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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

Ice Castle | Edmonton, Alberta

There were a few photos of the majestic ice castles showing up on my Instagram feed so when I booked a ticket to head to Edmonton in January it was a request on my list of things to do with my nieces.  It was well worth seeing and we were fascinated by the icy creation.  There is a lot of thought, design and icicle growing that happens to make the ice castles.  Who knew there were icicle farmers?!  They start out by growing about 10,000 icicles per day that are pieced together and eventually absorbed into the ice structure.  There’s a lot of man hours put in and also amazing knowing it’s only possible with what nature and cold weather can do.

It was a great winter adventure and we arrived close to sunset which provided all shades of pink clouds.  I especially loved the ice tower that had a slide inside of it, the carved ice snowflake bench to take photos on and the formation of some of the icicles was amazing.  If you have a chance to go yet this winter in Edmonton or Winnipeg – or there’s a few in the States as well – there’s so much to see in the castle and seeing it lit up colorfully after dark was really pretty too!

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BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor natural light photographer Edmonton Ice Castles YEG attractions winter photography beautiful winter wonderland magical ice castle winter portrait icicles sunset photo
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BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor natural light photographer Edmonton Ice Castles YEG attractions winter photography beautiful winter wonderland magical ice castle icicles pink sunset photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor natural light photographer Edmonton Ice Castles YEG attractions winter photography beautiful winter wonderland magical ice castle amazing icicles sunset photo
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BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor natural light photographer Edmonton Ice Castles YEG attractions winter photography beautiful winter wonderland magical ice castle icicles photo
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BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor natural light photographer Edmonton Ice Castles YEG attractions winter photography beautiful winter wonderland magical ice castle icicles colorful lights photo

Blu | 2 Month Baby Photography

Here is a cute baby boy that is growing, changing and such a good little guy.  We had a fun week with lots of snuggles and precious baby smiles in mid-January when we met up in Edmonton.  Here are some favorites from a little photo shoot to capture his 2 month old sweetness.  He’s really alert when awake and sleeping babies are always darling.  As are their little hands and feet.  Blu is adorable and adored!  I hope we can be together again soon, I miss the cuddles.

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BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle and portrait photographer 2 month old baby boy family lifestyle photography Edmonton Alberta baby portrait photographer handsome happy baby boy hands cute baby socks photo
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Happy Valentine’s Day 2018

My virtual Valentine’s Day card to you all…

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YOU’RE MY CUP OF TEA.

Thank you for encouraging me by visiting this space on the internet.  It means so much that you follow my photography and warms my heart like hot tea on winter days!

Also there is a giveaway running on Instagram (beauti.photography) for a ring/trinket dish made by The Clay People.  The winner will be randomly chosen at 6pm today so head over soon to enter for your choice of a beautiful handmade pottery dish.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you have a wonderful, love-filled day and that it continues throughout the month and year.

Valentine’s Week Recipe | Gluten + Dairy Free Chocolates

We are just a couple days away from the annual celebration of a day centred around love and affection.  I shy away from commercialized holidays but when the focus of February 14th is love I support that as our world can always use more love.  Often gifts of chocolates, roses and special cards are given for Valentine’s Day and I want to share a recipe for homemade chocolates with you.  These would be well received as a Valentine’s gift and it’s even better to enjoy them all throughout the year!  You can pretty much always find a container in our fridge.  Instead of picking up boxes of chocolates from the store this year, I hope you will make a batch of these delicious gluten, dairy and refined sugar free chocolates to package pretty for your special people.  They are so good!

CHOCOLATE NUT BUTTER FUDGE CUPS

Recipe:

Prepare a muffin pan with liners (makes 2 dozen mini cups).  Put 1/2 cup coconut oil (slightly melted but not hot), 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup natural almond butter (or nut butter of choice), 1/4 cup honey and 1/2 tsp pure vanilla in blender.  Pulse until smooth and nicely combined.  It will be liquid-y.  Pour into liners and add your favorite toppings if you wish.  We like to use slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds and sea salt.  Place pan in fridge for 30 minutes or until fudge has hardened.  Store in the fridge – if you don’t eat them all right away!

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Enjoy, let me know if you make these!

Kohonick family session

Once again this family was exceptional to photograph!!  It’s wonderful to catch up with them each year and I enjoy their personalities all the more as I get to know them better!  Their typically fall family photos became snowy, winter ones this year during a short cold snap in November that we returned home from our vacation to.  They were game to brave the elements!  As the weather changes, it’s very helpful to dress in layers along with having blankets and cute toques that add a cozy feel.  Hopping in the vehicle for a warmup part way through was just the ticket to feel like it warmed up about 5 degrees and we finished up with adorable photos on the toboggan!  Enjoy these sweet moments of their beautiful family!!

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