Photo by Donna Abbott-Vlahos


Hi, I’m Mike De Socio. I’m a storyteller.

I’ve been telling stories all my life. I started as a photographer, but now I use written words and microphones, too, to tell true stories that matter.

I have told stories for NPR’s On Point, Slate, The Dallas Morning News, DigBoston, USA Today and HuffPost. I cut my storytelling teeth growing up in New Jersey — reporting on Hurricane Sandy and the Jersey shore.

This Is What I Do


As a reporter, I write everything from news and feature stories to profiles and long-form pieces. I also work with photography and video to tell rich multimedia narratives. I’m most interested in stories about urbanism and transportation, business, food, climate change and the LGBTQ+ community.

Portrait & Wedding Photography

Capturing life’s most important stories is what drives my work as a professional photographer. Whether it’s the Big Day or just any old day, I strive to tell the story of the most important people in your life.

Story Coaching

I offer coaching to storytellers looking to up their game or learn the ropes. Have you dreamed of winning a Moth StorySlam? Giving a wedding speech that your audience will never forget? Using storytelling to make you a more effective business leader? We’ll work together to find and tell your best stories.