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Baby D Newborn Session {Sneak Peek}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // baby girl newborn photo session - sleeping babyI am so totally smitten with this baby girl! Baby D is just as sweet as can be and I had such a wonderful time photographing her in all her newness! And I was happy as can be to get some of her loving family in the photos, too, especially her gorgeous mama!

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I’ve known her stunning Mommy for about 5 years and was thrilled to have the opportunity to get some newborn photos of Baby D… Can you believe she’s baby #6?! She evened the score with 3 boys and 3 girls in this lovely family!

She’s a lucky little girl to come into such a loving family! I can’t wait to watch her grow!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! 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? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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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 spring or summer session!

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Summer Splashin’ {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com //Summer Splashin' scrapbook layout, gelatos, glass beads, beach, pool, pond, sunset, silhouettes, friends, family, cousins, sand dollar hunting, laying out

My girls love to give me ideas on what to scrapbook. Of course they love being the center of attention and especially love having pages all about them! But one of our favorite activities at the end of a season, is to recap our favorites that we just experienced. I shared that listing process on a bucket list layout {Jar of Dreams} I created a while ago, and we continue with our tradition!

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I created this layout as part of the Layout-a-Day (LOAD) month long challenge creating a scrapbook page every day. I haven’t kept up, but I’ll be playing along when I can this month. No harm, no foul, no scrapbooking police coming to take me away or kick me out of the challenge! Oh how I love these monthly challenges! But I digress…

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So my husband, daughters and I come up with our list of faves and I file them away, waiting for an occasion opportunity to scrapbook them 😉 When I was looking at the list, I noticed that about half of our list was all about water activities. How could I resist making this double page spread all about water?!

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I created the background paper using gelatos, water, a brush and some water. I started with two yellows to create the sun, varying the amount of each yellow gelato and water mixed. Then I did the same with the blues, varying the water and colors to create some variation. I used glass beads over a bubble stencil and I love the bubbly water feel it created! I’ll definitely be using this same technique again – maybe for a page about yummy bubbles (champagne), cleansing bubbles (a bath), blowing bubbles (we even have a bubble machine!) or our sweet dog Bubbles! Lots of options!!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com //Summer Splashin' scrapbook layout, gelatos, glass beads, beach, pool, pond, sunset, silhouettes, friends, family, cousins, sand dollar hunting, laying out

Did you notice the “cover up” on my page? I wasn’t thinking when I stamped my “best of” and stamped 2015 instead of 2014. Oops! But it was an easy fix. I used the same paper and stamped a single “4” to place on top of the “5” I had stamped. Sometimes, I feel like a Scrappy MacGyver 😉

And I’ve gotta mention that part of my inspiration for this layout also came from Cori / The Reset Girl’s “Listers Gotta List” challenge – I found her through a planner group, but I am totally smitten with her monthly list challenges, too! Check out her instagram feed for some yummy listing and embellishing inspiration!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! 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? My go-to shot list: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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

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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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xoxo,
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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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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!

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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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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 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Family Resolutions, goals, scrapbooking, layout, clouds, hiking

Make It Monday // Resolutions {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Family Resolutions, goals, scrapbooking, layout, clouds, hikingConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Welcome back to another Make It Monday! It’s a new year, and with it comes new goals, resolutions, hopes and dreams!

On New Year’s Eve, my family and I spent a relaxing and lovely evening at home, eating, dancing, playing a board game and talking about our resolutions. My girls are 8 and 5 (5-and-a-half, to be more precise!), so the goals included sharing and helping, which were really sweet to hear ❤

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One of the goals we all discussed was being healthier, and since it was a beautiful morning, we decided to head out as a family and hike a trail! Before kids, my husband and I loved doing that more frequently, but it had been way too long for either of us! It was beautiful and our girls really loved the outing.

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Does the photo of the 5 of us look familiar? I posted it last week, right after new year’s, and was prompted to take the photo from the “Good Morning” prompt at Capture Your 365. I knew immediately I wanted to create a scrapbook layout with our family selfie! Most of my pages are of my girls, but one of my goals for this year is to get my husband and I on the pages a bit more frequently 🙂

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I knew exactly the paper I wanted to use for the layout – it was kraft and had clouds all over it. I searched my stash and suddenly I realized I didn’t have it. Did I think I had bought it but really didn’t? Nope. I had bought it. Turns out I had already used that paper! Oops! So, I found another cloud paper I loved and decided to make my own cloud paper to complement it. I used a stencil, blending tool and white ink. Easy, peasy!

Wanna see how I made the cloud background paper? Check out my video! And I’ll have a full process video up later this week sharing how the entire layout came together!

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Although this layout is about our family goals, I’m also working through some personal goals. One of those is to create a scrapbook layout weekly! Yes, you read that right! I have lots of stories to share and want to get them down on paper before they’re forgotten. Other goals involve growing my blog and businesses. So expect more here at Clicky Chick Creates! More routine posting, series posts, more tutorials, too! Some will focus on crafting, some on photography. I’m excited and hope you are too! Are there are any specific questions you have or posts you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments!

What are your creative goals for 2015? Inquiring minds want to know!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Be sure to hop on over to check out what Karen at Photos Kept Alive is up today! She’s sharing a Year in Review layout with room for 12 pictures. That’s perfect for year in review or even a month in review layout! After visiting Karen, be sure to continue the circle so you see how everyone else is tackling year end projects, resolutions and more!

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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And I have to mention, one of the most productive months for me as far as creating layouts, is during Layout A Day (LOAD) in February… which is right around the corner! The community, the daily prompts, the productivity… it really is amazing and has made the month of February one of my most favorite months of the year! Don’t miss out on this amazing experience and get ready to share your passion with the nicest scrappy gals in the universe! USE CODE “READ” and SAVE $10 through January 10th. Don’t delay – it’s amazing!!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
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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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T Family at Old Poway Park {Sneak Peek}

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L and I have been friends since we were kids, well, almost kids…we were in college 🙂 Countless fun nights in college and post-college, loads of birthdays, weddings, bridal showers and bachelorette parties amongst our group of friends, years of travel adventures before kids, and more playdates than I know how to count! When we found out we were both pregnant, both with girls, we couldn’t be more thrilled! Our girls are best friends which means we get to see each other fairly regularly ❤

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This is now the 4th year of portraits of this gorgeous family! I’m blessed to do what I love and have friends who believe in my vision…thanks T family ❤ Here’s a little walk down memory lane…

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Family photography at Old Poway Park, poses, kids, siblings, brother, sister, rustic, park

I hope they enjoyed our early morning at Old Poway Park and love their photos as much as I do!

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!

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