5 and a half years ago after years of chronic back pain I had a breast reduction. It took 8 months and weekly trip to nurses to heal after the stitches ripped open. I am now left with scars on both breasts, the largest scar measuring 5 cm long by 3 cm wide causing me to feel disfigured. For Christmas the next year I decided to do a photo shoot with lady luck for my fiancé at the time (husband now).
The amount of support Jennifer shows is beyond description. She left me feeling so good about myself that it started my love affair with her and the studio.
My son was born on March 5, 2015 via C-section after a very long stalled labour. At 7 weeks old he was hospitalized with a major bladder infection for 3 weeks requiring isolation for 2 of those weeks. I stayed with him for those 3 weeks.
My body really took a hit; hospital food is nonexistent when you are not a patient so I relied on my mother to bring me food, fast food being a staple. I gained back all of my pregnancy weight. I’ve spent all my time and energy with my son and my weight loss goals have taken a back seat.
I returned to work in December working midnight's at a hotel and I spend my days taking care of my son until my husband comes home to relieve me. I sleep about 4 hours a night and get up for work. I repeat the process 5 days a week leaving me exhausted.
I made the decision to do a photo shoot for my husband this year and as much as it was supposed to be a gift for him, it was a gift for me as well. I was in need of a reminder that I could be damn sexy no matter what my waist size was. That beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and if my son and my husband don’t care about my weight, why should I? It was time to embrace my belly and embrace my beauty.
Jennifer and Deanna helped me do both of those things and left me feeling amazing about myself. - Jessica