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

Scale // Perspective {Photo Challenge}

Playing with scale, emphasizing proportions, is definitely a great way to help tell your story in photos. The Daily Post photo challenge this week “Scale” reminded me of some of the fun photos I’ve shared in the past! Join me as I stroll down memory lane with five of my favorite photos playing with scale 🙂

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // carefree in the south of France - getting cheeky, kissing a naked statue in Cote d'AzurCarefree in the South of France

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

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, guitar, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic,Rock-n-Roll Luke

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Shrunken and Big Alice in Wonderland in doll house with tiny dog drinking from giant teacupMake Believe

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Little Girls wearing Mama's shoes, dress up, toes, growing upIn Her Shoes

I hope you’ve enjoyed this walk down memory lane with me, taking in the scale and proportion in fun and loving ways! Links are posted below each image to the original blog post sharing these images along with others.

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // cover art, guitar, surf, strumming, picking, music, musician

Cover Art // Music Man {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // cover art, guitar, surf, strumming, picking, music, musician

My brother is one of those people that’s blessed with natural talent. As a kid, any sport he tried, he was a natural and mastered quickly.

My husband has played guitar since before I met him in the early 1990’s, when my brother was just a kid. At one point, my baby brother wanted to be just like my hubby – a successful salesman living at the beach who was able to set his own schedule, able to be in the ocean by 3pm, playing the guitar by 6pm!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // cover art, guitar, surf, strumming, picking, music, musician

Needless to say, my brother picked up the guitar and has done extremely well mastering that too! A few Thanksgivings ago, we spent the holiday together – my siblings, our significant others, my daughters, our parents, along with a few more family members and friends. My husband, my brother and my brother-in-law are all musicians – there was plenty of music, fun, camaraderie and gratitude; it was one of the most amazing Thanksgivings ever!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // cover art, guitar, surf, strumming, picking, music, musician

The minute I snapped these photos, I told my brother I had the cover of his debut album, lol! So seeing the prompt from Pete Rosos at The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Cover Art, I knew what I needed to post. I hope you enjoy these photos and be sure to check out the many inspiring “cover art” posts here. And if you’d like to peruse my previous photo challenge entries, head on over here.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // cover art, guitar, surf, strumming, picking, music, musician

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ClickyChickCreates.com // It's a Musical Life scrapbook layout using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection

It’s a Musical Life {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // It's a Musical Life scrapbook layout using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection

The daily prompts from Lain at Layout a Day (LOAD) are always inspiring and help me create layouts and document stories that I don’t normally think to tell. Just like when I heard the prompt “Seeds of the Future,” my mind went to my aptitude tests from high school and that the careers I have chosen have closely aligned with those choices (business school/marketing, fashion merchandising, architecture). But as I searched for photos to help tell that story, I came across the photo I used of my 10-yr old self trying to play the guitar!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It's a Musical Life scrapbook layout using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection

ClickyChickCreates.com // It's a Musical Life scrapbook layout using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection

I knew immediately the story I needed to document was how important music has always been to our family. I pulled some old My Mind’s Eye papers and had fun punching and fussy cutting the hexagons and adding layers and dimension to the layout. Getting the journaling into hexagons was a bit tricky using Word, but I wanted to continue the theme!

ClickyChickCreates.com // It's a Musical Life scrapbook layout using My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart paper collection

Are there seeds from your past that have developed in unexpected ways? I’d love to hear about it in the comments, even share a link to a photo, a layout, a blog post… anything that helps tell your story!

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

Live creatively!
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/c

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Connie Hanks // ClickyChickCreates.com // 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 // ClickyChickCreates.com // 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 // ClickyChickCreates.com // 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 // ClickyChickCreates.com // 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 // ClickyChickCreates.com // washi tape love

Connie Hanks // ClickyChickCreates.com // 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!
xoxo,
/c

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, sleeping baby, turquoise, big ring

Newborn Photography {Photo Session}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, Late this summer, my nephew was born and welcomed into our family! I shot these when he was just a few days old, but somehow with the craze of summer ending and school starting, now I realize I never posted these on my blog!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic,

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, father and son

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, guitar, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic,

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, sleeping baby, turquoise, big ring

I might be a little biased, but isn’t he the cutest baby ever?!?! Love that full head of hair! Can’t wait to see him soon, and my sis and brother-in-law! You might remember some of the shots I took of my sister from our sunset pregnancy session here and here. Love them so much!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, sleeping baby, tie, hat

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