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  • You found me! I’m so glad…

    A little about my biz, so you can start stalking ahead of the game:

    It's called BDphotography not only because it rhymes (tho' i am a Suess fan) or because those are my initials, but because they are also the initials of my husband, our two daughters and our son. without them, i'm nothing. they are the reason i do things the way i do. i LOVE photography and everything that comes with it. if i had the leisure i think i might just do it for free. in fact...in my head, that's just what i do. you don't pay for my service, you pay for the time i spend away from my family: planning, traveling, shooting, editing...

    But welcome to the {B}log! stop by often and you can keep up with my most recent adventures in photography, meet my amazing clients, and occasionally take a glimpse into my personal life, because what proud mama can resist a little bragging? i'm sure your family is just as fabulous as mine and the ones you will see here. i bet you actually prefer them to us, but you are biased :) either way, i can't wait to meet them! for now...kick off your shoes, have some more brownies, browse around, and make some silly faces. no one can see, but it's great practice for when i get my lens on you.

    { Bridgette Davis }

introducing hendrix lee {{ cincinnati ohio lexington ky newborn lifestyle in home photographer dog family }}

we all know my clients quickly become my friends and family. so when a beloved clienfriendsister batted her eyes and asked me to drive to lexington KY for a newborn session for her friend, i couldn’t say no. i’m so glad i didn’t.i had a great time meeting hendrix and his fur-brother and mom & dadobviously murray is used to being the only child and  isn’t ready to give up the spotlight any time soon:)hendrix will be so lucky if he keeps those blue eyes of daddy’sthis family portrait!!! <3 <3there are a number of reasons i prefer to come to you for your newborn session.  you’re more comfortable. you can sleep in longer. everything baby needs is within reach and you don’t have to worry about packing.  i can record the hard work you’ve put into the adorable nursery.  instead of props, i get to customize with items that are sentimental and personal, like your home decor.  and sometimes, i discover precious stuff like this- a gorgeous hand-painted gift that your talented friend made for your new baby with his name.  WhereTheWildThingsAre holds a special place in my heart, and I’m a sucker for personalization, and how freaking awesome is this artist?? i want one for my bronx boy.

so there – a few of my favorites. more coming your way Julie, thanks for choosing me! it’s an honor, and i can’t wait to watch Hendrix grow.  for now, wishing you all love, and good sleep.

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Francisco One Year {{ family photograpy lifestyle in home documentary fly on the wall cincinnati }}

over the last year, i’ve been developing another branch of my photography to grow with the families that i have the honor of working with.  ever evolving with a focus on connection, authenticity, and emotion is my goal.  i want “pause button for your life” to mean something- to reflect your real life, the highlights, what you want so desperately to remember, but if you’re like me, the memories fade too quickly.

mom and dad invited me to their home as they celebrated on Francisco’s first birthday.  what better gift than to record for him a real snapshot of his childhood.  here’s my fly on the wall perspective of them enjoying their tiny man, while he enjoys their attention and his favorite activities… watching the constantly changing neighborhood hustle out the front picture window, being chased around the house and of course, making mama smell his stinky feet. what a perfect little boy <3

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Oh Christmas Tree {{ cincinnati dayton morrow lebanon ohio christmas family session photography photographer }}

the chiltons are precious to me and my family- and the prime example of how photography has changed my life, and how God works everything for his good.  obviously there’s a lot to the previous sentence and i’ll be happy to tell you if you have the time one day but for now i’ll be brief.  this isn’t our first shoot together and it definitely won’t be our last.  but, gina said “i loooove this shoot.  the trees make me think of my mom and all that christmas entails. so special having that!!!”

 that’s more than enough for me.

to my {BD}family, i hope you all have more joy than you can handle.  thanks for a great 2015, can’t wait to see what you choose to let me celebrate with you all in the new year!

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hanging with the coopers again {{ cincinnati dayton connections love family photographer photography }}

if it wasn’t obvious from my first post about them {five years ago?!} i’ve always been smitten with eszter and her family.  over the years i’ve had the blessing of becoming good friends with her, antiquing and lunching together, doing yearly shoots with her dear jeremy and the kids, the fun surprise of learning they were adding another baby to the mix, attending her gorgeous baby shower, the honor of doing daniel’s newborn photos and meeting his grandma visiting from Hungary, recording her singing sweet foreign lullabies to him… there’s really too much photo goodness for me to share here without looking downright obsessed.  so i’ll update you all with only our latest session.  it may be good inspiration for you families that aren’t quite sure if it’s too much work to have professional photos done because you have a big family or twins or a preteen boy or a baby.  doesn’t eszter do such a lovely job styling them all? i’m convinced it’s effortless for her.  but you guys, it’s not just me. i recently did a newborn shoot for one of jeremy’s employees and before i had a chance to brag on the coopers, she was going on and on about how she’d worked with jeremy for years and couldn’t say a bad word about him.  what people say about you when you’re not around speaks volumes! i love looking back at their first session and seeing how much the kids have grown. adi is such a cool guy.  anna’s face LOL she’s going to be the most embarassed teenager. i love it.eszter! thisi think my favorite image of you ever. you look SO content. your heart is full, your family is complete, your man adores you. i’m just so happy for you!finally, if you just can’t get enough, and want a peek at what their cute little ginger’s newborn session looked like, kindly press the play button…

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on top of the world

“she’s sooo beautiful” i whined.
rachael replied in her native language {sarcasm} “oh, thanks. she clearly gets it from me”

**you wouldn’t be able to pick rachael out as her mom if there were three, or even one other mom on the park bench probably. rachael has gorgeous dark skin and dark eyes and hair. toe head elena has her daddy’s facial expressions and just about everything else.***

before i met rachael for elena’s newborn shoot, her reputation preceded her. like she could have her own show called Everybody Loves Rachael. she’s the kind of spirit that is just chill and go with the flow and happy and infectious. she has the biggest bright smile. she will lift you up in a time of need. especially a time like elena’s one year shoot when our balloons kept popping, and the very last one was swept off by the wind and got tangled in a tree and before i knew what was happening she was hoisting me in the air to grab it and save the day…. she’s a -save the day and tell you it’s NBD- kinda girl. i know her friends are so happy to have her. i wonder if she knows it? anyway, this image jumped out to me. i see rachael as calm and confident. if this image of elena, literally trying to fill her mama’s shoes at 3 years old, on top of the world with her hands on her hips isn’t rachael’s beautiful confidence, i don’t know what is. she looks so much like you after all, Rachael. 

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