Friday, April 7, 2017

Boating with Anne and Gilbert

It's no secret that Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe were floating through my mind as I took these photos.  Washington's incessant rain flooded many of my neighbor's yards, making little ponds.  One in particular reminded me of a specific story in Anne of Green Gables.  One in which a fair maiden in her dory sink and a coy gentleman comes to the rescue.  I snuck into my neighbor's yard and took the pictures, though in my story, the boat doesn't sink.  But I still find the photos to be reminiscent of Anne and Gil.

I only wish I were out in a boat on a sunny afternoon.  What has your spring been like thus far?  


  1. The photos capture Anne and Gil perfectly! <3 This is just too cute for words! :) You really should recreate more scenes from the books and movie. ;)

    -American Girl Doll Crafter

    1. I would love to recreate more scenes! It's one of my favorite things to do, but it's definitely more time consuming than the average photo shoot. Still, that's where my heart is <3 Thanks so very much!

  2. These pictures are amazing! I really enjoyed looking them.
    ~Christian Homeschooler

  3. I'm always blown away by your pictures. They are what I aspire to be, but I know I will never be as good as you. XD

  4. This is so beautiful. The soft golden light makes it magical! Now I need Caroline's skiff... :-)

  5. Absolutely stunning photos - once again! I happened to encounter AGDA's post about you getting to photograph Z - that's so cool! What was that like?!
    ~ LIght4theLord

  6. Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books (and movies..)! Your photos really inspire me because not only are they well done, they're also thoughtful. The poses and props you use always tell a story and connects you to the dolls. I know you don't focus on historical photoshoots anymore (my favorite!), but I still love them, especially your photos of Maryellen in Santa Monica. But even more, I am inspired by how much you are working towards and accomplishing your goals. When Liberty Jane and American Girl used your photos, I immediately recognized them as yours, even before I read it. It blew me away.
    Your growth as a photographer, and how much you've improved over the years, really motivates me to keep taking photos. To get better.
    Thanks so much for all the inspiration, and if you read this, could you maybe make a video with doll photography tips and such? I know you're busy, but if you get around to it sometime I would greatly appreciate it! (I messaged you this but I doubt you would see it there)

    1. Oh my goodness, I can't thank you enough for posting such a thoughtful comment! I didn't see it until just now (I am unfortunately not very active on this blog). My heart is also with the historical shoots, but it's so much more difficult to do them now that I'm working for companies like Liberty Jane and Little Gloriana. I'll be posting a lovely 1770s, Felicity-like shoot on my instagram this week though, and I think you'd really like it!

      I would love to post a YouTube video on doll photography advice! I'll try to put one up within the next month. Thank you so very much for your kind words!

  7. You are definitely my favorite blog! Your pictures are gorgeous and such a joy to look at!
    I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award, you can see my post here: https://abriellas.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/sunshine-blogger-award/ :)