EXT. TALLIS HOUSE. GARDENS. DAY.

It’s no later than 10am, but the sun is already high and blazing down on the monumental facade of the Tallis house, recognizable from its miniature version seen earlier. Lying on one of the rolling lawns is CECILIA TALLIS, BRIONY’s sister, a beautiful, restless-looking girl of 23, who is making a desultory attempt to read a fat edition of Richardson’s Clarissa. She turns back a page to re-read something, then sighs, rolls on to her back and shuts her eyes against the sun.

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EXT. TERRACE. DAY.

CECILIA crosses to the window. Outside, ROBBIE is standing rolling himself a cigarette. CECILIA goes over to a cherry-wood table, where there’s an early 18th-century Meissen vase. She drops the flowers untidily intoit and pulls out a crushed packet of cigarettes, which turns outto be empty. She glances back out of the window, picks up the vase, checks her reflection in the mirror and strides out towards the terrace.

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EXT. TERRACE. DAY.

CECILIA is now wearing a green halter-neck evening gown and the jet necklace has been replaced with a rope of pearls. CECILIA fixes on a diamond hair-clip, contemplates her reflection for a moment, this time with satisfaction and enters the Terrace.

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INT. STAIRCASE AND HALLWAY. NIGHT.

CECILIA

Briony, did you read this letter?

BRIONY

Yes, let’s, that’s a wonderful idea!

CECILIA

Briony…

BRIONY, now changed for dinner, crosses the landing and startsdown the last section of staircase leading to the hall. As shereaches the bottom step, she notices a diamond hair-clip lyingin front of the door to the library. She crosses to the hairclipand picks it up.

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EXT. TALLIS HOUSE. NIGHT.

CECILIA, ignoring her mother, runs to ROBBIE. ROBBIE movestowards her, catching the CONSTABLE off guard for a second; she catches hold of ROBBIE’s lapel and whispers into his ear. The CONSTABLE arrives and disengages her hand, gently but firmly, then leads ROBBIE to the car and pushes him down into the back seat. CECILIA bursts into tears, as the door closes. The car begins to pull away from the house. Visible through the backindow, as he twists round to look over his shoulder, is the shocked, white face of ROBBIE.

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Model: Becca Van Cleave

Photographers: Josh Gooden Photography + Cinematography

Location: Swannanoa Palace, Virginia

Dress provided by: Reflections

Last month, I had the wonderful opportunity to capture Trey & Mary Linda’s incredible wedding in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This was our first “Fusion Wedding,” where we shoot photos and video of your day, then combine them into a film. Last week we shared a small taste of their wedding day through photos and today I am proud to share their fusion film. I hope you enjoy some of the highlights of their wedding below!

  • April 11, 2010 - 3:20 pm

    Lynn Harrison - The wedding was so romantic, so intimate, and you’ve captured that feeling in your beautiful photographs. Thank you for the care and talent to create this wonderful memory.

Last weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to capture Trey & Mary Linda’s  incredible wedding in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The location (James at the Mill) was absolutely gorgeous and the weather was fantastic. This was our first “Fusion Wedding,” where we shoot photos and video of your day, then combine them into a film (which we will be posting early next week). We are also very thrilled to announce that some of these images will be featured in Arkansas Bride Magazine!! I hope you enjoy a sneak peak of their wedding!

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Trey + Mary Linda: I loved working with you both!! Thank you so much for allowing me to travel from Virginia to capture your day!

  • April 4, 2010 - 3:31 am

    Graymask - Love how you processed this pictures. Very nice week.

  • April 4, 2010 - 11:30 am

    seth goodman - Very cool work! I really like the shot of the bride in front of the window.

  • April 4, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Chavvon Smith - Great job on this weddding! Love the location!

  • April 4, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    Jamie M Swanson - Madison, WI - Great work, especially the details. Love.

  • April 4, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    Crystal - Great Job! What an awesome location! My fave is the bouquet toss! So cute :)

  • April 4, 2010 - 6:22 pm

    Cheshire photography wedding - Love the one with the waterfall in! Funny shot with all the kids with their iPhones!

  • April 4, 2010 - 7:34 pm

    gabe aceves - josh- great job here. i agree, some of the details shots are really terrific.

  • April 4, 2010 - 7:46 pm

    Josh Gooden - Thanks for the comments everyone!!

  • April 4, 2010 - 11:20 pm

    Lyn Ismael-Bennett - Love the 2nd to the last photo. That’s priceless!

  • April 5, 2010 - 8:53 am

    Wes Brown - I love the processing on these…great work.

  • April 5, 2010 - 9:27 am

    Jessica Horton - The detail shots are awesome!

  • April 5, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Vida Carson - Awesome job! I really love the tone these have :)

  • April 5, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Steve Koo - Lovely stuff, Josh; I can’t wait to see more!

  • April 5, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    Becca Dilley - The locations are fantastic, and you captured them wonderfully.

  • April 5, 2010 - 3:51 pm

    Paul Von Rieter - Newport Beach Wedding Photographer - Beautiful shots! I love the bouquet toss at the end the expression on the bride’s face is priceless. (and awesome PP too)

  • April 5, 2010 - 5:05 pm

    matt shumate - Killer work Josh. Great moments you got there. I’m sure they love them.

  • April 6, 2010 - 3:13 am

    Rae Threnoworth - What a BEAUTIFUL wedding! The ceremony looks so romantic! :)
    Fantastic shots!

  • April 9, 2010 - 7:51 pm

    Paul - Some awesome images, love the processing!

  • April 13, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    Joey Chandler - Nice work – really like the one with her in front of the bridge. Very dramatic. Very cool place for a wedding.

  • February 3, 2011 - 5:48 am

    Cheshire wedding photographer - Very stunning photographs!

Last week we had the opportunity of capturing Jessica & Sean’s lovely wedding in the city of Bridgewater, Virginia. The ceremony & reception were so fun to shoot and we are thrilled to show you the highlights of the day.  Enjoy a sneak peak of these lovebirds!

Jessica+Sean: It was an honor to work with you both!!

I traveled over to Colonial Williamsburg today, which is probably my favorite photography spot in Virginia. I armed myself with the 5D, a bag of lenses, and my new GlideTrack Shooter (I ended up using only one lens and a tripod for this).

Today was exceptional because it was was around 75 degrees and after a ton of snow this winter, it was nice to see everyone outside and enjoying the day.

This brief moment tries to capture that sense of freedom and sense of excitement that comes with the warmer months.

I hope you enjoy it!

Music: Hot Air Balloon – Joseph Vitarelli (from the John Adams Soundtrack – Part of that series was shot in Williamsburg!)