Mika Skye holding lizard
That's me! Holding a horned lizard (Phrynosoma). 2006
Ripping boards with the table saw. 2017



The Origins and Concept of Mika Skye

Working in an office cubicle for several years, I frequently turned to nature images to help alleviate my stress by pinning photos to my cubicle walls; that is the concept I wanted to bring forward into my business. My goal is to not only share the raw beauty of nature, but also to present the freedom each image has to offer. I truly feel that staying connected to nature, no matter how it is achieved, is vital to our well being.
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Being an entrepreneur and small business owner I believe in supporting local small businesses whenever possible, therefore I prefer to use locally sourced reclaimed wood for constructing the frames in our shop. I served in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees, which has provided me with the skill sets needed to create the frames and corrugated metal sheets for each of the handmade products. 'Can Do!'
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In 2015, I created the concept for Mika Skye Photography; however, the inspiration 
started many years ago. My fascination with nature photography grew quickly after borrowing my dad's old box camera during a family vacation. Combined with my degree in biology, capturing nature images satisfies my addiction to be surrounded by Mother Nature and explore the outdoors. The name itself came from my love for the name Mikaela, but shortened it to Mika, and Skye came from the days when I used to drink Moose Drool beer from Big Sky Brewery Montana, LOL.
I added the "e" to make it look more like a name. Voila! Mika Skye was born. :)
Thank you for stopping by and reading my story. 


Get Outdoors and Happy Trekking!

Marla Kirschbaum
Founder / Owner / Photographer
Mika Skye Photography