Michelle Cervo- Family and Newborn Photographer » Mission, Abbotsford, Fraser Valley portrait photographer, specializing in authentic family and newborn photography

Alright.. I’ve taken a big long breath and realized that the madness has ended…  The craziness of this amazing wedding/portrait season sunk in on during the drive back to Portland on Sunday. I looked over at that handsome husband of mine and said “holy.. that’s it.. for a while.. like a few months… CRAZY”. Crazy is the only adjective I could think of  to describe this year, crazy fun, crazy stressful, crazy awesome clients (I think I need to take English 9 again so I can use some more appropriate adjectives).

Anyway, enough of my blabbing on. I know you all want to see what’s coming next on the blog.

And a few mini sessions to boot!!


What the heck am I going to do with my time? What do you do when you don’t have to drive 12 hours to work every week or two? Who am I kidding.. I’ll figure something out. Maybe joining a nudist colony because none of my clothes fit.. Or more likely, catching up with my blogging!!!

******Side note, please send some positive thoughts, prayers, healing energy to my dear friend Matt who is in the hospital right now********

xoxo Michelle


Oh man, sometimes making decisions is hard!! This has been on my mind for a long time, trying to decide where I want my business, my life, my relationships to go.

After many, many months of deliberation, narrowing down what I love the most, and trying to picture our life as a family, I’ve decided to:


Focus primarily on family portrait shoots!

Reason #1

Although I love weddings, and have been so lucky to have worked with some of the most amazing amazing couples, I will no longer be booking weddings. My goal is to expand my business into a family portrait only, and I’ve been working hard to get the ball rolling in that direction for a while now. I have a vision, and if you know me, there really isn’t much that can stand in my way when I get an idea in my head. I’m a bit stubborn that way.

Reason #2

I’m going to be a mom.. holy crap.. an actual mom..

With a new baby on the horizon (can I just note, the cutest baby in the world is due feb.6 2012) I can’t imagine driving back and forth from Portland to B.C as much as I did this summer. I spent 168 hours in the car, back and forth from Portland to B.C this year so far.


Reason #3

After a short yet ridiculously awful flu last January (that almost made me miss one of my weddings) I got a little scared. The fear of letting someone down on their wedding day is absolutely horrid. I couldn’t live with myself knowing that I had let someone down on one of the most important days of their life.  What would happen if I got sick, if our baby got sick, if my gear got stolen.. All of those things have been running through my mind ever since I started shooting weddings.

I think I can thank my mom for my “worry wartness”

Reason #4

I like kids.. We can relate to each other..

Short attention spans// Constant need to be fed//Constant need to be entertained//Frequent naps

you get the idea


Alright, so here’s the catch..

If you feel like your wedding is going to be the best party of the century//the most fun one photographer could ever have//the most laid back wedding known to man kind//

you can call me….

I’ve been known to take bribes.. Chocolate, Massages, Expensive pieces of art ;).. you know, the good stuff

I want to thank everyone in advance for understanding!!

And because every post is better with a photo, here is one of my growing belly!

  • October 19, 2011 - 2:58 am

    Jennifer Williams - Congratulations! I haven’t looked back since taking boudoir full time. You will be so happy!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2011 - 3:00 am

    lyndsay london - So much goodness to come, Michelle! To specialize is a beautiful thing. Congrats on all the big and amazing changes in your life :). <3 <3 <3ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2011 - 3:01 am

    Tanis - YOU are awesome. No matter what you do, you will succeed… succeed SO SO WELL! Way to go, Michelle, on making a decision and going with it! And, I totally agree, you’ll have the cutest baby ever!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2011 - 3:05 am

    s h e r r y - 🙂 Congrats on this change! Wow, 168 hours- that’s INSANE! That’s like 7 full days. Haha. ALSO, congrats on your pregnancy! EE! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2011 - 3:22 am

    Janelle Cheney - Michelle, I am so excited for you, babies are wonderful! I’m glad Steve brought you along for our wedding and we get to benefit from your mad skills and talent!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2011 - 3:14 pm

    Justine Russo - Congrats on specializing Michelle!!! I am so excited for you! And can’t wait to see pictures of your gorgeous gorgeous baby! 🙂 Being a mom is the BEST thing EVER! Good for you for being brave enough to specialize!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2011 - 10:26 pm

    Michelle Smid - Michelle, you rock. And boy am I glad I’m married already. 😉 And so glad that you capture my baby,and my husband so well!Can’t wait to see the pics!ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2011 - 1:00 am

    Carol Lepine - What is this blaming your mom for worry-wartness?? I resemble that remark.ReplyCancel

  • November 21, 2011 - 6:54 am

    Kacey - beautiful photo michelle!ReplyCancel

well folks, after much demand I am going to be offering MINI SESSIONS!

So what the heck is the deal with these MINI SESSIONS? Here’s the scoop:


a 30 minute session

15-20 images in an online gallery **

5 digital images***


a day for those who haven’t been able to book a family session, or don’t quite need a full photography session


sunday October 23rd 2011



Fort Langley Area (final location to be announced)





9 – available – booked

9:45- available

10:30- available

11:15- available booked

12- available booked

12:45- available

1:30- available – booked

2:15- available -booked

3- available – booked

TO BOOK PLEASE EMAIL ME  AT mcervophotography@gmail.com


* note, this will be the last time to book a session before the new year. If you would like Christmas Cards, Gifts etc. this is the time to book*

** Available online to order for 7 days**

*** Photographers choice of edited images with print release***

**** Fee due at time of booking****

Are you on FACEBOOKTWITTER, or YOUTUBE? If you aren’t you should be and if you are, LETS BE FRIENDS!!


  • October 6, 2011 - 6:33 pm

    Carla Danielsson - Hi Michelle
    Anders, Chloe the Dog and I would like the 9 am session.ReplyCancel

Oh my gosh.. How I’ve survived the crazy month of August, and now the crazy first two weeks of September I have no idea..

Well, actually.. I do

I have such amazing clients to who energize me, give me inspiration, and make me laugh!

So here’s a little preview of what’s to come in on the blog..

Andrew and Ashley’s gorgeous backyard wedding

Liza and Glen’s Portland Wedding

These two little cuties..

And then these two..

Rachael and Greg’s Harrison Hot Springs Wedding

These three beautiful sisters and their kids.. and husbands (who are kinda like kids right?)

And three more family sessions to come this week!!!

Oh, and to add to all the craziness and fun

We found out we’re having a…..

So let the shopping begin!

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Sam is a very talented yoga instructor and Doula, check out her blog HERE.

We have a ton of mutual friends, both love yoga and music festivals, but have never really had a chance to hang out . Finally the stars alined, and we had a chance to hang out, enjoy the evening sun, and take some photos (we have to make this a regular occurrence Sam)!


Mr. Ball.. You’re crazy. I love it!

Sam’s Grandmother had a beautiful family ring, which was lost after she passed away. So Sam got this beautiful tattoo, and then they found the ring!!

I love stories like that!


Charlie came along for some pictures! It’s so fun when families bring their dogs, it adds an extra special something to the images.

They were honestly hilarious!

Sam is teaching pre-natal yoga at Unison Yoga in Mission, be sure to check it out!!

You guys were awesome!! It was such a fun evening!!

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