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Ravendark's New Bundle of Joy

Fall is here and I have the most incredible, SCARIEST NEWBORN SESSION EVER to share with you! This little bundle of joy (aka evil scary demon monster baby from hell) is the masterful creation of my good friend Arend over at Ravendark Creations. Check out this little “love”! What do you think? Could you snuggle this little mug?

Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Family | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Baby in A Basket  | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Awkward Family Photos | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Tiny Demon | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
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Toes | Parts & Pieces | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
In Daddy's Arms | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Fun Hats | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Mother's Love  | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Fun Hats | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Dad & Baby | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Lil Butt  | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Claws! | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Dad & Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Head in Hands  | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com
Baby in a Basket | Newborn Vampire  | Newborn photoshoot | Ravendark Creations Vampire Baby | Newborn Photoshoots | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | www.abcandidstudio.com

Credits…

Alyssia Booth’s Candid & Studio: Photographer

Ravendark Creations : Sculptor, Vampire Newborn’s Dad

Lara : Vampire Newborn’s Mom, Check out her paintings > Lara Jean Doodles

Love this shoot? Think he’s the cutest little devil under the sun? Leave us a comment!

Want to book your own photoshoot? CLICK HERE to contact us or email abcandidstudio@gmail.com or call us at 517-672-9323.

Fall Shoots & Updates

Fall is upon us and the trees are turning beautifully!

Fall | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Pumpkin patch shoots

Apples at the orchard, pumpkins patches ripe for the picking... I am very excited for all the shoots we have planned! For Orchard and Pumpkin Patch Shoots, contact us ASAP as those we have limited spaces left for those location shoots. 

Pet Portraits | Halloween | Happy Holidays! Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

For Pets! Fall location and studio shoots are NOW AVAILABLE. We will be offering Christmas and Holiday shoots by appointment as well. Due to the dog show shooting schedule we will be unable to make it out to Pet-X to do the mini-shoot days this year.

Outdoor pet photoshoots | Fall pet photos | Alyssia Booth Photographer

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)

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

 

2 Dates for Santa Photos at Pet X | Howell Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Prints and digitals from our November photo day have been delivered to Pet-X for pickup! If you missed the November shoot, Santa will be back for two more dates in December!

Santa Photos At PetX in Howell Michigan | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Come out and join us on...

Saturday December 17th from 12 - 4pm
Sunday December 18th from 12 - 4pm

...in the PetX training room for our Holiday Photo Shoot!

We have two new sets this year and Santa will be joining us!

20 Minute Photo Sessions at our either or both of our two new photo sets. One Holiday and one Winter themed.

There will be special event pricing on products and a la carte ordering. Prints, digital, canvas, magnets, and more!

No session fees for this event. 

>>>Enter the raffle for an on Location Photo Session<<<

Contact Debbie at Pet-X by email DEBBIE@MYPETX.COM or phone at 517-546-6740 to reserve your time spot!

Can't make it to Pet-X? Contact us HERE for a private shoot.

Howwwllllllllloween at Pet-X!

On October 29th we'll be at Pet-X in Howell for our Halloween event! Get you costumes ready and come join us for a photo shoot! 

Pet Xtras Halloween Photo Event | Howell Michigan | Fall Photos | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

Here's all the info.... 

*20 Minute Photo Sessions at one or both of our Fall and Spooky Halloween themed photo sets in the Training room at Pet-X.
*Special event pricing on products and a la carte ordering. 
*No session fees for this event. 
*Kids, pets, famillies welcome! Don't forget your Halloween costumes.
*Enter our raffle for a photo shoot when you arrive!


Located in the Training Room at PetX... The address is.....

132 W. Highland Rd., Ste 101, Howell, Mi. 48843

Time slots are available on October 29th from Noon to 5pm
RSVP today to save your spot.  


Contact Debbie at Pet-X by email DEBBIE@MYPETX.COM or phone at 517-546-6740 to reserve your time spot!

Great Cake Shops For Your Baby's First Birthday & Cake Smash | Lansing Mi | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Photography

I recently did a cake smash photo shoot for a darling little boy named Dashton. He absolutely destroyed the little cake his parents brought for him, especially that tiny giraffe! It was so much fun capturing the moment as he got all covered in frosting; his sugary smiles and confused little looks at the cake covering his hands and arms were priceless.

Szuma Cake Smash | First Birthday | Boy Cake | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer | Lansing Mi | Booth | Cake

Cake Smashes are really fun way to celebrate that first birthday and landmark it in photos. 

Cake Smash | First Birthday | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer

Below is the list I've put together of places near the Lansing Area to get a cake for your little one's first birthday bash.

The Sweet Cake Co -Williamston Mi
www.sweetcakecompany.com

A Piece O' Cake -East Lansing Mi
www.apieceocake.com

Cakes A Bloomin -Lansing Mi
www.cakes-a-bloomin.com

Cake Art Of Lansing -Lansing Mi
www.facebook.com/Cake-Art-of-Lansing

Bake N' Cakes -Lansing Mi
www.bakencakes.com

Whipped Bakery -Lansing Mi
www.whippedbakerylansing.com

Glazed & Confused Bakery -Lansing Mi
www.glazedandconfusedbakery.com

A few other options are Meijer, Kroger, and Sams Club, but as big grocery stores they won't have as many cute options.

Know any other awesome cake shops or bakeries I missed? Share them in the Comments! 

Boy | First Birthday Cake Smash | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Photographer

The Halloween Photo Day At Pet is This Weekend!

Next weekend is the big day! 

