White Point Gardens Proposal | Cody + Kelsie

Cody’s mom contacted me in November when she was tasked with finding the perfect proposal photographer for her son and his girlfriend while they were in Charleston.  As I looked at the weekend forecast – another wet one – Cody and I began planning how his secret proposal would go down.  He planned to take Kelsie on a bike ride Saturday morning from their hotel (The Vendue) to Waterfront Park and finally to White Point Gardens where I would be waiting.  The forecast looked worse and worse so we changed the date to Friday afternoon.  I think Cody was relieved to get it over with earlier in their trip so he could relax!

I contacted 2 trusted photographer friends and we hid behind live oaks and tried to blend in with tourists.  Right on cue, Cody and Kelsie rode up and strolled through the live oaks to the spot I had marked for him with 2 sticks.

Afterwards they toasted with champagne and we walked around South of Broad and took some engagement photos.


Congrats, Cody + Kelsie!

Special thanks to Rick Dean and Charles Merry for second shooting this happy moment!



Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.


Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | Rachel + Brad

These two are a perfect match.  One of those couples that are so love it almost makes you blush.  Rachel and Brad are having a destination wedding this spring, and they traveled to Charleston for their engagement session.

engagement session with fog

Brad and Rachel are good friends of ours and before we set out for downtown Charleston, they let me experiment with my “fog in a can” in the studio.

unitarian church graveyard engagement session

We started in the graveyard of the Unitarian Church downtown.  Even though it was winter, we found a few flowering trees.

heart in the cement with lovers names

Brad said “should I point out the obvious?”  ha ha!  Ironically, I’m photographing Andrew and Heidi’s wedding in Jackson Hole, WY in September.

charleston cat

We ran into Miss Luna Tuna during our walk to the church.

charleston engagement session

brad and rachel during their engagement session

Congrats, Brad + Rachel!  You deserve all the happiness that fills your lives.




Sarah Goldman is an engagement and wedding photographer in Charleston, SC.