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Playful Isle of Palms Family Session

Every session is unique, but some families leave an extra mark on my heart. These guys did exactly that during their playful Isle of Palms family session.

While visiting Charleston from New York, they scheduled a beach session with me on IOP. From the very beginning of their session, everyone was so relaxed, and everything flowed so effortlessly. It was fun documenting their love for each other in a way that felt so laid back. Everyone was so comfortable in front of the camera, and nothing ever felt forced.

I loved that it just felt like I was there to document while they played with their little ones. Of course, I have my tricks for convincing sweet toddlers with ideas of their own to cooperate during sessions – even with my own precious boys. But none were needed for this crew!

Family Session on Isle of Palms Beach

We started their session near the dunes by their beach house. Their bubbly little girl wasn’t a bit shy and started a conversation with me as soon as I met them on the beach. I love that her little personality was able to shine, and she could be silly. It was so refreshing just to watch the moments unfold.

Eventually, we made our way to the water for more playtime and photos and made one of my favorite images ever. Their little girl was running from the water with Mom and helping Mom hold her dress just at the perfect moment. Not long after baby brother fell asleep toward the end of our session in Mom’s arms, and those extra snuggles made for some of the sweetest images of the day.

One of the most beautiful things about sessions with your little ones is focusing on how important it is to let go of expectations and enjoy this moment with your kids when you’re in front of my camera. This family did just that! And now I’m just counting down the days until their next session very soon!

Family sitting on the beach during their Isle of Palms Family Session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family of four sitting on the beach during their Isle of Palms Family Session |Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Baby boy held by his mom | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family during their photo session on Isle of Palms | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom snuggling with her little ones during their Isle of Palms Family Session |Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding her baby boy on the beach at IOP | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of mom snuggling her baby boy | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family smiling on the beach during their Isle of Palms Family Session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family playing on the beach at Isle of Palms | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad and his little ones on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Baby boy on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Little girl in seersucker dress on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Sister snuggling her little brother on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of little girl on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family of four playing on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Little girl playing in the ocean | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding her baby boy on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of mom holding baby boy | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Detail of baby boy held by mom | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad playing airplane with daughter on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Dad holding baby boy on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom snuggling with daughter on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding her daughter on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom playing with her daughter on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family playing on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom walking with daughter by the ocean | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Daughter holding moms hand near the ocean | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom and little girl running on the beach at Isle of Palms | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Detail of dad and little girl playing on the beach at Isle of Palms | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Little girl in striped dress playing in the ocean during isle of palms beach session| Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom holding her baby boy at the beach during their isle of palms beach session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Mom snuggling her baby boy on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Family walking on the beach during their Isle of Palms Family Session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Couple during their Isle of Palms Family Session | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Couple embracing on the beach | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Black and white photo of couple embracing | Photo by Caitlyn Motycka Photography.
Detail photo of mom holding her little girl in blue seersucker | 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 starting a photography journey together with your growing family, contact me here! Let’s take some pretty pictures together!

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