Josh Gooden with a Steadicam

//how is your work different?

Our desire to tell stories, not just provide coverage is what benefits our couples. We like to get to know our couples and really tell a little bit about who they are. I feel this is lost by a lot of other cinematographers. It becomes more of a music video of the day than something that speaks volumes about a couple and their love for one another. Our stories are told through a mix of Super 8mm and HD depending on what medium fits the client. My goal is to provide a film that they will watch over and over again, and complete strangers can feel that same energy and feelings we felt as we captured it. I think the best thing we offer is a short film thats 4-5 minutes that captures the day and tells the story. We give a longer version too with the full ceremony + reception highlights, but nothing touches something you can share with friends online over and over again.

We love couples that have a story to tell. Our ideal client incorporates their personalities into the wedding so we can convey a sense of who they are along with the emotions of the wedding day. We love anyone with a vintage inspired aesthetic.

//how do you describe your style?
Our style can most be defined by the stories we tell. To us, the story comes before anything else. We capture the interaction between you, your family, and your friends to tell the story of your wedding day. We do not capture any “cheesy” cookie cutter images, or the typical “look at the camera and smile” images. Our main focus on the wedding day is you, and your love for each other.

//where do you find inspiration?
My inspiration comes from stories, music, traveling, art, nature, and culture. I am largely influenced by the French and English countryside. Having been an exchange student in England, I really learned to appreciate the lifestyle and atmosphere of such a beautiful and diverse place.

//favorite things to film at weddings?
Details and emotions are my absolute favorite things to shoot at weddings. I find them so important and reflective of the bride and groom.

//where has your work been featured?
We are honored to be featured in the following publications:
Style Me Pretty
Weddings Unveiled Magazine
Green Wedding Shoes
The Bride’s Café
Love & Lavender
Bayside Bride
Post Cards & Pretties
Elizabeth Anne Designs

//what did you do before filmmaking?
Before photography, I was an avid traveler. I lived in England as an exchange student for two summers and loved every minute of it. The culture, people, and landscape forever changed who I was and it continues to inspire me today. I also won several awards for my work as a web designer, but I soon found that my true passion was photography and cinematography.

//what do you do when you’re not behind the camera?
I love to go road bicycling. Often you will find me riding through Harrisonburg, Virginia with some friends on the weekly classic ride. I also enjoy going to the cinema and writing.

//favorite artists?
I have many favorites, but Joe Wright would have to be the one that inspired me the most. His soft palette of colors and love of tracking shots is reflected in my own work. Terrence Malick also inspires me with his use of natural light and almost poetic imagery.

Do you have a specific question? Please contact us and we will get back to you promptly.

  • April 1, 2010 - 8:25 pm

    Jeff Butler - Josh – great stuff! I’ve enjoyed perusing your website, you have a keen eye.

  • April 1, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    Josh Gooden - Thanks! I appreciate it.

  • July 31, 2010 - 1:00 am

    Natalie - I am such a fan of all your work, Josh! All of your films and photographs look like they were pulled out of a beautiful dream. I just have one question – what is the song that is playing on the intro-video when you click on cinematography? It sounds like a violin score if that helps:)

  • July 31, 2010 - 10:38 am

    Josh Gooden - Thank you so much Natalie! I really appreciate it. The score is “End Titles” by Rachel Portman.

  • December 13, 2010 - 7:22 pm

    Shannon - I love your videos, but can you tell me what song is playing in Brittany and Brandon’s video after the Better Together, by Jack Johnson? I’m dying to know! Thanks!!

  • December 15, 2010 - 4:46 pm

    Josh Gooden - Thanks Shannon! The song is called “Michigan” by Derby.

  • October 18, 2013 - 5:19 am

    Sarah Jean - Favorite music to use in videos? Resource?

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