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San Diego Family Photography {Valarezo Family Sneak Peek}

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Sometimes life throws you an unexpected curve ball. It happens when you least expect it. That’s what happened to the Valarezo family as they were on their way to a photo session at Old Poway Park. The curve ball you never want to head your way… their photographer called to cancel due to car troubles. Dun-dun-dun (bummer organ music, in case you didn’t know what that was supposed to be)!

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They saw the many photographers and photo sessions all around them at the park, and decided to inquire about any available sessions that afternoon. Luckily, I was just wrapping up with my last session of the day and was able to spend the last bit of daylight photographing this beautiful family! They were really sweet and easy to work with (thank you!) and I’m so happy we were able to make lemonade from the lemons thrown their way!

I loved meeting the Velarezo’s and I hope they enjoyed our time together!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

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

Live creatively!
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San Diego Family Photography {Andersen Family Sneak Peek}

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Another lovely family beach session in La Jolla! It may have been a really bright morning, but it didn’t stop us from having a great time!

It was my first time meeting the Andersen family, but I felt like I’ve known them forever! We laughed. A lot! The family is really playful and witty and even a couple little slips just led us to more laughter. More photos. And more giggles. I may have even snorted a few times, especially when they joked in the first image above that I was putting them in the Queen pose 😀 Yup, you’re singing Bohemian Rhapsody now, aren’t ya?!

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Besides the whole family being fun and silly, the kids were really sweet too and made my job a breeze! It’s always so nice to work with kids who are kind, courteous and respectful. Great job Andersen’s!

I definitely had a blast at our session and I hope they enjoyed our time in the sunshine, too!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 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 Family Photography {Dellisant Family Sneak Peek}

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I’m a lucky girl to work with families who value the importance of capturing their family with portraits over the years. The Dellisant family has done just that, as we’ve had many sessions over the years! I love seeing the kids grow up, hearing about their new hobbies and interests, and of course photographing all their gorgeousness!

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When scheduling outdoor photos, we never know what kind of weather we’ll have, but being in San Diego, we have lots more sunshine days than anything! But heading to the beach, especially early morning, we usually have overcast skies or a bit of a marine layer to work with. But on this particular Saturday morning, we were showered with an abundance of sunshine!

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I had a blast photographing the Dellisant family, just like every session we’ve ever had! I hope they enjoyed our time in the sunshine, too!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 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 Family Photography {Amsberry Family Sneak Peek}

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I have a lot to be thankful for in life. My family, my health, my faith, my community, my friends and my village! Back in 2007, our neighbors and friends invited us to their baby boy’s baptism. My husband and I were pretty new at the parenting gig as we had our first baby girl, who was about 6 months old at the time. We were not actively attending church or involved in our faith, but we eagerly went to the baptism. I knew immediately that I belonged in that church. My heart was touched and my faith was reawakened. Since then, we’ve been active members of our catholic church and sometimes it even feels like a second home!

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One of the ways I like to give back to the church is through donating photo packages to the annual gala as part of the fund-raising for our church. And when parishioners bid on those packages, everyone wins! The church raises money, the parishioner gets a photo session and a tax benefit, and I get to work with a family from church! That’s exactly what happened with the Amsberry family, and we had a blast at the beach capturing these shots!

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I’m always in awe of parents who have more than two kids. And when they’re all teens? I’m forever impressed when they’re courteous, respectful, fun, smart, outgoing and genuinely love their family. Let me just say, this family was all of that and more! They’re a super sweet and beautiful family and I hope they loved the experience!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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10 on 10 – August // Summer Living

I’m so happy to be sharing another 10 on 10 post! It’s been a few months since I’ve been able to play along, so I’m highlighting some of my favorite photos from June and July – get ready for an onslaught of images!

We’ve been living and loving all that Southern California has to offer! Quite a bit has happened the past couple few months – everything from first communion to beach time, cousin play dates to zoo visits, and everything in between! Here we go…

We celebrated my big girl’s first communion in the Catholic Church. What a beautiful spiritual passage for my sweet girl! And luckily, she was able to enjoy this lovely step in our faith with some of her closest friends!

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Visiting the zoo with friends and cousins is always great fun! The zoo membership is a great value and we love being able to visit different zones every time!

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And it wouldn’t be summer without some beach photos! Besides family and friend beach outings, my girls enjoyed a fantastic week of water sports camp – kayaks, catamaran, sailing and paddle boarding – they loved it all and already want to go back!

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My girls just adore their little cousin and we love spending time together! Whether they’re blowing bubbles, in the pool, at the zoo, relaxing, playing, or cuddling, it’s the best!

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On one of our beach outings in Mexico, I grabbed these shots, knowing I’d want to eventually make stickers for my planner! What do you think? Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sea Shell, quote, Shell Yeah! bokeh, pacific, ocean, beach, Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Sea Star, Starfish, quote, let your inner star sparkle, bokeh, pacific, ocean, beach,

I’ll be sharing another Planner post soon, but in the meantime, here’s a little peek of a few of the stickers I’ve been busy adding to the Clicky Chick Creates Etsy shop! By the way, have you been keeping up with my YouTube channel? I’ve been posting a Plan With Me video at least once a month. Be sure to check it out if you’re a planner girl! Oh, and be sure to save September 19th for a day of online planner bliss: True Scrap PLANNERLOVE! It’s the first of it’s kind and I’ll be teaching! I would love to see you there!

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10on10logo3x3Well, I hope you enjoyed our summer recap! One month left before school starts, hopefully we’ll get quite a few more memorable outings in before we’re back to the grind! Be sure to head on over to the lovely Kathleen Ries to see how her summer is coming along! Being a part of this photo circle is truly a blessing – these girls are all extremely inspiring with their beautiful and heartfelt images!

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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Wishing you all a lovely Mother’s Day! May your day be filled with love and beauty!

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 session!

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San Diego Family Photography {R Family Sneak Peek}

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Being in Southern California is certainly a benefit as a photographer! There are tons of lovely locations to head to for photo sessions. There are miles and miles of beaches. There are miles and miles of parks. And there are wonderful families that head to SoCal for vacations!

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I was giddy with excitement to chat with Andrea from Chicago when she contacted me in search of a photographer in San Diego. Not for her own photos, but for her sister-in-law’s birthday gift! How thoughtful is that?! Andrea’s sister-in-law, Sharon, along with Sharon’s three daughters and extended family, would be vacationing in La Jolla, so we met and captured some fun memories of their visit! When we talked about vision for the session, they really wanted to be themselves and just have fun. I knew this was a perfect family for me to work with! What’s a girl to do but go out, splash around a bit, and have some fun?!

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Families might be spread across the country, but there’s nothing like getting together for a family reunion to spark laughter and great memories, along with building new memories! They were all truly a pleasure to work with and I hope they have fabulous memories for a lifetime of our lovely morning out on the beach!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, 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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