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San Diego Newborn Photography {Baby M Sneak Peek}

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I was lucky enough to meet this cutie pie’s parents in the spring when they were preparing her nursery! As luck would have it, we ended up chatting nurseries and photography and I was thrilled when they hired me in anticipation of Baby M’s arrival! Life is funny that way, isn’t it?!

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Baby M ended up arriving a bit ahead of schedule, but we were able to coordinate our date and luckily took these before she was even a week old! That’s definitely what I find to be the magical sweet spot for newborn baby photos!

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Talk about a lovely personality and sweet disposition! Baby M was a delight to photograph. She smiled and cooed, slept like and angel, and smiled some more! She even gave me a little shoulder roll a couple times. I think this little one has the title “Super Model” in her future! ❤

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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PS. If this little angel isn’t a symbol of all that is good in the world, then I don’t know what is!

Baby S Newborn Session {Sneak Peek}

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Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! I’m so glad I’m able to photograph teeny tiny babies for their newborn sessions! My own babies are now 6 and 8, so getting time with tiny bundles of love fills my heart more than you can imagine!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // baby boy newborn photo session - sleeping babyBaby S was such a pleasure to photograph – sweet baby boy with all that hair and those mile long lashes! He’s on his way to an amazing start in life!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // baby boy newborn photo session - sleeping baby

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // baby boy newborn photo session - sleeping baby

His parents are excited for this new journey and they’re absolutely head over heels in love with this little guy! How could they not be?! He’s so adorable!

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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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 summer session!

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Canon 60D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
Tamron 90mm f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

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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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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 spring or summer 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
Tamron 90mm f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

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Dreamy // Sleepy Baby Leo {Photo Challenge}

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I love photographing families, and usually have the opportunity to work with lots of parents and kids. But rarely do I get the opportunity to photograph a newborn baby! Lucky for me, I had the perfect opportunity to photograph cutie pie Baby Leo recently. I was so happy that he slept* throughout our session! Talk about a “dreamy” baby and sweet images! You might remember his gorgeous mama, handsome daddy and adorable sister from our maternity session in August – check it out here!

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So how did we get the baby to sleep the whole time? It was MAGIC! Just kidding 🙂

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*PHOTO TIP: Want sleeping newborn photos? keep baby awake for 1.5 hrs before session + keep room warm ~80° for baby. You’ll be sweating bullets, but baby will sleep like a champ! {CLICK TO TWEET!}

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As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And if you haven’t signed-up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list yet, whatcha waiting for? You’ll get “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you!

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xoxo,
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PS. I’m sharing this post with the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Dreamy! Check out other dreamy posts! And if you still want more photo yumminess, check out my previous photo challenge entries here!

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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!

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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!

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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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Cutest Nephew Ever!

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My sister and brother-in-law made the most beautiful and handsome little boy, ever! I was lucky enough to be there when my nephew was born, August 19th. There are only two other times I was that close to a new life coming into the world — those two times were when my daughters were born! It was such an amazing experience… the love, the joy, the anticipation, the awe – truly amazing!

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I was thrilled to capture these images in those first few hours of the new family trio! He came a couple weeks early, but he’s absolutely perfect, don’t you think?!?!

He was super quiet, taking in the world, surrounded by love and family. There was only one little cry when he got his first shots…

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I know, I know, baby boy! I would’ve cried too! I’ll spare you the details of my sister’s labor and delivery. I’ll just say she was the definition of calm and she made the delivery look easy!

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

PS. The top photo – the one of my bro-in-law holding the baby with my sis in the background? I was totally inspired by a photo that I pinned on my Photo Session Inspiration board while they were pregnant. I’m so happy with the way it came out – definitely one of my faves of this year! Do you use Pinterest to pin inspiring photography or crafts you want to recreate? It’s a fabulous tool!