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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

*Las Vegas*

I do not embrace all of what Vegas is and has to offer but my first trip to visit this dazzling city was a blast!  A few days with my wonderful friend, Carla…..touring the magnificient hotels along the Strip, shopping, fabulous shows (The Lion King & O ~ definitely recommend!), many Starbucks stops and a lot of walking.

Then a day spent with Christine + Vania of Simply Bloom Photography…..more on that right away.  And 3 days at WPPI with my friend Melissa who is a photographer in northern California.  Who I hadn’t seen for at least 4 years, so getting together was much overdue!  WPPI is incredible, I loved all the classes we attended…my favorites were Elizabeth Messina and Jose Villa, so inspiring!!  Walking thru the massive tradeshow where hundreds of vendors display their products created a lot of excitement.  WPPI is an amazing environment…..thousands of talented artists attend, learning from top professionals in our industry and seeing the newest technology + products available.  Amazing, inspiring, motivating.  So educational.  And a little overwhelming, in a really good way.

WPPI is the largest annual expo and conference in the United States for professional photographers and took place at the MGM.  All previous attendance records were broken, over 16,000 people attended!  It’s definitely in my plans to attend again next year.

23 March 2011 - 11:47 pm

laurie - love the pics…. where are the ones of you two beautiful ladies??! :)

22 March 2011 - 9:00 pm

Daysha - Love these photos! You have some amazing shots….that aren’t the norm! Love the architecture! Glad to hear you had so much fun.

*Las Vegas Workshop* preview

We have been busy organizing + packing for our move and even took our first load out on the weekend ~ so enjoy just a peek at the amazing styled love shoot at the Simply Bloom workshop…..I’ll blog all the greatness of my week in Las Vegas soon!!

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22 March 2011 - 3:48 pm

amber - I just love it! This shot seems so personal, i’d believe he was in love!

15 March 2011 - 10:15 pm

Aunty Lynn - Can’t wait to see your Vegas highlights! Always checking your photos…hope you are having fun moving!!!:)

*Update ~ We’re Moving!*

Being raised on a farm and marrying my incredible husband that grew up in the country has left us with a passion for country living.  This opportunity has now come and we are Saskatchewan bound!  A change of scenery in many ways.  It has been a huge decision and many emotions but we are very excited for the adventures ahead!  We will miss family and friends, the mountains, places we enjoy to go…so much that will draw us back often to visit in Alberta.  We are looking forward to being closer to other family + friends and having a change of lifestyle…so much that we will discover as we get settled into our new surroundings.

We plan to be living in our new home near Tribune, SK by the end of April.  I’m looking forward to continuing my portrait + wedding photography business in the Weyburn area.  For those of you in that area, I will be offering a promotion…details will be posted here on the blog in April.

Thank you for all the support and encouragement over the past couple years since starting my photography business here in Cochrane!  I appreciate each of my clients, it has been wonderful to document special moments in your lives and want to stay connected.  We hope to be back out to visit a few times each year and I would be glad to book photo sessions when we do.  I will try to post our travel dates with as much notice as possible.

Please keep in touch!  Thank you!!

 

22 March 2011 - 3:51 pm

amber - How exciting! And i love your last shot. I’d say that barn is aging gracefully.

9 March 2011 - 12:07 pm

Shauna - Exciting times! I’m not sure if I’m happy or sad tho I will definitely miss my quick trips to Cochrane but I do have a lot of fun at your new lil farm! Looking forward to this summer it shall be full of good times and belly laughs!! XOXO Happy Moving!

5 March 2011 - 8:14 pm

Steph Stewart - Wow! what character your place looks like it has! You have a wicked little “studio” in your back-yard by the looks of it! Congrats and all the best to you in the future! I love blog-stalking you and your beautiful work and can’t wait for some new Saskie pics!
Steph

5 March 2011 - 11:52 am

Aunty Lynn - HEY! Nice barn..you know your in SK when you spot an old barn, needing a paint job :)!!!I am excited to have you move back, maybe we will see you more! Love your pics!

4 March 2011 - 2:46 pm

Lyndel - Oh wow! That sounds great!! Best wishes with your move!

