Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | project 52 | delicate

Finding Me: Project 52 | week 8 | delicate

I won’t lie. I struggled this week. The snow. The freezing temps. The kids not having school for days on end. Cabin fever has set in. So I almost didn’t even want to participate this week. But instead I forced myself outside when I saw sunshine peeking out one early morning. In my snow boots + jammies + bedhead + no make-up I went tromping around and found these leaves just dangling on and hanging on with all they’ve got. I’m not sure it counts as delicate in most people’s minds, but I see a delicate balance here and hope you can see it too.Dover New Philadelphia Ohio photographer 44663 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | Project 52: delicate

Next in line for our blog circle is Sarah Jastre Photography. Please continue the circle and click her link to view and comment. 🙂

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Dover New Philadelphia OH Photographer | Project 52 | love

Another week has passed which means it’s once again time for our weekly Finding Me: Project 52 blog circle post!!!! This week’s theme is *love*. ❤ Of course, right? 😉 Surprisingly, this is the theme that stumped me. It finally hit me on Sunday morning after looking at the flowers my husband bought for the girls on what I wanted to do. I really am loving the outcome!!! And why not also include some photos of my 3 littlest loves that I took this week? Aren’t they so sweet and lovey? Don’t let them fool you… They were plotting something I’m sure… HA!

Dover New Philadelphia Ohio photographer 44663 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | Project 52: LoveDover New Philadelphia Ohio photographer 44663 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | Project 52: LoveDover New Philadelphia Ohio photographer 44663 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | Project 52: LoveAnd then as we were reading bedtime stories tonight, I knew I wanted this recorded in my *love* photos as well. This is one of my favorite times of the day. We’re winding down. He snuggles with me. He still wants me to climb into bed with him and read his favorite bedtime books. I want to remember this forever. ❤Dover New Philadelphia Ohio photographer 44663 | iPhone photo | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | Project 52: Love Next in line for our blog circle is LeAnn Rehm Photography. Please continue the circle and click her link to view and comment. 🙂

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Dover New Philadelphia OH Photographer | Project 52 | selfie!

week 5 | selfie

It arrived. The week I was dreading. This week’s Finding Me: Project 52 theme is “YOU: selfie”. Don’t get me wrong, I love cell phone selfies. I take selfies with my kids or husband (does that count?), selfies with coffee, selfies with sunshine, selfies with new hair color or a cute style and whatever other random selfie mood might take over. But to take a selfie with my big girl camera… AND post it to my blog for everyone to see?! That’s different for some reason. It just IS! Thoughts ran through my mind…. “Be careful with the angle! Don’t show your double chin!” “Should I put more make-up on?” “Um I’m still holding my coffee cup….” “What about those dark circles and my scars?! Maybe I should edit those out…”

In the end I left all of it. I didn’t add anymore make-up than what I normally wear on a typical day. I left my dark circles because they tell a story of my life right now. Yes I have sleepless nights. I work late. I have 3 kids. I still have nightmares of my past. I have nightmares of what my mind makes up and the “what if….” takes over. Sometimes I just want to sit with my husband on the couch and mindlessly stare at the TV late into the night. Then I wake up early to start the day and get the kids dressed, fed and out the door to school. I left my scars because they tell a story of my past and what has helped shape me into who I am today. Do I feel beautiful? No. Do I feel like I look how I want to look? Absolutely not. Am I okay with all of this? Yes. I am more than okay with it. I am happy. I am blessed. I am loved. And that is beautiful. That is me.

Don’t forget this is our Finding Me: Project 52 blog circle. Visit Sarah Jastre Photography and see her take on this week’s theme. Please click through all of our links and leave us some love by liking and commenting on our posts, especially this week as it turns out selfie week was a difficult one for ALL of us to go through with. In discussing this week’s theme with each-other, we laughed, we cringed, we lifted each-other up, we cried, we criticized our bodies and we boosted each-other’s confidence. Why is it that we can so easily see the beauty in someone else but not ourselves? We, as a society, need to work on this. Let’s begin today.

To view past week’s of our Finding Me: Project 52 click here.New Philadelphia OH Photographer 44663 Project 52© Brandi Williamson Photography photographer serving Dover (44622) New Philadelphia (44663) OH and surrounding areas in Tuscarawas County and Northeast Ohio | To book your session contact me via my website’s contact page to reserve your appointment!

