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

My morning routine of drinking a delicious smoothie and checking my email was made a little sweeter after reading an email from Weddings in B.C. informing me that they featured Brittany and Pav’s engagement session in the Inspiration Room today!

It was one of my goals this year to have a feature on a wedding blog!! I can I hear a WOOHOO to accomplishing goals!

Check out

(you can click on these images and it will direct you right to WeddingsinBC.com)

Thank you to Weddings in BC. It is exciting, humbling, and fun to have been featured!

And more exciting news, Brittany and Pav have just set a date!


Congratulations you two! I love you both!!

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13 years. I has been 13 years since it HASN’T  rained on April 23rd. The odds were against us, but the sun was shining and the freckles on my pale cheeks started to peek their way out. Kaylee was a seriously gorgeous Bride, she seemed calm and relaxed, and enjoyed every minute of the wedding day.

I only heard her say ” I might puke….or pass out” twice!!!

Nico and Kaylee decided to do a “first look” which I always love. First looks give an opportunity  for the Bride and Groom to have an intimate moment before the wedding madness begins. It makes everyone so much more calm and relaxed ( you can expect a full blog post about ‘first looks’ the next week or two).

When I asked Kaylee to describe her wedding in three words she said Western, Romantic, and Classic and that is exactly what it was. I was amazed at the details they put into the Western theme!


If you haven’t already noticed, I love sneaking the happy couple out for some portraits during the reception. The light is usually so beautiful, and they always turn out to be some of my absolute favorite pictures.




Hair and Makeup – Stiletto Hair Salon

Floral- Mission Calla Lillies

Ceremony- New Life Church

Reception- Yarrow Community Hall


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  • May 9, 2011 - 11:23 pm

    Fiona - Absolutely stunning bride. Love the cowboy boots! Great job Michelle!ReplyCancel

I’m going to take a break from trying to convince Brian that I deserve a “going to be a mom in a couple of years” mothers day dinner, and thank my mom for being so awesome.

Momsie, Marmsie Poo, Snickerdoodle, Mom, Marmsipan, Caroyal

Thank you for:

Lazy tea drinking afternoons,, laughing until we cry, hugs when I was teary, and all the other amazing things you do.

You’re the best.. seriously.

Happy mothers day to my beautiful mother in law! We love you Elaine!!

And a happy mothers day to all my second momsies over the years!

Wendy ( Spendy ), Paula, Sue (Susie-Q), Marilyn, Jo-Ann


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Moving is always been a big change. Moving to a different country, not knowing anyone, with Brian in school all day everyday wasn’t easy at first. But now, thinking of all the amazing people we have met already, I would never change it!

We do girls night every Monday, and it is so much fun. We talk about husbands, kids (I’m the only one “kid less”) and, living with ginormous student debt while our husbands are at Chiropractic school. I met Brandy at girls night, and was excited to see she was expecting! We quickly planned the newborn shoot, and here it is!

Introducing Baby Addilyn


I love this one.  Ha, look at that crazy hair!

look at those cute little lips!

And her beautiful big sis, Lashae

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  • May 6, 2011 - 2:02 am

    jennifer grootendorst - hi!!
    your such an amazing photographer! I love looking at your photos,and i hope to get photos done by you some day! hopefully for my wedding one day. 🙂
    im in the same situation you where in, I just moved to nova scotia, and my boyfriend works long hours, and im pretty much the home maker at the moment, how did you meet people???

    keep doing what your doing cause you have an amazing natural talent!!!


    • May 8, 2011 - 4:54 pm

      michelle - Thank you so much Jen!! You are way too kind! It took a bit of getting used to, but I just put myself out there. I was really lucky because almost everyone from school is new to the area and because it is a grad school, most people are married. We are all looking to make new friends. We have a lot of “family/friend” dinner and pot lucks, card nights over at our place!
      I’m sure you will meet new people! I hear Nova Scotia is absolutely beautiful!
      All the best! Thanks for reading:)

  • May 7, 2011 - 11:34 am

    Lynz - awww! so stinkin cute 🙂ReplyCancel

Joëlle’s family has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. I went to Pre-School, Elementary, and High School with Joëlle’s sister Fiona. Their dad was my soccer coach, and English Teacher. Needless to say, we go way back! Joëlle, Rob, and Gabriel have been living in Winnipeg (I know, I’m cold just typing that word) and emailed me when they were planning a trip out to British Columbia to see if I was avaliable to do their family photos. I am always so flattered when people contact me from so far away. I know that in the midst of planning a family trip, things can be a little crazy, but I really appreciate being chosen to do your family photos!

We were all a bit concerned with the weather. It had been raining on and off all morning (big surprise) but we were able to sneak in the shoot before the rain really came down.

During family shoots, you really never know what you are going to get. Sometimes it takes a while for the children (and parents) to get used to the camera, and feel comfortable. But Gabriel was absolutely amazing!

Look at those perfect brown eyes!

Gabriel was such a little HAM!

I couldn’t choose between these two pictures. So adorable!

He knew when the camera was on him!

A little momma lovin’

Handsome men!

Thank you Piché Family for a great morning!

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  • May 5, 2011 - 9:39 am

    Fiona - Beautiful pictures! You really captured all of their personalities! Another job amazingly done Michelle!ReplyCancel

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