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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

Tazamu Afrika Safaris

“Experience the magic of Africa with us.”

It is a magical place and an unforgettable experience!  I have been very fortunate to travel to Africa a few times and I love it so much!!  The last trip was 3 years ago on one of these overland camping safaris.  We highly, highly recommend seeing the splendor of Africa with my sister Daysha and her husband Musa.  They are wonderful organizers and tour guides!!!  Musa grew up in Kenya and both of them have worked on the road so they have tons of experience.  It’s fun traveling with the group and other than helping out a bit with the cooking, washing up and packing, you just need to enjoy the beauty and magic of Africa…which is not hard at all!!

I could go on and on for hours about how much I love Africa and the incredible memories I have of my travels over there but I’ll share some of my photos from East Africa and just say I really  feel it’s something everyone needs to experience at least once in their lifetime.  It’s amazing and I’d go back in a heartbeat!!  If you’ve been to Africa and have something to share too, leave a note below!

They have a 26 day tour from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Windhoek, Namibia coming up in January, if you’re interested in joining for an amazing African adventure check out their website for more information and dates: Tazamu Afrika

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They will use an overland truck similar to this one, it’s great for viewing the scenery and on game drives when you are sitting this high it’s a definite advantage!

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Start off with a few relaxing days on the beautiful beaches of Zanibar, the Spice Island.  It is really nice!!

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A highlight is seeing the animals in their natural habitat and Africa is known for The Big 5 (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard).

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www.tazamuafrika.com

1 October 2013 - 8:31 pm

Shauna - AWESOME photo picks!!!
This just got my heart beating and a real desire to get my ticket booked!!! Sooo much beauty and love all the animals! So amazing!!

20 September 2013 - 10:06 pm

Joan Beach - Oh my goodness Janelle…this is so real:):) If we did not have so many places yet to go in our bucket we would go again.

Montes family | Wawota, Sk

Back in July, I spent part of a day with this great family.  Their beautiful yard was a perfect setting for family photos and there’s lots of room to explore with these sweet girls.  I loved the teepee that they whipped up and the girls couldn’t wait to be in it.  It was really cute and made for a fun spot for them to hang out, be goofy and get some cuddles!  Hearing cute giggles was the best part!  Their colorful outfits and happy smiles brought so much cheer to an overcast day.  Isn’t my cousin lucky to be surrounded by all his beautiful girls?!  I have really enjoyed all the visits and time we’ve had together over the last while.  You had a lot planned to fit in to your busy summer so thanks for making time for a fun family session too!!

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You two are such a perfect match and compliment one another so well!

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Here’s a girl that absolutely lights up when she is around animals, it isn’t hard to know what she adores!!

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15 October 2013 - 2:29 pm

Nona - WOW!! You girls & guy all look great! So many fun ideas to show off the beautiful smiles! Love the combination of clothing colors, cute girls, charming couple along with their animals!!

1 October 2013 - 8:33 pm

Shauna - Awe, these girls are just adorable!!! Great family photos once again :) Love the TeePee idea and all the smiles you captured! Great work Jenelle XO

23 September 2013 - 3:33 pm

Melissa - Can’t go wrong with a teepee! So much cuteness!

20 September 2013 - 10:30 pm

Lynn - Beautiful family photo shoot! I love them all :)!

20 September 2013 - 10:08 pm

Joan - Love the tent…didn’t we see this lady splashing through some mud recently? Very nice work.

20 September 2013 - 9:23 am

laurie - beautiful family session!! super cute with the teepee :)

19 September 2013 - 7:38 pm

Jackie Hall - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family

19 September 2013 - 12:59 pm

Daysha - Such a great shoot! All are looking gorgeous. I cant believe how grown up K is wow!

Colt + Ashley | Weyburn Sk Wedding

If you heard the groom’s speech at their wedding reception you would think this girl fell hard.  Super hard.  It was an incredible speech but it seemed the truth was stretched just a little, haha!  I’m pretty sure the feeling was very mutual that nite in Radville.  I love their happiness, laughter and both Colt + Ashley have a great sense of humor!!  They compliment one another so perfectly.  Sharing in their very special day was enjoyable.  Witnessing and capturing their lifelong commitment and devotion to one another.  It truly was a happy day and beautiful celebration of their love and happiness!  Being there not only as the wedding photographer but also including us as friends, we felt honored.  Having connected about two years ago and capturing other special moments for them I definitely feel they are not only clients but wonderful friends!

The day started off with a relaxed bride, bridesmaids and family in the hotel room.  The radiant bride wondered why I was surprised when she was all ready to leave for the church over half an hour before the ceremony!  The day was planned with lots of time between the ceremony and reception…no complaints from me for that!!  It was a beautiful, fun afternoon sharing in their joy and excitement!

Congratulations Colt + Ashley!!  I love working with you guys!  Thank you very much for including us in your beautiful day!

15 October 2013 - 2:32 pm

Nona - Congratulations! Looking great on your special day!!

22 September 2013 - 5:02 pm

Melissa - A relaxed and radiant bride is obvious when looking at the images! Beautifully job capturing their joy.

20 September 2013 - 9:41 am

laurie - very pretty!! l

12 September 2013 - 1:54 pm

Daysha - These are gorgeous. I am so happy for Colt and Ashley. Congrats guys. These pictures are incredible!

