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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 }

student becomes the teacher {2010 senior}

this is Allyson.  don’t you love the way that’s spelled?-6she might be your child’s teacher soon.  i was so impressed to learn that she’s part of her high school’s teacher academy and already works with a class.  i’m very thankful for the opportunities i had like that when i was a senior.  it’s invaluable to get real-life experience in your chosen profession early in the game.  if it’s not a good fit, you know before it’s too late.  if it is, you have all the confidence you need to dive in head first. -3it’s refreshing to meet someone who has a hard time NOT smiling:)  most of her pics turned out like this!-2but her mom and i thought i would be great to pull some drama and “next top model” looks out of her. -4work.               it.               out.               FIERCE!!-1-5

thanks for playing along with us Allyson.  you have a CD full of pics coming your way, and look,  i was able to pull away from your gorgeous eyes for 20 seconds and work some great body shots in there after all.  look for the ones back by the wheat stuff, they’re my fave;)   

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wax lips and man ribbons ;)

very forrest gump, in the best ways possible:) -1-2this is billy and meg-2and this is the date they’ve chosen to join together in holy matrimony-4 they told me a little of their story and how they’ve known each other since like junior high.  we talked about their future children and how their first son would be william the fourth { i just got a nephew that has a IV behind his name! } i learned some military dress vocabulary and we {billy excluded} discovered a common affinity for the gilmore girls.  meg had great ideas and style, we share a love of photography and they were so up for anything i asked. -1-3 this one, i swear, feels like a picture their grandkids might find in an old box someday. -3 gotta love a guy who serves and honors his country.  thanks to you both for the sacrifices your family will make for our comfort and freedom.

-2-2

i like them. alot.  so i took ‘em to the candy shop and got them a little treat.  below is exactly why i wanna keep them.  they let me get the shots i wanted, billy worked his funny faces for me, then when i wasn’t looking they swapped and meg suddenly had facial hair :-{)  definitely sealed the deal for me!-1 i had such a blast and as we walked back to our cars i beamed with happiness.  how awesome it was to have met them- one of those fateful meetings where you just “click” and could easily become fast friends.   my heart sank seconds later when they told me they’ll soon be moving across the country.  i already envisioned a shoot of them and baby william IV!  but meg, i’ve thought about it and all is not lost.  surely you have to come back and visit family right?  just work a session with me into each visit itinerary and i’ll be happy k?:)  i can’t wait for you to see the rest of these.  good luck with your wedding!  you are such a great couple.   

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meet the world’s coolest brother

{and i would add cutest too}  this is nickson1and his new little bro noah at one week old.  kinda have the same smile huh?2457similar kissable piggies too!  tempal and nick have got two of the most adorable boys on the planet36fave!8

 newborns are one of my favorites for many reasons.  tempal, thank you so much for the honor of capturing noah in his perfect newness.

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Tempal Hitt - Bridgette!!! We are so thankful for your talent!! With our first born…we took him to a photography studio for his newborn shots. While we did end up with some cute photos…the experience and the photos were nowhere near what you provided for us. It was so nice to have you come to our home just a week after Noah was born. It was especially nice for me, because I was recovering from a C-section and still moving very slow. I appreciated how aware you were of the things a new mother worries about…such as washing your hands!!…and how careful you were with the baby. I also appreicated how much time you took with us, finding the perfect light..and all of your creative ideas. You were above and beyond patient and your calming nature really helped the baby to stay relaxed. Thank you so very much for all you have done. I would HIGHLY recommend you to everyone I know. The photos speak for your talent…but the experience was also very special and something we will never forget. Thank you!!!

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ye olde twins

i was very excited when Vicki emailed and said she wanted pics of her twins done.  my pleasure!  i love twins.  have i mentioned i wish i had twins? how many times can i say the word twins?  ok… so we met at the park, and little man was asleep in his carseat.  he woke up and found himself here.-1

then we played prince and princess  -1-2-2

{or maybe rapunzel}-3

before we knew it, the sun went down… but when life gives you lemons you make lemonade.  when dusk gives you shadows you make silhouettes!7

to my newest 3 year old buddies: mom told me you haven’t stopped asking to go back and play at the park with me!  makes my heart smile.  i can’t wait until next time either…

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six years later

so i’ve heard of moms getting a little behind or even dreading the family picture thing, but seriously?! :)  it had been 6 years since their last family portrait!  isn’t little Rachel 7?  i’m so confused.  here they are:-3-4

if it had been that long, i’m guessing their last “me and you” images are probably from the wedding.  i always like to remind moms and dads that it was at one point just the two of them, and how special that is to remember.  shannon tried to convince me that she’s not photogenic, and also that she’d had the most tragic visit to the salon the day before.  i wasn’t buying it:)-1

i could share a bunch of these two playing.  their relationship reminds me very much of my own girls.  taylor has such pretty eyes and very cool braces which my girls covet:)  and i love how rachel’s little face bursts into a contagious smile.-2-4

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-4-4and a nice traditional one for the christmas cards:)-5-4

i was excited to get the report that taylor is already shopping for accessories that she “HAS to buy” for her next photo shoot.  definitely a model in the making,  i called that when we were doing her closeups.  she’s gonna rock her senior pics so hard in a few years!

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