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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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Melanie+Ryan // engagement

Confession time – I have been a grumpy, growly person about all of this recent snowy weather.  Looking out the window at the piles of snow, my poor broken snow shovel, the mounds of clothing, hats, kits, ski pants, and snow shoes taking up too much room cluttering up my entry way.  The frigid temperatures have made me resist bundling my girls up to actually go outside to play, but today I realized I needed to “let it go” and “go and build a snowman” so we did it (grumbly at first), we went and built a snow man and climbed the ten to twelve foot drifts and then promptly slid down those drifts, and we enjoyed the beauty of the snow covered world, and the extra packiness of the snow that makes perfect snowmen and leaves you with those satisfyingly rosy cheeks and with clothes so sopping you can’t spend another minute outside, and leaves yours fingers with that just-can’t-wait-to-wrap-your-fingers-around-a-cup-of-hot-chocolate feeling.  It reminded me of a winter walk that we took with Anna (our then two year old) who was riding on her daddy’s shoulders, she threw off her mittens, spread her arms out with each finger spread as wide as she could, and she closed her eyes and smiled up at the sky….I asked what she was doing, and in a voice that seemed surprised that I didn’t know, she said “I just needed to feel the wind.”  Today was that kind of day for me…I needed to get out and feel the wind and see the ice and snow cracking off the trees and see buds on my rose bush despite it being almost immersed in icy snow and hear the persistent drips of water melt off my eaves, drumming to the quiet rhythm of the coming spring.

Now that my winter mood is slightly improved, I thought it would be the perfect time to share these sweet winter images with you!  Melanie and Ryan are our wonderful clients getting married this year; we took these photos on a lovely winter day last season.  We had so much fun going to locations that were special to them….even doing a few shots in the school bus that they used to ride together in high school! Looking through these shots makes me so excited for their wedding later this year and makes me wonder why we didn’t blog these sooner!!
Happy snow day!
I love this last shot of them re-enacting their first kiss on Melanie’s parents’ doorstep.

Sarah+Dan // Winter Engagement

The temperature was beyond crisp, but somehow their love, their energy and their sense of fun defied the cold, and we were able to get these beautiful images full of warm looks, love, and laughter.

Sarah and Dan – I had almost too much fun photographing you!  Thanks for braving the freezing temperatures, coming up with awesome ideas, and laughing at my horrible jokes! I can’t wait for your wedding; it makes me giddy just thinking about it!!
p.s. thank you to the talented Sarah-Jane of Bastarache Beauty for doing a beautiful job on Sarah’s make up!!

Barbara+Nick // Las Vegas wedding

Guests arrived as the desert sun dipped low in the sky, it’s light lending a golden hue to an airy pavilion’s organza fabric, fluidly moving with the gentle wind.  The dulcet tones of the wedding singer and the effortless melody of his guitar set the stage for an incredible outdoor ceremony.  As Nick watched Barbara walk down the aisle to him – the setting, the details that perfectly came together, and the sight of his beautiful wife made his eyes glisten with held back tears and planted a smile on his lips for the rest of the day.  The words, the music, the smiles and promises exchanged were moving – the happiness was palpable!  The party was incredible – the dancing, the Photo Booth, the cupcakes, the frozen yogurt, the after party – it was an amazing time with amazing people!!!
Nick and Babs thanks so much for including us in your wedding week, it was amazing to get to know you guys and your awesome friends and family, we were blown away by your day….when did you say your vow renewal was going to be? : )

Doiron //family//

I loved everything about this shoot.  I loved meeting with Nadine to go over her ideas for the session, I loved learning about how she wanted a portrait showcasing her sweet, shy little girl Celine’s serious, introspective personality, and how she wanted a image of how her son Ryan was such an attentive, loving older brother.  As we showed her different styles of family photos that we have taken, she was drawn to a session at the Hillsborough train museum, in part because Ryan is a big fan of trains, and she thought it would be fun to include his interests in the shoot.

The day of the shoot, the golden hues of the sun playfully skipped over the surface of the antique trains, and the Doiron family was all smiles and dressed to perfection as we had fun exploring the grounds, stopping here and there for a portrait in front of the lovely backgrounds.  The children indulged my zainy instructions, games, and silly faces and it was wonderful to see everyone open up, get comfortable and allow us to capture some truly beautiful moments.

Nadine, thank you for entrusting us with capturing this beautiful stage in your family’s life; we had an incredible time, and I truly loved every moment of the experience!

Katie+Duncan // Married

From the moment we walked into Katie’s home there was so much laughter; she was surrounded by family, friends, and happy chatter.  Matt went upstairs to photograph all of Katie’s stunning hand-chosen details, and I was thrilled to join the fun and capture a few silly moments — the making of mimosa’s and photos of Katie’s fur brother and sister.  Katie and Duncan’s day flowed easily -and I loved that at the very same moment I was photographing Katie opening Duncan’s love letter to her; Matt was across town photographing Duncan reading Katie’s special note.
As we headed to the church, the girls were dusted in a soft of autumn glow, the wind whirred in the freshly changed leaves and stirred up the sweet fragrance of fall adding to the excitement and anticipation of the beautiful ceremony that was to come.  She walked down the aisle to him and from the moment he saw her and for the rest of the day his kind eyes held a soft but utterly enraptured look of love.
Katie and Duncan it was such a pleasure being part of your day-your details were lovely, the reception games were so much fun, and your love made it so easy to capture beautiful imagery -thank you!
Also, another big thank you goes to Philip Boudreau who graciously offered to assist us in capturing Katie and Duncan’s day – as always it was lovely to collaborate with you!
I love how Sue is watching Duncan’s expression as Katie walks towards them.
Valerie Dubreuil-Arbuckle - October 23, 2013 - 12:04 am

Beautiful and amazing pictures! I wish you guys a lovely future together:) xo

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