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Dreamy // Sleepy Baby Leo {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // sleeping baby in a basket, newborn photography, San Diego

I love photographing families, and usually have the opportunity to work with lots of parents and kids. But rarely do I get the opportunity to photograph a newborn baby! Lucky for me, I had the perfect opportunity to photograph cutie pie Baby Leo recently. I was so happy that he slept* throughout our session! Talk about a “dreamy” baby and sweet images! You might remember his gorgeous mama, handsome daddy and adorable sister from our maternity session in August – check it out here!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // sleeping baby in a basket, newborn photography, San Diego

So how did we get the baby to sleep the whole time? It was MAGIC! Just kidding 🙂

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // sleeping baby in a basket, newborn photography, San Diego

*PHOTO TIP: Want sleeping newborn photos? keep baby awake for 1.5 hrs before session + keep room warm ~80° for baby. You’ll be sweating bullets, but baby will sleep like a champ! {CLICK TO TWEET!}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // sleeping baby in a basket, newborn photography, San Diego

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // sleeping baby in a basket, newborn photography, San Diego

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 “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you!

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What do you do with all your photos? I wanna know!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // scrapbook layout "Love…" - wedding layout with black and white photo using red, black and white papers

Photos, photos, and more photos… over 108,000 of them in my Lightroom catalogue, let alone the boxes and boxes of prints that I have from before the digital era. Crazy, I know! Why am I telling you this? Because it’s what I do with those photos that makes my heart sing… I frame them, I post them, I share them, I gift them, I scrapbook them.

When I had my first baby, near the beginning of the digital camera era, I had snapped over 1100 photos of her before she was 3 months old – more than I had taken the previous three years combined! After framing and filling a loooooong hallway wall with photos of those early months, I feared I’d end up wallpapering my whole house with her photos before her first birthday! So I had to find another way to give those special memories some love, and that’s when I entered the world of scrapbooking!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // scrapbook layout "Dream" - sleeping little baby with booty in the air, legs tucked under, toes peeking out; lullaby subtly showing in background paper printed on vellum

In the early days, I primarily bought lots of scrappy stuff, dreaming of all the wonderful pages I would create. Truth be told, it took a while before I actually jumped in and started creating. A little bit intimidated, a little bit overwhelmed, a little bit unsure of what to do, so I started looking at classes to take (yes, I LOVE organized learning!) and found classes to help me along the way.

One of those classes (well really it’s a more of a challenge than a class) and a primary way I make time to scrap is LOAD – layout a day. And LOAD is right around the corner – during the month of February (May and October, too) we are challenged to create a layout every day. It’s AWESOME! It might sound overwhelming, but just like Capture Your 365, there are no daily police, no one is waiting to kick you out if you don’t post that day. It’s a matter of having a community to share your passion and experience with; a prompt to inspire a daily creation; and a personal goal to document your story and photos for your family and future generations.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // scrapbook layout "Together" - little girl with her yellow labrador cuddling and playing in the backyard

So are you curious to find out more? Last chance to sign up! Check it out here. And if you use code 28DAYS by January 30th, you can save almost 40% on your LOAD registration!

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And please tell me… what do you do with all your photos? I’d love to hear : ) They can’t just live on your hard drive!

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

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, sleeping baby, turquoise, big ring

Newborn Photography {Photo Session}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, Late this summer, my nephew was born and welcomed into our family! I shot these when he was just a few days old, but somehow with the craze of summer ending and school starting, now I realize I never posted these on my blog!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic,

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, father and son

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, guitar, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic,

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, sleeping baby, turquoise, big ring

I might be a little biased, but isn’t he the cutest baby ever?!?! Love that full head of hair! Can’t wait to see him soon, and my sis and brother-in-law! You might remember some of the shots I took of my sister from our sunset pregnancy session here and here. Love them so much!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic, sleeping baby, tie, hat

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