When we met Melanie and Edward for the first time, we could tell that they were a match made in heaven!! Our first correspondence however, did have us a little confused. Having won one of our couples sessions for our February LOVE month couples promotion, we got to know Melanie and Edward a little and we noticed on Facebook that many of Edward’s friends and family called him Brett, so, when we contacted them to arrange their shoot, we also used this name to greet him. We soon found out that we had been duped, but in a good way!! 😉 When we spoke with them during their session, about how they met and how the “name change” came about, Melanie told us a funny story about meeting Edward’s family and being so totally confused as to what his real name was. She wasn’t sure what to make of it at first and thought, why was his family so affectionately calling him Brett??  Gosh…. we were so glad we weren’t the only ones who were a  little confused too! 🙂

Melanie’s initial confusion to Edward’s name was soon clarified when he and his family explained that when he was growing up he went by his middle name, Brett.  It was only once he moved to London to start college, that he started going by his first name. To this day, his family still call him Brett, while his  “London” friends know him by his first name. During their session, we flipped back and forth between using both his names Brett and Edward until eventually we were all totally confused (us mostly!!) and laughed with one another about how one persons name change could cause so much confusion!! But it was all in good fun of course!!

Melanie and Edward(aka Brett)  met over 10 years ago in the Summer at a mutual friend’s party.  They ended up working together at the same job that fall, which led them to spend more time with each other and eventually they started dating. Since their early beginnings,  Edward and Melanie grew extremely close and shared a common passion for animals. They moved in together, adopted two “fur” babies (their adorable cats) and bought a home together. They got married 4 1/2 years ago and are enjoying life to it’s fullest. They enjoy spending their time in the warmth of their lovely home where their fur babies, who entertain them on a daily basis with their crazy antics. They enjoy putting their culinary skills to work, cooking a variety of different meals for each other and for  friends and family. They are always keen for a good summer time BBQ and  love to watch the Toronto Blue Jays play in the Summer.  Spending time with their family and friends is also important to Melanie and Edward, whether it’s sharing a holiday meal or just visiting, they love being around the people who mean the most to them!

We asked them to share their thoughts about each other for our readers, so here’s a little bit of  HE SAYS, SHE SAYS for you to enjoy!

Melanie on Edward:  When I think about my life with Edward, the first word that comes to mind is grateful.  He is a great man, and a wonderful husband.  His love of all animals (especially our “fur” babies) is endearing, and his sense of humour, although sometimes inappropriate, always makes me laugh.  He is very supportive and always there for me when I need him.  I am proud of our relationship and the life we have made together as a couple and with our family and friends.

Edward on Melanie: I would not be who I am today without Melanie in my life. She has an amazing sense of humour that makes me laugh. She is loving to all of her friends and family, as well as all the animals she meets. Most of all, she supports me in everything I do and is always there for me. I can still remember the first time we met, and I cherish that I have so many memories with her. I’m looking forward to our future together and what it will bring.