Micaela 2.0 The result of a two year insane rollercoaster ride

I’m back!

It’s been a couple of wild years since I sat down and typed a few words here. And a hell of a lot has happened! I got engaged, my mom passed away,¬† I got married, pregnant and my dad had stroke. Wohaaaaa, pass me a napkin, I need a cocktail just after writing that sentence! So many ups and downs. Too many to count.

I am now a proud mom of my insanely amazing son Viggo, and after a full year of deep and dark postpartum (and severe sleep depression) I have finally reached the other side and evolved to Micaela Malmi Lowery 2.0

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My son Viggo and I on a hike in beautiful Big Sky, MT

With renewed strength and plenty of creativity, I feel excited to step behind the camera and create again. Thus I have opened my schedule and am currently taking bookings ūüôā Fall is my favorite time of year to shoot outside as southern California gets blessed with AMAZING sunsets.

REASONS TO STEP INFRONT OF MY LENS:

1. Your website feels outdated and frankly, you don’t really want to show it to anyone anymore.

2. Your head shot is 10+ years old.

3. Everyone is wearing white and khaki in the last family portrait.

4. You have gone trough a hell and back and you want to let the 2.0 version of yourself shine like solid gold baby!

5. Your dancers pose and warrior II would look pretty bitchin’ as a¬†silhouette on the beach.

6. Your instagram feed feels messy and could need some cleaning up.

7. Your product shots taken by an IPhone simply doesn’t show their true potential.

8. You are wondering why you are still single and you are active on 3+ dating sites.

If any of these statements speak to you, don’t hesitate to reach out and we’ll set you up¬† for a good time. Infront of my camera.

Check out my website at http://www.micaelamalmi.com or my Instagram at @micaelamalmi_photography for inspiration.

With Grace & Gratitude
~Micaela Malmi Lowery 2.0~
info@micaelamalmi.com
760 846 6824

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Bossbabes wanted!

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Unleash your inner Bossbabe!

“The world needs that special gift that only you have”
-Marie Forleo

Hello Sunshine, It’s been a while! Fall is here and since it’s my absolute favorite season of the year, I’m feeling all inspired and jazzed up about life and what I do. I tell you, I still to this day can’t believe that I get to do what I love to do for a living; to capture photos and show people the strength and beauty that they can’t see in themselves. It’s pretty amazing.

Fall is the time of year when I feel full of energy and ready to take on the world.
Or maybe just updating my website and my mission statement.
New goals.

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Here are some tips on how to work on your self belief so that you can show up as the very best version of yourself and kick some bossbabe booty~

1. Take control of your self confidence.
Say stop to your inner critic. Would you have any friends if you talked to them the way you talk to yourself?
Didn’t think so…. So go ahead and treat yourself as you would treat your very best friend. #bff

2. Chose Love over fear.
One of my favorite statements ever of the history of always. Any decision you will ever make, will ultimately boil down to these two feelings; Love or Fear. Yes, it is true. If you are doing something from a place of Love,
the outcome can only be epic. #chooselove

3. Activate your superpower.
We all have a superpower. Yes, you do and you are here to use that superpower so that you and the rest of us can benefit from it. Spread the Love in that very special way that only you can. #bossbabe

4. Eyes on the prize.
Connect with your Goals, Vision and Why’s every day. Eyes on the price baby. How could you ever get what you want if you don’t even know what it is? Knowledge is power and it will boost your self esteem and keep you on track. #aimtrue

5. Star stud you inner circle.
Who do you surround yourself with? You are your environment and you become the product of who you are close with. Find people that makes you feel amazing and inspiring. People who do what you want to do, who tells you they believe in you. #cheerleaders

I hope these little tips will enlighten and inspire you on your Bossbabe path ūüôā

Whether you close deals in heals or barefoot in the sand, I invite you to unleash your inner Bossbabe infront of my camera~

Below are some images from some bitchin’ bossbabes that I have had the honor of photographing in the past few months.

Check out my website at http://www.micaelamalmi.com and be inspired to Aim True!

With Grace & Gratitude
~Micaela Malmi~
info@micaelamalmi.com
760 846 6824

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Malia Camerino with MC Style. Stylist and Fashionista extraordinere.

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Shavon Lindley CEO of WomenEvolution

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Katie Brauer. Entrepreneur, Truth Seeker and  Educator.

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Amanda Kriebel, Doctor of Physical therapy, Yoga teacher, Writer and Healthy Life Designer.

