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Meet Charis – Your OKC Photographer

An OKC photographer powered by lots of coffee, snuggles with my daughters, a love for Jesus, and a firm conviction that every life is worth celebrating.

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Hey Friend, I’m Charis!

Does getting photos stress you out? Do you dread all the details and planning and the pressure to have the kids (or the husband 😂) on their best behavior? I’m so glad you are here because I can’t wait to serve you! I’m here to help and assist you from planning to styling and even to printing your dream photos.

As a family and newborn photographer in the OKC metro area, I specialize in natural-light and lifestyle photographer. I especially love in-home sessions that involve newborns and/or young children. I enjoy making photo sessions with your family be stress-free and fun.

My firm belief is that family photos are the treasure trove that should hold the memories of your family’s story. How and where you belong together. So when it comes to getting pictures done I want them to hold the story of your lives…that years down the road after the sleepless nights are no more and the endless loads of laundry stop you will be able to remember the wonderful, beautiful moments of those days.

It’s why I think you should get photos done regularly – not for Christmas cards but for YOU, for YOUR family. It’s why I’m passionate about helping print your photos and creating albums. It’s why I want your clothing choices to be about WHO you are – not just cause they are popular on Instagram and Pinterest. It’s why I want YOU to soak in your session, not worry about perfect smiles. It’s emotions, love and joy I want you to see in your family.

I’m Charis – a wife, a momma and a Norman based natural light lifestyle photographer, serving the OKC area. I specialize in capturing authentic moments for families through family, newborn, motherhood and birth photography.

I believe there is magic in the ordinary moments of our days.

I am married to Kenneth who besides being my biggest cheerleader, is also my in-house web designer and barista. Yes, I’m spoiled. I’m mama to two little miracle girls. They are feisty, opinionated and fill our lives with so much joy & laughter (and, in the spirit of honesty, exhaustion). The grace and love of Jesus in my life profoundly influences my life. I find delight in being a follower of Jesus.  As a family we love having both new and old friends around our table and adventuring around this city to new places and familiar favorites.

I consider myself a photographic artist. I blend a lifestyle and photojournalistic approach for my sessions. Documenting the unique seasons of life – however beautiful, messy and ordinary it is, that’s what is important to me. I want to make the ordinary beautiful, the present timeless. I love creating imagery that embraces the little details, the in-between, the chaos, the perfectly imperfect. To me photography is the perfect medium for capturing the family story – the memories, the emotions, the connections – for generations to come. Family plays an incredible role in the threads that weave our lives. This is your celebration your story and creating a record for the future. A record of love, belonging and memory.

photo credit: Sara Wagner Photography

I believe each new life is a gift from God and should be celebrated!

A Few of My Favorite Things

  • Baby wearing
  • Early morning runs
  • A stack of books
  • Smiles
  • Fresh roasted organic coffee
  • Outdoor adventures with my families
  • Soft blankets
  • Fresh flowers
  • Learning more about non-toxic
  • Organic, natural and sustainable living

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