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Meeting A Mermaid | East Lansing Michigan | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

By the sea I'd never guess, the wildest of adventures yes!

Mermaid at the beach | Alyssia Booth's Candid and Studio | Michigan

Tiny toes tip to the waves, and greet a mermaid's fins.

Tiny Feet & A Mermaid Tail| Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

And hello! The sea has brought a dream! 

Let's splash and play amongst the waves and laugh to dreams all day...

Mermaid Friend
Flippin' Our Fins | Meet a Mermaid | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Credits...
Mermaid: Molly the Mermaid
Photographer: Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio
Tail: Amber Isle by The Mertailor
Wig: Rhapsody by Rock Star Wigs
Shell Top & Mermaid Belt: Merlife Creations (Etsy)

Treasa's Senior Photo Shoot | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

It was so much fun doing this photo shoot for Treasa! I've known her family for years and see them regularly at dog shows. It's always fun running into them (and their german shorthair puppies!).

Treasa Rost | Senior Portrait | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

When Chris and Michelle asked me to do Treasa's senior portraits I was very excited. Getting together with dog people outside of shows is always fun, and discovering new places to shoot in other towns is a treat to me. For Treasa's senior portraits we went to several different locations, including a gorgeous Wisconsin park that I'd never been to before, the bowling alley where her team plays, and the fairgrounds where the dog show was being held. 

Treasa Senior Portraits | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Wisconsin
Attitude | Senior Portraits | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos Mi | Wisconsin Photoshoot

Between all the goofy grins we captured some beautiful smiles. This last one is still one of my favorites! I love that attitude! 

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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