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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.

Philadelphia Engagement Photography || Kim and Fiory || BG Productions

We love when past BG couples refer their friend to us!! Thanks to Vicki and Tim we met and booked Kim and Fiory for their 2015 wedding! and we are so glad we did!! Theya re so sweet, and really Really cute together! We started our day at the Philadelphia Horticultural Center and took advantage of the pretty Fall leaves and coloring! Love shooting at this time of yea. then we headed to the Plateau to get some baseball type photos! they are big sports fans! and we wont hold it against Kim that she is a Yankees fan!!

Check out their cuteness!!

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 21, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    Vicki - i love #31 with kim pulling fiory in with his tie! the pic is super cute and the scenery is awesome!

  • October 21, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    Kim - Ahhh! I love them all! But the first (#1) and the last (#48) are my favorites. So cute:)

  • October 21, 2014 - 10:07 pm

    katya - Lov #48, 46,44, 19 all others sre great too. :)

  • October 21, 2014 - 10:17 pm

    Rosa - Loe them all..

  • October 21, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    Fiory - #1 because we’re straight killin’ it and #39 because obviously…

  • October 21, 2014 - 11:24 pm

    Michelle - I like in general the casual shots the most. I think you both look more relaxed, carefree!

  • October 21, 2014 - 11:34 pm

    Darcy - 39! Love the ‘tude, you crazy kids. SPORTS!

  • October 22, 2014 - 8:16 am

    Joellen - You guys look great!! Love the closeup on the Phils/ Yankees!!!

  • October 22, 2014 - 9:21 am

    Liza - These are great! I think 44 (with the philly skyline) is my favorite :)

  • October 22, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Joelle - Great pictures guys! Love them all but I love #44. Looks so natural, great scenery with the skyline and you both look so happy!! Very you two.

  • October 22, 2014 - 11:19 am

    Sue - #20 is my favorite. The curves of the tree with Fiory and Kim leaning against it is so natural. They look so happy and at ease.

  • October 22, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    Stef - #38 is my favorite. football! softball! where the magic all began…… lol. (ok, fine, #39 too.)

  • October 22, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    Suz - #44! And five others!

  • October 22, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    mary ann cannone - Love photo 27, it is so natural and the way the tree branch frames you both, the tree of life…..wonderful photos, kudos to the great photographer and his or her great subjects

  • October 23, 2014 - 12:04 am

    Mary Neale - I love all of these photos. Kim looks beautiful and I love your dress and Fiory just stunning. Fiory has been camera shy most of his adult life so I am beyond thrilled to see that you captured the love these two have for each other and the fun and cute and silly. “1 “14 “19 “26 “36 “37 “39 (obviously)

  • October 23, 2014 - 8:22 am

    Maureen - Love every one of them! Such a cute couple!!! Enjoy all of the planning leading up to the BIG event!!!

  • October 23, 2014 - 10:09 am

    Bill - I vote for number 48, great picture, contrags

Ok, so you know how I am obsessed with fall and created 3 blog posts about fall weddings?  If it’s possible, I think I am even more obsessed with Halloween, and all the fun you can have incorporating a Halloween theme into your wedding.  Again, there is SO much you can do!  Cakes, bouquets, centerpieces…so many ideas. And I promise you, when done right, it still looks classy and elegant…

If you are going to indulge the Halloween theme, start from the beginning with a Halloween inspired invitation.  Elements of orange and black create the scene, while still looking formal enough for a wedding:

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I saw this cake and fell in LOVE.  Imagine something like this greeting your guests as they walk into your reception?  Talk about setting the Halloween fun mood:

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Little too much for you? Try this one! Totally elegant, but still off beat:

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Florals are another great way to give the Halloween hint without over powering.  This centerpiece incorporating mini pumpkins and fallen leaves is gorgeous:

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This boutonniere will make your guests do a double take!  The skull element is understated, so it won’t be the first thing they see:

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And imagine it complimented by these bouquets! (bridesmaids bouquets in a witches hat?  I’m ashamed of myself for never thinking of that!)

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How about your bridal party gifts?  These glasses will be something they actually keep and use, and if they use them at your wedding they will never lose their glass (not to mention they will take a great picture, all lined up!)

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Again, just a few ideas to help you get into the spirit of a Halloween wedding.  I got  a ton of questions about pulling off a black wedding gown, so, that post is coming up next!  Stay tuned…and Happy Hallo-wedding!

