Connie Hanks Photography // // Merry Christmas, tree, bokeh

Merry Christmas!

Connie Hanks Photography // // Merry Christmas, tree, bokeh, texture

Merry Christmas friends and family! Wishing you joy and peace in the comfort of our savior’s love and light this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Connie Hanks Photography // // Merry Christmas, tree, cross, capiz, delicate, gold

What have you enjoyed this season or are you looking forward to enjoying during these next couple days? I’ve enjoyed photographing bokeh, ornaments, families, treats and lots of decor this season!

I’ll be spending the next few days with family, but will be back in a couple of days with a fun post about a recent photo outing with friends: photographing photograpHers! Until then, be sure to check out the class links below. Truly, I only link to classes, instructors and products I LOVE and think you will too! Don’t miss the FREE photo a day scrapinar with Katrina Kennedy – sign up here. And check out the amazing photography, crafting, art and scrapbooking classes from True Scrap 5 – all 15 classes on sale (under $10 per class!) until 12/25.

Merry Christmas and blessings to you and yours! As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!

PS. If you’re still in need of a last minute gift for any photographers, artists or crafters in your life, be sure to check out the True Scrap 5 classes – the sale prices are coming to an end 12/25. Each class is on sale for just under $10 per class. Hands down, it was one of the best online class experiences I’ve ever had! There are 15 classes to pick from – here are just a few of the you-really-can’t-miss-these-classes that I loved! Besides gifts for others, everyone needs a “To: Me, From: Me” present under the Christmas tree, right?! : )

Katrina Kennedy's True Scrap 5 "The Art of the Everyday" class - one word: Amazing!!!!

PHOTOGRAPHY: Katrina Kennedy’s True Scrap 5 “The Art of the Everyday” class

Stephanie Ackerman's True Scrap 5 "Project Miscellany" class - one word: Awesome!!!!

ART: Stephanie Ackerman’s True Scrap 5 “Project Miscellany”

Nichol Magouirk's True Scrap 5 "Stamp it up a Notch" class - one word: Awesome!!!!

SCRAPBOOKERS: Nichol Magouirk’s True Scrap 5 “Stamp it up a Notch”

PSS. Don’t forget to sign-up for the FREE photography webinar “Oh, Shoot! Creating a Successful Daily Photography Project” – I blogged about it here. Katrina Kennedy and Lain Ehmann are offering a free tip filled scrapinar to help you succeed in your photo a day project in 2014 – don’t miss it!! Personally, my photography has really evolved over the last year and I sincerely feel it’s due to classes, challenges and communities that keep me shooting! Being part of Katrina’s Capture Your 365 has definitely aided in that evolution!

Oh, Shoot! Creating a Successful Daily Photography Project with Katrina Kennedy

Connie Hanks Photography // // watercolor rainbow and heart art by my 6 year old

Color Me Happy!

How many times has your breath been taken away with beautiful colors? Be it in paintings from the masters? Or in a photograph of children playing? Or watching a glorious sunset? Or your kids watercolored art on your fridge? Or crafting a beautiful scrapbook page or photo book or heartfelt card? If you’re anything like me, it’s usually the color that pulls us in!

We’ve all heard about the Color Wheel and probably remember it from our school days. But as a photographer, as a crafter, and as a fine artist volunteer at my daughter’s school, the Color Wheel has proven to me it’s sticking near and dear! That’s why I’m super excited that this month’s FREE webinar over at Layout A Day is “Color Me Scrappy”


Knowing what colors work together, whether analogous or complimentary, is what takes a photo from “oh, that’s nice” to “OOOOH” and “AAAAAAHHH” : ) Understanding color helps photos, layouts, cards, really any kind of design come together. So what are you waiting for? It’s FREE! Sign up, already!

Every month there’s a different free webinar, and I really feel this one will help not only crafters, but anyone interested in color for all facets of life! Yes, that includes photographers! Click here to register and I’ll “see” you in the chat room, August 26th! Oh, and even if you can’t make it live, there’s a replay you can watch, as long as you’re pre-registered!

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