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.
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Take Your Love for Documenting Life to a Richer Level that Fuels Your Soul (+ Business!)

Seriously, fellow documentarian, is there anything better than opening your memory card to a photo you made that sets your soul on BLAZING fire, you love it SO freakin’ much? You can’t get it into LR or PS to polish it off + share fast enough. Oh, and, getting it in print? You may as well […]

#031 – 4 Foundations to BETTER Document Your Life

I’ve gotta laugh at myself, I’ve stopped / started a dozen times, had to pause and make a list of topics, because I’m SO excited that I start one topic or story and move onto another before finishing the first – that’s just how excited I am to talk about this stuff with you! In […]

The Ward’s Celebrate 58 Years of Marriage

58 years. FIFTY. EIGHT. That’s a whole lot of years to spend loving someone. And yet, there they were. Smiling. I joined Pat and Ward (actually, John, but I love that Pat called him by his last name. When they met, they knew so many ‘Johns,’ it was hard to get the right one to […]

Intentional Documentary Photography

The Real Story Behind This Simple, Environmental Portrait of a Man

You probably see a stranger, grilling some food, but this isn’t actually about grilling or about the man (my love).⠀ Story Time: We’re not “hurting” per se, but we’re not “loaded” either. We’re aware of our spending and it feels like we say “no” more than we say “yes” to fun spending. #joyofsaving #cautious ⠀ […]

documentary family photography podcast

#030 – Cultivate Your Relationship with Photography with Ashley Manley

Ashley Manley and I kind of go way back – we crossed paths right around the time I opened Fearless and Framed. We had similar journeys getting started in our client businesses and both had a spark to document life for clients. She’s written for us at F&F a few times – my favorite is […]

Iconic Photo Series: Naptime at Three

I’ve taken plenty of photos of my daughter from the time she was just a few hours old to working on completing my third 365 project, which almost always features her in some form. I’ve taken detail shots of her, photos of her things, photos of her relationship with her brother, but no photo of […]

#029 – Making Pictures + Business USED to be Fun? This helped.

If you’re 100% OVER THE MOON, ELATED with photography and are happy as a clam working towards big goals in your work and / or business, this episode is NOT for you and doesn’t apply. If you’re loving it, but it feels a little different than it used to, it’s gut check time. Highlights of […]

Documentary Family Photography with Erin Hensley

#028 – Staying True to Yourself with Erin Hensley

A Facebook post by Erin’s Hensley sparked this episode (shown below). I brought Erin on to go deeper into her message. We don’t all experience the same things and I recognize that. Still, I know I’ve gone down the rabbit hole! 🙂 If you’ve really wanted to be featured or published, and it’s been a […]

Branding for Documentary Family Photographers

#027 – Start Your Memorable Story Collection

We’ve had A LOT of business-y episodes lately and in upcoming episodes I’m going to get back to the Intentional Documentary side for awhile. This one is a mix of the two, where real life meets business.  Even if you’re not in biz / never plan to start a business, but Intentional Documentary speaks to […]

Documentary Family Photography Davina Fear

#026 – Serving First + the Practice in Being Fully Expressed with Davina Fear

I had a wonderful conversation with Davina Fear in this one! She’s a documentary family photographer who sometimes travels for clients, she’s located here in South Carolina with me, has been in business for over 15 years, and also mentors photographers. She’s got a lot of wisdom for us! In this ep, we covered: What […]

Family memories in pictures

Iconic Photo Series: Uncle Perry

Sometimes no amount of planning can prepare you for a story. A few weeks ago, I was prepped and ready for what would be a trip filled with high expectations. I’d gathered questions I’d wanted to ask my Uncle Perry along with a mental check-list of things I’d like to document while there, (i.e. Colby […]

Podcast for Photographers

#025 – Shooting + Sharing Your Truth with Angela Yarbrough

I came across Angela Yarbrough over on Instagram, because of a photograph with a four-wheeler in it. I’ve got a soft place in my heart for all things motorsports. I grew up in northern Michigan, so I was always on a quad or snowmobile. So, this picture stood out to me and I went to […]

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