MEMPHIS, Tenn. — You’ve heard the saying, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. A Germantown photographer took those words to heart, hoping to uplift families by photographs during the coronavirus pandemic for donations.
Christen Jones calls them Front Porch Sessions and wanted to let families know you can still capture moments of joy during this difficult time. It’s also helping her because she’s usually taking photos of weddings right now. For 13 years, Jones has captured important memories with her camera, pictures of weddings, babies and family photos. Now her schedule packed with weddings has been pushed back, giving her lots of free time.
“Why can't we remember these times? Why can't we bring joy to kids?” Jones asked.
So, she started front porch sessions, capturing happy family moments during an unusual time. A time where some family members are away from home, serving on the frontline at hospitals.
“I think we forget these medical workers and people on the front line. It doesn’t stop when they come home,” Jones said.
Things haven’t been easy for Jones either. Photography is her main source of income. But families like the Millers have stepped up, giving donations and words of encouragement that things will get better.
“How she's able to tell a story with a photograph is a real blessing to us,” said Matt Miller.
Jones said she enjoys hearing everyone’s story.
“Have people look back at this time and it not all be bad memories,” Jones said.
If you are interested in Front Porch Sessions visit christenjones.com.
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