Barbie & Ken Finally Get Married

When this photo shoot landed in my inbox with the description “Barbie and Ken’s wedding” I thought oh Christ…what’s this?! However I’ve got to say that as soon as I saw the photographs my initial scepticism and preconceptions were totally eradicated. I laughed as I looked at each photo, set up to show Barbie and Ken getting married and photographed in the way an actual wedding might be. The quality of the photos is totally brilliant – and there lies the hilarity.

French photographer Béatrice de Guigné has set up each shot and photographed it like it would be with a real life couple. There are certain photo set-ups that you see all over wedding photography (the shoe shot, the dress shot, the bridal portraits just after she’s got ready, the groom getting ready with his boys etc…) and the whole set just made me laugh!

Maybe I’m going a bit mental from looking at so many wedding photographs every day!? This may well be funnier to wedding photographers and bloggers who do look at weddings all day long (the ‘portraits’ are particularly accurate!) but I hope you all get a little chuckle out of these…

“Barbie and Ken were married at Faraway Castle, in Plasticity,” Béatrice told me. “The bride bought her dress from The Fairy Godmother shop and her shoes from the Cinderella Store. The groom wore a suit from The Prince Charming Emporium. The couple met more than 50 years ago (yes I know they look young). Barbie was tired of waiting so she asked Ken to get married.”

I did however want to ask Béatrice a semi-serious question to see where she got her idea for this ‘shoot’ from. “I don’t know why I wanted to do this but I did!” she told me. “Everything started last year when one day I wanted to make some boudoir shots I had in my mind, but nobody to pose for me except Barbie. So I photographed her and published the photos on my blog. Everybody laughed about it and found it was a nice idea. After that, everytime I wanted to test some ideas, I took Barbie as my model.”

“One day she said to me ‘Hey Béatrice, now that I have my boudoir, can you be my wedding photographer?’ LOL. So I started this crazy adventure! More seriously it was weeks and weeks of preparation, three days to shoot everything, a lot of sweat and finally a wedding day! I’m laughing alone looking these photos, so I hope it’s the same for people looking at them! Or I think I’m totally crazy!”

Well I’m laughing with you lady. I love them! Pretty genius I say.

What does everyone else think?

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284 comments

  1. Oh my, seriously I just spat out my tea whilst laughing out load! What an amazing idea….it’s the funniest thing!

  2. Jill

    This is truly amazing! I do however have to say that in real life Barbie and Ken were sister and brother. I shutter at what I made my barbie and ken do LOL!

  3. Post author

    haha yey so glad you guys ‘got this’ i thought you might all think id gone mental for featuring it!

  4. Oh my goodness – I actually love BK-109! You know what I love about this though, is the absolute attention to detail and set up. Still, congratulations to the happy couple!

  5. H ah ah HA HA, this is awesome! So Barbie and Ken decided 2011 will be the year. Guess all good things come to those who wait! Congrats Barbs and ken. Perhaps I’ll have the honour of doing the pregnancy shoot :)

  6. Natalie

    If it wasn’t for Ken’s ‘hinge’ on his wrist, BK271 would actually look like they are human!

  7. Cannot wait for the “trash the dress” photo session ! Be sure to get beach & sea with gulls ! In a world of copycats I’m sure your originality will be short lived – well done !

  8. Katie

    I love it! And I’m totally jealous of all the Barbie accessories! I’m inspired to do a photo shoot with my sons’ Batman figures now, lol!

  9. OH MY! I love it, and … if she could get an OK from Mattel, some of them would make absolutely GREAT WONDERFUL wedding/engagement cards and/or invites! Too cool….. :)

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