Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

Light // Backlit and Colorful {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and when I read the prompt for the Daily Post “Weekly Photo Challenge: Light” I thought – perfect, I’ll do Christmas lights! I’ll get some bokeh! Maybe even some candlelight! Then I realized um, that would entail actually having our tree up and house decorated. And that’s a no go, so even though I waited til the very last moment to submit my photo {in hopes of getting said decorations up!}, I realized I’ve been busy at the beach with amazing photo sessions featuring our lovely natural light…

So here are a few of my favorite recent shots featuring the magnificent sun light and beautiful colors it provides.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // beautiful light

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

PS. Be sure to check out the amazing and inspired photos submitted for this weeks challenge!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Torrey Pines beach, La Jolla, CA, rock art, balance, beach umbrella, relax

Sea // Balance {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Torrey Pines beach, La Jolla, CA, rock art, balance, beach umbrella, relax

Hope you’re enjoying this long last weekend of summer! The Daily Post weekly photo challenge theme for the week is SEA.

I shot this on Friday as we were on our way out of the beach. Kids and sand toys, towels and umbrellas, boogie board and beach chairs; everything packed up and as all parents with little kids do – my hubby and I definitely looked like overpacked mules carrying all the goodies out. But I spotted this little creation and I just had to get the shot! Dropped all I was carrying (except my camera of course!) and got as low as I could go to get it.

What does this image make you think of? The beach? Relaxing? Sand between your toes? Crashing waves? It reminds me that life is all about balance! Take the time to enjoy it!

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

“Live in the sunshine,
swim the sea,
drink the wild air.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

PS. Check out the other entries playing along with the weekly theme. Holy inspiration, Batman!!

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!

Masterpiece // Eiffel Tower {Photo Challenge}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Eiffel Tower, Paris, France framed by branches at night with lights and blue purple sky

When I read “Masterpiece” as the photo challenge over at the Daily Post, my mind was flooded with visions of monuments, architecture, art, my daughters, food, landscapes, sunsets, and on and on. I finally decided on this evening shot of the Eiffel Tower, one of my favorites from my trip earlier this year. Not only do I love the colors and light in this shot, but I love how the trees, specifically the branches, are framing the tower, guiding our eyes through the shot.

Be sure to check out some of the other bloggers who linked up at the Daily Post. There are some amazing images out there!

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