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Baby Isaiah’s Birth Story | {Tacoma Birth Photography}

Every time I photograph a birth I walk home with a sense of wonder.  Not only because I believe birth to be such an amazing miracle of God…but, also because I was invited into this incredibly intimate moment in someone’s lives….it’s such an honor to witness and document this time.  And…this year I have had the privilege of having some “repeat customers”!  Round two of having babies!  I am loving it!  I feel like I get to grow with these families….and I am just so blessed and grateful!!!

**As always….Birth photography is not for everyone.  While a beautiful moment….it can be graphic.  All photos have been approved by the family…but, if you don’t want to see a little bit more than you do with my other types of sessions…just skip this and go grab a cup of coffee instead!

 

birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyI got the late night text warning me that Leah thought it might be the time….and then just a short couple of hours later the call came!  It was time!  With this being their second baby and then living quite a ways from the hospital…they were heading in.   Leah has a ton of support from her husband, Isaac…and from her beautiful family who rallies around her during her births….birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photographybirth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photography…and this time…even Miss Arielle came to help her Mama through the ordeal!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd…as the sun came up we were all still waiting…..birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photography…and Arielle finally drifted off to sleep!  Isn’t she just gorgeous?  She always has been!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographySoon after….it was time to push!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyLots of people to help encourage and support!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd…in very little time it was time to meet little Isaiah!  He is just perfect!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyHe made sure he got those lungs working.birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyBut, very quickly as he was surrounded with the love of his parents…he felt safe and warm!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyHi Isaiah!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyBeautiful!
birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd, Arielle already loves her little brother!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyHe didn’t need any instructions on how to get his first feeding….he’s a natural!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd, Arielle was content to wait for her turn to hold him!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographySo little….birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyI am always slightly amused that the baby nurses are not phased by the crying….I think I would be a pushover to the crying!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyWeighing in at an impressive 9 pounds 2 ounces!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photographybirth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyLittle toes!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyIsaac is a great dad!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyArielle’s first time holding him….the whole family is together at last!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyI went home…grabbed a long nap that may or may not have lasted into the evening…and then headed back in the morning for those Fresh 24 photos!  A fun little part of my job!  Isaiah was all decked out and waiting for me…..birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyHe kept his eye on me….but, never fussed!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyLove that hair!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyA mama’s love….birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photography…and a daddy’s love!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyHe has all the love he needs!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyCongratulations, Leah and Isaac!  I am so grateful that you have invited me into your stories!  I can’t wait to see your family grow even more!birth photography, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photography

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Brianne | {Life Christian Academy-Class of 2015}

Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyBrianne is a senior at Life Christian Academy graduating with the Class of 2015!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyThe first thing I noticed about Brianne was her big smile…it just lights up her whole face!  I love it!  We started her session off at the park with her parents.  They weren’t staying for the whole session so we captured their relationship with Brianne first thing!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyObviously…they love her!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyThen we headed downtown!  Always a great spot.  It was another great evening here in the Pacific Northwest and she just soaked up the sun.Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyLove that smile!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyShe is a beautiful girl with a fun sense of humor and a quick laugh!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyLife Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyGorgeous!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyShe worked hard at the serious shot…but, eventually she was a pro!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyShe brought along her friend, Maddie.  Maddie is a great friend and made Brianne laugh the whole time!  You will see her in another session, too, as she came along with another senior just a couple of days after this session!  She’s a pro now!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe did a quick change and headed up to the glass bridge.  Brianne shines!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyLife Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyLove!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyAren’t her eyes stunning?Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyTacoma flooded in light and showering Brianne…..all so beautiful!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyThen we headed down to the beach for our last stop.  Ruston Way is a winner every time!  Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyIt’s so Tacoma.  Brianne has several colleges that she is considering…none too far from her hometown here.
Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyIt’s a lot to think about and can be a little stressful…but, it can also be so exciting!  A blank canvas for the journey…..Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyLook at those eyes!
Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole PhotographyBrianne….I laughed so hard with you girls!!! So much fun!  Thanks for sharing your life with me for just a moment!  Congratulations on your senior year and many prayers for your journey afterwards!Life Christian Academy senior-Tacoma-Chelle Nicole Photography

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Madi | {Auburn High School Senior-Class of 2015}

tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighMadi is a senior at Auburn High School and will be graduating in just a few short months with the Class of 2015!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighIsn’t she beautiful?
tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighI first met her a couple of years ago when I did her sister’s senior session…and it is so fun to see her now.  It’s her turn!  And, she’s thrilled to be almost done!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighWe have had a gorgeous winter…and this night was one of those cool but pretty evenings!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighThose eyes!!!
tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighMadi brought along her best friend for some fun….they have been friends forever!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighLook at that sun….and her gorgeous hair!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighShe easily giggles and is so sweet!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighUniversity of Washington is on her radar for the next steps….so much to think about when you are a senior!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighLove this!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighShe could be in a magazine!  Hard to believe this light was in February!  Crazy winter!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighOne more outfit change and a few more minutes of sunlight….we didn’t waste any of it!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighMy favorite!  Her eyes are SO stunning!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn High…and those lashes, too!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighSo sweet!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighI love that we have so many beautiful backgrounds here in Tacoma….but, the beach is always a favorite of the seniors!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighA little more horsing around with these girls!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn HighMadi!!  CONGRATS on your senior year!  I had such a fun time with you guys!!!  THANKS!!!!!tacoma senior photographer, Chelle Nicole Photography, Auburn High

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