The Photography Rule You May Have Broken

Ok, I’m glad that title caught your attention. There’s been a bit of a buzz in our documentary family photographer about following the “technical, photography rules” of a documentary photographer that takes on clients… what’s allowed in shooting, what’s allowed in editing, and so on. It pisses me off. The focus is in the wrong place. What you […]

ADHD sibling relationships

A Major ADHD Milestone in a Picture

I share a lot about our ADHD journey on Facebook, but not here. Very long story short, our son has ADHD (emphasis on the H) and it’s been whiplash to navigate—not to mention beforehand, with him living undiagnosed for 2+ years (being that he was so little). He was diagnosed just after his 5th birthday. […]

Photography Income and Intuition

Have you ever felt like you are on a hamster wheel with your photography business? Or maybe like a clone of thousands of other photographers out there, but you aren’t sure what you can do to break away from the mold? Maybe, you haven’t even given yourself permission to break away, because you simply don’t […]

17 Photos to Inspire You in Documenting Adult Men

Throughout various communities, I’ve seen photographers wish they could pose men better. Documenting adult men is a whole different ball game and, frankly, is pretty easy to do! I had a wild hair to challenge our FB group to photograph their husbands (or bestie). We’ve been saying for months that we don’t want our blog […]

Expression Through a New Home Owner Welcome Letter from the Seller

As exciting an adventure moving from Michigan to South Carolina was, it was a BIG DEAL to uproot the kids + say goodbye to the life we’ve built this far. It felt like a loss. Or a breakup. To help process how I was feeling on the goodbye side of things, I wrote a letter […]

The Master Light Guide for Storytelling Photographers

Light comes in all shapes and sizes and I’m pretty sure at some point you too have been frustrated by the lack of it. Especially when shooting indoors, light can cause tricky situations. There’s just so much to take into account: where’s it coming from, what kind of light is it and the age old […]

Proper Exposure – Purposely Under or Over-Exposing Your Photos

Do you rely on your in-camera light meter to toggle 0 (center) and tell you when your settings are going to produce a perfectly exposed photo? I used to. As my comfort level in shooting in manual mode grew, my ability to play with light when it’s uneven, extra bright, or seemingly not enough to make […]

12 Ways to Kick Your Photo Composition Up a Notch (When You Don’t Want to Pose Clients)

Have you ever been so captivated by a photo, not because of the moment or light, but because of the perspective? It felt like, “HOW did they do that?!” as you reflect on your own photos feeling kind of blah? Let’s breakthrough that feeling with some composition techniques specifically for us storytelling, documentary photographers. I’ve […]

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 […]

#058 – Summer Reflections + Q&A

This will be the FINAL episode hosted on the Fearless and Framed website. Moving forward, all episode show notes will be published under my new brand: Dangerously Good Stories. I love to reflect on transitioning seasons and invited you along as I reflected on my summer—hoping it’s a chance for you to reflect on the […]

#057 – Pat Flynn on Strengthening Your Inner Boss Skills + Creating Superfans

Today’s guest is Pat Flynn(!!!). Have you heard of him before? What a dream and a privilege and an honor to interview him, first of all. In case you’ve never heard of him, Pat is family-centric, wildly successful entrepreneur. He owns several successful online businesses. He’s a professional blogger, keynote speaker, and he’s published multiple […]

Ep. 56 Grieving My Biz Passion. Now What?

#056 – I’m Grieving My Biz Passion. Now what?

I have a feeling that you, too, may be carrying extra weight. No, not pounds on your body, but a heaviness on your spirit—maybe it’s a part of your identity, maybe it’s part of your business you don’t love, or how you feel in parenting or as a friend or son or daughter yourself. It […]

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