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Charleston, Family

Family Photographer in Downtown Charleston

As a family photographer in downtown Charleston, it doesn’t get much sweeter than this. Everything was in bloom for this family’s July session, and it was just so so pretty!

I met this wonderful family at one of my favorite streets downtown for a session while they were in town from Utah. They wanted to document their visit because Charleston is where they used to call home years ago. I can’t say I blame them! It’s hard not to have a soft spot for this city once you’ve lived here. The girls loved the pink flowers on Chalmers Street. Their little girl especially loved the pink houses, too!

Documenting Your Family Beyond the Toddler Years

I love when parents still prioritize documenting their little ones with family sessions, even when they aren’t so little anymore.

All of the kids were so great during their session and so eager to help Mom and Dad by being on their best behavior. It actually took a bit of finesse to get them to show their silly sides (I had to ask them to fake laugh at the end!!) but I love the portraits we got of each of them!

One of things I love most about photographing families with siblings is seeing each of their personalities. I know my own kids’ personalities are so different- so it’s really interesting to me see how similar yet different other siblings are too! Mom shared a little bit about their personalities the pre-session questionnaire so it really helped me prep beforehand. I love asking the kids about their favorite sports, movies, or hobbies. It really helps me learn what helps to get the good smiles! Usually for the little ones it’s Blippi or Bluey music, so for this crew it was fun to switch gears a bit!

The boys were so sweet with their sister, but I especially loved the relationship between the girls of the house. I mean, how could you not feel solidarity in a home full of stinky boys?! The portraits of the daughter laying in her mom’s lap were the most precious. I was also thrilled Mom and Dad were up for a handful of images of just the two of them. It’s not often we get good solo photos with our significant others after the wedding so I always prioritize it with family sessions!

If you’re visiting downtown Charleston and would like to plan a family session, contact me here!

Family of six during photos in downtown Charleston | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Portrait of siblings together in Charleston | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little boy with blue eyes hugging his mom | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little girl with a floral dress and pink bow smiling | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and daughter laughing together in downtown Charleston | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Siblings snuggling with their mom | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and dad during family session in Charleston | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Dad with his three sons | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Dad smiling with his three sons | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Dad hugging his son | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Dad with his three boys smiling | Photos by Family Photographer in Downtown Charleston
Mom sitting with her sons on a stoop in Charleston | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Siblings smiling sitting together on a stoop | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little girl with a pink bow smiling | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little girl in a floral dress twirling | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Boy in a striped shirt and khaki shorts | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little boy in a white shirt smiling | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom sitting with her boys on a stoop in Charleston | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little boy in a white shirt with his hands in his pockets | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little girl with a pink bow in a floral print dress | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little boy in a blue shirt with his hand in his pocket | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little girl holding her mom's hand | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Siblings sitting on a stoop together | Photos by Family Photographer in Downtown Charleston
Mom and dad kiss while kids smile beside them | Photos by Family Photographer in Downtown Charleston
Daughter laying in mom's lap in the grass | Photos by Family Photographer in Downtown Charleston
Little girl smiling at the camera laying in mom's lap | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Siblings laughing together sitting near the sidewalk | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Siblings chatting together sitting on the sidewalk | Photos by Family Photographer in Downtown Charleston
Siblings laughing together in Charleston | Photos by Family Photographer in Downtown Charleston
Mom and daughter snuggling | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Siblings hugging during family photos | Photos by Family Photographer in Downtown Charleston
Mom snuggling with her little girl during family photos | Photos by Family Photographer in Downtown Charleston

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 starting a photography journey together with your growing family, contact me here! Let’s take some pretty pictures together!

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