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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2022 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Romy

By Brandi Stage / August 9, 2022

“We find strength from within as we internalize the immense love that God has for us!”   Tell us about yourself, Romy! I was born in Colombia, South America, and I traveled between the US and Latin America until I joined the US Army at the age of 18. I feel that rich cultural experiences…

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2020 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Renae

By Brandi Stage / August 2, 2022

“I’ve learned that beauty can be the scar on your knee when you fell as a kid. Beauty is the mark that life leaves on us, all the kicks and caresses. Beauty is letting yourself LIVE and LOVING yourself!“   Tell us about yourself, Renae! I’m a 40-year-old wife and mother who has a passion…

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2021 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Christy

By Brandi Stage / July 26, 2022

“Inner beauty is the ability to handle whatever the universe throws at you with grace and dignity”   Tell us about yourself, Christy! On October 25, 2020, the life I had known for 33 years vanished in an instant. First, my husband Michael of 33 years died of a massive heart attack. All of the…

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2022 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Lynn

By Brandi Stage / July 19, 2022

“As I get older, the more I understand that beauty comes in many different ways; inside, outside, in your eyes, in your smile, and in your heart and soul with the selfless giving of yourself every single day.”   Tell us about yourself, Christiana! I am 57 years old and live in Gautier, MS. I’ve…

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2021 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Jennifer

By Brandi Stage / July 12, 2022

“Rejection isn’t an obstacle; it’s just part of the journey.”   Tell us about yourself, Jennifer! I’m an author, college instructor, and mother of two teenagers.   How did you come to understand your inner beauty? I think inner beauty is a spark that’s fueled by a combination of curiosity, openness, and empathy. The ability…

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2021 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Melanie

By Brandi Stage / July 5, 2022

“We need to love the skin we’re in and be kinder to ourselves.”   Tell us about yourself, Melanie! I wear many hats: I am a proud military wife, a singer and performer, a teacher, a cat mom, and a pageant queen! I’ve been married to the love of my life, Clark, for almost 12…

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2021 Bold Beautiful Perfect: Rachel

By Brandi Stage / June 28, 2022

“Inner beauty means knowing yourself at your core, pushing through rough times and bad hair days, and having faith in what lies in store for you.”   Tell us about yourself, Rachel! I’m a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and creative sprit. I enjoy using my creative side to entertain my kids, create photographic memories, write articles…

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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.