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Playful Beach Family Session at Sunset

This sunset beach family session was such a memorable one- not just because the sunset was dreamy but because this family made the evening so wonderful. Even though the wind was unforgiving at times, the connection between this family was so incredible. I’ll take windblown hair any day if it means spending time with families like this!

Sunset Beach Family Photos near Charleston

On a sunny evening, I met this family of five just outside of Charleston at one of my favorite beaches for their session. I had the beautiful honor of photographing them a little over a year ago- just after the adoption of these sweet siblings.

I couldn’t get over how much the kids had grown and matured in such a short time. It’s such a wonderful reminder of why documenting your family is so important. So much can change in a year. I know I am biased, but has a Mama myself I am telling you that having these tangible reminders is priceless.

Just as I remembered from our first session together, the kids have this incredible bond and are the most joyous siblings. They are silly, outgoing, sweet, and everything you’d want in your sweet kiddos. Their bond with their parents is incredible. You can see so much love within their images and that is one of the reasons this session is so near to my heart.

Embracing the Wind

The beach that evening was deceptively windy. Everything was calm as we walked from our cars. But the closer we got to the dunes and the water, the crazier the wind got.

Mama looked stunning in her blue dress with beautifully done hair, but the wind had other plans! Thankfully, she was an absolute star and just rolled with it! We had lots of laughs as we attempted to get the wind to work with us instead of against us.

Sometimes no matter how well you plan and check weather reports, the weather catches you off guard. This family embraced it and just had fun with their kids, which is all I can ask! Their images truly radiate so much joy and love, and are the perfectly imperfect reflection of both our time together that evening and this season of life.

Three siblings walking on rocks during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family snuggling on a blanket at the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family of five sitting on a picnic blanket | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Sibling sitting on a picnic blanket during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Sibling smiling and snuggling with parents | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family of five during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Siblings hugging on the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Little boy with hands in his pockets during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Smiling little boy in white shirt during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Little girl hugging mom | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Little boy with family during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Sibling on the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Little girl with hair blowing the wind during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Black and white image of family on the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Black and white image of mom and daughter during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family of five on the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Dad interacting with kids on the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family of five during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom and dad kiss during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family of five walking on the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family snuggling during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family of five walking on the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom kissing her son on the head | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family of five during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom and daughter walking on the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family playing during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Dad holding his son during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom interacting with her son | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom holding her son on the beach during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Mom playing with her son on the beach | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Dad snuggling with his daughter during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka
Family interacting during beach family photos in Charleston | Image by Caitlyn Motycka

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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