You Can't Know Where You're Going Until You Know Where You've Been...

2012 was a great year for Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry. We've truly been blessed to have met so many wonderful people who started out as clients and became friends. We are also very aware, as a small business, how lucky we are to have acquired so many wonderful clients. As we all enter 2013 together, we'd like to take a look back at some highlights from 2012. We hope we can make some of you smile, as many of you have made us smile, ear to ear. In 2012 we met a local Bon Jovi tribute band, Living on a Bad Name, and came out to photograph and film some of their shows. Here are a couple of our favorite photos of them, taken at an outdoor concert in Dartmouth, Mass.

Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad Name bassist John Miker, with drummer Keith Pittman in the background.
Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad Name bassist John Miker, with drummer Keith Pittman in the background.

Guitar player Ethan Brosh is always well received...

Ethan Brosh, always busy dividing his time between bands, seen here with Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad name.
Ethan Brosh, always busy dividing his time between bands, seen here with Bon Jovi tribute band Living on a Bad name.

We took a poll earlier in the year, and found that our FaceBook audience loves baby photos more than any other!

Sophia Elise with her wings, ready to fly away...
Sophia Elise with her wings, ready to fly away...

Some babies were just born to be cute... Maybe "steal the show".

Lainey brought her parents to Whitman Town Park for a few shots.
Lainey brought her parents to Whitman Town Park for a few shots.

Of course, when babies grow up, they become kids. Kids can make for some really great portraits. (They tend to take direction better than babies...)

Family photos are meant to last a life time, and this brother and sister will cherish this photo when they have kids of their own.
Family photos are meant to last a life time, and this brother and sister will cherish this photo when they have kids of their own.

Traveling is something we do well, and we love looking back to see where that took us...

Three views of Niagra Falls.
Three views of Niagra Falls.

When Canada gets too cold, and you need to warm up, the Cayman Islands will hit the spot.

Sun rise at The Reef, on the East Side of Grand Cayman.
Sun rise at The Reef, on the East Side of Grand Cayman.

We photographed quite a few charity and community events. Here, we even got Billy Costa to tip his glass to us at a charity golf event at Pinehills Golf Club.

KISS 108's Billy Costa and a fan at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.
KISS 108's Billy Costa and a fan at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.

Another great community event we captured in 2012 was the Abington, Mass rededication ceremony for their 300th anniversary.

Soldiers came to life for the Abington Mass 300th anniversary and rededication ceremony.
Soldiers came to life for the Abington Mass 300th anniversary and rededication ceremony.

And we can't forget the weddings! This photo is our "most clicked" FaceBook photo. It was "liked" almost 150 times, and viewed well over 2,000 times.

Perfectly beautiful and oh so colorful brides maids!
Perfectly beautiful and oh so colorful brides maids!

We've photographed weddings of all sizes this past year, and one of the smallest took place at the Church Street Chapel in Whitman. Stacie and Justin had only a handful of family and friends witness their wedding, but this photo shows the love that filled the room.

Stacie and Justin say "I do" at the Church Street Chapel in an intimate wedding ceremony.
Stacie and Justin say "I do" at the Church Street Chapel in an intimate wedding ceremony.

We were also asked to photograph and film the same wedding, a first for us. The bride and groom, Debbie and Joe, could not have been happier with the outcome. With a beautiful traditional ceremony at The Christ Church in Plymouth, followed by a fun-filled ceremony in Norton, we managed to capture everything they asked for on both photo and video.

About to say "I do", Debbie and Joe exchange vows at the Christ Church in Plymouth.
About to say "I do", Debbie and Joe exchange vows at the Christ Church in Plymouth.


Of course we could go on and on, showcasing so many babies, kids, families, brides, grooms, people and places. But we'll wrap up this "look back" by showing you the highlight video from one of our most famous weddings of 2012. Deanna and CJ had their Easton Country Club wedding showcased on TLC's Four Weddings. This highlight video was our most shared blog post, shared 175 times on FaceBook.

