Wedding: Sandra & Amar at The Vintage Estate, Napa

December 12, 2013

Sandra and Amar were married on the gorgeous grounds of The Vintage Estate in Napa. Their wedding celebration was a beautiful blend of their Asian and Indian backgrounds, mixed with their love of wine and great food. We got the chance to work with talented photographers Delbarr Moradi and her husband Arash, of Delbarr Moradi Photography. Coordinated by Frances Lui and her team at Charmed Events Group who did an amazing job as usual. Enjoy their film!

Wedding: Monica & Rich

December 02, 2013

Monica and Rich celebrated their intimate wedding at Monica's family home in Atherton, CA. It was so special to be at her childhood home with their family and friends and capture this special day. Crystal Lequang of Amazae Special Events, did spectacular job transforming the backyard and tennis court into a glamorous reception, with stunning florals by Nicole Ha. Photographed by the talented Augie Chang who we always have great time working with.

The #Hashtag Photo Booth: Promo Video

October 28, 2013

The Laugh Box, known for their photo booths & flipbooks at events in the Bay Area are now offering their latest service, the Hashtag Photobooth. Check out this video we shot for them to learn more.

Dir & DP: Luke Goodman

Wedding: Leah & Alex at The Bridges Golf Club

October 22, 2013

Leah and Alex had the sweetest wedding celebration overlooking the green at The Bridges Golf Club. Their siblings and friends sang at both the ceremony and reception, and even Alex sang a sweet song to Leah on guitar. Their wedding had cute handmade DIY elements throughout, including a whimsical animal seating chart and place settings, and the cutest hand illustrated wedding program with caricatures of each member of the bridal party. Even Leah's Dad recorded his piano music to play at the reception and to take home as favors. Enjoy their short film!

Our own wedding film: Luke & Pamela

October 17, 2013

Luke and I were married last August in Minnesota, and we knew we wanted to capture our wedding day in both photos and video, being filmmakers ourselves of course! Our close friend Andrew of StudioMSV shot and created our film and we were blown away, laughing and crying. Since then we've had a fresh perspective on weddings and how we approach our films, having been a bride and groom ourselves. We both realized how incredibly special it was to have all our family and friends there to share in this one day, and what a gift their presence really is (after our wedding a very dear uncle passed away). There is nothing so real as the love and joy felt at a wedding.

Thank you Andrew for capturing what ours felt like!

photo by Tanja Lippert

Wedding: Karin & Michael at Thomas Fogarty Winery

October 02, 2013

Karin and Michael celebrated their wedding at Thomas Fogarty Winery in the Santa Cruz mountains on the most gorgeous day imaginable. Their intimate ceremony was officiated by their fathers, and music performed by Michael's best man. The reception included many handmade touches designed by Karin herself as well as a beautiful hanging chandelier of paper cranes, folded and strung together by their family and friends. We worked alongside Larissa Cleveland their amazing photographer, check out Karin and Michael's photos on Larissa's blog here. Event coordination by Esla Events. Enjoy their film!

Wedding: Jonathan & Michel at Nestldown

September 24, 2013

Jonathan and Michel celebrated their wedding ceremony at beautiful Nestldown. Their intimate ceremony officiated by one of their close friends, was so sweet and beautiful. Their reception was a garden party brunch with mimosas all around, complete with lawn games, giant Jenga and bubbles. Their best men gave touching toasts along with a hilarious surprise performance of "sisters!" Jonathan and Michel are the sweetest couple ever and we wish them both the very best. We got to work alongside our close friends and favorite wedding vendors once again! Wedding design and coordination by Amy Frugoli of Twitterpated Weddings, photographed by Lindsey & Nate of Bellalu Photography and photobooth flipbooks by The Laugh Box. Enjoy their film!

Wedding: Brittany & Greg at Domaine Chandon

September 09, 2013

Brittany and Greg are so head over heels in love with each other. While planning their wedding Greg was deployed, and after 2 years they finally got to celebrate their wedding! Their ceremony and reception was held at the gorgeous Domaine Chandon winery, and the day could not have been more beautiful for their black-tie garden affair. Kristen Jensen and her team at Sugar Rush Events did a magnificent job, and we had a great time with Robyn and Maria of Verite Photography. Check out Brittany and Greg's photos on Verite's blog. Enjoy their film!

Wedding: Roma & Tom at Carneros Inn, Napa

September 04, 2013

Roma and Tom are the sweetest couple! Having first met working in the wine industry, they naturally celebrated their wedding in a beautiful vineyard setting at Carneros Inn in Napa. We loved the gorgeous setting, but what we loved most was the intimate ceremony & reception they had with their closest family and friends, their siblings giving beautiful heartfelt toasts. They even created their own vintage called ROMAnce, that Tom had bottled and used to propose with, which they also enjoyed with their guests! Enjoy their film.

