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.



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Newborn

July 3, 2019

Charleston Newborn Photographer | welcome baby J

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!

Baby boy lifestyle newborn session by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Baby boy in Feltman Brother's blanket by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Classic and southern Mom with baby boy during lifestyle newborn session | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom with baby boy and big sister during lifestyle newborn session | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Big sister with mom and baby brother during newborn session by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Big sister with mom and baby brother during newborn session by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Big Sister during newborn session in Daniel Island, SC by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Dad with newborn and daughter during newborn session by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Family with two kids wearing blue and white in lifestyle newborn session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Dad with baby during newborn session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of Dad with baby during newborn session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white close up of Dad holding baby by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Dad with baby during newborn session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Big sister with baby brother by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Big sister with baby brother by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom with toddler and baby lifestyle newborn session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom with toddler and baby on couch during lifestyle newborn session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of mom with newborn on sofa by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom with newborn during lifestyle newborn session by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of mom rocking newborn in nursery by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of mom kissing baby in rocker of nursery by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom in nursery with newborn on glider by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom rocking baby in nursery wit blue drapes by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Baby in relaxed swaddle during lifestyle newborn photography session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Newborn toes in black and white by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Nursery with blue details and white glider and gold details by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Baby in swaddle during lifestyle newborn photography session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Baby in Feltman Brothers diaper cover by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Siblings on bed during newborn session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Big sister on bed with newborn by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Big sister on bed with newborn by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of big sister on bed with newborn during lifestyle newborn session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Baby boy sleeping in Feltman Brother's blanket with rattle by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of baby during lifestyle newborn session by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Light and airy newborn session by Charleston Lifestyle Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Light and airy image of family on sofa during lifestyle newborn session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography

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!

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