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Dover New Philadelphia OH Photographer | project 52 | up close

week 4 | up close

This week’s theme was fun and allowed me to venture a bit out of typical portrait or lifestyle photography. I wracked my brain trying to come up with something super cool, but then I noticed how my plant looks with the afternoon sun coming in through the window. I kinda dig it (see what I did there?). 😛

Next up in this week’s Project 52 blog circle is Sonia who owns My Story Photography. Please click through the links until you get back to me! I won’t complain if you leave us some blog love while you’re looking. ❤ Canton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography© Brandi Williamson Photography | project 52 | up close | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer

Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | project 52 | light

Week 3 | light

We haven’t had many sunny days lately with all of the cold and snow and ice so I jumped at the chance when I saw this gorgeous sunshine pouring in the window this week. My 3 old wasn’t exactly the perfect model I expected, but I like his take on the theme too. ❤

We’ve decided to turn our little project 52 into a blog circle too for fun and to help hold us accountable as the weeks go by. 🙂 Make sure you stop by Stacy Espinoza Photography next to view her take on this week’s theme. 🙂 After that, continue on through the circle until you get back to me! Don’t forget to leave us comments and “likes”. Thanks!!!Canton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography © Brandi Williamson Photography | project 52 | light | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer

Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | 10 on 10 | june edition

This month’s 10 on 10 is a little different. You see, we’ve been so busy enjoying our Summer vacation that I actually FORGOT to pull out the big girl camera and focused solely on the fun we had instead. 😉 Nothing wrong with that! So this month you get to see my favorite 10 client images from June’s sessions and weddings. FUN!! 🙂 Andddd as usual, it’s way more than 10. I couldn’t narrow it down!! 🙂

Each month I participate in a blog circle with some fabulous photographers. Make sure to click through all the links and see what everyone’s been up to. Next up is Stephanie Kelley Photography. Have fun!© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | wedding photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | wedding photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographerAnd the 3 personal photos I did take over the last month … 🙂

highlights include:

Emma’s new “pre-teen” Bible from her Great-Grandparents || a visit to Indiana where the only photos I took were of a lazy early morning lounging around and Liam doing his breathing treatment for asthma 😉 😛 Hey, it is what it is. We did a lot of super fun things. I just relied more on my phone than my big camera. 😉 No harm in that! Making memories!! 😀© Brandi Williamson Photography | child photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographerDover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography

Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | my life | 10 on 10 May edition

Blog circle time and that means my monthly 10 on 10!!! So excited!

Okay so my 10 on 10 for May is actually more than 10 photos. 😉 But I just didn’t want to limit it!!

Highlights include:

Mother’s Day | last day of 1st and 4th grade | Emma’s “official” 10 year photos | random silliness | mom + kids selfies | pretty peony

Each month, I join some wonderful photographers in a monthly blog circle. When you’re finished here, go ahead and click over to the fabulous Megan Edwards Photography to see what she’s up to this month! Be sure to continue through the circle until you complete it. 🙂

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Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | photog blog circle | love

This month’s theme is *love*. I think that wedding rings represent love perfectly and it works out well for me because I just adore taking the detail shots and wedding and engagement rings are some of very favorites!! Here are just a few of my faves from 2012 and this year. Be sure to scroll through all of them and at the bottom you’ll find a link to view my friend Michele’s take on the love theme as well, and from her blog you can continue on through the blog circle.© Brandi Williamson Photography | wedding rings© Brandi Williamson Photography | wedding rings© Brandi Williamson Photography | wedding rings © Brandi Williamson Photography | wedding rings © Brandi Williamson Photography | wedding rings© Brandi Williamson Photography | wedding ringsI hope you enjoyed viewing my post! Now go check out Michele’s here.

Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | photog blog circle | joy

It’s time again for another monthly blog circle post!! This month’s theme was ‘joy’ and when it snowed a few weeks ago I was so excited because I knew exactly what I was going to be posting this time. What greater joy is there than being a child playing in the snow? Meet my daughter, Izzy Grace. She loves her snow!

After viewing my blog be sure to stop by the other girl’s participating in our blog circle. You can see Eileen with M.E. Photography’s post here.

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