The Preservation Project by Marie Masse

The Preservation Project

Start a habit practice to see more of what matters in your day-to-day, document it well, and to use what you record to connect with those you care for most.

“I’ll document my story / edit those photos / make my album LATER, because I’ve got too many must-do’s today.”

I get it, but come on. Does later ever come?

Rarely.

You deserve better. Your loved ones deserve better.

Imagine having a sacred practice where you FEEL
what matters most in your life... not just at the weddings and funerals.

Imagine a practice that helps you notice & respond to the tiny stories of your life in your day-to-day—starting today.

People in our community often have ONE or more of these sore spots:

  • You’re living in document-everything mode out of fear of missing a moment… resulting in 27 versions of a moment NOT actually important to you.
  • You don’t mean to, but you find yourself emulating OTHER photographers out of subtle influence to “be a better photographer’ and be included in the community.
  • You’ve got photo overload or stacks of kids’ artwork, mementos, etc. — you know you need to *DO* something with, but consistently put it off.
  • You’re feeling the unpleasant weight of loss + change, being “busy” ALL the time, and feeling like time’s flying too fast.
  • You haven’t documented “enough” or “well enough” for yourself or fam. You have kids leaving the nest soon and haven’t recorded your family stories in YEARS. Or, you’ve recorded milestones + portraits more so than the LIFE in your life.
If *any* of those are you, KEEP READING.

What + how you document should start with PURPOSE and HEART, not "Will this be a great photo?"

Start a habit practice to see more of what matters in your day-to-day...

... to document it well, and to use what you document to connect with those you care for most.

Spend 6 delightful weeks on light, story-evoking & managing activities to BETTER 
repurpose the stories of your life with intention + purpose.
YES PLEASE, I'M IN!
“I’d expected TPP to be more like so many other photography related courses I’ve taken, with a lot of assignments and photos needing to be taken. It was a pleasant surprise that that was not the focus.” 

- Nicole Miller-Cline

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN TPP:

  • The Intention Reset video series: an intro to TPP’s 5-part framework and prompts for introspection + intention setting (Lifetime access)
  • 5 Guided Focus Weeks for implementation using TPP’s Core Foundation elements: Observation, Preservation, Expression, & Connection.
  • The Playbook: a gorgeous, 85 page, print-ready PDF to use as your story well + action plan that you can keep forever ($149 value alone!)
  • Bi-weekly emails for the 6 weeks for accountability + a weekly story.
UNEARTH MY STORIES

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL DO. YOU’LL:

  • become more mindful of the moments you love, but currently don’t SEE + FEEL when in the moment, because #life. YES, we all experience this — me included. With TPP, you’ll start expecting them, watching for them, and noticing them on the daily.
  • check off a few past + living memories off of your to-remember list.
  • save your photos + writings from getting lost in Digi-Neverland.
  • allow your preservation pieces to be a vehicle of connection with those you love the most (you know who they are).
I'M SO IN! REGISTER HERE.

A DEEPER LOOK AT YOUR NEXT 6 WEEKS:

As soon as you join, start here:
THE INTENTION RESET VIDEO SERIES

Before you take action on the framework,
get your story straight. Why are you here?

These bite-sized videos explain each of TPP’s Core Foundations, so that you can see what’s possible and better set your weekly intentions before you begin.

This way, when you’re at the top of each Focus Week, you’ll know exactly what to do to make YOUR Preservation Project a success. (because it’s not one-size-fits-all)

Once you set your intentions, you'll take action to unearth, record, and repurpose the stories in your life!
As you listen to the Intention Reset videos…

(which you’ll complete in about the same time as you’d spend watching This is Us, except better, because This is YOU)

YOU'LL WORK THROUGH THE PLAYBOOK.

This keepsake PDF deserves to be printed if you can swing it. If not, use it digitally or as a guide with a new journal dedicated to TPP. Either way, USE IT as a container for all your stories, ideas, plans, and more. 
GIMME THIS PLAYBOOK!

The Playbook includes:

  • Action Menus + Doodle (Planning) Pages for each part of TPP’s Framework
  • Plenty of reflection questions to help you set intentions
  • The Intention Checklist to keep you accountable
  • The Real is the New Perfect Exercise with 25 pages to host your stories of the people, places, and experiences who matter
  • Extra links + resources to help you along the way
This Playbook could easily sell for $149 ALONE and it’s included when you join TPP.

Next up, you'll begin the 5 Focus Weeks...

PART 1: OBSERVATION
Practice paying better attention to one area of your life to refresh + enhance your mindfulness to see more worth documenting. 
PART 2: PRESERVATION
Record one thing you want to remember (with your camera, video, or in words—however it feels right). 
PART 3: EXPRESSION
Decide what role you want your preservation pieces to play in your life + take one small step forward, so that it’s not lost in Digi-Neverland. 
PART 4: CONNECTION
Use your Preservation Project to connect well with someone who matters, surprising them with pure delight, in one of many ways you’ll learn inside TPP.
PART 5: CULTIVATION
Repurpose an old story to create new stories in your life or for your business!
This is my favorite part.
START THESE HABITS NOW

Friend, you get to shape your Preservation Project how you want — your lens, your pen, your way — by choosing one small action to focus on each week.

