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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

Doug + Joan

A fun, happy couple makes for a fun, happy session!  One that left me very inspired.  So special to capture this wonderful couple that I have known all my life and greatly appreciate.  It is exciting to capture young love but there is something so neat to witness genuine love that has been proven thru many years together and what life has brought in those years.  It is beautiful.  The bond stronger and the love deeper.

A dream of Doug’s has become reality recently with getting his pilot’s license again and an airplane!  Perfect for a couple that have enjoyed many interesting world travels and now loving to hop in their plane any chance they get.  Then we headed out to the farm, they very much have a heart for the prairies.  Thanks for your enthusiasm!  It was an incredible evening because of all that you put into making it that way!  Your love and care for each other and others around you is so real, it is always delightful to spend time with you both!

Joan brought along her amazing homemade buns for a little picnic

and this colorful, handstitched quilt was made by Doug’s grandmother…so beautiful!  Love this photo of Joan in her apron too!

3 August 2012 - 6:45 am

BEAUTI - Thank you for all your wonderful comments!!

28 July 2012 - 9:41 pm

Shauna - Great photos!! Love these and the great couple! Love the thought put into these 😉

27 July 2012 - 9:45 pm

Andie - wow so beautiful…

24 July 2012 - 10:44 am

Anna - Awesome pictures! Grandpa and Grandma are lookin good :)

17 July 2012 - 10:42 am

Carla - Another awesome photo shoot!! Love these pictures of such a wonderful and happy couple. I also love the blanket what a keepsake!

12 July 2012 - 11:07 pm

Daysha - Love Love Love these!! Joan you are so Beautiful! and that picnic spot is a gorgeous setting! Love the blanket too! and the buns….Glad you all had so much fun!

12 July 2012 - 10:07 am

Melissa - These are beautiful Jenelle! love his aviators!

11 July 2012 - 10:33 pm

Darren McDonald - What a great bunch of pictures of a wonderful couple! Thanks for sharing.

11 July 2012 - 4:56 pm

Nona - These are so fun!1 I laughed out loud when i saw Joan with her apron on in the great outdoors!! I like the picnic photos – the buns are perfect like usual. These photos really capture our true friends’ life in so many ways!

11 July 2012 - 2:07 pm

Mori - Very lovely photos of a very lovely couple :)

11 July 2012 - 1:16 pm

Jayne - Very Nice!

11 July 2012 - 11:31 am

Delbert and Penny Lewis - Awesome pics you guys. Just Beautiful in fact. Now it’s time for you both to age, as there aren’t many signs of that yet! Life is one big picnic eh! And it’s not hard to tell that you are both on “Cloud Nine” truly. May you both soar to great heights. And don’t forget to try out the Pincher Creek Airport. We might remember where it is. Cheerio! D and P.

11 July 2012 - 10:26 am

wendy gullacher - what a cute session! xo

11 July 2012 - 9:01 am

Joan - Wow! Jenelle you did a wonderful job of capturing US! Thanks a million for all your effort and great talent. xxoo

Doug + Joan | Preview

Just a little sneak peek from last evening!

12 August 2012 - 8:51 am

Marlene - Sweet picture

10 July 2012 - 9:45 am

Anna - Those are some great pictures. You look great grandma and grandpa

8 July 2012 - 11:15 pm

Shauna - Love these pictures, can’t wait to see more of this awesome couple :)

7 July 2012 - 10:04 pm

Carla - Can’t wait to see more :) Looks like you had a nice evening to photograph this wonderful couple !!

6 July 2012 - 2:21 pm

Joan - Thx Jenelle… it is amazing what a good photographer can do!

To Celebrate

When it’s a birthday that marks the start of a new decade, I had ideas of how it needed to be celebrated.  Although it wasn’t Paris, Italy or an island in the Caribbean.  And waking up in Minot may not have been my favorite idea.  We were out of the country like I said I wanted to be.  And it was the start of our roadtrip to Minneapolis.  To beautiful lake country and the City of Lakes.  Time away, with just my husband, no real schedule, new places to explore, a bit of shopping and making new friends.  We went downtown Minneapolis for a celebration dinner (we highly recommend Crave!).  Driving along the riverfront, there are an incredible number of bridges with a fascinating variety of designs crossing the Mississippi River.  More bridges are across the Mississippi River there than any other river community.  I really loved the parts of the city we were able to see.  I kept thinking as we drove past fabulous old buildings it would be such a fun urban setting for a photo session!  Next time.

Had to capture the sky as we drove along on my birthday

Jamestown, home of another favorite antique shop!

Salem Sue, the world’s largest Holstein cow – 38′ high, 50′ long and 12,000 pounds

North Dakota badlands, amazing scenery and definitely a spot to explore more another time!

27 June 2012 - 7:10 am

joan - Glad you had such a good “get away” …Absolutely beautiful skies:)

26 June 2012 - 11:44 pm

Carla - Awesome pictures….Makes me want to go on a road trip!!

Jenilee

The sky was clouded over and it was getting later into the evening so it was unreal the amount of magical light surrounding us.  What I consider perfectly overcast.  A delightful ambience for a fashion inspired shoot.  Jenilee you are a beauty and so natural infront of the camera.  On the inside as beautiful as you are out!  Our time together was incredibly inspiring.  Can’t wait to visit again this summer when you come thru on your roadtrip!!

12 June 2012 - 11:03 pm

Shauna - BEAUTIful Jenilee!!! Love love love these photos!!! Awesome job Jenelle, the lighting does seem really perfect and so does the model :) Super fun, and i wanna be there during the visit too!!