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Grandparents and Grandkids | {Tacoma Family Photography}

Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyEach session that I do touches me in a different way.  Some are fun and exciting, some challenge me in my art, and some hit my heart!  This one was a heart warmer, for sure!  I never really knew my grandparents.  Never really had a chance to.  Maybe once or twice when I was little, but, even as I write this I know that I have never seen a photo of me with any of them.  Kinda makes me sad.  So, when I was asked to do a session with these grandparents and their grandkids…I was thrilled.Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyNow, Noreene and Al are new to this blog.  And, while the focus was really group shots, I couldn’t pass up a chance to take this beautiful couples photos.  I love this one!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyJacob, (and his sister) have been on here before.  Jacob doesn’t really like having me take his pictures but he gave me his best for a little bit!  🙂  Typical boy!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyHanging out with Grandpa!  LOVE THIS!  Can  you see Al’s breath?  That is because it was SERIOUSLY cold!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyOne more of the camera shy guy!  He might be shy to my camera, but man, can he tear it up musically!!  He is a crowd favorite at all the band concerts that I have gone to over the years as he and my Natalie Kaye are in the same grade and school!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyKayleigh is a regular on here, practically!  She has been one of my oldest daughters oldest friend….not oldest in age, but in time!  haha!  And…she doesn’t mind at all getting her pictures taken.  The differences between boys and girls!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyGrandma and Kayleigh…oh, what a special image.
Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyKayleigh is an artist, through and through.  You should hear her play her violin! It’s amazing, but I have to say that when she sits down at my piano and sings it brings me to tears!  Talented and beautiful!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyThey are going to cherish these images.
Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyThere was a ton of laughter going on through this session…almost more by me than anyone else.  Sometimes I don’t know what to expect and I almost always get surprised, but Al was cracking me up!!  I only wish we had more time!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyThese grandparents are committed to their grandkids.  They came out on a very cold day, when they are used to California weather, just to capture some memories!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyBut then, they also drive to Iowa every summer to visit the kids at the music camp they go to throughout the summer there!  That’s love!  It’s nice to know that Jacob and Kayleigh will always remember their grandparents and all they did to know and love them!  So special!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyIt’s truly a legacy.  The kids might not fully understand it now, but they will love their own grandkids one day fully because these two wonderful people showed them how it should be done!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyAnd, that is priceless!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photographyAl and Noreene…thanks so much for coming out!  It was so much fun to meet you and chat with you, even for just a short time!  I know that you are a huge blessing to your family!  And…thanks for the laughs, too!  Kayleigh and Jacob…It is always fun to see you, too!Generational family photos-grandparents and grandchildren-chelle nicole photography

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Sarah - love how these turned out! makes me miss my grandparents 🙂

Pam Buckner - Awesome images! I think my favorite is Al and Noreene sitting, her arm linked in his, she looking up at him, he looking at her with a face that appears to almost be in tears – as if it was the first time he laid eyes on her – thankful for the love of his life. Thank you for the story that goes with these images.

Judah | {Tacoma Newborn Photography}

newborn boy infant picturesBabies!  Babies!  Babies!  There have been quite a few babies born in our church lately and I love to see the next generation being introduced in to this world!  The Chambers Family welcomed Judah into the world last week, and he is definitely a keeper!newborn boy infant picturesHe was such a calm and peaceful child the whole session…sleeping away while the rest of his house was full of hustle and bustle…..   (Really fun sock monkey blanket provided by the ever talented Linda from Hand Maid Foot Prince!)newborn boy infant picturesThis was the only sign of unhappiness…and I think it was a passing nightmare because it literally only lasted as long as it took to snap the picture.  I love it!newborn boy infant picturesWe also had a fleeing moment of seeing his cute little eyes….newborn boy infant pictures…until one moment later…we saw this.newborn boy infant picturesSuch perfection in the little hands and feet.newborn boy infant picturesAshley (mom) was telling me that he was the first child of theirs (out of four) to not have red hair….Umm…..I have to say, I see red!  🙂newborn boy infant picturesOh…so tiny!newborn boy infant picturesOne foot, Two feet….
newborn boy infant picturesAshley is wonderful mother.  She is so laid back and patient!  newborn boy infant picturesJudah is a lucky little guy to have amazing parents in Ashley and Cole.newborn boy infant picturesA mother’s love.newborn boy infant picturesOf course, we couldn’t leave out his big sisters.  Addie and Cadie were looking so cute!newborn boy infant picturesBrothers together!  Oren is such a ham!
newborn boy infant picturesI have to say that by the time all the kids were ready to try and grab a shot, it was getting kind of dark, and keeping four kids in the same spot for even 10 seconds is a miracle…but, we did it!newborn boy infant picturesAnd, even when Judah’s big sister needed to let out some frustration…he still slept through it!  He is going to be such a blessing to his family!  CONGRATS to you, Chambers Family!  He is wonderful!newborn boy infant pictures

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Anna - Love, love, love!
Cute, cute cute!
I just about melted, seeing the picture of Oren holding him. Perfect-o

Tara - Adorable

Lindsey Reid - Love the last pic! Oren was looking like he was done with the photo shoot!

Lisa - Is that the cutest little penguin sweat or what!?

karissa majeski - so cute love it

Khemrin & Billy | {Tacoma Couples Photography}

young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyYoung and so in love!  Billy and Khemrin are just that!  You might remember Billy from the blog previously, but Khemrin is a new addition to his life…a beautiful addition!!young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyBilly and Khemrin were married in a very small family ceremony the week before Christmas and then came out to see me for a “JUST MARRIED” session!  I was thrilled to get a chance to meet Billy’s new wife.  young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyThey make beautiful couple, don’t they?young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyThis was the coldest session of the season so far!  We were so grateful for the beautiful sunshine, but it was deceiving because even sitting in the direct light…we were still shivering!  And, oh the wind!  We laughed so much at trying to Khemrin’s gorgeous hair from blowing into Billy’s face in all the shots!
young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyWe walked around downtown Tacoma for our session together.  I was amazed at how busy it was…people must still be off for the holidays.  Billy didn’t seem to mind, but Khemrin is a little bit shy and wasn’t so sure….but, once we got started I don’t think she even noticed!young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyThere was a lot of kissing….young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyAnd, some quiet moments even.young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyBilly just finished the beginning phase of joining the Navy and only came home for a short time for Christmas and to get married!  In fact, he is already back to his duties as this is being posted!  I know Khemrin is missing him already, but it is only until March!  Then they will be together again!young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyMore kissing!
young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyI love how comfortable they are together…they have been friends for a long time, and you can tell it is the basis of their love.young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyThis is always a fun shot for me to do…because the next one always looks like….young couple in love-chelle nicole photography…this!  LAUGHTER!
young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyAnd, of course they would rather be this close.young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyLove.
young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyI have to say, as photogenic as Billy is…Khemrin is stunning!  No problem getting amazing shots of these two!young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyThe Glass Museum always makes for a fun backdrop….young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyLove the passion in this one!young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyAnd the fun of this one….the two of them among the chaos of the city…together!young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyyoung couple in love-chelle nicole photographyyoung couple in love-chelle nicole photographyThen as the sun started to fade we got this amazing light…so, we had some more fun up in the University of Washington (Tacoma campus).young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyLove this one!young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyKhemrin is ready to walk with Billy wherever life leads them.  young couple in love-chelle nicole photographyBilly and Khemrin!  CONGRATULATIONS!  I am so happy for you both.  Thanks for coming out and freezing with me…you guys are beautiful!  Many blessings in your lives together!
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Tara - What a great shoot! I love the light in the last set!

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