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Beach, Charleston, Extended Family, Family, Isle of Palms

June 7, 2019

Beach Extended Family Session | Charleston Family Photographer

Beach sessions are in full force here in Charleston! I admit this Isle of Palms extended family session set the bar high! Being a Charleston family photographer gives me an opportunity to connect with so many local families, but also so many visitors! This sweet family was here to celebrate a vowel renewal and the weather could not have been more perfect for their session.

You could tell how close this whole family is, which made it so fun to capture these memories for them. So fun in fact that I filled an entire memory card with images. I actually had to split this blog post up into THREE posts, just to share all of the beautiful images with you! So stay tuned for the rest!

I’m so glad this family trusted me with this spot on Isle of Palms because its so beautiful at sunset. The dunes, the grass, the beach- its gave us a lot of variety for their session. Combine that with the cutest kids and it was perfection!

I only take a limited number of extended family sessions because they are quite a bit of work, from prepping, to the session and even in post-processing. But they are SO necessary! I love that I can give families those group shots with everyone smiling at the camera but also split up into the individual families and still capture candids too.

In my opinion this it totally the way to go if you’re visiting Charleston with your family! Getting big families together back home can be so hard with conflicting schedules. Plus on vacation, everyone is relaxed and ready to have fun. If you’re traveling to Charleston and considering a family session, feel free to reach out here!

Extended family session on Isle of Palms beach by Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyBeach Extended family session Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyBlack and White image of grandparents by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyExtended family photo on Isle of Palms beach by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyFamily sitting on blanket during sunset extended family session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyMother with two kids on beach during family session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographySunset family portraits on Isle of Palms by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyToddler girl during sunset beach extended family session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyBeach session with couple on Isle of Palms by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyWhat to wear for your family session on the beach | Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyCouple on beach in neutral clothes during family session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyCandid photos of grandparents with grandchildren during Extended family session | Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyGrandparents on beach with grandchildren during family session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyParents with four kids on beach during Extended family session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyToddler playing with family on beach during extended family session on Isle of Palms | Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyBlack and white image of couple with baby boy on beach near Charleston, SC | Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyInfant on beach during extended family session on Isle of Palms beach by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyGrandparents with their grandkids on beach during extended family session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka PhotographyExtended family photo on Isle of Palms beach by Charleston Family Photographer, 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 a beach family session, contact me here!

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