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I was going through some older photos and found a set of doll pictures that I took last year. I never got around to editing them, so they never made it into my Flickr photostream or onto my blog. So, finally they see the light of day…

The Girls Glimpse A Pair Of Deer During A Stroll In The Snow

The Girls Glimpse A Pair Of Deer During A Stroll In The Snow

Deer sightings are pretty common in my neck of the woods, and it seems almost magical when you spot them walking through the snow. So when I found these lovely miniature deer at the flea market, I knew they’d eventually make it into one of my dollie photo shoots.

Today’s models are Painted Black Erin and Odd Girl Out Colette. Erin is wearing the jacket from wave 2 Dynamite Girls Reese and a Barbie scarf that I got in an Advent gift pack. Cole is wearing a jacket and skirt from a Kari Mitchell fashion pack. I set the scene up in my front yard in the morning after a fresh snowfall last December. I remember that one of the neighbors was outside kinda looking over and I figured they probably thought I was crazy, but, eh, I’ve grown accustomed to that, so it really didn’t matter. 😉 The important thing is just to get the shot and have fun doing it.

Winter In The Woods Always Seems Magical

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I love the holidays. We watched some Christmas specials last night. I’ve made plans for shopping trips and cookie baking later in the month with my mom,  aunt and brother. There’s snow in the forecast for later in the week.  I’ve got presents tucked away, awaiting wrapping. There is a feeling of happy anticipation, a willingness to do good deeds and a thankfulness for even the simplest things.

Eden Playing Reindeer Games

Eden Playing Reindeer Games

Today’s model is Wild at Heart Eden.  She is wearing the gold beaded top from Katiana Jimenez Barbie, a Barbie shrug, a My Scene fashion pack skirt, a silkstone Barbie brooch, Barbie earrings, a My Scene Barbie bracelet, Spring in Tokyo Barbie’s necklace and some gold bangle bracelets that are actually jewelry making links from the craft store. Eden is posed on the back of a golden reindeer that I found at Kohls. Her photo was taken in front of my upside-down Christmas tree. I did some more creative tweaking with my camera to keep the scene warm and twinkling with the feeling of Christmas. I used an 800 iso film speed setting, adjusted the white balance to compensate for the lash, lowered the flash strength and put a gauze mask over the flash itself.

Who Needs Five Golden Rings When You’ve Got A Golden Reindeer?

 

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I finished decorating today. I love the way the living room looks with all the ornaments sparkling in the glow of the Christmas lights.  I’d like to set up a few holiday doll displays, but we’ll have to see if I can find time between Christmas shopping, baking cookies and wrapping presents.

Jenny in front of the Christmas Tree

Jenny in front of the Christmas Tree

Today’s model is the W club exclusive, Spring Forward Eugenia. She is wearing silky reindeer pajamas and has a stuffed plush reindeer, both borrowed from Christmas Morning Barbie. Her photo was taken in front of my Christmas tree. I messed about with the camera’s film speed, white balance and flash strength to get the soft look of candlelight shades in the picture. I also tied a piece of gauzy material over the camera’s flash to reduce harshness and glare. After all of that, I still had to adjust the color balance to get it to look just right.

The House Is Quiet And The Christmas Lights Are All Aglow,

I’ll Linger Just A Moment More And Enjoy The Peace And Solitude

Before Turning Them Off And Turning In For The Night.

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