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.

Sunrise Cotton Field Session | Woodrum Family

The early bird gets the worm (and the beautiful morning light)!  Thanks, Woodrum Family, for coming all the way from Charleston to spend the morning with me.

family sitting in a cotton field in south carolina

family standing in a cotton field with baby


Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

Folly Beach Maternity Session | Dennise and Mitchell

As I write this blog post, Dennise and Mitchell are snuggling their new arrival, baby Ryker!  I’m so excited to meet him tomorrow for his Fresh 48 session.

You may remember this family from their cotton field session a couple years ago:

For their maternity session, they came to see me in Charleston for a session on the beach.  We met at the east end of Folly Beach to capture some photos of this special time in their lives.  Stay tuned for baby photos soon!

couple sitting on a dock folly beach sc

Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

Downtown Charleston Maternity Session | Ruth

In March I met Ruth and her family in Washington Square Park in downtown Charleston for their family maternity session.  Baby Sarah arrived earlier this month (stay tuned for photos…)  I love late March sessions because the azaleas are at their peak!

family photo in washington square park


Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.

Beach Sessions | Folly Beach & Isle of Palms

Family beach sessions are booking quickly this summer!  I’m excited to see some returning clients who rent beach houses at Folly or Isle of Palms every year and some new folks too. 🙂  Info: Beach sessions take place the hour before sunset (around 7ish depending on the date).  I can meet you at your beach house or another location.  I keep a couple dates open each week in case of rain.

Here are some photos of past year’s beach sessions:

Contact me to check my availability during your Charleston vacation!


Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charelston, SC.

New Photography Location: Fox Trot Plantation

I am now offering sessions with a “country feel” just an hour and 15 minutes outside of Charleston in Lone Star, South Carolina.  Lone Star is close to the town of Santee.  Fox Trot Plantation is a private farm with acres of forests, fields, peach trees, old barns, and even chickens!  In October, the cotton fields are ready for harvest (and photo opportunities!)  So if you’re looking for something different for your family photos, consider a day trip to the country.

family sitting in a field in the country in south carolina

family roasting marshmallows in the country in sc

Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.



Isle of Palms Family Photos |Leong Family

I love when extended families meet at the beach for one magical week each summer. The Leong Family gets the same beach house on Isle of Palms every year.  They always take a family photo, but this year they went all out and hired a pro.  🙂

family photo on iop charleston sc

family photo at isle of palms

Sarah Goldman specializes in family beach portraits in Charleston, SC.

Hampton Park Family Session | Bates Family

I never get tired of Hampton Park for family sessions.  Every season brings different flowers and changing colors.  The Bates family met me there on an evening in October for updated family pictures.

family walking along tree-lined path in charleston sc

candid family photo under a tree

Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.

Senior Pictures | Downtown Charleston with Amelia

Amelia is one of my Junior Spokesmodels at James Island Charter High School this year. It’s hard to believe this is the same girl that at 5 years old would come to the dock to watch her dad leave on the research vessel!

senior photos in the park

senior photos in charleston sc

senior photos in front of church doors

senior photos on king street with lights

senior photos at marina

Sarah Goldman is a senior picture photography in Charleston, SC.


Leaving Charleston | The McGill Family

The McGill’s wanted to do a family session in Charleston this summer because they are moving to Colorado!  Want a great way to remember their time here in the Holy City.  Bon voyage, McGill Family!

family photos at rainbow row

family photos in waterfront park in charleston sc

Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC