Wow, finally I got these made about 3 months ago and then finally I got some up online about a 6 week waiting line. Took a few pictures of them, and got them listed up on Etsy, finally tonight! Like to see more? Come on out to www.precioussadies.etsy.com It’s very tempting for me to keep (actually I keeping several, you just don’t get to see!). As I made these, I did I think they would make good photography props or headpieces for anyone, that I would hate for someone else to miss this special opportunity…so if this is your opportunity, seize the day, and get one, before they will be all gone! Thanks, Christina
Model Search Vintage Pedal Car Picture Photo Session February 14, 2012
Well I’m back from Vegas! I met people from all over the world! It is the most grandest, biggest photography convention show of about 16,000 attendees! Lots of advice, and training from the pros, which leaves me a lot of work to do! Model Search in Calgary, Alberta. Looking for boys ages 1-4 years. Please share your story, of why your model should have his picture taken in this vintage pedal car!
Deadline is March 15, 2012! Hoping for better weather! Photo session may take place inside at my studio location or outside (weather depended) in Calgary, Alberta.
Come “like” me on Facebook, at “Christina Parker Photography” or here on this blog “Precious Sadie’s”. Please comment, and pass on the word by having your friends tell me they were sent by you, they can help qualify you for more chances to be picked! In return, you will receive a photo credit towards the print size of your choice.
Thank you, Christina
PS…In my spare time, between motherhood duties, I will be working on my website, “Christina Parker Photography”, so please stay tuned.
What Colour are You? February 8, 2012
Have you ever heard of the colour code personality test? I did the test about 18 years ago, from the book, “The Color Code” (us Canadian spell colour with a u!). It’s based on 4 colours that determine your type of personality, and you can have a combination of each colour in you, but one usually is more dominant than the others. The colours are RED: type A personalities, leaders, grab life by the horns, and take charge! BLUE: loyal people, tendency to hold grudges, love to give service and nurturer. WHITE: don’t like confrontations, are peaceful, quiet, internal thoughts, good listeners, and YELLOW: fun, partiers, no rules, Free, no consequences.
Anyways, I took the test years ago, my results were a bit more white, then blue, some yellow, and 1% red. So mostly white and some blue make up my traits. One of the traits, did not mention that comes with a white personality is having a hard time making decisions! One of my best friends, also scored a “white” for this personality test. We often joke about our indecisiveness when it comes to making decisions, by saying “We are so white”, even though we are caucasian and do live in Canada, we truly are white! Someone once told me it’s a sign of a perfectionist, not making decisions, as you are afraid, that you will make the wrong choice. I’m not a perfectionist, if I was, my house would be constantly clean and in perfect order…and I wouldnt never be able to leave the house, as I might not be good enough, for others to see. Oh well, what you see, is what you get, and I’m happy the way I am! I’m not making any excuses! I love the way I am, and happy to make the most of what I want to do! Yesterday morning, I spent my time de-junking my closet and organizing it, what a chore! I guess if I kept on top of my home, then it wouldn’t take as long to do it, or would it? What else would I do with my time?
I’m do expect being a perfectionist only when I sell something I make, as it’s a reflection of me. Recently, I just read and learned, deciding on choices, is not about making the wrong choice, but realizing you’re going to be missing out, when you can’t have both! That, I totally agree with…it’s like eyeing your friend’s meal, as it looks even more tasty than the one you just ordered! Don’t we all seem to do that…and then try to nudge off a friendly taste on our behalf, just so we know we haven’t missed out entirely!
After getting my muslin and studio lights, I knew my decision that would be next would be backdrops! What is a girl supposed to do, when you are a
“White” personality, and there are just so many choices to choose from!
Well….I tried covering my bases, I order several combinations of colours to fit the mood! Dark Blue, Brown, Pink, Baby Blue, Black Damask, and a Mixture of Green/Blue with different combination of flooring! Woot Hoot! Lots of fun combinations…and I thought I might as well order a lot, rather than pay for more shipping down the road!
After ordering, there weren’t as wide and tall, as I had hope, so I now really know I need to focus on children, as they are the perfect size! …unless I do pets (in a separate area)
If you like to check out the of the Color Code, by Taylor Hartman, you may find it at your public library. I see there are several other books he has put out. You can check for more explanations of the test online here: the colour code test. You can take a free test, or you can pay to take the colour code comprehension test, and save money, use coupon code PASS-53EK to save $10 off at www.colorcode.com
What is the whisper? PS presents… February 4, 2012
What is the whisper?….Precious Sadie’s presents, “Christina Parker Photography”. Without the beginning of Precious Sadie’s, my own company of jewelry and hair accessories, I would have not had the desire to improve my jewelry pictures, and my learning more about photography. In the fall of 2009, I enrolled as a continued education student through SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology). It took me almost two years, to complete my photography certificate, a min. of 8 courses. I have actually taken a total of 11 courses, as I have also enrolled in some online classes. I have literally enjoyed each class, I encounter, and think I need to buy more equipment with almost each class that I do. I’m continue to learn by reading many books, buy videos, and practise, practise, practise! Photography fills my creative needs, and it’s less messy than beads! I can still pay close attention to the details, I have a home studio set up which has been fun, to practise during the cold winter months. I can’t wait to get outside! I have fallen in love with taking pictures of children, and know that this will be a focus for me. I still have a huge collection of beads and supplies, and now I’m been busy collecting props, and getting ready to launch into my new direction. Precious Sadie’s still exists, in a limited way…Christina Parker Photography, just falls under it. I have many hair accessories, and some jewelry items up on the handmade site of Etsy, through, www.precioussadies.etsy.com and many more to still list. I do have my flower cards listed on Etsy! I do love my macro lense! I will keep the component of doing hair accessories for children, as they make great photography props, perhaps even include some in future photography packages! Please note, even though this is my Precious Sadie’s site, it will now be converting more of this blog to “Christina Parker Photography”, as I build up my portfolio and will be launching soon! Thank you for your continual support! Christina