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

I cannot believe this sweet boy is already one, it’s amazing how fast the first year goes…. Or any year in that matter. I was lucky enough to document his birth story, his newborn images, and be part of his daily life.

When dad Pav contacted me about a one year lifestyle session, I was all over it! They had just renovated a beautiful home in Hatzic, with absolutely amazing natural light streaming through the windows. I said yes, but what Pav didn’t know, was that I had been dreaming of this shoot in their home for months.

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And just for fun, a little before and after. The first shot was taken at the Abbotsford hospital, when Kruze was just one day old. And the second, exactly one year later.

One year pictures, birth, birthday

If you’d interested in booking a lifestyle session, please contact me. It is such a stress free way to document your life, and daily routine.





“Hello Michelle, I have some news for you. The second biopsy has come back, and has confirmed malignancy”


So many things ran through my mind while the doctor called me to tell the news, and none of them were death, recovery rate, or reoccurrence.

Maddie said she needed more cream cheese on her bagel,  is that her knocking and crying at the door?

Is Sadie sitting on the counter? Or up on the table again?

Was Brian over cooking dinner?

“I have sent your results to the surgeon, and he will be setting up a surgery date and discussing treatment”

I really have a lot of emails to send out, and edits to complete.

Just tell me the surgery date, and I can get planning.

Oh shit, we just put an offer on a house.

I really wish I would have opted in to that critical illness insurance.

I wonder if they can make me hyperthyroid so I can eat pizza and not get fat, and have lots of energy.

“It’s one of the ‘best’ kind of cancer”

At least I get this Cancer business over early in life, so I can forget all about it, and go travel the world with Brian when the kids grow up.

I better not have to do freaking radiation.

I’d really like get a Costco membership, that propane fire pit has been calling my name.

My family is going to be so sad.

“Are you OK”


Life has surprisingly kept on going on as usual. The craziness of having young children, growing business, and commitments has been the greatest way to keep me busy, and forget the reality of cancer. My surgery date is set for March 29th, and we welcome all the positive healthy vibes and thoughts you can send this way. The prognosis is amazing, and I’m feeling very positive and hopeful. Looking forward to ringing in my 29th birthday Cancer Free .

I will be taking 2.5-3 weeks of work for recovery (March 29th-April 16th ish), and then things will be back to go as normal! I will still be answering emails, and edits while recovering. And looking forward to capturing wonderful families over the spring and summer months!

In the meantime, I’ll be snuggling these two crazies <3




  • March 15, 2016 - 12:00 am

    Pam Olund - Michelle I will be sending you positive energy and healing thoughts. If you need anything please actually call. XoReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 12:04 am

    Carlee Perugini - Wishing you all the best, you strong mama you! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 12:27 am

    Santana Brown - Wow!!! Michelle, stay strong and keep on keepen on. Your amazing!!! <3ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 12:42 am

    Fiona Livingstone - Sending you positive vibes and wishing you a speedy recovery! XxReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 12:59 am

    Alina Renert - You’re amazing and stronger than any cancer. Your positive attitude is everything already. Sending you healthy and positive recovery vibes!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 1:04 am

    Terry Gonzalez - You touched my heart with your words. I am going through the same thoughts right now. The thoughts are hard to say, but you feel them. Just get well Michelle and keep us all posted. Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 2:47 am

    Laura Quarin - I love your positivity and bravery, lady! You got this! All kinds of positive vibes going in your direction!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 3:17 am

    Amanda Rogers - Beautifully written Michelle – thank you for sharing. Sending healing and loving vibes to you and your family – go rock this!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 3:23 am

    Mariana Mousouliotis - Michelle, you have such crazy strong energy. Believe in your power and harvest that healing energy. Lots of love to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 3:27 am

    Kimberley Teixeira - Michelle. You are amazing and so strong. I am sending you all the positive vibes I’ve got.ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 3:49 am

    Tania Bradley - Oh man Michelle you are one tough cookie…my positive thoughts are with you and your family ! Please don’t hesitate to ask for helpReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 7:31 am

    Laura George - Sending you all my love you are beautiful, brilliant and inspiring, you will beat this xReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 2:58 pm

    Tasha Desrochers - If anyone can overcome something like this, it’s you Michelle. All the positive vibes headed your way. XoxReplyCancel

  • March 16, 2016 - 7:13 am

    Tanya Stiles Cucek - Hangin there Michelle, my thoughts and prayers are with you.ReplyCancel

  • March 30, 2016 - 4:13 pm

    Fran Chelico - Michelle … I had no idea 🙁 speedy recovery! keeping you in my thoughts! big hugs girl!ReplyCancel

I’ve known Corey since elementary school, and it was such a nice surprise to hear from him, and find out that they’re expecting a girl! Corey and Sharman are such a sweet couple, and it was such a pleasure photographing Sharman’s adorable 37 week belly.

Happy birthing energy to you Sharman, I can’t wait to meet your adorable baby girl for our studio newborn session!

xoxo Michelle

  • October 27, 2015 - 6:30 pm

    Melanie Parrett-Dalgleish - Beautiful pictures:)ReplyCancel

I absolutely love this family, they’re so kind and great with our kids. Every time we hang out, it’s like the best built babysitting/cousin fun day ever.

This time though, it was a hangout without my kids, for a gorgeous family photography session. We headed to one of my favourite locations in Abbotsford B.C. Kathy wanted to have more artistic images, to print as large canvases throughout their home.  I love hearing requests like that, because it let’s my creativity start flowing <3


Until next time!
xoxo Michelle

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