Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Multi-generation family photo session in La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Multi-Gen M Family in La Jolla {Sneak Peek}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Multi-generation family photo session in La Jolla, San Diego, CA Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Multi-generation family photo session in La Jolla, San Diego, CA 2014-12-30_9971_sneakpeek-2

The holidays are such a great time for families to come together from near and far to enjoy time together. But incorporating a fabulous vacation for that get together, in particular traveling to a beautiful destination like San Diego? Now that’s a way to vacation AND bond with loved ones!

I was blessed to be contacted by J, the wonderful matriarch of this lovely family for a photo session while she and her family vacationed in San Diego! We arranged for a beach photo session with the hopes of beautiful, picture-perfect San Diego weather. Mother Nature had other plans! It was really cold, incredibly windy and overcast. It even sprinkled a bit during our session! Luckily bright overcast skies work well for photography as it’s God’s gift of a natural diffuser, and for that I am thankful. But the gusty winds and drizzle? That we could’ve done without! Luckily, the family were all troopers and we captured some lovely images!

I was honored to be trusted to capturing these memories of their family during their visit to La Jolla! I loved our photo session and hope J and her family did as well!

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

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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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Multi-generation family photo session at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Multi Generation M Family {Sneak Peek}

Capturing extended families together brings me so much joy!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Multi-generation family photo session at Balboa Park, San Diego, CAWhen you think about how America was founded, it was individuals and families leaving their loved ones behind to bravely travel, plant themselves in foreign land, and grow roots. So although it’s been happening for as long as time, I know it’s hard to see our loved ones move away, whether it’s out of the neighborhood, out of state or to a foreign country. Nowadays, so many families have loved ones scattered across the country, or even across the globe. And that’s especially when I love being a photographer, and being asked to capture family portraits while all the loved ones are in one spot!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Multi-generation family photo session at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Multi-generation family photo session at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

I was ecstatic when the M family contacted me for a multi-generation family photo session. The love, joy and camaraderie between all the family was lovely to see! We did get lucky with the San Diego sunshine, but boy-oh-boy was it cold that day! I know we can’t really complain, but really, for San Diego? It was freezing cold! The entire family were troopers and we kept trucking along with jackets and hugs for warming up between shots!

I loved the session and hope the M family did as well! Happy New Year!

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

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!

E Q U I P M E N T   U S E D  (Affiliate Links)
Canon 60D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Handful of Strawberries, inspired by Jeannie Thiessen

Handful of Strawberries {CY365}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Handful of Strawberries, inspired by Jeannie Thiessen

One of my assignments in this month’s “Practice” class is to find inspiration from a fellow photographer in the fabulous Capture Your 365 community. I didn’t have to think long before settling on the amazing “Handful” project by my friend and fantastic photographer Jeannie Thiessen : )

Do you “Practice” your photography with intention on a regular basis? That’s definitely one of the aspects I love about taking Katrina Kennedy’s classes – the way she breaks down the monthly theme so we can develop our skills and artistry. There’s still time to register for “Practice!” Or if you’re looking for a deeper understanding of manual mode, check out “Exposure” – receive $10 off registration if you sign up by April 28th. No code needed. Class starts May 5th. Check it out! 

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

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Canon 60D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Targus Tripod
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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // My Love, Cupid Love and Amour Eiffel Tower Valentine Tags, handmade

Valentine Tags – Mini Art!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // My Love, Cupid Love and Amour Eiffel Tower Valentine Tags, handmade

There’s something very therapeutic and enjoyable about creating little pieces of art like these Valentine tags. You know that part of “The Shining” where Jack Nicholson’s character types: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” – yup, that’s me! Being creative everyday – behind the lens or in my craft room – makes me a very happy girl!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupid and LOVE banner tag, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Spun Sugar Distress Stain, handmade

Figuring out my design is always the hardest part. But once I had my vision clear, these didn’t take long at all to make! Doing a wash of two different Distress colors per tag, adding a background stamp, distressing the edges, adding perfect pearls over a stencil, adhering the die cuts and adding some stickles glitter and tags were ready!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // My Love, glitter heart with wings tag, Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord Distress Stain, handmade

These were made as part of the ScrapHappy tag swap and I really hope my scrap-sisters that will be receiving these in their mail boxes enjoy my creations!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Amour, glitter Eiffel Tower tag, Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Stain, handmade

I’m planning to start making videos showing how I make tags, scrapbook pages and cards. Is this something you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments! I’m always open to questions and who knows, your question or comment might even lead to an entire blog post!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Cupid and LOVE banner tag, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Spun Sugar Distress Stain, handmade Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // My Love, glitter heart with wings tag, Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord Distress Stain, handmade Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Amour, glitter Eiffel Tower tag, Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Stain, handmade

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

PS. Do you like adding ephemera to your paper creations? My friends and amazing crafters Tammy Tutterow and Lain Ehmann are offering a free online event February 25th, “Euphoric Ephemera: Adding Bits, Bobbles, and Treasures to Your Papercrafting Projects.” Tammy will showcase some of her favorite techniques and embellished projects, and answer your questions about where to find gorgeous ephemera, how to add it to your papercrafts, and more. Space is limited, so go HERE to sign up for the free event. Hope to “see” you in the chat room!

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P R O D U C T S   U S E D
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Milled Lavender
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Broken China
Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Vintage Photo
Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp – Script
Slice Elite Digital Cutting Machine
Je T’adore Design Card
Stickles – Distress Black Soot
Stickles – Black Diamond
Stickles – Purple