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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.

In today’s world, where so much has changed with weddings and so many choices abound, people wonder if there really are absolute wedding ‘don’t’s’ anymore.  The answer is yes, there are!  Most don’t have to do with linen colors and menu though, so you still get free reign on those!  But give a read below to make sure you aren’t committing a wedding faux pas that you will regret later:
For Brides: Don’t Overdue The Make-Up
While this will probably be a more ‘made up’ day than most, make sure you still look like you.  Your make up will be more pronounced as it needs to show up in photos and last all day, and the colors you choose will most likely be more dramatic than what you do every day, but make sure you don’t completely stray away from your normal look.  Ditto for your hair.  You don’t want to look overly spackled or hairsprayed, and you don’t want to look at your wedding photos and think, ‘who is THAT?”
For Grooms: No New Haircuts or Facial Hair
Along the same lines as a bride not completely revamping her hair and make-up routine, your face and hair shouldn’t be totally different than your normal look.  Feel free to tighten up your cut and if you do sport a mustache and/or beard, please trim so it looks groomed, but don’t change so much that you and your family and friends won’t recognize you.
Don’t Have A Cash Bar
Liquor is expensive and we all get that, but a cash bar is a no-no. It is imposing on guests (many of whom have traveled and incurred expenses so as to share your day with you) and can often be embarrassing if they have not brought much cash with them.  Feel free to provide a limited bar (beer and wine only is perfectly acceptable) so as to not blow your budget, and/or close it for a period of time (preferably during the transition from cocktail hour to dinner, as this will move your guests more quickly) so as to maximize the time that is included in your package.
Don’t Succumb To Peer Pressure
It would be wonderful if your parents, soon to be in-law’s, and all of your bridal party loved every single decision that you made, but the fact of the matter is, they probably won’t.  Ask for guidance where you need it, but do not feel it necessary to buckle to the pressure or ideas of anybody (remember…this is how Lillian ended up with that debacle of a wedding gown in Bridesmaids…).  Take into account the feelings of others (if a bridesmaid feels completely uncomfortable in a cut you have chosen, see what alterations can be made to make her more comfortable. If your soon to be mother in law wants you to wear her veil…which you hate…consider how you can incorporate it into photo) but do not allow anybody to take over or make decisions just to make others happy. This wedding is yours.  You need to be happy.
Don’t compare your weddings to others
This is a big one, as so often people find their wedding is sandwiched between several others, and it is difficult to not compare…and panic that yours will not be up to par.  Your cousin is serving lobster, and you are doing a cocktail reception only.  Your best friend got the #1 band, and you’re hiring a DJ.  Who cares?  Your wedding is yours and will be wonderful because it is yours.  It’s about being surrounded by your closest friends and family, making this the first day of your married life. Enjoy and soak in every minute.  When guests are asked what really makes for a memorable wedding, they rarely say the extravagance; they normally note the happiness and energy of the couple. So keep your focus there. Some of the best weddings I have ever been to have been held in backyards with simple menus, because the excitement of the couple exuded from them and infused the day with such happiness and energy.  Let your love shine.
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One of our favorite things is when BG couples whose wedding we captured have us back to capture more important life moments!! This is the case with Korin and Jeff! We loved capturing all their wedding beauty and fun and now we got the privilege to capture their 5 day old daughter- Marie Rose!! She was sooooo adorable!!!!

Thank you again for allowing us to capture such a sweet time in your lives!!

 

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Knowlton Mansion Wedding || Philadelphia Wedding Photographer || Katie + Justus || BG Productions

ITs not a Great wedding without a Great story!! Well this wedding had its fair share- but no Worries Kati and Justus- it is all safe with us!! lol Lets just say with this couple there was Never a dull moment!!! We had a blast with these two!!! and whats not to love about the beautiful setting Knowlton Mansion has to offer! While it was a bit windy and a little chilly, it was a beautiful Fall day!! and I LOVE Fall!! Their bridal party was small, made up of family and their ring bearer was Awesome!! He has some serious moves on the dance floor!! and so did Justus and his mom as they had a super great choreographed

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dance and then he had one with Katie too!! So fun!!

