling like a Mom-shell : )  Special thanks to our occasional associate photographer Stephanie from (WildFlower Photography) who took photos of the group and I (as I didn’t think a selfie would cut it)!  ~ Chera

On to Renee’s wonderful advice and our bridesmaid dress shoot: 

HOW TO CHOOSE BRIDESMAID DRESSES

Remember the time when bridesmaid dresses were all about empire waists and puffy cap sleeves?  You know, the kind that matched not only the bridal bouquet, but also the cummerbund, table linen and balloons?  Back in the day, selection was very limited; and everyone was expected to wear the same dress whether it looked good on them or not.  Nowadays, bridal boutiques carry a larger variety of dresses in all colours, shapes and sizes to accommodate every modern woman; and this month, The Style Coach has teamed up with Bella Promessa to help you find the perfect bridesmaid dresses that will make your friends love you forever.

Honouring different body types  

Choosing the right dress is just as important as choosing the right bridal party.  They complement different parts of you; no body is the same.  So why should your bridesmaid dresses be?   The promise of a flattering silhouette will assure comfort while assisting you on your special day and ensure confidence every step of the way.

Colour matters

Colours are an expression of personal style.  Flashy tones may have been appropriate for prom night, but you may want to think twice before spreading the sunshine yellow at your evening celebration.  It is always best to choose a colour that will complement your group, the venue and chosen theme, all while staying true to your style.  For instance, neon green should be kept for a tropical ceremony, red for a Christmas event, and pastels for outdoor celebrations; catch my drift?  The key is to honour your vision with the right shades of class to achieve the right tone of elegance.

The length

Does length really matter?  The answer to that is yes, with a capital Y!   Keeping in mind the time and location of your wedding will help to make this decision with ease.  Tea length dresses can be worn at teatime, hence, in the afternoon in a casual setting; full-length dresses always look best on an evening stage.  However, either can be worn at any time of day as long as the colour and fabric of the dress correspond with the location.  For example, bright, satin, cocktail dresses seem like the perfect choice for a young, fun, beach wedding; want a more soft, whimsical feel instead; opt for long, pastel, chiffon dresses that will dance in the warm summer breeze.

Everyone’s childhood dream of the perfect wedding is unique and so are the ladies who will be standing by your side.  Whether your dream is one of deep purple vintage lace for an evening fit for Gatsby, a field of cherry blossoms and fuchsia chiffon in a blooming garden, or pastel tulle on the seaside shore, make it one that will forever be timeless and that you will love for years to come.

Best of Portraits // 2014

Matt here again, I recently shared our “Best of Weddings 2014 post” : )  Now, here is a selection of favourites from the portrait sessions we did in 2014.  Some engagements, some newborns, some families, a bit of everything including some “before and afters” from Chera’s latest beauty portrait work in our studio space here in downtown Moncton.

Best of 2014 // Weddings

Hi all, Matt here.  Usually Chera does all the blogging, but I was going through our work from 2014, and thought it would be fun to share the ones that especially caught my eye as a Best of 2014 : )

I will divide them into two posts,  “Best of Weddings” and “Best of Portraits”
Chera is excited to blog more images from the many beautiful shoots from the year over the next little while.
Thanks so much to our awesome clients from 2014 who were up for anything to create amazing images!
Denise - January 23, 2015 - 6:45 pm

Very nice…They are all so beautiful.Espicaly my niece Erica and her husband Mike

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)!!

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