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The Goodness

Elk Grove , CA
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5730 Laguna Quail Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758 US (map)

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916-835-4258

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ABOUT US

We are Lisa and Geoff Bardot, a husband and wife camera-slingin', memory-makin', custom-designin', in-love-with-couples-in-love (and each other!) team of photographers. We simply adore... Read more
We are Lisa and Geoff Bardot, a husband and wife camera-slingin', memory-makin', custom-designin', in-love-with-couples-in-love (and each other!) team of photographers. We simply adore weddings, and we are here to help you — from creating custom invitation designs to capturing your day with beautiful, lovable images. Most of all we want to get to know you, and be inspired by your unique love story. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Geoff and Lisa are absolutely phenomenal. They respond to emails in a prompt manner, they really get to know the couples they work with, and are just the most adorable couple ever. Geoff flew all the way to Denver to do our engagement session as we were not able to make our engagement session while we were in Sacramento. They have a unique style that is bright and bubbly making for photos that exude the couple's personalities. I know they are probably more expensive than some photographers but they are worth every single penny. The spot shot is also wonderful and I laugh so hard tears come to my face every time I look at our spot shot.
Geoff and Lisa are absolutely phenomenal. They respond to emails in a prompt manner, they really get to know the couples Read more...
Geoff and Lisa are absolutely phenomenal. They respond to emails in a prompt manner, they really get to know the couples they work with, and are just the most adorable couple ever. Geoff flew all the way to Denver to do our engagement session as we were not able to make our engagement session while we were in Sacramento. They have a unique style that is bright and bubbly making for photos that exude the couple's personalities. I know they are probably more expensive than some photographers but they are worth every single penny. The spot shot is also wonderful and I laugh so hard tears come to my face every time I look at our spot shot. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Geoff and Francisco are amazing!!!!! I am so glad I choose them for my wedding! When we first booked with them I spent an hour on the phone with Geoff talking about my love story and how I met my fiancé at the time now husband! They really focus on making it a memorable time and that you cherish every moment of the engagement and the wedding day. They told us to pick a spot to shoot our engagement photos that was sentimental to us and I am so glad we did! They are so professional and always come with a big smile ready to work! They make you feel like you have known them for years! The photos turned out AMAZING! If you are looking for a fun, vibrant and great quality photos that are artistic as well as CHOOSE THEM!
Geoff and Francisco are amazing!!!!! I am so glad I choose them for my wedding! When we first booked with them I spent an Read more...
Geoff and Francisco are amazing!!!!! I am so glad I choose them for my wedding! When we first booked with them I spent an hour on the phone with Geoff talking about my love story and how I met my fiancé at the time now husband! They really focus on making it a memorable time and that you cherish every moment of the engagement and the wedding day. They told us to pick a spot to shoot our engagement photos that was sentimental to us and I am so glad we did! They are so professional and always come with a big smile ready to work! They make you feel like you have known them for years! The photos turned out AMAZING! If you are looking for a fun, vibrant and great quality photos that are artistic as well as CHOOSE THEM! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I am an event planner and graphic designer, so when it came to my own wedding I HAD to have a top-notch photographer with style, creativity and professionalism. I didn't have a huge wedding budget, but I knew that photography was one thing that you cannot skimp on. The Goodness was exactly what I wanted. In short, they were absolutely incredible every little step of the way and I cannot recommend them more highly. The best wedding planning advice I can give is to hire a REALLY good photographer and videographer, AND contract with them to be there the entire time.

I could go on forever about how much I loved working with Lisa and Geoff, and how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE my wedding and engagement photos! Aside from choosing the most amazing man to marry, choosing The Goodness as our wedding photographers was the best decision I made in planning my wedding! Geoff and Lisa were amazing to work with. They have incredible style and attention to detail. They feel like trusted friends which made for great pictures, and made working with them an absolute pleasure. Throughout the wedding planning process I asked a million questions through email and they were always super informative in responding. Lisa and Geoff work super hard. They love what they do and it shows. These two are a very special couple that work perfectly in sync with one another under the high pressure and fast pace of wedding photography.

