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    Al and Cat are energetic, but down-to-earth wedding professionals. You’ll find Cat on the floor at some point (and on a chair if it’s allowed by the venue). Al can be seen with his video camera high overhead on the dance floor and using his glide cam for all those really smooth shots. Each member of the BG team is chosen specifically for their positive attitude -- in conjunction with strong commitment and ability to make your photos and videos the highest quality. The final result of all this hard work is artistic imagery that captures your love and your style. The focus isn't on stiff, posed shots, but instead our experienced photographers will work with you to get your best shot... and have fun doing it!

    BG Productions is proud to be a socially-conscious, green company. We are listed on the Green Bride Guide and you can read more about our green practices here. Thank you for your interest.

Deonta and Paul met when they were both attending Virginia State. After dating for over 4 years they decided it was time to say "I Do".  We were thrilled to capture their  beautiful Mansion at Valley Country Club Wedding in Maryland with both photography and videography services. Deonta sent us lots of photos and videos of her venue since it was to far to do a walk through. So once we were there it felt familiar. Before going to the venue we met up with everyone at the Towson Marriott (our home for the night too since it is too far to do all in one day). Having our own room there allowed us to get some of Deonta's details photographed in a less crowded room.  It was totally cool for Paul to have a barber in his room giving him and his groomsmen shape ups. It allowed for some really great moments. We went to the Mansion at Valley Green before the ceremony for their First Look and then wedding photos.  the Mansion is beautiful and all we needed to do was look for some open shade since it was so hot and the sun was so bright. While the shade was in limited supply we had the opportunity to capture some beautiful moments. Deonta was Stunning!!! and Paul couldn't take his eyes off of her. They looked like royalty and loved him in a classic white tux! Their bridal party was large but everyone was so easy to work with. And they totally Rocked the dance floor all night! The couple was married at Towson Presbyterian Church and Paul's father is a minister and led parts of the ceremony. Such sweet and special moments to share. This was definitely one of the best dance party receptions!! Paul and his frat brothers are steppers and this as a recurring theme through out the night. Deonta and her bridesmaids had a choreographed dance and it was off the chain!! And this was one of the best garter and bouquet toss. I just had to show the whole story!! Thank you so much to the Awesome BG team- along with me and Al Jen and Brian joined us for this fantastic wedding. They both got some Amazing images!

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  • August 27, 2016 - 12:16 am

    Derek Reynolds - Beautiful photos, so glad I could be in the building to help celebrate. God Bless you both.

  • August 27, 2016 - 12:17 am

    Taniqua Hill - That close up shot in front of the bushes was so f’n beautiful. Editorial worthy

  • August 27, 2016 - 12:26 am

    Samantha - Best reception–hands down! You guys are great!

    ♡ you guys!

  • August 27, 2016 - 12:32 am

    Daphnie - Caught every single memorable moment! Amazing photos and people!!

  • August 27, 2016 - 12:41 am

    Paul Esperance - The last shot sums up the night. I love them all but the last one, will be on my wall for the rest of my life.

  • August 27, 2016 - 1:06 am

    LaTasha Allen - Favorite Photo was of the wedding party because it showed the elegance of the we

  • August 27, 2016 - 1:12 am

    The Best Man - Wow, I love the first looks picture where Deonta tapped Paul on the shoulder. Amazing shot!

  • August 27, 2016 - 5:41 am

    MILDRED BROWN - Everything was just amazing. My niece and my new nephew was stunning. I enjoyed it all and it was the best wedding ever. I wish the best life has to offer and many many years of love and happiness . Love you both longtime.

  • August 27, 2016 - 7:11 am

    Doreen Johnson - From the engagement party to the wedding by far the best, to my niece and nephew may God bless this union, and may you love each other like Christ love His church. This wedding has been a truly love story. Love you both Paul and Deonta Esperance

  • August 27, 2016 - 8:14 am

    Valerie Lewis - My Fav Is Picture #32 Where Dee Is Gently Holding Pauls Face, Where It Looks As If They Are About To Embrace In A Beautiful, Sensual Kiss And Paul Is Holding On To Her Like He Never Wants to Let Go…The Love Shown In That Moment Is Beau-ti-ful and Amazing

  • August 27, 2016 - 11:36 am

    Keats Alexander - I had a wonderful experience. The pictures are breath taking. BG Productions did an excellent job capturing even the small details of Paul and Deonta’s wedding. I wish everyone the best on their journey. 06′ Baby.

  • August 27, 2016 - 2:43 pm

    photosbycat12 - I LOVE that one too!! I know it was hard to leave the rocking dance floor but we soooo knew it would be worth it!!

