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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

*Kyle, Lisette and Fynnegan*

Stepping back in time.  Maybe leaping, back in time.  To fit into a decade as best we can understand and be a part of it.

And stepped into a place that absorbed us in that time and frame of mind.  I was amazed.  It was different for them yet they were so comfortable.  It felt so real.  I felt I was observing a family of that time.

Thanks for your creativity, planning and enthusiasm for the 40’s…it really made for an amazing photo shoot.  And the afternoon flew by!

You have been incredible friends, we love and appreciate each of you so much.  Have fun sharing your images as Christmas gifts…a meaningful, personal gift.  And I have loved my part in it.

Some things are hard to describe with words…we will let the images tell the story…and take you back in time.


And then a little snow fell…so magical.

SYNONYMOUSLY JOYFUL! (Sharing the very kind email Lisette sent to me when they were partway thru looking at the images in their gallery):

Hello dearest,

Our photos are ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIful!!!!!!!!   It feels like the further we got into the shoot both Kyle and I gained more confidence, stunning really.  I have tried picking out my favorites, but I found myself choosing almost every photo.  I can’t wait to see the rest!  You are going to have to help us pick photos… there are way too many to choose from.  They are all so fabulous!  It would be nice to have input on the photos you enjoy the most, than we can figure out which ones would be best received as gifts.
You brought out the BEST in us!


P.S   Your Website is amazingly simple to use and fabulously efficient.  Wonderful…Gorgeous …magnificent…. outstanding….I think I covered most of the synonyms for beautiful….I don’t think my excitement can be fully expressed via email.

27 January 2010 - 8:20 pm

Mark - Jenelle – I think you are onto something!! These pics are great… they have a real sense of time and emotion! I was totally drawn into them. I love the way you mix color and black and white into your images. Keep up the great work, look forward to seeing more!

29 December 2009 - 5:46 pm

Julie - WOW!!!! These pictures are amazing, you did a stunning job. The family is beautiful, the props are incredible, everything just fits perfectly. What a xmas present that would’ve been to give…very creative!

29 December 2009 - 3:49 pm

Kelty - I LOVE these pictures. You did an AWESOME job, everyone! Too bad they’re missing a “member” of the family! The PIG=) But they truly are incredible pictures.

27 December 2009 - 1:12 pm

Laura - I am in love with these photos! Amazing captures of expression.

25 December 2009 - 7:06 pm

Daysha - WOW!! Absolutely amazing, stunning, Beautiful! the whole thing. all the clothes, props, site….everything. All of you did awesome work!!

*Happy Holidays*

Wishing everyone a very pleasant, safe and enjoyable holiday season!

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make everyday a holiday and celebrate just living”

–Amanda Bradley

Happy Holidays

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Watch for an update over the next couple days to “Session Under Wraps”.  I am VERY excited to share these images!!!


It went from -43 with the wind chill to +7 in 2 days…just in time for our shoot.  The first shoot with my new 5D Mark II.  Loved the timing of the chinook!

And love a girl that appreciates and values art and fashion.  Sarah you were awesome out there…it was warm compared to what it had been but still a little chilly and windy in spots, but you didn’t back down.  It has been great getting to know you over the past little while, you are such a sweet, wonderful person.  And fantastic choice of outfits, accessories and footwear…there was a suitcase!  I’m hoping we can do this again someday, I know you are excited to get a peek at these images so thank you again…thanks for the enthusiasm and fun loving attitude you brought to the shoot.

There’s so many awesome images…..I might have to add more later.


Additional images of Sarah!  3Feb2010


21 December 2009 - 8:49 pm

Sarah Spadafora - AH Jenelle!! These photos turned out great I absolutely love them and cannot wait to see the rest. Very very cool. It was so fun working with you and I would love to do it again =)

*Morning Frost*

I think this the coldest morning so far this winter, and I just wanted to stay inside, but the brilliant sunshine was inviting.  The frost on the tree in our front yard was illuminated in a beautiful way.  It sparkled.  It was majestic.  I need to get toughened up to the cold because our winters really are so pretty.

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*Session Under Wraps*

Ahhh…the suspense.  It will be worth it.  I recently was part of this amazing vintage photo session.  For now it needs to remain ‘under wraps’.  We all love a surprise and I don’t want to spoil this!  I had been looking forward to the shoot since the idea came up almost a couple months ago.  Here’s just a taste.  A step back in time.  And soon, I will be able to include an image filled post…that tells the whole story!

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16 December 2009 - 10:32 pm

Lisa w - wow…. looks fun!!! can’t wait to see the rest…

26 November 2009 - 12:37 pm

Daysha - Very cool!! and i can’t wait to see the rest of the pics!!! You guys all did an amazing job!!