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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

Bennett (and brothers) | 1 Year

A few weeks ago, on this handsome little guy’s first birthday, we met up to photograph this fun yet bittersweet stage for his wonderful Mama.  Being the most easy going, content and sweet baby, it has been fun over the year seeing the changes and growth each time we are together.  He was sure to make me work at winning over his trust this time however.  Having amazing, patient parents to ease little ones into it and help bring out adorable smiles with comforting words, gentle cuddles and silly songs is greatly appreciated!  I’m grateful for a friendship that has formed with the mother of these 3 handsome boys since first meeting to photograph her oldest son.  Pretty special to capture each of them at this same stage.  Our times together are always enjoyable!!

Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park birthday photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park first birthday brothers reading photo

Showing off the ladybugs they found to their baby brother.

Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park brothers ladybugs tree arch photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park first birthday photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park boys rock photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park brothers bubbles by the lake photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park happy first birthday photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park birthday baby boy in wooden crate photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park siblings brothers baby boy birthday photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park early spring brothers photo

Bennett’s grin with those two bottom teeth is just so cute!!  

Weyburn Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle portrait photography one year old portraits Tribune portrait photographer baby grins Nickel Lake Regional Park sweet baby grin happy birthday photo

25 April 2016 - 10:53 am

Daysha - These are fantastic! such sweet little guys.

Ask Permission. Always.

This is a post I have wanted to put into words and share for a long time now.  It is very important to me and I know to many other people as well so I hope this gives them a voice too.  This is about respecting others and their privacy.  There is a saying that it’s easier to beg forgiveness than ask permission but I feel that isn’t or shouldn’t be the case with how photos are shared.  Each time I teach my DSLR Camera Essentials course I remind the attendees of this and I hope to spread this message.  When we take photos and they include other people, having that photo in our possession does NOT automatically give us permission to use it and share as we like.  These are all photos, not just professional or DSLR photos – so many people rely solely on their phone cameras now.

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We must respect the ones in the photo.  Respect is about showing consideration.  It’s about being mindful of other’s privacy.  Not everyone has the same level of comfort or privacy or wants their lives, children, home, etc displayed for other’s viewing.  It might not seem like much of an issue especially to those who are fairly open with their life.  Remember that just because some of us choose to participate on social media doesn’t mean everyone does or even to the same level.  And whether someone will see the photo or not or even know it’s been shared doesn’t make it okay.  It’s not just posting on social media but even texting and emailing photos to others.  Photos and videos can be spread far + wide in a matter of seconds.  Respect others.  They deserve that!

We need to consider and ask the boundaries of even our loved ones that we are closest to on this matter as they may feel very differently.  Allow them to choose what they feel is okay.  They will have reasons for their level of comfort and we must respect that and protect them in the way they ask.  We want to build trust not break it.  This also gives us the freedom to share with others what our preference is for photo sharing.

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This paragraph was written by a wonderful friend, sharing her feelings on this topic as a mother, “There are times as a mother that I just have this inner twinge that tells me “maybe not for the world to see” when I am about to post a pic of my child. We really love to share with friends and family how lovely our little beings are and just how proud we are of them. However, I have often wondered if I have considered enough that they too are little people, who are trusting these decisions to us for this time of their life. I don’t think that there is a guideline from one mother to another on what is appropriate to post of our children or not. But…I hope to think that I always have the best interests of my children at the forefront and that is what spurs me to post appropriately on my little peoples behalf. I have been in frequent conversations with other mothers and friends who share the same concern when others share pictures of their children on social media with liberty. For the safety of our children, their dignity and integrity…I feel strongly that others should seek permission before posting snaps of little ones. We are their advocates. We need to help each other in this role. Thanking you in advance for this proper gesture of courtesy. Just ask. It’s what we teach our children all day long.”

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Continue to capture the special, ordinary, incredible moments in your life and share them with others respectfully!  Photos are so valuable and keep memories alive.  Please just take the time to ask permission before sharing when it includes someone else.  Always be courteous in this.  I realize it takes a little effort but a request for permission will be appreciated.  And then respect the answer, whatever it is.

