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BG Productions Photography & Videography | Philadelphia based husband and wife photo and video team serving PA, NJ, NY, and wherever your story is being told || 215-435-1418 bio picture
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    Al and I are down-to-earth, energetic wedding professionals! We truly LOVE what we do! We will work hard to make sure that your day is everything you planned it to be. It’s important to hire a team that you are comfortable with- you want to be able to laugh and have fun- this helps you feel more at ease and helps your pictures come out better. And we have become great friends with so many of our past clients!

    We also believe in being green and socially conscience. We will take a stand for what we believe in and live our lives working towards helping the environment and trying to make this world a better place.

    To view our pricing for Lifestyle Photography click here

    BG Productions is proud to be a Green Company. We are listed on the Green Bride Guide. Please click here to learn more about our green practices.

Steampunk Wedding || Sash + Alan || NJ Wedding Photographer ||BG Productions Photography & Videography

If you know Al and I you know we LOVE steampunk (and have for a long long time before it even became popular). So we were super excited that our friend Chuck (who had recently moved to Florida) recommended us to capture his co-workers wedding!! It totally matched our Offbeat Bride style! We had such a great time capturing Sasha and Alan’s BIG day!!! They had so many great elements that really showcased their Steampunk wedding!! The venue was PERFECT!!! The Madison Hotel in Morristown was just made for this kind of wedding!! We only wished that it wasn’t dark by 4:30 and we could have really utilized the beautiful grounds.  But the whole thing was so fun and cool!!!

If you are looking to have a Steampunk wedding- you will LOVE this wedding for all its details!! Enjoy!!!

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Steampunk Wedding

BG Blog Thankful
As the holidays approach and stress gets mounted even further (your caterer is so booked with holiday events he/she is taking forever to return your calls, the dress shop is preparing for the new styles to be released in January 2015 so gowns are being discontinued and the one you purchased is now marked down by $500 (but you cannot get a refund), your florist is going away for the holidays and cannot meet to finalize with you until mid-January) you may find your patience wavering and temper flaring as well meaning friends and family say to you, ‘Do you believe how close we are to your wedding/year of your wedding?!’  How, in the midst of the seasonal craziness do you stay sane (or at least control your own crabbiness)?  Well, a few suggestions to cultivate a thankful attitude.

Yes, your vendors are bound to be busy and/or unavailable at this time of year (remember, they are actually people too, with lives to lead and families of their own to see), but think about how fresh and relaxed they will be once they return from a break.  Or, if your vendor is so booked with holiday events that they can’t get back to you quickly, take it as a sign that they are wonderful at what they do, and that you must have made a good choice.  They are taking care of their clients right now, just as they will take care of you when your day comes. And if you find that your dress is on the discount list, well, as annoying as that can be, discontinued gowns most often cannot be ordered; you can only get them off the rack. So, if a shop did not carry your size, you either wouldn’t be able to purchase the gown you love or would spend a fortune on much more intricate alterations.  So it may not have saved you much anyway!

Friends and family will be traveling and gathering, and inevitably your wedding will come up in conversation.  While you may be talked out when it comes to wedding plans and just want to put it all on hold, these people probably do not see you every day and want to embrace the excitement that comes with being a soon to be wed.  Focus on the fact that they are happy for you and are just trying to show you. Share some of your plans, thank them for asking, and then switch the conversation to what is going on with them.

Spend some alone time with your fiancé, and don’t talk about the wedding.  Take a drive through some Christmas lights, rent a favorite movie and relax, or even better, volunteer your time somewhere together (soup kitchens and shelters need extra hands and supplies even more around this time of year).  Think about how lucky you are to have all that you have, and to have found the person you want to spend forever with.

Remember the saying of ‘Count Your Blessings, Not Your Troubles.’  As cliché as it sounds, it is the truth.  And soon enough, your engagement will be over and your wedding day will be here. Make your engagement memories good ones.  Because then you will be thankful for them later as well.

Best wishes for a magical holiday season!

 

 

Really we couldn’t have asked for a MORE perfect day!! While it was a bit on the cold side it was such a great day at Villanova with Jodi and Alex!! We were super excited to meet him since he couldn’t make it to the client consultation (we got to meet her Awesome Possum mom though!!) And Alex is Awesome!!! Jodi and him are just so in love and playful with each other- they fit in to each other just right and WOW could they take Great photos!! We even went on a little adventure to get inside the basketball arena and thanks to a vey kind football coach who stopped his practice to help us get and we found our way in even though the main doors were locked!! Such fun!! But the biggest adventure was defiantly Al up in the AMAZING tree- we knew it was going to be a great and unique shot so up he went!! and it was SOOO worth it!!! We cant wait till their Jan. 2016 wedding at her parents house- it is going to be a spectacular one!!!

