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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 . 

Happy Holidays!

It's been a great year at Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio! All of our Holiday shoots are done, mischief is managed, and the studio is a sparkly decoration filled mess! 

Davy  | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Pet Photos | Papillon | PetX | Howell Michigan

Prints, disks, keychains and other gift items ordered at our Pet-X Holiday Photo Day have been dropped off with the lovely ladies at the main register in Pet-X. If you were at our events on the 12th or 13th of December and haven't picked up your order yet, it's there waiting for you.

The raffle winner for a Location Photo Shoot has been chosen and will be contacted in January after the holidays.

Click the video below to see more adorable pups who came out to meet Santa!

And for a peek at last year's photos... 

The studio is now closed for the holidays until January 12th of 2016. I will be out of the country on a photo safari (yay!), and will respond to any emails or messages when we get back. 

Lion | Photo Safari | African Portfolio | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Adventure! | Lion | Cubs | Safari

Happy Holidays! 

JJ + Julianna | Secret Ninja Proposal | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos Mi Photographer

This summer I found a beautiful field of purple wild flowers. It was a perfect location for a dreamy romantic proposal. I sent out a few messages and found a couple of willing models! 

JJ and Julianna had perfect chemistry right from the start, and amazing acting skills. It was like they'd known each other forever, they were THAT convincing.

Engagement | JJ&J | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Lansing Mi |  Couples Photographer

While I was doing photograhy, my sister, Kristina, was shooting a Love Story and Announcement Video.
When we shared the photographs and videos, JJ and Julianna's friends and family were very surprised! They had missed that little faux engagement note! Both models got an insane amount of congratulations and comments, a few OMG notes, and some panicked emails from family. It was hilarious and a lot of fun! 

Interested in booking a proposal shoot? Contact me! 

Credits...............
Photographer: Alyssia Booth       www.abcandidstudio.com
Videographer: Kristina Booth       www.kboothvideo.com
Models: JJ Butts                            www.facebook.com/jjbuttsmodeling
             & Julianna Blain
Location: Harris Nature Center, Okemos, Mi.

January Boudoir Photo Shoot Special!

Book Your Beautiful Boudoir Photo Shoot In Time For Valentines Day

Pamper yourself. 
Be a model for a day. 

Experience your own dream photo shoot arranged just for you.

Valentines Boudoir Photo Shoot Special www.abcandidstudio.com

Want to give your significant other the sexiest Valentines Day gift ever? 
Then call or email today and book your photo shoot!

These private photo shoots include a complimentary consultation to plan your wardrobe, hair style, makeup artistry, time, location, and date. The photo shoot is an hour long
with 2-3 outfit changes. 

Have Questions? Ask away!
You can call or text me at 517-672-9323, email me at abcandidstudio@gmail.com or send me a message through my Facebook page

 

 

Happy New Years!

What a year it’s been! I started out 2014 on an AMAZING trip to Africa. When I got back it was straight into shooting, and I barely had time to look through my safari photos! Now in the winter months again I finally have time to reflect on everything. It’s been a wonderful year of growth for my business, and I couldn’t be happier. The goals I set for my studio have far exceeded my expectations in 2014. For starters, we did a ton more ad design than in the past, and my creative photography was featured in several print publications. A number of my canine portraits will also be used in the AKC’s newest volume of the official breed book. Digger’s photo is going to be in a new American Water Spaniel breed book as well.

Secondly, I finally started blogging! There is a lot that goes into the crazily artistic work I do, and I like to share that. This coming year I’ll be adding more detail and behind the scenes, some before and after photos, and maybe even a few behind the scenes videos. 

As the new year begins my thoughts are on the future. I’m so excited that 2015 has arrived… I’m already setting new goals and intentions for both my personal and professional life. This coming year will be filled with a lot of travel, beautiful photoshoots, adventure, and wonderful changes.

Happy New Year!!!

Cheetah Cub in Ndutu 2014

Eve

In wild lands of golden trees
Friends are found in grasses sweet,
He'll lead the heart astray... a hissssss
A fruit so sweet to tempt the lips
Beguiling love to taste so rich
It's done...

Eve
Eve and the Snake
Tempted
Failure

Model/Hair/Makeup: Brittany Jackson
Wardrobe/Snake Wrangler/Photographer: Alyssia Booth
Snake: Kipp The Car Snake

Mime Time

“A magician makes the visible invisible. A mime makes the invisible visible.”   ~Marcel Marceau

Model: Taryn Alyssa   |   Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke    |    Video: Krissy Booth    |    Photographer: Alyssia Booth

Model: Taryn Alyssa  |  Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke  |  Video: Krissy Booth  |  Photographer: Alyssia Booth

When I was a senior in high school and student prank day was approaching I wanted to hire a mime to follow around our vice principle for the day and mock everything he did. Unfortunately at the time I had no luck finding a mime to so... It would have been so much fun!
 

