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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

Eleuthera, Bahamas

This vacation was a highlight of our winter!  All of my family staying together at a beautiful beach house on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas.  Not wanting February to be over because it meant the end of a very fun family vacation.  I’m pretty sure I can say that for all 14 of us!

The spacious house we stayed in at Whale Point was wonderful and worked so well for our family.  A few steps to a gorgeous private beach with kayaks and a sailboat right there to explore the stunning turquoise water in this quiet bay.  Starfish, turtles, a few sting rays and some even spotted a reef shark.  It was not hard to thoroughly enjoy this island paradise.  Lounging in a hammock, sipping a freshly blended smoothie, swimming in the ocean with the kids, eating delicious meals, sitting around a bonfire made for us on the beach.  The list goes on.  All a great combination for a fun, relaxing vacation.  It really was blissful!

We didn’t tire of where we stayed and it had everything we needed but it was neat to explore more of the island too.  We spent a day cruising around in golf carts on Harbour Island and another touring down this long, narrow island to the very south point and Lighthouse Beach.   With a real laidback vibe and easy going way of life, Eleuthera is inviting and relaxing.  There are numerous amazing beaches the length of Eleuthera on both the Atlantic and Caribbean sides.  And pretty pink sand beaches, especially on Harbour Island.

29 April 2013 - 9:36 pm

Joan - Thankyou ! for sharing your wonderful family holiday with us.
So enjoyable… felt I was there with you:):)

17 April 2013 - 1:41 pm

juanita - UNREAL!!! every picture is gorgeous…..what a place…..what a photographer;)
thanks for posting it – so we could enjoy your talent!! and see your beautiful fam….no pic of you tho!!

16 April 2013 - 8:00 pm

Sammm - Wow!
These are amazing!
I even had a couple tears come out of my eyes!
Amazing pics and an amazin family!
xo

15 April 2013 - 1:47 pm

Daysha - WOW. It’s not that often that pictures look as good or even better than how you remember things being! you did an amazing job of capturing things as they are. such an amazing adventure we had!

13 April 2013 - 3:47 pm

Nona - Wonderful photos….Wonderful time!! Very fortunate to have found such a suitable place for our entertainment and family time!!

12 April 2013 - 5:59 pm

amanda - ** gasp **
i am speechless !!!!
that look like the trip of a lifetime !!!!!!
so beautiful
and the family shots are STUNNING.
the one of your parents just the two of them and them with all the grandchildren made me smile.
thank you so much for sharing these !!!!!
you know i have been waiting 😉

12 April 2013 - 12:12 am

Fern - Your Mom&Dad look fantastic in these pics.
And of course, all your pictures are beautiful.
Nice to see some of your family in such a gorgeous setting.
keep up the great work Jenelle!
Say Hi to everyone for me…

Fern

AKA First Aid Lady (from the past)

11 April 2013 - 6:06 pm

Monica - Oh Jenelle these are beautiful! What a memorable holiday! And so fun to travel with those you love the most:)

11 April 2013 - 10:52 am

Carla - Amazing pictures!!! Thanks so much for sharing. Great memories for everyone!!!

11 April 2013 - 10:43 am

Shelli - Looks amazing, such beautiful pictures!!

11 April 2013 - 9:18 am

Melissa - What a great time and so lucky that you got to do it all together! The one of your parents and their grands is a treasure!

11 April 2013 - 7:34 am

Lisa w - Oh jenelle, these are so amazing. Looks like such a great place. Family vacations are the best!! Xo

Nichola

Whether a visit in person, over the phone or even a message by email or text, I always enjoy connecting with this lovely lady.  We have many common interests and Nichola is such a motivator in her upbeat, cheerful, sweet way.  When you first ask what she does, she will tell you she’s a Mom to 3 beautiful babies.  She also works very hard with her Arbonne business as a health consultant.  Very passionate about what she does, it’s not hard to see why she is a top leader. Constantly researching healthy living not only to better her own family but puts on seminars to educate others and share her wealth of knowledge.

One of the afternoons photographing in beautiful heritage houses in Weyburn this winter was with this beautiful mom and business woman.

