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I invite you to
A Transformational Portrait Experience
for 40 Women Over 40 in 2024

Let's celebrate who you are, right now, with an empowering
magazine-style photo session!

Entering it's 5th year of creating inspiring imagery of women in their second act,
be one of the 40 amazing women I will photograph in 2024
and be featured in an exhibition-style event at the end of the year.


What's it all about? YOU!

Too many women over 40 feel invisible.
Yet, we are too experienced to not be heard and too beautiful not to be celebrated.

I'm here to change that !

It’s time to start a conversation about the beauty of aging and to embrace the confidence of finally being comfortable in your own skin. Together we can celebrate who you are right now and change the way the world defines aging. We can lift and empower those that are coming up behind us.
Join me on this adventure to share the common bond of being 40 and over.

Why Over 40, Why Me, and Why Now?

I took my photography business full-time after turning 55, and I wanted to create something about women in the second half of their lives. I know how empowering it can be to see yourself in photographs and I wanted to give this very special gift to all women to enjoy.


From 2020 through 2023, I photographed 190 women over 50.  It was such a magical and transformative experience for all involved that I decided to do it again in 2024 for women 40 and over!


Through the 40 OVER 40 Project We Can...

  • Celebrate that beauty doesn't diminish with age.

  • Highlight your character, wisdom and spirit, and redfine what it means to be a woman today in the second half of our lives.

  •  Be empowered with beautiful images of yourself. 

  • ​Celebrate your beauty and appreciate every scar, every line, and every gray hair (or not!).


Whether you feel invisible, empowered, or somewhere in between, know that you are loved and needed and you are important! 

We intend to disrupt & transform the way we are viewed (or forgotten) by the media and society by creating beautiful images and real stories of ourselves.

Who Can Participate?

All women 40 and over are invited. I have photographed a wide variety of women of different shapes and sizes; women with different tastes, from different backgrounds, and with different views of life.

The Jana Marcus Photography experience is an exciting, pampering, indulgent adventure, custom tailored and focused on YOU! 


My passion is to take the every-day woman and give her an unforgettable magazine-style photoshoot experience.

Think about how you want to be captured, what does your legacy look like? It's about so much more than just "taking pretty pictures."  My hope is for you to  truly reconnect with yourself, and to see your beauty and spirit the way others already see you.

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How much does it cost?

This unique, luxurious experience
is just

What does it include?

  Your $499 Session fee includes:

  • Pre-Shoot Consultation to design a session just for YOU! We'll plan how you want to be photographed, what outfits you would like to wear, etc.

  • Professional Hair & Makeup.
    Camera-ready custom make-up application and hairstyling by our professional on site make-up artist - you will feel amazing!

  • Fully guided photo session with up to 3 wardrobe changes.

  • Portrait Reveal and Ordering Session  where you can view all your beautiful images from our session and choose which images and products you would like to purchase. 

  • Additional image credit ($500 value) included when you purchase a Portrait Collection (Collectons of 6 or more start at $2000). Retouching services included.

  • Featured in our annual magazine and exhibit-style celebration to take place when all 40 women have been photographed.

  • Membership in the "Over 40 VIP Lounge" on Facebook

Sessions are limited

Fill out the form below for a free consultation and to reserve your spot or

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Why should I do this?

  • To have an empowering and transformational experience!

  • Create legacy Imagery that you're proud to share!

  • Share your thoughts with other women and the world!

  • Redefine what beauty means in the second half of our lives!

  • Gain Self-Confidence!

  • Reclaim an aspect of yourself that you thought was gone forever!

  • To inspire other women to appreciate themselves!

  • To learn to love the woman staring back at you in the mirror!

  • To learn that loving yourself is anything but selfish!

  • Celebrate YOU!

Take a look at everything include:



Custom designed photo session just for YOU, including the look and feel of your session and planning your wardrobe and styling.




Camera-ready custom make-up application by our professional on site hair and make-up artist.
Whether glamorous, natural or refined, it's all up to you.




You will enjoy a fully, expertly guided photoshoot.

Not feeling photogenic? Nonsense! It is not your job to be. I've got you! It is my job to connect and make you comfortable, to show you in your best light with flattering posing.
Get ready to rock this!




About a week after your session we will review the best images from your shoot in person or via a video meeting online.

If you purchase a portrait collection you will receive an additional complimentary image ($500 value).




We offer a variety of beautiful products for purchase - from wall art to albums to folio boxes – to store and display your new images, all exclusive handmade in Italy.



Showcasing Your Portrait

Your image and thoughts will be showcased so we can
share with the world how fabulous you are.

  • You will be asked to share your thoughts about being a woman over 40.  This may include a video interview or answering a written questionnaire about your thoughts on aging.

  • Your interview answers and portrait will be published:

    • In the annual photo publication magazine of the 40 Over 40 for the year. 

    • At an exhibit-style celebration at the end of the year.

    • Shared on my website and social media for studio promotional purposes.​​


  • You will be asked to sign a model release for your images to be used.

  • Before and After makeover photos may be shown.

  • Other conditions may apply.

"I cried joyful tears when I saw my photos! I was dreading looking at them because I hate looking at my image, I'm so critical. But damn! Jana made me actually love my image! 
Jana is an amazing photographer and I really did have so much fun! Thank you, thank you!"

–Tiffany C.


You deserve the best!

"I am dedicated to having people fall in love with themselves again –right now, this very moment.  There is nothing more powerful than seeing yourself in a beautiful image, and you deserve that!"    – Jana

Jana Marcus is a multi-award winning, Master Photographer in the California Bay Area, and an accredited associate of The Portrait Masters


With a focus on portraiture and headshots, Jana offers a style of contemporary fashion-inspired images that give her clients the experience of  participating in, and owning, images of themselves that are magazine quality – helping them to feel beautiful, empowered, and brimming with a sense of self-value.


Jana's portrait sessions are designed to celebrate everything about who you are, on the inside as well as the outside. Her mission is to create the most beautiful images you have ever owned and for you to see the confident, strong, and beautiful person your family and friends already see in you.

Read what clients had to say HERE

Sessions are limited and booking up fast.

Let’s have a quick chat about including you
in the
40 over 40 Portrait Experience today
Click the Consultation button below to schedule a free phone call or fill out the form above.


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