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Audrey Sarquilla, Owner of White Peacock Yoga, Gardener of Dreams and Fertilizer of Dreams.
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Get Inspired to Aim True

“In the magical Universe there are no coincidences and there are no accidents.¬†Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen”

‚Ä®- W. Burroughs

Last week¬†we turned our clocks an hour forward which means longer days, yay! This also means that 2016 has almost come to the end of it’s first quarter (gasp).¬†I don’t know about you, but my New Years resolutions and goals seems a bit distant….¬†Already!

I always find it very helpful to check in every three months or so to make sure I’m on the right path, that I aim for what I really want.¬†No one improves by accident. Personal growth doesn’t just happen on it’s own. We have to be intentional about it. We have to make a conscious goal and¬†Aim True.

If you focus on growth, you will grow and always hit goals. It’s that simple. But first you need to know what you want!

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A few helpful questions to check in with yourself:

  • Where do I want to go in life/ today?
  • What direction to I want to take/ today?
  • What is the farthest you can imagine yourself going?

You can take the above questions as big or small as you want. Use them for your life goals as well as on a smaller scale like, planning your day. As long as you know you’re doing things for the right reason, it gives you inner strength when things go wrong.

You can’t win if you don’t begin! So doing something specific every day that will take you another step closer to your goal. Every little action and intention helps.

Finally; make your goals public! Few things prompt a person to follow trough like accountability. And here’s where I can help out in the process with images that tells your story and portray¬†your goals. From personal goals to¬†social media¬†and¬†business marketing.¬†I love to tell YOUR STORY trough my images¬†to the world.

With Grace & Gratitude

Micaela Malmi

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One year in business!

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On Oct 19th 2014 I opened up the doors at my beautiful space in Cardiff, CA and Micaela Malmi Photography has officially been in business ever since.

I can’t thank you all enough for your love and support on this exciting journey. What started out as mainly a portrait and glamour/boudoir business has now grown to commercial and lifestyle photography as well.

I have worked with women who wanted to celebrate themselves with beautiful portraits, inspiring and talented business owners with content for their marketing plans, commercial clients, and traveled to exotic places to photograph yoga retreats. I could not have asked for more!

To celebrate this fabulous success, I am gifting anyone who sends a referral my way, a $100 gift certificate towards a photo shoot with me*

Weather you are looking for a personal unforgettable experience or want to give your business a boost, I am here to capture what you can’t see in yourself as well as working on a visual plan for your marketing~

I will be in town trough Dec 14th, so get yourself in for a session before I leave as I will be traveling between Dec 14th- the beginning of Febuary 2016.

You can see what I have been up to on my updated website www.micaelamalmi.com as well as browsing new categories like Commercial, Lifestyle and Video.
With Grace & Gratitude
~Micaela Malmi~
info@micaelamalmi.com
760 846 6824
*photo shoot must be $500 or more

 

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Invitation~ 2 for 1 makeover and photo shoot for Mother’s Day

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Behind that worn t-shirt, saggy jeans and outgrown highlights, hides an amazing and powerful woman that has always been there for you. Your mama. Or, this is

Y O U! A mama that deserves to glam up her hair and make-up, slip into a fabulous dress, even if it’s been dusty for years, and step into feeling like a stunning and confident woman.

Whether you want to gift a mama or treat yourself to something special this Mother’s Day; a reSOULution photo shoot will make for a fun and memorable experience with images to treasure forever, and a reminder to treasure

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For the month of May, I invite you to enjoy 

a 2 for 1 makeover and photo session*

Schedule a glamour shoot for Y O U or with your mother/daughter and let me inspire, empower and capture the very essence of Y O U! I am a creative artist who captures your beauty, and guides you to see yourself in a new light.

Deep down we all want to be recognized for the exceptional beings we are. I want to be the person who makes you realize the potential and fire within you. Girl, you’ve got some one-of-a-kind energy!

I invite you all to connect with your inner showstopper in front of my lens!

 

In love and gratitude,

~Micaela~

http://www.micaelamalmi.com

info@micaelamalmi.com

(760) 846 6824

*come in and enjoy a make over (makeup and hair) and a reSOULution photo session at my space in Cardiff for $190 total. Images can be purchased separately by each client. See price list below.

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I got a closet full of clothes and NOTHING to wear…

…sounds familiar? I don’t consider myself much of a fashionista or a shopper for that matter. I like to feel comfortable¬† in what I wear (middle-age alert) and I never seem to be able to match shoes with what I’m wearing. Shopping for clothes can be such a painful and disappointing experience. My 155cm (about 5 foot) frame, makes everything looks too long, oversized and¬†bulky.

