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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Dover, New Philadelphia OH maternity photographer | zoey+mitchell

I miss Fall!!! The colors are so perfect for photos!!! I feel like we were deprived of a full Fall season this past year though. Lucky for myself and my clients, we did have a few perfect days for shooting, like this one for Zoey & Mitchell’s maternity session at the Norma Johnson Center located between Dover and Sugarcreek Ohio. If you think this a gorgeous couple… just wait until I blog their beautiful daughter’s studio newborn session. ❤

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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 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:

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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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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 | canvas sale

7 Days of Deals

Day 4 | 16×24 Canvas Sale

Purchase a 16×24 canvas for $40 off the regular price!! I have three still available. Email me at info@brandiwilliamsonphotography.com with 7 DAYS OF DEALS in the subject line to claim.Black Friday Deal, photography, OhioDover, New Philadelphia Ohio photographer | Black Friday | Small Business Saturday | Cyber Monday | Tuscarawas County OH | Northeast Ohio | ©Brandi Williamson Photography

Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | monthly instalife | october edition

WOAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! It’s been a month since I’ve blogged!!! Oh my goodness! Time to change that. Fall is always a very busy time for us but it’s still one of my favorite seasons. ❤ I could live in a world of Fall (the 70degree+sunny+beautiful colors Fall) for all my life and be a happy person!!

Highlights of October:

lots of reading | gymnastics with my girls and their cousin | started adding more Paleo into our eating habits …. YUM!! | Fall colors | bathroom funnies | snuggles | lunch dates with the kids | dinner dates with the husband | walks at Norma Johnson Center | rainbows | new gerbil for the family pets | Halloween or “Fall-oween” as Liam calls it | painting pumpkins | 7 year checks | 3 year old picture time | puzzles with Daddy | new Young Living essential oils (member #2111556) + diffuser | shopping and more snuggles

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Dover, New Philadelphia OH baby + child photographer | sisters

girl, noun:

1. sweetness, wrapped with just a sprinkle of attitude.

This precisely describes these 2 sisters from what I can tell. So much love. So many giggles. So much orneriness. And so much clapping. 😉 LOL!

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Dover, New Philadelphia OH toddler + family photographer |family of 3

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

For their 2nd pregnancy, they decided to keep it a surprise whether big brother Tristan would have a baby brother or a sister….

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Well… IT’S A GIRL!!!!

… And baby Grayson is such a doll baby!!! But of course she is, she comes from a fantastic family. I was able to photograph her big brother’s newborn session in what seems like not so long ago and throughout his first year and birthday milestones. You can view big brother’s newborn session here. If you have time you should also peek at their maternity/family session which was done not too long before Grayson made her debut!! The maternity session took place at the Norma Johnson Center between Dover and Sugarcreek. You can find it at this link here. Now, on to baby!!

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