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Nik + Dana {and their life’s masterpieces} Open this post

Nov 22
2009

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Nik + Dana {and their life’s masterpieces}

We finally had the opportunity to meet this dynamic duo — the husband-and-wife team of Fiorito Foto & Design — at the Wedding Show earlier this month.  As artists, it’s always a little unnerving checking out the competition… but it certainly keeps our fragile egos in check.  Nik + Dana are about as genuine and [...]

We finally had the opportunity to meet this dynamic duo — the husband-and-wife team of Fiorito Foto & Design — at the Wedding Show earlier this month.  As artists, it’s always a little unnerving checking out the competition… but it certainly keeps our fragile egos in check.  Nik + Dana are about as genuine and personable as it gets; not to mention we’ve been admiring their work for the past year.

So when they asked if we’d be up for a family photo shoot with an *urban* flair, we were simultaneously honoured and humbled. Thankfully today’s weather cooperated (seriously…. it could have been -20!!), affording us the chance to be versatile and flexible in our locations.  Their three young sons were so well-behaved and such troopers.

We can’t wait for the Fiorito’s to capture our crazy family!  Nik + Dana, thank you for putting your confidence in us.  We hope this sneak peak does justice to the love that clearly exudes from your family dynamic.

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Dana: Sam and Alvis, these are beautiful! Your words are too kind. We had an absolute fabulous time today and LOVE the results. We're so looking forward to shooting you and yours soon! Dana 11.23.2009

Katherine: you captured this family perfectly! awesome shots...keep up the good work! 11.23.2009

Beth (20 Birds): I saw these photos and said about time someone did photos of them, and next i said.... thats them! you "got" them, "caught" them, this is them ... the three boys against the wall? fabulous,,, i love those boys 11.23.2009

Jordan: I've tried taking some shots at that old train before...yours look WAY better. 11.28.2009

Ruben: .... good info!!... 07.28.2014

Byron: .... thanks.... 11.17.2014

arnold: .... good info!!... 11.17.2014

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Michelle + Jordan // Take Two Open this post

Nov 14
2009

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Michelle + Jordan // Take Two

Hello world!  Happy Saturday….. So how WAS everyone’s Friday the 13th???  Hmmm.  Ours was a delight.  And it spilled over to today; with the proverbial cherry being the RBC ATM that ate my bank card.  Good times.  !!  But seriously, from where we sit, we’re pretty blessed. Although the pace of life can get frenetic [...]

Hello world!  Happy Saturday….. So how WAS everyone’s Friday the 13th???  Hmmm.  Ours was a delight.  And it spilled over to today; with the proverbial cherry being the RBC ATM that ate my bank card.  Good times.  !!  But seriously, from where we sit, we’re pretty blessed. Although the pace of life can get frenetic at times, we wouldn’t change a thing (not even the high-altitude-seeming berg of laundry that just never gets smaller).  And not even the carpet, which was once a lovely shade of oatmeal, and is now boasting its true colours of aubergine and pink thanks to Saffron finding my make-up.  Guess they don’t call her Saffster the Disaster for nothing!

But I digress.  The reason for this post is to harken back one week ago, to the gloriously warm November afternoon that was Michelle + Jordan’s wedding.  We promised to post some more pics for them and so here we are.  They are such an expressive and genuine couple and we think that radiates through in their imagery.  These pictures narrate the anticipation built up prior to and during Michelle’s unveiling to Jordan.  Enjoy.

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Michelle: WOW! We drove by the church today and said.. "Can't wait to see some photos" What a wonderful job.. we're looking forward to getting our Bliss package! 11.15.2009

jodie: They are beautiful pictures Michelle and Jordan. Love them! 11.15.2009

Sarah Zinkie: Hey Jordan and Michelle! Your pictures are beautiful. You make such a great couple. 11.22.2009

Thomas: .... good!!... 07.28.2014

Todd: .... ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!... 11.17.2014

salvador: .... áëàãîäàðåí!... 11.17.2014

max: .... thanks!!... 11.19.2014

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Booking Promo FEVER!!! Open this post

Nov 09
2009

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Booking Promo FEVER!!!

In the unfortunate event you were hiding under a rock; kidnapped and held for ransom; getting an early start on your Christmas shopping (we’re told there are very few wii’s left!); or down and out with H1N1 (oy, that would have been rough); AND you missed yesterday’s Wedding Wishes Show, we thought it’d only be [...]

In the unfortunate event you were hiding under a rock; kidnapped and held for ransom; getting an early start on your Christmas shopping (we’re told there are very few wii’s left!); or down and out with H1N1 (oy, that would have been rough); AND you missed yesterday’s Wedding Wishes Show, we thought it’d only be prudent to trumpet our exclusive promo… which YOU can take advantage of by booking with Bliss prior to December 31, 2009.  How’s that for the world’s longest, most grammatically-incorrect sentence?  

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18 degrees // love is definitely in the air {Michelle + Jordan} Open this post

Nov 08
2009

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18 degrees // love is definitely in the air {Michelle + Jordan}

Top of the morning to you, folks.  It’s late (or depending on how you see it, early)….. and we’re burning the candle prepping for today’s big Wedding Show.  But admittedly, we’re still on a high from yesterday.  Seriously.  18 degrees ABOVE zero in November… as if!!!  A perfect day for Michelle + Jordan’s nuptials.   This [...]

Top of the morning to you, folks.  It’s late (or depending on how you see it, early)….. and we’re burning the candle prepping for today’s big Wedding Show.  But admittedly, we’re still on a high from yesterday.  Seriously.  18 degrees ABOVE zero in November… as if!!!  A perfect day for Michelle + Jordan’s nuptials.  

