May 23, 2023

Alisha's 40 over 40 Story


To embrace and love this next chapter of my life.

Turning 40, and loving all of the things that come next!

I hope to feel empowered. I’m also extremely excited to meet the other women that are participating. There’s nothing like being in a room of powerful women to fill your inner cup with greatness. 

I’m excited that I’m taking this time out to honor myself. I hope that my girls see the photographs and feel proud and encouraged to always love themselves for who they are. 

sentimental quote from 40 over 40 campaign interview

Communication is the key to everything. 

It’s ok to let friendships go, some just fizzle away and that’s ok. There are friendships for different seasons, and that doesn’t mean they weren’t great or needed at the time, it just means they weren’t forever.  

My mother. She is my best friend, my mentor, my go to for all of the things. She has taught me to love God, and to love myself, among so many other things. I’m Incredibly thankful for her every day. 

40 over 40 portrait shoot

A good bra can make all the difference. Get the good bra!! 

On a dance floor, forehead to forehead, with Cliff looking me in the eyes singing to me, then giving me a wink telling me how beautiful I looked. I don’t even remember what I had on, or where we were , I just remember how beautiful I felt in that moment. 

When I hit 30, I completed all of my before 30 goals. I was extremely proud of myself. 

Thankful, outgoing, adventurous

Alisha and I shared a beautiful moment during the interview as she spoke about the significance of being present for herself as well as a role model for her daughters.  These moments are so heartfelt and touching that they always bring tears to my eyes.  Then, I was able to meet one of her daughters because she brought her to the portrait reveal.  It was a beautiful and empowering day! These moments fill my heart and make what I do fun and not "work"!

I'm humbled by all of the women who are courageous and vulnerable enough to participate in the 40 over 40 and I'm excited to meet another group of women since round 2 of the 40 over 40 Campaign is open!  Are you ready to celebrate yourself?  Learn more about the 40 over 40 and apply here.

About the Author Amy Paris Jackson

Amy Paris Jackson, the award-winning portrait photographer behind Amy Paris Photography, specializes in boudoir, beauty and branding in NW Indiana. Her mission is to empower women to fall in love with themselves—whether for the first time or all over again. With Amy, you don’t need to worry about posing; she expertly guides you through each session to ensure you look your absolute best. Seeing your beautiful portraits will boost your confidence and self-esteem, showing yo

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