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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

From the moment we met Tyler and Stephanie, their connection was obvious.  We meet so many people in love, but this couple – what they share is really special.  Their modern day fairytale  began online, where they met on a dating website, after chatting online and with everything on paper looking perfect, they decided to meet.  In each other their expectations for love were not only met but exceeded, and they have been together ever since.  In her he sees a princess, and she can’t help but smile even when Tyler’s name is mentioned.

The morning of the wedding, Stephanie’s mind was whirring with wedding details, and she had a few butterflies in her stomach; her bridesmaids tried to break into her midmorning daydream by calling her name, but it wasn’t until they said Tyler’s name that she looked up and asked what they were talking about.  Just the mention of his name reaches her, grounds her, and makes her feel special.  Looking at Stephanie, I see a woman who knows without a doubt that she is loved – that she is special.

On a mild (for Moncton) spring morning, blessed with soft  sunlight, Tyler and Stephanie promised that their love and faith were ready and excited for what life would hold for them.

Tyler and Stephanie, your wedding was perfect and was so “you two”; we are happy to have met you and shared your day! From your sweet fairytale theme to the delicious pizza feast, your day was memorable and oh so fun!!  I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather in Mexico while looking at these pictures!

Laura and Mitch won our Valentines day Facebook contest; I had asked how our Facebook fans spent their Valentines with their loved one.  Laura commented and said that she and Mitch spent Valentines day putting together furniture in their baby “to be” Luke’s room.  This made me smile and tear up a little because I know what a beautiful time Mitch and Laura are in, I know the excitement and anticipation of waiting for baby.  I knew that I chose the right couple for the shoot as soon as I met them.  I loved that when I asked them to look closely at each other for a photo, Mitch leaned in for a kiss, it shows that for him that is just a normal thing to do when the love of his life is so near.

I am also glad it rained and instead of taking photos outside we got do the photos in Luke’s room. I am glad because the room shows their heart and how much they already love this little boy.

When we were taking pictures of Laura in the rocking chair, Mitch was looking at her with so much love.  He told us that one of the cutest moments of this pregnancy was when he found Laura in Luke’s room,  rocking in her grandmother’s rocking chair, holding her belly.  She looked up and said to Mitch”I just wanted to rock him.”

Laura and Mitch you two are adorable, and we were lucky to meet you and honoured that you let us into your home to capture this moment in your life.  Luke is a lucky little man!!

Mitch found these vintage school readers when he was 19 and carried them around with him thinking he would be able to use them someday (how cute is that?).  I think this book mobile was the perfect use!

Tanya and Jeff are quiet and sweet and such a good team.  In the short time we spent with them, you could just see how they support one another; whether it was with an encouraging word or with help onto a balance beam, they are there for one another -I just love them!

I am so excited about sharing this maternity shoot with my blog readers, because part of it took place in a gymnastics club -how cool is that?  I asked Tanya if there was a spot that was meaningful to her and Jeff, feeling a little silly for putting her on the spot, but immediately she said, “the gym”.   She and Jeff were gymnasts (and Tanya is now a coach) and their time together really revolves around gymnastics.  It was such an honour to see them in their element and to take photos that showed a piece of their story.

Tanya and Jeff, I hope you are having fun snuggling your little bundle -I am sure you are an amazing parenting team!!!

Aisha and Will are where old hollywood glam meets two down-to-earth, very in love people.  We were asked to photograph their east coast reception as they had gotten married in Toronto just days before, but wanted a chance to share their joy and their story with their maritime family -we are so glad they did!  We spent an incredible afternoon and evening with them, soaking up the Saint John sun and the company of wonderful people.

I love that the couple shots were centred around a jaunt to the market to pick up their one of a kind organic cake from The Baking Stone, they took time to bag some dulse (one of Will’s fave maritime treats), and then we headed back to meet with friends and family.

Thank you Will and Aisha so much for including us in your extended celebration -you are both gems and whenever you stop by the east coast, we would love to catch up!


He slipped away from the house to set his plan in motion; today he was taking a risk – trusting that the ice would hold and also trusting that she would say yes.  The scene was set, each flower petal was placed, and his message was etched onto the glass-like river.  He headed out a second time to the river – this time hand in hand with Josiane. Their new snowshoes crunched on the soft new fallen snow until they came upon Kyle’s handiwork.  A heart was outlined in the snow and traced with petals; inside the heart it read, “you and me till the end”  and as Josiane read those words Kyle got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife.

Josiane and Kyle, I wish you many more winter snows and snowshoe adventures, I wish you perfectly calm rivers for kayaking and much happiness.  We couldn’t have found a more amazing couple to share this week’s beautiful, picturesque weather. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon!!

  • kristyn smith - February 2, 2012 - 8:36 pm

    Beautiful light!

  • Holly - February 2, 2012 - 8:37 pm

    GAHHHHH. i love winter-y sessions! soooooooo beautiful, chera!!

  • josiane - February 2, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    WOW I love them all ! Thank you so Much for creating memorize for us to cherish for the rest of our LIFE !!! you are AMAZING at what you do !!! :) xo

  • Paula Corcoran - February 2, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Wow! What an amazing and romantic story! Who knew Kyle had it in him :) and beautiful pics to go along with it!!! Soooo nice! Congrats Josiane & Kyle! Wishing you both nothing but the best!

  • Rachel Gaudet - February 2, 2012 - 10:28 pm

    WoW!! Beautiful pictures for a Beautiful couple xo Congrats Josiane & Kyle :)

  • Renee Martin - February 3, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    Awe Josie, LOVE your story and your pictures! So happy for you my dear, can’t wait to see your wedding pictures now :) Kyle est pas mal cute itou ;p xox

  • […] (p.s. check out Josiane and Kyle’s winter engagement images too!) […]

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