May 9, 2023

Gena's 40 over 40 Story

I do everything I can in my corporate leadership role to mentor and build up other women! This movement is another avenue to share how wonderfully made women are at any age!

My eyes

I will be 50 in June, but more than that, I want to share this experience with other women who are being the super hero in their family!

Growing up and in my early twenties I let other people and society put me in a box. I never felt I belonged in that box. When I finally realized that I control how I show up and who I show up as, I gained a ton of confidence and began to love myself.....flaws and all! Being myself and doing what I love is all it ever should have been about!

Love is not always all you need!


My friend and mentor Brenda. She always believed I could do anything, and challenged me many times in my career to do things that were uncomfortable. I grew tremendously from those experiences and learned to value the failures and celebrate the successes along the journey.

I love Monat hair and skincare products! My hair has never been really full and lush, but since I have been using Monat I love my hair again!

Exploring my beauty through another person's eyes.

39 new friends!

Passionate. Driven. Determined.


My braces! I am hoping they don't distract the intended outcome of the photos.

Giving birth to my second child. It was fast, easy and I got a lot of attention from the nurses for having her naturally. They made me feel like superwoman! Just being a mom.....makes me beautiful!

When I started back to school to get my doctorate after 20 years!

You can participate in the next round of the 40 over 40 too!  Celebrate you and share your story, your wisdom, your strengths and your beauty while proving that there's no shame in aging!  Click to learn more and apply today!

About the Author Amy Paris Jackson

Amy is a professional portrait photographer in NW Indiana. She specializes in glamour and boudoir photography because she takes great joy in empowering women of all ages and sizes to look and feel beautiful. She also loves watching her clients’ self-confidence, self-accept, and self-love re-emerge during their photoshoots as they see how truly beautiful they are.

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