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Bold Beautiful Perfect: Krissy

By Brandi Stage / April 20, 2020

Bold Beautiful Perfect Krissy, Gulf Coast   “I no longer spend my energy on frivolous things like comparing myself to others or feeling guilty for not meeting impossible standards.” – Krissy   Tell us about yourself! My name is Krissy and I’m a wife, step mom, dog mom, hairstylist and big hearted Cancer soul from…

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Bold Beautiful Perfect: Corianne

By Brandi Stage / April 13, 2020

Bold Beautiful Perfect Corianne, Bay St. Louis / Gulf Coast   Today on the blog, enjoy a beautiful essay written by our selected BBP candidate Corianne!   Life as the “big girl” 13 years ago, I weighed over 350 lbs. For most of my life I struggled with my weight.  I was always known as…

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Bold Beautiful Perfect: Jessica

By Brandi Stage / April 6, 2020

Bold Beautiful Perfect Jessica, New Orleans   “When we get caught up with what other people have, we forget how blessed we are.” – Jessica   At 32 years young, Jessica is living her most fabulous life.  She and her husband celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in January and they have 2 beautiful girls (Keelie…

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Bold Beautiful Perfect: Rochelle

By Brandi Stage / March 25, 2020

Bold Beautiful Perfect Rochelle, New Orleans   “When my outer beauty was stolen, I came to understand that true beauty comes from within.” – Rochelle   One of the things I loved most about Rochelle is her passion for helping others. She runs 2 daycare centers and loves encouraging teachers to mold the minds of these…

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Brandi Stage Portraiture’s Charity Recipients

By Brandi Stage / March 7, 2019

2015 BSP Charity Recipient, Sharon Merrill: The first year’s recipient was my Uncle’s wife, Sharon, who was sent to Hospice after a long battle with cancer. I could see that this was a very special and challenging time for her and her family as they spent their moments sharing memories and their love for her.…

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The Experience: More Than Photographs

By Brandi Stage / January 27, 2019

Clients often say to me after they’ve come to the studio that it was an amazing experience for them and that EVERY woman should do this for themselves. Incredible! Although their reasoning for coming may be different, the experience isn’t. Many women come to look and feel beautiful, to have fun, to share in a…

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A Client’s Story: The Beautiful Shawn Gremillion

By Brandi Stage / January 15, 2019

Shawn called the studio one day and asked me to photograph her because she said she needed to find her worth again. Little did she know she she was in for a big treat! We pampered her socks off making her look and feel like the gorgeous star that she is!! She’s granted me permission…

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My Why

By Brandi Stage / December 27, 2018

I am often asked how I got started as a photographer. My answer is that I’ve always been a photographer, but was a hobbyist most of my life. It wasn’t until the Lord spoke to me and told me to do this that I began my education with the New York Institute of Photography and…

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A Look Back: A Year of Photographing the Covers for Gulf Coast Woman Magazine

By Brandi Stage / November 12, 2018

This past year has been an amazing journey photographing the covers of Gulf Coast Woman Magazine. The opportunity has stretched me as an artist in ways that I don’t think would have happened in other way. I’ve been able to work with an extraordinary team full of talent at GCW, the talented make up artist…

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Roses and Peonies, Oh My!

By Brandi Stage / September 9, 2018

Goodness! How do I describe my excitement about this photoshoot??? Martha Butler, The French Potager, in Downtown Bay St. Louis, MS came for a personal branding session and it was like a dream for me. Imagine! My studio was filled with GORGEOUS roses (my fav) and peonies…but that was not all! As if that wouldn’t…

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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.