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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Bolivar Ohio newborn & baby photographer | Dover OH | 4 days new ariana

This beautiful baby girl and her parents traveled from Bolivar and visited my Midvale Ohio studio back in December for her newborn photo session.

7 lbs 7 oz and 19 inches of snuggly perfection at 4 days new ❤

When you’re done peeking at Ariana’s gallery, maybe you’ll want to view her parent’s maternity session. 🙂

To view more newborn sessions click here. It’s never too early to schedule your own newborn session!! If you are pregnant then NOW is the best time to reserve your spot on my calender. View investment information here regarding newborn baby sessions and baby’s first year plans as well as maternity session information. Contact me for your own shoot by emailing me at info@brandiwilliamsonphotography.com or by clicking here.

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© Brandi Williamson Photography newborn baby and family photographer serving Bolivar (44612) 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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New Philadelphia Dover OH Twin Newborn & Baby Photographer | twin blessings

While one baby can be difficult at times to pose and photograph, imagine photographing 2 babies! 😛 These twin babies are so gorgeous and snugly that I didn’t mind one bit. My approach to a twin newborn session is more simple and sweet. I aim to photograph the babies in natural and organic poses to keep the babies peaceful and comfortable. I call this shoot a win! Thank you Ashley for bringing in your precious babies and letting me play, snuggle and photograph them!!!

Meet Maxx & Nora | 11 days new at their studio session

To view more newborn sessions click here. It’s never too early to schedule your own newborn session!! If you are pregnant then NOW is the best time to reserve your spot on my calender. View investment information here regarding newborn baby sessions and baby’s first year plans as well as maternity session information. Contact me for your own shoot by emailing me at info@brandiwilliamsonphotography.com or by clicking here.New Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comYou have to love those sisters and their crazy antics too…. Starting them early here… 😉New Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comI guess brother is up to no good too… 😛 I have a feeling these 2 siblings are going to give Mom and Dad a lot of laughs in the coming years. HA!New Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com

© Brandi Williamson Photography newborn baby and twin photographer serving Midvale (44653) 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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New Philadelphia Dover OH Twin Newborn & Baby Photographer | twin blessings

While one baby can be difficult at times to pose and photograph, imagine photographing 2 babies! 😛 These twin babies are so gorgeous and snugly that I didn’t mind one bit. My approach to a twin newborn session is more simple and sweet. I aim to photograph the babies in natural and organic poses to keep the babies peaceful and comfortable. I call this shoot a win! Thank you Ashley for bringing in your precious babies and letting me play, snuggle and photograph them!!!

Meet Maxx & Nora | 11 days new at their studio session

To view more newborn sessions click here. It’s never too early to schedule your own newborn session!! If you are pregnant then NOW is the best time to reserve your spot on my calender. View investment information here regarding newborn baby sessions and baby’s first year plans as well as maternity session information. Contact me for your own shoot by emailing me at info@brandiwilliamsonphotography.com or by clicking here. New Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comNew Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comYou have to love those sisters and their crazy antics too…. Starting them early here… 😉 New Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.comI guess brother is up to no good too… 😛 I have a feeling these 2 siblings are going to give Mom and Dad a lot of laughs in the coming years. HA!New Philadelphia Ohio 44663 natural newborn and baby photographer | twins | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com

© Brandi Williamson Photography newborn baby and twin photographer serving Midvale (44653) 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 photographer | small changes for 2015

As you may have noticed, I’ve been trying to catch up on some blogging over the Christmas break and my slow season. Facebook has (once again) announced some changes for business pages that will make it harder for us to be seen beginning January 1st. While this isn’t anything new (they change things ALL.OF.THE.TIME.), this just gave me a much needed push to implement a few changes in the way I get in touch with you. While I do love Facebook and everything it’s done for my small growing business, I don’t want to rely on it either. I want my business to do well with or without FB. Most importantly, I want to be sure I can still reach my clients (YOU!!!) and vice versa if ever there isn’t a Brandi Williamson Photography business Facebook page. <—– In the meantime, there is the link for said page. 😉

Okay let’s bring on the new and improved BWP!!!! ……

POSTING AND NOTIFICATION CHANGES:

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! Updates and photos will still be posted on Facebook, however I believe less of you will be able to view them. It’s already slim pickings now. :/ I don’t want anyone to be left out!

PRICING CHANGES:

If you’ve previously booked, you are eligible to receive 2014 pricing. If you’d rather have the updated 2015 pricing, you may. Just tell me either way which you would prefer. 🙂 I’ve redesigned my pricing structure to ensure that everyone receives digitals AND professional prints. All sessions will now include both!!!

The “HALF” sessions will include a smaller amount of digitals and print proofs and be less of an investment for those on a budget. They have the option of adding more digitals if you desire only a few extra, plus a 10% discount on prints + products.

The “FULL” sessions are just that. You’ll receive all of the finished images in your gallery via digital download (CDs will still be available upon request) and you also will receive a 4×6 print proof of each image in your gallery!!!! AWESOME! And if that isn’t enough, you also get a $75 print credit to purchase other size prints (wallets, 5x7s, 8x10s, 10x13s, 11x14s or bigger!!!). Not to mention a 25% discount on said prints + products.

The Baby’s First Year Plans now come with… wait for it…. 10×10 CANVAS GALLERY WRAPS!!!!!!!!!!!! One from each milestone session! YES! Just think what an amazing display you’ll have a the end of the year! ❤

For those of you who do enjoy having professional prints and lots of them, I will still be offering my print packages in addition to the new all inclusive options. And the best news? My print prices will be lowered… A LOT! 🙂 YAY!

Retainer fee’s are now able to be paid for online with a few clicks! Easy peasy!!

