2021 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Jessica
“Embracing the parts of my story that could have destroyed my faith has instead has made it stronger. Are there are things I’d like to have happened differently? Of course! But by walking through the valleys, I’ve discovered a faith that has saved me from despair.”
Tell us about yourself, Jessica!
I’m a 53-year-old child-at-heart still learning so much about life and living. I grew up in southwest Louisiana and love everything Cajun -music, food, and culture. I got married late in life at 42 and enjoy traveling with my husband. My favorite place is my backyard hammock, and I enjoy learning about new cultures and philosophies.
How did you come to understand your inner beauty?
I didn’t come to understand the beauty of who I was until just recently. When we become our most authentic selves – which we often discover after sorting through childhood trauma, identifying unmet expectations, or removing unrealistic expectations – we become the confident beautiful women God created us to be.
What parts of your story can you share to help women to understand their own beauty?
Discovering who you are can often be surprising, frightening, and refreshing at the same time. My journey to discover who I am outside of the roles society has imposed on me has taken a long time, but it has opened the door for a much more authentic relationship with God and others. Embracing the parts of my story that could have destroyed my faith has instead has made it stronger. It has taken time and effort, but I am happier today than I have ever been in my life. Are there are things I’d like to have happened differently? Of course! But by walking through the valleys, I’ve discovered a faith that has saved me from despair.
Tell us about your experience with the photo shoot.
Being selected certainly was an honor, and participating in the shoot was a wonderful experience. I’m coming to value experiences that push me out of my comfort zone more now than I ever have.
From the moment I arrived to meet the makeup artist to the final photo, I was treated with dignity and able to have fun during this amazing experience. It was wonderful, from start to finish. Everyone associated with this project is top-notch and made this experience especially meaningful. Thank you!
You are more beautiful than you know!
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International Award-Winning Portrait Photographer
Brandi Stage is an international award-winning portrait photographer based in Bay St. Louis, MS. She creates an exceptional magazine-style photo shoot and timeless heirloom portraits for women, men, children and pets in her studio or on location.