Last month¬†I had the super talented and amazing Skyler¬†McCurine with Le Red Balloon¬†come over to my house for a closet organization and consulting session. All I could think was, “what can she possibly find in my closet that I don’t already know about?” and “what if she doesn’t find anything?”.

We started off with some questions like “What were you wearing the last time you felt really comfortable, confident, and utterly¬†fabulous?”, “Describe your current style in three words”¬†and “Describe the style you want”. All fun and surprisingly hard questions to answer.

Skyler, being the professional that she is, cheered me on as I tried to figure out what kind of style that I really wanted. I believe I came up with comfortable, bohemian and most importantly; sassy!

We jammed out to some groovy tunes, toasted with bubbly water as Skyler did her Magic in my closet. Magic is the right word as she managed to pull out and put together no less than 17 fabulous outfits and combinations that I never would have dreamed about creating myself. FullSizeRender-1This fabulous skirt from Anthropologie became a dress!

She asked for me to pull out items that I loved but simply couldn’t figure out how to wear or what to wear it with. And voila`! She found the perfect combinations with items that I never wore but didn’t want to let go of.

I felt like a million dollars after my closet re-organization with Skyler and didn’t have to spend a single dollar on new clothes!

I highly recommend this amazeballs experience to anyone out there that utters the famous words “I got a closet full of clothes and NOTHING to wear!”

Skyler is also a great resource to help select outfits for a photo shoot with yours truly ūüôā

Contact Skyler at skyler@leredballoon.com and check out her website Le Red Balloon

Peace, Love & re-vamping galore

~Micaela~

 

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What’s your New Year’s reSOULution?¬†

Sometimes what you are most afraid of doing 

is the very thing that will set you free

 

Only one more month to the new year, did anyone keep their 2014 New Year’s resolution?

How come it always feels like the year just flew by? Especially when we haven’t taken care of all those things that we said, “I’ll get around to one day” or “it will happen by the end of this year”.

It’s almost December, and lucky for us, we have another opportunity to start over fresh, and the feeling of “everything is possible” seems a bit more realistic.

I’m quite fascinated with the word resolution, so much that I decided to adapt it (with a bit of a tweak) into my tagline “Express Your Divine re|SOUL|ution”. How can you resist such a juicy and inspiring word with synonyms like purpose, tenacity and courage? I think it is so much more than just something you promise yourself after a few glasses of champagne as the ball drops on Time Square, or when you wake up on Jan 1st with “I’ll NEVER-(fill in the blank)-again!”

Your reSOULution is your purpose, your essence, your determination and spunk. It’s a lifestyle and has taken you to where you are today. Sure we can get a bit off track sometimes, but your inner fire and drive is still the same.

Your reSOULution is who you are.

If you would describe yourself with one word, your reSOULution, what would it be? What is that one word that sums up who you are, how you make your decisions, how you react and how you live your life?

That¬†word is an important reminder of who you are and it should be in the center of your¬†vision board. If you have never made one, it’s time to do so, and if you have one… maybe it’s time to re-vamp it?

Just grab a thick poster board, a bunch of old magazines and start to cut and paste images and words of experiences, feelings, and relationships that you would like to manifest in your life. Place it in a spot where you will see it every day and watch the Magic happen. I have created vision boards for years and have realized amazing travel opportunities, manifested unexpected income…the list goes on, it is crazy how well it works!

When I work with a client to prepare for a reSOULution portrait photo session, I have her fill out a questioner with fun questions about themselves. I also encourage my clients to create a Pinterest board with images and quotes that they like the look and feel of. It is, in itself, a bit of a vision board that will help me create the best experience for my clients photo shoot.

So, for this New Year’s reSOULution, why not create a beautiful vision board around your very purpose and desires. Perhaps that includes your very own reSOULution photo shoot with yours truly!

A photo shoot makes for a beautiful gift for yourself, your family, and your significant other.

I invite you all to connect with your inner showstopper in front of my lens!

PS, I will be at¬†Lemongrass Salon and SPA’s¬†holiday event on Sunday Dec 7th 11am-4pm. ¬†You’ll¬†receive¬†a $100 credit towards photos, when you book a reSOULution photo shoot with me that day.

Wishing you all a fabulous and inspiring December~

xx M xx

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