Photo by Donna Abbott-Vlahos


Hi, I’m Mike De Socio.

In my work as a freelance journalist, photographer and speaker, I tell true stories about cities, climate change and the LGBTQ+ community.

My work has been published in Slate, Bloomberg CityLab, DigBoston, USA Today, HuffPost and the Albany Business Review. I cut my teeth growing up in New Jersey — reporting on Hurricane Sandy and the Jersey shore.

This Is What I Do

Multimedia Journalism

I’m a reporter, writer and photographer specializing in business, urbanism, climate change and the LGBTQ+ community. I tell a range of stories from news and features to profiles and long-form pieces.

Portrait & Wedding Photography

Capturing life’s most important stories is what drives my work as a wedding and portrait 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.