Super8/16mm Wedding: Heather and Larsen

August 30, 2010

I love film. I mean I LOVE it. There's nothing more fun to me than shooting real film. Don't get me wrong, I love high definition and all my wonderful video toys; i'm pretty nerdy like that. But film, FILM, editing weddings shot on film makes my stomach leap, and it's such a rush.

Heather and Larsen wanted a vintage wedding film. There is nothing artificial about this, aside from it being edited digitally. There's no filters, no special effects, everything is organic, vintage and I believe Beautiful. This is probably my favorite super8 and 16mm wedding film yet!

Wedding Heather and Larsen TEASER Super8/16mm from Luke Goodman on Vimeo.

Wedding: Susan and Michael Teaser

August 12, 2010

Susan and Michael were yet another super sweet couple.  They got married at the four seasons in Palo Alto, which Is a great location to be shooting.  Here's their teaser film, enjoy!

Susan and Michael TEASER from Luke Goodman on Vimeo.

Wedding: Willa and Francis

August 06, 2010

Willa and Francis had a great wedding in San Francsico.  My crew and I shot the video and the photography.  Photos to come shortly...but for now, here's their teaser film.

Willa and Francis TEASER from Luke Goodman on Vimeo.

Wedding: Andrea and Patrick

July 23, 2010

Andrea and Patrick has a beautiful wedding on their families rice farm in Northern California.  The fields were flooded, and it set the scene as if they lived on a lake.  Beautiful day!

Andrea and Patrick Teaser from Luke Goodman on Vimeo.

Alvernaz Family Video

June 29, 2010

I shot a family portrait video alongside photographer Jill Johnson. As always, she was a blast to work with- what a cute family!

2010_05_05 Family Portrait w/ Jill Johnson from Luke Goodman on Vimeo.

Wedding: Kimberly and Brian

May 26, 2010

Brian likes beer.  Really likes it.  I mean- more than me even.  Good thing is; Kimberly likes beer almost as much!  These guys were super sweet and Pamela and I had a blast shooting their wedding Video.  This is a teaser to the full length (around 15 minute) final film they will receive in a couple weeks.

Kimberly and Brian Teaser from Luke Goodman on Vimeo.

Engagement sessions: Ron Grandia

May 21, 2010

Ron Grandia, a Phenomenal DJ Posted a great post on his blog about how engagement sessions can be very important.  He posted one of my videos as well.  His words on engagement sessions: "Do it".  Thanks Ron.  As a lot of you know, I LOVE shooting them, they give me the chance to connect with my clients.

View the post here

Promo Video: Jill Johnson Photography

May 19, 2010

This is a promotional video for the photographer Jill Johnson who lives and works out of San Jose.  She has tons of energy, loves to smile, and loves life.  Jill lives with her Husband Eric and their two sons.  I've had the pleasure of working with Jill a few times over the last year.  For the promo video Jill, Tia and I went to Santa Cruz for a day of shooting during an engagement session.

Check out her work at

Jill Johnson Promo Video Final from Luke Goodman on Vimeo.

Engaged the Video: Willa and Francis

May 03, 2010

As promised, here is Willa and Francis' engagement film.  I had such a great time working with these two.   They are such a blast!  You can view it directly on Vimeo or embedded here:

Engagement Willa and Francis from Luke Goodman on Vimeo.


February 11, 2010

Japan was quite an adventure.  I didn't take the time to blog while in Japan as my internet access was limited.

My first night, we stayed in a capsule hotel.  It was pretty interesting, I am extremely supprised that these don`t exist in the US.

The Japanese culture absolutely fascinates me.  I had some of the best food I have ever tasted.

To round it up, some of the things I tasted;

-Chicken Sashimi (raw chicken)  My friend Aya took me to an amazing chicken restaurant.  Raw chicken has an amazing texture, similar to Maguro (tuna).
-Octopus, squid,
-Traditional Japanese breakfast; raw egg, nato (fermented soybeans), over rice.
-Beef sashimi (and a few other raw red meats I wont mention)
-Tons of curry (infinately delicious).
-Fish.  Sushi.  Sashimi. and more fish.  We visited a fish restaraunt where the owner had worked as a fisherman for decades.  He had great connections to get excellent fish.  I must have ate ten different parts/kinds of fish in that restaraunt alone.

I will be posting more photos and explaining a few things we did in detail.  I believe I may have actually shot more video than photos!  Kind of crazy.  I am SO jetlagged, so It may take me a couple days to start feeling normal again.

I plan to attempt to learn more Japanese over the next year and return to visit again.  Thanks a ton to my cousin Nate who showed me everything there was to see, and got me there.

A still life from the chicken restaurant.
One night we stayed in a great suite after a poker game with my cousins friends (view from the balcony pictured at night and morning).

Always chasing pretty light.
My cousin Nathan, myself and my cousin Mike
Chicken Sashimi, wonderful.


January 18, 2010

In less than a week, I'll be flying to Tokyo Japan.  I've dreamed about going to Japan since I was about 5 years old.  I absolutely can't wait!  If anyone has heard anything specific I should see while I'm there, let me know.  Packing tips?  I found a fantastic small-ish camera backpack to use as a day pack while i'm there.

I'm going to take a bajillion (that's a word right?) photos while i'm there, and a bunch of HD video.

...I'm kind of obsessive about packing...I keep packing, then rethinking what I'm bringing....
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