January 23, 2011

She’s always wondering what I do with the pictures I take of her and I’m always too lazy to explain. Too complicated in Chinese.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 5:47 pm

I picked up a pink Smashbox lipstick because I’ve been in lust with pink lipsticks for a while. It’s called POUT and it’s damn pretty. Then I went and got a pink manicure with OPI’s Pinking Of You, to match it (but also because I haven’t had a manicure since winter started and my fingers are growing filthy). The pink polka dot background in the photos is a pink polka dot gift bag that my boyfriend used to wrap my Christmas presents. God, I love pink.

Black Swan has effortlessly made it to my list of favourite movies and Darren Aronofsky is quickly becoming my favourite director. The Wrestler, Requiem for a Dream, and Black Swan all left me stunned and deeply in awe. All three are so beautifully dark and haunting – I am so in love with his style. He gets his characters inside your skin and you feel every single emotion they feel. And did I already say that I am in love with his style??? UNIQUE, ARTISTIC, DARK, HAUNTING, THRILLING. He’s so, so, sooo good. And these movies are sooo good. Don’t just watch Black Swan. Watch The Wrestler, too. Then watch Requiem for a Dream.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 3:14 pm

Last post from Monday’s photo date, I think it’s overkill now. We’ll revisit it in a couple of weeks. :)

Holiday break begins again. Packing my calendar with loved ones. Pencil me in, darling!

A Photo A Day’s one year anniversary is on Sunday, December 26th, 2010. This is one of my most rewarding personal projects ever. I don’t think I can live without this blog. Continuing on to A PHOTO A DAY TWENTY ELEVEN.

MARKETING keeps me creative. PHOTOGRAPHY keeps me creative. The two are inherently intertwined. I couldn’t excel in my role at work without photography stimulating my creativity when I’m off work . And I couldn’t rock and roll with photography without marketing stimulating my creativity when I’m at work. What I’m saying is that I’ve found my professional and personal niche. Here’s to further developing these niches in 2011!

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 7:41 pm

If only we could prance around in cute outfits and take photos of each other all day. Here’s a taste of my photo date with Sarah Angela, coat-less in the snow in an abandoned park. We already have the next photo date set up for next weekend. The snow, the cold, and boxing day weekend won’t stop us.

If you haven’t yet discovered photographic therapy, then you should pick up a camera and make love to it.

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 6:37 pm
December 19, 2010

With the help of Jaime, my new WordPress support team (lol), I’ve fixed up a few buggy things on charleneprecious.com – a major bug being the turtle-pace loading. I know it’s a matter of keeping costs low, but I think WordPress is getting big enough to have a mini support call centre or something. Their support forums are useless. I can get more help on Twitter than I ever will on those forums.

I’m off work for the next two days. :) And so I went on to set up a photo date for tomorrow with this runaway girl. Xo.

Anyways, more photos below from Friday’s shoot!

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 3:38 pm
December 18, 2010

If you didn’t already know, I almost lost my blog. Well, in my head I did. It was never actually lost. But in my head, it was because I believed it was lost, so it was as good as lost.

Long story short: I was working on migrating my charleneprecious.com portfolio to WordPress, so it’s easier to manage. Along the way, between installing WordPress and mapping domains, I carelessly deleted my WordPress.com blog, which I now know from this traumatic experience, is actually connected to this blog. And just like that, the whole blog was “gone” for four hours or so. I have never experienced such mental and physical trauma.

Jon Gauthier, an angel in today’s day and age, saw my cry for help and came to my rescue. He spent three hours on the phone with me, helping me figure it all out. I was angry, rude, whiny, and just all around UNPLEASANT. Your average Joe and Jane would’ve said byebye in the first ten minutes. But Jon helped me up until I am blogging again, right here, right now. Jon, so sorry for my disaster but I graciously thank you for your kindness. You are an angel.

The worst is over and as promised, I am posting a few photos today due to missing the last couple of days. The photoshoot last night was fabulous; I was capturing a group of beautiful ladies from my old workplace, dolled up in their fancy hair and make up, getting ready for their Christmas party. I miss you, ladies! :)

Posted By Charlene Precious @ 3:02 pm