Mother Daughter Session in Hampton Park

Tayler’s family got her a gift certificate earlier this year for a session with me.  She brought baby Emma, looking cute as a button in the most darling little outfit. We met in Hampton Park, one of my favorite family photos locations in Charleston!

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sunset in hampton park


Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.


Photos with Friends | McLaughlin Family at Rainbow Row

What a treat this session was!  My very best childhood friend (since we were like 3 years old!), Dana, and her family came to Charleston over spring break in March.  We met near Rainbow Row one morning to capture some updated family photos.  It’s fun to photograph people that I know so well because we have inside jokes, it’s easy to get them to laugh, and I know if a smile is genuine or not.  The other great thing about photographing friends?  Grabbing a meal together afterward. 🙂


Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.




What to wear for a family photography session: 5 tips

“What should we wear for our family photos?”  I get this question frequently, so I decided to blog about it.  Hopefully you will find this helpful when planning for your family photo session.

So what should you wear for a family photography session?

1.  Skip the matching outfits, and pick items that coordinate.  Let everyone wear what they want (within reason).

2. No logos, characters, or neon colors.  Leave the Thomas the Train shirt at home.

3.  Wear something you would normally wear, something you feel good in and that you know looks good on you. These pictures should represent your real life and what you would actually wear.

4.  Textures, layers, and accessories can add some visual interest to photos.

5.  Everyone (or at least the kids) should wear something they can run, play, and sit on the ground in.  Although my family sessions include formal portraits, part of the  session will be spent having fun and capturing real moments and letting kids be kids.   That’s often when you get the best shots.  🙂

Also, if you do an Google image search for “What to wear for family photos” you will get a lot of ideas.  Also, take a look at the family photos on my website for some inspiration. Below are some examples of past clients who did a great job dressing themselves.  🙂



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large family portrait on the beach

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kids in the water at folly beach

Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, SC.