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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San Diego Family Photography {Atri Sneak Peek}

Meet the Atri Family!

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Nothing better than starting an early morning with a fabulous multi-generation family session! I truly adore when families really style their session and these beautiful sarees and traditional attire did not disappoint!

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This gorgeous family was so much fun to photograph! The laughs and love were definitely abundant!

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

I loved spending the morning with the Atri’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!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Canon 6D 
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
Tamron 90mm f/2.8
Photo edits in Lightroom and Photoshop
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10 on 10 – November // Fall Foliage Self Challenge

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I really wanted to play along with today’s 10 on 10 circle – I miss the creativity all these women have in our little photog-community! Sharing our posts and finding inspiration in their work is a monthly treat – I love curling up with a cup of coffee and enjoying everyone’s posts! And even though I’m photographing tons these days, it’s mostly been client family photo sessions. I absolutely love those sessions. Especially the sessions with little kids, because I truly never know what I’m going to get! Ha!

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So even though I’m behind the lens a lot these days, I haven’t had much time to just wander our beautiful San Diego areas and photograph creatively. So as I looked out my window, contemplating what I could post for our November 10 on 10, I spotted a beautiful tree in one of our neighbor’s yards. And that’s when I decided I would challenge myself to take 30 minutes and photograph fall foliage around our neighborhood!

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Well, the tree I spotted? Turns out it’s in their backyard. I thought it was on the side, where I could casually grab a few shots, but no such luck. So, I decided to hop in the car and head to church just a few minutes away. I haven’t photographed any family sessions there lately, but there are a few beautiful trees towards the back of the property that actually change colors with the seasons! I love San Diego, trust me I do, but we have so much green. Yes, I said so much green – and not a lot of trees with leaves that become that amazing fiery red or burnt orange or golden yellow, like so many of our eastern states do. But those trees at the back of our church? They do!

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So I headed over there and had myself a little fun. I challenged myself with these three limitations:

  1. to limit my time to 30-minutes;
  2. to use only one lens (I chose my macro – Tamron 90mm – which I don’t use enough); and
  3. no moving or staging anything – what I photographed had to be found that way

So off I went and had myself some time to just breathe, shoot, and enjoy the beauty of the season! Have you done that lately?! I highly recommend it!

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Well, I hope you enjoyed taking a little breather and enjoying the fall foliage with me! Consider yourself lucky that I didn’t focus my camera on my current fall obsession: everything and anything pumpkin flavored! Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fall Foliage in San Diego, leaves, autumn, colors, red, burnt orange, yellow, seasons, autumn, happy fallConnie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Fall Foliage in San Diego, leaves, autumn, colors, red, burnt orange, yellow, seasons, autumn, happy fall

Be sure to head on over to the lovely Kristina Rust to see how her fall season is coming along! Being a part of this photo circle is truly a blessing – Kristina is the beauty and the brains behind this photography circle, and her images never disappoint! Actually, all these girls in the photo circle are extremely inspiring with their beautiful and heartfelt images! Be sure to follow the entire circle. You’ll be done when you land back here 🙂

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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Wishing you all a lovely cool, crisp and refreshing autumn season! May your day be filled with love and beauty!

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 family photo session!

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Canon 60D
Tamron 90mm f/2.8
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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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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 // winery in Cote d'Azur, old Roman way of making wine

One Shot, Two Ways // Winery {Photo Challenge}

While in the South of France earlier this year, my girlfriends and I really wanted to go wine tasting, especially since we didn’t get the chance to go on a champagne tour while in Paris due to snow. Little did we know, most of the wineries have closed operation and sold their properties for hefty sums. So, we hired a private guide while in Nice and asked her to show us the sights. Our guide and driver Catherine Coppex was fantastic and showed us so much more than we could have done on our own – Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze Village, St. Paul, a perfumerie, and so much more. She also found one of the last family wineries still in business and arranged for us to visit and have a private tasting. It was beyond wonderful!

And seeing that this weeks theme at the Daily Post is “One Shot, Two Ways” I decided to pull these shots from our visit to the winery. I believe the french wine maker said this was one of the old Roman ways of making wine, bottling in these vessels and leaving outdoors {rain, snow or shine} for three to nine months, depending on varietal.

The challenge set by the amazing and friendly photographer Jeff Sinon is to hone your eye to get the best shot – landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) – of the same scene or subject. Be sure to check out more inspiration and different takes on the theme over at The Daily Post! Now go shoot!

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