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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

Jenilee and Hayden

I was really glad when Jenilee sent a sweet note asking if I could photograph them again next time I was in Edmonton.  Of course!!  Exactly two years since I photographed this loving little guy and he is even more of a sweetheart.  It was a fun evening shooting at their (great)grandparents’ acreage and what a beautiful setting when it’s a special, familiar place for them.  Surrounded by horses, dogs and kitties that soak up the affection.  And plenty of space for an energetic little boy to run!

12 June 2012 - 11:14 pm

shauna - Awe Hayden is growing up so fast!!! Super cute! Love the bale shot as well, but they all turned out very nice! Hope I see you more soon, we do not spend enough time together Jenilee! Love your shots Jenelle!

4 June 2012 - 7:26 am

Carla - Cute…Cute…Cute….I love the one of them kissing on top of the bales!!!!

1 June 2012 - 12:09 pm

Daysha - Love these Jenilee. The bale ones are priceless. Good job. What a fun yard to shoot in!

31 May 2012 - 10:01 pm

laurie - wow you have been shooting so many awesome sessions!! these are beautiful and what a cute little guy and beautiful mom!

31 May 2012 - 8:11 pm

Jenilee Nadolski - Jenelle, these are so amazing! You have a real talent! Thank you so much again!

Jamie, Monica + Felicity

What a fun, busy session to start off my shoots in the Edmonton area!  This little two year old has an abundance of energy and cuteness!  To say that Felicity is busy is an understatement.  She kept me on my toes and we were well entertained with her adorable expressions, cheery eyes and independence.  She is absolutely adored and it isn’t hard to see why!  Thanks for the wonderful time with your happy little family!!  Happy birthday to a very sweet little girl!

She can be such a little goof…and oh so pretty!

1 June 2012 - 2:12 pm

Joan - Now if this isn’t a little Miss Affleck:) Delightful!
I claim them as relatives… the pretty little Monica(Massey)

1 June 2012 - 12:11 pm

Daysha - Such a great job getting her personality!! wow. what a fun little girl! and beautiful family!

31 May 2012 - 10:02 pm

laurie - these are SO SO SO cute. what a great family and what a fabulous job you did capturing them!!

28 May 2012 - 10:25 pm

Jess - Another great session with another amazing family! 🙂

28 May 2012 - 5:59 pm

amanda - great photos photographer and what an adorable family. wow. i love love love the last one. such a story in that one. thanks for posting these. i miss this family and it was great to see ’em here.

28 May 2012 - 1:30 pm

Carla - What Fun pictures!!! Great family….Great pictures! I agree with Melissa that last one is sooo cute!

28 May 2012 - 11:16 am

Melissa - I want to eat her up in that last one! what a dolly!

28 May 2012 - 8:48 am

Monica - Oh Jenelle you did such a GREAT job! Our little monkey was a handful, you were magic to capture these! Thank you SO much! Fantastic work – I’m so happy!!!

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!!