Welcome!

I'm Sarah, a family photographer in Arlington, VA.  I specialize in lifestyle photography for families and couples.  I operate a full service photography business  - from planning and executing your perfect session to offering archival-quality prints and wall portraits.  Whether you are getting updated family photos in the park, needing a new headshot, or celebrating a special event or anything in between, I'd love to hear from you!

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Documenting the stories of families + couples throughout Northern Virginia

Sarah Goldman, an award-winning family photographer based in Arlington, VA, specializes in modern lifestyle photography. Whether documenting a newborn baby soon after their arrival or a young couple recently engaged, Sarah tells their stories in a simple, fresh, and beautiful way. In addition to senior and family photography, Sarah captures engagements throughout the DMV area - from Washington DC to Northern Virginia and beyond!


Now booking Mini Sessions for 2021!  Reach out to secure your date. 

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Hiring a family photographer is easy. (I promise!)

1. View My Portfolio

I have photographed over 400 families in Virginia and South Carolina.  Check out my Portfolio to see a small sampling of those images - from lifestyle newborn sessions to families at the beach, I've photographed every type of family in a diverse set of locations.  See if my style is a good fit for your family.

2. Understand My Pricing

All sessions include about an hour of shooting time (or 20 minutes for Mini Sessions), editing, a download of high-resolution digital files and a print release. You can print wherever you like, but you can also order professional, archival-quality prints directly from your online gallery on my website. Check out pricing info here.

3. Check availability and book

Depending on the location, sessions are around sunrise and sunset. Popular dates book up fast (like the week around Thanksgiving for fall family photos), so reach out early if you need a particular date. And if I'm booked, never fear   - I know all the best photographers in Northern Virginia and will give you a list of recommendations. Once we have a date I'll send you a contract to secure your date. Your balance is due 2 weeks before the session. 



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Sarah was fantastic. She was warm and professional from start to finish. She did an amazing job of capturing all of the special moments of our day, from the official group photos to the candid photos during the reception. She went out of her way to try to make the most of the rapidly disappearing sunset and we managed to get a great diversity of beautiful scenes around Magnolia Plantation. We would definitely recommend her to others as their photographer and we were delighted to be able to support her in her career. Her rates were very competitive and her work was of the highest quality. Thank you so much, Sarah!!! - Peter


We had a blast! Logan even commented that he, “fell even more in love” with me as we stared into each other’s eyes, so very sweet. We will always cherish those moments, especially because it was our first photo shoot together. I really love them all, you did an amazing job Sarah! - Erica


Sarah is amazing! She took photos of my family near the waterfront & I can't tell you how happy I am with the way our pictures turned out. My 18 month old was woken up by me after sleeping in the car & she was not in a good mood when we showed up to meet Sarah. I was so worried about how we were going to take pictures with a grumpy toddler. Well, Sarah whipped out a few toys (lifesaver) which distracted my daughter and stopped her from crying. Then Sarah had us do our own thing - playing with our daughter, chasing her around, walking together and holding hands as a family. If you saw the way our pictures turned out, you would have no idea that our daughter was just screaming minutes before we started taking pictures. We've gotten so many compliments from our friends and family who were highly impressed with the way our pictures turned out. They look so natural! And the quality/resolution is so much better than some of the pictures I saw on other local photographers websites. I will definitely recommend Sarah to my friends and family for all of their picture needs. Thanks a million, Sarah!! - Jenn


Northern Virginia Photographer | Sarah Goldman Photography

Arlington, VA