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    Leading the way

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Beating breast cancer one screening at a time Radiologist says we’re making headway against disease Dr. Lisa Smith has an urgent message for women everywhere: Mammograms save lives. “Breast imaging is very important, and I truly consider it a privilege doing what I love,” says the radiologist — a partner […]

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    Designer of dreams

    Photography by Brian Pearse Photography As an architect, Leah Watters isn’t on the front line of any war, and rarely will someone in her line of work be called a hero. In fact, she knows her services are a luxury for most people — but they matter greatly to those who hire her. She’s creating […]

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    Passion and perseverance

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Makeup & Hair: Rachael Hollingsworth and Cody Shafer of Polished Salon & Spa Wardrobe: Grants for Her, Frankly My Dear Boutique, and Love Ivy Vastly different life paths led three exceptional women to the same destination: success. They are fighters, pursuing their goals with laser-like focus. They use their talents […]

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    Family first

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Even in their playtime, when they pretend to be restaurant owners, Kerri Paul’s children clearly consider her a role model. “My 5-year-old daughter sees herself as someday having her own cupcake bakery, and it’s the most fulfilling thing to see your child articulate such big dreams at such a young […]

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    Portraiture artist captures, creates beauty

    BEHIND THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: BRANDI STAGE PORTRAITURE MAKEUP: JACKIE MERLAU HAIR: THE MANE SALON BACKDROP AND ALL FLORAL ARTISTRY: THE FRENCH POTAGER   The images are exactly what those familiar with Brandi Stage’s work have come to expect: lush and lovely, yet bold and impactful. As owner of Brandi Stage Portraiture in Bay St. Louis, […]

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    Dynamic duo

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Wardrobe: Grants For Her and Lee Tracy You might call Trina Cuccia and her daughter, Chantelle Chotto, professional door openers. Those doors are figurative at first, as the pair remove obstacles to home ownership, but they become real when clients claim their keys at the closing table. Not all clients […]

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    The spiritual warrior

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Leah Tennyson Rodgers is a walking affirmation. From her jogger pants proclaiming “I am love,” to her Facebook page reminding followers that God is in control, the owner of Selah Yoga immerses herself in positive messages. Sometimes, she even pens them herself. “Poetry and writing lyrics are a favorite pastime […]

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