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.

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

June 20, 2019

Sunset Family Session on Isle of Palms | Charleston Family Photographer

Okay you guys this is the last post of this Extended family session on Isle of Palms, and its a goodie! You can see more at part two here! I never thought as a Charleston family photographer that I’d have enough images to split a session into three blog posts… but this was such a fun one!

I cannot get over how cute these two sweet kiddos are, and they both rocked this session. It was an early Summer sunset session, so we were probably past their bedtimes. I know that can be such a turnoff for families with young kids but they really do better than you’d think! In my session guide I suggest a good meal right before the session which seems to help. I also have a few tricks up my sleeve to keep them interested!

We were on a limited time table during booking with this family’s trip to Charleston coming up. I’m SO glad we made it happen though. As a Charleston family photographer, I try to treat extended family sessions as much like a regular session as possible. I know I’ve gone into this in other posts, but after the group photos we always break into the immediate families for some of the more intimate, candids.

I loved being able to document this extended family’s first visit to the Charleston-area. We debated a few locations but landed on this spot of Isle of Palms. And not I’m convinced it will forever be a favorite of mine!

Thank you to this sweet family for making my job easy! I truly have the best clients, from near and far!

Little girl in black and white on Isle of Palms during family session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little girl dancing during extended family session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Family of four during extended family session on Isle of Palms Beach by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white candid photo of baby boy with family by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Family cuddling on Isle of Palms during family photo session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Candid photo of mom embracing her babies during family session by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and her two kids during beach family session outside of Charleston, SC | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Family surrounded by dunes on Isle of Palms by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of family on Isle of Palms beach outside of Charleston, SC | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and kids during beach family session outside of Charleston, SC | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Silhouette of Little girl with curly hair during beach family session by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Little girl during sunset session on Isle of Palms beach by Charleston Extended Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and kids during beach family session outside of Charleston, SC | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Siblings during sunset beach session on Isle of Palms outside of Charleston by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Family on blanket at Isle of Palms beach outside of Charleston, SC | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Family on blanket at Isle of Palms beach outside of Charleston, SC | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white closeup of infant at Isle of Palms beach by Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and kids during beach family session outside of Charleston, SC | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of Mom and kids during beach family session outside of Charleston, SC | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and kids during beach family session on Isle of Palms | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and kids during beach family session on Isle of Palms by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of Mom and kids during beach family session on Isle of Palms | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and her kids on Isle of Palms beach by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Mom and kids during beach family session on Isle of Palms | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
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Mom and daughter on Isle of Palms beach by Charleston Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of girl playing on beach by Charleston Extended Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Family playing in the water during family session on Isle of Palms beach | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of family playing in the water during family session on Isle of Palms beach | Caitlyn Motycka Photography
Black and white image of mom and daughter playing in the water on Isle of Palms beach | 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.

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