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 children’s photographer | Easter Mini Sessions

Who’s ready for those adorable little chicks to chirp chirp chirp back into my studio? This year I am playing it safe for both the kids and the bunnies and opting out of bunny pictures. I will have chicks again and will enforce washing hands before you leave in addition to signing a safety/health waiver. Legalities! Gotta love them! 😉 We can also do photos without the chicks if you would prefer.

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Cost is listed above and there is a $25 non-refundable retainer required to book (retainer is deducted from total cost). Payments accepted are credit card (I can invoice you online), check (made out to Brandi Williamson Photography, mailing address is PO Box 301, Midvale OH 44653) or cash. No gift certificates please. Easter Mini Sessions are intended for up to 3 children (siblings please). $10 extra per child. Cousins and extended family can book back to back sessions. These are not intended for family sessions.

Saturday March 7th will be using the turquoise backdrop:
11AM | 11:30AM | 12PM | 12:30PM | 1PM | LUNCH | 2PM | 2:30PM | 3PM | 3:30PM | 4PM

Saturday March 14th will be using the cream colored backdrop:
11AM | 11:30AM | 12PM | 12:30PM | 1PM | LUNCH | 2PM | 2:30PM | 3PM | 3:30PM | 4PM

If you want to schedule a weekday (between 11AM – 2PM) between these dates I will have the chicks available then as well. These will be on select days and scheduled in-between other sessions as well.

I’m looking forward to another fantastic year of fun Easter sessions!!! Don’t forget, refer a **brand new** client to me and you can both receive a $20 credit (I will allow using this for Easter Mini Sessions this year too!!)

© Brandi Williamson Photography | child and children’s photographer serving 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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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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Mineral City OH newborn baby & family photographer | 5 days new Juliana

This adorable baby girl’s Daddy works with my husband (okay, my husband sorta works for her Dad but shhhhhh don’t tell my husband that 😉 LOL). Not only that, but her parents are also friends. That makes the best kind of client. They came from Mineral City to visit my studio back in December. They even bought me lunch. Win win for me! Oh and Juliana’s father is also a Dennison cop… so the boys had better watch out when she grows up! 🙂

Interested in viewing other newborn sessions like this one? View more of my newborn photos 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.Mineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girlMineral City Ohio newborn baby and family photographer 44656 | Dover New Philadelphia OH photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com | newborn baby girl

© Brandi Williamson Photography newborn baby and family photographer serving Mineral City (44656) 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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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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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 Extended Family Photographer | the family’s all here!

Every once in awhile I do extended family sessions and I usually get a little nervous beforehand because they can be a little chaotic. I feel like that impending chaos just makes the end result that much more satisfying. 🙂 This family was the sweetest! All of them. Some live here in Tuscarawas County and others were visiting over the Thanksgiving holiday. The visit was the reason for the photo this year. I was worrying a little due to the cold weather we were having but they were troopers! We arrived at Warther’s Museum & Gardens in Dover and got right to work. Lucky for me the kids were amazing too. Just look at that grin on their sweet baby girl!!! ❤ Plus they all looked amazing and that really helps as well!! Thanks Ellen for thinking of me to capture your beautiful family!!Dover Ohio extended family photographer Warther's Garden 44622Dover Ohio extended family photographer Warther's Garden 44622Dover Ohio extended family photographer Warther's Garden 44622Dover Ohio extended family photographer Warther's Garden 44622Dover Ohio extended family photographer Warther's Garden 44622Dover Ohio extended family photographer Warther's Garden 44622Dover Ohio extended family photographer Warther's Garden 44622Dover Ohio extended family photographer Warther's Garden 44622© Brandi Williamson Photography extended family photographer serving 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 | 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 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. ❤

To schedule your own session with me, please email me at info@brandiwilliamsonphotography.com or go to my website, www.brandiwilliamsonphotography.com to view more information.Canton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity and newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson CenterCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity and newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson CenterCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity and newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson CenterCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity and newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson CenterCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity and newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson CenterCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity and newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson CenterCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity and newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson CenterCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity and newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson CenterCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity and newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson CenterCanton Ohio, Dover New Philadelphia OH maternity & newborn photographer | © Brandi Williamson Photography | Norma Johnson Center Sugarcreek OH

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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