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Andre’ Luis | {Tacoma Portrait Photography-Musician Press Kit}

tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyThis handsome guy is Andre’ Luis and he is a local musician who is getting ready to put out his first cd which, of course, meant we needed to capture some amazing images for the cover!tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe had a funny drama trying to find just the right night for this golden hour session!  Andre’ knew that he wanted it to be filled with light and warmth, but each time we had it scheduled the rain would start.  And, then we had a great day and I spending the day in the hospital caring for a family member and had to cancel.  So, when the day finally came for him and I to meet up we were both THRILLED to have the sun be such a huge part of the session!tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyI wasn’t a stranger for Andre’ because he also happens to be a photographer and he attended the Made To Create Pacific Northwest photography workshop that we put on in March of this year!  It was so fun to get to see him again but to also see his other creative outlets being used!  He played his first single for me and it was REALLY GOOD!!!  It should be up on iTunes soon…so keep your eyes out for it!tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyWhen I know I am shooting for something like an album cover it means I get to play a little more artistically than I usually do!!!  I love how light still shines in a black and white image!tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyI talked him into showing off those eyes for just a few shots!!!  tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyLove this!!  So Pacific Northwest, don’t you think?tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe headed to a different part of the park for the end of his session as the sun was setting…tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyI already miss that Golden Hour….but, I know it will be back next summer!tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyI played around a little more with this one and really like it!tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyAndre’ is a soft spoken guy, but when he played his song for me it was clear that he doesn’t carry that into his music!!  It was beautiful!tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyAndre’ thinks I am pretty funny!! haha!tacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma photos musician press kit Chelle Nicole PhotographyAndre’!  Thanks so much for choosing me to capture some images for you!  It was a fun night and I am so excited to see your album on iTunes soon!!!  Follow those dreams!!!
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Sarah Olsen Potter - Ahhh! Andre! I love these and had no clue you were releasing a CD! Looking forward to hearing it. Once again Chelle…amazing shots!

Debra Jimenez - awesome pictures (says this proud grandma)…thanks for helping Andre realize his dream with such specials shots…being the family photographer means he is rarely in the pictures…you captured him well

The Severson Family | {Tacoma Family Photography}

family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyIt has been a year since I got to see the Severson Family!  The last time I saw baby Kai he was just days old!!!  I love it when I get to watch my smallest clients grow!!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyKurt and Rachel are smitten by their little man!  Of course they are!!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographySuch a cutie!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyIt really feels like it was just yesterday that he was an infant.family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd, now he’s crawling around and laughing at me!!!  :)family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyHe brought his fox along to the session….we all need a good friend!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyIt was one of those nights where we weren’t sure if it was going to be sunny or pour on us…but, we got patches of sun and then as I drove away the rain dumped out of the clouds in perfect timing!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographySuch  pretty Mama!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd…can you tell that Kai loves having fun with his Daddy!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe captured their relationship, too!  Kurt has an amazing job as a pilot…so, sometimes getting the both of them together can be challenging, but when they do have that time, they make it special!family photography Chelle Nicole Photographyfamily photography Chelle Nicole Photographyfamily photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyYou can’t very well celebrate a first birthday without getting a little bit messy with sugar!
family photography Chelle Nicole Photographyfamily photography Chelle Nicole Photography…and with balloons!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyHe started out delicate enough…family photography Chelle Nicole Photography…but, he got the hang of it eventually!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyHe’s on the go!family photography Chelle Nicole PhotographyRachel and Kurt…THANKS so much for coming out and braving what could have been a rainy night!!! It was so fun to see how much Kai has grown!! You are doing an awesome job with him!family photography Chelle Nicole Photography

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Rachel Severson - Thank you so much for these photos! I love my little family and LOVE how you captured us. :)

Becky Wood Maffei - Great pics of a great family! Nice work, as always, Chelle!

Brenda Marie Abel - These are wonderful!

Kylie | {Decatur High School Senior-Class of 2015}

When I first started my journey with photography I learned that there was a special indescribable moment on a shoot when I just know that as the light streams into the camera, the subject in front of me is placed where my imagination sees them, and the top of my finger hits the shutter…and I just KNOW….that moment will forever by a favorite.  A favorite image, moment, piece of art….it’s a moment captured…by me!  It’s something intangible that feeds my passion for photography.  In the beginning, if I could walk away with just one of those moments per shoot…I was THRILLED!  Then a couple years later as I went full time and invested more into this business I prayed for a handful of those moments….something to share with the people who risk their time, their vulnerability and yes, their money, to sit in front of my camera.  Lately, I have come across a different problem….there are more and more of those moments and so I keep hitting that shutter and then I am guilty of what I so often teach my photography mentees….”Don’t overshoot”.  I say it over and over again and yet…I am guilty of overshooting lately!  Not cause I am chasing that one moment…but, because the moments are so amazing and fun and emotional and ….special…that I don’t want to stop!  It’s such a blessed challenge for me.  Kylie’s shoot was one of those shoots where there were too many moments to share them all with you on the blog without taking your whole day!  So…here are just a few!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyKylie is a senior at Decatur High School and will be graduating with the Class of 2015!  senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyShe started out by representing her school spirit and her love for the dance/drill team that she has been a part of for her high school years!!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyI loved the slight wind that played through her hair as we shot….movement always helps create a moment!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole Photography…but, for me, so does laughter!!!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd, then she came out in her next outfit and I was so happy….such a cute and perfect outfit for her personality!!  Class and fun, playful and yet, almost Parisian….don’t you think?senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole Photographysenior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyI love a good hat!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole Photographysenior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyAgain with the wind…..senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyShe is a beautiful girl…and intelligent!!  These seniors have so many pressures on them right now…so, I almost hate asking the question…”So, what are your plans after high school?”  But, Kylie cheerfully chatted about how she would really LOVE to head to California for one of the Universities there…but, also has the University of Washington as an option as well….but, mainly she is focused on getting through the SAT’s and homecoming and prom and finals….and…..the list is long!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyI encourage my seniors to bring along someone/something that is special to them on their sessions.  It always adds to the fun…and Kylie brought these beautiful ladies…her cousins, but they acted a lot more like sisters!!!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyThese two beautiful ladies encouraged and laughed with us…they held clothes and the leash…and they stepped into some shots and were amazing!!!  They are juniors this year…so, hopefully you will see them again next year (hint hint)!
senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyThe sun was sliding down fast so we did another outfit change and took advantage of that golden light….senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole Photography…and we got Mittens to agree to a few shots with his favorite human!!!  This dog is very very important to Kylie and I am glad we were able to capture their relationship together!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole Photographysenior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole Photographysenior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyThere was some beautiful cloud cover that was diffusing the golden light and just flooding all of Chambers Bay with a warmth….it was beautiful!  And, there was a slight chill in the air….I remember that being the first night that I whispered to myself that fall was on it’s way!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyI could’ve photographed Kylie for several more hours and still be inspired.  She had so many different layers to her personality and it shows in the images!
senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyThose eyes!!!!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyBeautiful!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole Photographysenior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole PhotographyKylie…thank you so much for a wonderful evening!! You and your cousins were so fun to talk to and laugh with!  CONGRATS on your senior year!!! Make it the best one yet!!!senior photography tacoma Chelle Nicole Photography

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