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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

Baby Sawyer

This handsome baby boy that arrived mid-June brings our niece + nephew count up to 17!!  We first met him when he was 3 weeks old.  It was such a beautiful, sunny evening we took baby brother outside along with his siblings for some photos.  There is usually a line-up to hold the baby and he is well loved and adored by all!!  He is now part of a busy, fun family and household, this adorable little guy will never be short of entertainment!

Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer swaddled baby photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer baby brother 6 siblings photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer baby brother kisses photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer swaddled baby photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer swaddled baby on a bench photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer baby photo
Calgary Alberta family lifestyle photography newborn baby boy 3 weeks old outdoor portrait photographer baby brother 6 siblings dirtbikes photo

22 October 2014 - 1:43 pm

Melissa - So many hands to dote on him…that’s one lucky baby!

18 August 2014 - 11:08 pm

Daysha - What a sweet little man! Congratulations Scott and Janelle.

Brian + Lana | 1 Year Anniversary

A year ago I photographed a beautiful backyard wedding in Weyburn.  It was a beautiful, sunny day with an amazing couple.  The unfortunate part about their wedding was that Lana’s Mom was not well in the hospital and unable to share in their special day.  That pulled at everyone’s heart that day.  It seemed at times promising that she would be able to be there so when the wedding day actually came and went, there was an absence felt.  Having real-time technology is wonderful but not the same as sharing in the joy and excitement in person.

This groom is wonderfully thoughtful and had the idea to come out and visit his in-laws on their first anniversary.  Making the trip out from Alberta and getting dressed into their wedding attire again to get photos with a special lady.  This couple has a heart of gold and I know their years together will be amazing!!  They bring sunshine to everyone that is around them.  They have a happiness and kindness that radiates.  It was a very special anniversary celebration!  I’m so glad I got to share in this beautiful evening and capture these memories.  Thank you Brian + Lana!!  Congratulations to both couples, a 1 year anniversary and a 53 year anniversary the previous month!

Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother and father of the bride Heritage Village bride and groom photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer 53 year anniversary outdoor portraits Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo

Wearing the lace-trimmed veil she wore back on her wedding day.  It was so sweet.

Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits mother of the bride Heritage Village photo

You two make a lovely couple, these photos make me smile!  Thank you for inviting me to share in yet another happy celebration with you two!!

Weyburn Saskatchewan wedding photographer one year anniversary outdoor portraits bride and groom Heritage Village photo

22 October 2014 - 1:42 pm

Melissa - What a sweet and thoughtful idea! I love that you captured them at the 1 yr mark:)

Mac | Graduation

It’s the summer nites like these that you want to never have to end!!  An amazing session like this one makes it even better!  I was in great company and enjoyed my time with this super sweet gal and her mom.  Mac is gorgeous and wonderful to work with.  The stunning sunlight complimented the color of her graduation dress against her tanned skin so beautifully!  It was a perfect evening and came together just as we had envisioned.

Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo
Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo

Congratulations Mac on your graduation!  Keep smiling your beautiful smile and enjoy the rest of the summer!!

Weyburn Saskatchewan graduation portrait photographer outdoor natural light beautiful summer sunlight bohemian photography grad photo

14 August 2014 - 11:46 pm

Jo Stewart - Love love love them! So gorgeous!

5 August 2014 - 5:54 pm

melissa - What a gorgeous girl on a gorgeous night! Wow!

Mataya and Aleah

Wow how are we already at the beginning of August?!  It’s the same feeling I have seeing these sweet nieces of mine and to realize again how quickly they are growing up!!  They are happy, fun, loving and beautiful girls.  Aleah graduated from kindergarten while I was visiting so it was fun to go along to the last day of school party.  We did a little photo shoot in their pretty yard to celebrate the beginning of summer holidays.

I will be back in the Edmonton area at the end of September – if you are interested in a photo session please contact me for dates and more information!

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outdoor family lifestyle photographer Alberta children portrait photography summer photos
outdoor family lifestyle photographer Alberta children portrait photography summer photos
outdoor family lifestyle photographer Alberta children portrait photography summer sister photos
outdoor family lifestyle photographer Alberta children portrait photography summer sister photos
outdoor family lifestyle photographer Alberta children portrait photography summer sister photos
outdoor family lifestyle photographer Alberta children portrait photography summer sister photos
outdoor family lifestyle photographer Alberta children portrait photography summer sister photos

8 August 2014 - 9:47 pm

Nona Stewart - Gorgeous!! I like all of the photos – they are such little beauties!! Love from Gma

6 August 2014 - 11:35 pm

Daysha - oh my!! love these photos. such sweet beautiful girls!

5 August 2014 - 5:57 pm

Melissa - Oh my these girls are such little dolls! Those b/w ones are too much!

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!!

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography bride and bridesmaids bridal bouquet photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography outdoor bride and bridesmaid portrait photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography outdoor bride and bridesmaids photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography bridal portraits mountain scenery Kananaskis Valley photo
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!

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding main building photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography wedding party arrive to ceremony in back of pickup truck photo
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
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor wedding ceremony mountain backdrop photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor wedding vows ceremony photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor wedding ceremony ring exchange lace wedding gown photo

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.

Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding bride and groom outdoor Wedge Pond mountain scenery photo
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor bride and groom portraits Rocky Mountains photo
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
Kananaskis Alberta wedding photography Boundary Ranch wedding outdoor wedding portraits romantic moment photo
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

6 August 2014 - 11:40 pm

Daysha - breathtaking!! all of it….incredible!

5 August 2014 - 6:02 pm

melissa - I completely agree with Amanda…S T U N N I N G job!!

25 July 2014 - 10:12 pm

amanda - i didn’t want this post to end – just stunning !!
what a beautiful bride – my goodness. she is elegant and sweet !
such a happy feeling post – great day for all their family and friends.
Congrats to the beautiful couple.
well done my friend…….. love the way to captured this wedding !!

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