The Schertz Family Charleston Beach Session

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One thing I love when photographing families is photographing how y’all are. I love the in between moments when we are walking or when you forget the camera is there and just be yourselves. One picture in this set that I love is of the two boys playing in the sand. I turned around midway through taking photos of mom and dad and saw that cute scene so I captured it. One of the sweetest things this Mama said to me was that she usually loves the posed photos where everyone is looking at the camera, but she fell in love with the candid photos from their session. I told her and I’ll tell you, I love photographing who y’all are and not just what y’all look like. I promise I’ll still get photos of you guys looking at the camera too because we all know those are Grandma’s favorite ones to hang on their walls but those candids!

Melissa Charmaine is a natural light photographer based out of Charleston, South Carolina and serves Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Johns Island, James Island, Daniels Island, West Ashley, Summerville, and the surrounding areas.

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