Portrait

Aimee & Foxes

Let’s wander off the wooded path; befriend the cleverest of floofs!
Lend a story to his fuzzy ear, or a song to share the time...
There’s never a day or a night beheld where a fox won’t steal my heart.

Reading with Foxes | Photoshoot with Foxes | Animal Encounters | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Fantasy Photoshoots | www.abcandidstudio.com

This winter I had the joy of photographing the beautiful adventurer Aimee with Vincent and Obi from Ironwood Wolves. Both foxes are Animal Ambassadors, education animals who enjoy traveling to schools and libraries with their handlers in Ohio. Together they educate the public on how beneficial foxes are for the environment and tell about fox history and mythology. If you get the chance to attend any of their events, definitely do so!

Meet & Greet with a Fox | Real Fox Photoshoot  | Magic in the woods | Red Fox | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Ironwood

I like to begin photoshoots with animals in a quick meet and greet. Vincent and Obi were super energetic in the cool, fresh winter air, and we were all excited to meet them! After the meet and greet and a quick wardrobe change we walked a little further into the woods for our photo shoot!

Princess and the Foxes | Photoshoot with Foxes | Animal Encounters | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Fantasy Photoshoots | www.abcandidstudio.com
Fox Love | Winter Foxes | Photoshoot with Foxes | Animal Encounters | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Fantasy Photoshoots

Vincent is a cross phase red fox. Obi is what people refer to as a silver or black fox. Both of these colors are types of red fox.

Aimee with Foxes and Snow | Photoshoot with Foxes | Animal Encounters | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Fantasy Photoshoots | www.abcandidstudio.com
Winter Foxes | Photoshoot with Foxes | Animal Encounters | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Fantasy Photoshoots
Aimee with Foxes and Snow | Photoshoot with Foxes | Animal Encounters | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Fantasy Photoshoots | www.abcandidstudio.com

Foxes: Vincent & Obi from Ironwood Wolves
Fox Handlers: Rachel Lauren and Matt Emmelhainz
Pictured: Aimee C
Photographer: Alyssia Booth, Alyssia Booth’s Candid & Studio

Winter Foxes | Photoshoot with Foxes | Animal Encounters | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Fantasy Photoshoots

Love this shoot? Leave us a comment! Want to book your own? CLICK HERE to contact us or email abcandidstudio@gmail.com or call us at 517-672-9323.

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
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💄 @lipstickbritt
📷 @alyssia_booth

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

#wild #wildkisses  #wolflove

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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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

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 . 

What is a Romance Session? | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos, Michigan

What is a Romance Session?  | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos, Michigan

The romance session is a short photo shoot of just the bride and groom. It’s a priceless addition to every wedding day, capturing both of you together in all your excitement and joy, without the…

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Autumn Dream | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." -Emily Bronte

Golden Fall | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

I've fallen in love with wild locations and beautiful trees, elegant gowns and long, flowing fabric...

This skirt is a few short panels sewn together with about a four yard length of fabric. It was incredibly simple to create, and mixed with a corset (this one was from VS), it create's an incredibly dreamy dress. Originally blue and white, I altered the coloration of the gown for the more ethereal world filled with vibrant autumn golds. 

Credits... 
Model: Angiee Patton
Makeup Artist: Alaina Rene Williams
Photographer: Alyssia Booth
Wardrobe: Victoria's Secret corset & hand sewn skirt 

A Photoshoot With Molly The Mermaid | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing, Michigan Photographer

Life is a fairytale. Live it.

The Blonde Mermaid | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing Photographer

My photoshoot with Molly the Mermaid was amazing. We did several locations, and at each one we had an audience. It was splendid, and children were definitely in awe. One little girl walked over with her mother. Super nervous and excited that there was a mermaid at HER beach, she just had to say hi. It was so adorable! Inspired by that, we're getting together soon to do mini sessions, so anyone who dreams of meeting a mermaid can do so and have amazing photos of it! Click HERE to check out the event page on our Facebook for full details. 

Mermaid Lagoon | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing Photographer

Below is a Before and After of the Mermaid Lagoon with Molly Cunningham (I love Before and Afters!). We shot this in Okemos at a local park in the river. Be careful of rocks! Those were actually REALLY difficult to get around on and the rushing rapid in the middle of the river was intense. Molly is a very brave mermaid!

Before & After | Molly the Mermaid | Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio www.abcandidstudio.com | Michigan

You never know who you'll meet at the beach! My absolute favorite photo from our shoot was of Molly meeting a hatchling dragon... He's the same breed as Dany's dragons from Game of thrones, lovingly hatched for me by the magical Ravendark Creations. 

Mermaid And The Hatchling | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Fantasy



Shout Outs!

Mermaids: Molly Cunningham 

Mermaid's Crown, Starfish Hairclip, & Shell Bra: www.etsy.com/shop/MerlifeCreations

Dragon Hatchling: Ravendark Creations www.facebook.com/RavendarkCreations

Wigs: RockStar Wigs 

Tail: Mertailor Mermaid Tails By Eric Ducharme 

Photographer: Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio www.abcandidstudio.com

Assistant & Videography: K Booth Media www.kboothmedia.com