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.
I want you to walk away from your session with images that add that pep to your step when you are weary, help you see the joy in spite of the pain and light the fire of your love on the days when you aren’t sure you’ll make it to bedtime.
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.
Photos remind us of what and who we treasure. They turn the ordinary turn it into magical and reveal to us the reality of how blessed and good our life really is.
Growing up my grandparents had the way going up their open stair case lined with pictures. As a child I spent hours studying those images – that told me of people and places I would never meet or see but whose threads ran through my own story.
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 an Edmond 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.
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 home full of people
- A stack of books
- Fresh roasted organic coffee
- Outdoor adventures with my family
- Soft blankets
- Fresh flowers
- Organic, natural and sustainable living