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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 }

a love a{f}fair

so this sweet little couple will soon be known as “The Alexander’s”:)i’m kinda fond of them.  maybe it’s their contagious honest affection for each other.  maybe it’s the fact that we got to play together at the fair the first day i met them.  maybe it’s the cool coincidence that they will wed at the same little church where my dads walked me down the aisle and gave me to the most amazing handsome man ever.  {yes, dads is supposed to be plural. i have a BIG family and lots of parents} ohhhh silly girl emotions, you have high-jacked me again!-3-10-1-2-2-4umm… this is THE cutest to me <3-5-6-7-8{fun behind the scenes tidbit} this no parking scene was interrupted by a little boy who came around the corner of the barn and yelled “ewwwwwwww, gross!!”  LOL we do what we can to embarrass the youth. oh, and am i the only one who i-spies a little heart in derek’s beard?  maybe i’m just drunk on their young love.-9-1

i seriously wish you guys the best.  keep on being easy to respect; it’s not a trait that’s all too abundant in our society.  derek, good luck with your ministry Live Past Life …i’m listening online as i post this. and michelle, keep me posted on that baby making;)

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and another one {{ cincinnati dayton maternity photographer }}

-2just anxious tonight for a new sweet blonde {make that brunette!} baby that will join our family this week.  dear abby makes beautiful babies, and baby do they make her belly grow!  i’ve gotten to spend some time with her the last few days, and lilly already loves me…  i can tell by the way she gives me high fives when i massage abby’s belly;)  check back soon, i may share some more shots of her amazing belly and show you what lilly looks like when she makes her debut.

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the brock family {{ cincinnati dayton family photographer }}

nothing like a kid to make you realize how time flies.  i met the brock kids a while back and we did a fun energetic shoot in their backyard.  when their mom said she wanted some more pics this year, i realized i was gonna have to come up with something a little more grown up.  they are at that preteen stage where i’m never quite sure if they will appreciate or be offended by my general immaturity and silliness.  when we met {on the hottest morning of the year} last week, i was floored by how much they had changed.  im quite sure they could both be models, and you all know nothing makes my heart flutter like a sweet set of freckles.-2-1-2i often say how glad i am that my girls, being so close in age, both came out girls.  it just seemed to me that they have potential to be closer… sharing clothes and secrets and whatnot.  but then i look at these two and the secrets and unspoken language they share, and i think i probably assumed wrong.  to have a big brother to adore and a little sister to protect; that’s a special dynamic i hadn’t considered. it’s actually one that should last well into adulthood, without the threat of fights over boys…and clothes.:) -1-4-2-4-3↑ artist’s fave ↑-2-2-5

Amy, your two are growing so quickly.  Thanks for allowing me the honor of capturing the journey.  and yes, they well convinced me that they aren’t little kids anymore, but i’m was relieved to see that they would still be kind of silly with me.  after all, no {BD} shoot is complete without  a bit of uncontrollable laughter:)-3-2p.s. speaking of kids growing up too quickly, check out my own little pre-tweens…-1

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Amy Brock - Oh, Bridgette~ Amazing work! You are also a wonderful writer… I think I teared up a time or two! I love the pictures! The kids had a great time… heat and all! I can’t wait to see the rest. Loved seeing your two beautiful daughters~they look just like you. They are precious! Thank you for the incredible pictures that have warmed my heart… I will treasure them for a lifetime!

Amy xo

mcguffey to-be {{ cincinnati dayton pregnancy photographer }}

i can’t tell you how bad i wanted to shoot a pregnant belly session when i drove by and spotted “Your Mama’s” drive thru!  of course it had to be the right mama, with an appreciation for my sarcasm.  seemed like i had to wait forever, but finally the call came and Heather was my girl.-6-9it’s really fun to watch a couple go from dating, to old married couple;)to expectant parents  full of excitement and anticipation.-5-8heather’s totally gonna be a {BD} hot mom huh?-4i’m kind of a big fan of the mcguffeys, more so each time i’m around them.  they pulled off the serious shots quite well.  but truth be told, we were making jokes and laughing the majority of the time {which makes for a great work day} and most of it was at each other’s expense {which makes me all kinds of comfortable and happy}-3-2-7-2-2-2

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-1-1-2oh, and with all the fun we had with Heather, i thought it was only fair to hit up “Big Daddy’s” for Dan:) -3 so excited to meet your beautiful little girl… check back in a few months to see her images and find out what they decide to name ms.{hadley, summer, harper, tyler, ivey, brooke} mcguffey

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Bridgette - i have my choice for which one goes into your expanding canvas collection… can’t wait to hear your fave

Jamie Wyckoff | Julia's Poppies Design - love them!!! Bridgette you did a great job capturing heather and dan!!

Bridgette - ooo thx jamie, i take that compliment with the utmost respect for you and your creative genius-osity. everyone should click on jamie’s name to check out her fab blog and fun DIYs. love me some DIY!

{ps} maybe i need to talk to ‘jamie for hire’ for some beautiful promo stuff eh?

Amy Brock - Congratulations Heather!!!! You look so beautiful!!!!! I am so happy for you both!
Luv ya and Miss ya,
Amy

Lauren Russell - I want to schedule an appointment with you to do fall pictures with my little girl!

Meadow in a field {{ cincinnati dayton child family photographer }}

i’ve had the honor of recording Meadow’s life since she was born.  she’s one of THE original {BD}kids and i’m thankful for her loyal mama.  looking back at images from her newborn shoot, we’ve grown together really…  i can see so much change in my style, composition and artistic quality.  but this is more about Meadow!  look what a gorgeous little lady she is becoming… -2having sunflowers this shoot was a very important request, which led me on a wild goose chase for a few weeks.  i had a great patch last year to use, but this year apparently the wacky ohio weather pushed things back for farmers.  lemons to lemonade though… it led me to find this awesome new location which had a hidden early patch and we had a great time exploring lots of stuff there.  only a fraction of it made it to the blog- i have the hardest time narrowing down my faves.-2meadow was WAY into all the farm animals.  i couldn’t believe how up close and friendly she got.  they are so fearless before they turn two aren’t they?!  we also met the most adorable calf ever that made sarah and i turn vegetarian for the day:)-1-2-2-1-3-4-3-1-2-9-3-2-10she found it important to show us her belly:)-13-11-1-7it’s really such an honor to be involved in her life this way, capturing memories from each stage and trying to tell the story of who she is for that brief moment.  i get to see Meadow a few times a year and i can’t tell you how my heart swells to hear her say my name now-to see her grow leaps and bounds- to get a text from her mama on a wednesday evening that says:

“At this very moment we r in the car and meadow is screaming bridgette at the top of her lungs…I think you have a new admirer =)”

 

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*i have the best job and the sweetest family of clients ever.  blessed beyond belief* 

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Sarah aka Meadow's mama - Thank you so much Bridgette! Our family and friends can’t get enough of these photos! We just ordered a 20×30 print (yeah, I know, its kinda big.. haha) to have framed for our new home! We love you and your amazing talent!

Mike, Sarah, and of course, Meadow =)

Bridgette - we wanna know which one u printed!

Sarah aka Meadow's mama - Oops I forgot to add that! The one directly above =)

Danessa - This shoot is so great! I especially love the sunflower pictures…WOW!!