MARIE'S TINY STORIES Archives - Dangerously Good Stories

Welcome Elevate Your Voice book reader. (If that’s not you, this is the book I’m referring to) Dearest reader, I hope the stories from our anthology have invited you to play with your own story. These are some photographs, as promised, from my chapter Build the Life You Need. I love visuals and am a […]

Build the Life You Need – Elevate Your Voice Book

As excited as we were to move to South Carolina (from Michigan), unraveling the life we’d built, so far, was a big deal! Writing a welcome letter to the new homeowners of our “forever home” was so cathartic that I suggest writing this welcome letter even if you’re not actually moving! . why write a […]

Write a Welcome Letter About Your Most Treasured Home

Personal Storytelling About Your Home

Ever wonder what to do with all your personal stories—beyond memory-keeping, photographing, scrapbooking, and sharing them out into the world? Think of your tiny, personal stories as little guides, custom-made just for you… Oh man, if you haven’t tried this, you’ve got to start asap! In this article, I’m showing you the ropes to use […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Stories with the DGS 5-Part Practice – Apple Tree Story

How to Process Your Stories with the DGS 5_Part Practice

What would you do? Levi tends to strip down and drop his clothes wherever—inside out 90% of the time. The inside-out part drives me INSANE. Idk. I feel like I’m doing everyone a favor by keeping up with the laundry… the least they can do is drop off the clothes “inside right” (🤔😆) as I […]

War of the Laundry

“Marie, grab your camera. You’ve got to see this!” I barely hear from my husband at 4:45 a.m. His heightened tone drew me from my sleep. I follow him to the kitchen to see this: Kendall’s (3-years-old) snuggled on top of lovey (her favorite blanket) in the middle of the kitchen floor—surrounded by clean dishes […]

Kendall’s Kitchen Party After Midnight

What was your Top Tiny Story of 2020? By that, I mean: What’s your top story that moved your heart and changed you in expected and unexpected ways? A story that’ll stick with you forevermore and defines: MEANINGFUL? I know… loaded question! I’ll go first. Marie’s Top Tiny Story of 2020 For me, it was […]

How to Find Your Top Tiny Story of 2020

Top Tiny Story of 2020

In 2015, I was hired to mentor another photographer, Khalilah, in Hawaii. I’d never been to Hawaii, so this was a trip of a lifetime to begin with! What I didn’t expect was for Khalilah to say something that’s stuck with me to this day… We were on a highway and approaching a tunnel through […]

Words from Oahu on How to See

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 […]

Simple Pictures with Big Backstories of 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 […]

17 Reflections in Marketing + Memories + Life from 2017

The moment I said ‘yes’ in the decision to move south, there was a pang that felt a lot like loss among the excitement of adventure. If you knew me in real life, you’d know I’m an easy going, go-with-the-flow kinda girl. I LOVE new + change. Still, when I love something hard, I have […]

Gaining Closure of a Life Change Through Making Pictures