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San Diego Newborn Photography {Baby Audrey Sneak Peek}

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Meet baby Audrey!

Life has quite a funny way of unfolding before us… a couple of years ago, we decided to sell our daughters’ chifferobe, and opt for a tall chest of drawers instead. The lovely couple that purchased it were expecting their first daughter and were planning to use it as dresser as well as changing table, just as we had for our two girls. I mentioned I was a photographer and we ended up booking a newborn session for their sweet baby girl Miranda (you can find those images in the archives here)! It tickled me pink when I arrived for our session and saw the chifforobe as they painted and distressed it, taking it to a lovely shabby chic look – truly, they have an amazing eye for decor! Fast forward a year and a half, and they reached out for a photo session of their second daughter, sweet baby Audrey!

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She is such a beauty! I loved spending time with the family, getting photos of Audrey, as well as a few of big sis Miranda, too!

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When we capture photos of their first born, we captured a lovely foot shot, and of course wanted to replicate it including baby Audrey. One of the best things I love about working with clients over the years is recreating images we’ve captured, especially because each image is truly it’s own! Miranda’s face, looking at her baby sis, it’s just priceless!

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Along with capturing lovely images of this gorgeous family, we replicated an image of the baby with both mommy’s and grandma’s hands over her. I seriously love that I get to do this with families over the years! And look at that sweet smile……ahhhhh ❤

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I really loved spending time with baby Audrey and her fabulous family! I hope they enjoyed the experience as much as I enjoyed photographing them once again!

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2017 photo session!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Baby D Newborn Session {Sneak Peek}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // baby girl newborn photo session - sleeping babyI am so totally smitten with this baby girl! Baby D is just as sweet as can be and I had such a wonderful time photographing her in all her newness! And I was happy as can be to get some of her loving family in the photos, too, especially her gorgeous mama!

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I’ve known her stunning Mommy for about 5 years and was thrilled to have the opportunity to get some newborn photos of Baby D… Can you believe she’s baby #6?! She evened the score with 3 boys and 3 girls in this lovely family!

She’s a lucky little girl to come into such a loving family! I can’t wait to watch her grow!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! 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? My go-to shot list: 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 spring or summer session!

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Canon 60D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
Tamron 90mm f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

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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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Warmth // My Girls {Photo Challenge}

Warm Seasons Greetings from my family to yours!

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My girls, as most kids in born in the last decade, are quite comfortable being in front of the camera. They automatically warm up to it and have their poses down… from sweet sisters, to silly faces, to rockstar poses! They crack me up and I’m blessed to be their mama!

PHOTO TIP: When photographing kids, be sure to give them breaks in between settings to get the wiggles out! Those are some of my fave shots and it keeps them fresh and engaged! {Click to Tweet}

Something that keeps me “warm” with the camera is being engaged in the Capture Your 365 community. The daily prompts keep ideas fresh, creativity flowing, and getting a shot top of mind! Have you joined the free email list yet? Hop on over and get your daily dose of inspiration 🙂 January 1st is a great time to start your daily (or weekly) photo project! No rules or expertise expected… just an awesome and supportive community to help you on your commitment to a fabulous photo project!

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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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!

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Canon 60D
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
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Make It Monday // Gingerbread Houses {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Gingerbread House digital scrapbooking layout using #CreativeChristmas Bundle kits

Last day of our Creative Christmas Bundle sale! Did you check out this amazing deal? It’s not to be missed! Here’s another project I’ve created with some of the pieces from the various designers… pretty cute, huh?! And I’m not a “digital scrapbooker,” but the items in this bundle make it super easy to create pages! But besides templates, digital papers, embellishments and overlays, the bundle includes printable cards, calendars, advent calendars, stitch patterns, classes, tutorials and so much more! The entire list is included below…

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Do you create a December Daily album? I think this page, and my “Candy Cane Love” page would be great to include in a December Daily album! What do you think? Be sure to check out the entire Creative Christmas Bundle and let me know in the comments what project you’d love to create first? There is so much value in the kit with over $300 worth of products — classes, downloads, cut files, stitch patterns, calendars, gift projects and more — for only $29.99 – get it before it’s GONE!

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The Creative Christmas Bundle ends in less than 20 hours at 11:59pm Eastern on December 1st. Check it out NOW! After the expiration time, all the individual items will go back to each designer and the amazing value will be gone! You can currently get $300 worth of products for only $29.99 – it’s a definite steal and shouldn’t be missed!

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Once you’ve checked out the Creative Christmas bundle, be sure to head on over to my sweet and sassy friend Cara at The Hooting Pirate! Cara’s busy making gifts and December Daily cards with products from the Creative Christmas bundle. Lucky YOU gets to see more ways to use the fantastic products in the bundled deal!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

CREATIVE CHRISTMAS BUNDLE DESIGNERS & CONTRIBUTIONS

Alison Day – December Daily Cut Files and video (retail value $15) 

Beth Soler – Cricut Cut Files/phone tutorial (retail value $12) 

Cara Vincens – Whimsical Printable Christmas Cards with bonus postcard option and coupon code to The Hooting Pirate Etsy Store (retail value $15) 

Carole Cassel – Calendar Making Class using Paint Shop Pro (retail value $10) 

Connie Hanks* (that’s me!) Printable Advent Calendar w/family activity list (retail value $15) {advent activity and numeral used}

Gina Zee – Upcycled Christmas Workshop (retail value $15) 

Janet Carr* – Digital scrapbooking bundle (retail value $20) {papers, embellishments and overlays used}

Jen Funk Weber – Silhouette cross-stitch patterns (retail value $12) 

Jen Wright – 12-Day Advent Envelope Project Tutorial with bonus Advent Cards (retail value $20) 

Karen Fitting – Flower Calendar with Bonus Tutorial on tips for using Artisan beyond scrapbooking (retail value $15) 

Kristie Sloan – Art Journaling Basics online class (retail value $20) 

Lisa Harris – Santa’s Helpers Workshop – quick, inexpensive gifts (retail value $20) 

Margareta Carlsson – Digital pack of holiday pocket page cards and photo overlays, everything both for digital scrapbooking and as printable pdf files for hybrid scrapbooking (retail value $10) 

Mary Moseley – And Jackie Lyals Photo Gifts for the Holidays (retail value $10) 

Melissa Shanhun* – Digital scrapbooking bundle with bonus audio and video inspiration and tutorials  (retail value $80) {papers and embellishments used}

*Designers products’ featured in my “Gingerbread House” layout.

PS. Have you check out the Creative Christmas Bundle deal yet? Time is ticking! Don’t miss it!