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She’s a big part of my daily inspiration. {Saffron Belle Plavins} Open this post

Aug 20
2011

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She’s a big part of my daily inspiration. {Saffron Belle Plavins}

She’s only three but she’s indeed my little muse. Yuppers. Saffron Belle. a.k.a. *Saffy*. And in case you were wondering, our eldest daughter Piper was in a real princess phase at the time of her wee sister’s arrival… she had the honourable task of coming up with the middle name. We think it is possibly [...]

She’s only three but she’s indeed my little muse. Yuppers. Saffron Belle. a.k.a. *Saffy*. And in case you were wondering, our eldest daughter Piper was in a real princess phase at the time of her wee sister’s arrival… she had the honourable task of coming up with the middle name. We think it is possibly fitting since Saffy also happens to be so cute {guilty as charged: totally biased parents!}

We’ve been away for a few weeks taking some time out of the frenetic wedding schedule to create precious family memories. Actually, it was a last minute wedding cancellation that enabled us to log over 5,000 km in the family car… travelling down to Chicago, through Ohio, up to Niagara, Toronto, Sudbury and back. While the primary purpose of our trip was to bask in the glory of our two little monkies {who, by the way, never ever fight lol}, we also had the honour of shooting several of our client couples who live down south. And while we look forward to posting some really unique work from our clients, this blog is reserved exclusively for those who want their own little dose of inspiration by way of some extremely cute kid pics.

Since we rarely post anything personal on here, a few tidbits about Saffy. And truly, to know her is to love her.

loving. worships her big sister Piper. couldn’t say Piper so calls her Po-Po. obsessed with the Cars movie franchise. obsessed with how things work. a little bit cross-eyed. favourite funny face automatically includes growling sounds. only fruit + veggies in her palette are peas, carrots, apples, strawberries. loves pizza. likes to feel the wind her in face. loves her grampa. loves doggies. wants a doggie. has to do everything by herself. cannot pronounce her “l” sound. as result, her fave colours blue + black come out sounding like b-yew and b-yack. going through what we call her “Stewart phase” {the dude from Mad TV who constantly shows off with a “look what I can do!”}. can sing nearly any song on key. has a pink blankey she calls *Buddy*. wants to be a helicopter when she grows up {that’s right… the actual flying machine, not the pilot}. loves to say “I wuv you”.

Saffy, we wuv you too. This post is dedicated to you, our second little peanut. It’s about time you had a moment in the sun and these pictures capture literally such a beautiful moment of you in the sun on our way home from the Great Road Trip 2011. Circa Agawa Bay, Lake Superior.

p.s. she's not crying here. she's growling like a tiger. yup.

julian: .... ñïñ çà èíôó!!... 07.31.2014

felix: .... спс.... 08.22.2014

gene: .... hello!!... 08.22.2014

Ronald: .... thanks.... 08.22.2014

jon: .... hello!!... 08.23.2014

leslie: .... tnx for info.... 08.24.2014

Jimmie: .... thank you!!... 08.26.2014

Ryan: .... ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!... 11.17.2014

Bill: .... áëàãîäàðñòâóþ!!... 11.18.2014

vincent: .... ñïàñèáî.... 11.19.2014

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Rockin’. Rollin’. Jammin’. Picture Takin’. {Coulson Family Photo Session} Open this post

Aug 03
2011

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Rockin’. Rollin’. Jammin’. Picture Takin’. {Coulson Family Photo Session}

Who doesn’t love a repeat customer?! Our dear friends and clients {Ben + Cynthia} were recently back in the Bay for some R+R with family. Now for those who know them well, it will come as no surprise that R+R in their world = some serious rock and roll. So in keeping with the prevalent [...]

Who doesn’t love a repeat customer?! Our dear friends and clients {Ben + Cynthia} were recently back in the Bay for some R+R with family. Now for those who know them well, it will come as no surprise that R+R in their world = some serious rock and roll. So in keeping with the prevalent theme music takes in their lives, we opted for a family photo shoot with some pizazz. Yeah, a little bit o’ attitude. By the time we were done, I was having flash forwards of several show business careers!!

Before getting to their sneak peek, I’ll fill you in on this razzle dazzle fam. At the helm are the hip and suave Benjamin {a.k.a. *Daddy*} and the funky fashionista Cynthia {a.k.a. *Mommy*}. Ben is an environmental engineer in the Toronto area while  Cynthia is a freelance writer and has one of the niftiest mommy blogs currently online {www.crumbsintheminivan.com}. Their beautiful brood is made up of Suvi (aged 9), Max (aged 5) and Finnegan (aged 3). For confidentiality reasons we are keeping mom and dad’s ages a tightly guarded secret lol.

