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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

Last night we spent the night walking the hall, the light from the bathroom pouring over the hardwood, illuminating the spill of books and toys littered over our path. We switched to rocking for a while, and he calmed as I rubbed his back and drank in the smell of him. I watched numbers on the clock change 8:30, 9:30, 10:00, 1:30, 4:30, 6:30, 8:00 his little sniffle kept waking him; despite the tiredness seeping into my bones, there is nothing I would trade for the honour of knowing and holding sweet Winston.  This morning the light peeked through the window and brushed over his downey hair, his long lashes rested on his chubby cheeks as he nursed, and I held his dimpled little hand and with a sigh he drifted back to dreamland, a little smile on his lips.

I marvel that he is here, after all of the waiting and dreaming and hoping for him, he is now in my arms and has been for 8 whole weeks.  I can’t believe that it has been two months of him being home, and that I am now facing packing up his newborn clothes and putting them away.  Here I am again heart filled but realizing that I am on the fast track again watching another one of my sweet babes grow and change; I try to hold on to his  “little-hood” for as long as I can, basking in the cuddles, his little coos,  the crooked grin he practices on his sisters, all while I also excitedly await getting to know his little personality, idiosyncrasies, and all of his ways as he awakes to the great big world.

I am pleased to introduce to you my sweet Winston.  When he was 8 days old, we went to the studio to get these photos of him at his littlest, sleeping soundly and still curled up and cuddly.


I don’t even have the words to describe how amazing it was to board a plane with Milene and Randy and their amazing group of family and friends all heading to Punta Cana to celebrate one incredible couple and their dream wedding!

We knew Milene and Randy’s wedding was going to be unreal after this awesome couple braved crazy winds and weather to have beautiful images on their engagement shoot.  So we absolutely couldn’t wait for their big day to arrive, and we were not disappointed in the least; the weather, the location and the love this couple share made for an epic wedding shoot and after shoot!!

Milene and Randy thank you for being simply amazing and being up for anything; and just so you know we have basically adopted you two and your family and friends-so you are stuck with us: )

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.

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: 


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.

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.

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