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San Diego Maternity Photography {Evans Sneak Peek}

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Maternity photos are such a true gift of capturing a tiny slice of time! It’s amazing to think that life is created and growing within, and even though there are 40 weeks of pregnancy, it all goes by in the blink of an eye. But if we think about it, life is constantly moving. It doesn’t slow down, no matter how much we wish or beg or think it eventually will slow down, it just keeps going faster and faster!

That’s why I love when expectant mommies and daddies take the time to celebrate and capture the gift of pregnancy! It’s one of the only parts of my pregnancy that I would completely do differently if I had the chance… I would’ve taken the time to find a fabulous outfit, hired a great photographer, and enjoyed the moment in front of the lens!

I’m so happy the Evans’ did exactly that tonight! We headed to Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve and enjoyed the beautiful nature, light and surroundings. It was a stunning evening ❤

Besides the fact that Mrs. Evans is a beautiful mommy-to-be with a sweet, sassy vibe and cool boho-chic styling, that beauty is also my cousin ❤  I loved spending the evening with this lovely couple and can’t wait to love on baby Evans in the new year!

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To find out more about capturing beautiful maternity or newborn images, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2017 photo session!

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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San Diego Maternity Photography {Ochoa Sneak Peek}

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When you love photography, and the beach, and bellies, and family! I’m so lucky that my brother and sister-in-law moved to San Diego earlier this year! AND they’re expecting their first baby! So of course we had to schedule a maternity photo session, and the beach provided the perfect backdrop!

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My SIL and I headed out La Jolla one gorgeous morning and in less than 45-minutes captured so much loveliness! Pregnancy is such a short amount of time in a mama’s life, that I truly love working with mommies-to-be to commemorate this special time. It’s one of those small regrets I have – that I didn’t get professional photos while I was pregnant with either of my daughters. I think it’s one of those things you think you’ll get to, and then poof! the opportunity is gone! The best time for maternity photos is 30- to 36-weeks, but there really is never a bad time! Make sure you get those photos when you can!

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To find out more about capturing beautiful maternity or newborn images, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2017 photo session!

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
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Tamron 90mm f/2.8
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San Diego Maternity Photography {H&M Sneak Peek}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego maternity photo session , beach maternity photos,Expecting your first baby is definitely a time filled with emotions. Excitement, love, joy, hope, and maybe a little bit of fear of the unknown! When I was pregnant with my first baby, I remember feeling pure bliss at the amazingness of creating a baby – I felt such a closeness to God, to be entrusted to bring a child into the world, and to be blessed to be her mommy. And now, when I’m with others who are pregnant, I’m reminded of that feeling and get giddy with excitement that they get that beautiful blessing too!

This gorgeous young couple is welcoming their first baby in the next few weeks and I was thrilled to chat with them about their upcoming photo needs! We picked a date for the maternity photo session at the the beach. Apparently, all of of San Diego wanted to be at the same beach that day, so we had to do a bit of maneuvering to avoid the crowds 😉 But then, as we were approaching the rocky shore and cliffs, the waves decided to have some fun with us! They were HUGE! I was a little nervous considering we were close to the edge, but she was cool as a cucumber! Definitely a great trait for an expecting mommy!
Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego maternity photo session , beach maternity photos,Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego maternity photo session , beach maternity photos,We captured lovely shots of this gorgeous couple and I can’t wait to meet their baby boy soon!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, young or old, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2015 summer session!

As always, thanks for stopping by! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
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Photo Challenge: Golden Hour

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Golden hour beach silhouette of pregnant Mandy in Corona Del Mar private beach

My little sister makes pregnancy look beautiful! My nephew will make his debut next month, so my sister and I had planned to head to the beach this summer for a fun and short silhouette photo session before the little blessing arrives. It was a beautiful day and my brother-in-law took us to a little private beach in Corona Del Mar. {He swore me to secrecy, so don’t even ask 🙂 }

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The beach was small, serene and perfectly peaceful to capture these shots. And lucky for me, The Daily Post challenge this week is the golden hour. Lovely serendipity!

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  Golden hour beach silhouette of pregnant Mandy and Ryan in Corona Del Mar private beach

On a side note, I was lucky to have spent an afternoon earlier this year with Erika Thornes who is an AMAZING photographer, especially when it comes to silhouettes. So glad I was able to learn from her as I would’ve been lost getting these shots without her previous guidance!

What are your favorite “golden hour” shots? Link up in the comments – I’d love to see! Besides looking forward to getting silhouettes of my daughters, I can’t wait to get silhouette shots of my nephew out of the tummy, too! Thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c