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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 }

C.Knott {{ cincinnati dayton winton woods senior photos pictures photographer photography }}

Chris is a 2012 senior at Winton Woods.  he  just got accepted into North Carolina A&T!  congratulations to Chris and his parents:)-9-7-3-8-11-5-2-4-2-2-2-6-10-1-2-1-2-5-4

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thanks for making my job so easy.  have a blast in NC this fall Chris!!

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and a baby for the beattys… {{ cincinnati dayton adoption portfolio photographer beloved movement photographer }}

do you recognize this face? 

-1  it’s been a while…  she was busy kicking breast cancer’s @$$.  here’s her last post on the blog.

-1-2and the next chapter in her journey, which i’m honored to document, is adoption.  with all that cancer business behind her, she and tim are ready to start their family, and adoption is the road.  we got to hang out a bit, and it was so cool to see their excitement about everything in their world these days… adoption classes, creating a portfolio, home visits… the whole process is a bit overwhelming just to hear about.  for sure, they will be formally prepared for the baby they will some day call their own… much more so than many of us who have planned or unplanned babies. 

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she is the short quirky, spunky, artsy jelly to his tall methodical, electrical engineering peanut butter.

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of all the things cancer taught them, it seems obvious it must have given them an appreciation for carpe diem and finding humor wherever you can.  for sure they know how to laugh at me-8

and each other-3and themselves.-4-9-5and i’m sure, while most of us take such things for granted, they learned to admire each other’s uniqueness so much…-6“Bridget, tell Tim ‘i hope our baby learns to have your….”-3-2“and Tim, ‘Bridget, I hope our baby learns to have your…”-4-2-2

i don’t know what was whispered after the “…”.  that’s for them:

to be reminded that before everything, there was the new immature love they had for each other.

 and since everything, there is the strong mature love they have grown thru’ their struggles and time together. 

what i do know is that they are waiting, planning, hoping and praying for a baby.  if you or someone you know is pregnant and considering adoption, perhaps the Beattys would be the right match.  a little girl with a B name or a little boy with a T name will soon change Bridget & Tim to Mommy & Daddy.  I cannot wait to share that chapter with you all!

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Bridget Beatty - Bridgette you are amazing and I truly thank God that you are a part of my life!! Thanks for the continued support!!

Angie Siebenshuh - Bridget! I haven’t seen you in 10 years or more! My dad (Dave) told me that you had cancer and I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. I miss the summers that I would come over and swim in your pool and share your love with Winnie the Pooh. Please get in contact with me! I have so much I want to tell you.

Karen Siebenshuh - i have been keeping up with you through Dave. We are divorced but still civil to one another. lol I was looking for you on facebook for a while. Angie found you on a mutual friends page, so is the life of facebook!!!!!! I would love to hear from you!!!!!!
Karen

boudoir {{ cincinnati dayton boudoir valentine photography photographer }}

does BD boudoir??

-1you bet your pretty satin and lace we do!  now would be the perfect time to reserve your january session.  you’ll lock in the 2011 rate and your images will be done in time for some very fun valentine’s gifts.  as if you need an excuse;)

 

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Cyber Monday Giveaway {{ cincinnati dayton custom photography cards }}

Hey Friends!  Who’s ready to start the final month of the year?  Not me!  How did that happen?  Where did 2011 go?!

Anyway, now is crunch time for getting your holiday cards together, whether you will mail them, or go green this year {and save postage} by handing them out at all your fun get-togethers.  If you are a {BD}client I already know you want to stand out, have something special.  I’m happy to share with you the fabulous stylings of Julia’s Poppies.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/juliaspoppies

 

Because you are amazing, I’ve worked you a nice little deal over there!  All my readers and clients can receive 15% off by using the code: BD15OFF.  She has an awesome variety of custom cards, many of the samples showcasing BD images.  None of these designs have been on your friends’ refrigerators yet!  So go check them out and choose your favorite.  Also, a fun little giveaway!!!!  Share a link to this post/website on Facebook and then leave a comment on the blog here letting me know that you did.  On Dec 1st one commenter will be chosen at random as the winner.  The winner will receive a photo card design of their choice!  So start sharing…’tis the season after all.

 

 

you will find these and more at  http://www.etsy.com/shop/juliaspoppies

{{{{congratulations!!}}}

heather stump, you were chosen as the winner by random.org

now you just choose your favorite BD image and your favorite Julia’s Poppies design and pair em up!  have fun, thanks for sharing, can’t wait to see what you come up with

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Emily White - I am sharing your post… Pick me! Lol.

Heather Stump - I am sharing too!! ;-)

Cassie Gutt - Shared your AWESOME blog!

Amanda Johns - I shared your post also :) !!!

Bradley, party of five {{cincinnati dayton family photographer }}

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  today we all get time to reflect on our blessings of family, health, freedom, and absurdly abundant food. 

i’ve been super busy shooting like a mad woman thru’ october and november.  this was one of my last shoots before i ran away to the mountains with my BDs for a break.  

how thankful must Ellen and Michael be to have these 3 little girls?!

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they have a lot to be thankful for in fact.  Ellen, Villanova tennis star, and Michael, of NBA and UK basketball fame, spend their time now enriching the community thru’ their Moksha yoga studios in Cincinnati and NKY, and pouring profits back out with local and international outreach programs.  you can read more about all that here. 

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for our time together, i got to skip around with the three little beauties and we pretended like it wasn’t 30* out.  the bright sun was a good start.

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we spied on mama and daddy, chased the farm kitty (or some of us ran from it), had a mini camping adventure, raced down the tree lined gravel, snuggled to keep warm….

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…they even pulled mama into a few rounds of ring around the rosie and got major air from 6’10″ daddy!-143, 4 and 5?  these dolls were serious troopers out there in the bitter cold.  i wish you girlies full bellies and warm lazy turkey day naps.  can’t wait to meet up again for more fun, and if the temp is above freezing, even better:)-4

and in the spirit of black friday, i guess i should remind all of you that if you send your 2012 session deposit in before the end of the year, you lock in the 2011 rate.  AND if your next session is within 6 months of your last, you save another $50.  AND if you want to present your deposit as a BD gift certificate to the BD addict in your house {i’m looking at you Mike Martin} i can email one over for you to pop into a picture frame and hang on the tree.  the flurry of family, friends and holiday parties starts now thru’ new years.  i wish you all safety and sanity.  til next time, cheers!

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Sarah Martin - Mike WILL be getting me a BD gift card this Christmas! And if he doesn’t.. I’ll just buy myself one! haha

Nicole - Such a beautiful family!! And awesome pics Bridgette!