Aki had her turn with the blooming sakura tree, too but on the smart doll body! :3
This was one of those days where it’s cold, probably windy and strong light but I feel like if I don’t go out and try to take advantage of the weather and the sakura, I will regret it!
I am very pleased with this series of photos, I remember it was a really cold and quite windy late afternoon, and I checked the tree near our home and realised it had started to bloom (supposedly blooming for the last time this year before it will be chopped down due to development)
I remember walking out in the beautiful but cold afternoon, quite certain I could have some decent photos taken! Monica is a custom blythe lovingly created by Ellis of WabiSabiDolls. She is definitely my current go to when I want to grab a blythe doll out for photos and such :)
The irony of this series of photos is that for some reason I didn’t take too much at the location I wanted to due to the sunlight being unfavourable for a nice shoot ^^; The light was quite strong and the angle was odd which cast a lot of harsh shadows on Monica’s face.
So I ended up walking around trying to find other backdrops ^^; Monica is wearing clothes which I had made, the caplet is a test version so the fit still can be adjusted, perhaps in future >_<;
Came across this large Holly bush, feels perfect except it’s not Christmas anymore XD
Match her caplet well tho!
Bonus plum picture :D It’s one of my favourite variety ^o^
These photos are taken on 22 February, when my spidey senses told me that the earlier spring blossoms were coming out! It was still quite cold at the time that was why I dressed Mirai as appropriately as I could manage ^^ Unfortunately I couldn’t get more of the lovely pink fabric used for the caplet… >_<;
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Spring is one of my favourite seasons in Vancouver, after a long cold and grey period, the colourful flowers are ready to come out, so are my dolls lol!
There are two different type of doll collectors (at least I think) one type buys the doll, stores it for display only, I’m the kind who take my dolls out for photos!
On a nice sunny (and slightly breezy day) I decided to take Mirai Smart doll SDMV out for a “test drive” to see how it feels to take her out for photos :) What is Smart doll? I was really excited when I found out that Mirai comes with a telescopic stand which we can plug into the back of the smart doll. Usually with the regular doll, during a breezy day or on uneven surfaces, it is quite impossible to pose the doll without the big risk of having the doll “face plant” and get hurt. Imagine the pain when the doll is scratched or damaged! When doing doll photography usually we have the camera and other equipment with us to take care of, and not having an extra stand (which may not work out) to worry about is a plus!
Since the blossoms usually only last about a week, weather pending, when I had to head out on my bike to run some errands on a nice afternoon, I decided to take Saya out along with me for a photo shoot ^o^
Dragged Taiga out with me when I went to run an errand on my Strida Mini bike today ^^; It was a magnificent day, rather cold but not windy, so I can bike out after bundling up ^^; Taiga obviously isn’t pleased about the cold tho :P
Husband’s sharp eye spotted a golden field of flowers which we managed to go get some photos at over the weekend :P