Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // light banner, sunset, silhouette, baby hands, little helper, #OLW, #CY365

Encouraging Word // Light & Blessed (CY365 & OLW)

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // light banner, sunset, silhouette, baby hands, little helper, #OLW, #CY365The prompt yesterday at Capture Your 365 was to “photograph an encouraging word”, and Katrina Kennedy encouraged us to incorporate our One Little Word if we had a word for the year. I’m so glad she suggested just that!

I had originally put this little still life together with one of my favorite tags and my cherished bible charm on my Pandora bracelet, thinking I wouldn’t have time to put something together with “light” (my one little word/OLW). After school, after running errands, my girls and I were headed home, when my 7-yr old commented on the lovely light, and that I should get a photo. Right then and there I decided to run back home to grab my DSLR and the “light” banner I had made. So glad we did! My 7-yr old really is getting the photography-bug and I love it! Those are her little arms in the shot. Absolute love!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // blessed tag, Pandora charm bracelet, bible charm, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Hampton Art stamps, Tattered Angels stamps, stickles, #CY365

Are you taking Ali Edwards’ One Little Word class? I’m looking forward to catching up on the class materials, but that certainly isn’t stopping me from jumping in where and when I can! What’s your word for the year? I’d love to hear!

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

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

M Family Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

Sometimes I can’t believe how fortunate I am to get to do what I love! And I’m blessed that through the awesomeness of Facebook, old friends see what I do and ask me to capture some memories for them, too! That’s exactly what happened with here – I’ve known Marie for over 20 years, and I was so excited she reached out about a photo session for her family. They were so much fun to work with. The boys were super adorable! Their communication and bonds with each other are beyond precious. Did I mention one knows how to speak whale? He taught me a word or two : )

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

Their mommy and I discussed the dynamics of three kids being comparable to a see-saw… you usually have two up / being good, one down / challenging, and it’s very hard to balance all three on the same level! And even though the saying is “boys will be boys”and they certainly wanted to play with the trains… overall, they really were great!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

Even a pensive shot was a quick grab as the laughs quickly took over! Overall, they really let their personalities shine through – I loved the laughter and silliness!

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I had a fabulous time and certainly hope they all did, too!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

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