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San Diego Family Photography {Valarezo Family Sneak Peek}

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Sometimes life throws you an unexpected curve ball. It happens when you least expect it. That’s what happened to the Valarezo family as they were on their way to a photo session at Old Poway Park. The curve ball you never want to head your way… their photographer called to cancel due to car troubles. Dun-dun-dun (bummer organ music, in case you didn’t know what that was supposed to be)!

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They saw the many photographers and photo sessions all around them at the park, and decided to inquire about any available sessions that afternoon. Luckily, I was just wrapping up with my last session of the day and was able to spend the last bit of daylight photographing this beautiful family! They were really sweet and easy to work with (thank you!) and I’m so happy we were able to make lemonade from the lemons thrown their way!

I loved meeting the Velarezo’s and I hope they enjoyed our time together!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

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

Live creatively!
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San Diego Family Photography {Andersen Family Sneak Peek}

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Another lovely family beach session in La Jolla! It may have been a really bright morning, but it didn’t stop us from having a great time!

It was my first time meeting the Andersen family, but I felt like I’ve known them forever! We laughed. A lot! The family is really playful and witty and even a couple little slips just led us to more laughter. More photos. And more giggles. I may have even snorted a few times, especially when they joked in the first image above that I was putting them in the Queen pose 😀 Yup, you’re singing Bohemian Rhapsody now, aren’t ya?!

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Besides the whole family being fun and silly, the kids were really sweet too and made my job a breeze! It’s always so nice to work with kids who are kind, courteous and respectful. Great job Andersen’s!

I definitely had a blast at our session and I hope they enjoyed our time in the sunshine, too!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

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

Live creatively!
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/c

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San Diego Family Photography {Dellisant Family Sneak Peek}

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I’m a lucky girl to work with families who value the importance of capturing their family with portraits over the years. The Dellisant family has done just that, as we’ve had many sessions over the years! I love seeing the kids grow up, hearing about their new hobbies and interests, and of course photographing all their gorgeousness!

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When scheduling outdoor photos, we never know what kind of weather we’ll have, but being in San Diego, we have lots more sunshine days than anything! But heading to the beach, especially early morning, we usually have overcast skies or a bit of a marine layer to work with. But on this particular Saturday morning, we were showered with an abundance of sunshine!

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I had a blast photographing the Dellisant family, just like every session we’ve ever had! I hope they enjoyed our time in the sunshine, too!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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San Diego Headshot Photography {Jordan Sneak Peek}

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In this day and age, professional headshots aren’t just for super models or aspiring actors! With social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook, it’s important to have a great headshot to represent yourself. Whether you’re using social media sites purely for social fun, business requirements, or a mix of both, getting a great headshot can make a big difference.

I was thrilled when these young entrepreneurs contacted me for a photo session at the beach, needing new headshots. It was a little drizzly at the beach, but nothing to crazy to scare us off. We used some of the beautiful architecture in La Jolla as backdrops before we headed down to the beach for more shots. The tide was pretty high, so we went to plan B and stayed above the shore. It wasn’t toes in the sand like we planned, but we caught some seals warming up on the rocks in the background and that was quite a nice surprise. I love the images we were able to capture and hope the Jordan’s do too!

To find out more about capturing stunning headshots, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2015 fall session!

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

Live creatively!
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/c

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San Diego Family Photography {R Family Sneak Peek}

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Being in Southern California is certainly a benefit as a photographer! There are tons of lovely locations to head to for photo sessions. There are miles and miles of beaches. There are miles and miles of parks. And there are wonderful families that head to SoCal for vacations!

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I was giddy with excitement to chat with Andrea from Chicago when she contacted me in search of a photographer in San Diego. Not for her own photos, but for her sister-in-law’s birthday gift! How thoughtful is that?! Andrea’s sister-in-law, Sharon, along with Sharon’s three daughters and extended family, would be vacationing in La Jolla, so we met and captured some fun memories of their visit! When we talked about vision for the session, they really wanted to be themselves and just have fun. I knew this was a perfect family for me to work with! What’s a girl to do but go out, splash around a bit, and have some fun?!

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Families might be spread across the country, but there’s nothing like getting together for a family reunion to spark laughter and great memories, along with building new memories! They were all truly a pleasure to work with and I hope they have fabulous memories for a lifetime of our lovely morning out on the beach!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2015 summer session!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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San Diego Maternity Photography {H&M Sneak Peek}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego maternity photo session , beach maternity photos,Expecting your first baby is definitely a time filled with emotions. Excitement, love, joy, hope, and maybe a little bit of fear of the unknown! When I was pregnant with my first baby, I remember feeling pure bliss at the amazingness of creating a baby – I felt such a closeness to God, to be entrusted to bring a child into the world, and to be blessed to be her mommy. And now, when I’m with others who are pregnant, I’m reminded of that feeling and get giddy with excitement that they get that beautiful blessing too!

This gorgeous young couple is welcoming their first baby in the next few weeks and I was thrilled to chat with them about their upcoming photo needs! We picked a date for the maternity photo session at the the beach. Apparently, all of of San Diego wanted to be at the same beach that day, so we had to do a bit of maneuvering to avoid the crowds 😉 But then, as we were approaching the rocky shore and cliffs, the waves decided to have some fun with us! They were HUGE! I was a little nervous considering we were close to the edge, but she was cool as a cucumber! Definitely a great trait for an expecting mommy!
Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego maternity photo session , beach maternity photos,Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // San Diego maternity photo session , beach maternity photos,We captured lovely shots of this gorgeous couple and I can’t wait to meet their baby boy soon!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, young or old, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2015 summer session!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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