 Jennifer + Ryan || Pomme Wedding Photos Radnor, Pa

When you watch Jennifer and Ryan together you can't deny how much they're in love with each other. Just check out these Pomme Wedding Photos and you will see exactly what I am talking about.  The two of them are just so natural and relaxed with each other. Despite it being incredibly hot while we were doing there portraits and their outdoor ceremony, they never stopped smiling and laughing. It seems only fitting since there was a huge snow storm when we did their engagement session. You can see those photos here. Wedding Photos Radnor, Pa We began our day with Jennifer and her bridesmaids getting ready at her parents house. Jennifer's mom and dad are just so awesome. Ryan's mom was there as well and she is a total sweetheart. It's always fun capturing the bride and her friends getting ready either in her own home or her childhood home. It just has so much more meaningful than getting ready in a random hotel. Meanwhile our second shooters Brian and Stacy met up with Ryan and his groomsmen at Pomme. We love capturing weddings at Pomme. It has a beautiful outdoor ceremony  area and the inside always looks magnificent. We just love all the twinkle lights that were hanging from the ceiling to go with all the rustic decorations. Ryan and his dad made all the wood decorations from trees on his parents land. It's such a pleasure to work with Peachtree and Ward and their team on weddings there. After a sweet and romantic "First Look" moment of the two of them we were joined by their wedding party. This was a great group of bridesmaids and groomsmen. And how amazing of the bridesmaids outfits. Especially that pantsuit. So cool. I think it's really important to let your bridesmaids show their own personalities. In these outfits were stunning! And again, despite the heat, nobody was complaining at all. One of my favorite photos is actually one that a bridesmaid got of me under Jennifer's dress wiping down the sweat because wedding dresses can be so hot LOL! Just one more way we go above and beyond here at BG Productions Photography and Videography! Their ceremony was filled with beautiful light and beautiful moments. Actually one of their high school teachers was the officiant from Journeys of the Heart (and of course being a past high school history teacher I thought this was totally awesome!). After the ceremony was finished up cocktail hour began. The beauty of being able to do a "First Look" is that most of the time (and in this case ) we also were able to photograph all the family formals before the ceremony. This way a couple could enjoy a couple minutes alone. After they said their " I Do's" they had a few minutes of alone time before they joined their friends and family at cocktail hour. While the whole day was filled with amazing moments one of my favorite all-time wedding moments happened at the end of the night. Ryan in his groomsmen all have a tradition. Whoever is getting married is giving a cowboy hat. This symbolizes that they're no longer "Rangers" but now are "Ranchers". They are also giving engraved bottle of whiskey and they all take a shot. I found this to be such an amazing moment a friendship, camaraderie, and a symbol of transitioning into a new stage in their lives. We are so blessed we were able to capture such a special time in their lives. And we know they are having a fantastic time on their honeymoon in Bermuda.

 We hope you enjoy some of our favorite images of the day. And make sure to leave a comment on the blog saying your Fav. photo and WHY and help them win a FREE 8x10 of the most popular! 

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Book Your Fall Family Session Early

Fall is just around the corner and bookings are filling up fast! Book your fall family session soon with your favorite Philadelphia family photographer (BG Productions of course!). Philadelphia fall photos are one of our favorites to shoot. Picture it now: the weather has started to cool off but it's not cold yet, warm soft sweaters, beautiful fall colors, and maybe even pumpkins! We've got some tips and things to think about when booking your fall photo session with us.

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Why should BG Productions take your photos?

If you've ever had a session with us before or met us, you know we are a lot of fun! It's basically a chance for us to hang out with you and capture your true self and your family interacting in a natural way. If you have been taking your own family photos for years, chances are someone is missing from those photos: YOU! Let's get your whole family together to get those photos you've been dreaming of. You may be thinking "But it's very cheap to go to the mall and get our photos done there." And it's true you can go to a mall studio and you probably have in the past. But those are not the kind of photos we do. We spend time with you and your family and get your personalities to shine through. It's a complete experience with BG Productions that makes your photos so special.

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Tiffany and Lori's Philadelphia Love Session | Philadelphia Portrait Photographer | BG Productions

"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever."Philadelphia Love session Philadelphia Portrait Photographer. The Notebook 

This quote is so perfect for Tiffany and Lori's Philadelphia Love session. We first met this beautiful couple while providing wedding photography and wedding videography for their friends Val and Amy's wedding. There was an instant connection with them and have bonded over Facebook, rescuing dogs, and they even came to one of our parties. And we were so thrilled when they contacted us to do their own love session. Now they are officially part of the BG family!!

We had a lot of fun just walking around Old City, despite it being a super hot day. Seem like something we've had to get used to here in Philly LOL!! We came across a beer garden which gave us a chance to sit down to relax and have some awesome beer!  And how awesome are their outfits. I just love Tiffany's shirt and glasses and Lori's nails even match the color scheme without even trying.

They are both into working with rescue animals just like we are. They donate a lot of their time to Diamonds in the Ruff Rescue. This is a fantastic rescue and one of our BG wedding couples even does foster care through them. (Ellen and Ryan you are so Awesome!!) We feel so blessed to have this awesome couple in our lives. We hope you enjoy a glimpse into our day together!!!

