These Summerville family photos were all about celebrating the enduring power of love and the strong bond of a family rooted in togetherness.
Carolina, who is originally from Colombia, and her husband Jamie met while working at a Spanish-language radio station. What began as a flirtatious attraction has lead to a long-lasting marriage, three children, a dog and a very happy life in Summerville.
Carolina is a fellow photographer and owner of Angel Mascarin Photography. It is always a huge honor to be trusted by another photographer with their family or wedding photos! For their Summerville family photos, we met up with the Mascarin family at The Ponds neighborhood, where they live. We had never been here before, but what we found was a heavenly place of ancient oaks and cascading Spanish moss, beautiful light and lots of space to explore and maybe find a little mischief (when a family has three boys, it’s inevitable!).
Jamie and Carolina work hard to prioritize family time that gets all of them off their devices. They go hiking and camping regularly, where they are able to simply get to know each other better. The connections within the family are important to them, and that’s what she wanted to see in these photos. It was also fun to explore the boys’ different personalities – older brother Mateo as the mature, protective, good example; middle child Jacob as the super-active, inquisitive one; and 5-year-old Lucas as the sweet, innocent, playful baby of the family. The bonus was seeing how deeply in love Carolina and Jamie are. They still look at each other as if they have just started dating.
These Summerville family photos ended with the boys finding a huge dirt pile on a construction site and of course climbing to the top and running back down. After taking a moment to dump all the dirt out of their shoes, we made our way back to the cars and said our goodbyes. But our friendship with this adorable family has just begun! And maybe next time they’ll remember to bring Coco, the family dog! (wink wink Carolina).
Want to see more? Check out our other Charleston-area family sessions!