I had never met Brandi before I sat down with her for this project. From the moment she walked in the door, I swear she brought the sunshine with her… literally, the clouds moved away and the sun shone through the windows almost spontaneously when she arrived. Talking to Brandi was so easy. She was so open and outgoing and she exuded no insecurities what so ever! To say that she is a happy and playful person is an understatement. The photo shoot was so much fun. I don’t think I have a single shot of her without a smile on her face. She had so much energy; she literally danced around the studio the entire time. Her positivity and light- heartedness was contagious. During both the interview and the photo shoot she laughed, and I laughed. We both laughed… a lot. By the time she left, it was hard to believe that I had only known her for a couple of hours. I look forward to having another opportunity to work with Brandi; she is truly a radiant person.
SDE: Give me a brief description of yourself and what is important to you.
BRANDI: I am a dancer and a passionate family oriented Christian woman. I would describe myself as being a generally happy, patient and driven person. I don’t often need outside motivation to achieve my goals. I believe in hard work and I strive to live my life in such a way as to be faithful, easy going and focused in all that I do. I hope that those closest to me would describe me as an outgoing optimist with a playful and positive spirit. Besides dancing, I love to play, eat, watch movies and be out in the sun. My priorities in life all revolve around family. When I am ten years down the road I want to be surrounding by laughter and love shared with my husband and children.
SDE: Describe what makes a person beautiful in your opinion.
BRANDI: I think being beautiful can be a lot of things. The most beautiful qualities in my opinion are; patience, humility, selflessness, kindness, faithfulness and passion. I also find well-placed ambition, leadership and God- fearing passion to be rare and beautiful qualities in someone.
SDE: Briefly describe an experience that you have had that caused you to recognize unique beauty in yourself or someone else.
BRANDI: My brother is an awesome dad to his four kids. I am always amazed by his patience, playfulness, love and the focused attention he gives to each of them. For me, I can’t think of many things more beautiful than to watch someone step out of being an irresponsible kid to being an absolutely selfless and extraordinary parent.
SDE: Do you have any fears, phobias or inner struggles that you feel are holding you back in certain areas of your life?
BRANDI: I have a really hard time speaking my mind when I feel like it might ruffle feathers. I very much want everyone to like me. I obsess a bit when I feel like someone takes issue with me.
SDE: Tell me something fun about yourself that doesn’t often come up in everyday conversation.
BRANDI: Well, I seriously love ice cream; it is a struggle for me to not eat it everyday. Oh, and I have been to China!
SDE: Tell me about something or someone who takes your breath away or causes you to stop and be thankful.
BRANDI: I am thankful for my nephews and my niece. They have taught me to love in such a big way. They often take my breath away when I think of the blessing they have been in my life. Just being with them brightens my day, no matter what!
You can find Brandi’s interview and photo shoot in issue one here.
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