My fiance and I had shopped around and met other photographers, but when we met with Lisa and Geoff in their home we felt the most at ease with them. It was clear that they were interested in getting to know us and our own personal love story. I loved that. They were willing to work with our budget while providing us the services and time that we needed.

Working with Lisa and Geoff was so much fun, they were awesome at my wedding--along with their photobooth guy, Francisco--and the pictures were just as amazing as I'd dreamed. I highly recommend them!
I am an event planner and graphic designer, so when it came to my own wedding I HAD to have a top-notch photographer with Read more...
I am an event planner and graphic designer, so when it came to my own wedding I HAD to have a top-notch photographer with style, creativity and professionalism. I didn't have a huge wedding budget, but I knew that photography was one thing that you cannot skimp on. The Goodness was exactly what I wanted. In short, they were absolutely incredible every little step of the way and I cannot recommend them more highly. The best wedding planning advice I can give is to hire a REALLY good photographer and videographer, AND contract with them to be there the entire time.

I could go on forever about how much I loved working with Lisa and Geoff, and how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE my wedding and engagement photos! Aside from choosing the most amazing man to marry, choosing The Goodness as our wedding photographers was the best decision I made in planning my wedding! Geoff and Lisa were amazing to work with. They have incredible style and attention to detail. They feel like trusted friends which made for great pictures, and made working with them an absolute pleasure. Throughout the wedding planning process I asked a million questions through email and they were always super informative in responding. Lisa and Geoff work super hard. They love what they do and it shows. These two are a very special couple that work perfectly in sync with one another under the high pressure and fast pace of wedding photography.

My fiance and I had shopped around and met other photographers, but when we met with Lisa and Geoff in their home we felt the most at ease with them. It was clear that they were interested in getting to know us and our own personal love story. I loved that. They were willing to work with our budget while providing us the services and time that we needed.

Working with Lisa and Geoff was so much fun, they were awesome at my wedding--along with their photobooth guy, Francisco--and the pictures were just as amazing as I'd dreamed. I highly recommend them! Read less
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K.
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We wanted to get moving quickly on choosing a photographer for our wedding as we imagined it would be a lengthy, painful process of interviewing and compromise. Not only did we want to have a photographer that was professional and organized but we also wanted one that could capture who we are as a couple and what is most important to us…not in a cheesy staged photo way, but in a candid interesting way. It is a process in which one puts complete faith in strangers and hopes for the best.

We contacted the Goodness on a whim as they were recommended in passing by a local venue. Since our first meeting with Lisa and Geoff, we were intrigued by their artistic talent and impressed by their professionalism. But what left us in awe and led us to immediately book them and look no further was the fact that both Lisa and Geoff are two of the most kind hearted and genuine people we know. They were truly interested in getting to know us both individually and as a couple. It felt as though we were hanging out with old friends on our wedding day, which made the day absolutely awesome for us. And as a result we have the most beautiful moments of wedding and those that are most important to us captured in photographs! The Goodness is amazing at what they do because they are passionate about people and art. They have the kind of creativity that cannot be taught…it simply just comes from the bottom of both Lisa and Geoff’s heart.
We wanted to get moving quickly on choosing a photographer for our wedding as we imagined it would be a lengthy, painful Read more...
We wanted to get moving quickly on choosing a photographer for our wedding as we imagined it would be a lengthy, painful process of interviewing and compromise. Not only did we want to have a photographer that was professional and organized but we also wanted one that could capture who we are as a couple and what is most important to us…not in a cheesy staged photo way, but in a candid interesting way. It is a process in which one puts complete faith in strangers and hopes for the best.

