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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

Breanna Megan Designer | Sweat Body Lounge, Las Vegas

It was great that Melissa made plans for us to meet up with Bre of Breanna Megan Studio again this time while we were in Las Vegas to attend the WPPI photography conference.  She is a hardworking, very sweet and talented gal.  She had us photograph a recent design project, Sweat Body Lounge, that just opened it doors for business a week before!  It is a classy space filled with elegant details that are very much a reflection of her client that owns the yoga studio.  Her design work included the venetian walls, cork flooring, custom millwork and logo.  We worked up a sweat taking photos of one of the instructors in the hot studio.  If only we could have stayed to join the next class!!  Or to tour some of Bre’s other interior design projects – it gives us something to look forward to the next time we are in Vegas!

Las Vegas interior design project Breanna Megan Studio artist designer Sweat Body Lounge yoga studio sitting area elegant classy style mirror sign photo

Las Vegas interior design project Breanna Megan Studio artist designer Sweat Body Lounge yoga studio sitting area elegant classy style photo
Las Vegas interior design project Breanna Megan Studio artist designer Sweat Body Lounge yoga studio sitting area elegant classy style details photo
Las Vegas interior design project Breanna Megan Studio artist designer Sweat Body Lounge yoga studio office gallery wall decor elegant classy style office details photo
Las Vegas interior design project Breanna Megan Studio artist designer Sweat Body Lounge yoga studio sitting area elegant classy style owner with pup photo
Las Vegas interior design project Breanna Megan Studio artist designer Sweat Body Lounge yoga studio hot yoga instructor tree pose photo
Las Vegas interior design project Breanna Megan Studio artist designer Sweat Body Lounge yoga studio hot yoga instructor warrior pose photo
Las Vegas interior design project Breanna Megan Studio artist designer Sweat Body Lounge yoga studio hot yoga instructor hands at heart namaste photo

Great work Bre, nice to see you again and get to know you a little better!

Las Vegas interior design project Breanna Megan Studio artist designer Sweat Body Lounge yoga studio Vegas area interior designer photo

Be sure to check out Melissa’s photos from the studio too.

24 March 2015 - 3:00 pm

Melissa - I always look forward to our collaborations with Bre! You are both so talented and fun to work alongside with! May there be many more in our future!

Spring Camera Courses Announcement | Spring Equinox

It seemed to me like we had a fairly mild winter that flew by very quick but I still welcome spring and it’s sunny, warm days with open arms!  It’s the first day of spring today but we’ve been lucky to enjoy some wonderful spring days already!

Dates are now set for Spring DSLR Essential Camera Courses in Weyburn, Radville and Tribune!!

This course is 3 classes that are 2 1/2 hours each filled with the essentials for DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras.  Classes are hands-on in a casual, small group setting.  Topics that will be covered include: getting to know your camera, exposure (ISO, aperture, shutter speed), depth of field, focusing, lenses, white balance, composition, light and lighting.  There is so much covered to give you confidence to shoot on manual and better capture your day-to-day life moments, maximizing what your camera is capable of.

{Weyburn DSLR Essentials} April 23, 30 and May 7 6-8:30pm $220

{Radville DSLR Essentials} May 19, 26 and June 2 6-8:30pm $245

{Tribune DSLR Essentials} May 20, 27 and June 3 9:30am-noon $198

Please email jenelle@beautiphotography.com or call 306.456.2266 for more detailed information and to book your spot!

Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune vintage cameras spring tulips vintage style photo

A big thank you to these darling nieces that cooperated so well even in the chilly wind to get these cute photos!

Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune spring tulips vintage style photo
Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune antique camera spring tulips vintage style photo
Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune vintage cameras spring tulips in mason jar vintage style photo
Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune antique camera spring tulips vintage style photo
Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune spring tulips in mason jar vintage style photo

Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune little girl walking holding antique camera tulips spring tulips vintage style photo
Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune vintage cameras spring tulips mason jar jute bow vintage style photo
Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune vintage style picture frame smile photo

The last sunset of winter 2015 from a beautiful vantage point to see it double view!

Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer fine art photography spring equinox spring dslr essentials camera course Weyburn Tribune last sunset of winter 2015 photo

Words from previous attendees:

“I recently took Jenelle’s camera class and I “Loved” it. By taking the class from someone so patient, competent and supportive I have discovered that I love taking pictures again. She taught us so much that using a DSLR camera is no longer a scary proposition. I bought my camera a couple of years ago and not taken it off the automatic settings since I had bought it and now I shoot on manual and understand the settings. Jenelle is a fantastic teacher, enjoy your learning time I did.” – Dianne

“I enjoyed the class very much. Just getting to know the settings on my camera has given me more confidence and desire to take pictures in different lighting situations. It was a great class for a beginner like me and a lovely relaxed evening revolving around photography. Thanks again.” – Marie

“I never imagined I would feel so comfortable shooting pictures in the manual setting of my Canon Rebel. Especially motion pictures of the kids, and in all different lighting situations. Jenelle does an excellent job of making the technical terms make sense to someone who knows nothing about photography, as well as being patient when needed. I highly recommend this course!” – Joanne

*Course prices vary due to room rental fees.  There are minimum numbers of attendees required to run the course for each location.  Classes will be confirmed 2 weeks prior to start date.*

24 March 2015 - 2:34 pm

Andie Littlejohn - Very impressive photographer, extremely talented, and professional!
Andie Littlejohn

Lena

I love when my clients are willing to brave the elements of the prairie seasons!  Lena asked me just after she had her second son for a winter, snowy session.  We had to push back this shoot a couple times so we definitely lucked out when we met up last week.  Even a few hours later the landscape really changed as winter has melted away very quickly!  These warm, sunny spring days have been lovely!!

Enjoy your photos Lena, you look fantastic at just 2 months past baby’s arrival!  It was not only a treat for you to have these photos taken, it is always wonderful to spend time with a beautiful, kind hearted lady like you!

Weyburn outdoor winter lifestyle portrait photography outdoor prairie lifestyle photographer beautiful mama wintery snow photo
Weyburn outdoor winter lifestyle portrait photography outdoor prairie lifestyle photographer beautiful mama wintery snow photo
Weyburn outdoor winter lifestyle portrait photography outdoor prairie lifestyle photographer beautiful mama wintery snow fur collar photo
Weyburn outdoor winter lifestyle portrait photography outdoor prairie lifestyle photographer beautiful mama wintery fur hat in snow photo
Weyburn outdoor winter lifestyle portrait photography outdoor prairie lifestyle photographer beautiful mama wintery fur hat in snow photo
Weyburn outdoor winter lifestyle portrait photography outdoor prairie lifestyle photographer beautiful mama wintery snow drift photo
Weyburn outdoor winter lifestyle portrait photography outdoor prairie lifestyle photographer beautiful mama fur hat wintery snow photo
Weyburn outdoor winter lifestyle portrait photography outdoor prairie lifestyle photographer beautiful smiling mama wintery fur hat in snow photo

19 March 2015 - 10:17 am

Melissa - What a great client to choose this winter setting. Beautiful tones! And such a fun hat for the shoot:)

Wppi 2015 | Las Vegas, Nevada

WPPI has proven in previous years to be a great place to gain knowledge, inspiration, learn new techniques, business practises and see new products.  Being the largest photography conference and represented internationally, it’s bound to be great!  The days were filled attending classes, walking the massive tradeshow and listening to presenters – Richard Photo Lab is awesome for bringing in some of my favourite film photographers to share at their booth.

It’s really interesting listening to each speaker and hearing what works well for them and their success and it’s different for each one.  Remembering our art and businesses are very individual as we all have different strengths, weaknesses, interests and values.  There is so much information to absorb, process and then pull into my photography + business the parts that will work well and are a good fit for me.

Thank you CPS USA for taking care of this Canadian member!  I always appreciate a perk of their program to have a camera and a lens professionally cleaned + checked while at the conference.

