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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 }

Vegas or Bust {{child photographer with a passport Vegas Nevada}}

My awesome Godson, my Mekhi love is three now.  I was lucky enough to be flown out to gorgeous Colorado for some portrait work with a lovely couple, and since i was on a roll, acting all independent and jetsetting, i added a quick jog over to Nevada on the way home to see my Vegas family.  It took a little coaxing to get them out of the city and over to the “ghost town” in the mountains but it was obviously worth it.  Tiffany kept warning me that the hills have eyes, but all i saw was this superstar. -5-4-2-4-3-2-3-2-2he gave away my kisses to his birth mama.  apparently going thru labor and doing the hard everyday mothering day in and day out for three years has its perks.  whateves.  i have video proof of Mekhi confessing his bunches of love for me.  i’ll have to see what i can do about linking that here…ah yes, click exhibit a -2-1-2-1-5-2

all my love sweet boy.  xoxoxo.  and one more x.

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SisnamedJen - He gets cuter and cuter every time I see photos of him. give Lil’ Boston my love when you talk to her again!

what about your friends? {{ cincinnati dayton group photographer }}

i have a feeling i’ve missed out on alot, not meeting Lawana until now.  she came thru the website with a great idea- to celebrate her birthday with a photo session with her nearest and dearest.  i happily obliged and was blessed to spend a frosty morning meeting her charming son, glowing sister and best friends. 

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he really impressed me as a mature little man who does a good job of taking care of his mama.

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quite the gentleman indeed.  it was my pleasure to shoot the little ham, and get him out of his morning classes at school:)

-2-2next up was Lawana with her girls.  i always love witnessing the energy that a bonded group like this shares.-4

and i love having them tell me embarassing childhood stories about the guest of honor:):):)-3

such a gracious host to give each of the ladies their own time in the spotlight.  especially after they brought up those old jeans and the skating rink LOL;)

-8-5-1my favorites   ↓  ↑   family ties and real emotion. doesn’t get much better than that.  happy birthday Lawana!!!
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Lawana - I love it and we enjoyed you.. And of course will be calling you in the future.

i’m baaaackkk {{cincinnati dayton modern 6 month photographer}}

-3-2it has been brought to my attention that I’ve been a very bag blogger.  demanding fans (whom i adore) are tired of loading my page to find the same pictures as the days and weeks before.  i don’t deny i’ve been slacking.  i don’t post every shoot because spending time with my family is more important… and then so is getting enough sleep to be a human incubator, and also having enough time to actually shoot more sessions.  But since you are being persistent, and i’m actually physically back in Ohio for a bit, and my family is back to school and work, and Ohio’s rain is keeping me from shooting, and the baby seems satisfied with me sleeping until 11:30 today, how’s about i try to do a quick recap of what you’ve missed.  yes?  do you forgive?  ok thanks:)

 

first up is sweet 6 month Jacob.  i really don’t love shooting indoors except for newborn sessions.  actually i loathe it… but Ohio’s weather is wonky and sometimes magic comes from being pushed out of your comfort zone.  we will do a real family session outdoors when it’s consistently warm, but he was only 6 months old once so here’s what we came up with!  he showed me some of his favorite toys, we danced around the kitchen and tempted the kitty with treats.  all in all, it was hard work but so worth it.  i would give anything for some classic pics of me with my girls like this in just diapers and smiles.-2-1-2-3-2-2-1

cara, i can’t wait to hook back up with you guys and see what he thinks of the great outdoors.  looking forward to our next session!

 

**if you all are wondering, my own baby boy is coming along quite nicely.  approximately 80 days left for him to grow from his current 2.5 lbs chinese cabbage size to my perfect little real live cabbage patch doll at the start of august.  for now he is busy practicing his tae kwon do moves out on me so he has a chance against his senior yellow belt sister when he arrives;) **

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ayla is one!!! {{ cincinnati dayton one year photographer }}

happy birthday ayla!!!

i’m sure i’ve already said this, but ayla was one of my first preemies and there’s really no proof of it left other than those sweet images we captured when she was a peanut.  look at all that delicious baby belly and plump rolls!  very impressive:)-3she was more into the strawberry than the cake {girl after my own heart}-2-1  

have you ever seen a more precious, perfected, pout??-2-2-5-2-10-1-2-9i’m pretty sure this one of them together is my very favorite.  gina is dear to me.  she is gorgeous and inspiring in so many ways.  she lost her mom when she was young, and to see her with the baby girl she always prayed for is overwhelmingly heartwarming.  gina’s love for our family is shown daily as she diligently packs my girls’ lunches for school, full of healthy organic food, and love, and occassional sweet notes.  this means more to me than anyone knows, and gina, i hope you understand how appreciative i am of the time and effort and care you put into it all.  to be able to give back to you with frozen moments like this is JOY for me.  -8-7-5-4-2-4-3-2-6

lots of love, a forever friendship, and a sweet baby girl who brought us all together.  thank you birthday girl Ayla Joan.

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hannah is one! {{ cincinnati dayton ohio first birthday photographer }}

i really enjoy watching my clients grow, and celebrating milestones with them!  sweet hannah girl is one now:)  full of smiles and quick on her feet!  she was even a trooper with the cold winds, which makes for two very chilly shoots for this girl now.  When we get to our warm melty ice cream date this summer it’s gonna be a dream!-3-2-3-2-2-2-1-1-2

Thanks for sharing your girls with me Jen.  It’s always a pleasure to see you guys and I can’t wait ’til Hannah calls me by name:)  See you when it gets warm!

 

*p.s.*

***************BABY BD UPDATE!!!***************

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IT’S A BOY!!! WE COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED AND CAN’T WAIT TO MEET HIM AT THE END OF THE SUMMER

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