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    BG Productions Photography and Videography
    Award Winning, Inventive, Fun-Loving, Passionate

    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.

Cape May Engagement Photography || Jacqueline and Mike || BG Productions

We first met this adorable couple through shooting a  friend of theirs wedding. (check out Chrissy and Jay's Peddlers Village wedding HERE).  We knew immediately that Jacqueline and Mike where a perfect match for the BG family at their Cape May Engagement Photography session. They are fun, quirky, low key, and in LOVE.  Their wedding will be at the Cape May Convention Hall so they knew they wanted to spend some time in Cape May capturing their engagement session. While it wasn't as warm as we would've liked, it was still a beautiful Spring evening. We had fun checking out the venue and walking all around. My favorite was definitely getting an ice cream cone at Fine Fellows Creamistry. And of course having them and stand in the middle of the road and block traffic for just a moment LOL. Luckily it wasn't busy time otherwise we would've skip that part LOL. Afterwards we headed to the beach to capture a romantic sunset. At BG Productions, we are all about creating memories and wanted to have a fun photo session in Cape May, a little different than what most people do!  We know their September wedding is going to be a blast. And It is always great hanging out with such a fun, cool couple.

Enjoy our Cape May engagement photos.

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  • May 1, 2016 - 1:05 pm

    Nanette Quenzer - I love them all, but especially number 14! Beautiful!

  • May 1, 2016 - 2:23 pm

    Julie - Aw! I love them! #14 is great!! Can’t wait to celebrate 🙂

  • May 1, 2016 - 2:28 pm

    Jillian - So hard to decide which is my favorite! I think I agree with Nanette – love 14! Also love 3rd from the bottom in the gazebo at the Cove!

  • May 1, 2016 - 2:29 pm

    M.E. - All great pictures but #14 shows your love for each other in a beautiful way.

Why to Choose BG Productions to be Your Philadelphia Wedding Photographer and Videographer

There are SO many choices to make when you're planning your wedding and finding the right Philadelphia wedding photographer is at the top of the list! Now a days, everyone thinks they are a photographer but there are tons of reasons to choose a small independent photography and videography company to shoot your special day. And at BG Productions Photography and Videography, we've got you covered for EVERYTHING.

We've heard so many sad stories of wedding day photos not living up to expectations, but with us that's not something you need to worry about. I'm sure your Aunt Patty or your friend Bob takes nice pictures, but if they are not wedding professionals tell them to take a seat and enjoy your wedding and hire someone like... US! It is SO important to hire a photographer (and video!) who you click with and who enhances your very special day. Looking for a photography and video team for your Philadelphia wedding? Contact us!

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Experience & Consistency

Have you ever heard horror stories of a friend hiring a photographer and the images they got back were just not what they expected? We at BG Productions know what we're doing! We have been doing wedding photo and video for 9 years and our style has evolved into the style you know and love today! What you see on our website is what you get! We work with a hand-picked regular team of photographers who have many years experience shooting and who deliver images with OUR style for a cohesive wedding story. You can learn about our amazing team here and get to know who will be there on your wedding day.

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Customization & Personalized

When you decide to book with us (or even before... if you've got questions, we've got answers!) we are with you every step of the way. We are involved in your planning process. We meet with you and make sure we are the right fit for you. Your wedding package is completely customization to fit exactly what you want. All of the photo and video editing are done in-house by us so we approve every image you receive and make sure it's up to our standards. After all, we are artists and we want to deliver what you are expecting. And to us- editing is a part of our ART!

We see your wedding venue with you (unless it is more than 2 hours from Philly) BEFORE the day of your wedding and we are already planning amazing shots together, customized to your venue, your style and whatever lighting situation we will run into. Sometimes an unforeseen emergency or crisis CAN happen on your wedding day (the chances are very very small, please don't let that scare you. But sure anything can happen) and we step up and help you solve your problem! We are in cahoots with your wedding/ venue coordinator and help take care of issues before you even know about them. We do all these things because we care about our clients.

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The More Different the Better

We pretty much specialize in unique and off-beat weddings and LBGTQ+ weddings and folks that just want Fun and Artistic imagery. Quirky themes, super heroes, totally DIY, lots of tattoos, having fun, geeky, same sex... these are our favorite weddings- weddings that add a touch of yourself!  At BG Productions we have always believed love is a basic human right! And we get really really excited about fun funky details, and of course the love you and your partner have for each other! We want to capture all YOUR Rock Star moments!

