. . . a waiting for baby story

After Laney was born, Kayla wasn’t sure if it was in the cards to have another baby. But she knew for sure, she wanted to be in better shape, than she was when she was pregnant for Laney.

Bike, dumbell, squats, walking….Kayla does it all! She also keeps close eye on her nutrition. As a rep for Advocare, a nurse at Bluffton hospital, and her mom owning the gym, Fit For Life, Kayla has been successful in having a healthy pregnancy. Baby Brooks is due in early June.

 

. . . 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!

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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.

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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.

August-Back To School Photography Special $19.95

Best session price of the year! Because BACK TO SCHOOL is expensive!

So in a few weeks, the school’s hired photography company will come in to take pictures of your children.  Little Billy and Susie will be sat down in front of a blue background and given 30 seconds of camera time. After snapping off ONE picture, they will say “NEXT” and their back to school photo will be done until spring. Unless of course your Little Billie or Susie didn’t smile or blinked, then you will get another 30 seconds in a month or so.

And then you will be sent these photos in a big envelope with an order sheet where you can purchase these prints you really don’t care for and pay a ridiculous price for prints. And for the next 6 months that picture will hang on your wall until you replace it with the school’s spring time 30 second session photo.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could be there during the session to make sure Little Billy or Susie has their hair combed? Or maybe have a background that isn’t like all the hundreds of other schools kids that came before them? Well here is your chance!

To schedule your August-Back To School Session for the low price of $19.95, click here and we will see you Sunday, August 14 at the Ottoville Park!

ADDED BONUS – By supporting So The Story Goes Photography – You shop local. And local dollars help your community and neighborhoods grow!

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To schedule your August-Back To School Session for the low price of $19.95, click here and we will see you Sunday, August 14 at the Ottoville Park!

Sessions may also be used for families or multiple children. One session per family please. If any sessions are remaining on Saturday, August 13 and you would like a second or third session, we will open those session up.

The Maag Kids | A Family Story – Lifestyle Session |

Tabitha is one of my daughter’s friends from high school. Over the last few years I have watched as her family has grown size. A couple weeks ago, Tabitha and her husband Ryan have added Avery to their family. I enjoyed meeting her and playing with the boys!

Bryant has grown to like his little sister.  But still is very much mommy’s baby boy.

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Brayden is mommy’s little helper.  He met me at the door, and showed me my way in.  When I asked him if I could take his new sister home with me….he said “Yes.”  But to his credit, he was distracted by his movie on tv so he may not know what he agreed to at the time.

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And sweet Avery seems to have her days and nights messed up, so she slept most of the time I was there.  She resembles her big brothers while still looking like a little princess.

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I think these three will be the best of friends as they grow and into their adult lives.