We contacted the Goodness on a whim as they were recommended in passing by a local venue. Since our first meeting with Lisa and Geoff, we were intrigued by their artistic talent and impressed by their professionalism. But what left us in awe and led us to immediately book them and look no further was the fact that both Lisa and Geoff are two of the most kind hearted and genuine people we know. They were truly interested in getting to know us both individually and as a couple. It felt as though we were hanging out with old friends on our wedding day, which made the day absolutely awesome for us. And as a result we have the most beautiful moments of wedding and those that are most important to us captured in photographs! The Goodness is amazing at what they do because they are passionate about people and art. They have the kind of creativity that cannot be taught…it simply just comes from the bottom of both Lisa and Geoff’s heart. Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
What a fantastic duo! They could not have been a better choice for our pictures, videography, and graphic design for our wedding. We knew they were a perfect match for us when they invited us to their lovely home for an interview. They were so warm, humorous, and hospitable, we knew they were good people, and their example showed that they were good at what they do. They have many different packages, but you can do things a la carte, so you were not stuck with certain things that you were not interested in Also, they give you a disc of prints, which many photographers do not do.

For our engagement photo session they braved the cold with us on a freezing day up in Tahoe. They worked phenomenally together, and captured some absolutely amazing shots. They were creative, worked efficiently, and captured shots that should be hung in an art gallery.

Between then and the wedding, we used Lisa for all of our graphic design work. She nailed our personality and vision so well, it seemed like she was in our own heads! We used her for save the dates, invitations, programs, and all the other small decor at the wedding. Her ideas, vision, and design, was brilliant, and she enhanced the wedding three-fold by her creative eye.

On the day of the wedding, they were rock stars. Geoff basically covered the guys, and Lisa the women. The guys had bow ties, and his crew had to help us tie all 8 of them! Again, going beyond their call of duty. Geoff was very relaxing, on point, had great idea for shots, and generally worked well with the guys. The video crew was awesome as well, having a wonderful personality made that made us relax, especially because it is weird being videotaped! However, they made it seem like the camera was not even there.
What a fantastic duo! They could not have been a better choice for our pictures, videography, and graphic design for our Read more...
What a fantastic duo! They could not have been a better choice for our pictures, videography, and graphic design for our wedding. We knew they were a perfect match for us when they invited us to their lovely home for an interview. They were so warm, humorous, and hospitable, we knew they were good people, and their example showed that they were good at what they do. They have many different packages, but you can do things a la carte, so you were not stuck with certain things that you were not interested in Also, they give you a disc of prints, which many photographers do not do.

For our engagement photo session they braved the cold with us on a freezing day up in Tahoe. They worked phenomenally together, and captured some absolutely amazing shots. They were creative, worked efficiently, and captured shots that should be hung in an art gallery.

Between then and the wedding, we used Lisa for all of our graphic design work. She nailed our personality and vision so well, it seemed like she was in our own heads! We used her for save the dates, invitations, programs, and all the other small decor at the wedding. Her ideas, vision, and design, was brilliant, and she enhanced the wedding three-fold by her creative eye.

On the day of the wedding, they were rock stars. Geoff basically covered the guys, and Lisa the women. The guys had bow ties, and his crew had to help us tie all 8 of them! Again, going beyond their call of duty. Geoff was very relaxing, on point, had great idea for shots, and generally worked well with the guys. The video crew was awesome as well, having a wonderful personality made that made us relax, especially because it is weird being videotaped! However, they made it seem like the camera was not even there. Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Frankie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The Goodness is true to their name.... the husband/wife team of Geoff & Lisa were spot on in capturing the moments and highlights of our wedding. They are an artistic, creative, and a little bit quirky (in a wonderful way) team. We were lucky, LUCKY to have them be our photographers for our wedding. We researched for hours photographers (quality of photos, styles, etc) and they were the only ones we wanted to go with in Northern California. It won't be long and the word will be out about how great the work of The Goodness is and it will be difficult to hire them for a wedding. (We got their last available weekend summer booking!)

Geoff & Lisa had a sit down meeting with us to get to know each other and to make sure they would be a good match for us. They took the time to listen to our wedding wants/needs/vision. I felt heard!
Included in their package offerings is a free engagement session ~ no strings attached. It was perfect. We got to see their work of us PRIOR to getting married; which was beautifully done. It also allowed us to make additional requests and sparked other unique ideas and poses.

On the day of the wedding, Geoff captured photos of the guys getting ready and Lisa the girls. The duo partnership they had brought the entire day together full circle ~ no splitting time with one group for the other. During the ceremony, I didn't even notice they were there! They blended in nicely with our family and friends.