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Basically You're Going to Love Us

Sorry- but toot toot, We will toot our own horn here and say you're pretty much going to love having the BG Team capture your big day! And we love you! We Really Really do! We build life-long relationships with our clients and hold a Client Appreciation Party every year (this year will be our 7th and the theme is coming as your fav. Rock Star!) Many of our past clients keep coming back for more and hire us for family portraits, newborn shoots, pet portraits, and refer us to friends and family who are looking for a photographer and/or videographer for their weddings. These are things that I believe make us stand out from other Philadelphia area photographers and mill-type large corporate photography companies. With BG Productions, you've got a friend for life! Check out what it's like to work with us.

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Video!

Have we mentioned we've got your video needs covered too?? (Just joking, I know we have) We LOVE providing full photo and video packages for your wedding day. It's something you will have and cherish forever and will help you remember all those small moments you might not have noticed during the busy day. Here is one of our favorite video teasers to give you an idea of what you will get!

 

Client Love

I know I've stated over and over again how much we love our clients and how important it is for them (YOU) to love us. I cannot stress this matter enough! The connection we have is so important to make sure you have a BLAST on your wedding day. Because guess what, we're going to have a really great time too! Here are just a couple of the many love letters we have received from real past clients thanking us for our services and telling us a bit about why they chose us:

When we were first looking for a photographer price was definitely an important factor. Not only that, but we didn’t want the run of the mill posey generic wedding photos, so style was the second biggest factor. My husband and I are more laid back and fun and we wanted a photographer to capture our personalities! Once we started meeting in person (we narrowed it down to two after lots of research), it was important to have a connection with the photographer(s). The other photographer we met with was very nice and we knew she would do a good job, but since we met with Cat and Al right after that there was no competition. Meeting Cat and Al felt like hanging out with friends that we had many times before. They have an amazing ability to make you feel immediately comfortable and you knew they had your back. We knew on our wedding day we’d want people that would not only capture our wedding, but would participate and have fun too!  --Vicki

When I was first looking for a photographer/videographer I was searching on a broad scale.  I wasn't sure specifically what I wanted but I knew what I didn't want. Style and the relationship/connection was my top priority. Closely followed by price and I was only originally looking for photographers. I pretty much needed someone to sell themselves to me (make me pick them) because the process was so overwhelming. Once I started searching in catalogs and online I realized I wanted someone that took candid shots that's weren't so posed and stiff. I wanted the photographers to capture our fun personalities. By the time we met the photographers in person we had already liked their style. That had gotten them the face to face meeting. At that point me wanted to have the right feeling. See if we meshed well enough to work together. I wanted someone who would listen to me when I really wanted a shot but had a professional eye to tell me if it wouldn't work the way I thought it would or to create a better shot. Honestly, the moment I met them I just knew. It was a nonchalant meeting at a coffee shop. I saw them and they gave us hugs like we were old friends. The feeling I got was warm and comfortable. It didn't take long for my husband and I to agree! They were the overall package!  --Jamie

And there you have it... 100+ reasons to hire BG Productions for your photo and video needs.  If you have ANY questions about hiring your photographer in the Philadelphia area (or beyond, we love to travel!), please don't hesitate to contact us! We want to chat with you!

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Horticulture Center Wedding & Tendenza Reception

I cant believe how beautiful the weather was Saturday April 2- considering this past Saturday it totally snowed!! Alyssa and Mike had a Gorgeous Horticultural Center Wedding and then a fun Tendenza Reception to follow! All that week the weather had been calling for rain. It rained a bit that morning (and sprinkled for about 5 mins of our portrait time with the couple). But we kept an umbrella open and ready to go and even got some super cute photos with it! But we all were soooo in LOVE with all the Gorgeous cherry blossoms! we were so thankful to get all these shots (again- it snowed the following Saturday!! lol).