Benning | Brothers

This fun session on one of the hottest days of summer started with cute, sweet boys and ended with cute superheros!  Another little boy has joined their family this summer.  An easy going baby and well loved by his older brothers.  They would run around and then come back to where baby brother was.  So sweet as they would gently hold him, give kisses and talk to him.  A special bond between brothers!

Superman!  Super boys!!

22 September 2013 - 4:06 pm

Melissa - ahhh brotherly love! adorable shoot!

20 September 2013 - 9:42 am

laurie - what adorable kids!! and what a fun, fun shoot!!

9 September 2013 - 9:28 am

Nona - Fun photos – cute boys and you can see their great energy through these photos!! The baby will be entertained by their active lives!

6 September 2013 - 10:14 pm

Amy - What adorable boys! Love the superhero idea

6 September 2013 - 1:01 pm

Carla - So So adorable!!! Love their BIG smiles!!

5 September 2013 - 10:10 am

Daysha - Oh my goodness. How cute are these boys? WOW. Great photos. such great ideas.

4 September 2013 - 2:28 pm

Lorretta - they are perfect love them thankyou

Adam + Kara | Montana Wedding

It blows me away that this wedding was planned in just a few months!  Full of beautiful details and all the wonderful ideas for their day pulled together impeccably!  It was an absolutely gorgeous beginning to their life together and celebration of their love.  There was perfect cloud cover as they walked down the aisle to this stunning view and vowed their lives to one another.  It was a very special, personalized ceremony along the ridge from where this gorgeous bride grew up.  Their radiant smiles and happy tears welling up at being announced Mr + Mrs was a beautiful expression of the feeling in their hearts.  Having known Kara for pretty well her entire life it was an all around incredible wedding to share in!!  There are a lot of photos below and they will show better than I can put into words.  Congratulations to a beautiful, happy couple with the most stunning smiles!  It was very much an honor to photograph your beautiful wedding and we loved sharing in your special day!!!

I was absolutely in my glory!  One of my favorite places along with this great looking, sweet couple.  So much beauty!!!

The amazing florals were arranged by The Flowerbox.

I don’t think I could ever tire of taking photos by the dam…even when we – maybe just me – were completely startled by a big garter snake moments before!  I still think of it as such a serene place!

A lot of work and hours put in by many people made for a shop that was done up fabulously.  So perfectly rustic and beautiful!

For anyone in the Sheridan area you must check out Catering with Class.  Kara’s aunt is an wonderful lady and every dish she prepares is put together artistically and tastes so amazing!!

And the getaway…very excited to head off and enjoy a relaxing honeymoon!

20 September 2013 - 9:43 am

laurie - what a stunning wedding!!! the details and the couple and the photographer…. made for a great combo :)

6 September 2013 - 1:04 pm

Carla - Absolutely beautiful !! Love everything about these photos !!

5 September 2013 - 10:55 am

Joyce - SO BEAUTIFUL IN EVERYWAY. SO HAPPY TO SEE IT IN THE WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHY. SO GLAD TO BE A TINY BIT OF THE FAMILY OUT HERE IN OREGON. BE HAPPY YOU TWO AND MOST OF ALL BE KIND TO EACH OTHER.

29 August 2013 - 8:54 pm

Jill Bedwell - What a beautiful couple and the reception was so cool! Great job everyone!

29 August 2013 - 8:57 am

amanda - i am speechless……. these photos and this couple. it was such an honour to be at this wedding and experience the love between the two newlyweds and then to get to see all there photos of their smiles, the happy people who were part of their day and all the lovely details………..

great job, my friend. amazing job, in fact !!!! :)

28 August 2013 - 6:43 pm

Samantha - WOOOOOOO!!!! AMMMAZZINGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats you 2 love birds, you both looked UNREALL!!!!

28 August 2013 - 7:22 am

Wendy Mattson - Utterly beautiful….such a perfect setting for your beginning. Wonderful photos of great moments – memories to cherish in your life together.

28 August 2013 - 6:19 am

Madison Hiebert (skinner) - Soo gorgeous!! Looks like it was everything and more… Much love and well wishes to the happy couple! Think of the Conley family often and will always have a special place in my heart for them all and their growing family.

28 August 2013 - 1:07 am

Jackie - Wow! Beautiful photography, Jenelle! Thanks so much!!!

27 August 2013 - 11:27 pm

Sharon Nesvog - What a gorgeous wedding! And your images are stunning! Loved all the photos of the ‘detail’ as well! Beauti!!! :)

27 August 2013 - 10:38 pm

Nona - Just gorgeous!! The couple, surroundings, decorating, meal and photograhpy all came together beautifully……….a great start to your life together!! Enjoyed seeing you look soo happy on your special day!

27 August 2013 - 9:43 pm

mary - Kara and Adam-WOW-A day to treasure in memories taken in the click of a shutter, from this day forward!

27 August 2013 - 2:47 pm

Melissa - What a magical day! The sky and location…so pretty!

27 August 2013 - 2:12 pm

Juanita - wow. just stunning!!! such incredible photos of this beautiful scenic wedding….i love seeing in pictures, after hearing all about it in words!!! what a gorgeous couple!!