Serenity // Ocean Beauty {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Serenity

When I read the weekly photo prompt at the Daily Post: Serenity, I knew exactly the image I wanted to share from a recent photo shoot! My beautiful friend is at one with the ocean, and even though I was nervous for her to be so close to the cliff, she was totally calm and relaxed. She is so in her element at the beach!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Serenity

She’s a photographer as well and takes amazing ocean images. I bet she was a mermaid in her past life ❤

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico, mercado, market, maracas, colorful, turquoise, blue, gray, wood, wheel, rustic, arches, archways, kiss

10 on 10 – April // Engagement at Mercado with Rey & Gina

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico, mercado, market, colorful, turquoise, blue, gray, wood, wheel, rustic, arches, archways, kiss

I had the amazing privilege to photograph this gorgeous couple for their engagement session, not once, but twice! We actually broke their session into two sessions – you might remember this post from last week of our sunset beach session? For our first session, we actually headed to a Mercado to get some local flavor and colors in Baja California.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico, mercado, market, maracas, colorful, turquoise, blue, gray, wood, wheel, rustic, arches, archways, kiss

And did I mention the best part? Those cutie pie-love birds are my family! My handsome and smart brother Rey and his adorable and creative fiancé Gina are getting married towards the end of the year, and we are so excited for the big event!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico, mercado, market, colorful, turquoise, blue, gray, wood, wheel, rustic, arches, archways, kiss, sombreros

Gina and I have been pinning ideas and texting back and forth with inspiration for this session, and when she went exploring her new neighborhood, found these adorable areas for us to incorporate during our session. We did a morning session at the local Mercado and had a blast! There were so many amazing little spots we found during our outing, we could’ve went on photographing for days!! The colors, the textures, the vibe – we loved it all!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico, mercado, market, colorful, blue, gray, wood, wheel, rustic, arches, archways, kiss Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico, mercado, market, colorful, blue, gray, wood, wheel, rustic, arches, archways, kiss

Today just happens to be our 10 on 10 posting for the month, so what a great opportunity to share Rey & Gina’s engagement session! You may have come to me from Kathleen Ries as part of the 10 on 10 circle, and even if you didn’t, follow the circle and head on over to Kristina Rust – her images are always gorgeous and inspiring, and her blog is full of great photo tips!

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And if you still didn’t get enough 10 on 10 goodness, check out our previous circles here – I love the beautiful, diverse and collaborative spirit of our photo circles!

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 // 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,
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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!!