Tuscarawas & Stark County OH Red Thread Adoption Photographer | NE Ohio

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, “An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.”

I feel like not many people are aware of this program available to new parents who are adopting or the fact that there are 100’s of photographers nationwide who offer their services, love and time for this organization.


This is taken from Red Thread Session’s website:

About Red Thread Sessions

Red Thread Sessions was started in 2011 by two custom photographers in Texas and Maryland, both whom added to their families through adoption. Feeling the need in their communities to celebrate the beauty of adoption through photography, Red Thread Sessions was born. Soon after, many other photographers throughout the U.S. felt moved to donate their time as well. Red Thread sessions not only captures family portraits of new families, it also capture the precious, happy, confusing, exciting, exhausting, traumatic, life-changing time that is so often brief and fleeting in the life of an adoptive family.

Why “Red Thread” Sessions?

The Ancient Chinese Proverb is a commonly-used saying within the adoption community. It symbolizes the bond that all adoptive children have with their adoptive parents, even before they meet. An invisible “red thread” connects them to the people they are destined to meet. Although this Proverb truly relates to all people, it has a particularly strong connection to adoptive families and seemed like the perfect name for this organization.


 I wanted to also take a few moments and explain why I became a Red Thread Photographer. Even though my husband and I have never adopted, it’s always been something deep on my heart and I find myself drawn to families who’ve adopted. When I was a little girl, my Barbie dolls always had at least 1 family who adopted. I imagine this originally came from my Aunt and Uncle adopting all of their babies, 4 in all, and from all different backgrounds and reasons. I love each and every one of their stories. I also have friends who were adopted and other friends who have adopted or are planning to adopt. I love the heart behind it. The love. The instant bond that makes you a family. It doesn’t matter how you became a family. Just that you ARE. And that right there is why I became a Red Thread Session Photographer. My extended family is made up of all kinds from all over. Some were born into. Some were adopted. Some have been from a divorced family and their father or mother married into our family and we gained cousins and Aunt’s and Uncle’s. I have half siblings and it doesn’t make a difference how I feel about them. Family is family no matter how they arrived. ❤

All that being said, these sessions are free (travel fee’s may apply) and are limited to how many I can accept each year!! In order to comply with the Red Thread guidelines, the adoption session needs to be completed within 3 months of the child coming home (barring any unusual situations where health complications prohibit that from happening). If you are planning to adopt in 2015, or know of someone else who is, and want to reserve a time for one of these sessions please contact me. I offer a free session, your choice of 5 digital images selected from your finished proof gallery and a set of 4×6 proof images with a 15% discount on any optional print/product purchases. Or you can choose one of my full sessions at a 50% discount. View investment information here regarding baby’s first year plans as well as maternity and family session information. Please make sure you’ve viewed my portrait galleries prior to contacting me so that you know your style meshes well with my own. 🙂 Contact me for your own shoot by emailing me at info@brandiwilliamsonphotography.com or by clicking here for my contact tab.Dover New Philadelphia Canton Akron Green Massillon Ohio Red Thread Adoption Photographer | Tuscarawas County and Stark County OH | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com(Note: Not all clients in above photos are from Red Thread Adoption Sessions)

© Brandi Williamson Photography | baby, family and adoption photographer serving Dover (44622) New Philadelphia (44663) OH and surrounding areas in Tuscarawas County, Stark County, Holmes County and Northeast Ohio | To book your session contact me via my website’s contact page to reserve your appointment!

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Akron OH children’s photographer | quick 2 year milestone session + a big brother

Ahhhhh 2 year olds. ❤ Their sessions are either tons of fun and full of giggles… or the opposite. 😉 In Cali’s instance, it was giggles that won out. 🙂 Her Mom and I knew we had to work fast with this one so it was a short and sweet milestone session. And then of course big brother had to stand in front of my camera too. 😛 I love his toothy grin!!

Go here to view more milestone sessions. View investment information here regarding milestone sessions. Contact me for your own shoot by using my contact tab or emailing me at info@brandiwilliamsonphotography.com.

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Dover New Philadelphia OH Photographer | Project 52 | imagination

Oh my word!!! This is a FUN theme!!! You’re for sure going to want to check out ALL of our blogs this week!!! 🙂

I really hadn’t messed around with this type of Photoshopping images so this took some playing and learning on my part. I love that it really pushed me out of my comfort zone!!

The first image I attempted was my oldest daughter, Emma, and her books. She LOVES to read so we wanted to document her in this stage. Her composite was fairly simple. I took a shot of the books stacked up and then I photographed her sitting on a stool and I combined the 2 with some behind the scenes Photoshop magic. 😉 She is so excited about her finished photo that she’s asked if I could print it as a poster for her bedroom. How fun!

