Donna Jones, Wife, Mother, Paraprofessional, and a Giver!

Meet Donna.  Isn't she stunning?

Donna and I crossed paths at a local MOPS meetup. (Mothers Of Preschoolers) It was obvious right off the bat that she was special.

Donna is an elementary school paraprofessional in Shelbyville.  She's been married to her husband, Jamison, for 5 1/2 years.  He works in Vandalia as a corrections officer.  They have two children ages 2 and 10 months.  (I mean holy cow! Two kids that young and she looks like THAT??) In addition to that busy schedule, Donna also runs her own home business promoting the company, Thrive where she dedicates her time to helping people get healthy and lifting their spirits

As if all I have mentioned weren't enough, Donna has started a charity for cancer patients and their families going through chemotherapy and radiation.  She provides care packages for the patients to comfort them and provide them with some needed items and a few goodies. The charity was started not long after her own mother passed away from cancer recently.  She decided to turn her grief into good.  The charity is called GOLD (Gifts Observing Lourdes Depew) in honor of her late mother.  You can learn more about GOLD here!
 

Donna was a little timid about coming in for her photo session but she soon found she could relax and really enjoy herself.  Not only did she relax but we were able to produce some stunning images to lift her spirits, impress her hubby, and to use in the near future for headshots for her programs.

 "(I was concerned that) I wouldn't be able to relax enough to model...We laughed and had fun. She (Ashley Reida) made it easy to relax and enjoy my session. She takes beautiful photos and is so easy to work with!" -Donna Jones (wife, mother, paraprofessional, and founder of GOLD)

"(I was concerned that) I wouldn't be able to relax enough to model...We laughed and had fun. She (Ashley Reida) made it easy to relax and enjoy my session. She takes beautiful photos and is so easy to work with!" -Donna Jones (wife, mother, paraprofessional, and founder of GOLD)