Wife, Mother, & Empath
I work with busy families who are ready for a full service photography experience so they can enjoy their printed heirlooms in their homes without having to lift a finger.

MEET TARA

Isle of Palms family sessions have always held a special place in our hearts, and we have some exciting news to share—my family and I are moving to Charleston, SC! This decision has been a long time in the making, inspired by our love for the area, especially Isle of Palms. During our vacations, we fell in love with the charm and beauty of this place, and now we’re thrilled to call it our home. As a photographer, I’m particularly excited about capturing family sessions in this beautiful setting.

Portrait of the Federico family against a beautiful sunrise over the ocean on Isle of Palms beach

Falling in Love with Isle of Palms

Our love affair with Charleston began a few years ago when we first visited Isle of Palms for a family vacation. It was during that trip that we met the incredibly talented Caitlyn Motycka, who captured some of our most cherished family portraits. Those images, taken two years ago, hold a special place in our hearts, symbolizing the beginning of our love for this beautiful area. Caitlyn’s talent behind the lens truly brought out the magic of Isle of Palms, and those photos are a testament to the timeless beauty of this coastal paradise.

Charleston has always been a dream for us. The vibrant community, the rich history, and the scenic landscapes make it an ideal place to live and work. We’re excited to immerse ourselves in the local culture, explore new opportunities, and of course, capture countless Isle of Palms family sessions.

Two young boys laughing and chasing each other on Isle of Palms beach
Mother walking and holding the hands of her youngest son on the beach at Isle of Palms
Mother laughing with her two sons on the beach at Isle of Palms

The Charm of Isle of Palms Family Sessions

Isle of Palms is a picturesque barrier island located just a short drive from downtown Charleston. It offers pristine beaches, stunning sunsets, and a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. The island’s charm makes it an ideal location for family sessions. The soft, golden light during sunset creates the perfect backdrop for capturing those candid moments of joy and love. From sandy toes to wind-swept hair, every detail adds to the story of your family.

As a photographer, I am particularly excited about capturing family sessions on Isle of Palms. The natural beauty of the island, combined with the genuine connections between family members, creates an environment where magic happens. I can’t wait to start offering Isle of Palms family sessions and help other families create lasting memories in this stunning location.

Mother holding hands with her oldest son, sitting on the sand on Isle of Palms beach
Mother smiling with her youngest son on the beach at Isle of Palms
Father holding his oldest son's hand, jumping the waves of Isle of Palms
Father holding his youngest son up in the air, both smiling with the dunes behind them at Isle of Palms

Our Big Move

Making the decision to move to Charleston was not an easy one, but it feels like the perfect step for our family. The warmth of the community, the rich history, and the natural beauty of Charleston have all played a role in drawing us to this vibrant city. We are excited to embrace the slower pace of life, the charming streets, and the coastal lifestyle that Charleston offers.

This move also represents a significant milestone for my photography business. While I have loved capturing moments for families in our current location, the opportunity to work in Charleston and particularly on Isle of Palms is a dream come true. I am eager to explore new locations, meet new families, and bring their stories to life through my lens.

Parents swinging their oldest son between them, all laughing on Isle of Palms beach
Federico family standing together with the sun setting behind them on Isle of Palms beach

Updating Our Family Portraits

Once we are settled in Charleston, one of the first things on our agenda is updating our family portraits. It’s incredible to think about how much has changed since our last session with Caitlyn Motycka Photography. Our boys have grown, and our family has experienced so many wonderful moments. Capturing these changes in the place that we now call home will be incredibly meaningful.

We plan to have our session on Isle of Palms, of course. There’s something so special about this location, and we want to continue building our family’s story in a place that already holds so many beautiful memories for us. I can’t wait to see how our new portraits will reflect this exciting chapter of our lives.

Parents sharing a tender moment, sharing a kiss on the cheek with their children playing nearby on Isle of Palms beach
Federico family smiling together on Isle of Palms beach during sunrise

Looking Ahead

Parents holding hands with their two young sons, walking along the shoreline of Isle of Palms

As we prepare for this move, I am filled with gratitude for the journey that has brought us here. I am thankful for all the support from my wonderful clients, friends, and family. Your encouragement means the world to us.

If you are in the Charleston area or planning a visit, I would love to connect with you. Whether you are looking for an Isle of Palms family session or just want to say hello, please reach out. I am excited to be part of this vibrant community and to create beautiful memories for families in this stunning location.

Thank you for being part of our journey. We can’t wait to share more updates as we settle into our new home in Charleston!

Portrait of the Federico family against a beautiful sunrise over the ocean on Isle of Palms beach

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Isle of Palms Family Sessions: Our Exciting Move to Charleston

Isle of Palms family sessions have always held a special place in our hearts, and we have some exciting news to share—my family and I are moving to Charleston, SC! This decision has been a long time in the making, inspired by our love for the area, especially Isle of Palms. During our vacations, we […]

Portrait of the Federico family against a beautiful sunrise over the ocean on Isle of Palms beach

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