I’d love to hear your thoughts too so please feel free to leave a comment below.

6 April 2016 - 10:22 am

Laurie - lots of good food for thought…. definitely something to think about when posting / sharing photos.

6 April 2016 - 7:32 am

Daysha - I agree completely with this. I too often wonder what my children will think about the pictures I have posted of them, hence the reason I have nearly stopped sharing their lives. It is so important to be respectful to all!

These Prairie Skies | March

Each month I plan to share a little of a personal project I am doing in 2016.  One of the best things about living in the country on the Saskatchewan prairies is our view of these incredible skies!  Instead of only getting a shot on my iPhone I am making a conscious effort this year to capture the gorgeous, colourful, lively skies with my professional camera.  I plan to create a photo book with a collection of favorite images at the end of the year.  So at the end of each month or beginning of the next I will share a few favorite captures from that month.  Sharing here will also hold me accountable and help to keep me consistent throughout the year!

The colors, designs, movement and swift changes of our beautiful prairie skies are no joke!  I’m still waiting to hear a good joke or prank this morning.   I like things like this that keep us on our toes, like our magical changing skies.  I took heaps of photos in March.  Mostly because in the same day there were so many changes in the color and formation of clouds that kept catching my attention.  Just when I would think the sky show was incredible something would shift and get even better!

Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies ladder tree beautiful sunset photo
Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies beautiful sunset photo
Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies beautiful sunrise photo
Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies beautiful puffy clouds sunrise cloud formation photo
Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies beautiful intense sunset photo

To view: January | February

Amerika | 6 month baby photography

Somehow, so quick, this beautiful baby girl has already made it to the 6 month milestone.  She is sweet as sunshine and just makes you want to cuddle her!  When we were recently in Alberta they came out to spend an afternoon with us at Kananaskis.  It was enjoyable + fun like always to be together and we did a quick shoot of this darling little love!

Kananaskis Alberta baby girl photography lifestyle portrait photographer six month old smiling baby girl photo
Kananaskis Alberta baby girl photography lifestyle portrait photographer six month old adorable baby girl photo
Kananaskis Alberta baby girl photography lifestyle portrait photographer six month old gorgeous mama and baby girl photo
Kananaskis Alberta baby girl photography outdoor lifestyle portrait photographer six month old smiling baby girl photo

13 April 2016 - 12:42 am

Janie - Talent behind that lens of yours Jenelle. To capture those moments we long to hold onto.

31 March 2016 - 7:04 pm

Joan - Beautiful baby…I love following this family

30 March 2016 - 6:37 pm

Nona - Oh for sweetness!! Looks like a bundle of enjoyment for her family!!

These Prairie Skies | February

Each month I plan to share a little of a personal project I am doing in 2016.  One of the best things about living in the country on the Saskatchewan prairies is our view of these incredible skies!  Instead of only getting a shot on my iPhone I am making a conscious effort this year to capture the gorgeous, colourful, lively skies with my professional camera.  I plan to create a photo book with a collection of favorite images at the end of the year.  So at the end of each month or beginning of the next I will share a few favorite captures from that month.  Sharing here will also hold me accountable and help to keep me consistent throughout the year!

February had more clouded sunrises and grey days.  Yet even moody skies look really interesting.  And it makes one appreciate sunny days even more!  When the sun was out, with the warm temperatures, it felt very much like spring!  There were also incredible clouds that caught my eye.

 

Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies unique blue clouds beautiful orange sunset photo
Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies beautiful orange cloud sunset photo
Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies moody stormy sky photo
Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies beautiful sunlit purple and orange clouds photo
Tribune Saskatchewan lifestyle photographer outdoor prairie photography Land of Living Skies colourful prairie skies beautiful white cloud formation blue skies prairie winter trees photo
To view: January

19 March 2016 - 2:10 pm

daysha - those top two are amazing! love the colors and patterns the clouds make.