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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

Todd + Tiara | Boundary Ranch Kananaskis Wedding

July started off with a trip out to Kananaskis, Alberta for this beautiful ranch wedding.  Todd and Tiara are so sweetly in love and their day was nothing short of amazing!!  It was extra exciting and especially wonderful to photograph a wedding there as it’s the area where we were married.  We think there’s no better place to make your beginning as husband + wife than Kananaskis!  Scouting around the day before brought back so many happy memories.  It was a special weekend being with these two young lovebirds and sharing in their beautiful wedding.  We feel grateful to their families for including us with open arms and being very kind and hospitable.  We witnessed an abundance of love and excitement to commit their lives to one another.

Thank you for choosing me to photograph your wedding, it was a joy to share in and capture your beautiful celebration!  Congratulations Todd + Tiara, we wish you the best and know you will have happy, wonderful years together!

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography bridal details Delta Hotel prep photo

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Delta Hotel bridal prep photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding bands engagement ring photo

The time was arranged for portraits of Tiara with her bridesmaids and then Todd and his groomsmen prior to the ceremony.  It was hard to put my camera down being with the beautiful gals, handsome guys and surrounded by stunning scenery!!

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Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography outdoor bride and bridesmaid portrait photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography outdoor bride and bridesmaids photo
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Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography bride and bridesmaids portraits outdoor Kananaskis Valley photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography groom portrait groom and groomsmen photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography groom and groomsmen outdoor portraits photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography groomsman boutonneire groom and groomsmen by river photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography outdoor groom portrait groom and groomsmen walking photo

Boundary Ranch is a beautiful venue.  Rustic buildings and such a gorgeous setting in Kananaskis Country.  I’m glad the weather was cooperative for a lovely outdoor wedding ceremony!

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Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography brides parents walking bride up the aisle outdoor wedding ceremony Boundary Ranch photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor wedding ceremony photo
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Congratulations Mr + Mrs!!!

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor wedding ceremony first kiss photo

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding bridal party portrait outdoor wedding party photography flower girl basket photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor wedding party portraits walking photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding bride and flowergirl portrait wedding party outdoor photo

We found a perfect spot a few miles away from the ranch at Wedge Pond for portraits of just the bride and groom.

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Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding bridal flower bouquet Rocky Mountains bride and groom photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor bride and groom portraits grooms ring photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding bride and groom portraits
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding Rocky Mountains bride and groom portraits Rocky Mountains photo
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Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding bridal portraits Wedge Pond Rocky Mountains backdrop photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding Wedge Pond outdoor bride and groom portraits by water photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor groom and bride portraits Wedge Pond photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding groom carrying bride Wedge Pond photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding bands engagement ring photo

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge honey wedding favors photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge honey wedding favors photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge room photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge table settings photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge room table centrepiece floral arrangement fireplace photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge room table centrepiece floral arrangement photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge room table centrepiece floral arrangement wedding cake photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge wedding cake Mr and Mrs cake topper homemade pies photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge bride and groom speeches photo

It was said a few times that Todd is a big softy and I don’t think he’s the only one in his family.  As his brothers strummed guitars and sang with the last verse of the song personalized they were pulling at heart strings.  I loved this shot of their brother bond!

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge groom song brothers singing brother bond hug photo

As they say at the ranch – Happy Trails you two!!

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding reception Kiska Lodge bride and groom getaway truck photo

Venue: Boundary Ranch

Bouquets + boutonneires: Handmade by the girls

24 July 2014 - 7:17 pm

Yvonne - Beautiful photos! You looked stunning Tiara! Congrats !!! Another amazing job Jenelle !

24 July 2014 - 6:42 pm

Maralee Leflar - Such beautiful little details captured in these photos! My favorite was the brother bond moment! Tiara you and your ladies looked simply stunning. So easy to see in the pics how happy you and Todd are! Congrats dear friends!

