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Life In Michigan

Join us as we dive into Michigan's vibrant music, beer, and travel scenes. Tune in to our podcast, 'Fans With Bands,' for an immersive audio experience!

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a better champion of all things Michigan, especially the rock music scene! Armed with that ubiquitous beard, camera and infectious energy, Chuck has been to countless shows documenting the rock music scene in Michigan. His electrifying photos really capture the live energy of our shows. He’s a true master of his craft!


Kristin and Eric – Warhorses (Detroit) / Ladyship Warship

Freelance Photographers

Through his photography, Chuck skillfully freezes moments in time, crafting narratives that speak volumes. He doesn’t photograph weddings unless you’re a close friend or family. You will find him shooting festivals, conferences, parties, or music performances. When he is not at a gig, his other passion is capturing Michigan’s culture and landscapes. Dive into our gallery, experience our shared adventures through Chuck’s lens, and keep an eye out for Brenda’s equally captivating shots!

“Life in Michigan has been an outstanding member of the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce! Having their presence at our events, along with their excellent photography, has been a true asset to our community. We receive great value from their coverage of all the things we are doing in Chelsea, and love having their positive energy around!”


Terris Ahrens, Executive Director, Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce



Freelance Writers

As freelance writers, we do more than just share stories on Life In Michigan. We also contribute to a range of other platforms. Discover our engaging articles in the Michigan Brew Trail Magazine and with organizations like MSHDA, where we’ve developed a thought-provoking series on homeownership programs. Follow Chuck’s journey into the music world as he provides album reviews, concert coverage, and artist interviews for Metal Wani and Loud Hailer Magazine. 



We’re the creators and hosts of ‘Fans With Bands.’ In each episode, we create a platform for bands and fans alike to delve into discussions about music, life, and anything else that sparks interest. We understand it’s not always easy to connect with your favorite bands during a show or online, so we bridge that gap, fostering deeper conversations between fans and bands.


Start Your Project With Us

Ready to bring your project to life? Shoot us an email at info@lifeinmichigan.com with your project details and budget. If it aligns with our expertise, we’ll dive right into discussing how we can collaborate.

“I regularly work with social influencers and the Marshalls are among the most dedicated and passionate. They are not simply passive observers, they commit themselves wholeheartedly to whatever project they’re involved in or event they’re covering. They willingly get their hands dirty and are eager to be a part of whatever is going on or needs to be done.”


Dianna Stampfler, President, Promote Michigan



The Life in Michigan Curators

For more about us, please visit our individual pages. 

Brenda Sodt Marshall

Brenda Sodt Marshall

Michigan beer enthusiast, history nut, writer, and mother.

Chuck Marshall

Chuck Marshall

Photographer, Writer, Michigan Beer Enthusiast, Traveler, and Music Fan

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