New Philadelphia Ohio childrens photographer 44663 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | Project 52: ImaginationLiam’s photo was quite a lot more difficult. First off, he’s 3 and he’s very much not a fan of my camera. He refused to wear the clothes I chose for him. And we ended up changing up the entire idea and instead went with whatever he decided to do. Isn’t that the typical life with a toddler? LOL I do love the end result though!! Don’t you? He giggles every time that he sees it too and says “Oh I’m small Liam! Look Mommy! That dolphin’s gonna gobble my fishie! Stay awayyyyyy shark! Oh no!” And then all of that is typically followed by “Let’s go! I want a bubble bath please!!!” Love this little boy and his fun imagination!!New Philadelphia Ohio childrens photographer 44663 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | Project 52: ImaginationIzzy Grace’s chalkboard image was the last one we got around to finishing. She and I discussed what we wanted to do at the beginning of the week but things kept happening and we would put it off another day for one reason or another. (Kind of like the same reason I have yet to call the Preschool up again to set up another date for a tour for Liam?! OOPS!). Isabella’s photo was a lot of fun to execute!! I knew that I didn’t want a generic chalkboard stock image in the background. I wanted it to be HER drawing. So she set to work on that this morning. Then immediately following a studio session on Saturday morning, I told her we would photograph her “flying”. And of course we needed to add in her beloved Duffy Bear who goes everywhere else with her. It’s only natural he would go on a flying adventure through her chalkboard drawing wonderland too!!! 😛Dover Ohio 44622 New Philadelphia Ohio childrens photographer 44663 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | Project 52: Imagination

Next in line for our blog circle is the talented LeAnn Rehm Photography. Seriously, you do not want to miss this so please click her link to view! 🙂 Her photo is so much fun!!

To view past week’s of our Finding Me: Project 52 click here.

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Tuscarawas County Ohio baby + child photographer | Dover New Philadelphia OH | Mack + Hudson

We all know that 6 month baby sessions are high on my favorite things to photograph list. 🙂 Add in a sweet 3 year old brother and it’s a big win in my book! 🙂 Meet Mack (3 years old) and Hudson (6 months old). These adorable brothers recently moved to Ohio from Virgina along with their big sister and Mom & Dad. I get to see big sister again in just a few short weeks for her 6 year old studio session and Hudson’s 9 month milestone as well. 😀

I cannot get over Hudson’s flyaway hair-do! Can he be any more precious?! And Mack & his tie? I die. ❤

Fun tidbit: Mack has had his photo taken with the same tie for every milestone session beginning with his newborn shoot. The photographer they used in Virginia can be found here. She is pretty amazing. And that makes me feel even more special and happy that these little one’s Momma chose *ME* as their new Ohio photographer. ❤ Thank you Natisha!Dover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comDover New Philadelphia Tuscarawas County Ohio baby and toddler photographer 44663 44622 | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com

© Brandi Williamson Photography 6 month baby and 3 year old child photographer serving Strasburg (44680) Dover (44622) New Philadelphia (44663) OH and surrounding areas in Tuscarawas County, Stark 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 Smash Cake Photographer | rider’s giant cupcake smash

Rider. ❤ Gosh, he is so darn cute! He was right from the start too of course. See for yourself and go look at his newborn session and his 6 month studio session too! See? Told you! Future heart breaker for sure. ❤ Now let’s talk about this awesome (and yummy!!!!) giant cupcake of his from New Philadelphia’s Sugarfuse. Have you been by their storefront in Bistro 131 yet? Try their buckeyes… Yummmmmm. Buckeyes are sort of my favorite everywhere though so I might be biased towards them. 😉New Philadelphia Dover Bolivar Canton OH smash cake photographer | Tuscarawas County Ohio | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Dover Bolivar Canton OH smash cake photographer | Tuscarawas County Ohio | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Dover Bolivar Canton OH smash cake photographer | Tuscarawas County Ohio | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Dover Bolivar Canton OH smash cake photographer | Tuscarawas County Ohio | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Dover Bolivar Canton OH smash cake photographer | Tuscarawas County Ohio | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Dover Bolivar Canton OH smash cake photographer | Tuscarawas County Ohio | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Dover Bolivar Canton OH smash cake photographer | Tuscarawas County Ohio | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyPhotographing studio and outdoor sessions in Dover, New Philadelphia, Bolivar, Canton Ohio and surrounding Tuscarawas & Stark County areas | 1st birthday smash cake studio session | © Brandi Williamson Photography