WPPI Las Vegas strip at night New York New York Hotel colourful lights Vegas photo

The keynote presentation by world-renowned photographer, Joe McNally, was exceptional!!  He has a great sense of humor and having been on assignment for National Geographic, TIME, The New York Times, etc around the globe it was a captivating presentation!

Here’s a few photos shared on Instagram while we were away…

WPPI 2015 Joe McNally keynote presentation world renowned photographer MGM Grand Las Vegas New York New York Hotel Mojave Desert Mountains sunrise Sweat Body Lounge photo shoot girls trip Vegas photo

  These busy, fast-paced days were most enjoyable being there with Melissa and Brandi, the creative duo of P&S Weddings.  It’s great having others to recap what we heard, bounce ideas off one another and hold one another accountable, and of course continue to be each other’s encouragers!  Once again they made it a memorable trip to WPPI!!  We had some fun in the photo booths too!

Photo Booth Fun WPPI 2015 photo

Something new for us this year was to sit in on the live print judging which was really interesting to hear the judge’s constructive feedback on the submissions and post their scores.  WPPI comes at a great time of the year and I always come home with helpful information, fresh ideas, a to-do list and reinforced ambition!

WPPI Conference 2015 Las Vegas strip Paris Hotel Brooklyn Bridge New York New York Hotel photo
WPPI Conference 2015 Las Vegas strip Bellagio fountains photo
WPPI Conference 2015 Las Vegas strip daytime New York New York Hotel photo

Here’s to working hard, working together and pushing forward to make the photography industry better!!  “Success is a constant journey to happiness.”

11 March 2015 - 4:23 pm

P & S Weddings - We love this tradition of meeting up in Las Vegas. We always look forward to seeing you and spending this invaluable time together! Can’t wait to see more images from our time there!

Sri Lanka | Yala National Park, Mirissa Beach

When researching for our trip I really had my heart set on a jeep safari in Yala National Park.  There is something really special and amazing to see wild animals in their natural habitat.  We saw many interesting birds, lots of water buffalo and spotted deer, elephants, mongoose, land monitors, monkeys, wild boars and the highlight was a leopard sleeping in a tree then getting up to stretch and moving across to another tree.

Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari peacock stork in tree photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari spotted deer photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari water buffalo photo

Can you spot the leopard in the tree?!

Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari leopard in tree photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari mongoose photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari grey hornbill in tree photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari Asian elephant photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari red soil park roads pond photo

Sri Lanka was majorly impacted with devastation by the 2004 tsunami, there were many lives taken here at the Yala beach.  It was incredible to hear the animals went to higher ground and were safe.

Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari rock outcropping Yala beach photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari gnarled dead trees photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari painted stork by pond photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari roads photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari monkeys bird in tree photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari monkey running with baby photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari monkey jumping in tree photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari wild boars photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari red-faced monkey in tree photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography Yala National Park early morning jeep safari photo

Headed along the gorgeous coastline to Mirissa Beach.  It was Independence Day and the following day was the full moon which is also a public holiday.

Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach palm trees photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan colourful festivities Independence Day parade photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach palm trees waves crashing photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach palm trees Mirissa Beach photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach palm trees Mirissa Beach at night full moon photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach palm trees Mirissa Beach photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach palm trees Mirissa Beach island photo
Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach palm trees Mirissa Beach portrait photo

An exceptionally good traditional Sri Lankan rice + curry lunch, “made by Mama” as their restaurant boasts.

Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach palm trees Mirissa Beach Mamas home cooking rice and curry photo

A beautiful, detailed sand art design that just happens naturally.  Very amazing!

Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach palm trees Mirissa Beach sand art designs photo

Last sunset before heading off to the airport.  Thanks for coming on a journey to Sri Lanka thru my photos!

Sri Lanka travel adventure Pearl of the Indian Ocean Ceylon travel photography beautiful Sri Lankan coastline beach sunset palm trees Negombo Dolphin Resort photo

11 March 2015 - 4:29 pm

Melissa - Can’t wait to show Noah all the animal shots! I personally am a fan of the beach shots;)