Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Handful of Sisterly Love, little girls wearing matching "Big Sis" and "Lil Sis" bracelets

Letters // Sisters {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Handful of Sisterly Love, little girls wearing matching "Big Sis" and "Lil Sis" bracelets

My daughters, like any sisters, have their ups and downs. But even when one is bugging the other, or one is taking the other’s toys, or they’ve had a little too much of each other for the day, they’re still best friends and sisters, through thick and thin!

Originally, after reading the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Letters photo prompt, I was about to dig in my archives for a photo (or a few) that fit, but then I spied my girls were wearing their matching bracelets. How could I pass up the opportunity to photograph those cute little girl hands playing in the backyard?!

Capturing everyday moments like this makes my heart happy. I can really feel it when I review my photos – whether I’m searching for a specific photo for a photo challenge, or a photo to scrapbook, or editing photos for a gift – anytime I make a quick scan of my Lightroom library or the walls of my home, my heart is happy! Do you take the time to photograph your everyday moments? Maybe turning those everyday moments into art? Being part of the community at Capture Your 365 has been instrumental as a reminder to photograph those everyday moments which can easily be overlooked or sometimes forgotten. Those truly are the moments that make life incredibly beautiful.

If you’re a photography and podcast junkie like I am, take a listen to Katrina and Kelly on the Capture Your 365 podcast. Always a great listen, and I have to admit, my jaw is still on the floor and I can’t take the silly grin off my face as Katrina mentioned me (yes, ME!) on the “Do You Think About Composition” CY365 episode 10!! Let me know what you think?!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Are you playing along with the weekly challenge? To check out more interpretations of “Letters” click here. To see my past photo challenge submissions, click here.

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // scrapbook layout "Love…" - wedding layout with black and white photo using red, black and white papers

What do you do with all your photos? I wanna know!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // scrapbook layout "Love…" - wedding layout with black and white photo using red, black and white papers

Photos, photos, and more photos… over 108,000 of them in my Lightroom catalogue, let alone the boxes and boxes of prints that I have from before the digital era. Crazy, I know! Why am I telling you this? Because it’s what I do with those photos that makes my heart sing… I frame them, I post them, I share them, I gift them, I scrapbook them.

When I had my first baby, near the beginning of the digital camera era, I had snapped over 1100 photos of her before she was 3 months old – more than I had taken the previous three years combined! After framing and filling a loooooong hallway wall with photos of those early months, I feared I’d end up wallpapering my whole house with her photos before her first birthday! So I had to find another way to give those special memories some love, and that’s when I entered the world of scrapbooking!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // scrapbook layout "Dream" - sleeping little baby with booty in the air, legs tucked under, toes peeking out; lullaby subtly showing in background paper printed on vellum

In the early days, I primarily bought lots of scrappy stuff, dreaming of all the wonderful pages I would create. Truth be told, it took a while before I actually jumped in and started creating. A little bit intimidated, a little bit overwhelmed, a little bit unsure of what to do, so I started looking at classes to take (yes, I LOVE organized learning!) and found classes to help me along the way.

One of those classes (well really it’s a more of a challenge than a class) and a primary way I make time to scrap is LOAD – layout a day. And LOAD is right around the corner – during the month of February (May and October, too) we are challenged to create a layout every day. It’s AWESOME! It might sound overwhelming, but just like Capture Your 365, there are no daily police, no one is waiting to kick you out if you don’t post that day. It’s a matter of having a community to share your passion and experience with; a prompt to inspire a daily creation; and a personal goal to document your story and photos for your family and future generations.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // scrapbook layout "Together" - little girl with her yellow labrador cuddling and playing in the backyard

So are you curious to find out more? Last chance to sign up! Check it out here. And if you use code 28DAYS by January 30th, you can save almost 40% on your LOAD registration!

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And please tell me… what do you do with all your photos? I’d love to hear : ) They can’t just live on your hard drive!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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P Family Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

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You know those beautiful people, the ones you think just really can’t be as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside because they’re just so incredibly stunning? And when you get to know them you’re blown away by their inner beauty, love and warmth? Well, my beautiful friend Chelsea is one of those people! I had the great pleasure of photographing her gorgeous family and lovable pooch, too!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com

They wanted an easy, breezy, backyard photo session, and that’s exactly what we got! Truly blessed to do what I love and love what I do!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c