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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

Howden reunion

At the end of August I photographed what was probably one of the greatest family reunions.  A great family and a great reunion.  The location was perfect for a big group and everything was planned out really well!  This is a family that knows how to have fun.  They had so many games + activities to keep every age amused.  Thank you so much for having me come to capture these memories for you all.  A huge thank you to my wonderful friend Amanda for coming to shoot with me!!  I know I can say for us both that we left feeling incredibly happy and inspired after spending this time with your family.

11 March 2014 - 1:25 pm

Paula Young - LOVE this family!!

16 October 2012 - 3:22 pm

Nona - Wonderful, happy, fun family times! Love the balloon photo!

14 October 2012 - 9:15 pm

Joan - Great job of capturing of a big happy clan! Am wondering if the goofiest looking one is my brother!

10 October 2012 - 10:53 pm

amanda - such a great time – thank you for having me assist you !!!

one wonderful happy family that is for sure.

oh yes and i went home with sore abs from laughing so much at all the fun.

Summer Adventures

It’s hard to let a fun, beautiful summer be over.  Thankfully we’re having an incredible fall that is making the transition easier!  We took a few fun mini excursions this summer.  Explored some new places and they were all relatively close to home.  There really are scenic, beautiful places surrounding us!

My birthday celebration continued at the end of June with a weekend away with all of my family at Waskesiu.  Something I really wanted and everyone made it happen!  We stayed at Elkridge Resort, played at the beach, hiked in the forest and celebrated with the most amazing and adorable shoe cupcakes created by my Mom + sisters!

Another small request of mine while we were all together…

It was a quick trip to Medora, North Dakota for a weekend with our wonderful American family.  It will be nice to go back when we have more time to explore this interesting area.  The Medora Musical was definitely a highlight!  The badlands as the stunning backdrop and a talented group on stage makes it a spectacular performance.  We wandered the streets of historic, western Medora town lined with rustic buildings and gift shops the next day.

I was told by several people that Castle Butte needed to be on our list of places to explore around here.  One evening a few of us hiked up just in time to enjoy a gorgeous sunset.  A landmark used for navigation.  It really is amazing!

16 October 2012 - 3:13 pm

Nona - Yes this was a delightful summer!! Glad we all had sooo much fun at the Park in the North!! These photos bring back such good memories of family time!!:)

14 October 2012 - 9:26 pm

joan - A delightful story of an eventful summer. We love this family very much!

10 October 2012 - 10:54 pm

amanda - such incredible photos…….. such variety and fun.
and the photos of your family are beautiful.
the little people steal the show 😉

9 October 2012 - 2:48 pm

Melissa - Soooo glad you posted these summer adventures! What great fun to look at! Beautiful family picture!

2 October 2012 - 9:25 pm

Shauna - Agree with Daysha…. lots of fun this summer, and definitely you missed out on the Medora sliding!!! Castle Butte pics turned out awesome, that was a pretty cool sunset experience I would have to say! Those cupcakes still make me laugh they are just so darn cute!
Great pics, thanks for sharing!!

1 October 2012 - 11:21 pm

jenn - Looks like a great summer! Love your family pic! and the shoe cupcakes are so fitting!!

1 October 2012 - 10:27 pm

Daysha - Love this post! We made it to some amazing places and each was a highlight! Too bad u skipped out on the medora slide!! Fun that we got to spend time with uthis summer.

Mike + Jennifer | Wedding

I am eager to share photos from Mike + Jennifer’s beautiful wedding day.  They have been off enjoying their honeymoon so I wanted to wait until they were home.  No phones, no internet…just to truly enjoy one another and have a fun adventure together.  Sounds perfect!

We really could not have hoped for a more incredible September day.  A day filled with love and happiness and the sunshine intensified that.  It was a charming touch with their Paris theme.  A city known for love and romance, where the language spoken is referred to as the language of love.  The focus of this day being their love and pledging their lives to one another, it was a beautiful celebration of their love and commitment.  Congratulations Mike + Jen and best wishes for a wonderful, happy adventure together as husband + wife!!

A mid-ceremony wink at her groom

10 October 2012 - 10:55 pm

amanda - some of my favourite wedding photos by you to date……….. although you just keep getting better and better my friend :)

i love the yellow trim house. but you already know that. :)

2 October 2012 - 9:27 pm

Shauna - Beautiful looking day, and good job on the pics! Congrats to the happy couple, love the mid ceremony wink!

27 September 2012 - 10:19 pm

Daysha - Congratulations Jennifer! Everything about your day looks gorgeous. Best wishes for ‘Life ever after!’

27 September 2012 - 9:38 pm

laurie - what an amazing job capturing this wedding!! I just love the locations!!!

Quigley family

A little walk in the woods, a huge stack of scrap cars and an old truck to play on.  I love when the backdrops are unique but meaningful to the ones in the photos.  These kids really love to be outside and there is a little boy that loves to be at work with his Daddy.  All the times we saw these kids, we were well entertained.  Changing so much between each visit, they are both at a fun stage!  Life looks pretty fun + happy for your family, thanks for the time you spent with us while we were out.

10 October 2012 - 10:56 pm

amanda - good to see this family again. looking great.
i love the cars in the background

27 September 2012 - 10:04 am

Carla - I also LOVE the stacked car background!! Great job!

23 September 2012 - 6:27 pm

Joan Beach - We have warm memories of this little mother…how special to see this sweet loving family:)
Good job Jenelle!

22 September 2012 - 10:22 am

Melissa - Love the stacked cars! Adorable b/w image my friend!

Stewart family | Big Hills Springs, Alberta

Here is another session from our time out in Alberta.  Not only have these kids grown so much since I photographed them, there is another sweet boy in the picture!  Walking around at Big Hill Springs, I felt so energized and inspired.  Beautiful sunlight was pouring thru tall trees along the pathway.  The air was fresh and slightly humid.  Constantly hearing the movement of water, either the roar of the waterfall or along the stream.  A good place to just be.  A beautiful place to explore with these fun, energetic kids…although it meant for some muddy shoes and feet!  I love that they are busy and full of life yet loving and sweet.  You are such a gorgeous family!  The visit was too short but it was great to get to spend this time with all of you!!

I love this next photo.  Reminds me of my uncles doing this with my younger cousins and now my cousin is doing it with his brave baby!

10 October 2012 - 10:57 pm

amanda - one of my favourite families………. where does time go?
great photos – every one of em is beauty !!!!

great location too. will ya take me there ?

27 September 2012 - 10:11 am

Carla - wow I absolutely love these pictures! gorgeous family!!

23 September 2012 - 6:21 pm

Joan Beach - Jenelle you have done it again….truly enjoyable pictures of a beautiful family:):)
the fresh smell of water and foliage is truly created…felt like I was there!

19 September 2012 - 6:49 pm

Shauna - Good Job Jenelle!!!! Love these photos they are awesome…. beautiful family W & L!!! It’s been too long since I’ve seen your cute kids!!

18 September 2012 - 11:39 am

Leanna - Luv them! Thx so much again:)

18 September 2012 - 10:21 am

Nona Stewart - The family and setting are stunning!! The first photo in this group is fantastic!! The little blondies sure make up a cute bunch!

18 September 2012 - 8:27 am

Laurie - these are so beautiful…. gorgeous family + wow, what a setting!!

18 September 2012 - 7:35 am

Tia - Wow good job Jenelle!! You’re amazing :)

17 September 2012 - 10:24 pm

Daysha - gorgeous bunch. love the location too.