Monday, April 21, 2014

Zelf Photo Shoot (Extremely Picture Heavy!!) :}

Hey everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend with your families. :)  In keeping with our yearly tradition, we spent Saturday with my family and did an egg hunt and a big meal.  That way, Sunday is reserved for the true meaning of Easter.  Unfortunately, I caught a cold that prevented me from going with my family to church on Sunday, so I spent most of my Easter on the couch with tissue and tea. :}

Anyway, on Saturday, I brought several of my Zelfs with me so I could take a few outdoor photos.  I had a great time figuring out perfect places for them.  My daughters and even my dad had a few suggestions, too. ;)  I hope you enjoy the results:  


(clockwise from the top left) Lil' Lady B, Birchy, Dandy Lion, and Dorothy Doe


Flitter and Buttershy


Not a Zelf, but too gorgeous to pass up. ;)


The whole gang :)


After I'd taken several photos of the Zelfs in different outdoor poses, I thought it would be fun to take some pictures as if I were a wildlife photographer, trying to get pictures of them in their natural habitats.  It was fun coming up with unique shots to give that effect:

Each of my daughters got to find a Lil' Zelf egg on their Easter egg hunt, so they asked if I could take some pictures of their Zelfs, too. :)  They came up with the "poses" and locations.

Middle Gal's Dorothy Doe in the jingling garden bells...

...and in one of Papa's planters.

Oldest Gal's Lady B. in the strawberry patch...

...and taking time to smell the roses. ;)

Little Gal's Webina in a plant pot...

...and by the pond. 

The girls also decided that this would be an appropriate picture for Easter weekend. :)

It's been a long time since I've done an outdoor photo shoot.  I had so much fun. :)  I definitely need to make time for more photo days. :)

Since I had so many fun photos to choose from, I decided to do a Zelf-themed blog header.   Here is my former header (one of my very favorites!):


jSarie said...

I love the way the colours of the Zelfs work with the colours of the plants - I think you've just converted me into a Zelf fan!

Sunny_Harper1994 said...

What a beautiful garden! It really gives off the illusion that the Zelfs are in the wild. :)

beastsbelle said...

I thought the colors were great, too, jSarie. Lol, glad you're joining the Zelf fan club. My work here is done. ;)

Hi Sunny! I thought it did, too. :) My dad loves landscaping and gardening, so there were so many wonderful places to take pics. :)

Juliet XD said...

Wow, I love your pictures! And the new header :)

Nina said...

They are so cute! I love Zelfs! Great pictures!

I hope you had a happy Easter celebration!

Mark Patraw said...

Great photo shoot; the Zelfs definitely fit in well with natural flora, especially the ones that have green/brown coloration like Birchy.

I envy that Spring seems to be in full swing where you live---while it's been melting, there's still a lot of snow on the ground here, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (I live so far North, I might as well be an honorary Canadian), and, according to the forecast this morning, we may get some more snow later this week. :(

Gracie said...

I'm so exited! Earlier my (amazing) aunt (who is a thrifter) called and asked "Are you still in to sewing?" And I said yes then she said"well I've found a sewing machine for you." Then, as if that wasn't enough to get me jumping in joy she asked "Are you still in to fooling with them American Girls?" I said yes and she said"I found one of those for you to."

I don't know which doll she is but she is dropping her off tonight.

Thank You Aunt C!

beastsbelle said...

Thanks so much, everyone! :)

Glad you liked the pics, Juliet! :)

Thanks, Nina, I did. Hope you did too! :)

Mark, I was so pleased with how the pics turned out. :)

Lol, yep, it's very springy here in Northern California. We don't normally have a very long winter here. :)

How exciting, Gracie!! You'll have to let me know who she found! :)