Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas, decorations, ornaments, diptychs, Advent

10 on 10 – December // Deck the Halls

Ready to peek inside my home? These are some of my favorite Christmas decorations!

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Do you buy Christmas ornaments or decorations while traveling? That’s something I’ve loved doing for more years than I remember! The red mosaic ball? From Salt Lake City, Utah. The silver tear drop? From Hearst Castle in Cambria, CA. The crosses? From Solvang, CA the weekend my sister was married! One of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating our tree and reminiscing where every ornament and decoration came from. Okay, not every single one, but definitely lots have significant meaning ❤

Believe is one of my absolute favorite words and is evident throughout my home, particularly during the holidays. So I couldn’t resist getting some fun bokeh shots with our Believe ornament!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas, decorations, ornaments, diptychs, Advent

Did you land at Clicky Chick Creates coming from Laura Bastien at The Sweet Life? Her gorgeous photos make me want to cozy up with a cup of cocoa and a nice fire! Be sure to head on over to my adorable friend and uber talented photographer Kim Bajorek! She headed out for a high noon photo shoot at the beach, capturing her beautiful friend in front of a turbulent yet beautiful ocean! She even caught some daredevils out in the rough waters as well 🙂

Thanks for following our 10 on 10 adventure this year! I’ve had a blast spending time behind the lens to capture 10 (or more) photos monthly of people and events that are near and dear to my heart, and whatever may have tickled me pink for the month ❤ If you missed any of the 10 on 10 posts, you can check them out here and follow the hop from each individual blog post 🙂

If you’re still looking for some holiday goodies for your home or for gifts, please visit my Etsy and Society6 shops! The perfect gift for you or your loved one could be eagerly waiting for you to discover it within my shops or with other artists in the communities!

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

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico beach, pony, flower head wreath

Rey & Gina Beach Engagement {Photo Session}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico beach, pony, flower head wreath

What’s the best thing about being a photographer? All the special occasions and moments I’m able to capture for lifelong memories, like this engagement session of this gorgeous couple…

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico beach, pony, flower head wreath

So this adorable couple is beyond special to me… that handsome dude? That’s my baby brother! And that beautiful girl? That’s his adorable fiancé who is my crafty-sister, from-another-mister! I don’t wanna get all mushy, but Oh-My-Goodness, I sure do love these two!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // engagement couple session, Rosarito, Mexico beach, pony, flower head wreath

Our entire family was thrilled when they got engaged a few months ago and the couple and I have been discussing photos since then. We finally had the opportunity to get together for these shots last week. Gina had a great vision of what she wanted, so off we went to the beach in search of a donkey pony. We actually planned for a few more shots with a second setting, but a storm was rolling in quickly, we were freezing and decided to call it done! And the floral head wreath she’s wearing? She made it! Yup, we stopped at a little flower shop on our way home earlier in the day to get some props and she had the idea to make the head wreath. Isn’t it beautiful? Told you she’s crafty!

So we actually had two photo sessions, but you’ll have to wait until April 15th to see my post about the other session : ) Be sure to come back and see what fun we had during our morning Mercado session!

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}

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

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!

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

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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}

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

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

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, mother, daughters, trio, trains, rustic, park, sisters, love, laughter

S Family Sneak Peek {Photo Session}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, mother, daughters, trio, trains, rustic, park, sisters, love, laughter

This beautiful trio of mother and daughters was so much fun to photograph! I had the great pleasure of meeting them a couple years ago when our girls were in class together. And although they moved and changed schools, the convenience and beauty of Facebook has made it easy to keep connected!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, mother, daughters, trio, trains, rustic, park, sisters, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, mother, daughters, trio, trains, rustic, park, sisters, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, mother, daughters, trio, trains, rustic, park, sisters, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, mother, daughters, trio, trains, rustic, park, sisters, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, mother, daughters, trio, trains, rustic, park, sisters, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, mother, daughters, trio, trains, rustic, park, sisters, love, laughter

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // family photos, mother, daughters, trio, trains, rustic, park, sisters, love, laughter

They really are just super adorable! I had a blast and hope they did too! As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c