The "Four Weddings" wedding at Easton Country Club.

Thank you, everyone who has supported Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry in any way. Whether you're a past client, a 2013 client, or you clicked "like" on a FaceBook photo, we appreciate you, and we are so happy you are taking this journey with us!

Britany & Michael: Public Gardens at Sunset

Having your wedding in Boston has its advantages and one of them is having your formal wedding photos taken at the Boston Public Garden. Britany & Michael recited their vows at St. Peter's Church in South Boston. St. Peter's is a beautiful, historic Catholic church in the heart of South Boston.

Following the wedding ceremony, the bridal party boarded a trolley to make the short trip to the Public Garden. The sun was setting just as we arrived.

The reception was held at Florian Hall in Dorchester where Britany & Michael danced the night away with all of their guests.

Ceremony Venue: St Peter's Catholic Church Reception Venue: Florian Hall Photography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry Videography: Cupid Video Production

Megan & Michael: Jones River Trading, Kingston {10/12/12}

If you have ever been lucky enough to have attended a wedding at Jones River Trading (or better yet, had YOUR wedding there) then you know what a unique and beautiful hidden gem is tucked away on that side road in Kingston. Megan & Michael were married at First Parish Church of Kingston and then celebrated with family and friends right across the way at Jones River Trading. And oh what a celebration it was! Where to even begin in a pictorial method to share the day with you...  maybe with a photo that the bride would not have seen as it happened. The flower girl and ring bearer leading the way.

Stealing a quick moment alone after the ceremony but before the reception, Megan and Michael are officially husband and wife when this photograph was taken.

If you have never had the good fortune to attend an event at Jones River Trading, check out this view that showcases the uniqueness of the venue which sets it apart from others.

Megan and Michael look as though they are falling in love all over again during their first dance as husband and wife.

How about when the dance floor opened up for everybody? The DJ and MC for the night, Tim Kane of Blue Line Entertainment, did his job, and he did it well. The dance floor was packed all night with happy, dancing, smiling people.


There's no denying that Megan & Michael had a wedding that will be remembered by all who attended for years to come. We were and remain honored that they choose Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry to capture all the moments and memories of the day. Congratulation, Megan & Michael, and wishing you a life time of happiness.

Michele McPhee Book Signing {Cameron's on the Green}

We were honored to have been asked to photograph a fundraiser for our town's state representative, Geoff Diehl, held last night at Cameron's on the Green in East Bridgewater. The night was off to a great start with a packed house, as Geoff thanked all the attendees, he mentioned he was happy to see so many familiar faces but he was also humbled by all the new faces he saw who came out to support him.

Every fundraiser has a draw, and this night was no exception. WRKO morning host, award-winning journalist and best-selling author Michele McPhee came down to the South Shore to speak on Geoff's behalf. She had the crowd's full attention as she spoke about some of the current events going on in Massachusetts, pointing out that you can't be afraid to fight the good fight. Her memorable quote of the night, borrowed from Tip O'Neill, was "All politics is local", especially thanking Geoff Diehl and some other local politicians in attendence for helping to bring balance back to the state house.

After addressing the crowd, Michele took photos with guests and signed her books, and all the time discussing the issues that affect all of us on a day-to-day basis.

A great time was had by all, with supporters showing up and packing the house from start to finish. The night finished off with a silent auction that saw many of the supporters going home with great prizes.

A handmade "elephant" hat was possibly the most sought after silent auction offering of the night.

A big thanks to State Rep Geoff Diehl and author Michele McPhee for asking us to photograph this very important event.

Katie & Dan {Our Lady of Lourdes, Brockton, Massachusetts}

When people ask us "What is your best source of advertising?" the answer is always "word of mouth". Always. Katie & Dan were no exception. We filmed Katie's aunt's wedding back in 2005 at the same church Katie & Dan would be reciting their vows. When Katie & Dan announced their engagement, her Aunt Kathy had only one videographer in mind for her... and she brought them right over to our studio to meet. The rest is, as they say, history. A beautiful wedding, overflowing with family and friends is what followed, and here we share with you the trailer video with a peek at their vows in the always winsome Our Lady of Lourdes church.

