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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

*Bare Naked Noggins* Fundraising Event

BEAUTI photography is excited to provide photography for the Bare Naked Noggins event this Thursday ~ come out to support the Epilepsy Association of Calgary!

I am honored to be a part of this event ~ come out, get your photo taken and show your support for a great cause.  If you would like to donate, one of my clients is getting her hair shaved into a mohawk and would love to reach her fundraising goal.

Here’s a shot from last year…..at her next session (happening very soon!!) she will be sporting her mohawk!

16 November 2010 - 4:20 pm

Sarah Spadafora - I LOVE LOVE LOOOVE IT… THIS IS SO AWESOME AND EXCITING!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF SUCH AN EXCITING DAY AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING!! YOU ARE SUCH AN AMAZING PERSON AND PHOTOGRAPHER MIGHT I ADD 😉

*Giveaway* Wool Dryer Balls

Starting off the week with a GIVEAWAY!

We’re always on the lookout for interesting new products that are better for our health and the environment.  Here’s a great alternative to using dryer sheets and plastic dryer balls.  We have been using these for quite a few months now and are impressed with them.  If you have not discovered wool dryer balls yet, you need to!:)The wonderful designer of these eco-friendly wool dryer balls has generously sent up 2 sets to use as giveaway items.  Perfect for yourself or to give away over the holidays!

Here’s how the contest works.  Check out Michelle’s shop on Etsy: Green Belle Designs, then leave a comment below (including an item you saw there) and you will be entered to win a set of two dryer balls. Drawing 2 lucky winners on November 25th.  (If you are not local, the postage will be covered.)

Michelle creates lots of warm, woolen items…..that would make great eco-friendly, useful gifts too!  And if you’re also in Canada, the shipping is very reasonable and doesn’t take long at all.

Join our Facebook fanpages: BEAUTI photography and Green Belle/Shelley Rose Design.

Thank you Michelle!!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/greenbelledesigns

25 November 2010 - 12:58 pm

BEAUTI - The winners are: Slee and Bonnie!
Thanks for all your comments ~ happy shopping with the discount Michelle has offered for the next week!!

23 November 2010 - 9:43 am

Kelty - LOVE the wool balls for kids play! I bet they’d be great for little boys’ indoor hockey=)

18 November 2010 - 9:52 pm

Rebekah Ott - I love dryer balls! I also love the scents that I saw on the website that you can add to the balls. And the knit baby blanket is beautiful!

17 November 2010 - 7:29 pm

Libby H - Love those wool child’s play balls, my son would love them! thanks for the chance!

17 November 2010 - 7:16 pm

Colleen Maurina - Besides her wonderful Dryer Balls, I also like her Scarflettes!

17 November 2010 - 7:10 pm
17 November 2010 - 9:45 am

Daysha - Those dryer balls look great!

17 November 2010 - 8:58 am

Bonnie - I like the Snuggly Rainbow Crochet Blanket!!!

16 November 2010 - 6:18 pm

Stephanie P. - Dryer balls are totally on my Christmas list hehe- love her leaf green/earthy brown and green and brown mix 3-pack! SO cute!

16 November 2010 - 5:05 pm

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16 November 2010 - 4:50 pm

Laura Crabtree - The granny crochet baby blanket is beautiful!!

16 November 2010 - 4:48 pm

Jennifer D - i love the rainbow blanket… i have been eyeing it since she started posting them.

16 November 2010 - 4:45 pm

Johanna C - I like the pinks & whites mix balls!

16 November 2010 - 4:43 pm

Kate Brown - Leaf Green/Earthy Brown/Green and Brown Mix Wool balls look really nice.

And now I found my new wool ball store! Cheapest prices I have ever seen. Thanks for the heads up to this store!!

16 November 2010 - 1:35 pm

Emily - I love the little washies. What a great idea for parents and kiddos.

16 November 2010 - 12:33 pm

Quin - I love all of her baby blankets. I don’t have babies any more but have thought about buying a couple for gifts. and then one for me :)

16 November 2010 - 8:01 am

Slee - I love the Wool Scarf in neutral tones. I think it has an elegant yet earthy feel to it, and reminds me a tiny bit of the striped scarf worn by the 4th Doctor back when I was a kidlet.

