Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

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, 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


Flower clips, 365 Photo Project, ~Sept 3, 2011 September 3, 2011

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~Gerard de Nerval

Prepping more flowers into clips to wear on headbands, craft market next Saturday!



Close up, Day 105, 365 Photo Project, ~August 11, 2011 August 12, 2011

“As is the gardener so is the garden”

Darn, missed out in getting more pictures, as the rain drops came out…don’t have a water proof camera as of yet!


Wild Rose , Day 89, 365 Photo Project, ~July 26, 2011 July 26, 2011

“Love is like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.”  ~Mark Overby


Day 88, 365 Photo Project, ~July 25, 2011 July 25, 2011

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.”  ~Luther Burbank

I really enjoy taking macro pictures, especially of flowers, and realize I have to take them at different times throughout the spring and summer, the different plants in bloom.  So grateful for all the colours that my eyes can behold, and the smells of each flower…and for my mom’s beautiful garden!


Daisy, Day 87, 365 Photo Project, ~July 24, 2011 July 24, 2011

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.  If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.”  Therese of Lisieux

Beautiful day for beautiful pictures!



Bloom, Day 83, 365 Photo Project, ~ July 20, 2011 July 20, 2011

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.  When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers”.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

It’s summer, a great time to surrounded by family, neighbours, and friends! Take advantage of it, before the snow comes again, and we hide in our homes when it’s too cold and sometimes when it’s too hot! (Or at least invite them inside, to enjoy the company!)