Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Michigan ArtShare Artist Reception

THURSDAY, March 3, 2016
5:00 TO 7:00 PM

Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa
Dream Along Dream Path

Chris Russell
Guitarist with 
The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle

Featured Artist at:
Michigan Economic Development Fund Pure Michigan Building,
Visit her exhibit: 8-5 Monday-Friday
until Mid April.

At the reception she will be showing:
A slide show of “Following the Deer Trail”
Tree Hugger Travel Video Postcards


325 East Grand River Avenue, Suite 275
East Lansing, MI., 48823

Please use the Charles Street Garage
“Charles St Elevator-Skywalk” Level 1 entrance
121 Charles Street, East Lansing

For more information please visit :


Friday, January 22, 2016

Photography Exhibit by Petra Daher and Tree Hugger Travel

What is Tree Hugger Travel? 
A Special Ongoing Documentary Series

Tree Hugger Travel is a source for thoughtful travelers.  The photographs, podcasts, documentaries and website created by Petra Daher Productions are an entertaining and informative resource for the busy professional, retiree or student, who when time permits, transforms into a trailblazer.  Tree Hugger Travel presents highlights and tips about specific travel destinations. Experienced hosts guide the viewer on short yet informative adventures.  Tree Hugger Travel showcases an area, providing tips on affordable and environmentally friendly travel options.  We research and review what the locals and experts consider the best entertainment options in an area. Tree Hugger Travel is a good source for trip planning or just daydreaming.

The Tree Hugger Travel Philosophy: 
Explore, learn about and celebrate the world around you with the purpose of being a responsible world citizen who travels in a respectful and low impact manner while supporting local economy and community.

Exhibit Title:
Tree Hugger Travel Michigan “Following the Deer Trail” Nature and Travel Photography by M. Petra Daher

Technical Statement: 
I filmed clips and captured photographs for an upcoming documentary and travel guide about  Michigan for my travel series, Tree Hugger Travel.  These images were captured using natural light during various times of the day with minimal photo editing. I used a Canon cameras and a Canon EFS 18-135 mm lens in various locations throughout the state of Michigan.

Artist Statement for Tree Hugger Travel Michigan “Following the Deer Trail”:  
Michigan offers incredible culture and natural beauty in every county of the state.   Exploring Michigan’s beautiful landscape, beaches and architecture have always been a source of strength and inspiration for me.

After the loss of several family members in 2015, I was seeking out special places as a way to comfort myself.   I explored “charged’ places including: Grand Haven, New Era, Little Platte Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Torch Lake, Mackinaw City and Lansing’s beautiful River Trail. Capturing these photographs was part of a healing process for me.

I hope these images awaken something deep and wild inside of you. From sunrise to sunset …every day is an opportunity to experience beauty and joy. The most beautiful things are off the beaten path, so when adventuring in Michigan follow the deer trail!

To view the exhibit:
Please visit the Michigan Economic Development Fund’s Pure Michigan Building, 300 North Washington Square, Lansing, Michigan from 8-5, Monday- Friday, through April 12, 2016. Sponsored by Michigan ArtShare.

All images are for sale.  For more information go to:

Check back for information about a "Meet the Artist" event.  I will present along with two other Michigan artists sponsored by Michigan Artshare.

I will be showing some video postcards from Oregon and Michigan from my Tree Hugger Travel Series. Please share the information and thank you for your support of the Michigan art and storytelling community!

"Hiding in the Dunegrass" This exhibit is dedicated to my Mother.  Thank you for nurturing my creativity and love for nature.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Petra Productions Holiday Gift Guide

Thank you for being a part of my world.  You are appreciated!  
I've listed a few creative gift-giving ideas.  Please feel free to share them. 

Support Local Artists and Entrepreneurs 
this Holiday Season!

Attend Sunset Clay Studio Art Market 2015

Join us at Sunset Clay Studio for our Second Annual Holiday Art Market! This year we're having a two-day event starting Friday, December 11th from 5-9 pm and continuing Saturday, December 12 from 10 am-6 pm.

The studio will have fine art and craft items on display from a variety of talented Mid-Michigan artisans. Please join us for art, refreshments and fun while supporting and celebrating Lansing artists and entrepreneurs! We hope to see you there.

Petra Productions will be there with 2016 Calendars, Photography, Photo Greeting Cards and more.

