Categories
Photography Uncategorized weddings

Best of 2013 Weddings!

January is already half over, I seriously can not believe it. I am a father to a month old baby, a husband in an almost five year marriage, and owner of a business that has photographed almost 200 weddings. This year we will pass that number, it’s crazy. Every one of these moments captured below mean the world to us. Peering into all of these couples’ lives for just a day is one of the most amazing things we do. I can not believe the amount of memories I have seen — all of these sweet and inspiring couples marry the love of their lives. It is something people dream of for years, this simple idea of perfection. Many of us know, and many of us learn that marriage is not an easy journey. You will laugh, smile, and cry with your best friend for the rest of your lives together. I love that I can now look back and finally start to understand that marriage really is not easy. It takes a lot of work for both sides to work, communicate and love each other. It is worth it! It is worth it for every lazy morning in bed, every new adventure, and every vacation on a whim. Those laughs and tears add up to this feeling I can not describe yet being so young in this world of marriage and life. I just know that it keeps getting better every single moment we are together.

Our life together is crazy beautiful and not for every couple. Lisa and I have worked together now for over 8 years and have lived together for over 6 years. We spend almost every moment of every day close to each other. We learn how to calm each other, inspire each other and drive each other crazy. You have to do all of it to be happy. It took me a couple years to understand that it is not always perfect and I will accidentally piss her off but it is ok. As long as I apologize when I am wrong and try and apologize when I am right we will be ok. Tomorrow will be another day for a new adventure, a new smile, and a new tear. I really want to thank everyone reading this for being a huge part of making us who we are. We have grown as artists, as a couple, as parents, and as a husband and wife, because of you. Our family, friends, and clients allow us to see love through eyes filled with new love and old. That glimpse into your life is what inspires us to capture every story as the untold adventure of a new family beginning. That is what every one of these images are below. A tiny moment from the day a new family was created. I hope you enjoy seeing a few of our favorite photos of 2013. We were taken to places we never dreamed possible in 2008 when our journey as wedding photographers began, and it is all because of you that these photos exist. Thank you again for reading, caring, listening, loving and inspiring us. 

Goodness Best of 2013 WeddingsWeddings Best of The Goodness 001Weddings Best of The Goodness 003Weddings Best of The Goodness 002Weddings Best of The Goodness 004

Weddings Best of The Goodness 005Weddings Best of The Goodness 006Weddings Best of The Goodness 007

Weddings Best of The Goodness 008Weddings Best of The Goodness 009Weddings Best of The Goodness 010

Weddings Best of The Goodness 012a

Weddings Best of The Goodness 013

Weddings Best of The Goodness 014Weddings Best of The Goodness 015Weddings Best of The Goodness 016

Weddings Best of The Goodness 017Weddings Best of The Goodness 018Weddings Best of The Goodness 019Weddings Best of The Goodness 020Weddings Best of The Goodness 021

Weddings Best of The Goodness 022Weddings Best of The Goodness 023

Weddings Best of The Goodness 024Weddings Best of The Goodness 025Weddings Best of The Goodness 026Weddings Best of The Goodness 027Weddings Best of The Goodness 028Weddings Best of The Goodness 029Weddings Best of The Goodness 030Weddings Best of The Goodness 033Weddings Best of The Goodness 034Weddings Best of The Goodness 037aWeddings Best of The Goodness 038Weddings Best of The Goodness 039Weddings Best of The Goodness 043Forest House Lodge Wedding 096photoForest House Lodge Wedding 097photoWeddings Best of The Goodness 044Weddings Best of The Goodness 045Weddings Best of The Goodness 046Weddings Best of The Goodness 047Weddings Best of The Goodness 048

