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M Boys at Balboa Park {Sneak Peek}

Sometimes, I feel like there’s magic photo-fairy-dust in the air at a photo session! Between the light, my subjects, the location… sometimes it all just comes together beautifully and magically! These boys were such a treat and blast to work with and I’m thrilled to share them with you!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Children head shots, photo session, Balboa park, boys Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Children head shots, photo session, Balboa park, boys Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Children head shots, photo session, Balboa park, boys Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Children head shots, photo session, Balboa park, boys Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Children head shots, photo session, Balboa park, boys Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Children head shots, photo session, Balboa park, boysI’m blessed to have known their mom back in college, and through the loveliness that is Facebook, we reconnected a few years back! We’ve kept in touch and I was able to work with the whole family last year for a photo session as well. The boys have grown so much over this last year and I love that I’m able to work with them again, getting to know them a bit better and seeing even more of their personalities!

They’re all such sweet and charming young men! For as young as they are, they truly did great at our session, listening, taking direction, sharing the spotlight and having fun! They really were a blast to photograph and I look forward to seeing them again soon.

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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J Headshots Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Tween head shots, photos, child, fresh, faced, sweet, innocentThis cutie-patootie tween is embarking on a new creative journey and needed some head shots to help in her new endeavor!

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I’ve been blessed to know her mom for years as we volunteered together and served on the board at our church. So when she approached me about their needs, I was thrilled at the opportunity to work with them!

Expect to see lots of good stuff from this adorable young lady!

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 my downloadable “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you 🙂  {Password is sent to you via email when you sign up for the email list.}

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P Siblings Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Siblings, photos, pre-tween, Balboa Park, spring, peach, blue

Are you ready for a whole lotta gorgeousness? I had the great pleasure of photographing these kids at one of my favorite San Diego locations – Balboa Park! Photographing these adorable siblings was a breeze – not only are they beautifully photogenic, but they’re super smart, sweet, well mannered, respectful and just overall great kids! They made my job a total walk-in-the-park! Pun intended 🙂

Their Mom is a dear friend of mine – I was fortunate enough to work side-by-side with her for a couple of years as we volunteered together on the board for our church’s Ministry of Mothers group. We co-chaired Programs for our group and had so much fun lining up top-notch guest speakers and activities for our group of dedicated mamas! We might not see each other as often as we did those years, but we’re still two peas in a pod when we do get together ❤

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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World Backup Day is Coming!!

I’m gonna give you a kick in the pants and let you in on a little secret… As a photographer, as a mom, as a scrapbooker, I PANIC at the thought of losing all my photos. Even the bad ones! So I make sure to regularly back up my images. Do you do the same? Monday, March 31st is a great reminder to do just that as it is World Backup Day! Their site says: “DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL. Be prepared. Back up your files on March 31st.” Pretty good advice : )

There are a ton of options for external hard drives to back up your files, along with paid online options, and even free online options like Dropbox. Personally, I use a couple of external drives for most of my backups, along with iCloud and Dropbox when I need to share files with clients or friends. All of my images live on a Western Digital My Passport for Mac, and I keep copies of my images and my Lightroom catalog on a Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Desktop EHD. This system works great for me! Do you have a system in place? How regularly do you backup? Whatever system works for you, I just passionately recommend and remind you to backup your photos and files!

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