Sunset Clay Studio is located at: 1820 Sunset Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48917
(517) 282-9850

Order Photograph and Photo Greeting Cards 
from my online store:

To view my online gallery follow the link.

Wild Bald Eagle, Lansing River Trail

Give a Gift Certificate for a Video or Photo Session:


Music Video, Artist or Business Portfolio, Legacy Videos

Fine Art Photography, Observational Photography, Portraits, Events

Invest in a Life History Documentary: 

A legacy video is the perfect gift idea for the person who has everything.  Or, a great group gift in honor of a milestone birthday or anniversary.  I've noticed that people are surprised by how fun it is to be interviewed, and how exciting it is to preserve family history.  Having the opportunity to tell your story is a powerful experience.  Follow the link to learn more!

Contact me with questions or comments.  Make sure any online orders or special orders are placed by 12/13/15 to ensure you get your artwork in time for the holiday.  Please take care and make sure to take time to be with the people you love.  Thanks again for your continued support!

Petra Daher
Petra Productions

517  487-2889

Friday, October 23, 2015

           Creative Packages from Petra Daher Productions 

Create a family heirloom and pass memories down from generation to generation. Preserve family stories and history or capture a family reunion or special event on professional quality digital video.

The Interview Process
I will provide you with a list of questions to review and select from. This gives you the opportunity to think about your answers and to remember your stories. In a relaxed environment of your choice you will be guided through an interview from the pre selected questions. The videographer, using state- of-the-art digital equipment, records the interview. For an additional fee, the video can then be edited adding titles, photographs, music and other visuals. The resulting package is a custom DVD to be cherished! Multiple copies can be ordered. 

The Life Story Interview
Share life experience, words of wisdom, family stories, values, and much more. Your Biography video can be enhanced with personal photos, music and other visuals. This is the perfect holiday or anniversary gift. Don’t wait until the memories are lost. 

The Soul Mate Interview
A happy couple inspires everyone! This is similar to The Life Story Interview but relates the journey of a couple. We film the couple together, and explore where they met, how they fell in love, how they raised their family and what their views on the world are. 


Filming On the Town
This is a fun one. We follow an individual or couple out in the world and film them as they do things they love to do. We can go to a variety of places like parks, baseball games, grandchildren’s graduations and much more. Part of this package can be combined with one of the previous two packages.

KTV Kids Television presents Kids on Video
Parents and Grandparents, do you love to take the kids in for yearly photographs? Here's a new way to preserve a stage of your special child’s life. In a fun, relaxed atmosphere, your child will delight in telling their stories, in giving their opinions, and expressing their uniqueness. A child friendly, skilled interviewer will discover your child's personality and talents. What will you discover about your child?

Filmmaking 101
Learn the basics of DSLR Filmmaking. Practice camera work, story development and video editing. Then upload it to You Tube.

The Video Tribute
Here's a great unique gift for special person during their milestone event. Coordinate the honoree, friends and family to record a story about the honoree. Stories will be edited with music and graphics and you will get a DVD to present to the honoree on the special occasion. You'll love seeing the look on their face as they watch their video!

The Sports, Artist or Music Portfolio
Are you preparing to apply for college or a job and need a video portfolio of your skill? Are you a musician who wants to post a performance on You Tube to get more gigs? Do you want to enter a contest, but have to send in a videotape example? We can take existing footage that you have and assemble it together or attend an event or event(s)to capture and create an unforgettable video montage, demonstration or performance.

The Photo Montage Music Video
Celebrate a Memorial, Bar Mitzvah, QuinceaƱera or Wedding Engagement by creating a music video of your favorite photos throughout the years. It could be a romantic montage of the couple throughout their romance or a heartwarming chronology of the special persons life and special achievements. We will edit up to 75 Photographs (digital, paper photos, awards, etc) with special effects and graphics to the music of your choice.  

Looking for the perfect gift?  Gift certificates are available!  Contact me for a list of packages & prices.
(517) 487-2889  dahervideo@yahoo.com

Monday, August 24, 2015

My Weekend Adventure

Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Annual Retreat 
Camp Miniwancha on Lake Michigan
New Era, Michigan 

My Adventure 

Day One: Watched an incredible sunset on Lake Michigan, star gazed and saw Saturn under a telescope with Bob Victor, Watched the Moon turn Red and fade into the horizon, Saw a Shooting Star and Slept in a Rustic Cabin... 

