Picture of the Week ~ October 2, 2010 ~ Melanie Reeves

Melanie Reeves, more commonly known as CarmMeldoll, posted a series of photos on Prego and it was difficult to choose a favorite. So I went, "eenie, meenie, miney, moe..." and this is the winner.

The original doll was said to be Sushi. Mel calls her NocTa. She has had a complete body repaint done by Paul Pham.
Her outfit is a mixture of pieces from Superfrock (jacket & shoes,) Avantguard (skirt,) and Joe Tai (bustier.)
Mel uses a light tent and takes pictures with her Nikon Coolpix L100 from several different angles. She edits down to the best ones.

Her suggestions regarding doll photography are as follows:
"Keep trying to improve on what you do...I am always trying to find ways to make my pictures better. I look at a lot of photography online, in magazines and in books, working to see what I can incorporate into my own style and pictures. I think if you love your dolls, it will show in your pictures."

Mel usually posts on Prego and Sybeau Monde.
See more of Mel's photography here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11049780@N03/


  1. Viva Mel!

    Viva Paul!

    Paul was the one to name her NocTa, I believe. I remember when he painted her, she had that name before she sold. I could be wrong.

    I have a love/hate relationship with this color palette. Orange never seems to agree with me. I ADORE it when someone with the skills to make it work, works it out and shows us all how it's done.

    Great Post Terri!

  2. Thanks Terri for the honor!! :)


  3. what a BEAUTIFUL SHOT!!!! BRAVA, Mel!!! Thanks for posting this, Terri.....