Howl on the River

“The old one, the One Who Knows, is within us. She thrives in the deepest soul-psyche of women, the ancient and vital wild Self. Her home is that place in time where the spirit of women and the spirit of wolf meet- the place where the mind and instincts mingle, where a woman’s deep life funds her mundane life. It is the point where the I and the Thou kiss, the place where, in all spirit, women run with the wolves.”

-Clarissa Pinkola Estes-

Fantasy Photoshoots | Wolf Photoshoot | Wolfdog | Ironwood wolves | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Fantasy Photoshoot | #wild #womenwhorunwithwolves #Whitewolf www.abcandidstudio.com
Fantasy Photoshoots | Wolf Photoshoot | Wolfdog | Ironwood wolves | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Fantasy Photoshoot | #wild #womenwhorunwithwolves #Whitewolf www.abcandidstudio.com
Fantasy Photoshoots | Wolf Photoshoot | Wolfdog | Ironwood wolves | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Fantasy Photoshoot | #wild #womenwhorunwithwolves #Whitewolf www.abcandidstudio.com

Feather Epaulette by BurningPlaya on Etsy
Pictured is @sarahbedaine
🐺 @ironwoodwolves  
💄 @lipstickbritt
📷 @alyssia_booth

To book a shoot send me a message! 
Upcoming this summer we’ll also be working with foxes.

#wild #wildkisses  #wolflove

France!!!

France!!!

This year is off to an incredible start!! A curator from Italy saw our show “Beneath the Surface” in Orlando, LOVED IT, and invited one piece from each artist to be part of their exhibition in Paris!! My photo "Bonefinder" will be PARIS, FRANCE to…

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Vintage Photo Shoots with Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Vintage Photo Shoots with Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Spring is almost here!!!
That means it's time for Vintage Coke Bar shoots!
Here's a small collection of my favorites from last year's sessions...

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Winter Greeting | A Fairytale Reindeer Photoshoot

Winter Greeting | A Fairytale Reindeer Photoshoot

This mini series is of an Early Winter Spirit, greeting a reindeer in the woods and welcoming winter… 

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Fall Shoots & Updates

Fall is upon us and the trees are turning beautifully!

Fall | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Pumpkin patch shoots

Apples at the orchard, pumpkins patches ripe for the picking... I am very excited for all the shoots we have planned! For Orchard and Pumpkin Patch Shoots, contact us ASAP as those we have limited spaces left for those location shoots. 

Pet Portraits | Halloween | Happy Holidays! Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

For Pets! Fall location and studio shoots are NOW AVAILABLE. We will be offering Christmas and Holiday shoots by appointment as well. Due to the dog show shooting schedule we will be unable to make it out to Pet-X to do the mini-shoot days this year.

Outdoor pet photoshoots | Fall pet photos | Alyssia Booth Photographer

Meeting A Mermaid | East Lansing Michigan | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

By the sea I'd never guess, the wildest of adventures yes!

Mermaid at the beach | Alyssia Booth's Candid and Studio | Michigan

Tiny toes tip to the waves, and greet a mermaid's fins.

Tiny Feet & A Mermaid Tail| Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

And hello! The sea has brought a dream! 

Let's splash and play amongst the waves and laugh to dreams all day...

Mermaid Friend
Flippin' Our Fins | Meet a Mermaid | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Credits...
Mermaid: Molly the Mermaid
Photographer: Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Tail: Amber Isle by The Mertailor
Wig: Rhapsody by Rock Star Wigs
Shell Top & Mermaid Belt: Merlife Creations (Etsy)

Coke Bar Photo Shoots! | Vintage | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos Mi

To bring in this rainy spring we're offering two different days of coke bar shoots! Individuals, couples, kids, families, or pets are welcome! I have a fantastic stylist coming in to do professional hair and makeup, and this location is INCREDIBLE. We have use of the bar, diner booths, vintage coke machine, pool table, ticket booth, and that awesome stairway all in one place. 

Vintage Stair Rail | Slide | Coke Bar Shoots | Pinup | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing Photographer
Coke Bar Shoots | Pinup | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing Photographer

And the bar...

The Coka Cola Bar | Coke Bar Shoots | Vintage | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing MI

Shoot dates are Thursday the 27th of April, and Saturday May 13th. 

*Up to four people per shoot, plan for two hours (time for hair and then the hour shoot). It includes professional hair and makeup for one, and 5 images with a print release. Total is $285 for the shoot. 

*It's $85 to reserve your spot and then $200 the day of. If you prepay the whole session fee you get a bonus 7x10 matted print of your favorite image. 

*Additional hair and makeup (friends/daughters/family members etc) can be added on.

Coke Bar Shoots | Pinup | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing MI

Shoot Times are at...

