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    What does BEAUTI mean to you?

    beau-ty (n.pl.) Any of those attributes of form, sound, color, character, behavior, achievement, etc., which give pleasure and gratification to the senses or to the mind. Something excellent of its kind.

    BEAUTI is more than physical attractiveness. BEAUTI surrounds us in many forms.

    BEAUTI portrayed inside and out. BEAUTI at every age, in every stage of life. BEAUTI of this incredible world we live in. BEAUTI of emotions and feelings of the moment. BEAUTI that cannot be put into words.

    Discovering. Cherishing. Capturing.

    Thank you for checking out my blog, feel free to look around and add a comment or send me a note. Sharing life’s BEAUTIs from my perspective…enjoy! Jenelle

Vancouver Island | Spring Roadtrip

Even when the destination is 2200 kms away there is something that feels so great about getting in the car and starting the journey!  For us anyhow, I know not everyone enjoys a long roadtrip.  We love them!!  Especially driving thru the mountains, choosing roads we have never been on before, stopping to explore along the way, visiting relatives and friends and soaking in all the beautiful scenery.  We knew our general timeline but for the most part it was ‘where the wind blew us’.  We were glad we were spontaneous because it brought opportunities that we wouldn’t have had if our days were too scheduled ahead of time.  It was our style of adventure.  Come along for the highlights of our time on the westcoast and pretty places between here and there!

Vancouver Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal BC roadtrip BC ferries travel photography beautiful mountain scenery photo

We crossed over to Nanaimo then went to stay with friends at a beautiful property on Sproat Lake.  The mornings were amazingly peaceful!

Sproat Lake British Columbia travel photography BC roadtrip early morning lake reflection photo
Sproat Lake Port Alberni waterfall hike BC roadtrip travel photographer Vancouver Island scenery photo

We spent a day exploring Ucluelet and Tofino.  The locals said we were really lucky to get hot weather and the surfers didn’t even need booties that day.

Ucluelet British Columbia Pacific Ocean oceanfront property travel photography BC roadtrip photo
Ucluelet BC storefront main street shopping BC roadtrip Canada rustic photo
Long Beach Tofino British Columbia surf Pacific Ocean beautiful sunshine BC roadtrip sand beach photo
Long Beach Tofino British Columbia surf Pacific Ocean beautiful sunshine BC roadtrip surfing Tofino waves photo
Vancouver Island rainforest beautiful scenery hiking trails BC roadtrip travel photographer photo
Vancouver Island rainforest beautiful scenery hiking trails BC roadtrip travel photographer mossy tree stump photo
Vancouver Island rainforest beautiful scenery hiking trails BC roadtrip travel photographer Cathedral Grove photo

We stopped numerous times to hike, breath in the fresh rainforest air and were amazed by the size of the trees.  The Cathedral Grove really is a forest of giant trees including the largest tree in the park which is a Douglas Fir standing 76m high and 9m around.  It’s humongous!

Vancouver Island rainforest beautiful scenery hiking trails BC roadtrip travel photographer Cathedral Grove oldest Douglas Fir photo
Vancouver Island rainforest beautiful scenery hiking trails BC roadtrip travel photographer Cathedral Grove massive trees photo
Vancouver Island rainforest beautiful scenery hiking trails BC roadtrip travel photographer Little Qualicum Upper Falls waterfall photo
Chemainus BC quaint mural town main street shopping BC roadtrip travel photography main street storefronts photo
Chemainus BC quaint mural town main street shopping BC roadtrip travel photography main street storefronts Duncan totem poles Duncan garage photo

Victoria is such a beautiful city to spend time in!

Victoria harbourfront Empress Hotel Victoria Legislative Building waterfront walk BC roadtrip travel photography beautiful Victoria photo
Victoria British Columbia BC roadtrip brick alleys beautiful city walking the streets of Victoria travel photography brick alley photo
Victoria BC roadtrip floating village harbourfront fishing boats travel photography harbour taxi photo
Victoria BC Beacon Hill Park exploring Victoria travel photographer BC roadtrip photos
Victoria BC Beacon Hill Park exploring Victoria travel photographer BC roadtrip beautiful park flowers photos
Victoria BC Beacon Hill Park exploring Victoria travel photographer BC roadtrip beautiful flowers bridge over pond photos
Victoria BC Pacific Ocean evening beach walk BC roadtrip travel photography ocean driftwood photo
Victoria BC harbourfront exploring Victoria travel photographer BC roadtrip Victoria at night photo
Vancouver Island BC roadtrip Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay ferry BC ferries photo

One of our favorite parts was from Whistler to Lillooet.  Someday we hope to spend longer driving thru this area.  It’s rugged and incredibly breathtaking.

