Connie Hanks Photography // // Valentine's BINGO, sweet tarts, candy, hearts, love, xoxo, hug me

10 on 10 – February // Heart of Hearts

Connie Hanks Photography // // Valentine's BINGO, sweet tarts, candy, hearts, love, xoxo, hug me

Valentine’s BINGO with Sweet Tarts

Did you have a lovely Valentine’s day yesterday? Whether you were romantically swept off your feet, spent the day loving your kiddos, had a quiet day reflecting what love means to you, ignored the holiday altogether, or anything in between, I hope your day was absolutely lovely!

So speaking of Valentine’s, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to focus on hearts for this months 10 on 10. What is 10 on 10? An awesome project I was invited to join for 2014 where we photograph on or near the 10th of the month and post 10 (or more – I like more!) photos as part of a blog hop/circle. No matter where you start in the circle, you’ll end up back where you started and have visited all the posts in the circle.

Now onto hearts… Heart of hearts. Cliche? Who, me? February, Valentine’s specifically, only rolls around once a year, right?! So here we go…

Connie Hanks Photography // // heart made of sprinkles, sprinkled heart, red, pink, white

Tiny heart shaped sprinkles

Connie Hanks Photography // // Valentine banner, handmade

Valentine’s day banner – Recollections

Connie Hanks Photography // // Valentine's Day breakfast of fresh strawberry pancakes and fresh homemade strawberry greek yogurt parfaits

Valentine’s morning breakfast – fresh strawberry pancakes and strawberry greek yogurt parfait with granola

Connie Hanks Photography // // Valentine's day heart bagel

Valentine’s heart shaped bagels

Connie Hanks Photography // // heart beads necklace, heart shaped

Heart beads in heart shape

Connie Hanks Photography // // Pandora bracelet, key and lock, hearts

Pandora key and lock – both with hearts

Connie Hanks Photography // // heart shaped paper clip, Eiffel tower, pretty paper

Intertwined paper clip hearts, Eiffel Tower pretty paper

Connie Hanks Photography // // adorable Valentine Tag handmade by Simmone D. for ScrapHappy swap

Gorgeous tag received from my friend Simmone D. in Louisiana – super adorable and love all the hearts!!

Connie Hanks Photography // // Love Tube, Daisy Troop, Self-Esteem, Self-Respect, Thoughtful, petal,

Daisy Troop “Love Tubes” – full blog post coming soon!

Connie Hanks Photography // // heart, hands, silhouette, sunset, little girl hands

My 7-yr olds heart hands

Connie Hanks Photography // // Love Shadow with hearts

Shadow of Love

Connie Hanks Photography // // Valentine's Day cupcake with heart shaped bokeh

Cupcake and bokeh – yum!!

Did you visit all the photographers on our 10 on 10 blog hop last month (January)? Really beautiful photos from  amazing photographers! It’s a small group, so make sure to make the rounds – you won’t be disappointed. Truly, I’m honored to be amongst such talented and gifted women! This month, you’ll be heading to Photography by Glenda – her images are gorgeous!! Be sure to leave some comment love!

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

PS. To see previous 10 on 10 posts, click here.


For all photos in this post, Canon 60D was used with Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 and Canon 50mm f/1.4 lenses. For more information on equipment I use regularly, visit my “What’s In My Bag” post. Please leave any questions or comments below – I love hearing from you!

Connie Hanks // // what's for dinner, mom? daughter snacking during dinner prep

Family Habits {Photo Challenge}

Where in the world did the weekend go? It’s Tuesday, almost Wednesday already?! This is nuts! I’ve been wanting to write this post since Friday morning, but I’ve been blessed with teaching classes, photographing clients, and editing gorgeous family photos, and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to focus on the blog…

Connie Hanks // // dress up, boa, beads, flowers, little girl

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit seemed easy enough, but when I thought of habits, I couldn’t help but giggle a little thinking of our habits as a family. Take my baby for example… she LOVES to dress up. It’s rare that she goes an entire day without several wardrobe changes. And besides wardrobe, she rarely leaves the house without wearing a tiara! Yes, a tiara… that’s my girl!

Connie Hanks // // what's for dinner, mom? daughter snacking during dinner prep

My first born baby, well, she loves to come in the kitchen when I’m cooking and grab “samples” of what’s on the menu, or better yet, the ingredient list! Luckily, she usually asks before grabbing, and knows not to go near a knife in motion. She’s such a good, healthy eater!

Connie Hanks // // vintage Hohner guitar

My hubby? He’s an amazing guitar player! Besides the awesome songs he’s written for me and my girls, he’s really great at playing covers and I love seeing my girls rock out with him! The girls will either dance like maniacs, sing their hearts out, or grab additional instruments and jam with their Daddy! One of my favorite nights at home recently included margaritas, my hubby on the guitar, and belting out Pearl Jam’s “Last Kiss,” a definite favorite around here. Seriously, what’s not to love?!

Connie Hanks // // washi tape love

Connie Hanks // // Tim Holtz Distress Ink collection and organization

And my habit, which I’m slowly, and little by little, turning into a daily habit, is crafting. I love using inks, stencils, Washi tape and all the other supplies in my craft room, I’m sure you’ve noticed some of my crafty posts here! There is something very fulfilling about taking a blank canvas and creating a beautiful new project! And the fact that my girls love getting crafty too? That just means I get to enjoy it that much more : )

What kind of habits are you documenting? Are you playing along with the Daily Post? I’d love to see!

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