Weddings Best of The Goodness 050a

Weddings Best of The Goodness 051Weddings Best of The Goodness 052Weddings Best of The Goodness 053Weddings Best of The Goodness 054Weddings Best of The Goodness 055Weddings Best of The Goodness 056Weddings Best of The Goodness 057Weddings Best of The Goodness 058Weddings Best of The Goodness 059Weddings Best of The Goodness 061aWeddings Best of The Goodness 062Weddings Best of The Goodness 063Weddings Best of The Goodness 064Weddings Best of The Goodness 066aWeddings Best of The Goodness 067Weddings Best of The Goodness 068Weddings Best of The Goodness 069Weddings Best of The Goodness 070Weddings Best of The Goodness 071Weddings Best of The Goodness 072Weddings Best of The Goodness 074aWeddings Best of The Goodness 075Weddings Best of The Goodness 076Weddings Best of The Goodness 078Weddings Best of The Goodness 079Weddings Best of The Goodness 080Weddings Best of The Goodness 082aWeddings Best of The Goodness 083Weddings Best of The Goodness 084Weddings Best of The Goodness 087Weddings Best of The Goodness 089Weddings Best of The Goodness 091Weddings Best of The Goodness 090Weddings Best of The Goodness 092Weddings Best of The Goodness 093Weddings Best of The Goodness 096Weddings Best of The Goodness 095Weddings Best of The Goodness 097Weddings Best of The Goodness 099Weddings Best of The Goodness 094Weddings Best of The Goodness 100Weddings Best of The Goodness 103Weddings Best of The Goodness 104Weddings Best of The Goodness 106Weddings Best of The Goodness 107Weddings Best of The Goodness 109Weddings Best of The Goodness 111Weddings Best of The Goodness 112Weddings Best of The Goodness 113Weddings Best of The Goodness 115Weddings Best of The Goodness 118Weddings Best of The Goodness 120Weddings Best of The Goodness 121Weddings Best of The Goodness 122Weddings Best of The Goodness 123Weddings Best of The Goodness 119Weddings Best of The Goodness 125Weddings Best of The Goodness 126Weddings Best of The Goodness 128Weddings Best of The Goodness 129Weddings Best of The Goodness 131Weddings Best of The Goodness 132Weddings Best of The Goodness 133Weddings Best of The Goodness 134aWeddings Best of The Goodness 136Weddings Best of The Goodness 137Weddings Best of The Goodness 138Weddings Best of The Goodness 139Weddings Best of The Goodness 141aWeddings Best of The Goodness 142Weddings Best of The Goodness 145aWeddings Best of The Goodness 147Weddings Best of The Goodness 148Weddings Best of The Goodness 149Weddings Best of The Goodness 150Weddings Best of The Goodness 151Weddings Best of The Goodness 152Weddings Best of The Goodness 153Weddings Best of The Goodness 154Weddings Best of The Goodness 040Weddings Best of The Goodness 041Weddings Best of The Goodness 042Weddings Best of The Goodness 155

Categories
Personal Photography Uncategorized

Welcome to the world, Bernard Bardot!

Today, January 10th, is my due date. However, we’ve been lucky enough to have spent the last three weeks and three days getting to know our beautiful son, Bernard. He was born on December 18th, 2013 and we are absolutely in love. Below are a few photos from his first three weeks of life.

Geoff and I fell in love with the name “Bernard” when we read the meaning of the name, “Bold as a Bear”. We LOVED the nickname “Bear” and really loved that Bernard was a grandpa name. It really suits him as we think he has an old man face. 🙂 I did a quickie photo shoot and made the first three images below when he was 3 days old.

Bear2 001

The little orange hat was such a big part of his persona in those early early days. I had to make sure to get a photo with him in it. It was SO HUGE on his tiny head, but it is starting to fit a little better!

Bear2 002Bear2 003Bear Bardot 001

Geoff snapped this one with his iPhone. Bernard is so tiny in his crib! He really hasn’t used it at all yet!

Bear Bardot 002Bear Bardot 003

Bear was our early Christmas present! We enjoyed a nice quiet Christmas at home as a little family.

Bear Bardot 004

And a nice quiet New Years Eve at home too.

Bear Bardot 005Bear Bardot 006

He was not a huge fan of his first bath.

Bear Bardot 007

But he looked so cute all bundled up in a towel right after.

Bear Bardot 008

When he was two and a half weeks old I finally did an official photo shoot with him.

Welcome Bernard 4Welcome Bernard 1aWelcome Bernard 25Welcome Bernard 28

I could not resist making him a mini-Geoff for the photo below.

Welcome Bernard 30

And finally Geoff took this photo today, on the day he was due. We could not be happier to have him in our lives.!

Bear Bardot 009

Categories
Engagements Photography Uncategorized

Best of 2013 Engagement Sessions!

It has been a little crazy around the office at the end of 2013. We finished the year off with a beautiful wedding that we will feature next week, but before we do that I wanted to share a few of our favorite engagement images from the year. If you didn’t know I love engagement sessions so much. It is a time where we get to know who you are as a couple. Since picking a location is always done by you we are lucky enough to see so many beautiful locations across California. In fact we had the opportunity to photograph our first international engagement session in London with Jonty and Sabrina. We could not be more thankful for all of our clients who have let us into their homes, and their everyday lives to capture who they really are. I could not be happier that we get to see all of these places we have been to through your eyes and hearts. Capturing a memory somewhere special to our clients means we are lucky enough to have created something that will become priceless as each memory slowly grows more precious with age and each image keeps not only that one memory alive but brings back so many other happy memories with it. Looking back at this year was such an exciting one as so many amazing couples have taken their first step in creating their own families and creating even more memories together. Thank you for letting Lisa, Francisco, and I see and capture your love story.

Goodness Best of 2013 Engagements2The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 043The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 042Donner Truckee Engagement 003065050Underwater engagement session 005 photoThe Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 044The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 031The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 032Folsom Lake Engagement Session 0152Capital park CSUS engagement 003 photo001The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 030013The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 005Land Park and Sac City College Engagement 012The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 007The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 002The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 001The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 009Point Reyes Engagement Session 012 photo2Point Reyes Engagement Session 017 photoThe Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 010The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 011The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 012The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 013The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 014The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 019The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 022aThe Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 024The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 029a052The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 038107The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 040The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 041The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 026The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 027The Goodness Engagement Photo Best of 2013 008