Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pacific Ocean, southern California, beach, starfish, sea star, reserved, #CY365, waves, foam, sand, rock, pebbles, sunny, sunshine,

Reserved // Private Beach {CY365}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pacific Ocean, southern California, beach, starfish, sea star, reserved, #CY365, waves, foam, sand, rock, pebbles, sunny, sunshine,

What I would give for a private beach during our amazing southern California summers! That would be amazing!!

Are you following the prompts from Capture Your 365? Katrina Kennedy’s prompts are inspiring and a wonderful way to push my creativity behind the lens. I definitely recommend checking out the site and signing up for the free daily inspiration emails and monthly idea list!

While you’re at it – check out Katrina’s photography classes from True Scrap events. Yes, the events are targeted to memory keepers / scrapbookers, but the information Katrina shares regarding photography can apply to anyone wanting to improve their photography and find inspiration in the everyday moments!

After you click on a link, you might have to scroll down the list to find Katrina’s classes, but totally worth it!

Katrina Kennedy's True Scrap 5 "The Art of the Everyday" class - one word: Amazing!!!!

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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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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Torrey Pines beach, La Jolla, CA, rock art, balance, beach umbrella, relax

Sea // Balance {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Torrey Pines beach, La Jolla, CA, rock art, balance, beach umbrella, relax

Hope you’re enjoying this long last weekend of summer! The Daily Post weekly photo challenge theme for the week is SEA.

I shot this on Friday as we were on our way out of the beach. Kids and sand toys, towels and umbrellas, boogie board and beach chairs; everything packed up and as all parents with little kids do – my hubby and I definitely looked like overpacked mules carrying all the goodies out. But I spotted this little creation and I just had to get the shot! Dropped all I was carrying (except my camera of course!) and got as low as I could go to get it.

What does this image make you think of? The beach? Relaxing? Sand between your toes? Crashing waves? It reminds me that life is all about balance! Take the time to enjoy it!

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

“Live in the sunshine,
swim the sea,
drink the wild air.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

PS. Check out the other entries playing along with the weekly theme. Holy inspiration, Batman!!

Summer, summer, summertime!

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  bucket and sand castle at sunny beachSummer is almost here! And although summer doesn’t officially kick off until June 21st (quite conveniently the summer solstice and my birthday!), the perfect Southern California weather we’ve been having is making me giddy with excitement for the season!

School is almost out for my daughters and I can’t wait for some relaxing, lounge-lizard days, beach-bound days, fair days, camp days, playdate days, radio-blasting-crazy-dancing days, stay-at-home-and-craft-all-day kinda days, and just overall memory-making kinda days!

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  baby girl enjoying building sand castles at beach on sunny dayClearly, I love to click away behind the lens. How could I not when I have scenes like these to capture?! My girls love building sandcastles. My baby in particular loves knocking them down just as quickly as she sets them up! Can’t wait to get new shots this summer as they build and play the days away. Cheers to enjoying sandy toes and salty kisses!

Connie Hanks Photography  //  ClickyChickCreates.com  //  colorful beach umbrella and ocean scene on sunny dayWhat memories are you looking forward to creating this summer?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c