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Dreamy // Sleepy Baby Leo {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // sleeping baby in a basket, newborn photography, San Diego

I love photographing families, and usually have the opportunity to work with lots of parents and kids. But rarely do I get the opportunity to photograph a newborn baby! Lucky for me, I had the perfect opportunity to photograph cutie pie Baby Leo recently. I was so happy that he slept* throughout our session! Talk about a “dreamy” baby and sweet images! You might remember his gorgeous mama, handsome daddy and adorable sister from our maternity session in August – check it out here!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // sleeping baby in a basket, newborn photography, San Diego

So how did we get the baby to sleep the whole time? It was MAGIC! Just kidding 🙂

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // sleeping baby in a basket, newborn photography, San Diego

*PHOTO TIP: Want sleeping newborn photos? keep baby awake for 1.5 hrs before session + keep room warm ~80° for baby. You’ll be sweating bullets, but baby will sleep like a champ! {CLICK TO TWEET!}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // sleeping baby in a basket, newborn photography, San Diego

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As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And if you haven’t signed-up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list yet, whatcha waiting for? You’ll get “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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PS. I’m sharing this post with the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Dreamy! Check out other dreamy posts! And if you still want more photo yumminess, check out my previous photo challenge entries here!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // First birthday cake smash, cupcake, fish, waves

10 on 10 – September // First Birthday!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // First birthday cake smash, cupcake, fish, wavesMy cutie pie nephew turned one last month! You might remember him as I’ve shared about him here/his birth, here/newborn session, here/playtime and here/with my girls. I can’t believe how incredibly fast the year has gone by!

He’s beyond adorable, and I love that he and my girls just love each other to pieces! He’s getting to that fun age where he actually interacts with his cousins and they are having so much fun playing together. I know they’ll make lifelong memories together as they grow up and I can’t wait to see the boy (and eventually the man) he becomes!

His reaction to the new treat – the cupcake, the sugar, the yumminess – was awesome! Just check out his reaction…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // First birthday cake smash, cupcake, fish, waves

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // First birthday cake smash, cupcake, fish, waves

Today happens to be our 10 on 10 posting for the month, so what a great opportunity to share a special snippet from my nephew’s first birthday with you! You may have come to me from Kristina Rust  as part of the 10 on 10 circle, and even if you didn’t, make sure your check out her blog – she just returned from the photography event “Click Away” and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

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And if you still didn’t get enough 10 on 10 goodness, check out our previous circles here – I love the beautiful, diverse and collaborative spirit of our photo circles!

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 🙂

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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PS. The Daily Post photo challenge this week is Humanity – and since I don’t think I’ve ever met a child anywhere that didn’t love a cupcake, I thought I’d link up over there too!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // baby boy beginning life's adventure!

Beginning // Baby Boy {Photo Challenge}

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After months of schedule conflicts, I was finally able to spend some quality time with my nephew over the Christmas break! You might remember him and his full head of hair from this post here or this one here. Of course I had to get some time not only snuggling him, but capturing him being his perfect little 4-month self!

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning is the perfect opportunity to share a couple of my favorite images from that visit. He’s starting to grab at his toys, pull mama’s hair, hold himself up, and it’s just the beginning! My baby girls have grown so much as they are pre-school and school age, so seeing my nephew on this play mat, enjoying batting at his toys, giggling in all his adorableness, fresh out of the bath – it all just makes me smile with delight at the journey he is just beginning!

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Check out other Beginning posts at the Daily Post here. Check out my other weekly challenge submissions here.

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

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