Hey there! I’m Charis!
It is an honor to have you considering me as your family photographer!
As a mama of 2 and a family photographer for 5 years, I believe welcoming a new little one into your life is a time to celebrate. A time to treasure as part of your family’s story that is special, unique and YOURS. These are images you will cherish for years to come – the little details of those tiny toes, the way they cuddle up close in your arm, those sleepy new yawns.
I am here to serve you – from when you first reach out, to styling, to printing pictures after the session. My desire is to make the process as stress free as possible.
I want you be able to relax knowing you don’t have to figure everything out and to get excited because your session will actually be fun!
Relaxed lifestyle sessions brimming with connection and love
““I can’t recommend Charis enough. She made our newborn photo session such a relaxed and joyful experience, even amidst the insanity of those first two weeks of life. Working with her felt like having a friend come over to take some natural shots, except they turned out much better than any friend’s would. She even gracefully handled our crazy, barky dog and incorporated him into our photos! The photos she took are ones we’ll cherish forever and I can’t wait to work with her again as our baby grows and as our family eventually does too.” – MC
What is a newborn lifestyle session?
This is a documentary style session to capture the wonder, emotion and connection of you, your family and your new little one. We let your little one take the lead and capture the intimate moments, itty bitty details and love of this time. Pictures include baby, family, each parent with baby, baby details, nursery etc. It can also be a great time some of your daily routine – making coffee, bath time, etc.
What do I expect during an in home newborn session?
I will send you a detailed preparation and clothing guide to help you prepare for the session. The full session will take between 1-2 hours and take place between 10am-1pm.
Full payment is due by day of session.
Much of what is captured can be done within 45 minutes to an hour but I give a good block of time to allow for ease and comfort. If baby gets fussy and needs to eat that will not upset things. More time is always better then less.
Newborn sessions can be scheduled up until your little one is 3 months old. I often suggest within the 10 day -3 week mark just to give you time to feel settled in a bit more and relaxed.
You will receive a gallery full of 50+ digital images within 2-3 weeks after your session. You can print through my professional lab or print at other places you wish.
Complimentary $50 print credit and 50% off albums.
Newborn Photo Session Pricing – $650
please note: I do not do the studio newborn “posed & propped” photos of the baby. While I don’t pose, I do direct and guide during the session to make it comfortable for everyone. I get individual photos of baby and sometimes those need to be in mamas arms. No froggy babies in my sessions.
Where do I service?
I service the metro OKC area (including Edmond, Yukon, Midwest City, Guthrie, Norman, Arcadia). If you live 30 miles outside of 73013 then a travel surcharge will apply.
I Love this! So how do a I book?
Yay! I’m so excited you are choosing this special in home session. I pencil in your due date on my calender and check in closer to the baby’s arrival. Once baby comes, get in touch with me asap and I will give you several dates to choose from. To get your session on the books…
1. Sign the session agreement
2. pay the $100 retainer fee.
3. You’re set!
Extra Add – On’s
Maternity Session – $350 with booked newborn session
30 minute session with online gallery – 20 digital images – can be in-home or outdoor, scheduled between 28 – 34 weeks
Fresh 48 – $400 with booked newborn session
A great way to remember your littles meeting their new siblings, those very very first moments, photos to share the news with the world. These photos are a special turnaround time of sneak peek within 12 hrs and full gallery within 1 week. 45 min – 1 hr session / 30+ digital images
We were so thrilled with the way Charis captured our family! She was incredibly professional and highly responsive while we were planning our in home lifestyle session. She made it so easy for us since she worked with our schedule and was flexible with her time. Charis also made us feel completely at ease with her very calm and sweet demeanor. She went the extra mile to capture so many beautiful and personal images of our family that we will cherish forever! – B
Maternity + Fresh 48 + Newborn Lifestyle Session (can be done anytime before or by baby’s 6 month birthday) – $1350
Baby Packages include digital images from each session and a complimentary $100 print credit
All packages do require a $200 retainer. Rest of payment is split out before each session. Payment plans can be adjusted.