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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 }

{Ph}ourth of July {Ph}unbooth {{ cincinnati dayton event photographer }}

-7we spent the holiday with a bunch of friends at the purple boulder farm in morrow.  it was the perfect opportunity to debut BDphotography’s newest offering- The Phunbooth

PHUNBOOTH {fuhnbooth} -noun-, -verb-, phunboothed, phunboothing

1.something that provides mirth or amusement, whilst preserving precious memories 

2.  a temporary structure guaranteed to spice up your party and make you insta-popular-2 (2)-5 nice brad pitt goatee-1 (3)-13-14-8mary katherine gallagher anyone??  “sometimes when i get nervous…”:)-11-12-10-19-17-15silly bandz immortalized!  he’s showing off the first egg hatched on the farm-9-16

 message me about custom phunbooth options for your next party, meeting, reunion, wedding reception, graduation party, omigoshwhataboutahighschoolreunion… the possibilities are endless, you tell me!  if it’s a party, and especially if there is free food, i’m there:)let’s get phunboothing…-1 (2)

oh yeah, HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!   hope you are all enjoying food, fun, freedom, fireworks and family.  God bless America!!!

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Shannon - What a (ph)un idea!! Great job as always!

Terra and the City {{ cincinnati dayton wedding photographer }}

Terra is a beautiful girl, obviously adored by a great group of friends and a very lucky man.  This weekend Terra will marry the love of her life {!} but the weekend I had the pleasure to share with her will undoubtedly rank right up there in the memories.  Her friends created the ultimate bachelorette day out for her.  Their Sex and the City themed celebration included professional make-up, brunch, sushi for those of us brave enough:), massages, tearing up a downtown photoshoot, fancy dinner and drinks, a limo and after party.  I’m not even sure if that’s the comprehensive list, but those are the things I witnessed or caught wind of:)  Everything was done right. -5-5-2 Terra was spoiled, and all the girls are crawling over each other to be the next one married off- both for the happily ever after, but also for the “all about me” day!  that’s not to say that they didn’t each get a quick hop into the spotlight during the shoot though.  seemed that everyone was ready for their closeup.  we had a blast.-4-7-6-4-2-3-3-2-2-2a little stop at Tiffany’s was a must of course.  Terra received a little somethin’ special in a light blue bag:)-2-1-2-1-8-9

it only takes a few minutes with these girls to see what an awesome relationship they have together.  it’s the kind of clique you would love to be adopted into. thanks for letting me feel like an honorary member for a day… and thank you for ALL the excited feedback you gave me.  you are SO sweet and now I’m anxiously awaiting the next big celebration you guys have so i have an excuse to create a sequel to our Sex and the City session:) 

Terra: Many wishes for a blessed wedding, honeymoon and marriage!!!

***why not take a cue from Terra’s fab friends?  message me about creating a fun fashion shoot for you and your own amazing group***

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Liz - Awesome job Bridgette! Thanks again and we definitely have you on speed dial for our next event!

hello Knoxville {{ cincinnati dayton family photographer }}

if you know much about me or our family, you know we love to GO!  if you invite us somewhere, we will almost always say yes, especially when it’s somewhere we haven’t been yet.  oh, and super especially when you ask me to do a photo shoot and then throw in perks like: room & board, and a day boating on Norris Lake.  Are you taking notes?;)-1-2so this is their southern little family-1-7-6-8i asked Tyler to find the seat that matched his age.  he insisted on this #10 and tried to convince me that he’s way cooler than 9 already, even though his official 10th birthday is not until October. -3we had a great time exploring downtown Knoxville.  i love how each city has unique local treasures.  there were some awesome sculptures and shops {still wish i had bought those sweet jeans @ bliss in the market square, darn my consumer practicality!}  we even found a veteran’s memorial site which was perfect since it was Memorial Day.-2-2

thanks for having us! much love…until next time we head deep south on I-75…

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not so naked cowboy {{ cincinnati dayton child photographer }}

Gavin’s little face graced the front of my business cards once upon a time.  Since then we’ve only grown closer, and he’s your typical 2 year old boy, bursting at the seams with energy.  We planned a fun day out for his toddler shoot, but first I had to stop by his house so he could show off his new baby brother, Hayes. -1-16we planned the awesome theme of “Naked Cowboy on Times Square” and headed to downtown Cincinnati…-10-3G preferred the “Splash Bridgette and Run Away Before She Tickles You” theme-6-7-8-9we both ended up wet:) somehow the real stuff always ends up way better than the plan. -12nothing like precious wet baby eyelashes to remind me of that.-11after we all took our turn singing for pennies, and Gavin had tortured the pigeons enough, we decided check out a few of my other favorite locations-13-14-17-2-1-2-2-2-3-2

 

****favorite outtake****

 

daddy has serious drum skills and on any given Sunday you can find him playing for an audience of hundreds.  he thought he’d show him how it’s done, but G looks anything but impressed! ha! -4our fun day out and this resulting shot will stay strong in my memories.-5  stay tuned… it will be my honor to follow Gavin and Hayes{Gavin 2.0} as they grow into little men.  {fun fact} Hayes was the baby incubating in my popular boy inside image seen here-1-3

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*hot mom series* Tara {{ west chester ohio modern photographer }}

so we’ve all seen that Dove commercial right?  the one where it fast forwards the appearance of a woman from beautiful single lady to a worn out used up mama in sweats and ponytail who doesn’t have the time or motivation to even wash her hair… 

i feel like that’s what’s expected sometimes.  that to be a mom you should put your identity aside and stand last in line behind everyone else’s needs.  i just want to remind women of how beautiful they are, as a mom or not, and celebrate our uniqueness.  it doesn’t mean that you are self-centered or don’t take care of your family.  it just means you have the power to do it ALL and mom isn’t your only name!-1-4-7-3-1-5-2a little mary poppins action:)-3-3-3-2she looks like that iconic cloud that blows out wind.  does he have a title? -5supermom anyone? -2-3 aside from being gorgeous, an amazing friend, sunday school leader, and wifey, tara is the mom of three lucky blonde girls.-1-3oh and you might not guess it from first seeing her at your PTA meeting, but she’s one of the silliest chicks you’ll ever have the pleasure of hanging out with. 

*my two favorite outtakes*-6-2-4-2

lots of love tara!  i’m super blessed to have you in my life and hope this gives you a glimpse of the beauty others see in you. 

 

 

 it’s fun to play model for a day.   it’s all about empowerment and respect, love and appreciation.  if you are a confident mom, or have an amazing woman in your life you’d like to celebrate, send me an email and let’s set up a shoot.

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Katie Willoughby - Bridgette,

You have an AMAZING talent!!!!…I just love looking at all of your pictures and Tara is just so special to me and these pictures just truly showed her natural beauty and gorgeous personality!!!….

Laura - Love Tara’s outtakes! They make me laugh and then want to hug her. And maybe do a couple of funny faces with her. She’s such a hoot! Great pics Bridgette!

Jett - I love your photos. I just came across ur website from a google search. I wish u were in Phoenix!