11 April 2013 - 10:58 am

Carla - Beautiful photo shoot!!!

Wppi 2013 | Las Vegas, Nevada

We certainly made use of the time to fit a lot in to our days in Las Vegas last week for WPPI (Wedding + Portrait Photographers International).  This is the largest conference + tradeshow for photographers of the year and it was yet again educational, enriching and inspiring!  A whirlwind few days of attending classes with talented photographic artists who are industry leaders and making our way thru the huge tradeshow.  There is so much information being shared.  It’s an incredible and exciting environment to be in. Like the glittering lights along the strip, it’s super exciting yet a bit overstimulating and hard to take it all in!

There were 3 wonderful girls that I was with, we even lucked out getting adjoining hotel rooms!  But better than that Melissa pulled together a fabulous shoot with a talented trending artistan that lives in Vegas.  We started out more urban on the top of a parking garage then headed out of the city.  Shooting alongside these 3 photographers was a highlight!  Once her 2013 line is made public in late April I will share the images of this vivacious artist brightening up the Mojave desert with her fun personality!

Here are my girls that made WPPI 2013 most memorable: Melissa, Laurie and Brandi.  Thank you friends for an amazing time together!!!  Thanks to Brandi + Melissa for the photos of us girls – I love them!

8 April 2013 - 5:45 pm

Laurie - An amazing trip with amazing girls!! Such great memories :)

Zaniyah | Shelly Rose Designs

I found Michelle a few years ago when I was searching on Etsy for wool dryer balls.  Which I have been using since then and love!!  She contacted me a bit ago asking if I could take photos of some other handmade creations of hers.  My gorgeous 3 year old niece was a super little model for these headbands!  Just what you need on a chilly day like this.  Be sure to check out Michelle’s shop: The Green Belle Shop by Shelly Rose Designs.

8 April 2013 - 5:46 pm

Laurie - Oh my goodness … she is SO cute!!!

18 March 2013 - 7:54 pm

amanda - love the headbands………. but this lil girl takes the cake !!!!!!!

18 March 2013 - 11:33 am

Dean - They are all cute, but that black and white one is really quite nice

17 March 2013 - 9:02 pm

Joan Beach - What a happy little model….these are just choice…a pleasure to look at!

16 March 2013 - 1:35 pm

grandma Nona - Very cute – the little granddaughter & the headbands!! You are a beautiful model with a warm & sunny smile on a very cold day – good thing you had a headband on to help keep you warm on that chilly day!

15 March 2013 - 4:36 pm

Shauna - Awe, Such a Doll!!!! These are AMAZING, and fun headbands :) Tell Z she looks beautiful!! XO

15 March 2013 - 4:20 pm

Melissa - awh! so much sweetness!

15 March 2013 - 3:11 pm

Michelle - So cute! I love the photos. Thanks again.

Chris + Renee | Maternity

This was a really special shoot.  I photographed Renee a couple months ago but her baby bump is growing and she wanted couple maternity portraits.  We were hoping to get some outdoor time and I’m glad it worked out.  It was foggy + chilly and they were surrounded by whiteness and pretty, frosty trees.   Like the nearly blinding brightness of the sun bursting thru the clouds and fog, they radiate from the winter scenery with their happy love and anticipation.  Counting down the final few weeks to meet their baby.  We ticked off the weeks with a cute idea they had.  Still looking amazing and a perfect little belly!

Thank you both for being so wonderful and having me document this exciting time in your lives.  I cannot wait to hear your news and will be thinking of you!

15 March 2013 - 7:50 pm

Shauna - Renee you are absolutely stunning and I love so many of these!!! Super excited to hear some exciting arrival news soon, and hopefully I can get some snuggles this summer! Great work Jenelle, Love so many of these angles and ideas :)

14 March 2013 - 10:02 pm

Melissa - Loving those last ones! They are so obviously excited!

8 March 2013 - 4:18 pm

Carla - Great photo shoot!! Love both outdoor and indoor!

8 March 2013 - 2:54 pm

Renee Sidloski - Had SO much fun doing this shoot! Can’t wait to meet the little peanut. And thanks to Janelle for making it a special day! (Chris had fun too!! Haha)