I could go on for days of how wonderful Geoff & Lisa are. Just know, The Goodness photography pops with color and richness, is creative, and timeless. You can't go wrong with them.
The Goodness is true to their name.... the husband/wife team of Geoff & Lisa were spot on in capturing the moments and Read more...
The Goodness is true to their name.... the husband/wife team of Geoff & Lisa were spot on in capturing the moments and highlights of our wedding. They are an artistic, creative, and a little bit quirky (in a wonderful way) team. We were lucky, LUCKY to have them be our photographers for our wedding. We researched for hours photographers (quality of photos, styles, etc) and they were the only ones we wanted to go with in Northern California. It won't be long and the word will be out about how great the work of The Goodness is and it will be difficult to hire them for a wedding. (We got their last available weekend summer booking!)

Geoff & Lisa had a sit down meeting with us to get to know each other and to make sure they would be a good match for us. They took the time to listen to our wedding wants/needs/vision. I felt heard!
Included in their package offerings is a free engagement session ~ no strings attached. It was perfect. We got to see their work of us PRIOR to getting married; which was beautifully done. It also allowed us to make additional requests and sparked other unique ideas and poses.

On the day of the wedding, Geoff captured photos of the guys getting ready and Lisa the girls. The duo partnership they had brought the entire day together full circle ~ no splitting time with one group for the other. During the ceremony, I didn't even notice they were there! They blended in nicely with our family and friends.

I could go on for days of how wonderful Geoff & Lisa are. Just know, The Goodness photography pops with color and richness, is creative, and timeless. You can't go wrong with them. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Geoff are amazing! It was great to have a husband/wife duo because Lisa was with the girls and Geoff was capturing the boys getting ready. Geoff was a lifesaver- fixing all of the boy's boutineers and pocket squares! They both also prepared and knew everyone's name's ahead of time! They go above and beyond to make sure you get all of the pictures you want. We will be recommending and using Lisa and Geoff for any future pictures!!

Lisa also desiged my save the dates, invitations, and programs! She listened to my ideas, and then created something amazing! Having custom-made invitations made our wedding much more personalized. Lisa would give us a few different ideas, and would even make edits when needed. Lisa has a great talent for design!
Lisa and Geoff are amazing! It was great to have a husband/wife duo because Lisa was with the girls and Geoff was Read more...
Lisa and Geoff are amazing! It was great to have a husband/wife duo because Lisa was with the girls and Geoff was capturing the boys getting ready. Geoff was a lifesaver- fixing all of the boy's boutineers and pocket squares! They both also prepared and knew everyone's name's ahead of time! They go above and beyond to make sure you get all of the pictures you want. We will be recommending and using Lisa and Geoff for any future pictures!!

Lisa also desiged my save the dates, invitations, and programs! She listened to my ideas, and then created something amazing! Having custom-made invitations made our wedding much more personalized. Lisa would give us a few different ideas, and would even make edits when needed. Lisa has a great talent for design! Read less
Services Used: Invitations, Photography, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
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!
We had an amazing experience with The Goodness! Geoff and Lisa are a great husband and wife photographer team. They did Read more...
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! Read less
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E. Weathers
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
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 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!
It was awesome working with the Goodness during our wedding planning. Our guests raved about how creative and unique our Read more...
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 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! Read less
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mmotia
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Lisa and Geoff did an amazing job for our wedding! Our photos are beautiful, and capture the day so well! Some people were telling us we would regret not having a videographer, but with their photos we really did need it at all!

Lisa also designed our logo, invitations, place cards and thank you cards. This made such a difference in how put together the wedding looked.
Lisa and Geoff did an amazing job for our wedding! Our photos are beautiful, and capture the day so well! Some people were Read more...
Lisa and Geoff did an amazing job for our wedding! Our photos are beautiful, and capture the day so well! Some people were telling us we would regret not having a videographer, but with their photos we really did need it at all!

Lisa also designed our logo, invitations, place cards and thank you cards. This made such a difference in how put together the wedding looked. Read less
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