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”

- 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 | 760 846 6824 |

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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 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

y o u r s e l f.

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,


(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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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 angle for my face. And, I always forget to suck my stomach in until after I’ve already heard that fateful click. So, when the opportunity arose to experience a glAMOUR shoot with Micaela Malmi, I was both petrified and exhilarated. For weeks leading up to the shoot, I tried to counter my growing anxiety with visualization, picturing myself having fun and killing it, and literally giving myself mental “I can do this” pep talks.

I needn’t have worried. From the moment I stepped into the Lemongrass Salon & SPA, I was a model in the making. Makeup artist extraordinaire Sarah did unbelievable job of keeping my make up in line with who I really am – a woman whose idea of makeup is mascara and lip balm – while also making me camera ready. The colors she choose for me were so spot on, I couldn’t help but purchase the lipstick, which I have since found is perfect for both every day and dress up use.

Primped, primed and ready to go, I made my way over to Micaela’s gorgeous ocean view studio in Cardiff with a suitcase full of my favorite outfits. Soft, natural light was flooding in through arched windows, bouncing beautifully off the hard wood floors and expertly placed backdrops, illuminating the beautiful Amanda, whose shoot was already in progress. I was greeted with champagne, strawberries, and Pharell Williams tunes, and was instantly at ease.

Soon it was my turn. First up, Micaela wrapped me in chiffon and had me posing on a couch. Not what I had expected, but trusting her vision 100 percent, I relaxed into the moment and pretended I was looking at my husband, rather than the camera. Micaela gave me the perfect cues on how to work my body and my face without ever making me feel self-conscious. As Amanda and I alternated turns throughout the day, our looks varied from fun and flirty to sexy and sophisticated. I found out that modelling is hard work – I had more sore muscles after that photo shoot than after any of my yoga practices – but we had such a blast that I left feeling elated, alive and empowered in my own self.

When the photos arrived, I confess that my first viewing was with my hands partially covering my eyes and I’m sure that I was beet red. But as I looked at them again and again, I slowly felt my insecurities melting away, as I saw that Micaela had captured so many different sides of who I am. Now, I am blessed to have an amazing set of photos that I can use for professional profile pictures, for more casual social media posts, for future gifts from my husband (so glad I mustered the courage for that set of boudoir shots!) and just to remind myself that I was, indeed, pretty fabulous at 40.

Nikki Dean


Yoga Teacher~Mother~Manifestor

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