Day Two: Swam in Lake Michigan, went to Lake Burt to Canoe and Kayak, tubed down a creek with friends, saw the Moon under a telescope and enjoyed the Sierra Club Auction and Keynote Speaker Anne Woiwode, Sierra Club Conservation Director, relaxed by the beach till dark.... 

Day Three: Sat in a Adirondack Chair under a White Pine Tree, drank coffee and day dreamed, filmed the wild pre-storm waves at Lake Michigan, Went to 2 Sierra Club workshops, had lunch with the group and ran through the woods during a wild rain storm.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Petra Productions Artwork for Sale


The store offers:

Nature Photography, Fine Art Photography, 

Greeting Cards and Special Orders.  

My Featured Item - Hand Made Photo Greeting Cards 

The tradition of giving and receiving greeting cards is such a pleasure! We must all do our part to ensure the tradition does not go extinct.  Send someone in your life a greeting card today!

Finding that perfect card to share is part of the fun.  I’ve been making handmade photo greeting cards for years.  It’s my way of sharing my favorite photographs and celebrating the beauty that is all around me!  

Quality Handmade item Copyrighted Photography by Petra Daher  and suitable for framing or sending!

  • Blank inside with plenty of room to write a letter
  • Professionally printed on archival photographic paper
  • Photo mounted on blank acid free cardstock; envelope included
  • Depending on computer screen, colors may look slightly different
  • Photos are shipped in a plastic sleeve for protection
  • Photograph size: 4x6 (10cm x 15 cm) Card Size: 5x7 (12.5 cm x 17.5 cm)

Receive 4 beautiful high quality photo cards including envelopes and one Quote Card for $25. 
This price includes  shipping and handling.

I offer three sets of Greeting Card Packages:
Sunrise and Sunset Collection 
Lake Michigan
Flowers, Landscapes and Birds

Summer 2014

So many exciting things happened this summer!  Beautiful weather, great people, photo sessions, street photography, video projects and travel to beautiful places.

I got to spend 10 days in Oregon traveling!  I visited the Portland, Oregon area and the Petra Productions series, Tree Hugger Travel filmed a documentary about things to do in Hood River, The Columbia River Gorge area and Portland.  It’s was the first episode of Tree Hugger Travel filmed with DSLR technology.  It went great.  The small size of the equipment made traveling and filming much easier.  Stay posted for more details on that project.

To see some more photographs from the trip go to:

In late August I attended the Sierra Club Michigan Weekend

I have such respect for the Sierra Club. It was both an honor and a pleasure to make a documentary for them. It’s about The Sierra Club Michigan Weekend, an annual retreat they host at Camp Miniwanca in New Era, Michigan. 

It’s a breathtaking location in Lower Michigan on Lake Michigan. Sometimes called Michigan’s West Coast. I believe everyone should visit. The event offers lodging options ranging from cabins to private rooms, food, environmental workshops, arts and crafts, hiking, boating, tubing, and swimming.  Do it all or get lost in the woods and wander!  Follow in the tradition of John Muir and create your own tradition of spending time in nature.  Look into attending a Sierra Club Retreat or Vacation! It feels great to support positive groups like the Sierra Club that empower people to do good work.

In September I attended the Wheatland Music Festival in Remus, Michigan.

went to the Wheatland Music Festival for the first time and had a great adventure.  Wheatland is an Annual Event in central Michigan known for it’s great live music, traditional arts, informal jam sessions and friendly people.  I ran into Thor’s "Loki" at the festival. I'm not kidding!  While taking photographs at the event I captured Actor Tom Hiddleston's surprise performance with my Canon 70d.  Tom performed with the great Rodney Crowell.  Rodney is a grammy winning musician and  was once married to Roseanne Cash.  Tom spent the weekend at the festival practicing with Rodney's band for his upcoming role as Hank Williams.  He performed a couple of times.  I captured his last performance, which was also the last show of the festival, and the crowd went wild! Nice job Tom!

To see some photos I captured at Wheatland Music Festival go to:

This coming season I’m starting a new life history project, editing Tree Hugger Travel In Oregon and creating a photo exhibit.   I  have just been asked to present on my artistic process in my hometown.  I’ll have more information about that event soon. 

Thanks for checking in!  You are appreciated!