Geoff and Lisa met in 2005 while working for Apple Computer. They fell in love, rented a cute but tiny apartment in Midtown Sacramento and when Geoff proposed in June 2008, Lisa excitedly said YES! Just a few months later they decided to start their business and have been loving capturing the love of couples ever since! In 2011 they quit their jobs at Apple to follow their dreams of being their own bosses and focusing even more on their wonderful clients. In 2013 they welcomed their little boy "Bear" into the Bardot family. Today, along with their associate photographer, they photograph over 40 weddings a year all over California, the US, and the world. 

Here at The Goodness, we love getting to know our clients on a personal level. We want to know the real you. Let us in on your inside jokes, show us your quirks, tell us why you fascinate each other. Teach us what is most important in your lives. We take all of this and turn it into something special and one-of-a-kind, just for you.

Geoff BARDOT

owner / lead photographer / business operations / lisa's hubby

HE LOVES / snowboarding / cooking / talking to friends / the farmer's market / bow ties / hiking  / sushi / good shoes / lake tahoe / people / night photography / cycling / whisky, scotch, & bourbon / scary movies / daft punk / classic volkswagens /plants vs. zombies / grandpa sweaters / chemex coffee / being a dad / lisa

LISA BARDOT

owner / lead photographer / graphic designer / geoff's wife

SHE LOVES / sewing / craftiness / building / design / home decor / planning parties / going to IKEA  / playing ukulele / drawing & painting / shark tank / karaoke / dressing up in costumes / fonts / snicker doodles / cute animals / alone time / puns & "dad jokes" /  mac and cheese / being a mama / geoff

WE LOVE / traveling the world / taking photos / Instagram / hanging out with friends / road trips / camping / macarons / game of thrones / the walking dead / picnic wednesdays / business talk / going on adventures / disney / pixar / Family / food parties / being in paris / ridiculous sunsets / meeting awesome couples!


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FRANCISCO

associate photographer / office manager / assistant / photo booth guy

HE LOVES / bow ties / mexico / his name: francisco gerardo chavira de auguilera / pan dulce / expensive coffee / polaroid cameras / blogging / button up shirts / glasses / veggies / salsa dancing / swing dancing / belly laughing to tears / podcasts, lots of podcasts / instagraming / red / 1959 / timeless fashion

Derek

wedding day videographer / video editor / lauren's hubby

HE LOVES / Sun flares / long hikes / new gadgets / caped crusaders /  morning cuddles / sci-fi epics / songs of ice and fire / big dogs and hoppy beers

Lauren

wedding day videographer / derek's wife

SHE LOVES / musicals / scuba diving / hiking / singing / cooking / game of thrones  / funny movies, freckles / tattoos / pasta  / electric cars / dancing