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.


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 Your website feels outdated and frankly, you don’t really want to show it to anyone anymore.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~
760 846 6824


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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 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.


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~
760 846 6824


Malia Camerino with MC Style. Stylist and Fashionista extraordinere.


Shavon Lindley CEO of WomenEvolution


Katie Brauer. Entrepreneur, Truth Seeker and  Educator.


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


Audrey Sarquilla, Owner of White Peacock Yoga, Gardener of Dreams and Fertilizer of Dreams.
Bali Yoga retreat Dec 2016.

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

| info@micaelamalmi.com | 760 846 6824 |

Sky Falconry

Sky Falconry

White Peacock Yoga

White Peacock Yoga

Awareness PT

Awareness PT




Old Gringo Boots

Tiny Devotions

Tiny Devotions

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 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~
760 846 6824
*photo shoot must be $500 or more


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Follow your Dreams

For centuries women have gathered in circles to share stories, wisdom and encouragement. Tia Walker, author, coach, speaker and business consultant wanted to bring that sense of community to a printed format. Walker teamed up with multitalented Ani Yufe, interior designer and executive director for Inspirique, to create more connectedness instead of competition, among ambitious professional female entrepreneurs.

Insperique is a new magazine that shares stories of inspiring and powerful business women in the San Diego area. The goal with the magazine is to create infinite possibilities for the community trough authenticity and real-life success stories . What a fabulous concept!

Ani called me up and asked if I was interested in contributing, and how can one say no to such an incredible opportunity? What an honor!

To be featured in Inspirique has truly showed me that I am on the right path and that I should keep following my dreams. I feel so incredibly fortunate to make a living doing what I absolutely LOVE to do- to empower women trough my photography!

I attended the soft launch party at the Marina Cortez this weekend. Such a beautiful evening with kind and interesting women who shared stories and genuinely connected.

I believe Tia and Ani have succeeded perfectly with Inspirique’s mission and wish the all the best on their new endeavor~

A special thank you to Laena Ray with the Liquid Lens Photography, who captured my portrait




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A Reflective Re|SOUL|ution: Why Pride is Misleading

We hear the word ‚Äúpride‚ÄĚ and automatically retreat into our subtle shells.¬† No one wants to be considered vain in our society.¬† But a short visit to Webster‚Äôs Dictionary shows that vanity is defined as:¬† an excessive pride in one‚Äôs appearance, qualities, abilities, and achievements. Note the keyword here is excessive.¬†

A healthy dose of each PRIDE quality listed is actually necessary to embody a fulfilled sense of self ‚Äď as a woman, and as anybody.

Compare it to ‚Äúrain‚ÄĚ versus ‚Äúflood‚ÄĚ.¬† One is healthy nourishment; the other is detrimental excess.¬† The same goes with the amount of PRIDE we possess.¬† Without a healthy dose of rain or PRIDE, our zest for life is sure to wilt.¬†

A thought to think on: How do we react when we see babies admire their reflection?¬† We think it is cute!¬† We even encourage them to keep doing it; complimenting them on how ‚Äúpretty‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúhandsome‚ÄĚ they are.¬† When does this display of self-admiration take such a harsh paradoxical turn?¬† When women are in a shared bathroom now, we hardly even glance at the mirror ‚Äď OR if we are looking at the mirror, the second we hear a stall open or another woman approach, we are heads down and out of there.¬† Somewhere along the line, it became socially unacceptable to be ‚Äúcaught‚ÄĚ admiring your appearance.¬† We even call any piece of furniture containing a mirror, a ‚Äúvanity‚ÄĚ.¬† My my, the irony of it all.

What we’ve seen more than ever in this day and age is the need for healthy female role models.  And part of that healthy algorithm is a healthy dose of PRIDE in one’s self. 

How do you embody and portray your PRIDE?

When was the last time you strutted your stuff confidentially? When did you last pay yourself a genuine compliment? And when was the last time you looked in the mirror and admired yourself?

Those are questions every woman should ask herself.  And it is my mission to capture the PRIDE within each of you.  Before even stepping in front of a lens, I want you to answer those very questions. 

It’s time to shift our stigma on PRIDE. 

PRIDE is rain to the soul.  It is appreciation for your very creation.  It’s a celebration of originality, life, YOU! 

How will you share your PRIDE today?