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2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Anita

By Brandi Stage / June 1, 2023

“When you like what’s on the inside, it begins to show on the outside.“   Tell us about yourself, Anita! I’m a family-oriented mother of one beautiful daughter and a “GiGi” to her fur baby. I enjoy family vacations that usually include my mother, my sister and her two children along with me and my…

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2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Darlene

By Brandi Stage / May 25, 2023

“On the days I struggle, I remind myself ‘whenever you feel unloved, unimportant, or insecure, remember to whom you belong.’“   Tell us about yourself, Darlene! I’m a wife, a grandmother, a mother, and a provider of care in the health care system as a Nurse Practitioner (NP). As a NP, my passion is guiding…

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2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Misty

By Brandi Stage / May 18, 2023

“It was through the pain and struggles that I discovered my self-worth and start seeing the real beauty inside of me.“   Tell us about yourself, Misty! I am 42 years old. I was born in Illinois and raised in Selma, AL. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart Joseph and we have…

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2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Windy

By Brandi Stage / May 11, 2023

“I know God loves me unconditionally and He made me beautiful in His own image.“   Tell us about yourself, Windy! I was raised in the panhandle of Texas, between Lubbock and Amarillo. We did not have a lot of money when I was growing up. I was one of those kids who got the…

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2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Leighsa

By Brandi Stage / May 4, 2023

“Your outer beauty may capture eyes, but your inner beauty will capture hearts.“   Tell us about yourself, Leighsa! I have always been a free spirit consumed by wanderlust. It has led me down many “adventures” in life, not the least of which has been having five beautiful children and watching them grow into outstanding…

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2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Charlotte

By Brandi Stage / May 2, 2023

“I find beauty in bedhead, flaws, blemishes, and crooked smiles. I do not need the perfect pose or every hair in perfect place to be beautiful.“   Today we are honored to share this beautiful essay by our Bold Beautiful and Perfect, Charlotte! In 15 days from this writing, I will be a senior citizen…

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2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Liz

By Brandi Stage / March 18, 2023

“You don’t have to have perfect hair or be a size 2 to be beautiful. You are your own person, uniquely created by God himself.“   Tell us about yourself, Liz! I am an award-winning, multi-time Amazon international best-selling author, the owner and CEO of Hoop Cares LLC, a senior concierge business providing transportation and…

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2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Jill

By Brandi Stage / March 11, 2023

“My life was a roller-coaster ride filled with fear, abuse, drugs, abortion, interracial marriage that divided our family, then more abuse… but thanks for God’s grace and mercy, I no longer have chains binding me.“   Tell us about yourself, Jill! Since I was a small child, I’ve always believed that someone was watching over…

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2023 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Tracy

By Brandi Stage / February 7, 2023

“After many years of questioning my worth, talents, outer beauty, and my ‘different-ness,’ I finally realized that the things that made me different did not make me flawed.“   Tell us about yourself, Tracy! I am Tracy Daniel-Hardy; an educator, caregiver, wife, community servant, non-profit board member, story-teller, author, blogger, and self-proclaimed “fixer.” I am…

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2022 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Jennifer

By Brandi Stage / August 16, 2022

“Be fearless in your desires and dreams. Dreams can become realities with prayer, encouragement, and hard work.”   Tell us about yourself, Jennifer! My name is Jennifer Leigh Gilbert Bracey. I am married to my amazing husband Larry, and we have three beautiful children and one gorgeous granddaughter. We also have six rescue fur children…

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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.