I'm a coffee-fueled boy mama with a deep love for film, old family photos, acoustic music, and the sound of waves crashing at the beach.
Whether you're coming to see a love-soaked family or lifestyle newborn session, glimpses of beautiful Charleston, or my favorite local restaurant and coffee shops - I am excited to share a little piece of my heart with you.
The only way I can describe this beautiful lifestyle newborn session for baby J is classic and Southern. The Feltman Brother’s blanket, big sister’s precious outfit, and the sweetest family made this session such a joy to photograph.
When this beautiful mama reached out to me about a session, she mentioned they would be moving just before their baby boy was born. Additionally, she had hoped to do less photos in the bedroom than most lifestyle newborn sessions involve. I am always happy to work with my clients’ requests and their gorgeous home made this particular request easy.
By far I think the photos of baby J with his big sister are my favorite from the whole gallery. I am not sure if it could get any more sweet seeing her loving on him.
As a newborn photographer and mama of two, that sibling bond is one of my favorites to document!
This session was also my first session where I incorporated film into my workflow.
You know, those old cameras our parents used to take photos with where you had to have the film developed?!
I only took a few, but I just love the color tones and ethereal quality of film. However, film requires a lot of light. Big sister’s bedroom was the perfect space to use my 35mm camera. Film something I’ve been wanting to incorporate into sessions for a while. Between taking online courses, asking film photographers billions of questions, and practicing- I finally feel comfortable calling myself a hybrid photographer!
From now on I will be incorporating more and more film into my sessions!
Caitlyn Motycka is a Charleston Family, Maternity and Newborn Photographer based out of Charleston, SC. Service areas include Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palms, James Island, Folly Beach, and surrounding areas.
If you’re interested in scheduling an in-home newborn session when your little one makes their debut, contact me here!