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New Baby and a New Home | Mount Pleasant, SC Newborn Photography

One of the things I love most about offering lifestyle newborn sessions is being able to document families where they bring home baby. So many of the families I’ve worked with lately have recently moved or are in the building process- making an in-home newborn session even more special. It’s not often I walk into a home mid-renovation, but this sweet family really wanted these special photos in their brand new Mount Pleasant home, so that’s what we did!

Making a home your own is special in its own right, but knowing your precious new baby will grow within those walls gives me all of the feels.

I just imagine the new breakfast nook that will soon be used for sticky pancake breakfasts, the windows she’ll look out of as the rain comes down, or the hallways where she will take her first steps.

Newborn Photos in Mount Pleasant

I love that this family chose to have their newborn photos in their Mount Pleasant home, even though it was unfinished. It was a beautiful testament to seeing the bigger vision and documenting this part of their journey! I can’t think of a better way to honor these walls that will keep them safe and warm over the coming years. It was the perfect backdrop to document new baby snuggles. 

Renovating isn’t for the faint of heart (trust me, I know from experience!), but this family was as calm and sweet as can be. I especially love that they chose to use the master bedroom even though it was completely empty.

The light was just too pretty to pass up, and I loved how it was a blank slate like a studio. Some of my favorite photos are the ones in front of the window with light pouring in around them. And some of my newest favorite Dad and baby photos are also from this session! 

Mom borrowed a dress from the CMP Client Wardrobe, which I’m so glad I could offer to help take some extra stress off of her shoulders! They also joined me for Motherhood Minis this past Spring and it was SO fun to see them again. I can’t wait to share more from that special day and how much their sweet little one has grown! 

Baby in a Moses basket looking at the camera | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Baby girl sleeping in a Moses basket during newborn photos in Mount Pleasant | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Baby in white laying in a Moses basket during newborn photos in Mount Pleasant | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Detail of baby's foot during newborn session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Newborn baby in a Moses basket | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and dad holding their new baby in their new home | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and dad holding their new baby in their new home | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Newborn baby yawning held by mom and dad | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of dad holding his new baby | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white detail photos of dad holding his new baby | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad holding his new baby girl in her nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding her newborn baby near a window | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom smiling down at her baby girl during newborn photos in Mount Pleasant | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding her new baby girl during newborn photos in Mount Pleasant | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white image of mom holding her new baby girl in their nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of mom and dad snuggling their new baby | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of a mom and dad holding their newborn | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and dad snuggling their new baby during newborn photos in Mount Pleasant | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom sitting on the floor snuggling her new baby girl | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad kissing mom on the head while they hold their new baby | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and dad holding their newborn sitting on the floor of their nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom, dad, and baby during newborn photos in Mount Pleasant | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding new baby in a neutral nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding her new baby during newborn photos in Mount Pleasant | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom sitting in a glider holding her new baby girl | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and dad looking at their newborn baby in the nursery | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and dad looking at their new baby during newborn photos in Mount Pleasant | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad holding his new baby during newborn photos in Mount Pleasant | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Tiny newborn baby feet | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white detail photos of a newborn | Photo by 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 a newborn session or in starting a photography journey together with your growing family, contact me here! Let’s take some pretty pictures together!

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