In preparation for Christmas cards, we did a family photoshoot with our friend, professional photographer, and former SMA mom: Ashley Jones. She brought her assistant/husband Kyle along as well. They drove up from Atlanta just for the occasion, and because they love Nora. Ashley has photographed Nora several times in the past.
Jaime arranged the shoot location, which was a christmas tree farm far outside the city. The guy who runs it was pretty cool with us being there, and wouldn't take a dime when I tried to compensate him.
The day of the shoot was like the worst possible weather. Freezing, windy and of course, raining. Somehow it stopped raining just long enough to get a few shots though. Because Nora was wearing a dress with leggings, in-between shots, we covered her with thick blankets. Nora was amazing and patient as always and never complained throughout the shoot.
We will be posting the final shots sometime after Christmas.
I also posted a new video of Nora recently, If you haven't seen it yet, check it out. Remember to give it a "thumbs up" and subscribe to our channel.
goodentree /ˈgo͝odənˌtrēˈ/ noun
derived from our last name: Gooden and the idea of a family tree We came up with the name after we made the decision to start a family (have a child). When Nora was born and diagnosed with the terminal disease SMA, her story quickly spread, and goodentree became established.