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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 }

best decade of my life {{ cincinnati tween photographer dayton }}

i was going to post brooklynne’s birthday pics from last month…and then i realized i had yet to post briella’s birthday pics from last summer.  then i realized that it’s because i’ve been busy with a newborn…who will actually be celebrating his 1/2 birthday this weekend.  and if briella is nine, that means i’ve been married for ten years.  a decade?  all signs point to me officially being a grown up.  when did that happen?

anyway…on to documenting and celebrating briella soleil, our first sunshine girl.

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as you can see, she’s 3 parts legs-for-days

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and 2 parts blue eyes.

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she is laugh attacks at the dinner table, biting her sleepy grouchy tongue all morning before school and begging to hold her brother first when she gets home.

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her aspiration in life is to be an artist, or an art teacher.  she’s been begging to splatter paint all over her bedroom walls.  the boring practical adult that’s apparently snuck up inside me cringed, but the 9 year old in myself remembered really really wanting to do the same thing at that age.  i decided that a trash the flower girl dress session was in order:) 

-1-2-3every year on their birthdays they get a canvas to paint with their age.  she decided to go at that while the air was warm and the sun was bright, creating yet another priceless masterpiece to spruce up her unsplattered hot pink bedroom walls.-4-1-2really not a girly girl anyway, this part was pure bliss for her.  the only downside would be the shower she would have to take in the end.  the child loathes showers.-2-2-5-4-2brown berry.  she came out darker than all of us and continues to be no matter the season.  she tans 3 shades walking from the house to the car.  it’s daddy’s native american blood.  she looks like me, and brian says she acts like me {at the most frustrating times, when i’m lamenting about her pre-tween hormones}, but don’t be fooled, she is allllll daddy’s girl.-6-5-2

but i try:)  i woo her away with mommy daughter dates, she’s brave and tries sushi with me when no one else will, and she massaged me to sleep almost every night during my pregnancy!  she’s a center-part low ponytail basketball playing girl most days, but she has a drive and sense of adventure that i can always count on when i want a sidekick to do something crazy with.  i’m immensely proud of her being a quiet leader among her peers and a protective responsible big sister when no one is looking. 

-7mama loves you ella, ella, a-a.  just as much as daddy does, and even as much as you love him:) 

happy 9th birthday

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SisnamedJen - Love her like she was one of mine.

Nicole - I love these! Your daughters are beautiful :)

waiting to be Held {{ cincinnati dayton newborn photographer pet photography }}

amy&rick, and her two fur brothers, are happy to announce the somewhat early arrival of 5LB 10OZ princess catherine-6-4-2-8-5-2-7-3-2-3-2-4-6-2-9-12-10-13-11-1-1-2-2-2-5

enjoy your baby girl, i look forward to meeting up for her half birthday and seeing how much she has grown!

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Amy Held - B…you are just amazing! You captured our sweet little girl in such a special way…THANK YOU! Can’t wait to work with you on her six month pics! :o )

Sue - The most fantastic family pictures ever :) Your love and happiness…pure bliss…is evident in each and every frame.

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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