White Point Gardens Proposal | Cody + Kelsie

Cody’s mom contacted me in November when she was tasked with finding the perfect proposal photographer for her son and his girlfriend while they were in Charleston.  As I looked at the weekend forecast – another wet one – Cody and I began planning how his secret proposal would go down.  He planned to take Kelsie on a bike ride Saturday morning from their hotel (The Vendue) to Waterfront Park and finally to White Point Gardens where I would be waiting.  The forecast looked worse and worse so we changed the date to Friday afternoon.  I think Cody was relieved to get it over with earlier in their trip so he could relax!

I contacted 2 trusted photographer friends and we hid behind live oaks and tried to blend in with tourists.  Right on cue, Cody and Kelsie rode up and strolled through the live oaks to the spot I had marked for him with 2 sticks.

Afterwards they toasted with champagne and we walked around South of Broad and took some engagement photos.


Congrats, Cody + Kelsie!

Special thanks to Rick Dean and Charles Merry for second shooting this happy moment!



Sarah Goldman is a photographer in Charleston, SC.


Fall Family Photos | Griffin Family

I was so excited to photograph the Griffin Family again this year.  We met at White Point Gardens at sunset for their family session.

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Sarah Goldman is a family photographer in Charleston, South Carolina.

Adoption Photo Shoot | Beth + John

Beth reached out with a special request this winter:  She and her husband, John, were beginning their adoption journey here in Charleston, SC.  They needed updated photos of themselves for their adoption profile.  Beth brought lots of ideas to the table for this special type of session, and we met at White Point Gardens on a FREEZING February day.

waiting for you sign adoption photo shoot

To follow Beth and John’s story, check out their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/johnandbethadopt/?fref=ts

or website:  http://www.quiverfulladoptions.com/johnandbeth

If you or someone you know is pregnant and considering adoption, please contact them!

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From the Battery we strolled around south of Broad Street on some of my favorite Charleston streets.

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Beth and John, thanks for taking me along on your adoption journey!  You guys are going to be amazing parents, and I can’t wait to meet your special little bundle when he or she arrives!


Sarah Goldman is a maternity and newborn photographer in Charleston, SC.

Downtown Family Session | The Dresslers

The Dresslers were vacationing in Charleston over the summer, and while everyone was together Emilee planned a family portrait session.  As soon as they arrived  at White Point Gardens some birds that were roosting in the live oaks pooped on several family members!  We had to run out to the sidewalk to escape!  What a start to a family session.  😦  Fortunately, this family had a great sense of humor and we all had a great time.  Thanks, Dressler family!

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dressler family doing the stanky leg

This was their Christmas card photo this year!