16 November 2010 - 7:42 am

Laura - What a cool idea! I like the modern look of the Snuggly Baby Blanket–Crochet Cotton Squares–Blue/Green/Soft White

16 November 2010 - 7:20 am

Katie - I love her dryer balls- I keep trying to hint to my husband that I want dryer balls for Christmas

15 November 2010 - 6:02 pm

Amy - Hey I saw Cotton Crochet Cloths–2–Spring Green/Green and White Multi. Fantastic handmade faceclothes!

15 November 2010 - 4:24 pm

Jessica - A sucker for a giveaway and for trying something new! :-) I saw the Wool Scarf in Woodsy Neutral Tones.

*Wanderlust*

The first few days after changing the clocks for daylight savings ~ fall back or spring ahead ~ are a bit difficult for us.  A time change to adjust to without even going anywhere is the disappointing part!  Bring on some jetlag, it’s always worth it for the adventure!!

Not that I ever need inspiration to spark my desire to travel.  I always have a list longer than you can imagine of places to explore and photograph.  I love the planning, anticipation, adventure…my love of travel keeps me dreaming.  But I recently ordered this travel photography book.  WANDERLUST.  By Michael Clinton.  Such an interesting travel book.  I’m loving to read his story, his “love affair with exploring the world”.  At 12 years old set a goal to travel around the world.  His wanderlust has taken him to 100 Countries and all 7 continents, always with cameras in tow.  An eye for beauty and a spirit for adventure.

I find wedding photography a bit like travel photography.  Getting one chance to capture a photograph that takes you back, takes you in and you feel that very moment once again.  A moment that can’t be replayed with the same emotions, feeling or sincerity.  It’s hard to ever again stage that shot with the same outcome.  When successful, it is rewarding.  I’ve learned to stop when I see something beautiful, unique or interesting…it may be the only time in my life I see that scene.  And I have learned…..even what seems so real in such moments, that memories fade.  But photographs keep them alive for us and allow us to carry them thru our lifetime.

I am working on a couple travel photography related projects, which will be announced on this blog over the next little while.

26 November 2010 - 5:08 pm

Kim Spears - Ooooooh !! Can’t wait to hear what your travel projects are all about :)

*Baby Olivia* Newborn

Their second baby.  Another little girl.  And she is a precious little girl.  She had been sleeping most of the time still even being almost 3 weeks old.  We were so hoping for the same the day of her photo session.  Olivia clearly had other plans.  That was the first day of her new schedule and more awake time.  I really appreciated her patient parents as we tried to put her to sleep.  Her big sister was adorable mimicking what I was doing, a great little helper.  And showering her baby sister with so much love.  I’m glad you’ve moved your family of 4 back to Cochrane.  It was great chance to catch up.  Congratulations on your sweetest little bundle!  I’ll be waiting for more cuddles!

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9 November 2010 - 9:40 am

Aunty Lynn - Very cute little girls! Nice pics!

2 November 2010 - 9:53 am

Michelle W - Aww… what a sweetie and her big sister is adorable. I love the black and whites and the second last one of her sleeping is just perfect. :)

28 October 2010 - 10:54 pm

Shauna - Cute Cute Cute!
You captured some great shots…such cute kids!!

27 October 2010 - 9:37 am

Renee - beautiful children…great pictures Jenelley!

26 October 2010 - 1:35 pm

Daysha - Jenelle, these are perfect! the first pic is stunning. 2 very cute girls!

*Dream Big*

A lovely gift.  Given to me, given to inspire.  So thoughtful and kind.  Thank you.

Artwork by an incredible artist.  And a vintage Brownie camera.

From a message on the back of the canvas about the successful artist who followed her heart’s passion and dream.  “Her art expresses honesty and tenderness while remaining lighthearted and colorful, and she hopes it will strike a chord with others…….and that it inspires you to discover your own limitlessness.”  DREAM BIG.

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9 November 2010 - 9:13 pm

Keala Campbell - Did Renee create that?! Oh, I LOOOOOVVVVEEE it!!!! Especially the (permission granted) part. :-)))))))

27 October 2010 - 9:39 am

Renee - love them….!!!