Category: Documentary Projects

The Best of 2019—Marie Masse’s Tiny Stories

January 2019 We did what we swore we never would: we bought a house that stretched our finances to where we don’t have the money to make this house a home. We don’t like the inside of our home. Most days, it’s fine. We moved here for the nature, not for the house itself. Some […]

Sara’s Story Sparked by Being a “Grandma’s Girl”

My childhood summers were spent at my grandparents beach house. It’s really on a river, but we call it, The Beach House. I have many fond memories of summer at that house. I’d wake up to the sound of waves crashing and seagulls chirping… I learned to drive with my grandfather, I learned to crab, fish and even […]

Make Your Loved One’s Story Come Alive In Grief: Lora’s Story

“I’m a photographer. How do I NOT have pictures of my dad? I had plenty of posed photos, but nothing that captured HIM as I know him. It was a sick feeling,” said Lora Wallenstein, participant of The Preservation Project. If you’ve ever experienced loss, you’ve feared the strong feeling of your bond weakening over time. […]

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“We Can Too” Breastfeeding and Down Syndrome

This group of mothers wanted their story told and asked me for help. They want to show health professionals in Ireland that: It’s possible to breastfeed babies and children with Down Syndrome. A few statistics on breastfeeding in Ireland: “Current exclusive breastfeeding rates in Ireland on discharge from maternity hospital are 46.3%. (Sourced: Breastfeeding in a […]

Ease Clients into Documentary Photography with Their Front Porch

I’ll never forget the day when we were handed the keys to our home. A tiny piece of metal that held so many milestones and future adventures. Responsibility and adulthood. That key signified contentment and commitment. It was probably one of the greatest acts of the love I had at that point, shared with my partner, […]

The Car Project: a Collective

Can you imagine the kind of raised-eyebrow, side-eye you’d give someone who told you they were going to climb a mountain in stilettos or bathe in baked beans? I got that thrown at me more than once when I mentioned I was taking part in The Car Project: a collaboration between two Aussies and a Kiwi […]

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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 […]

A Photographer + Her Husband’s Adventure to Naomi’s Village in Kenya, Africa

It all started in January 2017. My husband and I were in Encintas, CA, walking along the beach. We were both so incredibly happy to be close to the ocean, for the change of scenery from the mountains in Colorado. We were so happy to be warm, to have the time to walk next to […]

A Story of Devastation + Miracle in the 2017 California Wildfires

Yesterday at 11am I got a call from my brother in law, Pasquale Mastantuono inviting me to document some of the story at Safari West. Located in the hills of Santa Rosa the 400-acre private wildlife preserve was in the direct path of the destructive and deadly Tubbs Fire that swept through the area on […]

An Annual Family Photo Session to Spotlight Cerebral Palsy

I want to share a story with you. A special one. Special. Special needs. Special needs family. What does this mean? Why is it important to share the stories of special families? Well because they are among us. They’re our family, friends, neighbors, and classmates…. By sharing their stories it helps bring awareness to their […]

Go on an Adventure While Volunteering Your Documentary Services with a Non-Profit

Balancing being a mom of three girls and growing a business makes for a pretty busy life. But this summer I found myself with a unique opportunity – all three of my girls, 10, 12 and 14, were going to be away for 3.5 weeks at sleepaway camp. This was going to be the longest […]

Choosing a Photo Project You Can Commit to

The past 12 months or so just happened to be all about projects. I love how they keep me accountable for documenting all the important stuff happening around me. I really just wanted to give up the desperate feeling of where my next client was coming from and whether they like my style and to […]

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