10am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm for both days

Shoot times are limited, so RSVP now to book yours!

email: abcandidstudio@gmail.com
phone: 517-672-9323
or CLICK HERE

 

Makeup & Fog | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Test shoot with with Amy Lewis and Desiree Lacole! These two women are incredibly talented and fun to work with. We did several looks for this shoot varying from light and natural to dramatic with a dark red lipstick.

Natural look makeup | Pink lip | Makeup Test | Lashes | Amy Lewis Makeup | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Test Shoot
Makeup Test | Orchid Makeup | Maroon Red Lip | Dramatic Flowers Makeup | Lashes | Amy Lewis Makeup | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Test Shoot
Makeup Test | Model Shoot | Pool | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing MI | Amy Lewis Makeup

And the addition of... dry ice! This was so much fun to do. I've worked with dry ice several times outdoors, but never for anything quite like this. (Inspo- the magical Sue Bryce, photographers you can check her out on creativeLive.com! She's a portrait master). This last look, expertly blended with gold and bronze shadows, was my favorite.

Dry Ice Photoshoot | Makeup test | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer

A few tips.. 
*dry ice will burn your skin, so use oven mitts or some very thick gloves to avoid touching it. You may need a hammer or mallet to break it.
*we used rubbermaid tupperware to put the water/dry ice in, which is both low to the ground, and somewhat sturdy. Glass would probably break from the rapid and dramatic temperature changes. I've also used empty ice cream buckets.
*hot water produces more fog than cold
*plan your poses and shoot fast! Fog only lasts a few minutes so knowing what you're doing ahead of time can make a huge difference. For bigger stuff or outdoors shoots, I always end up compositing layers of the fog from different photos into the image. 

Dry Ice Photoshoot | Gold Makeup Test | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer

You can check out more of Amy's makeup artistry at www.makeupbyamylewis.com. She and her team do everything from bridal makeup to special effects, film, photo shoots, runway, and personal lessons. 
For more of Desiree's modeling work, check her out at www.facebook.com/DesireeLacole

To start planning your photoshoot CLICK HERE or email me at abcandidstudio@gmail.com . 

60+ Degrees In February?! A Styled Bridal Shoot | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Lansing Mi

This week we had insanely beautiful weather! 60+ degrees, blue skies and sunshine... completely out of place for the mitten state. Usually I’m freezing and wrapped in 3 sweaters and a coat this time of year with a hot mug of cocoa or tea. This past Sunday though I got together for a shoot *outdoors* with four gorgeous models and a group of awesome photographers! The Scott Sunken Gardens (our chosen location) was green and coming back to life, covered in sunshine, and birds were singing.  A few clouds dotted the sky, but otherwise it was a vision of spring!

Bouquet | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Weddings | Styled Shoot
Anne | Bride Portrait | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Wedding Photography
Anne | Bride Portrait | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Wedding Photography
Bride Portraits | Michigan Wedding Photographer | Alyssia Booth | Styled Shoot

Brides:
Kai Cotton
Brittany Dupuis
Brittney Frost
Ane Marie Fodder

Bride | Michigan Weddings | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Photographer
Bride | Wedding Styled Shoot | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Wedding Photography
Red head bride | Summer Weddings | Styled Shoot | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Mi Photographer

Hair & Makeup:
Sarah Jane

Kai | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Mi Wdding Photos | Styled Shoot | Brides
Veiled | Bride Portrait | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Wedding Photography

My favorite videographer (and sister!) also joined us for the shoot! You can check out her bride features below and to check out her website Click Here.

Gowns:
Kai’s – Celestina Elvira
Anne Marie’s – H&M
Brittany- My Wedding My Dress,  Dearborn MI
Brittney – Heirloom

B&W Photos | Brides | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Styled Wedding Shoot

Thank you to my wonderful friends both old and new for joining me on this GORGEOUS sunny day!

Valentine Boudoir | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos Mi

In honor of Valentines Day we have a hot new Boudoir Photo Shoot package available! 

Boudoir Photography | Corset | Boudoir | Red | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Your shoot includes...
*Pre-Shoot Planning Session
*Professional Hair & Makeup
*Up-to 2 Hour Shoot With Pose Coaching In Our Studio
*Private Reveal & Ordering session
*Custom Printed 8x8 Leatherette Album
*Digital Set Of Your 10 Favorite Photographs

Boudoir | Valentines Boudoir | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Wall Art and other products are available at your reveal. 
Shoots are $545. A 50% retainer is due at booking. Limited spaces available for January and February.
First 3 ladies to book will receive a gift!

Boudoir | Top Hat | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphinx.
— Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Booty | Boudoir | Valentines Boudoir | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Boudoir | Alyssia Booth's Candid & studio | Williamston MI