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.

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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.

James Island Family Photos | Renkas Family

Here are some favorites from the Renkas Family’s session on James Island:

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Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.

 

Lowcountry Backyard Wedding | Erin + Eric

A boy from Kentucky and a girl from Pennsylvania began their courtship over Italian cuisine at Al Di La in Charleston after a chance online meeting.   She was immediately taken with his fluffy white cat, sense of humor, and knowledge of dinosaurs.  He fell head over heels once he learned of her love of pigeons.

After several years of cooking dates, making their own sauerkraut, and hiking adventures they were on their way to watch a Florida-Kentucky basketball game when they stopped by James Island County Park.  Eric set up a tripod to take their photo and then got down on one knee, fried egg ring in hand, and asked Erin to marry him.  She said she had “nothing else going on”, and so it began.

On a sunny spring day, they wed in a beautiful backyard ceremony of their Charleston, South Carolina home.  A reception followed at James Island County Park where they were joined by their friends and families.

Erin + Eric – Thank you for including me in your incredibly fun wedding day!   From Roofus in his matching tie to shots in your kitchen after the ceremony – it was a most unique and special time.  Wishing you a lifetime of adventures together!

xo, Sarah

 

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A boy from Kentucky and a girl from Pennsylvania began their courtship over Italian cuisine at Al Di La in Charleston after a chance online meeting. She was immediately taken with his fluffy white cat, sense of humor, and knowledge of dinosaurs. He fell head over heels once he learned of her love of pigeons. After several years of cooking dates, making their own sauerkraut, and hiking adventures they were on their way to watch a Florida-Kentucky basketball game when they stopped by James Island County Park. Eric set up a tripod to take their photo and then got down on one knee with a fried egg ring and asked Erin for her hand. She said she had "nothing else going on", and so it began. On a sunny spring day, they wed in a beautiful backyard ceremony of their Charleston, South Carolina home, surrounded by their families. A reception followed at James Island County Park where they were joined by their friends and families. Erin + Eric - Thank you for including me in your incredibly fun wedding day! From Roofus in his matching tie to shots in your kitchen after the ceremony - it was a most unique and special time. Wishing you a lifetime of adventures together! xo, Sarah

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bride and groom on fishing dock

Thank you to these people for making the day possible!

venue:  James Island County Park

dress:  David’s Bridal

hair/makeup:  Urban Nirvana (Megan and Amanda)

rentals:  Event Works

rings:  Skatell’s and Sohn & McClure

catering:  Crazy Dutchman Catering

decorating:  Beautiful Bride Events

music:  Finger Snappin’ Music

photo booth:  Charleston Photo Booth

photography:  Sarah Goldman Photography and Living Lenz Photography

Sarah Goldman is a family and wedding photographer in Charleston, SC

Christmas Minis | Huntley Family

The Huntleys brought along their adorable 4-legged children for their Christmas mini session in the vintage truck!  Love these!

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Sarah Goldman is an event and family photographer in Charleston, SC.