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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 }

halie + kyle {{ trenton ohio modern photographer }}

-1-4-1-5i love that halie & kyle remind us that you can celebrate all sorts of life’s milestones with a photo shoot.-4halie wanted some personal art for their first home together:)-7-1-1-2um, i just think this is the most romantic spot ever.  i feel like i’m watching a nicholas sparks movie every time i look at at this pic-5“…love, I’ve come to understand is more than three words mumbled before bedtime.”  -Nicholas Sparks-8-6-2-1-3-3-2this is actually Kyle’s family land.  i can just imagine their grandkids sitting in this same spot, enjoying this image:)-2-2wow, i’m getting way too sentimental.  they are still just adorable young kids themselves right?-3when i first met kyle, he looked so familiar.  “who do people say is your celebrity twin?” i asked.  “people always say i look like a white Will Smith.”      

that is the funniest answer i have ever heard!!!  i can totally see it, but i’m gonna go with an improved version of John Mayer.  and Halie is just her own brand of gorgeous. 

-4-2

now, if i were choosing which one to hang BIG in the house, it would be this one.  i’m just silly like that though. 

which would you choose?

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SisnamedJen - Love this shoot. Halie could be a twin to a girlfriend of mine who lives in Colorado. I had to do a double take. p.s. naomi says hi!

angel - i agree on the white will smith! i love the kissing in the street!

and the best story of 2009 goes to… {{ cincinnati dayton family newborn photographer }}

braylin rae

born 4/26/2010

7lbs 7oz and 22in long

happy mother’s day to everyone!  here’s some 3 1/2 day old sweetness to warm your heart. -11-1-3-7-6-5-4-1-2-3-8-2-2casey now has three girls to call her mom!-16and brock… well he’s just got his hands full… of sugar and spice and everything drama i bet for a full 18 years at least-12seriously, their story is my very fave of 2009.  so it goes something like this:

a warm weekday in august…

1.  blake (the oldest) goes off  to kindergarten

2.  brock goes to final appointment and has vasectomy surgery

3.  brock makes it home,  recovers in bed.  meanwhile, casey comes home, takes a pregnancy test and it’s POSITIVE

4. together they freak out?!!!! laugh hysterically at the irony 

5. call friends and family so they can freak out and laugh hysterically at the irony

look how perfect their family is now, plus one.  sometimes we think we have a plan or we have some sort of control and we just have no idea how clueless we are:)-15-14-13-9-17-10

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Becky Glover - Bridgette;
You did an amazing job! Of course, you had beautiful subjects!

Jamie Wyckoff | Julia's Poppies Design - these are my all-time favorite baby pics i have ever seen! gorgeous!!! the first one with her hands on her chin-priceless!!

introducing Hannah James {{ cincinnati dayton newborn family lifestyle in home photographer }} » I Want {BD Photography} - [...] how many different paths there are to making a family.  I’ve watched my clients have surprise pregnancies they wouldn’t change for the world, battle thru cancer to find adoption as their perfect [...]

i’m published!! {{ cincinnati dayton headshot photographer }}

ok so it’s totally removed and by default, kinda like the girl in Briella’s class that says her grandma is hannah montana’s cousin, but still, i’ll take it…for now.  actually the real credit goes to my client Judi Ketteler.  i’m SEW excited for her!  you see, Judi has one of my dream jobs; she’s a freelance writer {lucky!} and gets super cool projects that allow her to research cool topics, meet cool people and soak in cool design {super lucky!}.  she has lots of articles published in national magazines that are probably on your end table already, but now she’s a published author of her very own book!  here’s the pic she chose for her head shot on amazon.com where you can pre-order your own copy of “Sew Retro” {25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl & A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution} -4and here is her cute little family-1-5-3-2-2-2-2

 

you’ll have to go here http://www.amazon.com/Sew-Retro-Vintage-Inspired-Projects-Revolution/dp/0760336873/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271349933&sr=1-1and order a copy for yourself if you wanna see which head shot she chose for the book.  i consider myself a modern girl who would LOVE some cool vintage projects so i can’t wait.  hey Judi, how about a signed copy?:) 

 

-1-2Judi:  congratulations again.  happy to hear that i will be seeing you soon for a very special shoot to celebrate your even newer “creation”;)  we will save that for another post…

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shawna {{ cincinnati dayton senior photographer }}

shawna found me on facebook after i did some pics of her relatives.  i love how my world keeps getting smaller thru’ photography.  for example, shawna lives 3 hours away, so we probably would have never met otherwise, but she made the day-trip for her shoot, and here she is, brightening up my blog with her pretty face:) -3-1-2-3-2we had some fun playing with her shadow-4-6-2dang!  club mello yello isn’t even a real place but if it were, she could totally be their spokesmodel.-10-8-6-7-2-7-5-2-5-4-2oh yeah, she’s doing cosmetology thru’ school and wanted to commemorate that so i asked to grab her blow dryer from the car.  this girl loves hair {i heart HER hair, wowza} -9-1

thanks for choosing me shawna, thanks for making the long haul, and thanks for enduring all the catcalls and spectators.  guess you gave ‘em something to talk about!  other than that, we didn’t do too shabby for a last minute emergency location change huh?  good thing no one will ever know the difference;)

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shawna - Bridgette..I love them!! I love every picture..they’re soooo cute!! Thanks so much!! I will come to you in the future for wedding, pregnancy, etc. lol I LOVE your work! You’re awesome!

the photographer becomes the subject

i hope you are not sick of vegas yet!  i’m just excited to get to play client for once… I got my pics in the mail yesterday from Todd at wilson702.com yay!  brian and i had a shoot to ourselves for the first time since, well probably ever.  we have some formals from our wedding day, but we’ve never had a modern shoot with just us.  todd was great, check out his work, and give him a call if i’ve convinced you that you need a weekend getaway;)-3-2-3-2-2-2-1-7-6-5-4-2my fave i think!!-4  i often get accused of making jim carey faces and didn’t really understand why until i saw this pic. what am i doing?! i was there and even i don’t know.  fabulous. -8 a gigantic functional slot machine?! this was the extent of my gambling for the week.  go big or go home right? -1-2 ok, enough about me, pretty pretty senior is on her way.  *promise*

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Tiffany - you photograph really well. it’s not often that we get to see you on the other side of the camera. your pics came out great!

Betsy Lednik - Love them!