Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // calm, serene, blissful, photos at church, statue, details

10 on 10 – March // Blissful and Serene

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // calm, serene, blissful, photos at church, statue, details

Can you believe it’s already time for another 10 on 10 post?! One of my favorite sayings regarding parenting is “the days are long but the years are short” – and it totally applies to this monthly photo project – the months just whizz by!

I recently posted this photo {available in my Society 6 shop} from my morning visit to my church.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Open Door quote - Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls

Being at my church is one of my favorite places to be. The community, the clergy and staff, the friendships, the beauty of the grounds…it’s all truly blissful! The design and architecture that went into it is gorgeous and always makes me want to linger. And heading over mid-week with my camera allows me the opportunity to savor every bit and piece of it! I said it once and I’ll say it again…It’s amazing what you can find around you when your heart finds bliss, your mind is clear, and you have the serenity of a quiet church!

I hope you see the beauty I see and feel the calmness I feel. Enjoy!

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As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out our monthly 10 on 10 photo projects! 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 beautiful eye for details!

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

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

Scale // Perspective {Photo Challenge}

Playing with scale, emphasizing proportions, is definitely a great way to help tell your story in photos. The Daily Post photo challenge this week “Scale” reminded me of some of the fun photos I’ve shared in the past! Join me as I stroll down memory lane with five of my favorite photos playing with scale 🙂

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // carefree in the south of France - getting cheeky, kissing a naked statue in Cote d'AzurCarefree in the South of France

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

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // newborn session, swaddle, guitar, love, young family, bohemian, boho chic,Rock-n-Roll Luke

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Shrunken and Big Alice in Wonderland in doll house with tiny dog drinking from giant teacupMake Believe

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Little Girls wearing Mama's shoes, dress up, toes, growing upIn Her Shoes

I hope you’ve enjoyed this walk down memory lane with me, taking in the scale and proportion in fun and loving ways! Links are posted below each image to the original blog post sharing these images along with others.

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

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Saint Gregory the Great Pope statue and quote

Uplifting and Peaceful {CY365}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Saint Gregory the Great Pope statue and quote

Uplifting and Peaceful – two of my favorite April photo prompts from Capture Your 365! Life might not always be peaceful, joyful, stress free or picture-perfect, but there are certain places that immediately get me to take a deep breath and get centered. My church is one of those places, and Balboa Park is the other.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Peaceful pink orchids in Balboa Park Botanical Building

Where do you go when you need to be uplifted or to find peace? I’d love to hear and see your images!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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PS. The quote in the book of the statue reads as follows:

Humbly we bend before the Lord of Light, and pray at early dawn, that this Sweet love may all our sin forgive, and make our miseries cease; may grant us health, and grant us the gift divine of everlasting peace.” – Pope Gregory I

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // dome of church from inside

Community // Beautiful Church {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // dome of church from inside

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Community of course made me think of the many communities that I love and belong to – social, religious, photography, crafting, blogging, and so on. But the minute I thought of a photo to represent any of the communities, I thought of one of my favorite photos from my church. And then another photo, and then another, and another, but I figured I’d limit myself to two!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // dome of church from inside

In the photo of our statue and dome, I added texture and blogged about it here. Seriously, I love our gorgeous church, but not only for the amazing architecture, but truly for the sense of community it provides. My daughters were both baptized here. I was the Nursery Coordinator for our co-op parent run nursery when my first baby was a year old. I belong to the Ministry of Mothers, I was even on the board for three years! I’ve volunteered for many of our galas and vacation bible schools. We’ve been part of the parish for nearly 6 years now and I absolutely love the friendships we’ve formed and  family we’ve become through it!

What communities do you love belonging to? I’d love to hear!

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

PS. Check out the challenge and entries here.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // carefree in the south of France - getting cheeky, kissing a naked statue in Cote d'Azur

Carefree // South of France {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // carefree in the south of France - getting cheeky, kissing a naked statue in Cote d'Azur

You know those carefree moments when you’re just enjoying life? Yup, that’s what this group of girlfriends had earlier this year on our adventure to the South of France.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // carefree in the south of France - upside down umbrella in Cote d'Azur

Traveling with fun, outgoing, silly, life-embracing friends makes any trip fantastic. But throw in the fact I’ve been making memories with two of these girls  since 1991, and the other fits in like we’ve known each other just as long, well, there’s no better word than AMAZING to describe the trip!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // carefree in the south of France - dipping toes in Mediterranean for the first time, Cote d'Azur

Besides being fun and entertaining, these girls did such an awesome job researching and planning the whole trip. I was able to be CAREFREE the entire trip. “Oh, we have reservations? Fabulous!” “We’re going there today? Awesome!” “Pre-bought tickets so we don’t have to stand in line? You’re amazing!!” – yes, I was truly able to just enjoy the trip! Thank you girlies for an amazing adventure! Where are we off to next? : )

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

PS. Although I’m posting this so late in the week, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to play along on the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week. The prompt is “Carefree“, and these photos really do scream that out to me!! What says “carefree” to you? Share your link in the comments!