And Please leave a comment saying your favorite photo and WHY and if they get at least 10 comments they will get the most popular one as a FREE 8×10 gift print! So show them some love and help them out!!

Villanova engagement session

  • November 19, 2014 - 3:32 pm

    Laura - I love love love them all but especially image 56. The black and white and just their silouhettes under the archway is just AMAZING! They are a beautiful and sweet couple and I cannot wait for the big day!!! xoxo

  • November 19, 2014 - 6:23 pm

    Julie Jacobs - 34/77… Jodi u are gorgeous!! These pictures are too cute. Xox!!

  • November 20, 2014 - 2:05 pm

    Gabrielle - #48! Big authentic loving smiles, and beautiful autumn colors in the background. The kissing shots are amazing, too; they can look easily forced or awkward, but theirs are amazing!

A Very South Philly Wedding || Sarah + Tom || BG Productions Photography and Videography

This was a Great wedding! It was so representative of the couple and Philly in general. Sarah and Tom are both Mummers. They play in string bands. They knew they wanted their wedding to be reflective of who they are.  Sarah got ready at home (about a block from the church she would be walking to!!). and Tom at his parents house. We had two teams capturing all the fun and candid moments.  Al and I were with Sarah and her family and Brian and Jen were living it up with the guys!! Sarah was stunning as she walked down the aisle at Our Lady of Carmel.  Tom was at the other end just totally beaming!!

We capture some some and cool imagery as the bridal party walked back to Sarah and Tom’s and then around Philly. It was just Stunning being able to shoot on the rooftop terrace at The Phoenix !!! and and course the South Street Bridge is one of our fav spots in town!! We ended with photos at their reception site- The Please Touch Museum where the TRUE party began thanks to the sounds of Masquerade! As always Brulee Catering did a fantastic job with the event and Quinn’s Flowers made it all look so gorgeous!!

We know that Sarah and Tom are going to have an Awesome time in Thailand.

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Please Touch Museum Wedding

  • November 17, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    Gabrielle - #55! Love the body language, the happy faces, and William Penn in the background.

An Adorable Family Session|| The Fine Family ||Philadelphia Family Photographer  BG Productions

We just LOVE shooting the Fine family!! We have captured them from before they even had Marley.  Mandi and Jay are such an awesome couple and are so easy going. Marley is now 15 months and it was time for their annual holiday pictures!! We headed out to Rhittenhouse Square to enjoy the gorgeous Fall day. While Marley was wayyy more interested in eating her Puffs we still managed to get some Awesome shots! I think its ok to hold your snack in your family photos!! We want to capture things as they Truly are!!! Thats why we call it Lifestyle photography!!

We finished up at their house to get her in front of their “holiday tree!” (Welcome to the family of blending traditions!!) and then their “traditional” couch pose.  This pose started the first time we captured them in their home and has continued ever since! I love seeing the progression of the prints framed on their wall!!

We love watching families grow and look forward to the next time I have them behind my camera!!

And Please leave a comment saying your favorite photo and WHY and if they get at least 10 comments they will get the most popular one as a FREE 8×10 gift print! So show them some love and help them out!!

Philadelphia Family Photographer

  • November 12, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Gabrielle - #22 – and I’m loving Mama’s shoes!!

  • November 12, 2014 - 7:00 pm

    Jason - Love them all but #15 is the best because Marley just looks so cool!

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  • About Us

    Our approach is a photojournalist style. But that being said- dont worry, we still make sure we get all the posed formal pictures. However we love to capture all the funky shots. i am usually on the floor at some point and on a chair if allowed by the venue! Al can be seen with his video camera high over head on the dance floor and often using his glide cam for all those really smooth shots! We also fully support the DIY weddings. There is so much you can do yourself or through other handmade goods. there is a plethora of cool Indy wedding blogs and we encourage our clients to check them out. Mostly we believe your wedding day should be all about you and your personalities- not what some wedding magazine tells you it should be. so go ahead- think outside the BOX!!! So check out our work and we look forward to capturing your BIG day!!
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