James Island Town Hall Opening | The Marshlands House

The Town of James Island has moved into their new town hall building on Dills Bluff.  Earlier in the year they were accepting photo submissions to decorate their new space.  Although I’ve lived on James Island for 14 years, I don’t have that many photos on the island.  After scouring my hard drives I found some of Pinckney Park and some of the Marshlands House on the SC-DNR (South Carolina Department of Natural Resources) property at the end of Fort Johnson Rd where I used to work. You could only submit one image so I entered the one of the Marshlands House, and it was accepted.

The Marshlands House serves as the educational headquarters at SC-DNR.  It is a beautiful Federal-era mansion built around 1810 by planter Edward Ball.  It was originally built near rice impoundments on what is now the old Charleston Naval Base and Shipyard where it used as officer’s quarters.  In 1961 the Navy planned to tear it down, but in the end it was floated down the Cooper River to its new home at Fort Johnson.

Marshlands House at Fort Johnson in Charleston, SC.

I’m so glad this photo of the Marshlands House will be displayed at James Island Town Hall for years to come!

Here are some photos from the Grand Opening:

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It was great to see my friend (and wildlife photographer!) Keith McCullough and his bluegrass band playing some tunes and to see yummy cupcakes by my favorite bakeshop, The Cake Stand!  It was a great event – congrats to the town!

Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.


Family Beach Session Contest!

Summer is coming to a close, and we’re all thinking about school supplies and cooler weather. To mark the end of the season, I’m giving away a beach session to one lucky Charleston family!
dad with his 2 sons at the beach
The session can take place at Folly Beach or Isle of Palms.  The winner will be chosen at random on August 18th and contacted via email. To enter the contest, fill out the form here:
feet on the beach
and Good Luck!

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: https://sarahgoldmanphotography.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/sunset-cotton-field-photo-session-southcarolina

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.

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.

A Folly Beach Engagement | Anna-Morgan + Greg

High-school sweethearts, Anna-Morgan + Greg, wanted to have their engagement photos taken at the far east end of Folly Beach, near the Morris Island Lighthouse.  They fought sand gnats and the threat of rain, but were blessed with a dreamy sky and perfect lighting.

Folly Beach Lighthouse Point

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Sarah Goldman is an engagement photographer in Charleston, SC.

Folly Beach Maternity Session | Pati + Paul

One of my favorite sessions of 2016!

couple during their maternity session at the beach

pregnancy photos charleston

Sarah Goldman is a maternity photographer in Charleston, SC.

Extended Family Session at Folly | Kinney Family

Fall is my favorite time of year for family beach sessions.  The weather is cooler, the crowds have left Folly Beach, and the mosquitoes are few.  🙂

Kinney Family – it was so nice meeting you!  I hope to see you at Folly Beach again next year.

large family photo at folly beach


Sarah Goldman photographers family beach portraits at Folly Beach, SC.

Family beach sessions | Leach Family

Cooler weather has arrived, but I’m still doing lots of family beach sessions at Folly Beach. Here are a few of my favorites from the Leach Family’s session:

family underneath folly fishing pier

family at folly beach fishing pier

Sarah Goldman is a family beach photographer at Folly Beach in Charleston, SC.


10th Anniversary | Trash the Dress

Katie + Ryan are celebrating 10 years this month as husband and wife!  We did a “trash the dress” session at Folly Beach to mark the occasion.

beach wedding photos

trash the dress session at folly

couple at sunset on folly beachwoman sitting on the beach in her wedding dress

married couple wading into the ocean


Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.

Charleston Babymoon | Diana + Adam

Diana and Adam came to Charleston for their BABYMOON.  Yes, this is a thing!  One last vacation sans baby.  Diana is due next month.  We did their maternity session at Folly Beach just after the sun rose in the East.  How beautiful is this mama?

maternity session at folly beach

maternity session at the beach with bathing suit

maternity photos at folly beach

Sarah Goldman photographs maternity sessions at the beach in Charleston, SC.