Hi I'm Michelle, a portrait photographers based out of Mission BC Newborn- Family- Baby Photographer serving Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge, Langley, Chilliwack, and the Fraser Valley » Mission, Abbotsford, Fraser Valley portrait photographer, specializing in authentic family and newborn photography

Good morning Canada (picture me saying that in a radio announcer voice)

Today is a fabulous day. We ( I ) are preparing to  for a weekend away, camping down the Oregon Coast. The sun is shining, it is supposed to get up to 23 degrees today!!

Life is GOOD

I’m fighting off a bit of a cold this week, so I just woke up.. Who and I kidding, I hardly ever wake up before 10.. But that is beside the point. The point is, I did wake up, and when I did, I checked my email to find a lovely email from Rebecca from Weddings in BC informing me that one of my engagement sessions had be been featured in their inspiration room.

Brianna and Joel, who you may remember from this post

They are the absolute nicest couple, so genuine and kind, and fun.. The list could go on, but I don’t want to make Brianna blush.

Anyway, check it out

( you can click on the images, and it will take you straight to the Weddings in BC site)


Anyway my friends, I am off to buy some more camping gear, and then enjoy the sunshine.

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


** Disclaimer, this is a very long post…. Consider yourself warned!

Alex and Bryan had a beautiful brunch at Rowenas on the river. I love the location, in fact, I will be shooting another wedding there in August of this year, and recommend everyone planning a wedding to check it out. The wedding was very small, only close friends and family.  I loved the intimate setting, and both of their families were such a blast.

The fabulous Cheryl from C2 Makeup was on hand working her magic!

I don’t know why, but I love this picture

Such a beautiful bouquet!

Alex, you could be a model.. I’m serious.. Start building your portfolio you gorgeous woman!

Alex and Bryan decided to do a first look.. I LOVE first looks.. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.

I love first looks

They are so genuine and fun

Look at these two love birds.. So beautiful

Gorgeous girls

I LOVE this dog.. Seriously.. I’m thinking of holding your wedding photos hostage until you deliver Zeus to my doorstep..

Her ring is so unique.. I’m in love.

The beautiful brunch

And a little fun to end the post

Fun, Fun, Fun.. I love this couple


Thank you Bryan and Alex, it was such a pleasure being part of your day!

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  • May 18, 2011 - 6:53 pm

    fran chelico - Michelle … these are beautiful!! LOVE the processing 🙂 great jobReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2011 - 7:03 pm

    Ashley - Michelle! These are beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2011 - 7:23 pm

    Kacey - beautiful dress!! love the head piece!! and of course beautiful bride!!ReplyCancel

  • May 18, 2011 - 10:06 pm

    Michelle Smid - Um, love this! I love her engagement ring! And that dog… my dream dog. 🙂 Also, she totally could be a model! She’s got a quirky charm that is too cute. I think we could be friends.ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2011 - 2:48 am

    Sandra Hale - Michelle . . . these are absolutely stunning. Loved, loved, loved the photos from this shoot. Love you.SandraReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2011 - 5:05 am

    Jacqueline - Beautiful pictures, Michelle! And what a lovely looking wedding – looks like they have great style!! Love it. And you’re right – she is gorgeous!

    I’m curious – where is the location of the wedding meal? It looks gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2011 - 5:06 am

    Vanessa - you don’t need a reason to love a photo! 😉 Gorgeous pictures!ReplyCancel

  • May 19, 2011 - 5:33 am

    larissa - just amazing photos! Wow wow wow I love her dress.ReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2011 - 2:52 am

    lyndsay london - Lovely images Michelle!!!!! I love her flowers!ReplyCancel

Remember this family..

The family of three. Well, it is now a family of five !!

This is the third time that I’ve done photos with this beautiful family, and it has been amazing watching their family grow! They started their family with a beautiful girl Tianna but after a while Mike said things were a little too quiet around the house. Mike also said that he didn’t like odd numbers.

There you go. Too quiet, and no odd numbers.

A few years later off they went for an Ultrasound and found out they were having TWINS!!

A boy and a girl.. How perfect.. But still an odd number!

When I arrived to the shoot last week, and Brenda stepped out of the car, a noticed a little baby bump, but assumed it was because she just gave birth to twins! Nope, she looked at me and said “didn’t you hear.. We’re pregnant again”!

The twins are 6 months old, and Brenda is now 4 months pregnant! 3 kids in one year, nice work!!

Mikayla is just like Brenda, they are both so smiley!

Mathew is just like Mike, a little more quite, but warm at heart!

Can you imagine, such a big beautiful family! I love it!

What wrong Mike? Thinking about your old quiet life..

Motherly love!

Mike and Tianna have such a cute relationship! Such a perfect father daughter combo!

There you go Mike. You got your wish, say goodbye to that quiet time, and don’t worry, 6 isn’t an odd number!

And my personal favorite!

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Alisha and I went to high school together, but lost touch. I was so excited when she contacted me to do their wedding photos this July ( Canada Day !) at the beautiful Beach Club Resort in Parksville. We had such a fun afternoon, they are both so cute (and share my love for Apple products)!

Disclaimer, Alisha doesn’t think she is photogenic.. I couldn’t disagree more.

Alisha  –  YOU. ARE. GORGEOUS.

I loved the way Dave looked at Alisha, seriously so cute!

I made them sit on the ground, they only got a little bit wet.. I swear

Dave.. Looking studly!

Such a beautiful ring!

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  • May 14, 2011 - 10:55 pm

    Kaylee - Congratulations! Love the photos! Beautiful location and stunning couple 🙂
    (from an old friend)ReplyCancel


I am so stunned by the photos! I had tears looking at them! You are such an amazing photographer. I am so glad we had you as part of our day! I love them so much, and nobody could have ever come close! The photos are breath taking and gorgeous! Thank you does not even come close!

*hugs* They are truly amazing, but not as amazing as the person behind the camera!



Sometimes, days get a little brighter with just a few kind words.. Thank you Kaylee for making my raining morning, a little less gray!

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

  • May 14, 2011 - 1:49 am

    Kaylee - Michelle, I mean every word! You are truely amazing!ReplyCancel

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