Halloween Photo Day! Howell Mi

On the 24th of October we are having a Halloween event at Pet-X! Pick out your costumes, this one's going to be a ton of fun. We will have both a Halloween photo set and a fall photo set. 

Enter the raffle for a Christmas photo shoot when you arrive!

Here's all the info.... 

*20 Minute Photo Sessions at one or both of our Halloween themed and fall themed photo sets in the Training room at Pet-X.
*Special event pricing on products and a la carte ordering. 
*No session fees for this event. 
*Kids, pets, famillies welcome! Costumes encouraged! 

Located in the Training Room at PetX... Address is 132 W. Highland Rd., Ste 101, Howell, Mi. 48843
Time slots are from 12 noon to 5pm. RSVP to to save your spot.

Contact Debbie at Pet-X by email DEBBIE@MYPETX.COM or phone at 517-546-6740 to reserve your time spot!

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! 

Contact me today to plan your senior portrait shoot! 
abcandidstudio@gmail.com
517.672.9323

Back To School Pet Photos At Pet-X | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Howell Mi

On September 19th we were at Pet-X in Howell, Michigan to do a Back To School themed photo day! Everyone had tons of fun! Here are a few sneak peaks... 

Doberman | Back To School | PetX Photo Day | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Michigan Pet Photographer
PetX Photo Day | Back To School | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Pet Photographer

If you were at this photo event, prints have been dropped off with the cashier at Pet-X as of Wednesday the 23rd of September. You can pick them up any time. Keychains and Magnet orders will be dropped off in the afternoon on September 30th. 

I'll be back again on the 24th of October for a Halloween event! Pick out your costumes, this one's going to be a ton of fun. We will have both a Halloween photo set and a fall photo set. There will also be a raffle for a Christmas photo shoot. 

Here's all our info....

PetX Fall Photo Day | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Howell Mi | Pet Photographer

Come out and have some fun with us! 

If you're interested in hosting a photo event like this at your club meeting, training facility, business, grooming salon, or elsewhere, contact us at

abcandidstudio@gmail.com or call 517-672-9323.

Tips For Your Maternity Photo Shoot | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | East Lansing, Michigan Photographer

*Decide on a style you like! Check out other maternity photos online to really see what’s out there and find out which direction you want to go in. Some people love the classic studio look and some prefer a more natural, outdoor, look. I know a bunch of great local areas, and have my own studio space so we can do whatever style you prefer. 

Jenelle | Okemos Mi  |  Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

 *Plan your outfits! Pregnant women should wear something that fits well and shows off that great baby bump. You can always add a belt above your belly for added definition on a super cute dress! If you want to wear jeans for bare belly shots, I recommend going for non-maternity jeans that you can leave unbuttoned. It looks a lot cleaner than using maternity panel jeans, and let's face it, everyone loves buttons. 

It's A Girl | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos Mi Photographer


 *Include your partner in some shots! This is a special time for both of you, and it's always fun to include them. If you have other children too, or a favorite pet, they are great additions to your photos as well.

belly
Couple Maternity

 *Bring both light and dark tops like Heather did (above).  That bright pink was just perfect, and lacy or knitted sweaters like her red one are super fun. Black is fantastic for side shots, but in other poses it can really hide your gorgeous belly. Don't forget to bring colors! 

*If you feel comfortable, don’t be afraid to rock some fabulous shoes. But, absolutely make sure to bring a pair of flat walking shoes if we are moving between locations. You won't want to be running around in heels the whole time! 

*Keep it simple! Super busy patterns are typically distracting from your beautiful baby belly. 

 *Don't be afraid of showing off your belly because of stretch marks. They are a beautiful, natural part of motherhood (and if you hate them, they can always be edited out!).

*Props! It's always fun to announce your upcoming addition in a creative way. Tiny knitted shoes, a favorite childhood story book, special heirloom knitted blanket... The bestprops are the ones that have a special meaning to you. 

 *Try cute and different ideas.  Pinterest is amazing for inspiring your creativity, and I always have ideas so never be afraid to ask for help. Hobby Lobby and Michaels typically have adorable banners that you can announce a gender or that you're expecting with, along with cute cut-out chalkboards, and many other neat things.

Pink Flower Fairy | Maternity | Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio | Okemos Mi

 *Make sure you take your maternity photos taken before your last month. If your little love is in a hurry and arrives early we then we may not get to shoot. 

Do you have any tips I forgot to add in? Comment with them below!

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Call us at 517.672.9323 or email me at abcandidstudio@gmail.com to book your session today!

Heather & Josh | Maternity Photo Shoot | East Lansing, Michigan

Heather Maternity Photo Shoot Harris Nature Center MI Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

I recently had the honor of doing Heather's maternity photos! She and Josh came out to Okemos and we braved the wild outdoors for an amazing shoot.

This lovely lady has the most adorable baby belly. It was a freezing cold, perfectly snowy day for us, and the trails at Harris Nature Center were stunning. (Especially awesome because we originally had to reschedule from an incredibly rainy and dreary day a couple of weeks earlier.) 

Without their coats on it was definitely shiver weather out though, and I'm super glad I thought to bring little hand warmers. YAY for Tractor Supply! They're useful little things and easy to tuck a few packs into my camera bag. I don't think I'll ever do a winter shot without them again! 

Heather & Josh have maybe a month left until their little girl arrives. They were such a fun couple to photograph and they are going to be amazing parents!

Maternity photography Alyssia Booth's Candid & Studio

To book your own photo session email me at abcandidstudio@gmail.com or call 517-672-9323.