Why taking pictures with loved ones is important? Recently my family went through a loss. My great grandma passed away at age of 97. As I wanted to make her a tribute I realized that I don't have any photos with her. None. I cried. Why did I never take a picture with her? I love taking pictures and creating memories for others but never for myself. My excuse is either I don't look good without makeup or I'm fat. Sounds familiar? The other day we went for a walk and I noticed this gorgeous light. I told my husband to snap a quick photo of me and Liam because I don't have many pictures with him. My hair was greasy and I had no makeup. This is just a phone photo but I love it so much. Take pictures with the people that matter to you the most. You don't know when will be the last time you will see them. You don't have to look perfect to create memories with loved ones. Just take that photo!
This summer is going to look a bit different this year. Since most of my weddings are postponed to next year I'll have more dates open for family, maternity, anniversary, engagement, branding sessions, you name it. I'll be also announcing summer minis this week so stay tuned for that. I'm looking forward to be able to shoot soon and help you capture beautiful images of you and your family! DM me if you would like to book your session with me! 💛
Capture your unforgettable 2020 How would you like to remember this year? What story are you going to tell to your kids one day? ✨ I really like this quote: 𝑳𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒂 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕'𝒔 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒑𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔. 𝑫𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒑 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒅𝒐𝒏'𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒕! 📷 My husband Michael and I put together a sweet family bundle that has VIDEO + PHOTO. We want to help you capture and tell your story. Your unforgettable 2020. 🗓️ If this sounds like something you would want to do or have, DM me to book your session with us.
Happy 1st anniversary Ashley & Steven! Photographer: @melaniecerveniphotography Videographer: @overtheoceanfilms Coordinator: @beverlymae Florist: @thiessenflowers Lighting/DJ: @djpjproductions Violinist: @tinopopviolin Graphic Designer: @designs_of_perfection Decorator: @elegancebydesigninc Hair: @mehair53 Rings: @goldstarjeweller Make-up: @jaynichana.beauty
𝑮𝒐𝒅 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝑯𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒆. 📖 When Gianna inquired for their family session with me she mentioned that they just moved from Toronto to Windsor area, and as we continued chatting I found out that they started to attend my church. After the session we connected and became friends. God sends people to our lives for a reason. He loves us unconditionally so He is blessing us with good friends. I love 𝑷𝑬𝑶𝑷𝑳𝑬, because we are all God's children, wonderfully made in His own image. My heart breaks to see what's going on right now, but we can do better. I will never know nor understand, but I stand.
𝑯𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒕? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This question got me thinking a lot about my life and my purpose. I read somewhere that the person you will be in 5 years it's based on the books you read and the people you hang around with today. It also aplies to everything else with the person you will be in the future, it's based on everything you do TODAY. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is so powerful. Lately I've been listening a lot motivational speakers such as @tonyrobbins and he said that we can't control events but we can choose: 1. 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒐𝒄𝒖𝒔 𝒐𝒏 2. 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏 3. 𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒐 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These 3 decisions control our life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If we want a new life and if we want a new experience we've got to make new choices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All the information you take in positive or negative will affect your future. Whatever you focus on, you are going to see everywhere. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I started to focus on positive and now I see good and new opportunities everywhere. I'm surrounding myself with and listening to those who are where I would like to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I came to this world to experience life, to try new things, to make a difference. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm looking forward to this new journey called 𝑳𝑰𝑭𝑬 𝑰 𝑨𝑳𝑾𝑨𝒀𝑺 𝑫𝑹𝑬𝑨𝑴𝑬𝑫 𝑶𝑭!!!
We are super nervous in front of the camera. 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hear this a lot and I get it. I prefer taking pictures than being in front of the camera as well. I'm here to guide you every step of the way. To me it's important that you trust me with my vision and creativity. ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As every creative or photographer I have my own signature style and I hope when you decide to work with me you will let me tell your story through my eyes. 😍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Before your engagement session with me I'll send you my Style Guide with all the tips how to prepare for the session. 📖⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here are some of my favourite tips: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1️⃣ Get to know your photographer, become friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2️⃣ When choosing a location think outside the box. Brainstorm unique locations that you may have special access to that most people don't. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3️⃣ Style your session. Bring a little extra something with you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4️⃣ Have 2-3 different wardrobe choices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5️⃣ Coordinate the looks. You should each aim to wear a different dominant colour but stay within a similar colour pallette family. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6️⃣ Go pro: hair and makeup. It looks amazing and removes the stress of getting ready on your own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7️⃣ Skip the spray tan. It tends to photograph orange even when it's applied by a professional. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8️⃣ Have your nails done. It's all in the details. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let me know if you find this helpful.
I haven't held my camera in months. It has only been three months since the last time I shot a wedding, but at the same time it feels like forever ago. I'm also excited to share that we are finally allowed to take on sessions. If you are interested in a family, maternity, anniversary, engagement or any session with me let me know and I can't wait to have you in front of my camera. I can't wait to hold my baby again and create some magic! ✨ . . . 📷 @vickibartelphotographer
Today should have been Susie & Jeff's wedding day! My wedding season was supposed to start off today. They live in Ottawa and when I talked to Susie about booking their engagement session they decided to do it after Christmas because they would be coming to Windsor to visit the family. They have a little baby boy, so we talked just a few days before the session and we were trying to work around his sleeping schedule. It was a chilly but sunny day. I arrived to the location and I was waiting and waiting for like 30min for them. I finally gave her a call to see if they are okay. They completely forgot about what time we decided to meet. We laughed so hard and met later that afternoon. They are such an awesome couple so show them some love today by commenting with 💛. . . . . . . . . #windsorweddingphotographer #melaniecerveniphotography #yqgengagement #windsorbride #covid19 #windsorphotographer #gettingmarried #weddingwire #shootandshare #shesaidyes #yqgweddingplanning #windsorbride #engaged #engagementring #engagementphotographer #windsorengagementphotographer #chathamkentphotographer #londonphotographer #eloraweddingphotographer #hamiltonweddingphotographer #postponedwedding