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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

Happy 2016!

As we begin a new year, I feel a great appreciation for each one that has chosen and trusted me to capture their special + important memories in 2015!  There has been some of my favorite, most inspiring and many laughter-filled sessions!!

It was a busy year with lots of learning as we increased our farm responsibilities with sheep, laying hens and growing a garden again.  There were many projects that filled our days and evenings.  It has been exciting to see the changes and accomplishments!  The animals brought a change of focus from how we originally thought the year would go but it has been an interesting adventure.  One that keeps us home more than we might like.  But we had an incredible trip to Sri Lanka (here, here, here and here) at the beginning of the year and I’ll be blogging my fall USA roadtrip soon!!

I wish you all an incredible year ahead, thanks for being here and following my photography!  I’m looking forward to what will come in 2016!!

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Wishing everyone a very happy new year!

Winter Solstice

Being what I call solar-powered – loving and needing many hours of light + sunshine! – it makes sense that the winter solstice has been celebrated since thousands of years ago.  Although it doesn’t feel like the longest day was all that long ago and we fully enjoyed the beautiful fall weather, it’s a challenge on these dark mornings to energetically get out of bed and then not feel like it must be time to tuck in right after dinner.  It’s easy to celebrate at the thought of the days beginning to slowly lengthen again!

There was thick frost yesterday that lingered.  Passing by these trees on a road that is only taken when going to visit to a dear friend, they were beautifully frosty in the afternoon sunshine!

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 Cheers to the longest night and the sun’s steady climb to the long, warm days of summer!!

22 December 2015 - 8:51 pm

Joan - Beautiful!

McLeod family

There was a teaser of this adorable four year old girl on her birthday and I’m excited to show more photos from their session now!  It has been fun to get to know this wonderful family that is filled with happiness, love and kindness!!  They are great at documenting their daughter each year so I love that they chose portraits at their family farm this year.  That is not too far away from us!  There was only one small area that had a little snow but the strong, cool prairie wind reminded us it could be winter.  We’ll gladly take the delayed arrival of winter though!  Living at an old town site, they have this amazing old elevator right at their farm.

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A gorgeous smile that ignites smiles all around!!

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I’ll end with this adorable photo that sums them up enjoying a happy, loving moment!

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1 February 2016 - 6:55 pm

Melissa - What a little cutie! You captured so much joy!

Benning family

A while after they contacted me for a snowy, wintery family session we ran into each other in town and laughed that it was seeming to be the year there wouldn’t be snow for longer than usual.  Of course!  But this lovely mama totally surprised me finding this great location.  From the surrounding area you would seriously think that they must have had a snow-making machine!!  A hidden, snowy haven in the trees that was great for capturing family memories!  These boys are adorable and lively!  I’ll know where I can find great assistants in the future because when we were taking photos of just their parents they were off in the trees taking photos of each other!

Thank you for having me photograph your family and scouting out a perfect location!  You are a beautiful, fun family!!

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The reactions and expressions of kids is the best!!

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This connection is the heart of it all!  I love taking a few moments to capture a couple and their happiness!

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1 February 2016 - 7:07 pm

Melissa - What beautiful boys! I love that you captured their energy!

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It is always great to see these cheerful, fun people!  And special to document the change another year brings with the sweet little ones.  They came out to our place a couple months ago on a beautiful fall afternoon.  Just a quick shoot to capture their family and portraits of the children.  They filled our old, rustic barn with lots of warmth and happiness from their beautiful smiles and love!!

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1 February 2016 - 7:09 pm

Melissa - Loving all those smiles and your rustic barn! Top notch!

9 December 2015 - 7:46 am

Daysha - Such a nice fam. These pics are beautiful!