Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah | Charleston, SC

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It was such an honor to photograph Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston in December.  Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are some of my favorite events to photograph.  I grew up going to Temple Israel in Columbus, Ohio where I became a Bat Mitzvah in 1993.  KKBE is also a Reform Congregation so being there was familiar and comforting and I look forward to going back!

Sophie, congratulations to you on a job well done!  Your family and congregation are so proud of you, and it was a joy to be a part of your celebration!

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After the service there was a Kiddush luncheon at KKBE.

That evening there was a fabulous party at the house complete with catering by Duvall Catering, a photo booth, limbo contest, and Pelicans Snoballs!

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Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.


A Charleston Wedding | Sharlene + Zack

Sharlene and Zack tied the knot last month in a beautiful ceremony at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and afterwards celebrated with friends and family at The Francis Marion Hotel. From Sharlene’s gorgeous wedding gown to horse drawn carriages, it was a day to remember!

Sharlene and Zack, thank you for letting me photograph not only your engagement session, but your wedding day.  It was been a true pleasure to have you as clients and now friends.  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

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Thank you to the following vendors for making the day possible:

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Monsignor Brovey

Stephanie Stewart, coordinator

Francis Marion Hotel

Ligia Dixon, flowers

Studio M and Jonny Cosmetics

Old South Carriage Tours, transportation

Gown Boutique of Charleston

David’s Bridal, bridesmaids dresses

Men’s Wearhouse

Dillards, shoes

WildFlour Pastry

Rico the Rose Man

James Paris, videography

Sarah Goldman Photography

Charles Merry Photography and Living Lenz Photography

Kim Weeks, Photography assistant


Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

Fall Family Photos | Griffin Family

I was so excited to photograph the Griffin Family again this year.  We met at White Point Gardens at sunset for their family session.

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Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, South Carolina.

She said yes! | A Charleston Proposal

Drew contacted me a few weeks ago because he planned to propose to his girlfriend while they were vacationing in Charleston.  We emailed and texted and hashed out a plan to meet at Hampton Park.  With my second shooters and I hiding behind trees we captured Drew’s sweet proposal to Liz on top of the bridge.  From there we did a mini engagement session in the park.

Hampton Park engagement session

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Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

A Charleston Anniversary | Rachel + Kurt

Rachel and Kurt took an anniversary trip to Charleston this summer, and I was thrilled to document their time in this beautiful city!

Happy Anniversary, y’all!  Come back soon.

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cute engagement photo

Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

Summer Family Photos | Foster Family |Downtown Charleston, SC

Last month I met the Foster Family downtown for a family photo session.  They wanted both an urban backdrop and some photos that look like “Charleston” at Waterfront Park.  family walking down street in charleston

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Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.

Charleston Cake Smash | Piper turns 1!

Piper turned ONE last month!  We celebrated by eating cake. 🙂

P.S.  I’m now offering a “bath time” add-on for cake smash babies.

publix birthday cake with decorations

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