Everything looked great and the BG booth was a HUGE hit!! and a ton of props made their way out to the dance floor to keep the party fun!! Thanks Matt for holding down the BG Booth and nice to have Sosena with us for the day as we look at adding new BG team members!

We hope nothing but lots of fun, laughter and love to this Awesome BG couple!

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!!

  • October 29, 2014 - 2:12 pm

    Gabrielle - I do like #97 – the colorful socks showing that perfectly match the bouquet and boutonniere. Perfect little pops! :)

  • October 29, 2014 - 4:27 pm

    JeanMarie Jacob - I’m loving #80- so natural and you both look so happy.

  • October 30, 2014 - 12:32 am

    Katie - After much consideration I like #85- it’s natural, you can see the little bubbles, and Justus’ suit just fits *so* well :)

  • October 30, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    Jack - #85 because it is purrfect. Also I am a big fan of bubbles on any big day!

  • October 30, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Allie - I like #85 as stated before. It is very cute. kthx

  • October 30, 2014 - 9:17 pm

    Emily - #80 becauase you both have such great smiles in this one. So many good ones though- it was a tough choice!!

  • October 30, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    frannie Hurtz - I LOVVVE #54!! That is soooooo cute!!!!! The lighting is beautiful and you both look adorable

  • October 30, 2014 - 9:51 pm

    Francesco Donatelli Bittner - Hands down # 54!!!
    Cosi Bella!!!!!Entrambi guardano così felice

    <3

  • October 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    connie bittner - I have to agree with the other two peeps. I think # 54 is simply beautiful. The lighting, the pose, the flowers in the background, the way the sun hits you both-breath taking.

    Gorgous. :)

  • October 31, 2014 - 11:16 am

    JG - Pic 85 so natural! And the bubbles!!!!

A Palomar Philadelphia Same Sex Wedding ||David + Jeff || BG Productions Photography

Thanks to Jen for capturing this super Awesome Hotel Palomar wedding! David and Jeff are just awesome (I was bummed not to see them on their wedding but knew they were in good hands). David and Jeff had a small wedding surrounded by friends and family. They went out and about for a few pics before their ceremony. They had a really cool 5 course dinner and placed 2 extra seats at each table so they could join each table for a course! How Awesome is that!!! Such a Great idea!!! I also Loved that they gt ready together. I think that makes for some great photos! and a little time together before the hustle and bustle of the day!

We wish David and Jeff and lifetime of beauty and love!

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Cedarbrook Country Club Wedding ||Kim + Doug || PA\NY Wedding Photographer

It was a Gorgeous October day with a super great couple! We loved capturing all the beauty and fun of Kim and Doug’s wedding at Cedarbrook Country Club. These two were so chill and great to work with! We knew we would have a great time because we really enjoyed shooting the engagement session and going for pizza afterwards. and at the wedding we found even MORE COOL things we have in common!!!

We really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Everything looked so beautiful- especially Kim and her flowers from GMK Floral Designs! She had her hair and makeup done at Studio 4. Their ceremony was short and really sweet. They had two Perfectly them poems (though I have to say- if Al turns into a zombie I am killing him-not joining him!lol!!) Their party was totally rocking, thanks to Schaffer Sounds for keeping the dance floor so full!!!

We hope they have a Blast in Jamaica on their honeymoon!!

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!!

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  • October 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    Gabrielle - It’s a toss up between #45 and #80, but my vote is for #45! The look on her face = pure happiness. :)

  • October 27, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Kim - Absolutely in LOVE with these photos! Can’t thank you both enough. What an amazing day, captured beautifully :)

  • October 27, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Anu - Pics came out great!! It’s hard to pick a favorite- but I love #79. You can really see the love between Kim and Doug and the shot captures the romance of the moment perfectly…You look absolutely beautiful, Twin!!! :)

  • October 27, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    Christine - If I had to pick just one….#39! They are all such amazing pictures!

  • October 27, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    RMB - 27, 41, 80, etc..etc…. they are ALL amazing! what a beautiful wedding & gorgeous bride!!!

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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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