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Kathryn | {Wilson High School Senior-Class of 2014}

Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosKathryn is a senior at Wilson High School and will be graduating in less than two months with the CLASS OF 2014!!!!!  Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosI guarantee you …she is ecstatic!!!  It’s so close!
Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosShe is a beautiful girl with those faint freckles!!  I just love freckles!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosI have known Kathryn’s mom for a while through being friends at church, but hadn’t had a chance to meet her!  I know that they were a little bit nervous…which is common…but, it didn’t take her long at all to start showing me that charming personality!!! You will see through this session that she has some very unique sides to her…and I bet we only captured a portion of those sides!  She has a silly side….Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior Photos…with the best laugh!  Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosLook at those amazing eyes!  They sparkle!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosAnd…when she starts to giggle she always squishes up her eyes first….I love it!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosCute!  I have photographed hundreds of seniors now…and I never tire of them!  Each one is so unique and has a different journey behind them…and in front of them!  They all come a little nervous and leave laughing.  Most of them come with several outfits that they love…and almost all of them have one outfit that they say, “My mom wants me to wear this!”  haha!!!  I even did it to my own daughter….so, I get it!  Well, this one is for her Mama!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior Photos….and, this one is for HER!  And…I LOVE IT!  It’s a first for me…pants with different legs!  I love new and different…and I love how much it fits Kathryn’s personality!  The other side of her is an intelligent girl who loves to think and analyze.  She has some pretty amazing plans ahead of her….Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior Photos…one that includes getting a degree in Psychology so that she can work specifically with counseling adolescents!  Teen through early 20′s!  An age group that can sometimes be overlooked…and she is walking into it with the hopes of helping them navigate, cope, and heal!  I love it!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWe had a gorgeous afternoon to shoot…with that amazing light in the woods, making it SO PNW!!  :)Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosPt. Defiance was a sentimental choice for Kat.  She lives close by and has spent a lot of time in this park throughout the years!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosSo cute!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosMost of the time we hit the typical spots…but, there is nothing typical about Kat!  So….we found a spot that was more “her”!  And…it’s one of my favorites of this whole collection!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWOW!  She is just so comfortable in herself.  Impressive!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosThis is another of my favs!! Her smile looks a little bit mischievous…..which I think comes naturally to her!  Haha!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosWilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosLove!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosSo…as the sun was leaving us in the woods, we packed back up and went out to the pond to capture the last bits of sun…..Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosAnd…a few shots with her mom, Kelly!!  This is her baby girl of four….getting ready to graduate and start on a new journey!  It’s a huge time and I am so blessed to get to be a small part of capturing it!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosSo much ahead….Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior Photos…and she’s ready!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior PhotosKathryn (and Kelly)!  THANKS so much for coming out, having some fun, laughing, and sharing some stories!!  I enjoyed every minute of it!  CONGRATS on your graduation!!!  Enjoy the journey!Wilson high Senior, Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma Senior Photos

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Kelly Swaleson - Chelle, I just want to thank you so so much! I can’t stop looking at how beautiful my girl is and how well you captured her. You are more than an amazing photographer- you are an incredible artist! And a blessing to share your talents <3

Rebecca | {Stadium High School Senior-Class of 2014}

Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaRebecca is a senior at Stadium High School graduating with the CLASS OF 2014!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaThis gorgeous girl happens to be like a surrogate daughter to me!  She has spent hours and hours at my house and I love her!!  We started her session earlier in the winter when it was cold and rainy because we were working with a deadline for a yearbook ad…but, while we only had minutes without the drops…we loved the session!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaThat smile!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaHer eyes are so big and beautiful!
Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaStadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaAnd…anyone that knows her knows that she loves to laugh!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaSo….once we got what we needed there, we waited for a warmer and sunnier day…and we got a whole different beautiful look with the bright light and the curly hair!  But…it was the same gorgeous Becca!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaIt was a little bit windy….but, we loved that!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaAnd, as usual at the Mayflower Dairy, other people have chosen to leave their chalk art on the barns….but, this time is was perfect for Becca, too!  We had some fun with it!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaEven in black and white her eyes are AMAZING!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaRebecca has a HUGE heart!  I have watched her in so many situations walk in and just start talking to ANYONE…and she’s not just being nice…she is truly interested in them.  Sometimes, at my house when Jesse is in the room and his own sisters seem to not notice him, Becca is always the one to say in her loud cheerful voice, “Hi Jesse…how was your day?”!  It always makes me smile!
Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaIt’s been so fun to watch these girls grow up….make decisions, and mistakes, take risks and love, and even get hurt and pick themselves back up…that is, after all, what growing up is for!  Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaAnd, now….it’s time to start getting ready to pack those bags and head out….armed with all that “on the job” knowledge, to do some more learning!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaCollege isn’t going to know what to do with Becca!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaI took Natalie with me for Becca’s session and we spent SO much time laughing that it was a miracle that I got any serious shots!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaMost of the them are like this!  Which, of course, I love!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaWe had a gorgeous night of light….Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaAnd, it just warmed up the whole session!  My favorite time of day…the golden hour!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaRebecca is one of my seniors that I just know I will get to stay in touch with her…if not through her, through her mom, who I am blessed to call my friend!
Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaThis one is a favorite of mine!!!  I just love her smile!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaGorgeous!Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaBeautiful girl and beautiful light!
Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-TacomaBecca….I love you!!!  I can’t wait to see what you do with your life and I just know that you will shower the world with your giggles and your happiness!!!  Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  Stadium high school senior-Chelle Nicole Photography-Tacoma

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Scott ODonnell - These are all amazing!!!

Erin Morlen - Chelle, I can’t thank you enough. These are stunning and bring tears to me eyes. Thank you for capturing my girl so beautifully.

Stephanie Carlson Lawrence - Totally amazing! What a beauty and I agree with all your comments. Proud to say I know her!

Kris Lyon Carpenter - So, so beautiful every single one.

The Pires Family

Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family PhotosI love seeing my families!  Sometimes, it’s once a year and sometimes it’s every other…but, It’s always good to see them and give them a big hug and then see how much the kids have grown!!!  The Pires are on that list, for sure!  Although, I will say, we were missing the oldest child, Jared, this year…and I missed seeing him.  But, hopefully next time!  :)Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family PhotosWe met on a crisp, but sunny, morning last week and Rayne was READY for her time in the spotlight!!  Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family PhotosDoesn’t she just have the most beautiful big brown eyes?Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family PhotosShe is a happy girl!Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family PhotosAnd, she is a very loved little girl!Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family PhotosMommy and Rayne….Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family Photos…and Daddy and Rayne.  Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family PhotosMichael and Lacey!  I have said this so many times now, but, I have known Lacey since she was just a girl and it’s so beautiful to see her as a woman, wife, and mother….she is and has always been beautiful!Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family PhotosLove it!Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family PhotosThanks, Michael and Lacey..and Rayne!!!  It was lovely to see you again and I do think it was a little bit warmer this time around!!:)  Chelle Nicole Photography, Tacoma, Family Photos

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Lacey - Beautiful as always, Chelle. Thank you so much! It’s always so great to see you!

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