Jessica’s Boudoir Sesh sneak peeks – Jacksonville Boudoir Photography

Jess and her mom came to meet with me sometime last year about photographing her upcoming wedding.  She told me that she was going to be working very hard to lose some weight before her big day.  Well of course we all say that as we’re planning our wedding day, but she really meant it.  For valentines day I ran a special on boudoir sessions, and she told me she was so excited to do a sesh like this, but that she was going to wait until she dropped a few more pounds.  Well that she did!  In total she’s lost OVER 5o pounds!!!!  I am so proud of her.

For the session, she had her sis come do her makeup (which was SO HOT), and she picked out several outfits that we could play around with.  It was a day of dress up, makeovers, loud music, and some wine.  We had a total girl day, and it was SO much fun!

Rarely do we share boudoir sessions.  They are of course private for the man whom intended for.  But Jess has an amazing story, and we’re all too proud not to share.

So here’s her story:

“I learned from an early age that the easiest way to comfort yourself was through food.  It’s always there when you “need” it!  It took about 9 years, but I had officially gained 101lbs from the weight I was at age 18.  I never saw myself as fat or gross but I knew I was VERY unhappy with my weight.  I always remember hearing the saying, ” A moment on your lips, forever on your hips!”  But for some reason it didn’t “click” in my head!  I also remember haring the bible verse, Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart!”  So… I figured that if I involve Jesus and pray for him to give the willingness to eat right and exercise it has to work!  And it has!  I have stuck to my food plan of 3 meals a day.  No sugary foods.  2-3 healthy starches per day.  Lots of fruit & veggies!  I go to the gym 3-4 times a weeks.  Lots of cardio!  I ran my first 5K a couple months ago!  It feels so good!  I had to buy a new wedding dress!!!  Also, to see myself in these amazing boudoir photos is the best gift I could ever give myself!  Much less, my future husband!”

 So here is a “before” pic that we took at their e-sesh:

And AFTER!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 Responses to “Jessica’s Boudoir Sesh sneak peeks – Jacksonville Boudoir Photography”

  1. Jessica!!! My BFF!!! My eyes are tear-filled! I am so proud of you and I can’t tell you how inspirational you have been to me and countless others! I love you! These pictures are amazing! Congrats!
    By the way, the 3rd is my fave!

  2. Amazing story & gorgeous pictures! What an inspiration! ….and of course you couldn’t have picked a better photographer 🙂

  3. Jessica, I am an old friend of Tonya’s, in fact my grandmother baby sat her when she was little. So you might say I have know her all of her life. I am amazed at her work and it touches my heart to see that through her work that she can inspire beautiful women to achieve such milestones that you have made.
    Congratulations on the new look, you look amazing. Congratulations to you and your future husband. May your life together be happy and beautiful.
    Sissy Cofield.

  4. Wow, Jess! Even as a good friend of yours, I never knew ‘the story’. It brought tears to my eyes to read–then actually see what you’ve accomplished. Amazing! I am SO proud of you! Love you!

  5. You have always been beautiful inside & out at any size!
    I didn’t think you could ever become a better person than you already were, but you proved me wrong. Through your successful weight loss & being in love, you are a much brighter person. You feel the room with pure delight.
    I love you so much & I am so very proud of you!

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