Daughters were getting tired of having their pictures taken on my desk and so was I. Since outdoor wasn’t an option as Japan was in midst of rain season with serious mosquito infestation, an indoor photoshoot at a photo studio was exactly what me and my girls needed. When I heard that our small doll group was planning one to celebrate the coming of one of the member’s 1st daughter (Saber Alter) and saw the setup on the hotel’s homepage, there was simply no way I could miss this one out.
The Geihinkan Hotel has a couple of rental studios in their rooms and their price for a one night rent (20:00-10:00) fetches around 3-40000 yen. The studio/room we rented was a western style type that had two floors, 3-4 rooms, stair-case, chandeliers and also free lighting equipment/reflectors which I will touch up on later in the post. Wasn’t as expensive as we had 8 participants with over 20 dolls. Those participating were the usual Baradanji-san, Monokok-san, Arab-san, Yumemi-san, Last Nostalgic-san and some new faces such as Panda-damepo-san and Ento-san from twitter. This is probably my girl’s 2nd time at a photostudio but unlike last time it felt more “fun” orientated. Could be because of the rather eccentric members this time and also the fact that we were taking photos in the middle of the night XD Both were interesting to attend to nevertheless and there are always new things to learn :3 Not much Aura pics this time because she had her turn in the studio photoshoot last year and also because I forgot a couple of important accesories XP
The best seat is given to Last Nostalgic-san’s first daughter Saber Alter. Heard he waited for like 9-10 months to get her and I gotta say she was well worth the wait :3 Am excited and interested to see how he develops her character. As some of you may remember, I wasn’t that good with my Saber Alter and ended up sending her for adoption^^;
Before moving on to the individual doll photos, here’s a quick look on how studio/room we rented.
Very nice setup but it’s too bad though that I wasn’t able to utilize these rooms to its fullest. Need to work on my improvising skills and camera way more :/ Anyways, now onto the dolls~
The first batter up is Yumemi-san’s new dual-wielding girl Shurly (MDD Ethel Dreda). Was amazed by how he coordinated Ethel to create his own character and am fond of how he kept the color variations simple (purple, gree, and monochrome). Also many thanks for Yumemi-san for organizing this photoshoot :3
Yumemi-san’s “Yumemi”. She now has a groovy looking wing to go with her outfit. Quite like how these 2 sisters share the same style.
Baradanji-san’s Archangel Rukanis (aka. White Rose) was serene and very fitting to the scenery.
Baradanji-san’s Vampire Tremere (a.k.a Black Rose). Adore the evil look on her which is very contrast to her white counterpart. She’s usually cool looking in this outfit but when her owner gets carried away…..
err….beastiality anyone? X3
Monokok-san’s Senri Akane (DD Reimu) looking beautiful as ever. I did take more of his daughter’s photos but most ended up blurry and out of focus orz…
This stylish pirate-like Marisa belongs to Ento-san whose passion for Marisa goes way beyond that of any Touhou fan XD I can tell a lot of work went into her customization. The details are most exquisite.
This gorgeous custom kimono girl called “Haruka” belongs to Panda-damepo-san. She’s the eldest of his 3 daughters and as the little ghost plushie suggests, she controls spiritual powers to fend off enemies. The more I look at her the more I start to want a kimono for my girls…;3
This girl also belongs to Panda-san and is called “Natsuki” and she has quite a lot of variations.
This is Natsuki cosplaying as “An Futaba” from Idol M@ster.
A very lazy character indeed, but don’t let her appearance fool you.
She also wields a a variety of weapons like this katana here and started battling Sora upstairs….
Battle continued as Sora was met my more challengers wielding Japanese swords.
Arab-san’s second daughter DD Sakuya was simply beautiful and had that cool-beauty, oneesama look that I’ve always been fond of. Sora was also impressed by her skills and appearance and agreed to do some collaboration photos later on :3
In the bathroom is Arab-san’s Sakuya who was showing off her seductive body in a bikini outfit. I think it’s from the same manufacturer as Aura’s?
Baradanji-san’s Tremere was also here in her alluring black under garment dress. Unfortunately, Sora didn’t have her black bikini at the time and couldn’t do any sexy shots like this Sakuya or Tremere.
But when there’ s a will, there’s a way…
You’re probably all aware of this by now but I think I have a thing about booty shots. It’s almost always in my posts and I take like 30-something shots so that I get the correct angle and composition. Serious business indeed ;3
Glad to see Yumemi-san’s Shurly shares the same passion XD
Well, I think this pretty much wraps up this studio photoshoot. Had loads of fun and would be nice to be able to go to places like this again with even more people 8 was probably the max limit.