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  • August 12, 2016 - 4:00 pm

    John Burton - Gorgeous pics of two women who are beautiful inside and out!

  • August 12, 2016 - 5:08 pm

    Alyson Higgins - Wow, these are all so beautiful! I think my favorite is the one in the 10th row down where they are casually walking hand in hand. That captures how I think of them…very comfortable with each other They make being in love look so easy. Love these ladies!

  • August 13, 2016 - 4:46 pm

    Chad Phillips - These pics are amazing in so many ways. The second picture down on the post is particularly stunning. It shows the love and care these two incredible woman take of one another.

  • August 13, 2016 - 5:59 pm

    Richelle Angstadt - They are all good, but my favorite is the BEER background with Lori’s head on Tiffany’s shoulder.

  • August 13, 2016 - 6:13 pm

    Pat Balthaser - Favorite is the 2 of them sitting at the table with those great smiles! (Where Lori has the can on the table.)

  • August 13, 2016 - 6:21 pm

    Richelle Angstadt - My favorite is the BEER picture with Lori’s head on Tiffany’s shoulder.

  • August 14, 2016 - 4:50 pm

    Christine - My favorite among many are the two of them in an embrace. The happiness they both share warms my heart. 2 fabulous ladies I call my life long friends.

  • August 15, 2016 - 1:01 pm

    Lisa Fox - My favorite is the 9th row down where they are looking into each other’s eyes and smiling. I love that one because it shows that they are so in love and so comfortable with each other!

  • August 15, 2016 - 2:23 pm

    Amr - I love the photos my favorite one is of the two of them sitting together on the steps facing each other smiling . It shows their true happiness with each other and also the great connection the couple has.

  • August 15, 2016 - 3:38 pm

    Noelle Dooley - I absolutely love all of these pictures! Although I have a few favorites, I would say that the picture of them holding hands looking at eachother is my absolute favorite. These pictures portray true happiness and love. There is not one photo that seems as though emotion is being forced. It is clear that the smiles on both of their faces are real, which says a lot about their friendship, as well as their relationship.

  • August 15, 2016 - 4:44 pm

    Sabyr-Lin Davis - My favorite photo, without a doubt, is the one where Tiffany is brushing Lori’s hair away from her face followed by the photo of Tiffany’s hand under Lori’s chin. It is my favorite because they both have such a loving look in their eyes and you just know a kiss is on it’s way!

  • August 15, 2016 - 10:25 pm

    Heather - Love the one of them holding hands looking at each other in front of the garage door, walking toward the camera. The texture of the door with the colors these lovelies are wearing really look great. All great photos, so hard to just pick one. ♥️

  • August 16, 2016 - 7:18 pm

    Katii - I like the one 6 from the bottom where Lori’s head is on Tiff’s shoulder..the color of the picture is vibrant and fun but they look real like this could happen everyday they look truly happy.

  • August 18, 2016 - 2:24 pm

    Martelle Pitts - very nice

  • August 20, 2016 - 3:02 pm

    Taylor Benigni - I absolutely love all of these pictures, they really show the true beauty of love and happiness. My favorite photo is the one of Lori’s head on Tiff’s shoulder! You both are adorable!

Philadelphia Vendor Spotlight || Joshua's Catering Ridgeland Mansion Weddings

One of the best things about working in the wedding industry in the Philadelphia region is all the amazing people we get to meet who are building their brilliant businesses, one happy couple at a time. We'll be highlighting some of these wonderful folks with our new series: vendor spotlight!

I had the pleasure of chatting with Hope Hilby, Joshua's Catering Sales and Event Manager to get the insider info about the new and improved Ridgeland Mansion in Philadelphia. Ridgeland Mansion is by no means a new establishment; it is a historic structure in West Fairmount Park that recently took on a new life when Joshua's Catering in partnership with Open Aire Affairs took over to make it a premiere destination for Philadelphia weddings. Joshua's Catering Ridgeland Mansion Weddings

BG Productions recently had a chance to tour beautiful Ridgeland Mansion at one of their open houses and we are swooning over them! Talk about an amazing venue in a gorgeous area.

So we decided to offer a discount!

Book BG Productions to capture your beautiful wedding at Ridgeland Mansion in 2016 or 2017 and receive a 10% discount on our services. WOW, now that's a deal! Can you tell we're excited to shoot there?? Just mention to us that you're having your wedding there and we will make this discount happen. And if you've never heard of Ridgeland Mansion before, do yourself a favor and check it out! Here's some info to get you started on your wedding planning journey.

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Tell us about Joshua's Catering; how do you describe what you do to folks who are entirely unfamiliar?

Joshua’s Catering brings our clients the best -- best flavors, best presentation and best service. Our commitment to our clients shows in the form of fresh and tasty dishes from locally sourced products, provided by urban and rural farms and with goal of making naturally certified foods affordable.

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    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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