Wedding: Jennifer & Kenny at Palm Events Center

August 26, 2013

Jennifer and Kenny are such an adorable couple. They met and fell in love in lab class, how cute is that! They celebrated their wedding at the Palm Events Center, with a romantic candlelit ceremony in the barrel room. They even choreographed their first dance together, adorable! The gorgeous event design & planning was done by Frances Liu and her team at Charmed Events Group. Enjoy their film!

Top 24! in the 24 Hr Film Race Competition

July 22, 2013

Luke and fellow filmmakers at Chinese Takeout Films just placed in the top 24 for the 2013 24hr Film Race! It was a challenge creating a fully written, shot & edited film within the guidelines, which were announced at the beginning of the 24 hr period. Their film is entitled "Looking Glass." We hope it wins! 

Created in 24 hours
Theme: time travel
Prop: an egg
Action: crumpling a piece of paper

Wedding: Michele & Michael at Oceano Hotel, Half Moon Bay

July 01, 2013

Michele & Michael had the sweetest wedding celebration at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay. They celebrated their ceremony at St Peter Catholic Church in Pacifica, after which they released butterflies into the sky! Their families, friends and sponsors travelled from the Philippines and around the world to support them with their love, and really made their wedding day special. Enjoy their film!

Luke won in the APA Short Video Contest!

June 20, 2013

Luke's video just won the 2013 APA Short Video Contest! "Merbots, Artist Profile: Margo Mullen" won in the best commercial/ promo video category. Go Luke! and thanks to Margo Mullen for sharing her artist's process to create this video.

Artist Profile: Margo Mullen

June 11, 2013

Margo Mullen an artist in Santa Cruz, CA paints the most vibrant fun paintings! We created this artist profile video of her, and her latest mural project "Merbots" a traffic box mural (located at 17th & Felt in Santa Cruz). Check out the rest of her amazing artwork at

Oceano Hotel & Spa at Half Moon Bay

May 09, 2013

Oceano Hotel in beautiful Half Moon Bay gave us the opportunity to shoot a promo film for them. It will be on their website and showcased in the hotel. Special thanks to Nancy at Oceano, who went out of her way for us.

Dir. /DP: Luke Goodman

Luke + Pamela: Our Love Story

May 02, 2013

Here's our story. . . of friendship, falling in love, and knowing you married your best friend. . .

Jen & Adam's wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty!

April 24, 2013

Jen & Adam's gorgeous wedding at Kohl Mansion was just featured on Style Me Pretty, with Caroline from Milou & Olin Photography's beautiful photos! Scroll down to check out their wedding film.

Luke speaks at BAPVA on April 15

April 11, 2013

Luke was excited to have been asked to speak at our local videographer group BAPVA (Bay Area Professional Videographer Association) along with Sigmund Reboquio from Reb6 Studios. They'll be sharing some of their personal knowledge and experience in wedding cinematography. Come check out the group if you haven't already, they'll be speaking on Monday April 15th, at 6pm. For details and to learn more about BAPVA visit the main site

Autodesk: Wouldn't it be cool if... you could engineer a better world

March 28, 2013

Luke had the opportunity to shoot this promotional film for Autodesk in San Francisco, as the Director of Photography. This was a pretty interesting film and we thought we'd share it with you. To see more of Luke's non wedding film work check out his new DP section on the website.

Client: Autodesk
Dir: John Pavlus
DP: Luke Goodman

Our wedding featured on Minnesota Wedding Blog

March 14, 2013

Our wedding was just featured on the Minnesota Wedding Blog! Were excited to share it with other Minnesota couples and planners as the Plummer House of the Arts in Rochester, MN is a beautiful venue to have a wedding, and we thought our vendors were fantastic! Photos by Tanja Lippert.

Pamela + Luke's wedding on MN Wedding

Hawaii trip

February 28, 2013

Luke and I recently took our honeymoon trip to Hawaii in January. We got married back in August, but being in the thick of the wedding season we weren't able to take a vacation until winter. We spent three weeks on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. Luke and I had lots of lounging beach days, but we also took a week to do one of the most exhilarating and challenging hikes out there, the 11 mile Kalalau trail on the rugged Napali coast in Kauai. Heres a video Luke put together of some of the adventures we went on, from an amazing helicopter tour, backpacking the Kalalau trail, to snorkeling and swimming with dolphins. We cant wait to get back!

highlights from our trip:

- eating some of the freshest fish and best sushi we have ever had!!
- finishing the Kalalau trail, 4 days and 24 miles later!
- first beer and meal after the Kalalau trail (amazing)
- snorkeling with 19 dolphins! off two step on the Big Island
- checking out a Kona coffee plantation Greenwell Farms, that sells to Sweet Marias
- snorkeling with sea turtles at Richardson Park, Big Island
- Kona Brewing, enjoying some of their beers you can't get here on the mainland
- seeing whales breach off of Kauai (Hawaiian humpbacks)
- Luke cracking open a coconut for the first time with his new hatchet
- finding ripe papayas 5 for $1 at a farmers market, what?!
- Pamela not using a blowdryer for three weeks= awesome!


