It’s all about the Stuff {Photo Fridays}

Connie Hanks Photography // // back-to-school shoe shopping; two little girls, five pairs of shoes, all PINK!

Okay, clearly it’s not about the “stuff” but I do think photographing the stuff helps tell the tale of who we are, what we are about. And in this case, it’s particularly about the very girly daughters I’ve been blessed with!

Seeing it’s Friday, I’d like to share this photo tip with you: When photographing your loved ones, don’t forget to capture their favorite stuff, as well.

  • Stuff they DO
  • Stuff they WEAR
  • Stuff they EAT
  • Stuff they LOVE

This kind of stuff gets forgotten. Sometimes it’ll be in the background or foreground of other shots. But take the time to make them the star of your photos.

Whether it’s collections…

Connie Hanks Photography // // seashell collection in a jewelry box tower

or favorite games…

Connie Hanks Photography // // Disney Minnie Mouse puzzle collection

or favorite foods…

Connie Hanks Photography // // French Toast, Greek yogurt, honey, strawberry breakfast

or favorite activities…

Connie Hanks Photography // // art supplies

Whatever they’re “into” – make sure to take the time to photograph it, because time flies, tastes change and next thing you know, they won’t even remember that being something so incredibly special! And of course as a dedicated memory keeper, I have to say… don’t just photograph the stuff… DOCUMENT it! Make sure you write down what your loved ones loved about it. What was special about it? Why was it important? This sort of stuff will be worth gold in the future!! And where should you put these tidbits? In a scrapbook or photo book of course! Okay, truth-be-told: did you roll your eyes or laugh when you read scrapbook? It makes me laugh that some people have a very specific view of scrapbookers: grandmas with lots of cats or clutter or doilies? So not the reality! The industry is full of hip, cool, fresh, artistic, creative people and products! Check it out!

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

PS. The theme for the week at A Word in Your Ear is Pink, and considering the pinkness in my first few shots, I decided to play along in the challenge. Link up in the comments if you’re playing along too!

Connie Hanks Photography // // Cinderella princess shoes and tiara

Castle // Princess {Photo Challenge}


Connie Hanks Photography  //  //  Cinderella princess shoes and tiara

Sue over at A Word in Your Ear landed on CASTLE for this week’s challenge. As I started thinking about my travels to Europe and what adventures I might be able to pull photos from… my mind wandered around the room and I realized I live in a castle. Well, not really, but I live with two little princesses who a). have enough stuff to fill a castle, b). really do act like little princesses and c). love all things princess related.

Connie Hanks Photography  //  //  princess Belle in front of a castle door

So, I decided these shots would work for my contribution to the “castle” challenge! My big girl (when she had just turned four) as “Belle” and my little one (when she had just turned two) as Snow White. Seriously, my baby l-o-v-e-s dressing up as Snow White! Remember this post? I have a whole series of Snow White shots I need to do something with, but I’ll save that for another day : )

Connie Hanks Photography  //  //  Princess Snow White and her baby doll / mini me

What do you think of when you hear “Castle”? Join in the challenge and link up in the comments below – I’d love to see! And be sure to check out the other photos – amazing stuff out there! Thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!