Darica, a Fall Princess – A Photoshoot

I had a little trouble with these photos. I was in the shade so they were really dark for some reason, but I touched them up. I hope you like them!




I lightened up her eyes in this photo. I like the effect. ๐Ÿ™‚


American Girl has used this material a LOT of times… I wonder what’s up. The shoes are super cute though. I love the bows!



This is one of my favorites.


Here’s the flower clip that comes with the Gorgeous Gold dress. I think it really pops against Darica’s red hair.


Thanks for looking! Which one is your favorite?

— American Girl Doll Artist

About AG Doll Artist

Hey, I'm Dara! I'm the main blogger here at Small Dolls in a Big World. I love sewing, drawing, and photographing my dolls. I started this blog in 2014 and have been blogging ever since. :) A lot of the time you can find me on Instagram where I share my latest work. (@americangirldollartist)


  1. Pretty photos! I like the three last ones. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Very nice! As I am the same doll, I shall have to consider this outfit.

  3. Oh my goodness! These pictures are AMAZING! Darica looks so beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I like the last photo the best. You are killing my resistance to buying this dress, my gosh is it pretty. Your photos are so much better than the AG ones of it.

  5. Fabulous. I like the photo of the top of the head and the hair clip best.

  6. These pictures are STUNNING!! Darica looks gorgeous in that dress and these pictures look professional!:D

  7. I’m serious, these photos could be in an AG magazine! Great job! I love the last one.

  8. Wow!! I need this dress. The pictures are just amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Julia Grace Phillips says

    Wow, beautiful photos! she looks so pretty, and I love that outfit. I think my favorites are the first and last photos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I love the 2nd photo. It’s amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    By the way, do you have any tips for getting dolls to stand up/pose for photos? I have a lot of trouble with that.

    • I think it depends on how stiff their legs are. My Kaya has really wobbly legs so I don’t do many photoshoots with her. But I just tip the doll’s body back or forward for them to balance. In the grass, it’s harder because usually the ground is uneven.

  11. Gorgeous! Your photo shoots are my favorite.

  12. These photos are incredible!!!! I love all of them but the last one stands out to me the most ^.^

  13. How did you get Darica’s hair into a bun like that? I have the same doll(Therese) and I have trouble with buns!

  14. A photo tip for you from a portrait photographer (me)… use your flash in shade. You will have to force the flash (pop up on a DSLR, or turn on in settings). If you can deal down the flash strength, that’s even better. You can also use a reflector — a piece of white cardstock, a car shade, a piece of foil. The trick is to angle it to reflect the sunlight back into the face.

  15. The outfit, model, and photos are stunning!

  16. Emily Anderson says

    I really like the last one!! You are such a good photographer!!!!! Amazing photos! You are so lucky!

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