Words from our past clients...
Trevor + Marina
"Working with Geoff and Lisa was one of the best experiences of our wedding."
"From the moment we first chatted with them on Skype, I knew that they would be friendly allies for us during this super stressful process! I have been waiting to work with The Goodness for a long time, and I was so thrilled that we were able to work with them for our wedding.
We had photo sessions for both our engagement and our wedding. Spending a few hours with them during our engagement session really helped us get to know them in preparation for our wedding day. They are both fun to work with, completely organized, clear in their direction, and experts in what they do!
During our wedding day, we essentially spent the whole day with them - from getting ready, all the way to the reception. They really were our allies and teammates throughout the day. They even helped us plan our schedule and give us an overview of the day, which was hugely helpful. Our photographs before the wedding, including our first look, were some of my favorite memories of the day. Seeing each other, enjoying being dressed up, and spending some quiet moments together truly made all the difference and Geoff and Lisa made sure to keep this time special for us.
I still look at our photos frequently and love every one. Geoff and Lisa captured so many wonderful shots of our wedding. Not just our posed photos, which are beautiful, but images of our friends and family. Dancing, hugging, singing, crying and laughing - things we would have missed otherwise. Those photos are the ones I love most.
Thank you Geoff and Lisa for being such a huge part of our wedding. We will treasure our photos and memories forever!"
Kevin + Monica
"Kevin and I could not be more pleased with our decision to have The Goodness team as part of our wedding day."
"They were more than photographers--they were part of our festivities and helped us have a perfect day. From our initial consultations, to engagement photos, to the big day, Lisa, Geoff, and Francisco made us feel like we were family and their only client. Many of our guests assumed they were friends of ours, because of how warm they were with us and our guests. Our photos and experience are exceptional! The Goodness captured our emotions and the natural beauty of our wedding venue--which was important to us. As couples plan and budget for their weddings, we often discuss the return on invest, or value for cost. Our photos and experience with The Goodness was one of the best investments we made!"
Ben + Sarah
"It only took one meeting with Lisa and Geoff once to know they were the photography team for us."
"We planned our October 2015 wedding from the East Coast, so we knew we needed to have folks on the ground in Sacramento that we could rely on. The Goodness' team is incredibly professional, detail-oriented, and flexible. But more than that, they are good people. Case in point - they drove all the way up to our college town of Chico on the hottest day of the year for our engagement photo session and didn't even complain. They take the time to get to know you and your wedding style. There is nothing cookie cutter about their approach. Lisa and Geoff's photography is vibrant and caught so many memories from our wedding that we would have missed otherwise. Additionally, the quality of the photo booth was top notch - our guests loved it and they are some of our favorite photos of the day. (Plus it was hilarious when several of the photo props made it on the dance floor...) Last but certainly not least, Lisa designed our invitation suite and her custom artwork captured us, and our french bulldog, Hobbes, perfectly. That invite is one of my favorite details from our wedding. If you are planning a wedding, please work with them!"
Sarah + Geoff
"When we got engaged, we knew one thing before Sarah even finished saying 'yes!!': The Goodness would be our photographers. We fell in love at first sight with Geoff and Lisa's incredibly playful, colorful, emotionally rich style of photography, and there was just no other photographer for us."
"We had extremely high expectations, and they really delivered - at our first meeting, the engagement shoot, and at the wedding. The quality of photos you see featured on the website are not exceptional outliers chosen to sell you on a decent photographer - rather, every single photo we received from them was absolutely delightful. I'm not exaggerating here - we kept waiting to come upon a photo that was unflattering, or emotionally neutral, or just-okay in terms of composure! But no: every. single. one. Was amazing. That just doesn't happen.
Beyond that, Geoff and Lisa are fun to work with. They're respectful of time limitations while still maintaining a charming, relaxed atmosphere - efficient and easygoing at the same time. They really listened to what we hoped for from our wedding photos, and they made it happen (and then some). They made us feel like our wedding was their favorite one, like we were wonderfully attractive people who should never feel self-conscious in front of a camera, and like nothing mattered beyond our marriage and our joy.
With a quick turnaround time, a transparent pricing system, and open, regular communication, The Goodness was easily one of the least stressful vendor choices we made for our wedding, and we already treasure the photos we received from them. In case it's not already obvious: We cannot possible recommend The Goodness highly enough! :)"
Brian + Shana
"We cannot say enough good things about The Goodness!"
"We were planning such an unusual wedding, we were honestly concerned we would find a photographer who would want to capture the day. My opening email to Lisa and Geoff started something like "We want to hike several miles into our wedding site with 40 guests. Would you be interested in photographing this?" We were so relieved that Lisa and Geoff responded with an enthusiastic "YES!!" because we had already fallen in love with their style. Conversations with them were so effortless and fun, like we were reconnecting with long-lost friends!
Lisa and Geoff exceeded our expectations from the beginning: Skyping with us due to our chaotic schedules, driving to Napa for our engagement photos, and providing timeline advice when we were in over our heads. On the wedding day, we remember looking out my window to see Geoff (complete with his bow-tie, of course) jumping in the air to remove some yarn that a neighbor child had thrown over the street sign outside our house. He would do anything for that perfect picture! Speaking of the perfect picture, Geoff and Lisa not only hiked in to our super remote wedding location, but they also hiked in carrying a step ladder to capture every angle.
