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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 . 

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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

The Wicked Witch

"Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why my little party's just beginning."

Wicked Witch Sneak Broom

Halloween is almost here!!! It's definitely my favorite holiday (I already have a few small decorations out, and I keep finding more to add to my clutter. It's awesome.) 

Periodically I get together with other photographers for crazy shoots, and this time it was above and beyond amazing. With Halloween approaching, Rachel and I decided to do something wicked (enter witch theme!) and we called up the absolutely brilliant makeup artist TaBetha Morrison. She's based in Michigan and does all kinds of events like weddings and bridal parties, but also does really exciting costume makeup and body paint. For this shoot we wanted a lot of green everywhere, taking a few cues from Once Upon A Time's feature of Regina's sister from Oz... I love that show. >>Had to throw that in there.

Witch Talons

This broom. I don't know where Brittany found it, but it's awesome. 

Witch Peek

 I've shot with Brittany before, and she was perfect for this theme. Those eyes are stunning! 

Witch In Thought

The costume turned out beautifully wicked, and with TaBetha's talented makeup it all came together perfectly. The season of disguises, magic, and make-believe is here! If you're interested in a haunted holiday shoot, contact me for details and special rates! 

Wicked Creeping

Credits: 

Photography: Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Model: Brittany Jackson
Makeup & Body Paint: TaBetha Morrison
Hair: Brittany Jackson & TaBetha Morrison
Wardrobe: Alyssia Booth & Rachel Rice
Location: Curwood Castle

Recent Shoots: Heidi and the Violin

I recently did photos for a beautiful violinist and dancer by the name of Heidi.

Heidi Headshot

She's very talented and I actually got to hear her play some during our session! The music she creates is beautiful. 

Violinist On Bridge

The above and below images were captured at Curwood Castle. I love shooting at that location because there are so many beautiful spots and it's easy do something wonderous, wistful, and wild. The castle is actually yellow, which in some cases can be annoying, but in this case it worked out really well for the conceptual image we did. Any time I have the opportunity, I like to create something special for my clients. After a recent senior session I had a ton of sheet music hanging out at my studio, so I brought it along to the shoot with Heidi and we created a maelstrom of music for this passionate heart. 

Music Maelstrom

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...