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Justin + Angela – Jack London Wedding Film

We could not be happier to share Justin and Angela’s beautiful wedding film. These two make you, laugh, smile and cry. It is so beautiful seeing their love story brought to life through their unique wedding short! You can also see their beautiful wedding photos here!

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Best of 2012: Wedding Films

Goodness Best of 2012 FILMS

Last year brought a lot of great things to The Goodness. One big announcement was that we are now offering heartfelt and personal, cinematic wedding films! It is heartwarming and fun to experience your wedding day in such an important way that goes beyond photography. You can feel the emotions from a beautiful image but seeing the emotion in your face before your first kiss, that nervous breath you took, hearing that very same laugh you had, or knowing exactly what you said to each during your first look. Take a look at four films that not only made us cry, laugh, and smile again but really helped illustrate why capturing a wedding day in this way is one of the most special things we have the chance of doing. Here’s to a year of love and moving forward in the journeys we all share together in life and marriage!


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Engagements Film Photography Uncategorized

Eric and Camay’s surprise proposal and engagement session

Eric and Camay’s story is a little bit out of the ordinary, but that is why we like it so much. You see, Camay contacted me a little while ago about photographing her wedding later this year. Her fiance, Eric is a Major in the Army and was deployed in Afganistan. The twist was that while they were already planning the wedding with a date and venue booked, Eric had never technically proposed! Unfortunately the ring was not ready before Eric left overseas and therefore, he never got the opportunity to officially pop the question to Camay. Immediately after they officially booked us for photography, and unbeknownst to Camay, Eric emailed me about something special he was planning.

Eric was coming home for a couple weeks and didn’t tell Camay he was coming back a couple days early. He’d organized to have his and Camay’s families and some close friends to gather at the Citizen Hotel room he’d booked. She was going to drop off her bags before “picking up Eric from the airport”. When she arrived, and went to go check out the balcony, she got a huge surprise! There was Eric, surrounded by loved ones, with a big bouquet of roses and a ring in his hand. Eric had us there to photograph the whole thing. It was awesome and so emotional! We also filmed the event and put together a cute video which we are excited to share here!

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Aren’t they adorable!? It still makes me all teary. 🙂 We feel so lucky to have been a part of this special moment. On to the photos!

The suite was filled with all the people Eric and Camay love best.

When Camay walked out onto the balcony, she saw Geoff and I first, crouched down with cameras pointed at her. She looked very confused (we’d actually never met in person before, so I’m sure it was strange to see us there) and said “Hi” to us.

THEN she looked to the right and…


Lots and lots of happy tears.

Camay jokingly thinks a second before she says YES!

In addition to a champagne toast, Eric’s mom shared some delicious chocolates which is an Armenian tradition for an engagement.

Being silly showing off the ring.

So pretty!

Camay changed and we quickly took some photos of this extremely happy couple.

They were so giddy!

After the proposal, Eric and Camay took off on a romantic, relaxing trip to Monterrey. (jealous!) We did an official engagement session with them upon their return. We met up with them at Ancil Hoffman Park in Sacramento, where Camay used to work, so it had a lot of special meaning.

I can’t believe I had never been to this park before! It is absolutely beautiful!

We even made a furry friend or two.

Le sigh…

Eric and Camay, we cannot thank you enough for choosing us to be a part of something so special in your lives. It has been wonderful so far getting to know you both and we are beyond stoked for the wedding!


Film Personal Uncategorized

Southeast Asia: the video

While I LOVE photography, there is just nothing like having a video to remember your favorites moments in life. I had so much fun making aВ video of our road trip last summer, that I knew I wanted to make one about our travels in Southeast Asia. This video will give you a little taste of our adventure!

And if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check our photography post about ourВ favorite things in Southeast Asia.