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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

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

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