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 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 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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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?

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


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

 

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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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 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!

Dover, New Philadelphia OH photographer | MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS!!

While I wish I could send a Christmas card to every single one of you, this will have to do instead…

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU from our family to yours!!! Merry Christmas from Brandi Williamson Photography | family photographer Ohio© Brandi Williamson Photography 2014  | family photographer | Ohio photographer | family photo © Country Summers Photography 2014

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

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