Geoff + Sarah
"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. "
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!"
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. "
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!"
diego + christina
"It was truly a pleasure working with The Goodness!!!"
"In addition to doing our engagement photo shoot and our wedding which came out beautifully, they also created a unique and wonderful invitation suite for us. Lisa designed beautiful options for my husband and I to choose from. She listened to all of my input and really created the suite to represent Diego and I as a couple. After the design was finalized I was even more delighted when I did not have to worry about sending out the invitations. The Goodness assembled and mailed all my invites without me having to worry about a thing! This experience truly made my wedding planning process a great experience. All of our guests could not stop complementing our invites and how beautiful they were. I cannot wait to work with Lisa and Geoff again!"
marcus + crissie
"We had an amazing experience with The Goodness!"
"Geoff and Lisa are a great husband and wife photographer team. They did both our engagement and wedding photos and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! They are great to work with but also maintain a high level of professionalism. The photos received from our engagement session and wedding speak for themselves. The compliments received from family/friends were only positive. We also used their Shot Spot feature at our wedding and our guests had a great time creating photo keepsakes! Our experience overall with Geoff and Lisa was nothing but the best and have since recommended them to our other engaged friends!"
don + emily
"It was awesome working with the Goodness during our wedding planning."
"Our guests raved about how creative and unique our save the dates were, and the invites helped tie together our theme. Lisa and Geoff are not only great photographers they are great people! They fit right in with all of our family and friends leaving us with amazing photos, and leaving our guests with the impression that we had been friends with our photographers for years. We couldn't have asked two better people to capture our day!"
mike + melissa
"We could not be happier with our decision to go with The Goodness."
"From our first meeting with Geoff and Lisa, we knew they were our kinda people. They completely put us at ease, because let's face it, having a camera pointed at you isn't always the most comfortable thing in the world. Our photos turned out beautifully and we also turned to The Goodness for our Save the Dates, Invitations, Guest book, seating chart, and Spot Shot, all of which turned out amazing. The Goodness was our one stop shop for wedding awesomeness!"
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."
chris + shannon
"Our experience with The Goodness was amazing."
"To start, our engagement session was absolutely awesome. Lisa and Geoff traveled to San Francisco and obliged in shooting us in multiple locations in our hood and around the city. Next, Lisa designed our wedding invitations and RSVP cards. Her prices were more than reasonable and she really captured the look we wanted right off the bat! They were sweet and unique. Finally, Lisa and Geoff flew across the country to Boston, MA where our wedding took place. They not only understood and captured the vision of our day, but were great keeping the timeline of the wedding on track as well. It was truly a wonderful experience working with them and I'd recommend them to anyone. The quality and artistry of the photos is unprecedented!"
paul + elise
"Lisa & Geoff were an absolute dream to work with."
"They made us feel at ease the second we met them - during our engagement session and then by our wedding, they felt like old friends. We are thrilled with the photos from both sessions and have received so many compliments. Cannot recommend this fun pair enough and know we'll be using them again and again for family photos down the line."
alan + melissa
"Besides picking out the partner you are going to spend the rest of your life with, picking your wedding photographer is the most important wedding decision you will make. My husband and I met many and fell instantly for Geoff and Lisa. Their personalties won us over and their talent shined through their pictures. Our engagement session and wedding day photos are framed throughout our house as a reminder of that special time. We have "The Goodness" to thank for capturing these moments and we will be forever grateful."
matthew and diane
"We knew just by their website, which is even better now than two years ago, that Lisa and Geoff Bardot were the photographers for us. Wedding photography was one of our top priorities when planning for the Big Day. We wanted someone who could capture our wedding in an everlasting, tasteful and brilliant way. Actually, Brilliant is a perfect word for The Goodness. Their photography style has a brilliance that enables the color and emotions to radiate from the images. Their creativity with poses, angles and subjects makes even the simplest object look remarkable. To top it all off, Lisa and Geoff are just down right fun, sweet, personable and really added something special to our wedding. Since our wedding, several of our friends have hired The Goodness as their wedding photographers based not only on the photos and slideshow, but who they are as a team. They take their talent and skill seriously and deliver beyond expectations. You cannot go wrong with these two phenomenal photographers."