You can view the new pricing structure now on my website under the Investment tab. CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBSITE

Besides the print packages being lowered (again YAY!), if you really look in detail at the pricing…. Nothing, I repeat, NOTHING is going up in price. I’ve just combined it all together instead of session fee + digitals/prints/products. Now it’s just combined into an easy lump sum and much less confusing. Like I mentioned, the “FULL” sessions will still come with a print credit so you can purchase additional print sizes for your home and I am not taking away the print packages. Those are staying exactly the same… only cheaper. And who doesn’t like that? 😉

No worries, yes I will still be hosting my annual holiday mini sessions throughout the year. Easter chicks anyone? 😉

REFERRAL PROGRAM IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER:

Dover, New Philadelphia photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography Referall Program

Now, make sure to run… no walking… and sign up for the email list and also make sure you’re following this blog!!!! 🙂 You don’t want to miss anything in 2015!!!!! For now I’ll leave you with this adorable-y silly photo of my 2 youngest. ❤ We are loving Christmas break! How about you?

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© Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio lifestyle family photographer

 

Dover, New Philadelphia OH newborn + family photographer | 6 days new Hailey

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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!

Dover, New Philadelphia OH newborn + family photographer + newborn mentoring | callie + zelda mae

This past August, I had the opportunity to meet and mentor Jamie, of Tiltawhirl Photography. Let me tell you first, she is so sweet and down to earth. Jamie is a fantastic photographer too! I’ve been following her for awhile and just this past year she has sky rocketed. Make sure you stop by her website and view her work. Absolutely breath-taking!!! And her house!!! GAH! I love it. So adorable and well designed!! It was a joy to spend the day with her photographing and snuggling on little bitty newborns! We spent some time going over setting up for a newborn shoot in the studio before the babies arrived. Once we were all ready, we jumped right in!! My approach to teaching is very hands on. I learn best that way and feel that most others do as well. Typically I will start the posing off first and have my mentoree perfect the pose or put their own spin on it as we go. Of course, safety is always key. I am there to make sure baby stays safe and secure at all times. I will show the basics of posing different set-ups and then if baby is willing, I will have my mentoree try it as well. With Jamie, she needed just basic posing skills and more Photoshop editing of newborn skin (it can be so tricky!!!). We used natural lighting for these sessions since that is what Jamie was most used to and had available. 🙂 A little different for me since I haven’t done natural light in studio for years, but it was fun!

First we photographed Jamie’s own niece, 7 days new Callie. ❤ Little sweet pea!Green Ohio, Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio newborn photographer & mentoring (4)Green Ohio, Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio newborn photographer & mentoring (3)Green Ohio, Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio newborn photographer & mentoring (2)We also photographed 4 days new, Zelda Mae (LOVE ❤ THE NAME!) and her family. 🙂 Green Ohio, Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio newborn photographer & mentoring (7)Green Ohio, Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio newborn photographer & mentoring (6)Green Ohio, Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio newborn photographer & mentoring (1)Green Ohio, Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio newborn photographer & mentoring (8)She wasn’t entirely sure about this idea… 😉 Green Ohio, Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio newborn photographer & mentoring (9)I was busy and mainly concentrating on making sure Jamie was having a good experience and being hands on for photographing and posing the babies, so I honestly didn’t take many photos myself. I did manage to grab at least one behind the scenes shot of Jamie capturing the family shot of Zelda Mae and her Mom and Dad. ❤ Green Ohio, Dover, New Philadelphia Ohio newborn photographer & mentoring (5)Are you interested in mentoring with me? Contact me at info@brandiwilliamsonphotography.com with NEWBORN MENTORING in the subject line. 🙂

Here is some of what Jamie had to say after mentoring:

“Thank you, Brandi!! You cut down my editing time so much, and if I can just get past my fears about putting something out there and then wishing I could get it back and edit and re-edit and edit again, then hopefully I will be in a place where I’m not spending so much time stressing!! I am so grateful to you for all you taught me. I am actually excited for the next time I will have a newborn in the studio. And I actually think I’m prepared if I would get a last minute call for a newborn, whereas before our mentoring session, I would just panic and do all I could to find another photographer for whomever called. (But I will continue to take great comfort knowing that I have an amazing photographer just down the road to refer clients to!) Working with you was awesome, and I hope to have the opportunity to do it again.” – Jamie E.

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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!

© Brandi Williamson Photography | Dover, New Philadelphia, Green Ohio newborn + family photographer | mentoring

Dover, New Philadelphia OH family + maternity photographer | alveya’s going to be a big sister soon!

I am starting to think about and plan out newborn sessions for 2015!! This sweet little family will be one of them in February. I cannot wait to photograph baby sister!! I mean, doesn’t big sister just look SO EXCITED?! 😀 I love shooting at Norma Johnson Center during just about every season. If you’re considering a location session, keep this place in mind! 🙂Dover Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio family, child and maternity photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio family, child and maternity photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio family, child and maternity photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio family, child and maternity photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio family, child and maternity photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio family, child and maternity photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio family, child and maternity photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio family, child and maternity photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio family, child and maternity photographer | © Brandi Williamson PhotographyDover, New Philadelphia Ohio family, maternity + newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography 2014 | maternity session | pregnancy announcement

Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | 7 days of deals | gift certificates

7 Days of Deals

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Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | 7 days of deals | gift certificates

7 Days of Deals

OOPS!! Guess who forgot (again!!) to post this on the blog! Soooooooooo, lucky you! You get an extension! Offer stands until Saturday, December 20th. Black Friday Deal, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Gift Certificates, photography, OhioDover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday sale | Gift Certificates | Tuscarawas County Ohio