4th Annual Run for the Roses {September 23, 2012}

Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry is quite honored to have been the official photographer for the third year in a row for one of the largest motorcycle runs in Massachusetts. Run for the Roses is an annual event that raises funds and awareness to help prevent domestic violence. Born out of the tragic murders of Rachel and Lillian Rose Entwistle, the annual Run for the Roses has grown to involve thousands of people coming out in support of ending domestic violence. This year saw over 600 motorcycles participate in the run, all makes and models, all shapes and sizes, all coming together for a one greater cause.

This run isn't supported by motorcycles alone. Classic cars line up to join in and become part of this yearly event.


Every car and every motorcycle have something in common... the people who make Run for the Roses the huge success that it has become. People come from all walks of life to this common ground, hoping to make a difference. Check out just a few of the faces who care enough to make this annual motorcycle run a priority in their lives.

The amount of time, food, raffle items, and service donated to make this all come together and happen every year is truly a sight to behold. As always, the event cumulates with a purple balloon release, sending those balloons up to the heavens where the Run for the Roses namesakes reside.

All photos from the Run for the Roses 2012 can be viewed here. Please visit The Run for the Roses website for information on how you can help fight to end domestic violence.

We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo... You can come too, too, too...

Full disclosure: Capron Park Zoo is the first zoo I ever visited as a kid. So of course I was giddy with delight when I found out that Joe and I would be the official photographers for their Passport to Rio fund-raiser. I can also tell you, with no shame, that Capron Park Zoo is by far my favorite zoo. You're sure to agree that I have visited some truly world-class zoos when I tell you that I have been to Roger Williams Park & Zoo, The Cincinnati Zoo, The National Zoo (Washington, DC), Lowry Park Zoo (Tampa), The Metro Richmond Zoo (Virginia), and even The London Zoo. The one thing all zoos have in common is they need money stay open. Capron Park Zoo hosted their annual fund-raising gala this past weekend with the theme of Passport to Rio. This event raised over $15,000 for the zoo, and having attended this incredibly fun and well run event, that amount comes as no surprise to me.

Genuine Brazilian music filled the air throughout the entire night, provided by Samba Viva! along with their authentic Samba dancers who engaged the crowd and had every person, old, young and in between, on their feet.

Patrons of the zoo had full access to viewing all the animals. The animals really do "come alive" at night. If you didn't get to see the rare albino alligator currently on loan, you may have missed out, as she is going home to Florida on September 25. Her name is Betty White, and she really is a looker!

The lionesses were enjoying the cool beat of the Brazilian music, not dancing to it, but obviously enjoying it.

The lionesses weren't dancing to the beat, but the zoo supporters sure were!

The many volunteers did such an amazing job transforming The Capron Park Zoo into a night in Rio.

Guests were treated to authentic Brazilian cuisine, served up by Papgallo as well as other foods and desserts provided by Scorpios and Uno.

If you missed out on all the fun last weekend, it's never to late to help this wonderful zoo stay in business. You might ask, what's the best way I can help? Visit the zoo! Even better, buy a Capron Park Zoo membership. This could very well be the most economical yet personally rewarding way to support The Capron Park Zoo. Membership includes reciprocity to over 125 other zoos and museums, including the Boston Museum of Science.

Visit The Capron Park Zoo's Facebook page for up to date information on events and happenings, and maybe we'll see YOU at next year's Passport fundraising Gala.

To view all the photos taken by Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry at Passport to Rio, click here.

{July 21, 2012} Taylor & Nathan: Smooth Sailing at Wychmere Beach Club!

