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    Putting others first

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Even as a young girl, Emily McDougall found satisfaction in making others happy. That calling to serve led the wife and mother of two from Gulfport to enter the medical field, where she worked for six years — helping patients find answers and resolve issues daily. “I know now that […]

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    Faithful and focused

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Vicki Rosetti-Applewhite is constantly asking “why.”  She’s especially curious about what motivates people, what keeps them up at night and what problems they’re struggling to solve.  “I am a helper and a fixer,” says the owner of Core Strategies, a sales consultancy firm, “so solution-based selling comes fairly naturally to […]

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    Reversing roles

    At age 81, Ruby Daniel remains the strongest woman her daughter knows.  “Although she looks rather frail and fragile, she can still outwork me,” Tracy Daniel-Hardy says of her mother, who grew up in a farming family. “She moves much more slowly than she used to but still has great endurance.” Now a primary caregiver […]

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    Woman of substance

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Starr Chapman sees in each new day an opportunity to do something remarkable.  And as partner/manager of Rum Kitchen restaurant in Waveland, she performs plenty of extraordinary feats — many of which are edible.  “There are so many wonderful flavors in this world,” Chapman says, “and combining them and creating […]

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    Bringing the flower garden indoors

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Most women love flowers, but few are as fond of them as Martha Whitney Butler.  From designing jaw-dropping headpieces for a charity fashion show to bringing the “wow” factor to weddings, the proprietor of the French Potager, a floral, gift and antique shop in Bay St. Louis, elevates floristry to […]

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