Jones Family

Jones Family
November 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Priceless Memories

We had shared before how a dear friend had given us an incredible gift of a photo session to have our family pictures made. Even though I'm a crazy scrapbooker who's always taken up to hundreds of pics a month, we hadn't had family pictures professionally done since before Brayden was 2. I know...but when you have a tripod, I thought I'd do them myself! Little did I know what we were missing out on. We were very excited to meet Mindy and she went out of her way to work with us in a safe environment for Brayden. Even though Brayden was Neutropenic and losing his hair fast, it was that day or it would have to wait until January. We just felt such an urgency to get this done. So with masks, alcohol spray and distance between us and everyone else, we went to the local walking trail for a beautiful Saturday morning to get our pictures done. Mindy really captured some beautiful moments of us just being a family together.

After seeing some initial sneak peeks on her blog, we were overwhelmed. Then after seeing the final gallery Friday night, I was overcome with emotion. We may not always be able to afford to do this, but I'll be sure we do it as often as we can in the years to come. What an amazing opportunity and now we have no idea how we'll decide which pictures to get. For now, I can't stop looking at them. She's captured Brayden's innocence and his love, his caring heart for us and for Hershey and how he hugs with all that he has, his determination, (especially when throwing a football!) his love of nature, and our love for him. Truly amazing.

We wanted to share a few of those with you - thank you, Mindy! Be sure and check out her beautiful work! For now, I'll go back for another look and more tears of these priceless memories that you've created for our family!


  1. I just adore the picture of you and Hershy.I'm glad you're happy in the pictures.I hope you and Hershy are both happy.That picture makes me want to cry.I hope you join us again at ACA.I hope you can bring Hershy to.I miss you soooooooooooooooooooooo much.your friend Isabelle

  2. Wow. Wow.
    What great photos.
    Somebody give B a big rock solid for me!!

  3. I love your new blog look for fall! Gook luck in Little Rock today!

    I shared your pictures with my family because they are sooooo good! They turned out so beautiful and I already told you I shed tears over them as well. Mindy captured such emotion and beauty in those photos.

  4. The pictures are precious. I *love* Brayden's smile, especially with Hershey. The pictures will be worth so much for many, many years to come. Love you guys!!! Amelia

  5. Hi Brayden! My name is Lindsay. I am Isabelle Johnston's friend. She's told me all about you and she prays for you every day! Press on with full endurance.
    May the Grace of God and his abounding love greet you with every morning. Psalm 138:1-2, "I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; bfore the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word."