12 Cute Barbie Photoshoot Ideas

Since she first hit the scene in 1959, Barbie has inspired millions of little girls everywhere to try anything and go anywhere. Looking to theme your next photoshoot in honor of the world’s most iconic doll? We’ve got 12 cute Barbie photoshoot ideas for you, just in time for the release of her movie!

Barbie wouldn’t be who she is without all of her different play sets, so we’ve also included venues that will make your pictures come to life. They’re all brought to you by Peerspace, the internet’s largest marketplace for hourly production studio and filming location rentals. Hop in the convertible and let’s go!

1. Channel Malibu Barbie with a beach photoshoot

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One of Barbie’s most iconic looks is her Malibu look. You can show that off by having a photoshoot down at the beach or poolside. With Peerspace, there are so many amazing homes and studios that have pools and beaches ready to go. This lakefront home with a resort-style pool and private beach in Casselberry, Florida features both beautifully. Take a look at some of the high-quality images of the pool and it’s not hard to imagine Barbie getting some sun from it.

2. Don’t forget the convertible

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You’ll also want to keep going with the Malibu Barbie theme by getting some photos in a pink convertible. There are many Peerspace listings out there that have cars available for photoshoots, but it may be wiser to rent one for the day before trying to pull off this idea.

3. Show off your cooking skills

The Pink Kitchen 2.0
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Looking for Barbie photoshoot ideas that give you a chance to make something sweet in the kitchen? You’ll want to rent a location like this pink kitchen in Atlanta, Georgia. The room is carefully decorated to bring out the best pink vibe and comes highly rated.

Here’s what a reviewer who recently booked a music video shoot there had to say about his rental: “Great experience! Set was perfect and everything went smoothly from beginning to end..Will book again in the future!”

4. Invite Ken for some pictures

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You can’t mention Barbie without talking about her longtime boyfriend, Ken. Inviting your own Ken to your photoshoot will give a variety and set up for some fun photo opportunities. When you have someone else’s energy to work off of you never know what you’ll come up with!

5. Explore her love of horses

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If you’re an animal lover, you’ll want to find Barbie photoshoot ideas that can indulge your passion. Thankfully, Barbie is known to love to ride and care for horses. With Peerspace, you can find horse farms or riding centers all over the country that would be able to host your photoshoot. For example, this 100-acre horse farm with a vintage trailer and tractor would be a great opportunity to get pictures with horses and have an additional cute filming set.

6. Unwrap Barbie for the holidays

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Want some Barbie photoshoot ideas that will come in handy for the holidays? There are so many fun ways to turn your holiday photoshoot into a Barbie themed one. You can have someone unwrap a life-sized present with you dressed as Barbie in it. Or, just dress up in your favorite pink holiday clothes.

7. Play with dolls

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Most of us loved to have our Barbies mingle with the rest of our toys and dolls. You can have a photoshoot capturing that vibe and do an entire theme around it! Peerspace has some excellent options like the Dallas Dollhaus–a vintage glam fantasyland in Arlington, Texas. This location has its own Barbie toy box that you can make full use of. There are several other sets at your disposal including a kitchen, a bathroom, and a boudoir parlor–but our favorite part is the cuddly kitty who lives there!

8. Frolic with fairies

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There is a whole universe within the Barbie series that has our favorite blonde as a fairy princess. You can imitate this easily with a pair of dress-up fairy wings and an enchanted woods set to take pictures in. This is a great idea for anyone trying to have their photoshoot be more nature-focused.

9. Variety is the spice of life

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Why just take photos with one background? With Peerspace, you can find selfie museums like this Columbus, Ohio location with over twenty different sets and backdrops. With a studio like this, you get an amazing value for your time. During just a few hours you can have full outfit and theme changes–just like Barbie!

10. Work up a sweat with a sporty photoshoot

Downtown Boutique Fitness Studio
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Are you more of a fan of Barbie’s workout outfits and sporty sets? Show off your favorite sport or workout regime with a sporty photoshoot. Peerspace has plenty of gyms that would work perfectly for this kind of idea. Check out this downtown boutique fitness studio in Toronto that would provide an ideal backdrop. The white walls would make your pink Barbie outfit look even brighter!

11. Rent a Barbie-themed space

Barbie Dream House Pretty in PINK! North Dallas
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Peerspace has venues across the country that are specifically tailored for a Barbie photoshoot. There’s this Barbie dream house in Dallas, Texas that is the perfect photoshoot location for any Barbie lover. It is a duplex apartment that comes with all the comforts of home plus a Barbie-perfect pink palette. Search in your area and see if you can find any other spaces like this one in your backyard.

12. Go back in time with a retro photoshoot

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Since Barbie was first released in the 1950s, why not have a photoshoot that’s a throwback to the decade? There are a lot of fun fashion choices you can make, and Peerspace has venues like this 1950’s town square in Sarasota, Florida that has the decorations all taken care of. The crown jewel of this location has to be the 1957 Thunderbird convertible though!

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