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The Cooper Family

tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyThe Cooper Family is a yearly staple in my photography line up….and outside of photography…they are friends of mine!  I am blessed with beautiful friendships!  We did a fall session that was a plan B to another idea that Amy had…but, rain was rampant and so we pinch hit a new idea…and I happen to LOVE all the gorgeous color and warm setting!  And…of course the pinecones were great fun for the kids!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyJoe and Amy are a very fun, authentic, and loving couple…it’s fun to hang out with them!  Always full of laughter!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole Photography..and, they’re gorgeous!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe have done enough sessions that we kind of have “tradition” shots that MUST be posted….like a full on laugh by Amy!  If I don’t get at least one of these…I have failed!
tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyTHREE!!!  This family grew fast…I can’t believe they are all walking, talking, little humans now!  Time flies!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAaron…always so ready for his shots!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyThose eyes!  All three kids have the most amazing eyes!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyJackson….he wasn’t totally sure about having his photos taken…until his favorite Teddy Bear got to be in the shot with him!  Perfect!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyThe eyes…and the lashes!! WOW! tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd the joyful, Nora!!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyWith those gorgeous eyes, as well!!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnother tradition….getting Fletcher into at least one family shot!  It might sound easy…but, that is one big dog!  haha!!  We always have along one of the Cooper’s best friend, Staats…it’s also a tradition.  His job is to hold on to the dog and the kids…so they don’t run off….and it’s tradition for me to take photos of him as he does that..and to threaten to post them here.  But, Staats…I am the nice one!  haha!!!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyOne family walking through life with three young ones…laughing all the way!  (see how I added a little bit of Christmas in here?)tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyIt was a cold day…and the kids were getting ready to be done…but, they gave me a few more shots…
tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole Photography…and Jackson shared his teddy bear!  So sweet!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole Photographytacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole PhotographyJoe and Amy…eventually I will run out of wonderful things to say about you….so I will just repeat…I love you guys and am so grateful for your friendship!  You guys are awesome parents and your family is beautiful!!tacoma family photography, Chelle Nicole Photography

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Robert | {Wilson High School Senior-Class of 2015}

senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyRobert is a senior this year at Wilson High School!  Class of 2015!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyI have known Robert since he was a little guy, but it had been a few years since I had seen him prior to his session…it’s crazy seeing these kids grow up and look like adults!!  Makes me feel a little old!  senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photographysenior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe had a sunny afternoon for his session…even though there was a chill in the air!  I love that my seniors schedule their sessions while we still have that gorgeous light!  It makes it almost magical!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyRobert wanted an industrial urban feel…and I think we found that!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyHe also wanted to include three of his close friends who have been friends with him for a long time….and man, do they have fun together!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyLook at that smile!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyRobert is most likely heading to community college to do his general requirements and find a for sure path for himself….a wise choice!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyIt’s a lot to ask these kids to have it all figured out so young…I know I didn’t find my passion until I was much older….there’s time!
senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photographysenior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photographysenior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe headed down to the 11th St. bridge…senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photography…and had some more fun with these guys…senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyImpressive!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyYou can only imagine that his friends were all behind me making that guy laugh…they had me laughing, too!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photographysenior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyLove it!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyOne more….Can’t help it!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyOne last outfit and spot before we lost the light…Ruston Way!  A Tacoma staple!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyGotta love where we live!  It’s beautiful year round!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photographysenior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyHe also brought along his mom…my friend, Marla!  The two of us go WAY back and I love that we get to share moments in our kids lives together…like the joys of parenting teens and grown adult children!  haha!senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole PhotographyRobert…you did great!!  I can’t wait to see what you do after high school!!  Congrats!!! senior guy photos, Tacoma, Chelle Nicole Photography

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Cristina Firme - Nice photos:)

The Dazey Family | {Tacoma Family Photography}

family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyThe Dazey Family is a new family for me….even though I feel like I have seen them around for a long time!!  :)  I was happy to finally have a chance to meet them officially and to also meet their special dog, Bella!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyBella is a very good dog…and very loved!  She was a great model the whole session!  I wanted to take her home with me by the end of the session….but, I know that Shawna and Jacob would miss her!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyAren’t they adorable?!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyShawna and Jacob are old friends of some close friends of mine, so I have seen them at birthday parties and special occasions!  In fact, they were with that other family at an auction when they won this session!  I love being able to help support great causes and businesses with auction donations….and they always bring me the best families!  It’s fun!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyBella!  family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyShe loves her people!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole Photographyfamily photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyLook at her watching them!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe had a cold fall day for our session…but, no rain, and that’s all we can ask for these days!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole Photographyfamily photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyWOW….my favorite!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyI am calling this the “You’ve Got Mail” shot!  You have to know the movie…but, it’s the closing scene…and I think it’s so fun!
family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographySpeaking of those friends…they even showed up for a few friend shots…which I was SO HAPPY about!  They are so fun together!!!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyElya is like my little sister and I have known her since she was a little tiny pipsqueak….and I am not at all surprised that Shawna loved her from the moment they met and have been friends since…Elya is just that person!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnd…the reason the met?  These guys!  They have been friends since high school…and still going strong!  I love it!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyWe said our goodbye’s to the Baltazar’s, did a quick outfit change and grabbed a few more shots before we called it on account of all our limbs being frozen!  haha!  Oh, that and we had SO MANY great shots that it was going to be hard to choose from!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyBella was still happy though!  family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyLove this!  This one is going to hang on their walls on canvas!  It’s a great choice!family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyAnother favorite!  LOVE!
family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyOne last shot of Bella!
family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole PhotographyJacob and Shawna….It was so fun to hang out and laugh with you guys!  Thanks for braving the cold…and for bringing Bella along!  family photos tacoma- Chelle Nicole Photography

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Linda Hoban-Largent - Great shots, Chelle! Of couse you did have help from these two amazing young peeps!

Karen Cheney - wonderful shots of these two lovely people!

Shawna Leahy Dazey - Thank you Chelle for such a wonderful time taking pictures! Usually this is a very hard process because you want everything to look good, but you made it easy on all of us!!!! A HUGE THANK YOU!!!! You have a wonderful gift!

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