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July 23, 2020

Daniel Island Lifestyle Newborn Session | Charleston Newborn Photography

There are times that social media allows us to connect with the best people – and some of them just happen to be local to Charleston! I had so much fun getting to meet Amy, the lifestyle blogger behind The Coastal Oak, and her family for their Daniel Island lifestyle newborn session. They just welcomed their third baby to the family and he is absolutely precious!

You never know how older siblings will react at newborn sessions, especially two year olds. I try to manage expectations and tell mamas to embrace the chaos. As a mom of two boys myself I have seen it all!

We give siblings lots of breaks (usually for snacks!) plus I have a few tricks up my sleeve for getting them interested in baby. Hiding a piece of parent-approved candy in baby’s swaddle helps! I always tell parents, let your big kids play and you snuggle your baby. From there the magic and sweet moments happen!

Amy’s home on Daniel Island lets in the most beautiful light, which is a photographer’s dream for a lifestyle newborn session. Plus, I am still trying to convince her to help decorate my house! I had so much fun following along with Amy’s dresser redo for Theo’s nautical nursery. Neutral nurseries just have my heart!

To hear more about Amy’s session experience and see some of her favorite images, head over to her blog post here.

lifestyle newborn session styling

Amy and her two older kiddos wore options from my Client Wardrobe for this session. This mama dress is popular for newborn sessions because its flowy, comfortable and flattering for Mama’s postpartum. And you know by now, I love soft, neutral colors for newborn sessions!

If you’re interested in seeing more of my Client Wardrobe, head over to check my Instagram story highlights! When you book you receive a link to view all of the dresses +  and select your favorites to try. I have recently started adding children’s clothing too.

Mama and her baby boy during lifestyle newborn session in their home. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mama and her boys during lifestyle newborn session in their home. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography. Mama and her boys during lifestyle newborn session in their home. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mama and Daddy with their boys during lifestyle newborn session in their home. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Daniel Island Lifestyle Newborn Session | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
In-home lifestyle photoshoot at beautiful Daniel Island home. Photographed by Charleston Lifestyle Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Daniel Island Lifestyle Newborn Session. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of family during newborn session at Daniel Island home. Photographed by Lifestyle Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Daniel Island Newborn Session | Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyNautical themed boys nursery in Daniel Island, SC. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography. Nautical themed boys nursery in Daniel Island, SC. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Nautical themed boys nursery in Daniel Island, SC. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Nautical themed boys nursery in Daniel Island, SC. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Lifestyle newborn session in baby boy's nautical themed nursery. Photographed by Daniel Island Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Lifestyle newborn session in baby boy's nautical themed nursery. Photographed by Daniel Island Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Lifestyle newborn session in baby boy's nautical themed nursery. Photographed by Daniel Island Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Charleston Lifestyle Newborn Photoshoot | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Charleston Lifestyle Newborn Photoshoot | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white motherhood photo during Daniel Island lifestyle newborn session with Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Father and son photo at lifestyle newborn session. Photos by Daniel Island Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of family during newborn session at Daniel Island home. Photographed by Lifestyle Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mama in baby boy's nursery with all of her children. Lifestyle newborn photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography. Nautical nursery inspiration with sailboat | Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyBaby details of toes during lifestyle newborn photoshoot | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Charleston Lifestyle Newborn Session | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Daniel Island Lifestyle Newborn Session | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white lifestyle newborn photo | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white lifestyle newborn photo | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Brothers laying on the bed together during in-home newborn session in Charleston, SC. Photographed by Charleston Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Daniel Island Lifestyle Newborn Photoshoot | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Charleston lifestyle newborn and family photoshoot | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white photo of family during newborn session at Daniel Island home. Photographed by Lifestyle Newborn Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Charleston lifestyle newborn and family photoshoot | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Daniel Island lifestyle newborn and family photoshoot | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Daniel Island lifestyle newborn session with baby and dad | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Daniel Island lifestyle newborn session with baby, big brother and big sister | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Daniel Island lifestyle newborn session with baby, big brother and big sister | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Charleston, SC lifestyle newborn session | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Caitlyn Motycka is an award winning 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 a maternity, newborn or family session, contact me here! Let’s take some pretty pictures together!

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