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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 }

mekhi

most of you know that we have two girls, but we also have a little boy… kinda:)  meet mekhi, my baby from another mother if you will.   -3while were were in vegas, we took him out to red rock for the first time.  our godson is just adorable, but when a kid has an awesome personality too, they are that much more irresistable.  he is a born entertainer, so funny and sweet and loving and smart!-1-2-1apparently i’m not his only fan-his mama wouldn’t let me bring him home with me, so a peice of my heart now lives in Nevada. -2-4

happy 2nd birthday Mekhi.  miss you much, xoxoxoxo, and in your own adorable words “wish you well!”

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Sheila - What a sweet little man! Gorgeous pics as always!!

Melissa - He is adorable! As always your pictures are amazing.

vegas baby!

tucked away in Vegas is a little spot every photographer dreams of.  it’s called the Neon Boneyard, the place where all good Vegas signs go when they die:)  gazing longingly from the internet for most of this century, it’s really the only thing i thought Vegas would ever have to offer me.  i’ve never been enticed by the poker chips, dirrty girls, or other general stereotypes i had painted in my mind.  i’ve been invited to visit for years, and i just wasn’t interested… but the stars aligned and after a grueling Ohio winter, i caved.  i packed my bags, expecting only sun, signs, and some catching up with a dear friend and my scrumptious godson, Mekhi.  -8turns out, my expectations were almost all wrong!  a little piece of me was crushed when i learned the Boneyard was closed for renovations for a few months.  no access for me during my visit!?  unacceptable!  by some Easter miracle, i happened upon a fenced lot that was housing a bunch of the signs during transition.  it took a little maneuvering and flexibility, but i was able to sneak just enough shots to get my fix and cross the Boneyard off my bucket list:)  go go gadget lens!-9-1-3-7-6also unexpected was the lack of sun.  we were treated with windy chilly days the majority of our week-long visit. meanwhile everyone back home was happy to report that the snow had melted and they were basking in 85* temps.  whatthe?!  i started to feel like we were being punked, but actually the rest of Vegas was a real treat. -1-3-2 i was pleased to discover that nearly all of my preconceived notions about “sin city” were wrong.  everything was super clean, affordable and truly an artist’s utopia.  the ridiculous grandeur in the details made normal everyday occurrences extraordinary.  the imagination is stretched and it’s just so refreshing to feel like you are experiencing new sights and ideas as an adult.  the grown-up’s “been there, done that” state of mind is washed away and you are left with nothing but miles of accessible opulence to wander thru’ and soak in.  while it’s true that you can pretty much have whatever you want, whenever you want it, the level of debauchery that takes place it totally subjective:)  if you are seeking a PG experience, the unintended offenses are shockingly minimal.  but on the subject of what you want, when you want it, how about a $1 deep fried twinkie? or a pound of m&m’s in your favorite color? -5-4-13 or how about visiting Paris, Venice and New York City in under an hour? -10-2-2-12-1-2-3tribute artists representing decades of history stand ready to entertain you- shows, sights and sounds for every taste. on the outskirts safely holding it ALL in are majestic snow-capped mountains.  and despite all the man-made wonders here, the mountains greeting us with morning sun were more breathtaking than all the neon Vegas can shine.  we just couldn’t get over them.  when we wanted a break from the hustle and bustle and crowds, we escaped to Red Rock for an afternoon of hiking.-2our farewell evening was spent being absolutely floored by the talent of some phenomenal Cirque du Soleil performers.  add some more of those shows on my bucket list?  you bet.  all in all, i’m happy to admit that i was wrong, i’ve been converted, and would be happy to chime in next time i hear that warm cliche “VIVA LAS VEGAS!”-11

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Shannon - Those pictures are amazing, Bridgette! I love looking at your work!

Still SisnamedJen (I hope) - Simply amazing as always, guess there’s no reason to come and see the real thing now, huh? Love ya!

sarah - love the neon boneyard stuff—don’t you wish that was nearby? think how awesome bridal pics would look there

model citizen {{ cincinnati dayton model portfolio photographer }}

congrats to my client Todd who scored a gig with Frontgate catalog after our gas station shoot.  i was extra excited because by coincidence, i know a lot of people that have worked for Frontgate in some capacity {including myself and my husband in our younger days} but you won’t find any of our faces in your mailbox:)  look for his…  -1-3

*this location is available for future shoots for those of you who like the style and don’t mind a short drive. yay mini roadtrips!*

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good things come in 4lb packages {{ cincinnati dayton newborn photographer }}

-1-4meet BD’s newest preemie, Ayla-2-1-1-3-6and the 3 men in her life-2-2-5-3-2-4gotta catch at least one grin from my newbies:)-3

Ayla’s mama and family are so so sweet.  I’m blessed to have met them and i’m excited to watch this baby girl grow with two protective brothers watching over her.  Congratulations on her safe early arrival!  Can’t wait for your little models next session…

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