BC roadtrip amazing mountain scenery Highway 99 Lillooet Seton Lake photo
BC roadtrip amazing mountain scenery Highway 99 Lillooet photo

Spending a few days in the Okanagan with cousins was a blast!  They took us on an evening hike, morning run, to yoga and on a winery tour.

Kelowna BC roadtrip evening sunset hike along Okanagan Lake travel photographer lake sunset photo
Kelowna BC winery tour grape vines BC roadtrip travel photography Okanagan Lake photo

The Rocky Mountains never disappoint!

Rogers Pass mountain roadtrip scenery travel photography Rocky Mountains photo
Rogers Pass mountain roadtrip scenery travel photography Rocky Mountains photo
BC mountain roadtrip scenery travel photography Rocky Mountains photo

Mac and Joanne | Graduation Best Friends

There was a second part to the graduation shoot on this stunning summer evening.  I was in my glory!  Not just one gorgeous graduate but two!  These sweet gals are best friends.  Attached at the hip I’ve heard.  So it was fun to capture them together, the giggles, inside jokes and excitement of what their futures hold.  Although I imagine it will be a little sad as they head for different cities in a couple weeks.  One to study nursing and the other fashion design.  How fitting for brilliant girls that are caring and creative.  Both of them wore homemade dresses of their own design and I loved their originality as I wandered thru the school back on grad day.  With beautiful sunshine surrounding us, it was wonderful to capture their friendship and beauty on the inside and out!!

Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation photography outdoor lifestyle best friend portraits sunset photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation photography outdoor lifestyle best friend portraits sunset photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation photography outdoor lifestyle best friend portraits sunset photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation photography outdoor lifestyle best friend portraits sunset photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation photography outdoor lifestyle best friends walking portraits sunset photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation photography outdoor lifestyle best friends walking away portraits sunset photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation photography outdoor lifestyle best friends portraits beautiful sunset photo

18 August 2014 - 11:06 pm

Daysha - Wow! stunners. love these dresses!

Baby Sawyer

This handsome baby boy that arrived mid-June brings our niece + nephew count up to 17!!  We first met him when he was 3 weeks old.  It was such a beautiful, sunny evening we took baby brother outside along with his siblings for some photos.  There is usually a line-up to hold the baby and he is well loved and adored by all!!  He is now part of a busy, fun family and household, this adorable little guy will never be short of entertainment!

Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer swaddled baby photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer baby brother 6 siblings photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer baby brother kisses photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer swaddled baby photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer swaddled baby on a bench photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer baby photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer baby brother 6 siblings dirtbikes photo

18 August 2014 - 11:08 pm

Daysha - What a sweet little man! Congratulations Scott and Janelle.

Brian + Lana | 1 Year Anniversary

A year ago I photographed a beautiful backyard wedding in Weyburn.  It was a beautiful, sunny day with an amazing couple.  The unfortunate part about their wedding was that Lana’s Mom was not well in the hospital and unable to share in their special day.  That pulled at everyone’s heart that day.  It seemed at times promising that she would be able to be there so when the wedding day actually came and went, there was an absence felt.  Having real-time technology is wonderful but not the same as sharing in the joy and excitement in person.

This groom is wonderfully thoughtful and had the idea to come out and visit his in-laws on their first anniversary.  Making the trip out from Alberta and getting dressed into their wedding attire again to get photos with a special lady.  This couple has a heart of gold and I know their years together will be amazing!!  They bring sunshine to everyone that is around them.  They have a happiness and kindness that radiates.  It was a very special anniversary celebration!  I’m so glad I got to share in this beautiful evening and capture these memories.  Thank you Brian + Lana!!  Congratulations to both couples, a 1 year anniversary and a 53 year anniversary the previous month!

Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother and father of the bride Heritage Village bride and groom photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer 53 year anniversary outdoor portraits Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo

Wearing the lace-trimmed veil she wore back on her wedding day.  It was so sweet.

Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo

You two make a lovely couple, these photos make me smile!  Thank you for inviting me to share in yet another happy celebration with you two!!

Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits bride and groom Heritage Village photo

Mac | Graduation

It’s the summer nites like these that you want to never have to end!!  An amazing session like this one makes it even better!  I was in great company and enjoyed my time with this super sweet gal and her mom.  Mac is gorgeous and wonderful to work with.  The stunning sunlight complimented the color of her graduation dress against her tanned skin so beautifully!  It was a perfect evening and came together just as we had envisioned.

Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo

Congratulations Mac on your graduation!  Keep smiling your beautiful smile and enjoy the rest of the summer!!

Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo

14 August 2014 - 11:46 pm

Jo Stewart - Love love love them! So gorgeous!

5 August 2014 - 5:54 pm

melissa - What a gorgeous girl on a gorgeous night! Wow!