Blog Post Catch Up | Sara + John

During this weird time where we are all in our homes every day I’m tackling my #20for2020 list. This is my second year making a list of things to accomplish that make me happier.  If you are interested in this topic, here is more information:

Here’s an engagement shoot from 2017:

Sara and John at Drew University. They both played soccer and John had a huge crush on Sara and asked mutual friends to introduce them. They danced together at the school’s “Holiday Ball” and have been inseparable ever since!

For their 5 year anniversary, John planned a fancy dinner.  When it was time for dessert, a waiter brought out a silver platter with a dome lid and said, “this is a surprise for you two”. Underneath, there was a small black box surrounded by rose petals. John grabbed the box and got down on one knee. When they got home to their apartment, their closest friends were waiting to celebrate! Sara says “I’m still finding confetti!”

Surrounded by friends and family, Sara and John got married in 2018. Sara said “We’re going for a floral, romantic vibe with a Southern flair.  Think mason jars and lace!  We’re using all pastel colors to complement our spring wedding.”

Congrats to this adorable couple!


Can’t Buy Me Love | 34 West Theater Co.

34 West‘s latest show, Can’t Buy Me Love has everything you’ve come to expect from this talented bunch:   sensational acting, great music, a hilarious story, tons of laughs, and “how did they think of that?” use of props!  They call it “Working Girl Meets Pretty in Pink”.  The show only runs through November 16th, so go see if you can snag a ticket!


Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC

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.

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.

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

Middleton Place Engagement | Kayla + Parker

Kayla + Parker are engaged!  It was a family affair at their Middleton Place engagement session.  I had a blast wandering the historic paths of the plantation, chasing chickens, and photographing their engagement!


Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

Power of Love | 34 West

34 West’s latest show, Power of Love, only has a couple performances left!  Although they are sold out, I just saw that you can try your luck by showing up at the door the night of! Make sure to checkout their next show: Simply Irresistible!  Here are a few of my favorite Power of Love moments:


Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC

Waterfront Park Engagement | Jordan + Evan

Jordan + Evan are getting married!  Here’s a few of my favorites from their Waterfront Park engagement session:

Engaged couple standing in front of Pineapple Fountain




Sarah Goldman is an engagement photographer in Charleston, SC


Dog Portraits | Linus + Olive

A long time friend wanted to surprise his wife with professional portraits of their Boston terriers, Linus + Olive.  I love dogs, and was more than happy to photograph their puppy children in my backyard on James Island.  Fortunately their dad was there, armed with treats, to help me wrangle the pups and get them to look at the camera!

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Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.