This is a family that loves all things musical and creative. When the weekend rolls around you might find them attending regional music fests and/or regularly jamming in their home. In fact, the word on the street is all members of this clan can rock the air guitar! Another trademark of theirs is ensuring all gatherings/occasions come equipped with a distinct theme. Most recently they hosted a *rockabilly party* for other families in their neighbourhood. Dressing up and just being goofballs also comes with the territory!

And so without any further ado I give you Ben, Cynthia, Suvi, Max and little Finnegan. The latter of whom can do one mean Pee Wee Herman impression. Go team, Coulson! With much love and thanks for your continued support of our own insane family and of course, of this boutique little biz we call *Bliss*. xo –Alvis + Sam

CynthiaK: What a fun experience and a great way to add some character to this year's family portraits! Thanks, Alvis, for taking us on and for bringing out our rock & roll attitude and our silliness. We love! 08.04.2011

rick: .... ñïñ!... 07.31.2014

Timothy: .... thanks for information!!... 08.23.2014

mathew: .... thank you!... 08.23.2014

adam: .... good!!... 08.26.2014

max: .... thanks for information.... 11.14.2014

Angelo: .... ñïàñèáî!... 11.18.2014

Wade: .... ñïñ.... 11.20.2014

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Ten years of wedded bliss. {Amy + Chris} Open this post

Aug 02
2011

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Ten years of wedded bliss. {Amy + Chris}

Nothing reaffirms our belief in the institution of marriage more than seeing a happily married, over-the-moon-in-love couple after ten years of togetherness. And as far as we can tell, the couple that surfs together… well, they stay together! Shooting Amy + Chris for their 10-year anniversary was literally our pleasure. Amy has been one of our [...]

Nothing reaffirms our belief in the institution of marriage more than seeing a happily married, over-the-moon-in-love couple after ten years of togetherness. And as far as we can tell, the couple that surfs together… well, they stay together!

Shooting Amy + Chris for their 10-year anniversary was literally our pleasure. Amy has been one of our most vocal champions on Facebook… her own talent in photography and all things creative somehow lead her over to our site. After meeting her in person we concluded that she also happens to be the biggest sweetheart on the planet. This musically-inclined, crafty, mini *Martha* is a Red Seal (Journeyman) Carpenter who teaches “tech” at a local high school. She also holds an HBA in Music and can sing, play piano, guitar, bass and percussion. In fact there are so many layers to Amy that this little paragraph just won’t do her spirit the proper justice it deserves!

But what of her hubby? Who is this Chris dude that has stolen the heart of our blond beauty?

Chris is a Red Seal (Journeyman) Carpenter, and as of May 2011, also a bona fide Civil Engineering graduate from Lakehead. His life is beginning to take on new meaning and focus through this recent accomplishment. According to Amy, he is not only the hardest working human she knows, but he’s also likely the most clever. “Whatever he sets his mind to he achieves. Nothing will ever stand in his way.” In fact, along with four of his peers, this spring he recently won the National Steel Bridge Competition, competing against 47 other US universities, and 1 other Canadian University. To say Amy is a proud wife is the understatement of the year! In Chris’ spare time {we’re like…. “how could he possibly have any in between building bridges and winning prestigious contests?!”} he furthers his own self-taught musical skills {the dude can play guitar, bass and drums}. But what he lives for most {aside from the beautiful Amy} is SURFING. His fave surf partner? We’ll give you one guess.

Naturally a chance to photograph them in their element at a place that held sacred meaning was something we jumped at. This July we accompanied the pair to a beach just outside of Grand Marais, Minnesota where memories of Chris’ romantic proposal played out in Amy’s mind. On that day, they had packed a picnic and Chris surprised her with a re-written version of the song “Beautiful” that he played on his guitar and sang. Moments later he asked her to dig around the sand a bit and lo and behold… she finds the most beautiful buried treasure: her engagement ring. A quick summer wedding was pulled together in a matter of 6 weeks! Craziness!

And so to Amy + Chris, we wish you both a continuation of this beautiful life you’ve created for yourself. The love you have for each other inspires us and no doubt many others. We hope these pictures inspire you. –xo {Alvis + Sam}

Amy Kukkee: THANK YOU! AMAZING! (not at all surprised), cauz you guys ROCK! 08.02.2011

brett: .... thanks.... 07.28.2014

Alberto: .... thanks for information!!... 08.22.2014

marc: .... good info.... 08.23.2014

kent: .... спс за инфу!!... 08.23.2014

lee: .... thank you.... 08.23.2014

kenneth: .... сэнкс за инфу!!... 08.24.2014

Darrell: .... спс!!... 08.24.2014

Ronnie: .... спс за инфу!... 08.24.2014

Jaime: .... áëàãîäàðåí!... 11.16.2014

ross: .... ñïñ!... 11.18.2014

Guy: .... good!... 11.18.2014

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