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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 }

strength

what do you say about a 26 year old like bridget beatty?

well, six months ago, you might say how gorgeous she is… how her energy for life is such a breath of fresh air…  what an infectious smile she has…  

personally i would say “there’s something about that girl that i love/we are gonna be good friends one day/i’m so glad my girls have her for an art teacher/she has such a fabulous name”:)

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and today? 

you would say all those same things.  only you would say them with a different tone of sincerity and appreciation and awe.  today you know that bridget beatty has stage 2 breast cancer.

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the smart, pretty, talented girl who has her first real job and her very own husband and a slew of pets to love on now has to take time out of her sweet little life to deal with this stupid thing called cancer.  and it’s tragic and it’s heartbreaking and it’s the most unfair.  but the greatest thing about bridget is that you spend 10 minutes with her, and she’s not the girl with cancer.  everything else about her shines so brightly that she makes having cancer seem like “i stubbed my toe earlier but it will be fine, now let’s go enjoy our day at the fair…”

-4my self and my girls and my church pray for her every single day.  but they aren’t desperate pleading prayers- mine at least… they are prayers of anticipation.  i’m really just curious to see how this cancer thing will be used in her life and the lives of those around her.  it sounds bold, but i’ve always had a sense of peace about it.  it’s why i felt completely comfortable saying to her from the beginning “i really don’t see this being more than a hiccup in your story”.  that’s not to make light of body-wrecking chemo, round after round.  or being a twenty-something and having your hairbrush be replaced by a lint roller.  or how it must feel to have to explain ”the news” over and over to friends and family and students and coworkers and curious people on the street.  i’m just saying, bridget is special and i’ve never seen cancer be used to spread such inspiration and positivity.  that’s not even a real word, but for her, it’s the perfect word.   -3-2-2

if you are lucky enough to know bridget,  you might want to know there will be a benefit for her:

October 16th {4pm}

Grandfather’s Barn

6901 Stillwell Beckett Road

Oxford, Ohio 

show her some support there, and whether you know her or not, show her some love here by comment if you’d like to.  i see on her FB wall that she touches the hearts of so many.  i can only imagine that it doesn’t hurt to be reminded that everyone is on your side.-5

  {for my beautiful friend who spells her name wrong;) i adore you. -Bridgette}-1

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angel mcelhaney - Great job Bridgette! You captured her strength beautifully!

Bridget Beatty - Well I would like to tell everyone…not only is BRIDGETTE a wonderful photographer but a wonderful mother, sister, daughter, wife, and friend! She is super talented but is also a person you want to get to know!! She is someone that can find an adventure in everyday! Even though she is a soccer mom:) She is a very cool person with many talents!!! I often ask her girls what their mother can’t do…because the list of what she is good at is toooooo long!!!! You want her to do your photo shoot trust me!! YOU WILL HAVE FUN!!!

and a baby for the beattys… {{ cincinnati dayton adoption portfolio photographer }} » I Want {BD Photography} - [...]   it’s been a while…  she was busy kicking breast cancer’s @$$.  here’s her last post on the blog. [...]

what’s in a name {{ cincinnati dayton newborn adoption photographer }} » I Want {BD Photography} - [...] has such a cool story.  there once was a girl named bridget who came into my life.  it was such a scary chapter in her story, and yet, i had an unusual bold confidence and calm about it.  i just mean, i am a [...]

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balance

-1-2checking in to count my blessings.  just so you know, things are going great, and i’m so thankful and appreciative for all the support i continue to receive from my clients {past, present and future}.  for those of you that follow me, secretly or openly, you mean a lot.  your compliments motivate and inspire me.  i’ve always been about trying to find balance.  i’m sure we are ALL about that right?  the many hats that we wear, and trying to be the best we can be at each of those roles…  just wanted to journal that it’s going well at the moment.  and it feels great, and i don’t want to forget this feeling.  not the feeling that i’ve arrived by any means, but the feeling that i am happy and fully enjoying this amazing journey.  i can’t believe the people God has placed in my path, the things i’ve learned, the opportunities i’ve had, the places i’ve discovered, the colleagues and friendships that keep enriching my life.  so blessed and grateful.  happy labor day to you all!!

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reising stars {{ cincinnati dayton family photographer }}

drumroll please?  the reising family wins the prize for “furthest traveled for a BD shoot” 

kelly sent me a message from Sacramento, CA {i’m jealous!} a few months ago and said they were coming to see me… and while they were at it they were gonna see some family.  maybe that was the other way around, maybe it wasn’t.  either way, i was flattered and so excited to meet them.-12so this is Eric+Kelly+9 month old Riley.  they are cute huh?!-4-1-2-2can you even imagine starting a little family and your husband being deployed with the air force?  that makes them heroes in my book for sure.-6-10-11-3-9-8-7for the end of the shoot, riley’s cousins stopped by and jumped in a few.  she showed ‘em how to ham it up.-5-1ummmm-18*cutie outtakes*

here is riley helping mama set up her scrabble words-15and here is riley telling us the scrabble series is finished:)-17and my personal favorite: here is the split second where she thought maybe she liked me a little bit. it’s all about capturing the fleeting moments:) -16wish you three safe travels back to the sunny coast and hope you’ll look me up next time you visit OH.  yay for new family traditions!

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Kelly Reising - I LOVE THE PICTURES!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! YOU ARE SO AWESOME! :)

a newly released LP {{ cincinnati dayton pregnancy newborn photographer }}

ok, so for the rest of the belly pics you had a peek of last week:-1-15-9-11-8-10-3excited to see the baby yet?? so were Layla Pearl and Landon Parker-11-2

introducing Lillian Payton, all 9lbs, 20.5inches of her

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we are so excited to have her here.  a special thanks to abby and brandon for giving my girls a baby to snuggle and pretend is their own.  they’ve got the baby bug and the davis factory is closed for business.  who could ask for anything sweeter?

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SisnamedJen - Gosh! So sweet. I can’t believe she doesn’t have any stretch marks. How in the world does she contain so much baby in that tiny frame!? I am so impressed. What a beautiful girl with such beautiful babies.