2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Anita
“When you like what’s on the inside, it begins to show on the outside.“
Tell us about yourself, Anita!
I enjoy reading, though I don’t get to do it as much as I use to. Watching movies, hanging with friends, and road trips are some other downtime favorites.
How did you come to understand your inner beauty?
What parts of your story can you share to help women to understand their own beauty?
Tell us about your experience with the photoshoot?
I had a wonderful experience at the photoshoot. Brandi has a way about her that helped me relax. She has such a kind spirit that comes through when she speaks with you or gives direction during the shoot. I’m that person who prefers to take the picture rather than be in the picture, but Brandi helped me push past my discomfort and enjoy the moment.
Leading up to the shoot, Brandi had asked if I was excited. I couldn’t get excited because I was too nervous thinking about my imperfections and how they would come across in the photos. I was pleasantly surprised by how hard it was to pick the two for the blog. I wasn’t expecting to have so many favorites! Brandi truly has a gift.
The shoot meant a lot to me because it was one way I chose to step outside of my comfort zone. Even if I hadn’t been selected, I would have considered it a win simply because I submitted an application. As I stated previously, I prefer behind the scenes. I don’t consider myself shy or an introvert, just more comfortable when the spotlight is pointed in the other direction. Being selected was a nice surprise. I was afforded an amazing experience that will serve as a reminder that I can push past my comfort zone with a smile.
Anything else you’d like to share that may be helpful?
If you choose to take the leap, just enjoy the experience – from beginning to end and every step in between. Don’t over think it, just be yourself through out the entire process. From the choosing of your wardrobe (be as outrageous or as simple as you want), to selecting your location (your living room, the fire department, Walmart aisle 6, oh my!), to giving your genuine smile (not practiced) during the shoot… just have fun!
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.