Vote for "Beer" on Saveur's Video Festival

February 20, 2013

A short video of mine the "Beer Pour" just got picked as a finalist for Saveur's food video festival! Check it out on and vote for me if you like my work! (you have to register before voting)

Vote for Luke Goodman's video "Beer" on Saveur

Our own wedding on Style Me Pretty!

February 11, 2013

We are excited to announce that our own Minnesota wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty today thanks to our talented friend and photographer Tanja Lippert! Check out the photos and leave a comment for us.

Our Wedding: Luke & Pamela

February 07, 2013

photos by Tanja Lippert

Luke and I are incredibly blessed to have had some of our closest friends and family be a part of our wedding celebration. From the beginning we both wanted our wedding to be intimate, yet fun... like a big family dinner party outdoors. A little rustic, a little whimsical... and with lots of DIY elements. Luke and I being wedding cinematographers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and having seen a lot of weddings we knew we wanted ours to uniquely reflect us, and have a cozy handmade feeling. We chose the Plummer House in Rochester, Minnesota (near Luke's home where he grew up), a rustic Tudor style Mansion which has the most beautiful grounds and charming interior. It has such a fairy tale feeling. I should first say that to have an outdoor wedding in a Minnesota summer is a complete gamble! Most of the summer can be hot, muggy and overcast with frequent summer storms. Having never lived in Minnesota I was pretty optimistic that we would have sunshine (haha), though I was ready to move indoors in case it rained. TaDa! We woke up to bright blue skies and the most GORGEOUS day imaginable!

Another thing Luke and I both wanted was to make as many things as we could ourselves, with the help of others. We love DIY projects and it truly was a group effort! I did all the flowers with the help of my Mom, sisters, and friends (the vintage blue jars are Luke's Mom, Linda's personal collection). I also painted and designed our invitations, signs, and programs, which included a Marauders Map of the grounds (we love Harry Potter!) The animal table markers and fantasy signs are a nod to our love of fantasy and my love of children's books, made with the help of our cousin Donna. Luke brewed his own beers, and our Dads made the wine. Luke's Aunt Jeanie baked all the pies and desserts, as well as made our flower girl Aurora's dress! Our friends did our lighting and decorating not to mention hours of setting up.

And we could not have been happier and excited to have our friend Tanja Lippert photograph the day (as well as helped me do my hair!) and Andrew Hsu of Studio MSV captured our day on film (we obviously can't wait to see it!). These two are incredible talented and creative people, and to have them there enjoy the day with us was an honor, and so much fun!

One element that we knew we had to have on our wedding day was music! Luke and I are both musical (we play the piano) and we were blessed to have Luke's friend Megan play piano, and his sister Audrey and her boyfriend Carlo sing during our ceremony. For our reception we wanted lively gypsy jazz music, and found the Twin Cities Hot Club who were simply amazing! They even did an acoustic arrangement of "The Way You Are" by Ingrid Michaelson, for our first dance.

Sheila Walsh and three other family friends (thank you Connie, Barb & Diana!) did an amazing job of coordinating the entire day for us. Looking back there is no way we couldn't have had a coordinator, and we are grateful to Sheila and the ladies! The list goes on, and we are so thankful for all the talent and help we received. It turned out beautifully, but the best part of our wedding was being surrounded by the people who love and support us most.  No matter how our wedding turned out, it wouldn't have mattered because we were so overflowing to the brim surrounded by love! Thank you to all our family and friends for being there, and celebrating with us!!

-Luke & Pamela

Wedding Photography: Tanja Lippert Photography / Cinematography: Studio MSVWedding Venue: The Plummer House in Rochester, Minnesota / Flowers: The Bride and Bride's Mom, Dahlias grown by Groom's Mom / Wedding Gown: Alfred Angelo / Bride’s Shoes: Audrey Brooke / Bride's Hairpiece and Bridal Sash: Handmade by the Bride / Hair: Tanja Lippert / Groom’s Suit: Kenneth Cole / Grooms Shoes: Rockport / Flower Girl's Dress: Groom's Aunt / Ring Bearer Nest: the Bride / Gypsy Jazz Band: Twin Cities Hot Club / Pianist: Groom's friend Megan Eagen / Vocalists: Groom's sister Audrey Goodman, Carlo Olmos / Catering: Nupa Mediterranean / Wedding Cake: Daube's Bakery  / Pies and desserts: The Groom’s Aunt / Homemade Beer & Wine: The Groom, and Bride & Groom's Fathers / Wedding Invitations & Programs: The Bride Pamela Goodman Illustration / Envelopes: Paper Source / Table Number Animals, Escort Cards, Dessert Table Banner: The Bride, Groom's Cousin The Epicurean Crafter, Bride's sister /  Place Card Scrolls: the Bride and Bride's Mom / Chalkboard Signs: handmade by the Bride, Groom's sister / Bride & Groom Chair Signs: Bride's friend / Lighting: Bride & Groom's friends / Officiant: Mark Litzow, family friend / Day of Coordinator: Sheila Walsh, family friend.
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