Creative, Fun, Detail Orientated, Children, Memories
Christina Parker Photography specializes in children photography. She loves co-marketing with small business owners and helping with their photography needs. She also photographs families, product, and stock, and generously donates her time as a charity photographer. Christina is a full service photographer, offering gift prints, digital files, albums, canvas, wall art, and custom frames for purchase. Through themed stylized sessions, as well as creating fun experiences in either her home studio or on location outside, Christina hopes to preserve moments of time for her clients and for the generations that follow.
I’m a mother of 4 that loves to create! I treasure family portraits that date from the late 1800s, that include the “All Blacks” rugby team! I have a background in nursing, hold a diploma in Early Childhood Education and Development, and have a SAIT diploma in photography. As a published and award winning designer for cross-stitch designs, I moved onto developing my own jewelry and hair accessory company, and then right into photography. In 2016, I launched Playtography.com, a preschool for 3-4 year olds that captures play along the way. Parents receive a professional photo book at the end of the year.
“Christina is an amazing photographer to work with. I came to her with two requests: a head shot for the back cover of my book and a unique mother-daughter photograph when the image of my daughter can only be captured using a framed photograph. With empathy, encouragement and skill, Christina managed to create a feeling that perfectly brought to life on film everything I hoped for. Not only did she make a camera shy mom feel amazing, she stayed true to my wishes by ensuring my daughter was as present in the images as she could possibly be. For that I am very grateful. While I do not often offer recommendations, Christina and her work are deserving of that acknowledgement. I would engage her services again in a heartbeat.” ~ Lorene H.
My son Colton absolutely loves Playtography!! Or as he calls it “Miss Chrissy’s”. Each time I pick him up from Playtography, he always says “I had soooo much fun mummy!” And that’s a great feeling! I am so impressed with Christina and the way she interacts with children, so patient and kind, you can feel her warmth right away. The stations that are set up for the kids are so creative, each day there is a different theme and backdrop in the school. The set up is so bright and colorful, and I feel so great that my child is being stimulated in such a positive and creative way. What a wonderful gift I am able to give to him, thanks to Christina. I am so happy with this preschool and excited for him to attend 3 mornings next year. Love that there are max 6 to a class, so lots of 1 on one to help in preparation for kindergarten. ~ Melissa M.
Business Owners Headshots: $65 for a 20 minute session. Includes 1 digital file. (Valued at $135) Additional digital images may be purchased for $50 a file.
Photography Props to Rent Or Buy
Check out Christina’s photography props to rent and buy. Some of these items, can be purchased such as cards, adorable frames,and for young ones, hats & belts.