This is one hip, savvy and fun couple!  We first met Michelle + Jordan at the Spring 2009 Wedding Show where we learned about their plans for an intimate late Autumn wedding with close friends and family.  Seems like just yesterday we were chatting about the pros and cons of front-loading the photo session {prior to the ceremony, yes, that’s right}.  Fast forward a few months and today dawned about as beautiful as any bride could order up.  It was as if on cue.  But I digress.

Our approach for imagery with M + J was to try and stir their emotions on a few levels… {This is at the heart of the Bliss “M. O.”, as we desperately try to avoid images that might be “cool” but are flat and created for the sake of being created.  We want every couple’s photographic documentation to have a deeper, authentic meaning.}  So, all this to say that we incorporated a few ideas our industry peers have had success with; ideas that have in turn inspired us to take action.  

The first “strategy” was to build up the anticipation for their first glimpse of each other.  Given that their photo session was a full three hours prior to the ceremony, this was accomplished by blindfolding Jordan with ueber insistence that he “not peak”. Ultimately the big reveal resulted in a very sweet, poignant moment captured by the camera.  As though that were not enough drama, the second strategy involved them pulling out the iPod to listen to “their Johnny Cash song” at the same time.  It moved Michelle to tears and of course this was also captured. 

Their beautiful ceremony and reception were held at the White Fox Inn and it’s quite possible, at the time of writing this post, that they might still be there with their best pals whooping it up on the dance floor.  This was a crowd that new how to have fun!  

Thank you for the honour of documenting your wedding guys.  Today was an absolute blast.  Following a deep slumber on Monday we promise to post some more images.  For now, here is a wee teaser of some favourites. Congratulations, Michelle + Jordan!

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Michelle: WOW!!! I can't believe you got these up so fast. I don't even know how to say how AWESOME Alvis is. You were professional but uber fun! I do believe we were still dancing the night away when you posted these. THANK YOU! I do look forward to seeing more shots.. i bet there are some good ones of the "I like big butts" dance off! 11.08.2009

Jen McFarland: Looks like the perfect day you guys! Congratulations! I love the one with the boots :) 11.08.2009

Tabatha Kennepohl: Love the pictures of Jordan and Michelle! So glad the weather was BEAUTIFUL... Love those boots Michelle! 11.08.2009

admin: Thanks, Michelle! I'm betting there are some stellar pics of the dance off. For SURE. Stay tuned.... was a crazy busy wonderful weekend but the highlight was most definitely your wedding. You guys were troopers; rubber boots and all. 11.08.2009

Erin: What incredible shots! I am so happy for you both and inspired by the happiness that you two clearly share. Amazing! 11.10.2009

Don: .... áëàãîäàðþ.... 07.31.2014

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So much news we can’t stand it.  Ack! Open this post

Nov 02
2009

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So much news we can’t stand it. Ack!

News #1 — WE’RE WEDDING SHOW BOUND! Bliss Pictures is excited to connect with you at the upcoming Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Wedding Wishes Show, next Sunday, November 8th at the Valhalla Ballroom starting at 11:30.  Drop by the booth to size us up, view our work, and let us in on all your planning [...]

News #1 — WE’RE WEDDING SHOW BOUND!

Bliss Pictures is excited to connect with you at the upcoming Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Wedding Wishes Show, next Sunday, November 8th at the Valhalla Ballroom starting at 11:30.  Drop by the booth to size us up, view our work, and let us in on all your planning glory!  This year we’ve been asked to contribute to the Grand Prize and are eager to meet the lucky couple who will enjoy one of our deluxe imagery packages.  

News #2 — WE’RE RENNOVATING!

Our portfolio site is down for some deliberate refreshing and rennovations (www.blisspictures.ca).  On November 8th 2009 we’ll be going live with our new galleries and packages.  We are stoked; stoked I tell you!  Thank you to all of our wonderful clients for allowing us the honour of using your images to showcase our work.  

News #3 — WE’RE REFINING!

Bliss has had some growing up to do over the past few months.  We are, after all, but 5 years young; still figuring out what works for our clients and doesn’t; and what works for us, and doesn’t. Thanks to the fine folks at eleven-seventeen.com and no small amount of reflecting on who we are; we’re about to unveil a more distinct and accurate representation of the Bliss Pictures experience.  

News #4 — WE’RE HIRING!

Bliss Pictures is looking for some part-time assistance; both on the administrative side and in editing cinema.  If you know of anyone eager to contribute their creativity and organization, drop us a line and we’ll flesh out the details.  

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Jennifer + Antonio {we owe them big time} Open this post

Nov 01
2009

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Jennifer + Antonio {we owe them big time}

Sometimes there just are no words.  Yup; nada.  Zilch.  Nient. Sometimes the imagery speaks for itself … narrating a love story without words. And sometimes, we meet people whose gratitude and appreciation for what we do takes away… all our words. Thank you, Jenn + Antonio. For your patience.  For your kindness. For your genuine spirit.  Please [...]

Sometimes there just are no words.  Yup; nada.  Zilch.  Nient. Sometimes the imagery speaks for itself … narrating a love story without words. And sometimes, we meet people whose gratitude and appreciation for what we do takes away… all our words. Thank you, Jenn + Antonio. For your patience.  For your kindness. For your genuine spirit.  Please enjoy this sneak peek of your October 3rd wedding.  We didn’t meant to keep you waiting this long!

 

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