About us

Let me introduce myself….

I am Melanie Cervo and I am the owner of Photo Expressions Photography.
My love for photography began at the age of five when I received a 110mm camera as a Christmas gift. I snapped pictures of everything that I could, I’m almost certain I drove my mother crazy, the prints were always pictured after pictures of stuffies and our pets.

After high school I pursued a diploma in Journalism, I spent 4 years working as a Journalist/Photojournalist. My first job was with the Pincher Creek Echo as the sports reporter and editor. This career took me down the path of learning people and loving to capture them, rather than words or stories I prefer a picture, it really can place a person back to that moment.
I started my family and then a little later my professional photography journey as Photo Expressions in 2010. Three kids, later I took a brief hiatus to focus on my family. Once the fourth child started school I jumped right back into photography!

I spend as much time as I can taking courses and educating myself further, in conventions focusing on lighting, posing and the art of photography.

I am also a 2-year Accredited member of the Professional Photographers of Canada. This is achieved when 10 images in one category are considered well above standard, there are 3 judges who view the selected images and decide one image at a time if they are a cut above. It took me several tries and slowly I earned my first Accreditation.

I have since also achieved my Craftsman of photography Designation. I have also earned several best-in-class awards Alberta and Canada-wide.

I strive every day to grow as a photographer, I’m open-minded and always up for any challenge or idea a client may have. I absolutely love every moment of what I do. As a career, a hobby, and passion and I am forever trying to perfect my skills.

I believe that great creativity often is the result of exploration, being open-minded and always being willing to take the opportunity to learn. I value working closely with my clients and getting to know the people I am photographing.


Behind the Scenes

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Photo Expressions Photography at the help Portrait in lethbridge
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My face always behind the camera