Most brides can't wait to walk down the aisle. But when Taylor was escorted to her groom's side for their Wychmere Beach Club wedding in Harwichport, there would be none of that. She sailed over to her groom, with her dad and bridal party right by her side. A unique entrance for sure, and we will share that moment with you, captured forever in time, in this blog post. The whole day had a certain sui generis which lent itself to the people, the surroundings, and the excitement that encompassed all who were here to bear witness for Taylor & Nathan's vows as they began their life together as husband and wife.

Take, for example, the music you will hear playing as the bride sailed over to be given in marriage. The music was played by The Scorton Chamber Ensemble, and as you listen to the crisp, clean audio we captured from their musicians, take into consideration the song they choose for their processional. While they choose an instrumental version, think of these words as you watch the video: If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me. Kind woman, I give you my all, Kind woman, nothing more.

Have a look and a listen for yourself. We think you'll enjoy this short clip as much as we enjoyed filming Taylor & Nathan's whole wedding.

August 18, 2012 {Amy & Steve} Their Awesome Greek Wedding!

Amy & Steve didn't let a little rain get in the way of having the absolute best wedding day ever. First things first, take a look at the amazing detail on Amy's gorgeous dress.

The ceremony was a traditional Greek wedding, held at St. Catherine's in Braintree.

Every groom needs a best man by his side, and Steve had his...

The ceremony was steeped in Greek tradition.

The crowns play a very important part of the ceremony. The crowns are said to be a visual reminder of what awaits us in Heaven, but they also are said to symbolize that the couple has just become King and Queen of their newly created family.

Another beautiful shot of the ceremony...

Every ceremony ends with "You may kiss the bride"...

Time for one last shot outside the church, before we head out to The Tirrell Room for Amy & Steve's reception.

We started with some indoor "formals", thanks to Mother Nature and her pesky rain drops.

Mother Nature was kind at some times during the day, and allowed us to get some outdoor photos.

Amy & Steve's first dance together as man and wife may have left only a few dry eyes in the house.

In case you were wondering if there was cake, the answer is: of course there was cake, silly!! Thank you, Montillio's Baking Company!

Mother Nature gave us a little reprieve later in the night, and we will close with one of those outdoor, end of the night shots...

Our congratulations to Amy & Steve, as well as our thanks for allowing us to be their wedding day photographer.

Photography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry Videography: Cupid Productions Wedding Cake: Montillio's Baking Company Reception Venue: The Tirrell Room Flowers: Barry's Flowers DJ: DJ Michael Tucker

{July 14, 2012} Kimberly + Steven @ The Monponsett Inn = wedded bliss!

The day was full of "perfect". The gazebo, the details, the weather... the bride and the groom. Kim and Steve choose a beautiful spot in Halifax for their wedding day. The Monponsett Inn, with its gazebo and water views lends itself to being a premier ceremony and reception location on the South Shore. Check out some of the details that made their wedding unique, and made their guests "ooohhhh" and "aaahhhh"...

And did I mention the gazebo? The Monponsett Inn is well-known for their gazebo view. It's no wonder so many people choose to get married here.

You've seen the details, you've seen the gazebo. But what you're really here to see is the bride and groom. Seeing the groom watch his bride walk down the aisle is a shot that cannot be recreated. It's a once in a lifetime look that speaks a thousand words.

Steve and Kim were married among family and friends outdoors. The sheer happiness of the day is evident at every moment throughout the day and night.

Dinner and dancing followed their wedding ceremony well into the night. A packed dance floor set the scene for a night of festive celebration.

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Monponsett Inn Photographer: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry Videographer: Cupid Productions Florist: Barry's Flowers DJ: Jack Barros Cake: Montillio's Officiant: Dave Clinton

DeAnna & CJ {June 30, 2012} The "Four Weddings" wedding at Easton Country Club

The preparations were set and excitement was afoot at The Easton Country Club. After years in the making, and many months of planning, DeAnna and CJ's wedding day had arrived. The dream team was assembled, with Leigh Howlett as their in-house wedding planner extraordinaire providing special touches around every corner and food fit for a king and queen prepared by Russell Morin Fine Catering.

