San Diego Family Photography {Brownell Sneak Peek}

It’s that time of year when families start thinking of the holidays…and realizing family photos are definitely overdue! I absolutely love when clients from previous years reach out and want to go out again for a fabulous photo session, like the Brownell Family!

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Being in San Diego, we’re blessed with amazing locations and I am not shy at all about getting out there and exploring them! We definitely pay a hefty sunshine tax, so why not utilize that beauty?!

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As a parent, it’s always amazing the changes we see in our little ones over time. As a photographer, it’s a blessing to see the changes in little ones and the elusive smiles that are a bit easier to capture 😀

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Thank you Brownell family for the opportunity to capture these lovely moments in your life!

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I loved spending the morning with the Brownell’s and hope they enjoyed the experience! Truly I hope they love these images for years to come! ❤

To find out more about capturing beautiful images of your family, head on over to my Styling and Investment page. Let’s schedule your 2018 photo session – only a few dates still available!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Tamron 90mm f/2.8
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Beautiful E Senior Portraits {Sneak Peek}

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Beautiful, funny, intelligent, witty, outgoing, theatrical…those are just a few of the words that quickly come to mind about this gorgeous girl! I had the pleasure of photographing her earlier this month for her Senior Portraits. She’s graduating high school and on her way to such a wonderful new phase of life!

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We headed off to Balboa Park, one of my absolute favorite places to photograph, and captured some beautiful shots of this absolutely gorgeous girl!

I say this often, but only because I sincerely, truly, absolutely mean it…I’m blessed to do what I love and love what I do! Beautiful E has an amazing future ahead of her and I can only offer this bit of advice: pursue an education and a career in what brings your heart much, much joy!  Best of luck to you, E!

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 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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Yellow // Snowflake?! {Photo Challenge}

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Certainly a fantastic upcycling use of wine corks! Spotted these beauties in Spanish Village at Balboa Park and can’t wait to recycle my lovely memories into beautiful Christmas holiday creations and decorations!

The Daily Post weekly photo challenge “Yellow” reminded me I had not shared these yet. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to do something with those wine corks you might have been saving for the perfect project!

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Are you all done shopping and prepping for Christmas? If you’re still looking for some holiday goodies for your home or for gifts, please visit my Etsy and Society6 shops! The perfect gift for you or your loved one could be eagerly waiting for you to discover it within my shops or with other artists in the communities!

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

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!

E Q U I P M E N T   U S E D  (Affiliate Links)
Canon 60D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

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M Boys at Balboa Park {Sneak Peek}

Sometimes, I feel like there’s magic photo-fairy-dust in the air at a photo session! Between the light, my subjects, the location… sometimes it all just comes together beautifully and magically! These boys were such a treat and blast to work with and I’m thrilled to share them with you!

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They’re all such sweet and charming young men! For as young as they are, they truly did great at our session, listening, taking direction, sharing the spotlight and having fun! They really were a blast to photograph and I look forward to seeing them again soon.

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 book your fall photo session? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch!

E Q U I P M E N T   U S E D  (Affiliate Links)
Canon 60D
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
Check out all my camera bag goodies here!

PPS. Keep an eye out for big news on Monday! I’ll give you some clues: 15 talented designers, 15 amazing projects, one low price, your most Creative Christmas!

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10 on 10 – January // Doors of Balboa Park

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // doors of Balboa Park, Spanish Village, International Cottages, Junior TheaterMy dear friend and amazing photographer, Kim Bajorek, invited me to join her with a few other photographers in a 10 on 10 monthly blog posting circle, showcasing 10 (or more!) photos taken on the 10th of the month, and linking to the next photographer in the circle. This month, I’m linking to the fabulous Micah Hewett Images – definitely check it out!

Seeing that the 10th of January landed on a Friday, I had a chance to sneak away as both my girls were in school! I chose to head to Balboa Park and photograph the beautiful and different doors of the park. Spanish Village for the colorful doors, International Cottages for some more color and iron, Junior Theater for wood and iron and Sculpture Court Cafe for beautiful iron. I really love being at the park – there is always something to see, something to photograph, something I hadn’t noticed before.

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And I’m totally serious that I always discover something new…

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I had no idea there were so many caterpillars on some of the different trees around the park! I really wished I had a macro lens to get closer and better details as I grabbed these shots. Without a doubt, I was fascinated with these ravenous leaf-eaters and colorful creatures!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Don’t forget to check out the next photographer in the 10 on 10 circle – Micah Hewett Images  – lovely images and I hope her little man is all better now!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Window // Balboa Park {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // doors of Balboa Park, Spanish Village, artists, blue, teal, turquoise, yellow, khakiAnother great theme this week at The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Window! I just so happened to be at Balboa Park photographing doors when I saw the theme – lucky me! I found this partially covered/painted window quite mysterious, as the door is in Balboa Park’s Spanish Village where all the cottages are filled with artisans and their creations. I love that the items outside and visible in the side windows piques my interest. I love the colors in the door, and the light shining through the window where it is partially uncovered. It certainly made me curious! Does it make you wonder what’s inside?

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I’ll be posting more doors from my outing as part of a 10 on 10 posting circle I’ll be participating in, so be sure to check back on the 15th for a post featuring many of the beautiful doors from Balboa Park.

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