Hotel Monaco Wedding ||Philadelphia Wedding Photographer || BG Productions

Rachel and Lenny were married Oct. 12, 2014 at the Hotel Monaco. It was such a laid back, fun, totally unique wedding!! Rachel and Lenny met while she was teaching ESL in Japan. Lenny is Japanese and Hungarian which made for some great blending of cultural elements for the wedding. In fact her dress was made from a Kimono that was hanging in his parent house- and it was AMAZING!!

They had a pre ceremony cocktail gathering and then a post cocktail hour as well.  This allowed them to enjoy hanging out with their guests, especially since they did a first- see at the rooftop bar!

Instead of a DJ or “band” they had a quartet play throughout the ceremony, cocktails, and reception. But my favorite part was instead of traditional toasts- they did roasts!! and OMG!  they were hysterical and YES- and bit raunchy!! lol!! Love  it all!!! and of course having the BG Booth with this crowd proved to be a blast!! All of the flowers were gorgeous- especially that bouquet and were done by Carl Alan.

They arent taking their honeymoon until March when they will go to the Maldives and go scuba diving- what fun!!!

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!!

Hotel Monaco Wedding

Philadelphia Indian Wedding Photographer
Inn at Penn || Philadelphia Fusion Wedding|| Gal and Vivek || BG Productions

Despite the rain this wedding was a blast! two super sweet families blending together in a busy day filled with a Hindu and Jewish wedding ceremony. While the Baraat was a little more low key than normal- it was a spectacular sight seeing the families dancing in the rain in the celebration!!! The smile on Vivek’s dad was contagious!!!

Gal looked stunning in her sari and later her wedding gown from Loverly. and all the flowers from Beautiful Blooms were so pretty. I love capturing Indian weddings because of all the different parts of the ceremony and how visual everything is.  Folks came from all over, Indian Israel, London, and a ton of different states so we did a lot of formal posed photos to capture it all. While we didn’t stay for most of the reception we were able to capture their first dance and of course the Hora which is always great fun!! Im sure the DJ from The Remixologists did an awesome job getting the party started after dinner. and the Inn at Penn did such awonderful job. We really enjoy working with Michelle.

We wish Gal and Vivek years of love and happiness and feel blessed to have captured their marriage ceremonies!

October is here and I could not be happier. The fall is my favorite; cooler air, football games, and the holiday season officially begins with my favorite holiday, Halloween!  Come on, dressing up and getting free candy? Who doesn’t like that!?  And, with October now being one of the most popular months to get married, it’s no surprise that many couples choose to incorporate a Halloween theme, infusing their day with some holiday playfulness that will really kick the party off.
However, many couples worry about doing this, spooked that the Halloween theme will take over, making their first day of wedded bliss look more like a child’s birthday party, costume party, or goth rave.  Never fear. There are ways to incorporate this fun theme while still creating an elegant day.
Candy is a Halloween must, and all guests love a good candy bar. Infuse the two effortlessly by selecting fall colored candy (which is actually quite easy to find…I never noticed how fall themed Reeses pieces were!) Display it all in pretty dishes (if you don’t want to use the word LOVE, consider getting dishes in the shape of “MR AND MRS” or simply the initial of the new last name) and surround it with candy dishes of varying heights, it still looks elegant. Compliment the table with a few small pumpkins and you’ve got a great look.
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Aisle décor is another great place to add a touch of Halloween glamour.  If you would like to kick it up a notch above the pumpkins lining your aisle, I LOVE this idea!
Hook Pumpkin
A cake is another fabulous and easy place to infuse a Halloween element while still feeling wedding-y.  Check out these fabulous designs, and be sure to ask your baker about styles they have done. I am sure they will have plenty of ideas!
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Having children in your wedding?  It’s pretty much a guarantee that they will enjoy a Halloween element in what they are wearing. Don’t worry, they don’t have to go full costume. Outfits like this (with flower baskets made of pumpkins!) add a Halloween touch while still looking elegant and fit for a wedding:
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 A trend that has been growing for the past few years is the black wedding dress…and why not?  Black is a gorgeous sheek look that makes most of us feel ultra glamorous and sophisticated.  Afraid you won’t feel like a bride? Check this gown out…where else would you get to wear something this STUNNING?:
Black wedding dress
(And, be sure to check out the stylized shoot BG Productions did a few years ago here…the black wedding gown was a HUGE hit!)
These are just a few ideas to get you started! Enjoy your planning and have FUN at your wedding!!
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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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