Yours truly was filming the day from start to finish, alongside the very talented Starlight Photography to capture every important moment.

Starlight Photography Collage
Starlight Photography Collage

Rob Peters from Rob Peters Entertainment was on hand to DJ, MC and provide all the entertainment for the evening. Add to the mix beautiful flowers from Green Akers Florist, and a cake that looks are great as it tastes by Artisan Bake Shop, and the day is almost complete...

There is one more detail... TLC's Four Weddings would be filming DeAnna and CJ's wedding for their 2012 Summer/Autumn season. Sure, there were extra camera people and sound people, and there were 3 extra guests (the other 3 brides from the show) in attendance. But they all blended in so well, I don't know that anyone even noticed them. What people did notice was the fabulous candy buffet set up by Leigh, the teal up lighting that matched the whole teal theme, a super fun photobooth, and the basket of flip-flops that the newlyweds provided to their guests so no one's dogs would be barking at the end of the night.

But don't take our word for it. Watch and see for yourself! We have assembled a highlight video that showcases dancing, smiling and good times had by all. You'll hear DeAnna and CJ's vows and DeAnna's aunt singing the vocals, you'll see the happiness that flows so freely, and you'll feel the love that brought not only DeAnna and CJ together, but also brought together two families who seem to be one. Let us know what you think...


Top 10 Reasons to Have the Photo Studio Come to YOU!

We here at Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry are quite proud that we are successful enough to have a storefront/studio in downtown Whitman. We can photograph you and your family right in our studio, or we can meet you at a local park or other location for an on location shoot. But there are some portrait sessions that simply must to be brought right to your house. A newborn baby session is the perfect example, and little Lainey is here to tell you her top 10 reasons she is glad that Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry came to her house recently for her portrait session. #10: You can just stretch out and make yourself at home, well, because you ARE at home.

#9: You can keep daddy close by for a reassuring snuggle.

#8: If the baby kicks and your wedding rings go flying, at least you know they're SOMEWHERE in your own house.

#7: If you happen to have a pup, he might make a cameo appearance into the shot at any time, and that's ok!

#6: You're more likely to get an awesome candid shot like this:

#5: If it all just gets to be too much, you can let it out and cry. No one will "shhhhhhhh" you.

#4: You never know, you're photographer might sneak in a personal photo of something special from your house.

#3: Bare feet aren't just ok, they're encouraged!

#2: You can change your outfit as many times as you like, including into clothes that represent MiteTees personalized shirts and Angel Cake Tutus.

And the #1 reason to have the photography studio come to you... cause baby, when it's time to nap, it's time to nap. And nobody tells you "no"!

Debbie & Joe {May 26, 2012} From Plymouth to Norton...

When we first met with Debbie and Joe, it was to discuss the videography for their wedding. They were dream clients who knew exactly what they wanted. They weren't sure about who they would hire for photography, and the DJ was still up in the air at this point, but they had their videographer.  :) We gave them a DJ referral to Big Daddy Ray at Rob Peters Entertainment, and that meeting went so well that they had their DJ by the end of that meeting. They were still undecided on a photographer, and had told Big Daddy Ray that they probably only wanted formal photos done. Big Daddy Ray gave them an idea... ask us to do the formal photos in addition to the wedding video. That idea was just crazy enough to work! And what we now present to you is the first wedding with photography and videography both done by Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry.

We did more than just formals in the end, simply because we could. The ceremony was held at the Christ Church in Plymouth. This is a beautiful church rich in history. Reverend Fredrickson and the church wedding coordinator, Donna, could not have possibly been any more accommodating. The church is beautiful, inside and out, as you can see the inside...


A wonderful, heartfelt and tear evoking ceremony that ended with "you may kiss your bride" with family and friends to bear witness went just as perfectly as planned.


Did I mention the outside of the church is as beautiful as the inside?


One of the formal photos outside the church...


After the ceremony, it was off to the reception at The Chateau in Norton. Nicole and all the staff were ready, willing and able to help the newlyweds celebrate in style.

