Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tree Hugger Travel Postcard of Lansing

Take a moment to slow down and observe nature.  Watch this Tree Hugger Travel Video Postcard filmed in Greater Lansing and featuring my favorite Green Spaces.  The beautiful music was composed by my good friend Hassan Malouf.  This music video was created by Petra Daher Productions for the ongoing travel series Tree Hugger Travel.  Enjoy!  Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Summer 2016

Hello Friends,
Thank you for checking in with me! I am excited to capture the summer of 2016 on film and video. I will be working on my Tree Hugger Travel Guide to Michigan and creating a Nature Calendar for 2017. I still have time for portrait sessions and videos, so inbox me your ideas and requests.

I'm happy to announce that there are three locations you can view and purchase my Fine Art Photography this summer.  A framed photograph of Pure Michigan created by Petra Productions would make a creative wedding, housewarming or thank you gift. 
The Venues are:
Keys to Creativity
Keys to Creativity, is a community art center, a gallery, as well as events venue in the Lansing Mall.  Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events:
5746 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI
(517) 657-2770
Hours: 12:00PM - 9:00PM

Check out my exhibit in the Community Gallery

The Allen Neighborhood Center
Allen Neighborhood Center is a place-based organization that serves as a hub for neighborhood revitalization and for activities that promote the health and well-being of Lansing’s Eastside community and other stakeholders. Visit on a Wednesday and enjoy the incredible Farmer's Market.

1611 E. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48912, (517) 367-2468, Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm with hours extended to 6:00pm on Wednesdays.
Check the group art exhibit throughout the building.  My photography in the conference room

Holistic Therapy Massage and Bodywork
Owner Julianne Daher has decorated her healing center with my nature photography.  Visit by appointment only.  Schedule a massage with one of the most gifted therapists in town!
Address: 1770 E Grand River Ave #300, East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone:(517) 325-3075
A healing center in East Lansing, Michigan featuring the art of Petra Productions

 Enjoy the magic of Summertime! I hope to see you soon.

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