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Old Village Mount Pleasant | Family Photography on Private Dock

I was so excited when this sweet Mom told me she wanted to take dock photos at their family’s home in Old Village Mount Pleasant. As much as I love taking family photos at the beach or Hampton Park, there is just something special about having family portraits at home. These photos not only document the season your family is in but gives your children a tangible way to connect to their childhood memories.

This sweet family spends a lot of time on their grandparents’ dock. Mama told me when they visit, the kids love to fish with Dad, go on the water and just spend time as a family. And I could tell they were in their element! Big brother was telling me all about the animals they see off of the dock, it was so cute.

I always ask parents in the pre-session questionnaire if there is anything specific about their relationship or the kids they really want to document. For this one, Mom specifically mentioned how the kids like to hold hands and put arms around each other. Plus their sweet smiles of course! I definitely think we accomplished that – the bond between the two of them was SO sweet.

What to wear for your session | Family Photographer in Charleston, SC

When I was working on styling recommendations for this session, we knew it would be chilly on the water so sleeves were a priority. Mom ended up selecting a pink Rachel Pally maxi dress and it looked beautiful on her.

Rachel Pally is one of my favorite brands because of the quality and the classic, linen dress styles. One of the linen midi dresses is actually in my Client Wardrobe!

For family sessions in Charleston, their linen midi and maxi dresses are my go to when Mom wants to purchase her own dress. The longer length keeps you from worrying when you’re cuddling with kids or picking up your littlest for a hug!

Photoshoot on family dock in Old Village Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.Photoshoot on family dock in Old Village Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Photoshoot on family dock in Old Village Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom with kids on the dock during family photoshoot. Photos by Mount Pleasant Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad with kids on the dock during family photoshoot. Photos by Mount Pleasant Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Brother and sister holding hands on family's dock in Old Village Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography/Brother and sister holding hands on family's dock in Old Village Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography/
Brother and sister holding hands on family's dock in Old Village Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography/
Sweet moment between big brother and little sister during family photoshoot. Photos by Mount Pleasant Family Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photograpahy.Family photoshoot on dock in the Old Village district of Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family photoshoot on dock in the Old Village district of Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family photoshoot on dock in the Old Village district of Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Kids overlooking the water on family dock in Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family photoshoot on dock in the Old Village district of Mount Pleasant. Photos by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Sweet moment of Mom and daughter during family session with Charleston Photographer, Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of young girl during family photoshoot with 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 in Old Village Mount Pleasant, contact me here! Let’s take some pretty pictures together!

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