This beautiful mother of two has discovered a new view of herself - she is beautiful and sexy!

Jessica was our very first woman to participate in our 30-women-over-30 portrait series. The purpose of this portrait series is to show the world that no matter what age, shape, size, story… every woman is beautiful and deserves to feel that way EVERY SINGLE DAY! Jessica wanted to have her portraits taken as a way to celebrate reaching a significant weight loss goal and what better way is there to treat herself!

This gorgeous lady is a hard working mom and wedding photographer. She started her career capturing newborn photos but quickly realized that her real passion was in weddings. Jessica has two beautiful children, as well as 2 cats and 4 chickens! She loves spending time with her kids and taking them to fun places like arcades and mini golf. Her all time favorite meal is Prime rib, loaded baked potato and asparagus (YUM!) but also loves being adventurous and going out to try new foods. When she has a moment to relax, she enjoys snuggling up in a warm blanket and watching a good movie.

Although, like many women, she is still dealing with some insecurities about her body, Jessica has worked her butt off, literally, and lost almost 40lbs and says she feels amazing! She believes that through this hard work she has been able to find herself and realize that she is sexy. I love that Jessica has discovered this new view of herself and that she is choosing to celebrate it!

Jessica’s favorite inspirational quote is ‘Everything happens for a reason’ and we couldn’t agree more. This outlook on life is so humbling, it allows you to take a step back and see a particularly hard time in your life in a different light allowing you a chance to overcome things you might never have thought possible!

HMUA: Christen Gundersen of Makeup by CG