Coming down the stairs from the bridal loft, the light coming in from the window helped to capture a stunning image of the bride.


Of course there was cake! It was made by White's Fine Cakes and Pastries, and yes, it was as delicious as it was beautiful.


Before Big Daddy Ray provided plenty of traditional Irish and traditional Greek music to get all the wedding guests on the floor, the bride and groom had their first dance together. The bride's dad started the ongoing theme for the night by showering them with money as they danced.


We were able to steal the couple away from the crowd for a few minutes to do some outdoor sunset photos.


The best way for you, the reader, to get a true glimpse of the day to watch Debbie & Joe's trailer video. Our hope is that they have internet access on their honeymoon, so they can watch this before they get home. Our heartfelt congratulations to a truly wonderful couple!

Photography & Videography: Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry Ceremony: Christ Church Parish (Plymouth) Reception Venue: The Chateau (Norton) DJ/Photobooth: Rob Peters Entertainment (Big Daddy Ray) Invitations: The Happy Frog Cake: White's Bakery

Triangle's Employability 31st Annual Employee Recognition Celebration

We were honored, enlightened and educated when we photographed the 31st annual employee recognition celebration for Triangle's Employability at the Putnum Club in Gillette Stadium last week. Before we share some photos with the event, take a moment to click on the links above, and read what Employability is all about. Located in Braintree, Mass., Employability empowers people with disabilities to enjoy rich, fulfilling lives. They are committed to helping the world recognize that we are all people with ability. Check them out at

The 31st annual employee recognition award went to Lenny Kaplan. Lenny has been working with Employability for over 9 years. One of the many things that was said about Lenny that night: "Lenny's committment to his job and compassion for his fellow employees is an inspiration to us all."

Employability is about 90% self sustaining by way of the products the manufacture and sell. They do not rely on a single dollar of government support. The other 10% is met by donations and events. There was a fabulous silent auction held at this event. Check out some of the action.

There were 3 live auction items bid on as well, including an autographed Tom Brady jersey. Bidding was fast and furious for all 3 items. Everything bid on was generously 100% donated.

2012 Miss Wheelchair Massachusetts was a guest, and even sang a couple of songs during the evening.

It was a night about accomplishment, infinite possibilities and self confidence. 2009 award recipient Trevor MacLeod spoke about the company he loves, and CEO Michael Rodrigues spoke to the crowd about all the wonderful employees at Triangle.

Employees and guests were treated to a tour of Gillette Stadium, going down through the tunnels, in the locker room, and out onto the field.

One of the amazing things about our job is that we never know where it will take us, and what we will learn. This night we learned about a local company that affords people of all abilities the chance to shine.

First came love, then came marriage...

... and here comes Casey and Chuck with a baby carriage. Well, the baby carriage will start getting some serious use in about 2 months. Their daughter is due to make her debut early July.

I think it's safe to say that Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry is the official photographer for the Dobbins family. We first met them waaaaaaaaaaay back in early 2009. Having been chosen to photograph their wedding, it was off to Rexhame Beach for some engagement shots, one of which also became their seating chart.

Casey and Chuck were married at The Church of the Holy Ghost in Whitman, and then celebrated their new life together with family and friends at the Halifax Country Club.

Over the years, we've always stayed in touch with Casey & Chuck. We've shot other weddings they have attended. Casey has been math tutor to our daughter. And Chuck's dad happens to sling the best pastrami anywhere at Chucky D's Hot Dogs and More. So it's only natural that they would ask us to do their maternity photo shoot. We went down the Cape to Sandwich, where Casey grew up. Back to basics with a beach shoot for some truly amazing shots of two truly happy people.

We took some of their ideas, and some of our ideas, and ended up with a great combination of photos that have generated more "likes" and comments than any other album of photos we have put on FaceBook.

We can't wait to photography Baby Dobbins, as she has come to be known. We're almost as excited as mommy and daddy are for her to make her way into the world. It's such a cool feeling when a couple who came into your life as clients become friends.

