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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 }

K + SJ = 4ever {{ cincinnati dayton engagement pet photographer }}

k, so you know that kirk and sarah-jane’s relationship isgonna hold a special place in my heart.  i mean, i got to PHOTOGRAPH THE ACTUAL ENGAGEMENT. {yay!}  well i want them to be a BD family always, and for them that meant getting their rustic engagement session done, and introducing me to their kids.  fur kids.-13they have very cute smiles. and how do you not love a dog with a mohawk?!-7

k, so sorry if it’s overkill and you really can’t take all the gorgeousness of {to-be} mr. and mrs. donaldson.  i tried to keep it under control i really did.  but when you start with 17o final images and narrow it down to 40 top faves, posting only 20 of those is like having to decide if you will only have air, water or chocolate for the rest of your life. k? please forgive.-22-15-21-20-14-12-11-9-8-6-5hello beauty!!!!!!!-4-2-1-24-23

all my best wishes to you both!!!  i can’t wait to have an excuse to photograph you again:)

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Sarah Brown - Absolutely stunning!!

Caitlin - just found your blog and i’m a fan now :) love those shots of them lying down!!!

E is for Ethan {{ cincinnati dayton newborn photographer }}

stephanie is the lucky new mom of “the E man”, as he is affectionately called by his daddy.  enjoy a few images and i’ll see you on the other side…     -3-3-2-4-1-2-2-2hi again! so… someone very sweet gave this family the beautiful gift of an in-home newborn session.  did you know BD does gift certificates?  well i didn’t:)until we needed one for ethan.  now it’s all the rage!  choose any image from my website and i’ll be happy to turn it into a custom gift certificate ready to slip into a card or picture frame. 

more sessions to be posted.  can’t wait to share!  thanks for your continued interest, support, compliments and referrals! 

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marry me sarah-jane? {{ cincinnati dayton proposal photography }}

BD’s first surprise proposal session

**lyrics***
One, two, three
Counting out the signs we see
The tall buildings
Fading in the distance
Only dots on a map
Four, five, six
The two of us a perfect fit
You’re all mine, all mine

And all I can say
Is you blow me away

Like an apple on a tree
Hiding out behind the leaves
I was difficult to reach
But you picked me
Like a shell upon a beach
Just another pretty piece
I was difficult to see
But you picked me
Yeah you picked me

-amazing music by a fine frenzy-

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marry me sarah-jane? {{ cincinnati dayton proposal photographer }}

yes, from the perfect spot overlooking the city, while being serenaded by live guitar and vocals, sarah-jane saw her man get on one knee and heard him say those two huge words: marry me.

at the risk of having to find a new look for my next undercover shoot, that’s me ↑ in a wig! ok so it’s bedtime on wednesday and i’ve been smiling since sunday at 5pm:):):)i’m a girl. and i’m a girl who LOVES surprises. so, to be asked by super slick Kirk to photograph his super romantic surprise proposal to Sarah-Jane as it unfolded was like christmas morning to me. i wore a wig, i hid in the bushes, i did whatever i could so the good surprise wasn’t wasted on me. i was so excited, my hands were shaking the whole shoot! apparently having your photographer at the proposal to record THE VERY BEGINNING is the hottest trend for young couples now. our biggest local radio station was even talking about it this week. seriously ladies, who among you wouldn’t LOVE to have a canvas of that moment? i’m just saying, it gave me the adrenaline rush of the year, so men, step up your game and send me an email. i’m addicted. let’s go!

p.s. Kirk, about that cinci skyline art you commissioned me to do earlier in the year? those last two images of you guys were custom made for you to put on ginormous canvases and place right where the skyline pic was intended. k? k!!!

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Sarah-Jane Bodnar - crying all over again! these are wonderful. i am too excited for tomorrow!! THANK YOU

Hadley Brooke {{ cincinnati dayton ohio newborn photographer }}

-2i could probably write a short book about how adorable the mcguffey’s are now +1:)i mean they are just SO in love with their baby girl. and why shouldn’t they be? she’s beautiful and a real life dream come true. it’s just so endearing to watch heather gush over her. and to say how cute everything about her is:)little silly things that sound over the top, but to me, they make heather as cute as hadley. i just love watching a wife turn into a mama. all the new mom hormones in this case seem to be joy, joy and more joy. it’s like heather’s middle name should be joy. oh wait, it already is.:)i’ll try to leave you now to just enjoy the images. i’ll try not to gush, but no promises…
-1-1-2-2-2quick stats gush in case you were wondering. she really is a newborn, only 9 days old here. she’s a big one. 8lb 15oz and 21 1/12 in-3-3-2ok, just gotta say, this next one is all for heather. if you had to pin her down on her very favorite hadley feature, it’s that marshmallow roll arm of hers. so heather, for you…-4-4-2-5-5-2-6-6-2-7-7-2-8-8-2-9oh, and this last one too. heather is the definition of a sweet tooth. so here’s her newest sweet in a pile of sweets.-10

as always, it’s a huge honor to capture the moments. dan and heather, thanks for choosing me. looking forward to watching her grow:):)

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Sheila - Once again…in awe of your creativity. Love all of them but my fave is the black and white of mama and baby. Absolutely stunning.

Jamie Wyckoff | Julia's Poppies Design - these are awesome!!! ahhhh… love them!! i love the one of naked heath and little hadley!! her eyes!!

Kristen Menhart - LOVE THE CANDY PIC!!!!

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