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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

Tim, Carla + Gavin

I hope the photos explain the words I wish to write.  These three are filled with happiness, love and kindness.  They are most enjoyable to be around.  Another little family that we are very grateful our move has allowed us to know better.  It wasn’t the session we envisioned when we first set out planning but we didn’t get enough snow on the ground to have a snowy, winter photo session.  However, a gorgeous, sunny spring evening at their farm was just perfect!

Tim + Carla run The Green Ranch.  Be sure to check out their website for local, naturally grown foods.  It was so fitting to shoot in one of their greenhouses – which smelled so fresh and good! – and get into the dirt in a garden.  It was exciting to see all the green + growth!  I think it’s eating such wholesome foods that gives Gavin so much life!

Such a happy country boy and so cute in his Carhartt’s

Gavin entertained us with comical expressions as he tried a couple times to eat a garlic!

1 June 2012 - 2:08 pm

joan - Oh my how enjoyable these are !!! my favourite is Gavin walking away with his parents watching in the background. The garlic pictures and the dirty face are so real You captured little Mr Personality perfectly. I like his parents ,too:):)

1 June 2012 - 12:15 pm

Daysha - wow wow!! love so many of these! the one with gavin with his watering cans is too cute! and his hat is perfect!! great job!

31 May 2012 - 10:04 pm

laurie - ooohh….. these are unreal! LOVE them….. beautiful family and great great memories captured for them!

28 May 2012 - 6:01 pm

amanda - UNREAL !!!!!!!! one of my favourite sessions yet………. !!!

28 May 2012 - 3:20 pm

Nona - You did a great job of capturing the innocent curiosity of a little farmer!! The backdrops are a perfect setting for the family photos!! These are definitely entertaining and fun….good job Gavin!

26 May 2012 - 9:38 am

Jessica - I don’t think LOVE is a strong enough word!!! These are ummm…. I don’t know… simply incredible! You’ve caught this dear family soooo perfectly! Well done, Jenelle! And, T and C… your lil family is beyond precious. Miss you all!

25 May 2012 - 9:59 pm

candace - pretty sure this is one of my favorite shoots yet! SO real and so beautiful. the looks between them that you captured is exactly what you would see if you were visiting with t&c! awesome job by everyone!

25 May 2012 - 9:46 pm

Elaine - Yes these are great shots – definitely some grandma pictures here too.

25 May 2012 - 9:45 pm

Candice - LOVELY … especially minus the woodticks :-) Hee Hee!

25 May 2012 - 9:22 pm

Melissa - oh dear! how ever will carla choose?! adorable images!

25 May 2012 - 8:58 pm

jenn - LOVE these! Gorgeous family. Gorgeous pictures.

25 May 2012 - 6:31 pm

Carla - Wow Jenelle….we LOVE them!!! Thank you so much. It was an awesome evening, thanks for making it relaxing and fun!! I have a feeling we are going to have a hard time choosing…haha.

Beautiful British Columbia

Some trips are just better without a definite plan.  With people who enjoy spontaneous adventures on a whim.  We left Calgary for a little cabin in the woods at Halcyon Hot Springs Village & Spa.  It’s the perfect escape and draws us back to enjoy the most beautiful hot springs overlooking Arrow Lake and the Monashee mountain range.  It is cozy, relaxing and serene.  And thinking you have a stove top but really only have a BBQ to cook your pasta adds some fun and cooking creativity.

Anyone following my instagram feed (jenelle_beauti) knows I was obsessed with enjoyed constantly taking iPhone photos.  However, these photos were all taken with my camera, I did have it on me just as much!  Driving along surrounded by stunning scenery I couldn’t help myself.  Mountains, trees, lakes and rivers.  Absorbing all the beauty.  Nature is amazing.  The sun seemed to usually be shining and the days were warm.  The only disappointment was not being able to snowboard but spending the afternoon in the hot pools when it was +25 in the sun wasn’t a hardship.

A stunning ferry ride across Arrow Lake

Exploring along the shoreline just down from our cabin

I finally got to one of my husband’s favorite places…partly because of all the snow!

I wish we had filled up our car…just because.

Kaslo.  An area I’d love to explore more!

Took a quick tour thru Nelson

Love the snowy peaks driving thru the Rogers Pass

4 May 2012 - 11:48 am

Daysha - WOW!! love these! yes, nature is the best!

1 May 2012 - 9:03 am

Michelle W - Oh this looks and sounds like a perfect holiday. Your images are beautiful Jenelle.

1 May 2012 - 7:18 am

vicki gannon - beautiful images jenelle!!

1 May 2012 - 7:01 am

Rose Marie Cornell - you are a wonderful photographer…always love seeing your pictures!

1 May 2012 - 12:04 am

Darla - What a gorgeous adventure!!

Baby Rose | newborn

Our newest niece made her appearance to the world on April 1st.  Baby Rose.  We met her at just 5 days old when we were out to Calgary.  A very cute baby girl.  Being held and loved by everyone around her.  It was really sweet to watch her older siblings and cousins take their turn for a cuddle, a kiss on her forehead or just take a peek at her beautiful face.  When wrapped up and cuddled she seemed to sleep endlessly.  Thank you Janelle for asking me to photograph your newest addition, it is enjoyable to photograph a newborn baby when it’s my sweet little niece!

Is she not totally smiling for me??!!  She did more than once too.  Happy baby!

23 April 2012 - 2:18 pm

Nona Stewart - This little girl sure takes great photos!! She is beautiful…. a little package all wrapped up in her cozy pink blanket like a budding “Rose”!! Enjoy the precious moments of a new baby in the family………

20 April 2012 - 8:59 am

Joan Beach - Absolutely adorable! You are so talented Jenelle….the baby is beautiful.

19 April 2012 - 9:29 pm

Kelty - So cute! I see her siblings’ resemblance in the smiley picture! Congrats from us Janelle & Scott!

19 April 2012 - 5:11 pm

Daysha - AW, what a pretty and sweet baby girl!! wish i could have a snuggle with her too! How fast they grow….

Joanne

A wide open, dirt field.  A sweet, pretty girl.  A cute, vintage outfit.  I was in my glory.  Lovely sunshine topped it all off.  The warmth and light felt amazing.  Thanks for making it a great evening Jo, you are a sweetheart!

20 April 2012 - 9:28 am

joan - I love the sweet pretty girl…the pictures… and the talented photographer!

18 April 2012 - 4:08 pm

Auntie Nona - These are great!! I think the one lying on the road is my favorite….and the one with the sun shining through the old ruins is grand – is that in Mexico? LOL!! Next time you are in the area please stop by for a burger!! Really, they are all beautiful!!!!!!!!! What more do I need to say??? You look like you are having lots of FUN.

18 April 2012 - 10:09 am

Melissa - so much pretty going on!

17 April 2012 - 9:25 pm

Daysha - Lovely! the ones of her laying in the grasses and the one sitting on the old shed are my favourites! looks like it was a fun evening!! (even before you got to our house!)

17 April 2012 - 12:26 pm

shauna - Beautiful Jo!!! I definitely have a few that I L O V E !!! Very fun evening by the looks of things and I’m starting to see the look of Aunty shine through now :)
The one lying on the road is stunning, but I enjoyed all these shots! Good Job!!

16 April 2012 - 10:38 pm

Laurie - pretty girl + such pretty images!