Stay tuned, because I have a feeling Baby Dobbins will be an entire blog post when she gets here...

Just an update to add some "in studio" photos that came about after the on location shoot.

These "Belly Banners" are handcrafted by a Maine artist named Maria Lothrop out of her studio called GossamerScapes. They're not only great for maternity photo sessions, but what a unique keepsake for years to come. Find them on FaceBook.

This baby will be here before mom and dad know it!

How important is a professional wedding video?

Survey says: less than 30% of couples hire a professional wedding videographer. The reasons are endless as to why people are against having a professional wedding video. Before the wedding:We can't afford it. (That's usually an automatic assumption in most cases.) We'll just have a friend tape the important parts. (Isn't the whole day important?) We'll never watch it. (Are you sure? Wouldn't your children would love to watch it someday? Your grandchildren...) Ugh! Those bright lights!! (Not when you hire Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry.) Videographers? They are so obtrusive! (see above...)

And after the wedding: I wish I could remember your brother's speech! It brought everyone to tears! My dad was CRYING during our dance? I didn't notice! I can't believe gramma got out of her wheelchair and danced! I wish I could see that again! I missed WHAT during the cocktail hour? No way! I wish I could have seen THAT! Wow, who knows when everyone will be together like that again!

The one and only thing Marge Simpson went back into a burning house for? Yup. Her wedding video.

Ask someone who had a professional videographer film their wedding why they had it done, and what it means to them now. Take 2 minutes to watch this video we put together that brings it all together, and truly showcases why a professional wedding video will become such an important part of your family history. We made this video a few years ago, yet the message is still as strong as ever. Share this post with your engaged friends, and let them know why those who are on the fence about having their wedding filmed should give us a call to find out more.

The Hard Rock Cafe Boston + a Bon Jovi tribute band + raising $$ for a very important cause = this blog post

We have a friend who fronts a local Bon Jovi tribute band. Joe and I have been meaning to catch their show for quite some time now. The last time we almost made it, I had tickets the same night for Weird Al at the Zeiterion Theater. Having finally caught Living on a Bad Name's show last Friday night, I now believe Weird Al would have been ok with me missing his show. Part of the reason we made this particular show was that it was a fundraiser for juvenile diabetes. Juvenile diabetes (also known as Type 1 Diabetes) is a real nasty malady. While it can strike at any age, the onset is more common to occur in childhood. When Type 1 Diabetes strikes, your pancreas no longer produces insulin. Ever. You are now dependant on daily insulin injections, monitoring your blood sugar 4-6 times per day, and regulating your carbohydrate intake and any energy you exert.

Day Tripper Entertainment hosted the show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Boston with a showcase of entertainers that included Dennis Stephen of The Lennon Show, Mike Slater as Elvis, Sharon DiFronzo's Pat Benatar tribute, and Living on a Bad Name. Every act was on their game, ready, willing able to give their all to help raise some money for JDRF.

We were thrilled to join in the fun and capture Living on a Bad Name in action.

I think those who were seeing Living on a Bad Name for the first time were blown away by their amazingly accurate and flattering tribute to Bon Jovi. Once you get past Ken Pittman being about a half-foot taller than Jon Bon Jovi, and you ignore that Ken is left-handed, you are in total Bon Jovi dreamland. I bet Ken even takes Advil for his aches and pains.

Check out our montage of the action, and mark your calendars for Living on a Bad Name's next show.

The band is made up of Ken Pittman on lead vocals, his son, Keith Pittman on drums, Ethan Brosh on guitar, John Miker on bass and Scott Poole on the all important (for a true Bon Jovi sound) keyboards. Check them out on FaceBook, become a fan, and catch their show.

O Canada! Waterfalls, tall buildings, the Red Sox... and a streaker??