4 March 2011 - 10:02 am

Sue Nimegeers - Jenelle – how exciting!! For US and for YOU!! A farm “near Tribune” means a farm near “Radville”! :) We need family pictures this summer, so will definitely be giving you a call.

Congrats on the new chapter in your life!

Sue

3 March 2011 - 9:17 pm

Michelle Johnson - Congrats on the move! Would love to hear more about where you’ll be! You’ll be close to my parents! Looking forward to many visits the next time I’m home!

3 March 2011 - 7:33 pm

Heidi - Wow! That IS news! It’s SO awesome your dream is coming true! Love ya!

3 March 2011 - 4:49 pm

BEAUTI - We would love to see you! I’ll be shooting a couple weddings in Alberta this summer so hopefully it will work to catch up! We plan to be in Tribune by the end of April, somewhat dependent on selling our place. Thank you!!

3 March 2011 - 4:12 pm

KK - Bummer I was hoping to see you guys this summer!! :( I am trying to get out there.

When are you moving? Best wishes for a smooth move!!

xo k

3 March 2011 - 1:11 pm

Kim Spears - So jealous you and Laurie get to hang out :) Hope the move goes really well !!

3 March 2011 - 12:33 pm

laurie - YAAAA!!! I’m SO excited to have you guys living closer! We will have so many fun visits & shoots together :) Can’t wait for the end of April :)

3 March 2011 - 12:27 pm

Emmy - Did you buy that barn!!!! All the best in your new place!

3 March 2011 - 12:27 pm

Keala Campbell - Oh wow Jenelle!! What great news; I am so happy you will be close to your ‘ohana (Renee’ especially). ;) Hugs all around, and best wishes for a smooth move. Thoughts are always with you…Love ya! XO

3 March 2011 - 12:20 pm

Julie - CONGRATS!!! Thats very exciting. Life will be great here in Saskatchewan, just as it was in Alberta. Same goes with your business. Happy packing!!

*Breckenridge* Travel

Early in the year, we took off on a longer distance than our usual roadtrips to another part of the Rockies.  Down thru Montana and Wyoming…into Colorado…west of Denver…to the mountain town of Breckenridge.  A couple days of snowboarding at a ski resort spanning 4 mountains.  Wandering around the colorful mountain town.  Night boarding at another ski resort.  But best of all spending a few days with an incredible family, all the way from New Zealand.  Two years since we had been together closer to their home so we were thrilled it worked out to join in on their US travels.  Thanks for including us and making us part of your family!  And a big thanks to a cool guy named Shaun that made our holiday just that much better too!

Before leaving home, I had a list of antique + collectibles shops along our way.  We made it to a few.  And then I was cut off saying antique, vintage or collectible when noticing a sign.  I thought it was exciting while someone else thought it was slowing us down and taking up too much vehicle space!  I’m still thinking of my new favorite antique shop in Billings and the treasures I left behind.  Another one in Cheyenne, Wyoming, it was pretty neat too.  Next trip will be with a truck, maybe even a trailer.

3 March 2011 - 2:26 pm

Julia - Thank YOU so much for coming all that way down to have an awesome few days with us! These photos are amazing :) xo

28 February 2011 - 9:27 pm

laurie - VERY cool trip pics! what an awesome little road trip :)

26 February 2011 - 8:07 pm

Aunty Lynn - Looks like a fun road trip! Very neat pictures.

25 February 2011 - 1:53 pm

amber - This makes me want to hit the road! It’s so beautiful & just looking makes me feel like i was there!

*Tyler, Amber and Roman* Part II

In my personal opinion, winter and snow is best enjoyed with warmth and coziness. Huddled around a firepit in a neat handmade blanket with marshmallows and a storybook…..a perfect ending to our time together!

 

22 February 2011 - 10:31 pm

Kim Spears - This is ADORABLE !!! What a great idea. Such cute photos Jenelle :)

11 February 2011 - 8:11 pm

Aunty Lynn - Great outdoor pictures, what a cute little guy. Looks like lots of fun!

2 February 2011 - 6:39 pm

Shauna - Awww….. i have to say I agree with Amber!! These are super cute!!

31 January 2011 - 10:43 pm

amber - All we can say is: WE LAAAAAAHHHHHHVE THEM.