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.

#005 – ‘Elicit Emotion’ Obsession? Listen in.

When I speak to my students, they’re often so obsessed with the questions, “do you feel emotion?” or “do you feel the story?” that they’re trying to make ALL of their pictures be universal… to the point they lose sight of their voice from trying so damn hard. In ep 005, I get up on […]

Whats a Legacy Box - Documentary Family Photography

#004 – What’s a Legacy Box?

In this episode, I talk to you about a Legacy Box – creating one, filling it up, what it means, & more. I started using the term Legacy Box in 2017 when I was building, The Preservation Project. I was using the phrase to describe (basically) the end goal – a way to summarize your […]

#003 – Documentary School Photography with Katie Jett Walls

Yeahhh first episode with a guest, Katie Jett Walls! I’m really excited to share since it’s different than what you’ve listened to in the past couple of episodes. Katie holds such a special place in my heart, not just as a student of mine, but as someone I look at like, “Wait, WHY did you […]

Intentional Documentary Photography

#002 – Why Intentional Documentary™ is a Movement Worth Paying Attention To

This episode took a lot out of me. I wanted it p-e-r-f-e-c-t for you. I wanted everything I feel in my heart inside this 30(ish) minute recording and for it to be music to your ears. You know what kind of pressure that’s like? At least 12 false starts to this recording, that’s what! ha […]

Photography Podcast / How to Preserve memories with pictures

#001 – Gain Total Clarity Around What Matters Most

Whether you’re trying to keep up at home, in your photography journey, or in your business, let’s (re)gain total clarity on what matters to help you stay focused – without the pressure – on your values. Here’s the highlight reel of Episode 001 on the Intentional Documentary™ Podcast: Why is mindfulness important (why we’re talkin’ […]

podcast for photographers

#000 – Welcome to the Intentional Documentary™ Podcast

It’s here! It’s here! The Intentional Documentary™ Podcast is finally here! In this ep, I’ll set the stage for what this podcast is about: who it’s for and give you the {short-version} of the backstory of my own journey from, “what’s manual mode?” to OBSESSED with preserving life stories with my camera for myself + […]

Cambell's Covered Bridge, South Carolina

My Podcast Promise

I was driving home the other day and the closeness of hitting PUBLISH on this thing was sinking in. Mixed emotions: excitement + also fear of judgement in releasing this piece of my heart here in the photography community. I think my non & new photographer listeners will feel enlightened + empowered with what they *can* […]

7 Photographers’ Perspectives on the #MarchforOurLives

On the days that news breaks of yet another shooting with fallen students + teachers + loved ones, my mind quickly drifts to ‘Will this ever happen at MY kids’ school?’ I imagine what that looks like; what that feels like as a parent. I don’t want to think about it, but my mind goes there anyway. […]

The Podcast for Photographers

The Making of the Intentional Documentary™ Podcast

We’re fully ready for the Intentional Documentary™ Podcast to go LIVE on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Not gonna lie, it feels GOOD. We’ve got episodes in the queue for sound editing, mini mags, and new guest convos brewing. In the meantime, I want to share all the external (and internal) stuff that’s happened behind the scenes […]

Awesome Things to Know in Documentary Family Photography February 2018

In the spirit of unity + community here’s a round up of all the things happening in the Documentary Family Photography Community in February. Note from our Founder: Hello, Friend! As we inch our way into February, I’ve been reflecting on celebrating what our little, growing genre has built up so far. I sent out […]

Simple Pictures with Big Backstories of 2017

I’ve been using the phrase “simple pictures with big backstories” for a while now. Those 5 words were a 2017 divine download and could not sum up the MARIE in my work better. This has meant less emphasis on well-rounded technical skill and has anchored me in the best way. I’ve let go of trying […]

17 Reflections in Marketing + Memories + Life from 2017

My apologies if this gets a bit long – it’s a bit of a journal-esque share. 1. Humanity trumps everything. I teach you to be more of yourself in your communication and I got lost in the shuffle myself in 2017. The root cause: doing too much, too fast. My shares came from a place […]

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