Photo Expressions Photography is a Lethbridge-based downtown Studio creating fun, vibrant, extraordinary images with emotions and real moments for clients to relive for years to come.



Let me introduce myself….

I am Melanie Cervo…owner, photographer, and videographer.

Before I go into the boring details of how my photography journey came to be, here are a few fun things about me.

I am a farm girl, I love the mountains, the ocean, a roaring thunderstorm, golf, traveling, kayaking, horses, the gym, and tattoos.
So in short these are also some of my favorite settings for photo shoots.

My Style is scenery based with vibrant colors and then when I add people I love real emotions. I use cues or fun games to bring this out in my clients. I shoot with studio lights outside, this allows me to use my camera to expose for the background and the light allows me to expose for the subjects.

I prefer to take photos, not make photos. What this means is I would rather create an image or idea than photoshop it. It’s about creating memories in the moments that I’m capturing them. A family photo session should leave you not only with beautiful photos but an amazing experience, some good laughs, and maybe a few tears.

I love and I mean really love what I do. I am a full-time photographer for Lethbridge and surrounding areas.
Although my Studio is in Lethbridge, I will travel anywhere in Alberta, BC,…well really who am I kidding I will travel anywhere period! I have done 3 destination weddings in Mexico and yes I’m looking to do more.

I Have over 20 years of experience, I started as a Journalist/photographer just after finishing my degree.
This career took me down the path of learning about people and loving to capture them, rather than words or stories I prefer a picture.

In 2010 Photo Expressions Photography was born! I began primarily photographing Weddings then moved into Families, Children, Newborns, Events, Real Estate, Maternity, Pets, Headshots, and business branding.
Weddings are my absolute favorite, especially in mountain settings like Waterton or Banff. Rain, snow mud it doesn’t matter I am always game to do whatever it takes to get the shot.

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 5-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 while working on this I received several best-in-class awards in 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


Photographer-taking a photo
Always behind the camera