Photos by Michi: Blog http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog en-us (C) Photos by Michi michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) Sun, 03 Jul 2016 21:45:00 GMT Sun, 03 Jul 2016 21:45:00 GMT http://www.photosbymichi.com/img/s/v-5/u1036117231-o140402145-50.jpg Photos by Michi: Blog http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog 120 86 Engagement at Baker Beach http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/7/engagement-at-baker-beach I had the pleasure to photograph an absolutely adorable couple a few weeks ago.  These two have been together for 10 years and are planning their Fairytale Wedding

It was an absolutely gorgeous afternoon at Baker Beach.  The weather was warm (unusual for San Francisco), and the views were beautiful!

 

The rosy glow of late afternoon made for a perfect backdrop.

 

They are both such wonderful and sweet people! It amazing to see the positive energy they exude.

 

Their "Once Upon a Time" is only the beginning!

 

Congrats!

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) baker beach engagement francisco petaluma photosbymichi portrait san http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/7/engagement-at-baker-beach Sun, 03 Jul 2016 21:45:02 GMT
Sonoma - Marin Fair http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/7/sonoma---marin-fair I'm so excited to share the results from the photos I entered into the local fair.  I'm overwhelmed in the best way, and so thankful to everyone who has provided me with encouragement and support.  Thank you!

 

Sonoma - Marin Fair

Fine Art Photography - Color: 4th Place

 

 

Fine Art Photography - Black and White: 4th Place

 

Commercial Photography: 2nd and 3rd Places

 

Group Portrait Photography: 1st Place

Individual Portrait Photography: 2nd and 3rd Place

 

Fine Art Photography - Color: 1st Place, Best of Show, Overall Best of Show

Fine Art Photography - Color: 1st Place, Best of Show, Overall Best of Show

Individual Portrait Photography: 1st Place, Best of Show

Individual Portrait Photography: 1st Place, Best of Show

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) art award fair fine marin petaluma photosbymichi portrait sonoma http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/7/sonoma---marin-fair Sun, 03 Jul 2016 21:34:17 GMT
Bodega Coast - Sunset Illusion http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/5/bodega-coast---sunset-illusion

I was out at the coast doing some long exposures of the ocean when a ship came in in the dark. The light on the ship gave the illusion of sunset.

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) beach bodega coast bodega head bodega california coast dusk evening long exposure night northern california ocean sea shore sunset water waves http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/5/bodega-coast---sunset-illusion Mon, 16 May 2016 05:10:00 GMT
Cosplay Photography http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/5/cosplay-photography Short update:

Just wanted to share the super-awesome costume I got to photograph today. More pictures to come soon. Thanks Thorsson & Associates Workshop for a fantastic shoot. Please check out their page, they have some amazing costumes and cosplay!

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) cosplay costume fantasy petaluma photosbymichi science fiction scifi http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/5/cosplay-photography Sun, 08 May 2016 04:38:22 GMT
Petaluma Wedding Photographer http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/4/petalum-wedding-photographer A little sneak peak from yesterday's beautiful wedding!  Congrats Irene and David!

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) beautiful bridal bride marriage petaluma photographer photosbymichi spring wedding http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2016/4/petalum-wedding-photographer Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:01:29 GMT
Art Show! http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/11/art-show Hello everyone! I'm so nervous and excited right now, because I'm putting the finishing touches on my works for my first art show! Starting tomorrow, and until January I'll be showing a number of my fine art photographs at the Redwood Cafe in Cotati! The reception will be held on December 2 from 6-9pm. If you're in the neighborhood, please drop in and take a look. I hope to see you there!

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/11/art-show Tue, 17 Nov 2015 04:50:33 GMT
Rivertown Revival 2015 http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/7/rivertown-revival-2015 Had an absolute blast at Rivertown Revival this year!  Some amazing art, music, and of course, spectacular costumes!  Pics below, and already looking forward to next year!

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) 2015 petaluma photosbymichi revival rivertown http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/7/rivertown-revival-2015 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:12:57 GMT
Sebastopol Fireworks and Music Festival http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/7/sebastopol-fireworks The annual July 3rd Fireworks and Music Festival at Analy High School in Sebastopol. Thank you to the Sebastopol Kiwanis Club, Frobeck, and Sol Horizon for putting on an amazing show!

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) analy fireworks frobeck july 3 kiwanis sebastopol sol horizon http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/7/sebastopol-fireworks Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:12:50 GMT
Best of Show http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/6/best-of-show Pardon the shaky photo, I was too excited to hold still! Won a third place ribbon, a first place ribbon, Best of Show for this photo and Best of Show overall for the Professional Photography at the Sonoma-Marin Fair! So excited and thankful!

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) best of show photography photos by michi portrait sonoma-marin fair http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/6/best-of-show Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:54:28 GMT
Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic 2015 http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/6/schabc Had an amazing time at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic this weekend.  The balloons were absolutely stunning! It was especially magical getting to see the Dawn Patrol.  Those balloons participating in the Dawn Patrol inflated in the dark to light up the early morning hours.  I hope you'll enjoy!

 

This one is called "Sonoma Star" and was one of my favourites!

 

 

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) hot air balloon schabc sonoma county hot air balloon classic http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/6/schabc Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:26:03 GMT
J. Alex Darr http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/6/j-alex-darr Happy Friday! This week I'm sharing the work of J. Alex Darr. I had the pleasure of meeting her and seeing her process when I took a metal-smithing course in college and her work immediately took my breath away. The jewelry pieces she's created since have continued to astound and inspire me. Her pieces often feature nature imagery that are simply beautiful, but what always amazes me is the sense of movement in many of her pieces. The pieces feel less like a static, sculptural piece of jewelry, and more like an experience, like interacting with a living thing. That feeling I get every time I see one of her pieces has inspired me to continue to experiment in my own work and keep my own sense of curiosity and wonder alive.

I hope you all will enjoy as well. I encourage you check out her facebook page and her portfolio on deviantART to see more of her amazing work.

Pearl Swoop Ring by j-alex-darr

http://j-alex-darr.deviantart.com/art/Pearl-Swoop-Ring-184377302

https://www.facebook.com/JAlexDarrArt
http://j-alex-darr.deviantart.com/

‪#‎jalexdarr‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎fineartfriday‬ ‪#‎jewelry‬ ‪#‎metal‬ ‪#‎sculpture‬ ‪#‎photosbymichi‬

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michi@photosbymichi.com (Photos by Michi) art fine art friday j alex darr jewelry metal sculpture http://www.photosbymichi.com/blog/2015/6/j-alex-darr Fri, 19 Jun 2015 23:51:25 GMT