Finally, as the couple who is well known for always joking, laughing, and making silly faces in photos, we were stunned at how beautifully Lisa and Geoff captured our wedding day. The photographs are playful, romantic, colorful, dramatic, and intimate all at the same time. Above all else, every single picture captured the love we felt that day.
We are so grateful for The Goodness! Thank you for everything."
Brian + Rochelle
"We are so glad we found Lisa & Geoff Bardot to photograph and design the invitations and matching elements for our wedding."
"They are an amazing and fun couple to get to know and work with. They are also a very professional team with great ideas that aren't to be reckoned with!
One of the many reasons we chose The Goodness was the fact that not only are they super creative and great with making your vision and ideas come into fruition with their amazing work, but we LOVED the fact that they themselves are married and work so well with one another.That says a lot, especially when you are getting married yourself and plan to be with the love of your life forever. They have that glitter in their eyes for one another and definitely for their work. It shows that they love and care about the job they do. It is always fun seeing people who love what they do best and genuinely enjoy it.
A lot of our friends and family have asked who our photographers were and designed all of our paper ephemera. We were ecstatic to see the final products of our wedding come full circle starting with our engagement shoot through leading up to our big day. I can say we are very happy with the end results of every aspect of what The Goodness has done with us. We even used the Shot Spot photobooth, which was a huge hit at our wedding. Would I recommend The Goodness to others? YES! Would we use The Goodness again in the future? YES!
In our wedding budget, photography was the one thing we decided to splurge on and we are so glad we did. These type of memories are ones you want to make sure you capture without worrying if you were able to. I have so many friends who say they wish they did more research for a better photographer or they wish they took more photos or remembered to capture certain aspects that they missed. Lisa & Geoff make that happen and much more. They aren't just your average wedding photographers... they are apart of your family and they are your friends. "
Nick + Heidi
"Lisa and Geoff were like having two old friends photograph our engagement and wedding."
"These celebrations truly would not have been the same without them. We could not have been happier with their presence, professionalism and the breathtaking photos they presented to us when all the celebrations concluded. We are forever grateful for their participation in such a meaningful time in our lives!"
Bart + Veronica
"Geoff and Lisa are incredible."
"Their photography skills are outstanding, of course, but it's the absolutely phenomenal people they are that helped to make our wedding so special. their awesome humor, infectious joie de vivre and love that they radiate for each other, their work, and their clients not only made our wedding day awesome, and the pictures breathtaking, but their calming nature actually helped us to take several moments (which, on one's wedding day is a tough feat) and really just enjoy ourselves. "
Anthony + Courtney
"Working with Geoff and Lisa at the Goodness was an amazing experience."
"We could not have asked for two more professional,flexible, organized, genuine, and talented photographers. They are passionate about their clients and what they do, which results in incredible photos and thoughtful attention to detail. Its a great comfort knowing that one of the most special days of your life is being captured by such talented photographers."
Nial + Christina
"My husband and I absolutely LOVED working with The Goodness last year for our wedding! "
"Lisa and Geoff have such an amazing and creative eye, I can't help but smile every time we open our photo album! Not only are their photographs beautiful, but they are a great couple to work with! Their fun, organized and professional demeanor helped keep us calm and allowed us to fully enjoy our special day! Thank you!"
Russell + Kelly
"I had been following The Goodness photography blog for years before I was even engaged and it was a dream to work with them!"
"We met with them for the first time at their home and it immediately felt like we were hanging out with good friends. Our engagement session was a joy and Lisa even looked out for things like my bangs acting weird in the wind. They captured intimate and candid moments throughout our wedding and had super creative poses that showcased our big day without looking stuffy. I'm obsessed with our wedding pictures and I feel so lucky to have worked with Geoff and Lisa!"
Calvin + Paula
"The Goodness is pure goodness in so many ways!"
"We did our engagement shoot and wedding photos with them and were so blown away by the care and detail they put into their work from our very first meeting via Skype. On the wedding day, they went way above and beyond what we expected. Personable, funny, professional, and genuinely awesome people, we felt like we connected right away and have absolutely no regrets on choosing The Goodness for our wedding photography! Their work style is amazing and everyone that see our photos loves them. Months later and we are still finding ourselves visiting The Goodness blog to relive our wedding day or just to see what they are up to and what new wedding they are photographing. They are the absolute best! Hoping for another opportunity to work with them!"
Josh + Kelly
"Lisa and Geoff of The Goodness are a phenomenal talent and a true pleasure with whom to work."
"My husband and I did not have a specific vision for our engagement or wedding photos as some couples do ( we are not particularly creative that way), yet Geoff and Lisa were able to beautifully and flawlessly capture us and our love in a way that was uniquely personal. We loved everything about their work - from the way they helped us relax and have fun during the engagement session, to the unbelievable way they were able to capture every moment of the wedding. And of course we can not say enough good things about the quality of their work, which obviously speaks for itself. Our guestbook and album are gorgeous! Not only that, but their organization and promptness in getting everything prepared and completed for us to enjoy made our experience with The Goodness even more wonderful. There is nobody better."