michigan weddings

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

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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 . 

A Beautiful Winter Engagement: Greg & Gabrielle | St Johns Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

For Greg and Gabrielle's engagement photo shoot we went to St. Johns where he proposed. 

Engagement | Proposal | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | St Johns Mi

It was a crisp, beautiful winter day for it! 

The Ring | Save the date | Greg & Gabrielle | Engagement Photo Shoot in St Johns | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Save the date | Greg & Gabrielle | Engagement Photo Shoot in St Johns | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Winter Woods Engagement | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer
Dip | Couples | Engaged | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | St. Johns Mi

This was such a cute moment!

Save the Date | Engaged | Love | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos Mi
Love | Winter Engagement | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Wedding Photographer

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