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Natalie Kaye is 17!!! WOW! | {Tacoma Teen Photography}

tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyMy own little ice princess!  Natalie Kaye turns 17 today….and she is excited!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyThe trouble with a Christmas Eve birthday is that life gets pretty busy around December and sometimes your birthday gets a little overlooked…and this year it has never been more true!  With all the surgeries and doctor visits happening with my dad this month has been crazy and we just couldn’t find the time to get a shoot in until just yesterday morning…cutting it a little close, aren’t we?  We had been dreaming of what to do this year and knew we wanted to do something different…..tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole Photography…and I would say we did!  We got up super early in search of snow…and while we did find some…it was raining!!!  But…we went ahead and had some fun anyway!  Why not, right?  She was all dressed up!  We had some fun!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyGORGEOUS!!!!  My friend, Candice, loaned us this gorgeous skirt that her mother in law made…and it was PERFECT for our vision!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyLOVE!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyNatalie has made some huge changes in her life this past few months and I have been watching her navigate those changes with lots of thought, prayer, and grace.  It hasn’t always been easy but…she is learning to voice what she needs and act on that, while still holding on to her sensitive heart and compassion for others….it’s impressive to watch!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd…she continues to shower the world with her funny joy!!  This looks like she is just laughing…but really..she is laughing cause I fell in a hole!  So…..there’s that….  haha!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyGoing into a snowy forest while it’s raining….can sometimes mean mini avalanches happen…..sometimes….tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyOh, my girl….  she grows more beautiful every day.  tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe did a quick change and shot for just a few more minutes before heading back to Tacoma…..tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyThose brown eyes are so lovely!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyShe is finishing out the second half of junior year…and we have already started the stressful conversations of “what’s next”?  So much pressure on such a young heart….but, I know without a doubt she is going to be great at whatever she does!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyThis was one of her favorites from the day!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyOf all my kids, she is the one who loves photography most…and she is there with me through the editing and culling….she loves the whole thing!  Makes me happy!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographySo…we decided we couldn’t let that skirt go to waste….so we stopped downtown for a few urban shots….which I LOVED!!!!!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe debated back and forth about hair up or down….but, really, why do we have to choose?  tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyThis is one of my favorite shots….it’s just so dramatic!  I love it!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnother of hers…..tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd…a typical face from my girl!  Most times when she has just done something mischievous and thinks this cute little smile will make me forget….and it does, SOMETIMES!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyThat face!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyFor some reason…this might be my all time favorite shot from this session…  something about it!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole PhotographyNatalie Kaye…I love you more than you will ever know!  I am blessed to be your mom and I love watching you grow and learn.  I know that God has some amazing plans ahead for you!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Little Girl!!!!!!!tacoma photography, teen photos, winter session Chelle Nicole Photography

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