Model: Taryn Alyssa    |    Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke    |    Video: Krissy Booth    |    Photographer: Alyssia Booth

Model: Taryn Alyssa  |  Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke  |  Video: Krissy Booth  |  Photographer: Alyssia Booth

I’ve always found mimes to be fascinating and highly entertaining. I love discovering street performers in my travels. Some of them have been quite brilliant at telling stories with only the use of their body motions.

Model: Taryn Alyssa    |    Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke    |    Video: Krissy Booth    |    Photographer: Alyssia Booth

Model: Taryn Alyssa  |  Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke  |  Video: Krissy Booth  |  Photographer: Alyssia Booth

This shoot is a part of my 52 Weeks of Photography project. It's a personal weekly challenge for myself to do something crazily creative and outside the box of normality that we are all trapped in. Life is meant to be lived, not spent in an endless tidal wave of monotonous chores, and we silently forget that every day of our lives unless something interesting comes along to spur a spark of insane difference strong enough to stir us from our zombie-like stroll of blah and Netflix. 

In their silence, mimes can create that spark. They are creative souls, and very expressive. People always stop to watch them, whether out of delighted entertainment or fearful curiosity. 

Taryn the mischievous mime sneaks up on her very bored friend, while a cop car creeps closer in the background to investigate what shenanigans we were up to.  Model: Taryn Alyssa    |    Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke    |    Video: Krissy Booth    |    Photographer: Alyssia Booth

Taryn the mischievous mime sneaks up on her very bored friend, while a cop car creeps closer in the background to investigate what shenanigans we were up to. 
Model: Taryn Alyssa
  |  Hair & Makeup: Andrea Menke  |  Video: Krissy Booth  |  Photographer: Alyssia Booth

“Don't move," said Sprockett. "Mimes don't generally attack unless they are threatened.” Jasper Fforde, One of Our Thursdays Is Missing

Brave Shoot

Last night I watched the movie Brave. Mother’s day just passed, and it’s a great example of the dysfunction and love in mother/daughter relationships. I think it’s a great film, with beautifully done animation and artwork. I’ve always loved crazy hair like Merida has and the fiery personality they wrote her matches that hair perfectly.

Merida Brave

Shortly after seeing the movie for the first time not too long ago, I did a Brave inspired photo shoot with a cos-player I know.  Ashley had made a perfect replica dress by hand and did a fantastically huge wig up, long wefts and untold amounts of time curling individual strands included!

Meridas Bow Curwood Castle

After getting together, an adventure to Curwood Castle followed! It’s a beautiful little place out in Owasso where I love to shoot. Built in 1922 by a dreamer and author, James Oliver Curwood, it's a museum now. He used the turrets for his writing studio...

52 Weeks: Beginning

This year I have begun a 52 weeks project. Deciding on all the weekly themes was a bit crazy and very fun. I wrote down all the ideas, concepts, and themes that I've wanted to do but not actually gotten around to doing, then cut the list into individual pieces with an idea on each. After that I retrieved a top hat from the top shelf in my studio, dropped what was now essentially a pile of confetti into it, and shook it all up. To pick the final order I just drew out random papers, and turned them into a lovely little final list. Here's the result! 

52 Weeks

Week one I made a bit more interesting than a normal self portrait. In the middle of the night I did a ton of photos of myself by lamp light with a little fill flash, flipping my hair about to make it look like it was floating. Afterwards came photoshop, some fish, and voila! I'm a mermaid. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week two was flight. I love flying and levitation images. I have wanted to do one for a while, but other things kept getting in the way. I needed to escape from that constant barrage of things that distract me, which is super hard to do! Anyone else want to visit Neverland with me? I hear it's great this time of year... 

 Model:   Brittany Luther  .   (2/52)

 Model: Brittany Luther.   (2/52)

Congrats to the Fedewas!

Congratulations to Becca and Craig!

This past fall I did a maternity photo session with them. It was fantastic! Seeing the glow in a beautiful woman when she’s excited and nervous and expecting her first little bundle of love is amazing. Becca was no exception!

maternity

 With a little boy on the way, we did a beautiful photo shoot on Flashpoint Ranch (A.K.A. my photo park!) and had a great time with different looks in the field, near the woods, and various other places. Becca’s belly was beautifully round, and with only a couple of weeks to go before her due date, it was the perfect time for our shoot. 


Since then Becca and Craig have welcomed Connor, their new little bundle of trouble into the world!

Congratulations you two!