These photos are a bit of an experiment. I am leaning toward making a light box. Before I do that, I took these to test what it would be like photographing them in natural light in a different part of my apartment. Still not very good - but then again, I am just using the camera on my phone.
And then there is this background, think it looks much better:
Oh and another thing, behold my protege! This little one is going to be the next Natalie Melnik.
Even has the mark of a pro! (see thumb)