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Women Over 40 | Mechanicsburg Portrait Session

AFH Media's FIERCE Over 40 project has been so amazing. Our photographer, Jodi, has learned and grown so much since meeting all of these wonderful women over 40. When she started this project, she thought she was offering her clients a one of a kind experience to make memories and capture a time in their lives that many are forgotten. While all of that is still true, Jodi has found just as much joy and growth in herself as she has in the project. The women are all so different and all have a story to tell. The stories she's heard have helped her design a session unique to each individual women and hopefully, has given them each an amazing experience.

This week, we introduce you to Ilana. She's a 47 year old attorney and Philly girl who now resides in Mechanicsburg.


Woman over 40 before and after

START BY TELLING ME WHO YOU ARE? WHERE ARE YOU FROM? GIVE ME A SHORT BIO OF YOU AND YOUR LIFE.

I am a single 47 year old mom of 2 daughters (16 and 12). I was raised in Northeast Philadelphia by my mom and dad who are both retired public school teachers. After college at Shippensburg University attended law school at New England School of Law in Boston, MA. After law school returned home to Philly and started my career as a lawyer practicing mortgage foreclosures. Met my ex husband on an online dating site for Jewish singles. After marrying and having our 2 kids we moved to Greenvile SC in 2014. In 2019 after my divorce moved to Mechanicsburg to restart my law career now practicing debt collection. I am an active member of Girl Scouts as both my daughters are Scouts and am an active member of Junior League of Harrisburg. Love to read and watch tv. Favorite books are John Grisham and Faye Kellerman novels. Favorite tv shows are Amazing Race, Survivor and Greys Anatomy. Love to shop (but prefer to shop with friends who can tell me if something looks right or not) and hang out with friends. Looking for love but would settle for someone to spend the rest of my life with. Hope to someday to travel more and see the world.


WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING YOUR AGE?

knowledge


WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

my girls


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING YOU HAVE CHECKED OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST?

being able to buy a house on my own


WHAT TRAIT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

ability to listen



WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

losing my girls


IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

my height


WHEN, IN YOUR LIFE, HAVE YOU FELT MOST CONFIDENT, AND WHY?

when I was admitted to practice law in PA because I knew I would be a great lawyer


HAVE YOUR PERCEPTIONS OF WHAT BEING "ATTRACTIVE" MEANS CHANGED OVER TIME? WHAT DO YOU DEFINE AS ATTRACTIVE NOW?

yes. Being comfortable with who you are


We are halfway to our goal of photographing 40 women this year already! We'd love for you to be a part of this amazing project of capturing REAL women over 40 in Central PA.

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