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

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!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Photography by Petra Productions

Petra Productions is scheduling Photography Sessions for Spring/Summer & Autumn 2014.  To reserve your portrait session or event photography go to

Photos for Websites



Special Events

Weddings and Special Occasions

Monday, March 03, 2014

Winter Solstice Ice Storm


Winter Solstice Ice Storm, a set on Flickr.

Here is a set of pictures taken with my new Canon 70D with an EFS 18-135mm lens. I am very pleased with the camera so far. I'll post more tests and feedback about the camera body and picture quality as I continue to explore my new tool.