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I would like to give you all a little glimpse into the life, love and family of Marilyn and Jean.  These two are gems; it was an utter joy to connect with them and share in their day.

After a month of not taking weddings, I got swept up in the excitement, nerves and bustle of the wedding day. We were let into a lovely house; greeted by all the family present (some in bath towels and bath robes).  We were let loose in the house to take detail shots and to await the first meeting of the bride.   When she walked in, I knew immediately that I liked her.  Marilyn made our first meeting seem like a long lost reunion, ditching a handshake for a hug.  We were entertained by the talented make up artist and son of the groom, Benjamin; who did an exquisit job and kept us in stitches the whole time.  The preparation time flew by and before I knew it, we were at the church.

The church was buzzing with excitement, Marilyn was met at the limo door by her dapper son telling her she looked pretty, the photogenic cute as a button flower girl was ready for her princess task, and her father stood proud and beaming looking as handsome as ever even with his chemo thinned hair cut (as his wife Dorthoty puts it).  This day was to be a celebration of family and of Marilyn and Jean’s love…and it was that and more.  The large windows at the front of the church let in  bright winter sun and provided a view of bare trees dusted with snow as a backdrop.  The ceremony was emotional and I simply loved when Marilyn teared up through her vows and hugged on to Jean for a moment in between words.  I could tell even before meeting Jean that he was a kind and good man.

The day just got better and better.  I thought Marilyn was a sweet heart, but Marilyn and Jean together were to good to be true.  We had a wonderful time capturing their romance in the elegant rooms and staircase of the Halifax Club.

The reception was decorated beautifully, the food was divine, the speeches brought laughter and tears and the company was wonderful.

Marilyn and Jean I don’t know if you could tell, but we thoroughly enjoyed your day and we can’t wait for you to see the rest of your pictures.  We wish you much  joy and happiness!















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  • applehead studio - January 21, 2010 - 6:22 pm

    I knew there was no one that would do it like you guys! Thanks!!!

  • Jenn - January 21, 2010 - 6:33 pm

    That dress is gorgeous! So elegant, as the whole day seems to have been. congrats!

  • Marilyn and Jean - January 23, 2010 - 8:39 pm

    Matt & Chera,

    Thank you for your talent, your generosity and your presence.

    Your warmth meant so much to us. Your enthusiasm amazed us.

    You will always be welcomed back in our home.

    Forever Grateful,
    Marilyn & Jean

  • Catherine Roberts - January 24, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    Chera and Matt, Wow! You helped make Marilyn and Jean’s wedding day spectacular! Love and passion shine through in your amazing photography!

  • Carrie Edwards - January 24, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    My breath caught in my throat when I scrolled down these exquisite pictures. Chera and Matt, your attention to detail and incredible quality of work are exceptional. I soooooo wish we had invested in good photography for our own wedding twelve years ago! I would love to hire you in the future for family photos. Marilyn and Jean’s beautiful personalties and love for each other were perfectly captured in your shots. Bravo!
    Carrie Edwards (mother to the flower girl!!)

  • Therese Marien - January 24, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Jean et Marilyn your pictures are like the best ones that are picked to go to a high class wedding magazine. You two look so happy. Mark and I are even more disapointed now since we both wished that wi could of been there. Love you miss you.

    Mark and Therese

  • Lucie et Danny - January 26, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    The best pictures I have seen for wedding…
    You have captivate the emotions so that we can still feel them trought those pictures. Jean et Marilyn, Nous sommes toujours remplis de joie et d’émotions quand nous repensons à ce merveilleux moment où nous avons eu la chance de témoigner de votre amour réciproque et tellement vivant… Love you xxx Lucie et Danny

  • Elaine Aucoin - January 27, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    The pictures came out beautifully and really capture the essence of your Special day. I am delighted for you both and just know, you’ll be forever happy together.


  • Jeff Babineau - January 28, 2010 - 7:34 am

    You guys knocked it out of da park. keep up the great work.

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