Red Thread Sessions

I am proud to be a participating member of Red Thread Sessions, another wonderful non-profit organization supporting Adoption and Adoptive Parents.

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.

What is a Red Thread Session?
A Red Thread Session is a complimentary photography session held during your homecoming or shortly after you have become an adoptive family. Depending on what type of Red Thread Session you would like, our sessions will capture you as a new family and all of the emotions that go along with it. As a participating photographer, I have agreed to celebrate your adoption by completely waiving their session fee and offering edited proofs from your session at no cost to you. Travel fees and additional subject fees may still apply, please make sure to ask for details.

How do I qualify for a Red Thread Session?
If you have added to your family through adoption within the last 3 months, you qualify for a Red Thread Session! Your adoption must have been final within the last 3 months. You may be asked to show proof of your adoption date given the charitable nature of a Red Thread Session. Each family qualifies for only one Red Thread Session per adoption and must sign a Red Thread Session model release.

What types of Red Thread Sessions are available?
There are 3 types of Red Thread Sessions available:

  1. a family portrait session within the first 3 months of your finalized adoption to capture family portraits of your new family,
  2. a homecoming session where the volunteering photographer meets you at the airport upon your arrival home to capture the first moments with your family
  3. a birth photography session to capture the birth of the adoptive child in an open adoption.


If you or someone you know is in the processes of adoption, I would LOVE to hear from you. You can also find me on facebook. I work with families in the Beckley area and can only accept two Red Thread sessions per month.

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