Barbie for big girls.

Dark Swan Elise dons a day suit

Now try to say the title of this post five times quickly {snort}.  I almost made the title “To my props…How do I love thee, let me count the ways.”  I seem to be using these busts quite a bit but oh well.  People often ask me about the lighting I use in my photos and I thought it would be fun to show these photos because the shots that came out the best ( In my opinion, and that of my partner in crime and in house tech support…the husband) are actually the ones that used the least light.  They used the least number of photography lights but were placed in such a way as to add drama and texture to the shot.  I am forever changing lights around as I shoot something because I want to see what else I can get to come out on film.  I love how the low lighting shows off the angles on the face of this Elise.  I will also admit to adding some vignetting on the full length shot. 

Model:  FR2 Dark Swan Elise

Suit and Purse:  Fashion Royalty Foreign Affair

Shoes: FR2 shoe pack from 2011 FR convention

Hat:  I could tell you but you wouldn’t believe me



Okay so hat is really a scrapbook embellishment. Smile


12 responses

  1. Gorgeoussssss!!!!

    April 28, 2012 at 4:05 pm

  2. I’d have totally believed you! I find all sorts of cool things in unexpected places at the craft store! 🙂

    April 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    • I just love browsing in the craft store…you never know what you will find. Happy to find a fellow craft store lurker 😉

      April 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm

  3. lovindollz

    Elise looks absolutely beautiful.

    April 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

  4. She is stunning! I ADORE that hat!

    April 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    • Thank you Rich! I have a thing for hats…bet you can tell that LOL!

      April 29, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  5. Rebecca, she looks phenomenal! DS is (along with Engaging) one of my favorite Elises, and you have truly shown her to her off to her highest potential!

    April 28, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    • She is one of my favs as well. She never seems to take a bad photo.

      April 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

  6. Lol on the hat – you really do search for your treasures far and wide!!!!!!!!!!

    April 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm

  7. Mary TeKippe

    Love the hat, and yes I would believe you…Great pics… Mary

    April 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

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