Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photography at Balboa Park, San Diego, California

D Family in Balboa Park {Sneak Peek}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photography at Balboa Park, San Diego, CaliforniaYou wouldn’t believe how sweet and adorable this baby boy was to photograph, along with his mama and dada! Little boy D was really a joy to work with, and his gorgeous parents couldn’t have made our session any better!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photography at Balboa Park, San Diego, California Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photography at Balboa Park, San Diego, California Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photography at Balboa Park, San Diego, CaliforniaI’m blessed to live in a beautiful city with gorgeous locations to photograph lovely families. But in reality, it’s the family that makes the photos come to life and breathes fresh air into tried and true locations! I had a blast working with this sweet and beautiful family and hope they enjoyed our session as much as I did! <3

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Are you in Southern California and looking to capture beautiful images of your family? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch to schedule your 2015 spring or summer session!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // multi-generation family on beach in Coronado Island

W and D Families on Coronado Island {Sneak Peek}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // multi-generation family on beach in Coronado Island

One of the gorgeous luxuries of living in San Diego is our beautiful beaches up and down the coastline. Add the bay. Plus the stunning island of Coronado. And yes, I’d say this has gotta be pretty close to what heaven looks like :)

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // multi-generation family on beach in Coronado IslandConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // multi-generation family on beach in Coronado Island

I’m always filled with joy when a family reaches out about a photo session, especially at the beach! So I was ecstatic when the W family reached out about a session on Coronado. I don’t head over the bridge very often onto the island, but when I do, it transports me to a different time. Besides the fact that my husband and I once owned a retail boutique inside the Hotel Del Coronado, there is something wonderfully nostalgic about the island itself. There’s a sense of calm and peace, almost like going back 50 years to Mayberry street <3

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // multi-generation family on beach in Coronado Island Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // multi-generation family on beach in Coronado Island

The W and D families were an absolute pleasure to work with on our sunny morning at the beach! Capturing 3 generations of family, from grandparents to parents to kids, there was so much love and joy amongst them that it really was quite lovely! I get so used to photographing during the golden hours of sunset, I forget how delicious the morning light can be! It was sunny, warm and bright, but it matched the extended family perfectly <3

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Are you in Southern California and looking to capture beautiful images of your family? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch to schedule your 2015 spring or summer session!

E Q U I P M E N T   U S E D  (Affiliate Links)
Canon 60D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Beach Silhouettes with Balloons

Afloat // More Balloon Silhouettes {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Beach Silhouettes with Balloons

Last summer I shared photos of my daughters when we headed out to the beach for some silhouette shots with balloons. The sky was glorious and my girls had some fun playing they were being carried away by the balloons! Of course, having a digital camera means we* (okay, I) take way more photos than I will ever, ever need! The prompt “Afloat” at the Daily Post reminded me of the other shots I didn’t get a chance to share in my first post.

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What does afloat mean to you? Have you shared it? I’d love to see!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? One of my go-to shot lists: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Have a question for me? I’ve been getting lots of questions about my blog, photography, the Sela theme and more. I’ll be starting a weekly Q&A post with some of the questions I’ve been asked thus far. Have a question you’d like to ask? Be sure to comment with your questions, or feel free to send me an email at connie {at } clickychickcreates {dot} com – your question(s) just might be featured and answered in a future blog post!
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10 on 10 – April // My March Madness

So glad you’ve joined us for the 10 on 10 monthly blog circle! We’ve made some changes recently… we’re now posting on the 10th of the month {makes more sense, doesn’t it?!} and we’re posting 10+ photos from our previous month. So, I’m sharing some of my March madness with you. If you were hoping for basketball, I think you’re going to be disappointed. If you’re hoping to see photos of my crazy life, perfect, ’cause that’s what you’re getting! Ha! Kind of a month in review!

We had a busy month with school and Girl Scout commitments – Buddy Photos for yearbook, Jog-a-thon fundraiser, Powder Puff Derby and so much more! Two of our closest friends (sisters no less!) won 1st and 2nd place at the Derby! Their daddy will definitely be giving workshops next year to our troop!

On the creative front, I added a few new items to my Etsy shop, including printables that I am absolutely loving! Everyone needs a little love or bliss in their home or office <3

My planner has helped keep me plugging along. It’s still getting customized to meet my needs and a little more prettied up, too! I even co-taught a planner class at Scrap It Up 365! It was so much fun sharing, chatting and planning with the class! Speaking of teaching, I also taught at Capture Your 365 last month! My class was all about finding photo locations in unexpected places – I’m still working on turning that class into an instant-download e-book! Whew, it was quite a busy month!

