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San Diego Family Photography {Partridge Sneak Peek}

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Meet the Partridge Family! {Are you singing “Come on Get Happy”? I sure am! 😀 } This family of five is absolutely adorable – full of love, laughs, and fun! Both Mrs. P and I have volunteered with the art program at school, the talent show, and other activities over the years, and I’ve loved getting to know her through our shared interests. I was absolutely thrilled when she reached out to schedule a beach photo session!

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The tide was quite high again, making the caves in the cliffs off limits, and our beach are was a bit small, but that sure didn’t stop us from capturing some lovely images and having a great time! The little one kept us all on our toes, and the waves kept our toes wet and sandy!

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The twins used to go to school with my 4th grader, and even though our girls never had a class together, they’ve played on the playground and have friends in common.  I felt like I was definitely photographing old friends 🙂 And how lucky are these girls to have each other?! Such an incredibly lovely and lucky family!

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I had a blast photographing the Partridge family and hope they enjoyed themselves too!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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San Diego Family Photography {Martin Sneak Peek}

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Meet the Martin boys! I have had the honor and pleasure of photographing these kiddos for 4 years! I’ve loved getting to know them better each and every year, and seeing them change as well! Their mama and I were sorority sisters in college, and I adore keeping in touch, seeing her and her kiddos every year!

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We’ve had sessions at Old Poway Park, Spanish Village, and Balboa Park. I was so excited when we decided on the beach for our session, and crossed my fingers for gorgeous skies! We were lucky to have a stunning sunset! It was just before the super moon though, and that threw the tide into super high which left little sand, but we worked with Mother Nature to capture these lovely shots! Luckily, the cliffs gave us a great spot to work with!

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Every year, these boys just melt my heart with their hugs and smiles – and did you see those faces? So handsome! As always, I totally enjoyed our session and hope they did too!

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To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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San Diego Family Photography {Barnett Family Sneak Peek}

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This sweet duo of a family is so much fun! They have such great energy and so much love! I was lucky to photograph them last year at one of our local parks, and this year we headed to the beach for a little fun in the sun and silhouettes!

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It turned out to be a very breezy blustery afternoon at the beach – it was a real taste of fall weather! But we had a great time and captured some lovely images of this sweet, loving, silly and fun mother-son duo! And we were able to spend a little time enjoying the sunset and capturing some fabulous silhouettes! So much fun!

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They were a blast to work with again this year and I hope they enjoyed the experience!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2016 photo session!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Afloat // More Balloon Silhouettes {Photo Challenge}

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Last summer I shared photos of my daughters when we headed out to the beach for some silhouette shots with balloons. The sky was glorious and my girls had some fun playing they were being carried away by the balloons! Of course, having a digital camera means we* (okay, I) take way more photos than I will ever, ever need! The prompt “Afloat” at the Daily Post reminded me of the other shots I didn’t get a chance to share in my first post.

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What does afloat mean to you? Have you shared it? I’d love to see!

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. What’s the freebie? One of my go-to shot lists: 7-must get photos for kid birthdays!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Have a question for me? I’ve been getting lots of questions about my blog, photography, the Sela theme and more. I’ll be starting a weekly Q&A post with some of the questions I’ve been asked thus far. Have a question you’d like to ask? Be sure to comment with your questions, or feel free to send me an email at connie {at } clickychickcreates {dot} com – your question(s) just might be featured and answered in a future blog post!
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10 on 10 – February // Crazy Love

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Sometimes I feel like my daughters make me crazy. Like how many times can I say “put away your shoes?” or “we have to leave before we’re late” or “NO you cannot wear that!” But truth be told, I’m absolutely, unequivocally, head-over-heels, crazy in love with them!

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They made me a mommy. They pick flowers (sometimes weeds) and lovingly hand me their bouquets. They draw pictures for me and write cards for me. They constantly want my attention and love to sing and dance, showing off their newest moves or lyrics. At bedtime, they ask me to read to them, even though they both can read, especially my 8-yr old who can breeze through chapter books, but still wants me to read to her. They’ve given me the most amazing gift and journey… motherhood. Truly, they’ve made me complete ❤

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But life gets busy. I get overwhelmed with the everydayness of life — cooking, cleaning, laundry, chauffeuring, volunteering, working, blogging — everything it takes to make our family life keep plugging away. And I forget to take it all in. To take in my girls as they are right here, right now. So for this month’s 10 on 10, I wanted to focus on just them, my baby girls, before yet another month goes by and I realize I’ve been focusing  my lens on the “stuff”, and not the most important beings: my beautiful, smart, lovely, compassionate, free-spirited, whimsical, silly, big-hearted, musical, fun loving baby girls!

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I hope you don’t mind indulging me and letting my proud-mommy-ness shine through ❤ We spent an afternoon in Balboa Park having fun, getting pictures of them being little girls, being themselves. My girls are my life and I love that they radiate joy, love, innocence, sweetness, and all the goodness that my dreams filled with at the thought of having daughters! Truly, I am blessed!

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As always, thanks for stopping by to check out what I’m up to these days! Be sure to continue the 10 on 10 circle and head on over to be inspired by the sweet life of Laura Bastien – she’s an incredibly talented photographer with a true gift of capturing grace, beauty and light!

If you’ve missed any of our previous 10 on 10 posts, you can check them out here and follow the hop from each individual blog post 🙂

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. What’s the freebie? One of my go-to shot lists: 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 session!

PPS. I’m linking this post with the Daily Post weekly photo challenge, sharing that even amidst the craziness of our life, my girls bring much needed “Symmetry” and balance to my heart ❤

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Silhouette // Balloons at the Beach {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Beach Silhouette, sisters, daughters, girls, kids, beach, sunset, jump, balloons, Pacific Ocean, La Jolla ShoresAfter reading the prompt and posting my first “Coastline Silhouettes” response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette, I was inspired and knew I wanted to go out and play some more!

My original post included tips to improve your silhouettes, so if you didn’t already read them, check them out over here.

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I invited a dear friend to meet up with my daughters and I for these shots. She and I met in 2010, when I started my formal photography education, and she’s one of my go-to-gals for bouncing ideas (concepts!), discussing photo challenges (help!), and sharing good laughs and support in our photo journeys ❤

We had a blast and look forward to heading out again for another fun photo outing!

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Be sure to check out The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette – so much inspiration being shared! Curious for more? Check out my previous photo challenge entries! Want to see all my silhouette posts? Head on over here!

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 🙂

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
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