Red Thread sessions are complimentary sessions for adopting families and their new additions. Adoption is such a special time in a family's life and we want to capture that time. 

The organization was started in 2011 by two photographers, one in Texas and one in Maryland, who both added to their family through adoption. They thought it would be wonderful to have a photographer capture such an important time in their lives.

How does the Red Thread Session work?:

First, you'll give me a call or email! We'll set up a date and time for your session and your session fee is complimentary. Once your gallery is complete, I'll email you a link and you can view your photos online.

What comes with the Red Thread session?:

Each photographer in the organization may do things slightly different, however, it is universal that you receive a complimentary session (no session fee) On top of that, I offer my clients a complimentary 8x10 of their choosing, and 20% off any package or a la carte purchase.

Why did I become a Red Thread Session volunteer?
Adoption is near and dear to my heart as both of my brothers are adopted and so is my nephew. Volunteering with such a great organization that focuses on something I relate to was important to me as an individual. I feel that I can relate to the families I photograph because I too have been in their shoes. The anticipation of waiting, the excitement and joy of finally adding to your family, and the relief in knowing that these children have been added to your family make for a fantastic time in a family's life that should be documented.

How do I qualify for a Red Thread Session?:

Easy! You must have adopted your child within the last 3 months of your session. You may be asked to show proof.

What types of Red Thread Sessions are offered?:

There are three types of Red Thread Sessions available:

A family portrait session within the first 3 months of your finalized adoption to capture family portraits of your new family

A homecoming session where the volunteering photographer meets you at the airport upon your arrival home to capture the first moments with your family

A birth photography session to capture the birth of the adoptive child in an open adoption.

If you have any additional questions feel free to email me: mellissa@serendipityphotography.biz

I would love to chat!