We took a quick trip to Canada last week, mainly to see the Red Sox play in Toronto. It's a stadium we have always wanted to see in person. But to get to Toronto, we had to go through Niagara Falls (slowly as I turn...) and see some sights along the way. First up, the beautiful and awe-inspiring falls. One side American, one side Canadian. Both sides amazing.

It's known that the American side is more "state park" like, and the Canadian side caters to tourists. Yes, we can confirm this with photographic proof...

Before we took in the Red Sox game, there was a tall building to leap in a single bound. Well, at 147 stories, we decided to take the elevator instead. The CN Tower certainly is a sight to behold.

And how about those Red Sox? Rogers Stadium is a great ball park. We went to the Tuesday game... and our team lost. We had a couple of wonderful locals sitting next to us. They lived up to the Canadian stereotype of extreme politeness. They apologized to us for booing the Red Sox. The said they were booing the Red Sox with the utmost respect.

Then, all of a sudden, onto the field sprints what they never show on TV. The streaker! He actually kept his sneakers and black speedo on, so he wasn't a "true" streaker. He had YOLO painted on his chest, although I am pretty sure it doesn't count as YOLO if you need to get bailed out. Ok, enough idle chit chat- you want photos, right?

It was a whirlwind 3 day trip, chock full of fun. Let us know your favorite major league park, as we like to visit a new park each year.

Back to Maine (to try out the new camera)

Having just bought a new camera (Nikon D700), we had to give it a work out before our first wedding of the season. We'll be at The Quincy Marriott and The Neighborhood Club in Quincy this coming weekend photographing Ericka and Mark's wedding, and you can be sure there will be a blog post dedicated to their wedding. In the meantime, we returned to some of our favorite spots, and we found some new ones, as well. You've certainly heard us rave about The Union Bluff in York, Maine (which is where we stayed on this jaunt). Check out this 30 second exposure, taken from our balcony at The Meeting House section of Union Bluff. It overlooks the motel section and the main building.

You can imagine and you can assume (and you'd be correct)... we visited some lighthouses on this short trip. This one (these two) are new to us. It's called Twin Lights of Thatcher Island. Here is a shot of one of the twins standing on its own:

And of course, you need to see the twins side by side:

No drive to Maine would not be complete without a new shot of Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth...

What's that, you say? You'd love to see Nubble Light at dawn? Joe heard you. He got up real early. He drove over to Nubble Light at 6:00am. And here is the shot he got... just for you.

We all know with dawn comes the sunrise...

Of all the pictures we took the past few days, we'll end with yet another "new to us" lighthouse. It's called Boon Island Lighthouse, off of York, Maine. It's about 6 miles out in the ocean, but catching the image at just the right moment in time makes it clear to anyone who views it that they are looking at a lighthouse.

Please take a moment, and let us know which image you like best, and why. We take pride in all our photos, but we love the feedback from our fans!

Small business can be BIG!

Being a small business can be tough these days. We've all seen local shops in business one day, and then see the dreaded "for rent" sign in their window the next. It's tough out there for the little guy! (or girl...) One of the things Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry prides itself on is the work we do for other small businesses. We've done really cool videos for companies that sell unique products, like a nail polish remover that keeps the acetone off of your skin, and a company that markets underwater dog physical therapy (aquatherapy for pups!).

We've also done some great still photography for companies like Mitetees. Mitetees is a small local business that makes and sells custom onsies and shirts for babies, children and even the pregnant mom.

We do some of the modeling photography for Mitetees, but some of the photos are just babies who happen to be lucky enough to have received a Mitetees shirt as a gift!

It's not all t-shirts and babies. We've done photo shoots for among other things, a local golf supply company, and a local marinade/sauce company (Georja's Gourmet Sauces). Not every small business is local, either. The company that makes the personalized lip balms we photographed, Kustom Kissers, is located in Arizona.

Professional photos and videos really can be the difference between making or breaking your small business. Give Photo & Video by Joe Goldsberry a call today and find out how we can help your business. It's probably more affordable than you think, and when it helps your business thrive, it becomes priceless.