Seeing My Childhood in Her Childhood

We used to spend days on end up at the family cabin in Baldwin, Michigan. My parents bought this quaint, little cabin in the middle of the woods on a lake when I was just a baby. It is not luxurious. It’s a simple mobile home trailer attached to a garage-turned-living room. This heaven to us is cabin living at its best in Pure Michigan. We are a quick drive to several area lakes including the big, Lake Michigan. You cannot get bored up here and it’s also the finest escape for serenity.

How this photo is iconic to me:

Seeing my daughter run through the kitchen, rounding the corner where the fridge stands, and heading back to play flooded me with childhood memories. Looking at this photo is Iconic to me, because I can see myself in her shoes. I can feel my hair flying back from running through that very spot when I was a girl headed out to play. I can smell the musty, cabin smell. I can feel the excitement of adventure that only a child knows. I can taste the up north, Michigan air just looking at this photo.

Also, I highly encourage you to take a quick peek over at this blog post next: My Photography Pilot Light that Keeps Burning. This post has more photos from this trip to the cabin and is exactly what the backbone of Fearless and Framed represents. This particular weekend is one that confirmed my vision for taking on sessions of only this nature.



Camera Data: 1/200 f/1.4 ISO 2000 50mm Canon 5D Mark III

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Marie is a documentary style photographer based in Michigan. She is also the proud Founder of Fearless and Framed. Marie is the wife to David and mom to Kendall and Levi. She doesn’t sleep much, because she’s always dreaming.

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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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