Barbie for big girls.

It’s been a while…

…since I have posted.  For the past month, I have been photographing big dolls on stage as they fly through the air in time to music.

© 2014 Rebecca Berry Photography

Yes, that’s my dancer daughter in the front.  Proud mama moment.  Now that dance recital season is over with photos processed and on my website available for happy parents to purchase, I can turn my time and energy to other photography projects.  Namely, I can get back to photographing some new acquisitions into the collection.  Before I do that however, I wanted to share something.

As a person who loves images and has an even greater love for capturing images, I enjoy going to Flickr to get inspired.  I am constantly amazed at the wealth of creativity that can be found there.  Yesterday, I saw a photo by a Flickr member whom I follow and who I truly enjoy trading witty comments with.  On Flickr, her name is Malibu T.  I knew she was a talented painter based on the photos she has shared but I was floored by the project she just shared. 

This is what she started with: A Mattel Enchanted Evening Castle

Enchanted Evening Castle source:  Mattel, Inc.

And this is what she did with it:

** all photos below are under Malibu T’s copyright and are being used with her permission**

Malibu T OOAK castle

Malibu T OOAK castle 2

Malibu T OOAK castle 3


Holy cow!!  She has also gone way above and beyond by sharing on her Flickr page how she did this.  If you want to read about it, go here.  Way cool!!

Yes, I know I am behind on responding to comments.  I will be getting to those tomorrow. Smile


11 responses

  1. That is so cool! I can’t stop looking at it.

    Love the recital pic so much. xoxo H

    On Saturday, June 7, 2014, Inside the Fashion Doll Studio wrote: > raberry65 posted: “…since I have posted. For the past month, I have been photographing big dolls on stage as they fly through the air in time to music. Yes, that’s my dancer daughter in the front. Proud mama moment. Now that dance recital season is over” >

    June 7, 2014 at 11:17 pm

  2. Tiffany

    Well first of all, congratulations on your beautiful prodigy. What a lovely shot of you daughter and co! Again, magazine quality- you are gifted my dear! Second, thanks for sharing this beautiful castle. Gosh I have a Barbie Dream house I was getting ready to sell on Craigslist. But I originally purchased it in hopes to paint it and create something elegant. Let’s say you have inspired me, but don’t expect anything as magical as this castle you have shared. Nonetheless, I think I will let it take space in my garage a little longer, while I try to create something. It’s 3 stories, any ideas? Glad you are back. I lova-lova your post!

    June 8, 2014 at 12:58 am

    • Thank you so much Tiffany. I will take all the credit for the dance photo ( very nice of you to say that) but I can’t take ANY credit for the beautiful castle. All of that goes to Malibu T. She is the one who did this amazing makeover.

      June 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

  3. Congratulations! Your daughter is lovely and the Ballet Co. shot is gorgeous!

    June 8, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    • Thank you so much Georgia! We are very proud of our little ballerina 🙂

      June 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

  4. A beautiful moment captured for all time, so pure and special, your skills to move people with the click of a button are amazing. Both you and your daughters talents are something to be very proud of.

    June 9, 2014 at 7:04 am

    • Thank you so much Brenda! You never fail to encourage greatly with your comments. I thank you for that. 🙂

      June 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm

  5. Gorgeous ballet shot! M looks so professional! ❤

    The castle is gorgeous! I have a pink and aqua Barbie doll house that I plan to paint … very inspiring! thanks for sharing!

    June 10, 2014 at 5:13 am

    • Miss M has been asked to audition for two of the companies at her school next year so she is quickly ramping up the dance time for next season. Thank you as always for the lovely comments. I look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

      June 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  6. Love all the. Goodies

    April 18, 2015 at 3:39 am

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