24 July 2014 - 6:08 pm

Tiara Lewis - Absolutely love them! You did such an awesome job! We had an amazing day and you captured all of our special moments perfectly! Looking forward to seeing the rest. Thank you so much! :)
~Tiara

Rainy Wedding Day | Estevan, Sk

I have another person to thank for working very hard and making me proud on Mathew and Maria’s rainy wedding day.  My incredible husband.  He was on the ball and I appreciate all that he did to make the day run as smoothly as possible!  The rain did not let up the entire day which presents its challenges.  Locations that were okay in the morning were far too soggy later on.  It takes extra time getting in and out of vehicles and putting umbrellas up and down.  Someone kindly held an umbrella over my head most of the time we were shooting too.  Mathew + Maria and their wedding party got out in the rain, made it fun and allowed me to capture how their day really was.  Full of love, happiness and laughter!  I was grateful they embraced the weather and did not let continuous raindrops falling dampen their spirits.  It was an infectious enthusiasm!  We left with a huge smile and I’m so glad I have this great guy by my side!!

Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day bride and groom umbrella portraits wedding assistant photo
Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day bride and groom umbrella portraits wedding assistant photo

These were the groom’s shoes at the last location.  Shows what they were willing to go through to get outdoor wedding photos!

Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day groom rain soaked shoes outdoor photo

Shauna | Nursing Convocation

The main reason I headed up to Edmonton in June was for my younger sister’s nursing convocation.  We are so proud and she worked hard to get her nursing degree.  We weren’t sure how long (and boring!) the ceremony might be but the speeches were all great and sitting by a shoe-loving sister as well there were lots to check out as the graduates walked across the stage to collect their degrees!  It was fun to share in the excitement, relief, happiness and be reminded that dedication pays off!!  This is a monumental milestone and it was exciting to see her walk across the stage to get her degree after cheering her along the past 4 years!  She will be a very caring, compassionate, gentle and understanding nurse.  Way to go, you’ve made us all real proud!!

Grant McEwan University Nursing Convocation Faculty of Science and Nursing cap and gown photo

Uni is over!  Hooray!!

Mathew + Maria | Estevan, Sk Wedding

Where do I begin to describe these two and their beautiful wedding day?  There are not enough synonyms for wonderful!  Their willingness to shoot in the rain and not just taking photos but having fun and soaking in all the excitement proved this ever so much!!  When we say embrace the day this wedding party is the perfect model.  They were loving, happy, laughing, acting goofy, dressed up and looking great, playing in the rain.  When you can’t change the weather there was nothing more I could have asked for and I am very grateful to this lovely and sweet couple, their lively and fun wedding party and their kind, helpful families.  A great combination for a memorable, happy wedding day!!  You were all great and really enjoyable to work with.

We started off in Maria’s bridal suite at the Days Inn. I loved her dress with the layers of lace, she looked stunning!

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Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer wedding details beautiful wedding jewellry Days Inn hotel bridal suite wedding details photo
Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer wedding details beautiful wedding dress lace Days Inn hotel bridal suite wedding details photo
Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer wedding details beautiful wedding jewellry Days Inn hotel bridal suite wedding details photo

Then to the handsome groom and his guys, getting ready and taking care of each other.

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Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer groom arriving to church on rainy wedding day photo
Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer wedding ceremony father walking bride up aisle photo

Congratulations husband + wife!!  I adore your love for one another and the way you make each other smile!

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Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer wedding ceremony husband and wife walking down aisle Mr + Mrs photo
Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer siblings portrait flowergirl bouquet photo
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Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day photography bride and groom kissing photo
Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day photography bride and groom walking with umbrella photo
Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day photography bride and groom walking with umbrella photo
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Maria you were a very radiant bride!  Thanks to the team at Blown Away Hair Salon for a gorgeous updo that withstood the rain and humidity really well!

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Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day bride and groom kissing under umbrella Estevan cliffs photo
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Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day groom portraits outdoor photo
Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day groom and groomsmen portraits outdoor photo
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Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day happy couple bride and groom portraits outdoor brick wall photo
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Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day wedding rings engagement ring photo
Estevan Saskatchewan wedding photographer outdoor rainy wedding day bride and flowergirl portraits photo

Congratulations Mathew + Maria!  You are a delightful, fun couple and we wish you the very best in your lifetime together!

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17 July 2014 - 1:34 pm

Michele - Great pictures. Love the umbrellas