Author: MarieMasse

I help client documentary photographers fine-tune their workflow + marketing game, so their work is filled with sessions that represent their voice + client values while earning a living. I shoot undirected, off-beat stories that aren’t preserved often enough (like the story of couples before starting a fam or becoming empty-nesters – a dream project of mine), so my clients’ old box of photos is a meaningful, visual diary of their life + legacy to leave behind.
How to Launch a Service Online - Online Marketing

#021 – All About Launching with Business Strategist Kyla Roma

In the past 3 years of working with lifestyle + documentary family photographers, I’ve witnessed so much marketing strategy that’s the kitchen sink of marketing tasks: CONSTANT OUTPUT. Ever feel like you’re running a factory over there? When you’re balancing all the other things you’re doing in your business, these marketing “tasks” feel draining and […]

Beach Documentary Family Photography - Sisters

#020 – Staying Fueled Through Personal Projects with Stacey Ilyse

Did you know that I almost had a co-host? I did! I listened to my first few episodes in April 2017 and thought, ‘Man, I am BORING. I think I’d drown myself out.’ So, I wanted a co-host to breathe some life into my serious, all-business side and immediately Stacey Ilyse came to mind. Our […]

Using Photographs in Healing After Loss / Grief

#019 – A Story on Photographs + Healing After Sudden Loss with Brittni Schroeder

It was after 11 p.m., when I should’ve been sleeping, but instead I laid there, mindlessly scrolling Instagram as I was jolted into full focus on a stranger’s feed. I was so captivated and moved by her shares, that I got back up and wrote out about 20 questions for Brittni BEFORE even inviting her to […]

Online Criticism as Creative Entrepreneur / Photographer

#018 – Keep the Kind Words

I thought it would be fun to do a short + sweet episode on one little wisdom nugget that’s recently been helpful to me – that you’re gonna love – and go through some old “war stories” of mine. A few weeks ago, I had someone call my stuff “fluff.” My work. This is my […]

Pricing for Documentary Family Photographers

#017 – Pricing Documentary Family Photography with Ashleigh Raddatz

PRICING. Need I say more? This is the biggest pain point I see in our community. There’s so many questions from “how do I choose my model and price points?” to the mindset blocks, like, “I wouldn’t pay for this!” Ashleigh Raddatz, Co-Founder of Documentary Family Photography Worldwide, and I crossed paths earlier this year. She […]

#016 – Do Something GREAT with Your Phone Photos

We’re talking all about getting your phone photos OFF of your phone! I’ll share how I keep my phone Photos app (iPhone girl over here) at ZERO, which feels pretty magical in a day where we’re documenting e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g all the time. If you’re anything like me, you despise getting that notification: “Your storage is almost […]

Documentary Sports Photographer

#015 – Learning from Life + Through Doing with Seshu

Today’s guest is Seshu, a photographer from Connecticut and also the Founder of Tiffinbox, which is a wonderful resource site for photographers. His site reminds me of, but for photographers. Have you heard of Stumble? You put in your interests, hit “Stumble,” and it serves up a random web page. I assure you, you […]

Podcast for Family Photographers

#014 – Simple Marketing + Promos that Worked for Michelle McKay

Have you heard of Michelle McKay? She’s absolutely lovely! She’s not just another talented photographer. Michelle is also a wordsmith, making you FEEL something with her words. She’s quite brilliant in how she’s marketed her business so far and eagerly shares her wisdom with us not just in this episode, but in the photography community in […]

Freedom, Ease, and Flow with Susan Ferraro

#013 – Freedom, Ease, Fulfillment & PLAY with Susan Ferraro

This episode is for everyone – whether you’re in business or not, whether you’re a photographer or not – because it’s all about energy. I’m not going all health & fitness on you. Nope! I’m talking about what lights you up – your play – and how you can experience more of that. This conversation […]

How to grow a business network as a creative entrepreneur

#012 – Connection Without an Agenda

When was the last time you connected with others – whether in business or everyday life – without an agenda? You just checked in to say hello and asked, “How are you doing?” or “How’s that one thing going?” for no other reason than for the sake of connection? I ask, because, I’ve been going […]

podcast for Creative Entrepreneurs

#011 – Assessing the Damage (and the Good Stuff)

Eboni, who was our guest in the last ep + our Community Ambassador, is the one who gave me the idea for today’s episode. I was on the phone with her, ranting about some stuff that’s been bothering me and later on, telling her how I didn’t have an idea narrowed down for ep 011 […]

Documentary Family Photography - Medium Reading

What Psychic Mediums Can Do For Your Business Mindset

A year ago, if you told me to book a reading with a psychic medium, I would’ve told you I didn’t want to waste my money. I remember friends and even my mom getting local readings years ago and I thought they were just the cheesiest thing ever. Highly skeptical. Last year, I got into conversations […]

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