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Maddy | {Life Christian Academy Senior-Class of 2015}

We are getting close to the end of the 2015 school year and I still have a handful of seniors to share with you!!! I love shooting seniors…it just excites me!

Tacoma Seniors Photos0001This is Maddy. She is graduating from Life Christian Academny in about 6 weeks with the Class of 2015! Many of whom I have had the pleasure of meeting! It’s a great class!Tacoma Seniors Photos0002I met Maddy a few years ago when she and I led worship for the school a few times together, and then later she came and served at our church with us. She made and impression with everyone there. Not only because she is so talented musically…Tacoma Seniors Photos0003…but, her maturity and ability to think on her toes was amazing.Tacoma Seniors Photos0004I love that she wanted to make sure that she showcased some of her instruments in her senior photos since music has been such a big part of her life.Tacoma Seniors Photos0005Tacoma Seniors Photos0006Did I mention that the instrument that she used while leading worship with us….was the drums? Yep…nothing cooler than a girl drummer…and she is a great drummer!Tacoma Seniors Photos0007Tacoma Seniors Photos0008We did her session on one of my favorite streets in downtown Tacoma…cause it holds such great texture and grit. Perfect for her!Tacoma Seniors Photos0009Maddy and I had a great laugh about our “resting serious”‘ face that we both share…or at least get told we both share. But, I was happy to see that she easily laughs, too!Tacoma Seniors Photos0010Gorgeous!!!Tacoma Seniors Photos0011She did a quick change and it was perfect for the next street over!Tacoma Seniors Photos0012And, then we headed off to a popular spot and used it in a way I haven’t before…which is so fun for me!Tacoma Seniors Photos0013Stunning!Tacoma Seniors Photos0014A new perspective on a classic spot in Tacoma!Tacoma Seniors Photos0015One of my favorites!Tacoma Seniors Photos0016Last outfit change and then we headed down to the waterfront. It’s almost become a “must” with seniors….and it does truly represent one of the best parts of Tacoma’s beauty!Tacoma Seniors Photos0017We also had a couple of special people along for Maddy’s session….her friend, Maddie, who you have seen her already with another senior that I photographed. She’s becoming a regular!:)They did a lot of laughing together!Tacoma Seniors Photos0018Tacoma Seniors Photos0019I love how Maddy’s pretty eyes match the color of the rocks!Tacoma Seniors Photos0020Off to the beach…..Tacoma Seniors Photos0021Where this special moment happened!!! Maddy’s beautiful mom, Dena, was there to capture this special moment in their lives! So special!Tacoma Seniors Photos0022Tacoma Seniors Photos0023Maddy….Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!! So exciting! I know I will hear about you in the future! God Bless you in all you do!!Tacoma Seniors Photos0024

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Traci Fredricks - I’ve known her a long time. What an exceptional young woman. Great work Chelle.

Pretty Penny | {Tacoma Newborn Photography}

This beautiful little treasure is Penny!

Tacoma Newborn Photos0001Isn’t she beautiful? She is the second daughter to this special family that I have grown to love! I was so happy to be invited in to her birth and then to spend a morning with her just a few days later.Tacoma Newborn Photos0002Her birth story was a quick one…as a birth photographer it might be the closest call yet. From getting to the hospital room to being born in triage 20 minutes later….she was excited to meet her family.Tacoma Newborn Photos0003Her mom and dad have told me that she is a very content little girl. A wonderful gift to them!Tacoma Newborn Photos0004She watched me closely through her whole session…but, barely even whimpered. So sweet!Tacoma Newborn Photos0005Tacoma Newborn Photos0006Tacoma Newborn Photos0007You might recognize her big sister, Phoebe….she is a constant joy here in on my blog and I love seeing her welcome and love her new little sister!Tacoma Newborn Photos0008Tacoma Newborn Photos0009Tacoma Newborn Photos0010They are going to be great friends!Tacoma Newborn Photos0011We took a break and Penny got a little snack that whisked her off to dreamland…Sleeping like a baby!Tacoma Newborn Photos0012Tacoma Newborn Photos0013Tacoma Newborn Photos0014Tacoma Newborn Photos0015Little feet!Tacoma Newborn Photos0016Tacoma Newborn Photos0017Tacoma Newborn Photos0018This little girl is lucky to be born into this sweet family! There will be no lack of loving and kissing on her!Tacoma Newborn Photos0019Tacoma Newborn Photos0020Tacoma Newborn Photos0021Ryan and Kate….she is gorgeous! You have made the world more beautiful with your two little princesses!!! Thanks for sharing them with me!Tacoma Newborn Photos0022

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Cristina Firme - Wow just beautiful and great arrangements

Grace celebrates 16 and friendship with Riley! {Tacoma Teen Photography}

stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyGrace turned Sweet Sixteen on the day of our session together…how fun to get to celebrate with her…and with her best friend, Riley!!!  We actually had scheduled her shoot earlier but the weather had played not so nice with us….but, we were rewarded with a gorgeous afternoon!!  Perfect for these gorgeous girls who both look like they stepped out of a magazine!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyGrace has a classic beauty about her.  I have known of her for several years and have always hoped for the chance to photograph her someday…..and since this session I have had a few ideas for more shoots I could do with her…if only I had tons of extra time!!  haha!!!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAren’t they cute?  They have been best friends for a long time…and they will be heading to New York to really celebrate their birthdays with their moms.  So fun!!!!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyRiley!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyGrace wanted an urban and beach feel to her session….and she chose great locations!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographySo beautiful!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyFriendship is something that can’t be taken for granted!  stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe, of course, took some shots of Riley, too!!!  The wind was whipping…..and we used it to our advantage!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyCute!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyI love this one!!!  You can’t tell but the wind was so strong they were almost crying!  haha!!  Or maybe that’s because they were laughing so much!  stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe did a quick change and headed down to the Glass Museum!  Another favorite spot!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyThe sun was warm and golden!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd, these girls shared lots of laughter!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole Photographystadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole Photographystadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographySweet Sixteen!  It’s such a huge milestone….such an exciting time! stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyWOW!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyTo have someone in life that knows you and walks through the good, the bad, and the ugly……so special!  Grace and Riley have that!
stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole Photographystadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAgain…I don’t know how to say it with any more adjectives…but, she is just beautiful!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole Photographystadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyRiley is stunning, too!!!  stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd, in black and white, too!
stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyThese two were happy to snuggle…cause although it was sunny…it was a little chilly!!!  stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyWHAT?!!!  GORGEOUS!!!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole Photographystadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyHappy Birthday, Grace!!!!!  I am so happy that we celebrated with you and Riley!!!!  You are a beautiful girl…inside and out!!!  Hope you have a great time in New York together!!!!!!!stadium high, tacoma teen photography, Chelle Nicole Photography

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Valerie Petrie - These photos are incredible!

Lynn Welch - Love the photos – unique and engaging!

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