Dover, New Philadelphia OH 1st birthday + smash cake photographer | anna is 1

This little girl entered the world at just 4 lbs and has grown so much and is such a blessing to everyone around her.  I can hardly believe she is one already! I’ve photographed her at newborn stage, 6 months and now 1 year! At this studio session we also grabbed a 3 generation picture with Anna, Mom & Grandma! How fun and great for her to have when she’s older to look back on. ❤

PS – Anna’s adorable pink ombre cake is from Kat at Camelot Cakes in New Philadelphia Ohio. Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyAndddddddd…. DONE. 😉 ♪ It’s my party, and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry if I want to ♪Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyI love doing these storyboard collages to document baby’s first year ❤ Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio first birthday smash cake photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Northeast Ohio | Tuscarawas CountyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio first year photographer | studio photography | Tuscarawas County OH | © Brandi Williamson Photography

Anna’s parents chose to add a Smash Cake Mini to her regular 1 year session. If you’d like to book your own visit my website at www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com or email me at info@brandiwilliamsonphotography.com.Smash Cake Mini Session | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio | Tuscarawas County Photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography

Dover, New Philadelphia OH toddler photographer | my liam is 3

This boy. He has all of us wrapped around his tiny skinny little fingers. ❤ The problem is, he knows it. 😉 He knows that we think he is just the funniest, cutest, silliest, smartest little boy in the world. And that, my friends, can be an issue. 😛 I mean, try saying no to him. It’s not easy. Don’t get me wrong, he hears the word plenty… PLENTY. He is just as rotten and ornery as he is adorable. 🙂 We wouldn’t trade him for the world! Liam James, you’ve completed our family and we all love you so much! Happy 3rd birthday baby! (okay, he turned 3 in September… but at least these photos were taken in October… that’s not too shabby for a photographer’s kid to have photos!) 😛

Oh and would you believe these photos were taken in approximately 3 minutes time (he had to pee LOL), and were at a random pull off on the side of the road that I deemed had appropriately pretty light? Well, it’s true. Sometimes they’re the best locations and shoots honestly! Quick and to the point!

The totally rockin’ awesome cool tee is from KATEKATIE. Please stop by and tell them I sent you!! 🙂

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Dover, New Philadelphia OH family photographer | family of 5

This is such a fun family! I met up with this family of 5 in October of 2014 at the Norma Johnson Center between Dover and Sugarcreek. These boys are seriously as sweet as they come. Their parents are pretty awesome too. 🙂 It also happened to be pretty close to little Blake’s 1st birthday!!! New Philadelphia Ohio, Dover Ohio, family  photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Ohio, Dover Ohio, family  photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Ohio, Dover Ohio, family  photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Ohio, Dover Ohio, family  photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Ohio, Dover Ohio, family  photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Ohio, Dover Ohio, family  photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Ohio, Dover Ohio, family  photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Ohio, Dover Ohio, family  photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyNew Philadelphia Ohio, Dover Ohio, family  photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyTuscarawas County Ohio family photographer | Dover, New Philadelphia OH | Norma Johnson Center | © Brandi Williamson Photography

Dover, New Philadelphia children’s photographer | great outdoor mini

When you look back and remember your childhood… what do you see? I see trees and grass and imagination and creeks and MESSES! Two of my favorite childhood homes included all of these things right at my backdoor and the time spent playing in those areas are some of my favorite. So I had these sessions in mind for awhile. Lucky for me, one of my best friends (Julie of Country Summers Photography) also had a similar vision in mind. We put our heads together and our plans combined with an AMAZING location provided by some of my favorite-est clients produced these adorable photos of some of my little clients!  New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014New Philadelphia, Dover, Bolivar Ohio children's photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014© Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | Dover, New Philadelphia, Bolivar Ohio children’s photographer | Great Outdoor Mini Sessions | Tuscarawas County Ohio

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Dover, New Philadelphia OH family photographer | zoar garden session

Don’t mind me as I try to catch up on blogging today!! Have I mentioned how much I love shooting at Zoar Garden??? 😉 No? The answer is a lot. 🙂Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar GardensDover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar GardensDover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar GardensDover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar GardensDover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar GardensDover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar GardensDover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar GardensDover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar GardensAnd 2 things I love equally… out-takes and behind the scenes… 🙂 Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar GardensDover, New Philadelphia Ohio family photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | family session at Zoar Gardens© Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio child and family photographer | photography session at Zoar Gardens | Tuscarawas County OH

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Starting in 2015, I will be doing less Facebook and more blogging, Google+ and emails. Make sure you’re connected to see the latest from me and to find out about upcoming fun mini sessions and specials!! Follow my blog and subscribe via email too!