Modern Glamour for a Beautiful Newlywed by Flower Mound Photographer Lisa McNiel

Wednesday, February 3, 2016




* Hair and Makeup by Kelley Curry

Jessica is a fellow Valley Center, Kansas "Fightin' Hornet" and she and husband Wade traveled from Wichita to visit friends in Dallas, and have a photo session.  It was a joy to meet them and our visit reminded me of a little of what I love about the people in my hometown. :) She is witty and sharp and if you click the word, you can see her blog!


Here is an interview with Jessica:

What does beauty mean to you?  To me beauty is happiness and originality.  When I see someone joyfully marching to the beat of their own drum, I think that is beautiful.
On a superficial level, I think old Hollywood movie stars are beautiful.  I love reading about the metamorphosis average girls underwent at the old studios to become movie stars.  My favorites are Carole Lombard, Jean Harlow, and Elizabeth Taylor.


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When do you feel most comfortable in your skin?  Being comfortable in my own skin is something I have struggled with my entire life.  I am now 34, and I think I am the closest I have ever been to truly achieving this.  I feel most comfortable when I am laughing.  Like that kind of laughter that makes your face hurt and people look at you strangely.  I love that feeling.
I also feel most comfortable when I am out in nature.  I live in downtown Wichita, so I make it a point to drive somewhere in order to fill my eyes with trees and animals as often as possible.


What do you like most about being a woman?   
I kind of enjoy being underestimated.  Its challenging to be a woman, but I delight in proving the people that underestimate me wrong.


Tell me your story
I was born and raised (well not born exactly because its too small for a hospital) in Valley Center, Kansas.  I have lived in the Wichita area my entire life.  I currently live in Old Town with my husband Wade and my pug Henry.  I have a blog that I occasionally update called Its Jess!.  I spend my free time playing with makeup, and daydreaming about owning 10 pugs.  Someday I want to publish a novel about my time spent working as a legal courier and process server.


What do you think was the biggest turning point in your life?
I guess one of the most defining times in my life came after what I like to call my country western year.  I had a pretty rough year about 5 years ago, and after that I decided it was time to make some serious changes.  Over the past 5 years I have lost and maintained a weight loss of over 100 lbs.  It was unbelievably difficult to do, but I am very proud of myself for starting.  But it wasnt just working on losing the weight that I am proud of accomplishing,  I also spent a lot of time working on myself, and learning to really love and appreciate myself.


Please finish the statement. I am the person who
Can be counted on to say something inappropriate.
Tell me about a goal you are working on.
My current goal is to work on coming out of my shell.  My word of the year for 2016 is hatch.  Im hoping to write more and just put myself out there more.


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4 comments :

  1. OMG!! Jessica you're so beautiful! Lisa is talented too, but her subject matter is awesome!! Thanks for sharing these!! You bring tears to my eyes bwith your beauty! Love you, Aunt Rhoie ❤️

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  2. What else can I say but I love, love this girl! She is the light of my life and I couldn't have asked for a better daughter! ��

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  3. Jess, you are one of my favorite people!!

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  4. Gorgeous gal! Wonderful pics of a marvelous young lady! (Inappropriate comments and all!) 😉

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