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…

Bossbabes wanted!

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…

One year in business!

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…

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

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…

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”…

Pretty Fabulous at 40

I’m not a model. I don’t even play one on Facebook. Normally, when the camera comes out, I tend to stiffen up and turn to stone. Despite my guilty pleasure of watching more seasons of America’s Next Top Model than I care to admit, I never seem to know how to stand, what to do with my hands or how to find the best…

When a photographer forgets to hire a photographer

A while back I put some images of my dream space for a natural light studio on my vision board. I wanted to find a space with lots of natural light, high ceilings and hardwood floors. In north county San Diego. Preferably in Encinitas or Cardiff. No, this is not Europe and it is hard to find anything even remotely like this in downtown…

Turning a weakness into strength

All my life I have have been small. Short. Vertically challenged. Mini. Tiny. Call it whatever you want. I have had people come up to me in a crowd going -“OMG, you are SO SHORT, how tall are you?” or -“what’s wrong with you, why aren’t you taller?”, -“grow up”, -“didn’t your parents feed you when you were a kid?”. The fact is that…