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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 }

so this is what maternity leave looks like {{ cincinnati dayton newborn photography }}

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today might be the first day we didn’t have visitors.  i thought i should probably post one of the MANY client shoots i have yet to share.  and i started to,  but then somehow i ended up doing this instead and i’m actually okay with that:)

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today you are 20 days old.  i won’t say 3 weeks because that just sounds too old.-108

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goodbye August.  thank you for teaching me to slow down, accept help from others and just breathe.

p.s. thank you for all the amazing support you all have given us!  the gifts and meals and kind words and lovin’ mean more than you know.

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Kelly - He is beautiful!! So glad you’re enjoying maternity leave :)

Nicole Elkins - I can’t get over how stinkin cute he is! Great great pics!

BD#5 has arrived!!!! {{ cincinnati dayton newborn photographer and proud mama }}

i was pretty sure he would never be here.  even when i was at the hospital and 7cm along, i still didn’t believe it.  but today he is two weeks old and i’m pretty convinced that he is real now.  in fact, i’m pretty attached to him.   i like him quite a bit.:) after 14 hours of natural labor and the most incredible water birth i could have ever imagined he is here.-1at one week i mustered up the energy for his first shoot.  my two favorite boys in the world: Bronx Ramsey and his incredibly handsome daddy.-7-57 lbs 15oz and 19 inches of pure sweetness.  he smiled thru’ half the session, little ham.-4-3-2his big sisters (aka 2 extra mamas) seriously cannot get over him.  i say the best way to describe them is Elmyra from Tiny Toons, “I want to love him, and hug him, and squeeze him…”-3-2-2of all his little parts, my favorite might be his little superman curl cowlick right in the front of his head.  if he doesn’t grow out of it, he will probably hate it.  i will always love it!  -2-1-2it’s funny.  with your first baby, you can’t wait for them to sit up, then you want them to hurry and walk, and you are dying to hear them talk.  with this third and final baby, we are so free to really appreciate every second of his being small.  in fact, BD daddy and I have decided to just try to keep this one a newborn forever.  i’ll let you know how that goes;)-6

oh, p.s. i take it back.  the cowlick is tied for favorite with those wrinkles right there above his right eye.  he does his daddy’s signature sarcastic eyebrow raise so much that those lines are still visible even when he’s relaxed.

happy two week birthday “mister”.  you are so so loved.

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SisnamedJen - what a precious BD boy! I love him already. Can’t wait to meet you Bronx!

Nicole Elkins - Bridgette! He is so precious :) I love these pictures and can’t wait for you to come up next month to take Kennedy’s newborn pictures. Hope all is well!! Enjoy that little man!

JIMEIKA - BRIDGE HE IS GORGEOUS AND THE PICS ARE ADORABLE!!! HE IS JUST PERFECT… CONGRATS

natalie - Bridgette – He is so gorgeous and your blog is GREAT! It’s fun to read and your photography is beautiful. Congrats on another gorgeous, healthy baby. Natalie

a mama and her boys

the three men in holly’s life did well this mother’s day by surprising her with a BD giftcard {yes, i’m that behind on blogging.  what’s new?}  

this means i got to spend more time with a family i love, and be part of a great gift, freezing this stage in holly’s life for her w irreplaceable images.  this time… when she’s young and drop dead gorgeous and has two blondies hanging onto her legs pretty much ALL the time.  pretty sure she wouldn’t change a second of it.  she’s a hot wifey and amazing easy going mama.  she’s a great friend, so easy to be around and respect and look up to and learn from, even if she is younger as she accidentally reminds me over and over again ;)  if there were an award for being most the single most excited and supportive in my life about our baby BD#5 {due in just one week!} i think it would have to go to her.  i can’t tell you how it feels to have that energy and love poured out on you, but i can tell you it’s exactly why she is my doula and i’m so glad she will be there when he arrives.   -3

-9-8-7-6-5-2-5-4-2-4-3-2-2-2hello joel’s new screensaver!-2-1-2-11-13-12-16apparently there’s a well kept secret in the world that only moms of boys get let in on.  i’ve been a mom for 9 years and i never knew this, but suddenly moms that have boys, and especially moms that have boys+girls keep telling me something along the lines of “my girls are great, but there is something SO special about your relationship with your boy.  i can’t explain it but it’s incredible.”  holly looks like the perfect “boy mom” for me to go to for lessons in snips and snails and puppy dog tails.-10-15-14-1

holly i hope through these images you see how much i adore you and i’m so grateful to have you in my life.   big props to joel for booking your session and helping you make such cute boys.  i love you all!

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Sheila - LOVE these…every.last.one. Can’t wait for you to join the “momma of boys club” xoxo

sweet sun, sour limes and a pinch of everything happy

i’m overboard w pics on this post.  i can’t help myself- so i will keep it short with the words.  suffice it to say that i’m in love with the images-  pretty much what i would sum up the future of my brand with if needed.  these boys, baby evie, the family unit, sweet clare & matt, the scrumptious english accent that comes along with the whole package.  all of it makes me smile… like i love my job and i love my family and i love this incredible life, deep down contentment and joy smile.  the keylocks are the family that you rave about knowing because they make your life better somehow, just in passing.  j’adore! -15-12-13-11-9-10-8-7-6-5-1-4-2-14-4-3-2-3-2-2-2-16-1-2-17-18

to boys and sweat and giggles and bashfulness and pure feel good smiles.  happy summer to you all.

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three’s company too {{ cincinnati dayton multiples twins triplets photographer }}

how in the world did i get too busy to share this session? dream come true when leah sent a message introducing herself and asking if i was up for a triplet one year old shoot!  i’m obsessed with multiples, always wishing i had twins {even this last surprise pregnancy}.  THREE for the price of one?  let’s go!  introducing BD’s first and favorite triplets,

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-3-9-8-7-4-15i’m quite sure i’ve never been more impressed by two parents.  i happily expected sheer chaos from this shoot.  one year olds are crazy enough in singles.  the fact that we enjoyed such a seamless session together blew my mind.  i don’t recall a single tear or tantrum.  with the three of us there, we each had only one to tote from spot to spot and i was blissfully exhausted by the end.  when they told me that they both work outside the home on opposite shifts and it’s usually just one or the other of them home alone with the gang, i couldn’t believe it.  Andy gave Leah all the credit for keeping them on a tight predictable schedule.  i can’t tell you how much i admire you guys- Leah, for even being able to carry three babies for those long months in the womb, and then to look as gorgeous as you do on top of it, and the pair of you for making such an amazing team.  you inspire me.  it makes me so happy to see a happy marriage, and when you guys publicly acknowledge each other’s hard work and express your love and appreciation for each other on facebook it’s so refreshing and uplifting.  i’m so blessed to have met you.  thanks for choosing me.-13-5-12-11-10-2-2-2sleepy eyes:)we wore them out so much that they could hardly keep their eyes open to enjoy their first cake-6-1-2

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happy birthday, happy birthday and happy birthday.  and a hug for you each!

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Leah Hounshell - Bridgette, You did an AMAZING job!! I can’t believe how perfect these pictures turned out! We are so overjoyed with each one! You are such a talented and exceptional photographer. Thank you for working with us! I know it was exhausting, I don’t know how you did it with a little one on the way! I have had so many people ask me who our photographer was and I just can’t say enough about the whole experience. Your photos get compliment after compliment. I tell everyone they have to use you! Thank you for being so sweet and patient with us, it couldn’t have been a better experience. We will definitely be using you in the future!! Thank you so much!