Barbie Boudoir Session: Take 2!

barbie boudoir photography

When this session took place a couple of weeks ago, eight full weeks had passed since the stay at home order began. The monotony of the days passing by had grown while life had surely slowed down for me. 

Some days had been a huge success, with full of boxes checked off my to do list, workout complete, and the house in order.

Other days had been filled with screen time and actually finding myself going in circles in my kitchen and living room. 

I missed the boudoir studio. And as I write this now, I still miss the studio. I miss photographing. I miss my job of capturing a woman’s beauty with a still image. 

If you saw my previous blog post, you will have seen that I found an odd way to express my creative outlet and still photograph boudoir. I borrowed my neighbors Barbie doll, and cooky as it may be, I was able to focus on posing and angles… and challenge my creativity! To view images from Barbie’s first boudoir session with me, click here!

During Barbie’s first session, her posing was pretty stiff. That is common and usually my clients tend to loosen up after a bit.

While she did wonderful throughout her session, I decided to invest in a doll that had a little more flexibility and attempt another chance at a Barbie boudoir session!

As you can see here, she was unable to relax enough to close her eyes, but her ability to point her toes and put her hands in her hair have improved greatly!

barbie, grass, boudoir
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barbie, color tones
barbie, wildflowers, dandelions

We played around with different angles and tones, and got some great color and black and white shots! Her session started outside in the garden and she showed me she isn’t afraid to get dirty!

barbie, basket, nude
barbie, dirt, garden

Even though she has one of the most recognized faces in the world, I felt I was successful at achieving her anonymous beauty.

barbie boudoir pose

I must say, Barbie was extremely patient with helping me achieve the right angles. She could hold a pose for a record amount of time!

barbie, barbecue, spring

This is her on top of my grimy barbecue… In other words, a Barbiecue! (I had to!)

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It was starting to get windy outside, so we got a few more shots in before heading indoors.

barbie black and white

We finished up her session with some anonymous nudes, using my wilted tulips for some creative foreground effects. 

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babrie, boudoir, flowers

Barbie has opened up during her second boudoir session and is ready to take her experience on the road!

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barbie, boudoir, doll

She has been trying to get me to take her on location to a creek nearby. (I have been considering, but I will have to get her a swimsuit so I don’t look like a total creep to someone watching me photograph a nude Barbie!)

Stay tuned for one more crazy session with Barbie before I’m back to work full swing photographing REAL ladies in the studio and out in beautiful nature!!!


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