Choose something so small, you could roll your eyes at it. Choose simple, because THAT, my friend, is how you sustain your Preservation Project™ long-term.

While the initial 6 weeks are set to a weekly pace, you get to show up for your Preservation Project on your own time + you're developing habits that will last a LIFETIME. Plus, you have lifetime access to the content.
START NOW

“Connecting with my sister on a level that we hadn't connected on since becoming adults—talking about the details and putting them in a more permanent format helped begin the healing process.”

— Dreama Spence

SO, ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PRESERVATION PROJECT, YOU’LL HAVE:

  • A CLEAN SLATE for how you see + document your life better than before
  • A RELIABLE system you can do on repeat with ease (and enjoy doing again & again!)
  • Stronger CONNECTION to the stories, people, and experiences of today or have already ended
  • FREEDOM from that “grow, grow, grow” hurry through life noise
  • A renewed sense of PEACE from all the whiplash change, loss, and even gains we experience in life
  • TRUST in yourself that you’ll remember what matters - few moments are a one-hit-wonder (you don’t have operate in fear, trying to remember it all)
  • A sustainable way to find your CENTER whenever life gives you lemons (like therapy, but free!)
  • A repeatable process to intentionally document your life BETTER, with ease
SOUNDS LIKE A DREAM. I'M IN!

YOU *MAY* EVEN:

  • Tap into a “remember when” that comes with a side of pride + accomplishment as you reflect on your journey or
  • Reach hashtag #preserved an under-your-nose, but unnoticed HIGH-VALUE story from your life or
  • Start a Legacy Box to update for yourself or for your kids when they leave the nest or
  • Save a collection of your Grandma’s best recipes + your Grandpa’s childhood stories or
  • Dive into treasures deep inside your family history or
  • Those trip photos in 27 different folders? #SORTED (keeping the pictures that actually matter, not just digi-clutter)
  • or, my fave, richen a relationship with a thank-you-for-the-memory conversation.
YES HELP ME DO #ALLTHEFUNTHINGS!

The Preservation Project was created to help you develop habits that make you AWAKE for your life... recording the stories is a bonus.

All of that, for just $39.
SERIOUSLY? I'M IN!

SO. DECISION TIME…

Will you wanna remember your season as another segment in The Hurried Life series... behind the laptop, 27,432 photographs of other people’s stories, trying hard to reach the next level?

Or, will you wanna remember…

… the sound of the food sizzling on the BBQ with your friends

…the silly voice you make for that one line in book you’ve read 
(and re-read 1000 times) with your kids at night?

…or the gifs you sent to cheer up your client who became a really good friend?

YOU CAN HAVE BOTH.

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ONE OR THE OTHER.
HERE'S TO SAVORING BOTH

Testimonials

“The things you think about are at a different level than other classes. They’re not superficial. They involve critical thinking skills that get you to dig deep within yourself.”
Caroline Collins
 “People don’t think they’re gonna miss parts of their life. The Preservation Project is about awareness of those moments you’ll miss, so you can DO something now. It’s about less photos, more quality.”
Pam Dubasek
“The Preservation Project helped me pinpoint the things that are “important” and memorable vs the things that aren’t. It helps keep me accountable for the things that really matter.”
Kelly Wagner
“In the work of photography, it’s easy to get bombarded with ideas from everyone else. My goal has always been to be my own self.

DOCUMENTARY IS VERY PERSONAL.

To dig deep and think about a feeling or story, THEN choose when to click the shutter has been very freeing + I’m a better storyteller too.” 
Dreama Spence
“Before TPP, I felt flustered and a little lost. Now, I feel calm and collected and have an action plan going ahead.”
Alex Finn
“I'd expected this to be more like so many other photography related courses I’ve taken, with a lot of assignments and photos needing to be taken. It was a pleasant surprise that that was not the focus.”
Nicole Miller-Cline

Hi, I'm Marie Masse and I'm kind of obsessed with personal stories with good reason:

As ambitious creatives (that's you + me!) on a mission to serve others with our unique gifts, it's easy for us to SAY we value the stories we live through the years, but often: our actions don't back it up.

“WHO HAS TIME TO SLOW DOWN & THINK ABOUT MEMORIES?!” I hear you.

What if, your STORIES, can be part of a daily celebration that nourishes YOU + the people who matter most?

I'll help you become more aware of when what matters is happening, so that you can RESPOND in a high level way… and use those stories to do wildly awesome things! 
START NOW

I CONFIRM AND AGREE THAT:

  • I know this is a self-study EXPERIENCE with a guided framework. To get the most out of the experience, it’s up to me to participate fully.
  • Marie is leading the conversation and focus weeks / ideas, but this is not a ticket for unlimited feedback 24/7 through her inbox, or her brain.
  • I understand that The Preservation Project™ experience is non-refundable.
  • The Focus Weeks will be full of ideas, but it’s up to ME to pick an idea to implement and I will NOT expect to move mountains in 6 weeks.
  • I feel GOOD about this investment and am EXCITED to get started!
LET'S DO THIS