We met with Malleri & David a few weeks before their wedding for coffee and spent over two hours talking and laughing with them. Their personalities are both so loving and sweet, and their love for each other really connected with us. The ceremony and reception took place at the charming House Mountain Inn near Lexington, Virginia. Malleri & David used to hike House Mountain in college, so the location held a lot of meaning for them.

Malleri & David exchanged heartfelt letters that led up to their first look on a secluded trail near the Inn. The first look was such a lovely moment between the two of them, and it left David a bit speechless. After a beautiful ceremony, guests headed up the stairs to the Inn for the reception and a lively performance by Horizon. We were thrilled to work alongside photographer Lori Hedrick, and it was amazing to bring one of my new second shooters, Serena, along for the incredible day. I hope you enjoy Malleri & David’s film below!

As a filmmaker, Super 8 is one of those formats that I dream about shooting. Whenever someone appreciates it and is willing to hire us for the beautiful look it creates, I’m ecstatic. The format was meant for consumers in the 60′s and 70′s. It has a nostalgic vibe that is simply irresistible and works perfectly for capturing a wedding day. With Super 8, it really is all about the moments, and having fun, so its nice to throw in some wild snap zooms or other movements that I would not dare try with digital. I was excited to return to Panorama Farms to document Philip and LilyWren’s amazing love story. I loved the intimate setting of close friends and family in the sprawling hills near Earlysville, Virginia. The ceremony location was gorgeous and overlooked the beautiful rustic barn below. After the ceremony, Philip & LilyWren dug up a bottle of bourbon they had buried to get the party started and it certainly did not stop. Their band Soul Expressions only added to the mix with an amazing performance. Also, I was especially excited to meet one of my favorite National Geographic photographers, William Allard, who was a guest at the wedding. I hope you enjoy a small look at Philip & LilyWren’s amazing wedding below!

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  • July 18, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    Mary Atkinson - Beautiful! Oh how I wish we could have been there…you both looked so gorgeous and so happy….

  • July 19, 2014 - 1:25 am

    Jill Gray - I didn’t think it could be better then being there but it certainly ranks way up there! I didn’t want it to stop….it’s incredible!

  • July 19, 2014 - 9:53 pm

    Leslie Tooker Roberson - Almost like being there! Fabulous!!!

  • August 19, 2014 - 8:52 pm

    Lily Collins - Choosing Josh Gooden to capture our wedding day was by far the best decision we made! Not only was Josh extremely professional, he was kind, welcoming, and helpful to our family and guests. Josh was able to capture each moment of the day in a quiet and noninvasive way. It was wonderful to see Josh truly enjoying the day and relishing in his profession, rather than simply going through the ‘hired motions.’ Because of Josh’s clear excitement for our wedding day and obvious love for his work, I knew that Josh would put his heart and soul into his editing and his final product. That, he did! In fact, he substantially succeeded our expectations! From the day my husband proposed, throughout our engagement, the wedding planning process, the actual wedding day… and all the way to just a few days ago, I had been wondering why I hadn’t cried! I had imagined and expected all these milestones to be accompanied by joyous tears… which never came! With that said, I have felt nothing but happiness and excitement this year! However, it felt wonderful when the happy tears finally came the first time we viewed Josh’s final video of our wedding! Since then, my husband and I have watched it numerous times…daily! Each time, I get choked up and cannot hold back a huge smile at the same time. It is so moving to see such a perfect day expressed in a video that genuinely reflects our personalities and compatibility! Josh truly captured US in the most authentic ways! The way Josh was able to pinpoint the most meaningful moments of the day and produce the most accurate and poignant representation of our character as a couple is beyond talent. This will be a treasure in which we can reminisce with forever! I will be bragging about Josh’s work all over Virginia!

2014 has been a jam packed year for us with a full length documentary being produced, several commercial projects, and quite a few amazing weddings! Today, I’m thrilled to share Philip & Cheryl’s wedding that took place in the very Cherry Blossom filled city known as Washington D.C. I spoke with Cheryl almost a year ago about her wedding, which led to many fun conversations of how it could be different and which vendors she should pick. Luckily, she brought on the awesome team of Katelyn James Photography & Dan of Premier DJ Services to enhance the event. The ceremony and reception took place at The Willard near the White House. The ceremony itself was filled with beautiful cherry blossoms and soft lit candles. To make things fun, Cheryl planned a catwalk for the ceremony where each member of the bridal party walked down in a “catwalk-esque” style. After the ceremony, the room flipped into an elegant reception space, and DJ Dan took over for the night. I hope you enjoy Philip & Cheryl’s film!

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of filming a commercial project in New York City with some close friends. During my visit, I was able to meet up with Kim & Nuno for their engagement session. We spent a beautiful afternoon exploring the streets of Brooklyn and I had such a great time documenting their love for one another. These two will be tying the knot later this month in Roxbury, NY.

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  • May 22, 2014 - 12:57 am

    Meredith Sledge - Beautiful!!!! Gahhhh, New York. :)

  • May 22, 2014 - 5:16 pm

    Serena - Stunning set! You did such a great job capturing them in such a beautiful city.

To say that I am excited for Nina & Graham’s wedding later this year is an understatement. I shot their engagement party back in December at the Chevy Chase Club and they were both are so sweet and a lot of fun. Meeting Nina & Graham’s families, and almost their entire wedding party was fantastic too, as it is so nice to be acquainted before the wedding day. Nina & I talked a lot about shooting their engagement session once the Cherry Blossoms bloomed, but unfortunately with the weather we have been having, it did not happen, but instead we had the most beautiful light to work with and I could not have been more thankful. I also had my good friend Jen Jar along to load film for me & capture a few digital images. We started with a walk through Georgetown and ended up near the Jefferson memorial at sunset. I had an amazing time working with these two and I cannot wait for their wedding later this year!

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  • April 18, 2014 - 11:44 pm

    Serena - Love these shots – they came out beautifully!

  • April 18, 2014 - 11:55 pm

    Michael and Carina - Gorgeous work as always, man.

  • April 19, 2014 - 3:54 pm

    Bianca Beary - To be completely transparent…..I must admit that Nina, the most beautiful young lady ever, is my daughter! Needless to say, she is still a perfect photographic subject and anyone would be thrilled to have Graham and her modeling for them! The pictures are gorgeous, but them so are the subjects!!!! Great job, Nona, Graham and Josh! Josh, you are truest an artist extroidinaire!

  • April 22, 2014 - 12:46 am

    Caroline Logan - Beautiful, Josh!! Love the shots in Georgetown!! They’re so natural and real… it’s so clear how easy going and sweet this couple’s love is!

  • April 25, 2014 - 11:31 pm

    Ashley Goodwin - Josh these are so light + pretty + ready for spring!