. . . a tea & crumpets story

When you give a little one permission to play with the fancy dishes, she will want to get every since dish out. Laney was certain, her tea party would not be complete until she had nearly every cup and saucer on the table.DSC_8042


Mommy, Daddy, and Dolly joined the party. And as Laney  pretended to poured each of them a cup of tea, she made ‘sssshhh’ sounds. Too cute!



Laney was the perfect tea and crumpets party host!


Finding Back My Zing

 As the photography laid quiet for a long time, I had grown scared of being overwhelmed by it. I also grew scared to go it alone as Jennifer had become one kick ass partner in crime. And although I hate not having her by my side, I have accomplished two session this week without her.

I am working hard to find back my creativity. I am relying on staring at image after image I find online and in magazines. I am looking at things that had inspired me prior to Jen getting sick. And for new ideas that will unleash my brain.

Monday, it was my surroundings, an adorable little lady who wore clothes to die for. Yesterday, the wind, hair, and a skirt on a new mommy who looks fantastic having given birth so recently. As i watch the weather, hoping for a light rain to work in, I hope for even more creativity. Kids splashing in puddles and someone willing to play in the rain is not out of the question for me and my camera.

I have stories to tell through my camera again. And I am hoping to find many who will allow me to get my business launched again and tell their story. Hopefully in time, Jen can join me again. … but until then it is just me, my camera, and hopefully some creativity. I need you to hire me. Not only for financial reasons, but for my love of camera and my need to be creative again.


 I am finding back my zing!

…..an Avery story

The last time I took Avery’s pictures was February 2017.


And boy has she grown a ton.

She loves to sing with her mommy “Let It Go” and “Girl On Fire.” And she keeps herself moving so much, I find I have a hard time keeping up.


Thank you Beining Nursery & Landscaping for allowing us to taking pictures at your beautiful location. And Bailey’s Blossoms  for the flowered skirt and red and black plaid dress.

Once Upon A Holiday |Holiday Baking|

With the Holidays approaching, many will be baking up their holiday treats with their family! I recall when my children were small and we baked and decorated cookies together in the days following Thanksgiving.  Sometimes I think more  cookie dough ended up on the floor and in our tummies than in the oven.  Those times sure go by fast and I wish I had more pictures of those wonderful times together.

Whether you are spending the holidays baking with your children, picking out a Christmas tree, or even gathered all at grandma’s decorating, let So The Story Goes Photography capture those precious moments for you.

That New DSLR [that came with a lens]

So you purchased that new camera!  And went all out and got, not only one, but the two lenses that came with it! You had to have that zoom so you can capture all the great football plays from your seat at your son’s game.  Now that football season is here, it is time for you to take pictures exactly as you dreamed. Well not quite!

I have heard the conversation so many times “this camera is junk”  or “I must be doing something wrong.” You become frustrated as all your pictures are either too dark, blurry, or both. Soon you will put that dream camera with the long zoom into the bag it came in and put on a shelf in the closet thinking maybe when you have the time you will figure it out.

And the camera stays there until your son’s high school graduation. Again you take it out thinking maybe since it is inside the bright gym, you will succeed in this must-have moment. And when your pictures turn out less than you had hoped, you are thrilled that the school photographer captured him getting his diploma. But in the back of your head you are thinking “What a waste of money this was.”

So what does that school photographer have that you don’t?  Well to start she has knowledge of her camera. Those numbers that appear in your view finder have meaning and without understanding them, you may find you aren’t able to capture great images time and time again. But also she has a lens that not only zooms but also is capable of zooming in without closing up the lens to a smaller opening.

If you look into your lenses you got with the camera and zoom in, you will see the circle of light gets smaller. Thus now your images are dark because there is less light getting into your camera. But also your shutter is slowing down and that will make your images blurry.

When the time comes to purchase a lens that will allow you to take pictures in those darker settings, look me up and I will help you find the best option in your budget. I would link you now, but as with cameras, what is available today, will be gone tomorrow.