Barbie for big girls.

We Dream of Spring

Well hello, hello!  I am borrowing that opening from my new favorite Instagram account @clausdalby.  We have been in strict lockdown for almost a year here in the Pacific Northwest and a few days ago were hit with about a foot of snow.  We rarely get that much snow here so basically everything comes to a standstill until the snow melts. 

I have to admit…the last year and frankly the last couple of years my inspiration and creativity for doll photography has been in a holding pattern.  I just couldn’t for the life of me find a willingness to create images.  That is so unusual for me.  I did however, pour myself into different projects ( new landscaping and gardens and conversion of a play space into a home studio/craft space) that syphoned off the creative energy for a bit.  As they say…such is life.  My hope is that now that the new large projects are completed, I can find joy again in my collection and photographing it. 

During this quarantine, I have found so many inspiring images and stories in my daily scroll of Instagram and Flickr.  I am amazed every day at the creativity in this world and so thankful for all of those who share images and the comments and dialogue that others join in with.  It has created a community in which we all could participate even when we could not visit in person with others. 

This morning as I looked out at a landscape of snow and ice, I felt the old familiar stirrings of doll photography creativity and I was spurred to action by an image a friend shared on Instagram.  These images came together easily and organically in a short amount of time.  I had the miniature cherry blossom branches because I have been trying my hand at making miniature flowers for the past year.  It was well past time to put them on camera.  Let’s hope I am over my creativity hump and will move back into the blog and doll photos. 

Model:  Like No Other Nadja by Integrity Toys

Gown and Jacket: M.u.n.l.e on etsy at HOANGANHKHOI

Cherry Blossom Crown and flowers: handmade

Background: Replica Surfaces

Shopping bag: handmade©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring

©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring


©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio - We Dream of Spring


©2021 Inside The Fashion Doll Studio


18 responses

  1. Welcome back Rebecca 🌸🌸🌸🌸
    So nice to see you re-engage with your wonderful pictures.
    We all needed time to reassess and draw some inspiration.

    February 15, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    • Mwah my friend! Soooo good to feel inspired again. Let’s see what adventures it leads us on to 😉 Thank you so much for your encouragement and support.

      February 17, 2021 at 8:35 am

  2. Susan

    Nice to see you back behind the lens! Nadja is a vision in pink.

    February 16, 2021 at 2:17 am

    • Hello! Thank you so much. It feels good to be back! It has been so long I had to reintroduce myself to my camera LOL! I was happy to return with this amazing Nadja and all that pale pinkness.

      February 17, 2021 at 8:34 am

  3. Kathy Avery

    Glad to see you back! I love everything about the photo!🤗

    February 16, 2021 at 6:05 am

    • Thank you!! It’s very good to be back. I am happy you found joy in this photo. It gave me joy to produce it. Win, Win!

      February 17, 2021 at 8:32 am

  4. layrl

    These are absolutely lovely! A real touch of Spring in these awful times. I love the contrast between her skin and the pale dress and cherry blossoms.Just amazing! I’m so glad you got a bit of creativity back!

    February 16, 2021 at 6:29 am

    • Hello! It’s so good to be back. Yes! The contrast of the pale pink and this models glorious skin color was exactly what I wanted for these photos. I am glad it translated well. Yes indeed…we all need some beauty and peace in these difficult times. Glad I could help with that. Thank you for the lovely comments 🙂

      February 17, 2021 at 8:31 am

  5. Lovindollz

    I’m so glad to see you are back. I really missed reading the posts and seeing your beautiful photography! I look forward to reading more. : )


    February 16, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    • Hello my dear! Awww…thank you so much! It feels so good to be motivated and creative with my collection again. I look forward to posting more than once a year LOL!

      February 17, 2021 at 8:30 am

  6. MatisseFashions

    A recharge and a beautiful spring look, glad to see you tapping back in as you are always an inspiration in our doll community!!

    February 17, 2021 at 8:30 am

    • Awww! Coming from someone who is THE inspiration for me every time she creates that is a huge compliment. Thank you my dear. It feels really good to be back behind the camera.

      February 17, 2021 at 8:38 am

  7. Janet B

    Yay! Gorgeous pic, nice to see you back in action. And I love Replica surfaces too! They’re awesome for doll photos.

    February 17, 2021 at 8:47 am

    • Yaaass!! I’m so happy that other doll photographers are finding these. I was wondering. They are pricey but I do like the ease of setting them up and the ability to wipe them down if you use something messing on them ( Moss…sand…ect). Thank you for the lovely comments! It’s so great to be back in the studio. 🙂

      February 17, 2021 at 8:54 am

  8. Jennifer Harrison

    Nice to see you back at work, Miss Rebecca! On a sidenote, did you not just ADORE the Upgrade Poppy??? So very PINK!

    February 17, 2021 at 9:10 am

    • Thank you!! Oh yes…I will be talking about that in next blog post 😉

      February 17, 2021 at 10:05 am

  9. Joy

    The photos were well worth the wait. Glad to see you’re “back in the saddle” somewhat! Creativity is good for the soul. XXOO

    February 17, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    • Indeed dear friend! Thank you for this. So good to hear from you and share in your creative journey through your blog as well. Mwah!

      February 17, 2021 at 11:11 pm

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