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I spent a little time poking around the garden, playing with my macro lens. I quickly realized that a windy day and handheld macro lens don’t go well together!

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Hope you enjoyed the April 10 on 10 post! As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my monthly 10 on 10 photo projects! Be sure to continue the 10 on 10 circle and head on over to be inspired by the amazing Kristina Rust – she’s an incredibly talented photographer with a beautiful eye for details, and she’s the beauty and brains behind this awesome monthly collaboration! Be sure to leave all the photographers some comment love <3

If you’ve missed any of our previous 10 on 10 posts, you can check them out here and follow the hop from each individual blog post  :)

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? One of my go-to shot lists: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Time to put on those BIG GIRL PANTIES card, designed for Sweet Stamp Shop

Big Girl Panties at Sweet Stamp Shop {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Time to put on those BIG GIRL PANTIES card, designed for Sweet Stamp ShopMy sweet friend Nicole over at Sweet Stamp Shop has kicked off her Grand Re-Opening today and asked a few friends to design using her ADORABLE stamps! Of course I had to jump right in!

Her stamps are super cute, fun, playful and GREAT for everyday cards. She also has a wonderful collection of planner stamps that I’m just itching to get my hands on!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Time to put on those BIG GIRL PANTIES card, designed for Sweet Stamp Shop

For this card, I used the adorable HIS & HERS stamp set for the super fun undies and the ALPHA TABS for the sentiment. You totally want these now, don’tcha?!

I used a 6×6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn “Hello Sunshine” and I definitely suggest using 6×6 pads when stamping and wanting to use smaller designs from patterned papers. So cute!

The clothes hangers or clips? Just strips of kraft paper folded in half and glued on!

Definitely check out her shop and blog. Full of awesome stamps and inspiration <3 And if you head over today to see the GRAND RE-OPENING blog post, you’ll even spy my panties card as part of the featured designers!  Check out and COMMENT – FOLLOW – LIKE on the designer’s blog / instagram / Facebook page from now through April 12th… one lucky winner will win a $25 card to the Sweet Stamp Shop!

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As always, thanks for stopping by my  colorful little spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Linking up to the Daily Post “BLUR” – I love adjusting the focal point and giving my viewer a specific spot to focus on… hello sunshine!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com //Spring party printables, spring or summer birthday party, garden party, etsy, printable, banner, cupcake toppers, straw flags, water bottle wraps, coral, mint, orange, green

Make It Monday // Spring Party Printables

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com //Spring party printables, spring  or summer birthday party, garden party, etsy, printable, banner, cupcake toppers, straw flags, water bottle wraps, coral, mint, orange, greenMakeItMondayCircle-Lav-Grn-APRILWelcome to another Make It Monday! Are you enjoying the series? Our circle has shared great ideas and inspiration covering scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, digital scrapbooking, templates, paper crafting, party supplies, and so much more! Speaking of party supplies, I just created this watercolor Garden Party printable kit, inspired by my 8 yr old when she was wearing an outfit with these colors! I love when that happens :)

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I decided to make a watercolor inspired set of party goodies that could work for a spring or summer birthday party but not just for kids. I really was envisioning this being ideal for birthday girls and women with class, elegance, style and great attention to detail! It just screams elegant garden party to me! Okay, maybe not “screams”, maybe more like a ladylike squeal-of-delight :)

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com //Spring party printables, spring  or summer birthday party, garden party, etsy, printable, banner, cupcake toppers, straw flags, water bottle wraps, coral, mint, orange, greenConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com //Spring party printables, spring  or summer birthday party, garden party, etsy, printable, banner, cupcake toppers, straw flags, water bottle wraps, coral, mint, orange, green
Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com //Spring party printables, spring  or summer birthday party, garden party, etsy, printable, banner, cupcake toppers, straw flags, water bottle wraps, coral, mint, orange, green

My Etsy store is mostly stocked with physical items that get shipped to customers (lots of banners) and I love sharing my creations with customers throughout the US. But I wanted to created printable files that can be used to make a party banner, cupcake toppers, water bottle wrappers and straw flags anywhere in the world! How adorable are all of these?! The only tools you need is a printer, scissors and glue! But I love that anyone can feel like a maker and crafter using printables – it’s the best of both worlds, and super creative and easy!

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To purchase these printables, click here to head on over to my Etsy shop!

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MakeItMondayCircle-Lav-Grn-APRILThanks so much for joining the Make It Monday blog circle. Keep following the circle and head over to Beth! You’re in for another spring inspired post… Beth at Scrapping Wonders is sharing how to use a little Cricut to create beautiful Spring decorations! Be sure to hop on over, check out her gorgeous decorations and leave her some comment love to let her know you stopped by!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you. What’s the freebie? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c