Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Family photography, San Diego, brother, sister, siblings, S Family, Old Poway Park

S Family at Old Poway Park {Sneak Peek}

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It’s that time of year… another sneak peek! I’m blessed to have friends from all over the world, and spanning different periods of time. Facebook has made it incredibly easy to keep in touch with friends from all different snippets of life… childhood, teens, college year, corporate life, mommy hood… all of it makes me happy to keep up with friends I might have otherwise lost touch with over the years. And I can’t help but feeling extra special when a long time friend makes a trip to San Diego and asks me to photograph her lovely family ❤

I know I say this a lot, but I truly feel it in my heart and am thankful to the good Lord above… I’m blessed to do what I love and love what I do!

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 holiday card photo session? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch!

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C-n-B Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Family Photography, mother, daughter, rustic, park, train tracks, train car, coordinated family, oranges, purples, colorful, lovelyI love photographing families. I think that’s pretty well established here at Clicky Chick Creates! But when a friend of 20+ years reaches out and books me for a session? Well, I’m BEYOND honored and flattered!

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My sweet friend C and I met in college. We were sorority sisters (go ADPi!) and had some fabulous times – both during and after college! For years, we would meet up with about a dozen of our sorority sisters and celebrate New Year’s Eve’s, traveling all over California for our annual meet ups! Let me just say… they were always a blast and still are some of my favorite memories!

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Since becoming mama’s, we haven’t seen each other as much, mostly because we were on opposite ends of the state. Luckily, she and her daughter moved recently, so now they’re just a few hours away, and we hope to get together much more often! I was ecstatic when C reached out, wanting to get our girls together for a playdate and squeezing in a photo shoot. I can’t get over how gorgeous these girls are in every way!

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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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Family Photography, Old Poway Park, rustic, park, train, tracks, grass, siblings, coordinated family, salmon, orange, pink, lovely

E Family Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

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Oh my goodness, would you believe me if I said this beautiful family was just as nice as they are gorgeous? Totally true!

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And would you believe me if I told you I’d photographed the mom before, although we’d never officially met?! Yup, life is a little funny that way! Reyna and I have both been at the same charity event the last two years, both of us friends with the hostess, helping raise money for an awesome cause – CouldYou! I was thrilled when the E family scheduled their session, but it wasn’t until we were 10 minutes into our session that the lightbulb went on and I realized how I knew Reyna! Love when it all comes together 🙂

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When we were discussing our session, Reyna mentioned not being too sure how her 19-month old son would do. Honestly? He was adorable! My main goal when photographing families is not only to capture beautiful smiles of the family, but giggles, tenderness, love, realness and the joy that makes their family perfectly theirs. I hope they love these images as much as I do!

And I just have to point out how awesome they did on wardrobe choices! Seriously, LOVE how they all coordinated, but it wasn’t matchy-matchy. The E family is a perfect example of wardrobe choices done right! They definitely rocked their looks!

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

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Photographing PhotograpHers!

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One of the best things about studying photography was all the outings we would go on during class and field trips. The creativity that came out of those sessions, being able to play with fellow photographers, was always a blast! I’ve written about some of those assignments here, here, here, here and here.

These lovely gals are some of the most amazing friends I made through our photography courses at UCSD. We’ve all finished the certification program, but still keep in touch and get together occasionally for a fun photo shoot. Last week was exactly one of those fun, creative, inspired, playful sessions!

And I have to admit, I was tickled pink when I saw my friend Luca was wearing her beautiful cowgirl boots. Aren’t they amazing?! Love them! I knew exactly what I wanted to photograph…

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // rustic, train, tracks, cowboy, cowgirl, boots, perspective

And you might remember my friend Jennifer from a blog post earlier this year “All is Not as it seams…”– you can read it here. That was during a class field trip. Miss those days!

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We seriously had a blast getting these shots! Can’t wait for another session with these girls : )

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

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

M Family Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

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Sometimes I can’t believe how fortunate I am to get to do what I love! And I’m blessed that through the awesomeness of Facebook, old friends see what I do and ask me to capture some memories for them, too! That’s exactly what happened with here – I’ve known Marie for over 20 years, and I was so excited she reached out about a photo session for her family. They were so much fun to work with. The boys were super adorable! Their communication and bonds with each other are beyond precious. Did I mention one knows how to speak whale? He taught me a word or two : )

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

Their mommy and I discussed the dynamics of three kids being comparable to a see-saw… you usually have two up / being good, one down / challenging, and it’s very hard to balance all three on the same level! And even though the saying is “boys will be boys”and they certainly wanted to play with the trains… overall, they really were great!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // M family sneak peek, trains, 3 boys, wreath, Christmas, family photos

Even a pensive shot was a quick grab as the laughs quickly took over! Overall, they really let their personalities shine through – I loved the laughter and silliness!

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I had a fabulous time and certainly hope they all did, too!

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

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

T Kids Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

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I’ve been fortunate to know these kids their WHOLE lives! I’ve known their parents for over twenty years, having met back in college, and I consider them some of our nearest and dearest friends. Even now, our families spend lots of time together as our daughters are best of friends!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, kids, siblings, hats, trains, rustic, park, love, laughter

I love that I get to photograph the kids as often as I do and their personalities really show in these photos! I had a blast at our session and hope they did too! As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c