Family on couch during newborn session

Nurture Fest 2023


Nurture Fest 2023 was an evening of beautiful summer light, yummy food and 25 plus amazing breastmilk mamas! Connecting with other mamas, getting beautiful photos done and learning about other service providers here in OKC metro.

It was the culmination of long days of planning, dreaming and making a beautiful evening for breastmilk mamas come to reality. This event was such a dream come true. I’ve had the vision for a breastfeeding photo event supporting mothers and showing them how amazing they are for a long time. And seeing it actually happen brought tears of joy!

Dad holds new baby during photo session.

Seeing strong women show case how beautiful and amazing they are for the work they have done was a gift. And getting to celebrate these mamas made my heart full!

You can read a bit more about the vision and heart behind this event over here where I shared my heart behind making Nurture Fest 2023 happen. And I am so excited to see the Nurture Mama OKC community grow. (Want to be a part? Join our Facebook Group for mamas here!)

There will be more annual Nurture Fests for sure and I’m excited about developing it into more play dates, breastfeeding support, baby wearing support etc – all those things to help mamas! And if you missed the group but want a breastfeeding mini session for world breastfeeding week in August, click the button below and sign up!

I am so grateful for the amazing co-host and sponsors that made Nurture Fest 2023 a reality:

Dr Bri of Living Roots Chiropractic in Moore, OK – chiropractor specializing in women and childrens care.

Brittany Sandoval, BSN RN, IBCLC of Your Feeding Friend – lactation counselor and specialist serving the OKC area.

Dr Hayley – Bravo Therapy Solutions – Craniosacral Fascial Therapist based in Moore, OK but assisting families all over OKC. (Read her amazing interview here!)

Courtney Gillaspia – Okie Birth & Babies – birth & postpartum doula and birth photographer serving the OKC area.

also grateful for the help of Bekah Standerfer of Cross Timbers Photos.

We had delicious food with special treats from A+ Cookies and Sweet Friends Bakery in Edmond, OK.

baby yawns on bed.
Mom snuggles baby during newborn session.
Baby is awake during session.
family of four with newborn
New parents sit on bed during at home newborn photo session.

Above two Images by Bekah of Cross Timbers Photo

Above image by Courtney of Okie Babies

Hey! thanks for taking some time to read this post…if you are a mama in the metro OKC or surrounding area I would love to have you part of Nurture Fest 2024! Join my email list to be the first to hear about it!

I’m Charis – read more about me here. I serve families in OKC, Edmond, Yukon, Midwest City (etc – you get the “picture” I serve metro OKC ;)) through storytelling artistic photography. I do lifestyle family and newborn photos and would be thrilled to serve your family!

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