Charleston Family Session | Orris Family

The Orris family planned a big family vacation to Charleston this year and they booked the perfect hotel that is close to everything:  The Mills House.  We met there to begin our walk/photo session.  They wanted some family photos that showed “the charm of the South”.  With all the cobblestone streets, live oaks, and beautiful Charleston architecture, I think they picked the perfect location!

 

Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.

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34 West: a Proposal!

Steven and Hannah are regulars at 34 West shows so naturally Steven thought this would be the perfect place to propose!  I was thrilled when Tabitha from 34 West contacted me and we worked together with Steven to make the perfect plan.

I had Steven send me a photo of himself and Hannah so I would recognize them when they arrived.  It was so hard for all of us to play it cool and not stare at them as they found their seats, ordered drinks, and got ready for the show!  At one point Steven looked at me and winked, I nodded.  The plan was on. 🙂

During the show I pretended to take photos of the show as I normally do and I also took lots of photos of Steven and Hannah.  After the bow, Jeff invited Steven up on stage and he made an adorable speech and asked Hannah to marry him.  Not a dry eye in the house!

Congrats, Steven and Hannah!

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Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

Cool Charleston Restaurant | Eleve

Before a 34 West Theater Show recently a friend and I tried a new (to us) restaurant in downtown Charleston:  Eleve.  It’s at the top of the Grand Bohemian Hotel at the corner of Meeting and Wentworth.  The decor is amazing:  big chandeliers, a bright YELLOW bar and gorgeous roof top views of the city.

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We shared the Truffle Frites and the Baked French Bread.  Definitely get the bread!  Covered in herbs and cheese – we practically filled up before our salads came.

Our salads were good too.  I had the Roasted Pear and Michelle had the Caesar.  Ohhh, and the frose!  Delicious!

Check out the views!

Even the bathroom was cool:

bathroom at eleve

Definitely worth a visit!  We’ll be back for sure.

 

Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

Fall Family Photos on the Horseshoe | Maas Family

The Maas Family was lucky enough to win a gift certificate for a free session at the USC School of Medicine’s Black Tie White Coat Gala!  We met on the historic Horseshoe to take some family photos.

family on Carolina's Horseshoe

 

Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in South Carolina.

Seabrook Island Family Photos | The Moellering Family

Seabrook Island is one of the most beautiful places in the Lowcountry.  With my old job as a marine biologist I was lucky enough to get to go there almost every year to teach people about the salt marsh with Leadership South Carolina.  The beaches are vast and pristine and you can regularly see dolphins strand-feeding along the banks.

The Moellering Family knows how special Seabrook is, which is why they return year after year!  I met them at their beach house this month to take some updated family photos.  The light was gorgeous that night and I was able to capture some beautiful colors in the sunset.

family photos on the golf course on Seabrook Island

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Sarah Goldman is a beach photographer in Charleston, SC

Family Reunion Photography | Jackson Family

The Jackson Family recently met in Charleston for their bi-annual family reunion.  Each reunion is planned by a different family and this year family members from the upstate of South Carolina planned the get together. We were so thrilled they chose us to document this important day for them.  Not only were they fun to spend the evening with, but they welcomed Charles (my second shooter) and I with open arms and a delicious dinner!

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Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC

Battery Engagement Session | Katie + Cat

Katie + Cat met when they were camp counselors at summer camp.  Don’t you just LOVE that?  Congrats on your engagement, ladies!  xoxo

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Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC

Kiawah Family Photos | The Callahan Family

I recently met the Callahan Family who have been vacationing on Kiawah for many years.  It didn’t take long for the Callahan kids to show me how high they can jump and how well they can play “Simon Says”!   We were treated to a beautiful night on the beach – windy, but perfect.  We even saw a doe grazing in the dunes on our walk back up the boardwalk.  A perfect Kiawah night!Kiawah beach photos (38)

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And just because it’s SHARK WEEK this week…..

a photo of a family running from a great white shark

I think that one should be their holiday card this year!

 

Sarah Goldman is a family photographer serving the greater Charleston area including Isle of Palms, Kiawah, Seabrook, and Folly Beach.

Waterfront Park Family Photos | Dawson Family

I had the pleasure of photographing an adorable family recently at Waterfront Park.  Being fellow James Islanders and the grandkids of my friend, Sue, I had seen them a lot over the years at school concerts, football games, and when I photographed Lexi’s ballet photos.

 

Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.