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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

*Breckenridge* Travel

Early in the year, we took off on a longer distance than our usual roadtrips to another part of the Rockies.  Down thru Montana and Wyoming…into Colorado…west of Denver…to the mountain town of Breckenridge.  A couple days of snowboarding at a ski resort spanning 4 mountains.  Wandering around the colorful mountain town.  Night boarding at another ski resort.  But best of all spending a few days with an incredible family, all the way from New Zealand.  Two years since we had been together closer to their home so we were thrilled it worked out to join in on their US travels.  Thanks for including us and making us part of your family!  And a big thanks to a cool guy named Shaun that made our holiday just that much better too!

Before leaving home, I had a list of antique + collectibles shops along our way.  We made it to a few.  And then I was cut off saying antique, vintage or collectible when noticing a sign.  I thought it was exciting while someone else thought it was slowing us down and taking up too much vehicle space!  I’m still thinking of my new favorite antique shop in Billings and the treasures I left behind.  Another one in Cheyenne, Wyoming, it was pretty neat too.  Next trip will be with a truck, maybe even a trailer.

3 March 2011 - 2:26 pm

Julia - Thank YOU so much for coming all that way down to have an awesome few days with us! These photos are amazing :) xo

28 February 2011 - 9:27 pm

laurie - VERY cool trip pics! what an awesome little road trip :)

26 February 2011 - 8:07 pm

Aunty Lynn - Looks like a fun road trip! Very neat pictures.

25 February 2011 - 1:53 pm

amber - This makes me want to hit the road! It’s so beautiful & just looking makes me feel like i was there!

*Tyler, Amber and Roman* Part II

In my personal opinion, winter and snow is best enjoyed with warmth and coziness. Huddled around a firepit in a neat handmade blanket with marshmallows and a storybook…..a perfect ending to our time together!


22 February 2011 - 10:31 pm

Kim Spears - This is ADORABLE !!! What a great idea. Such cute photos Jenelle :)

11 February 2011 - 8:11 pm

Aunty Lynn - Great outdoor pictures, what a cute little guy. Looks like lots of fun!

2 February 2011 - 6:39 pm

Shauna - Awww….. i have to say I agree with Amber!! These are super cute!!

31 January 2011 - 10:43 pm

amber - All we can say is: WE LAAAAAAHHHHHHVE THEM.

*Tyler, Amber and Roman*

Home for these 3 is up in the Yukon.  And you can tell it is in their hearts. Not many people request to have their photo session in the winter.  It was great to be out with a sweet little family that enjoys, appreciates and finds the fun in nature…..even when it means there’s snow and cold for quite a few months of the year!  In my research to keep their session somewhat Yukon-like, I was intrigued and hope we will be able to visit the North.  And even if it’s winter, we would be sure to have the greatest time!

Thanks for making time for a photo shoot while you’re down…..appreciated your enthusiasm and creativity that made for a wonderful winter session!

Another mini post early next week…..we had a fun ending to their session.

10 March 2011 - 11:20 pm

clippingimages - Thanks to share your nice post…………….

31 January 2011 - 7:50 am

jacinda - beautiful pictures, beautiful family. that little roman is just adorable!

29 January 2011 - 5:38 pm

Jessica - Great shots!!! Beautiful family, Amber!

29 January 2011 - 11:22 am

Shauna - Very nice Jenelle, Good Job! these turned out really good!!!
Little Romans’ smile is so cute!! Nice little family Amber Congrate :)

28 January 2011 - 7:24 pm

amber - Oh Jenelle we LOVE them ALL so far! I think i’m going to have trouble picking ones for the wall! You got the day SOO well! Thank you so so much. Such good memories.

*Welcoming 2011*

I couldn’t get the words out quick enough.  We had already passed by this corner of the store a few times.  But this time around it stood out.  Right there on display.  An antique typewriter.  Just as I had been hoping to find.  And a price tag that made it just so easy to say I had to buy it.  How had we not noticed earlier?  Thank you to my shopping partner for taking me to a wonderful store and when you were thinking the same thing you let me be the one to bring this treasure home.

In a new place it’s easy to have our eyes looking and heart feeling, taking in everything of that moment and place.  Yet I find at home, things can get feeling ordinary.  Because it’s things we are used to.  Things that maybe don’t stand out until we take the time to really notice the details.  Which created my personal photography new years resolution.  To take more day to day photos, photos of our life.  Not just the big occasions and vacations.  But more of the little details of what makes up our days.  2011.

14 January 2011 - 6:22 pm

Renee Stewart - love it Jenelly!!!!

7 January 2011 - 10:33 am

Emmy - Love these!!! They would be so cool to have up in an office or library!

*Sarah* Part II

Running short on daylight and body heat, we set up to meet again a few days later.  When the air wouldn’t be as cold and we’d have fresh enthusiasm.  Not just anyone can pull off this hair style, or would choose to.  A mohawk.  This is the kind of thing that shows me what is really in Sarah’s heart and the amazing person she is.  You have made so many people proud.  To raise lots of money for a cause that means so much to your family.  And having the courage to have your hair razored.  Thank you for having me photograph you at this time in your life.  Cheers to you girl!

31 December 2010 - 4:21 pm

Brooke Aliceon - LOVE this shoot!! Amazing!

18 December 2010 - 4:35 pm

Kim Spears - Such fun shots !! LOVE how you used the light. Amazing work :)

9 December 2010 - 1:42 pm

Michelle W - Very very nice! Gorgeous light, location, model and photography. :)

7 December 2010 - 11:21 am

Daysha - Beauty! Love this shoot too!

6 December 2010 - 11:24 pm

Sarah Spadafora - THIS IS MY FAVORITE SO FAR!! ahh i cannot wait to see them all. you are a photography GENIUS!!! Thanks again.