Horticulture Center Wedding & Tendenza Reception

Alyssa looked stunning in her dress from the Bridal Garden and we had so much fun with her parents and sister while she was getting ready. They are such a sweet family!! Brian and Matt (our Awesome possum 2nd shooters for the day) were with Mike who was super chill! We decided to chance it and do their first see outside at the Horticultural Center. We are so glad we did- it was so cute and the rain totally held off. The good thing about the rainy threatening day is it kept the crowds down. The cherry blossoms are the best in the city!!! We could have shot their all day! The light was just so perfect! I also LOVED having the ceremony inside at the horticultural center. Most of the times we have shot their the ceremony has been outside and the light has been pretty harsh. Here with the greenery behind them in the conservatory- the light was Perfect! Every angle of their ceremony was filled with beauty and love. One of my favorite pictures of the day was catching Alyssa's parents in a quick kiss! We had a blast getting more photos of the couple and with their wedding party at the Horticultural Center and then we headed over to Race Street Pier (with a quick stop for the couple on Broad Street). By the time we settled into pics at Race Street Pier- the sky opened up to a beautiful blue!! How perfect!! and the pier was almost totally empty. that never happens!! We finished up with some fun pics at the Piazza behind Tendenza and then headed up the street for a few urban graffiti shots with Alyssa and Mike before leaving them to enjoy their friends and family at their cocktail time! The night was rounded out with a perfect reception from the Cescaphe folks and a packed dance floor thanks to the sounds of Paris from EBE. Thanks to Alyssa and Mike for trusting us to capture all their photos and video for their Awesome wedding day! I know you are having a blast on your Honeymoon in Hawaii! thanks for the fun texts!! Please 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!     Horticulture Center Wedding, Tendenza Reception, wedding dress Getting ready, put on wedding dress and vail philadelphia wedding photos, getting ready bride with father, Alyssa + Mike Little boy sees bride Philadelphia candid photo, Alyssa + MikePhiladelphia bride custom wedding dress hanger, Alyssa + Mikephiladelphia bride photos black and white, Alyssa + Mike (more…)

Toronto -BG Style || Toronto Photography

Wow!! Toronto-What an Ah-Mazing city!! I had a corporate photography shoot with Wharton Business School on Tuesday so we arrived on Monday and then added an extra day- so we left Thursday! We wanted to drive to take in the sights and to stop by Niagara Falls on the way home. Hope you enjoy some of my Toronto photography. We had an absolute blast. We didn't care that a cold front hit the East coast and Toronto was freezing and snowy! Toronto photography The drive up was beautiful and as we went through the mountains we hit a ton of snow (in lower elevation there was snow too- just not as much!). We stayed at the Strathcona Hotel on York Street. My shoot was at the Fairmount Hotel across the street but they didn't have any rooms so they found us the Strathcona. It was a very nice hotel- very clean and a great and helpful staff. As we walked around and talked to people along the way we were recommended Momofuku for great noodles. So after hearing that a couple of times our decision was made. and yes- it was Awesome!! Great noodles and not a bad price (plus gotta love the exchange rate is in our favor for once!!) We had a kick ass server and she told us all kinds of cool things to check out and some other great food places. We weren't able to get to everything on the list- but that just leaves something for the next time- when its warm out! but we did go to Uncle Tetsu's for Epic cheesecake!! normally there is a huge line but being a Monday and cold- we just walked right in! Toronto photography 12961411_10207513835817347_3554643414674681508_o After a great nights sleep we walked around around the city just checking it all out. There is a lot of great architecture and loved that the streets are so much wider. The whole city just had a really cool vibe. Its split up into different neighborhoods, a lot like Philly. We hit as many as we could. We started with a free concert at the Canadian Opera Company that our server the night before told us about. This day there were 2 world renowned violinists playing. It was nice and relaxing sitting in this cool glass building watching the hustle and bustle of the city streets while listening to such classical and timeless music.  Next up we hit this great graffiti alley. Everything was covered in beautiful art. Actually the whole city is full of street art and murals.  I loved how colorful everything was. Of course we stopped to take some selfies!! We really liked this area called Kensington- lots of Great food and independent shops. I had the most aweosme wood fired bagel- so good we actually stopped to pick up some on our way home! Another cool section was the Distillery District- but being all cold and snowy it was really quite. We did have a great Mexican meal before we went to a conservatory that was free. After walking about 2300 I did my shoot with Wharton- always a pleasure with with Lisa and the rest of the staff. We finished the evening with an Awesome dinner at Terroni. Our server again was super cool. He actually showed us all around the different parts. the building is huge. It used to be a court house and had jail cells in the basement- now the bathrooms!! and there is a secret judge chamber that no one can figure out how to get into to. but they say it is haunted!! On Wednesday we slept in a bit before hitting the streets again. We did a little shopping and got some new oils and a cool diffuser. Al and I are arming ourselves with tons of relaxation tools as we head into this years wedding season!! lol I think the best meal we had though was at Ja Bisto. Our server told us about this place our first night so we made sure to make a reservation for Wednesday. SO glad we did. While i am not into sushi- Al is and there was plenty of other things for me to eat like lobster miso soup and green tea infused edamame!! YUM!!! and we had the best roasted green tea and ginger syrup tea! We loved it so much we ordered some roasted green tea bags and syrup from Amazon right there! Toronto photography Toronto photography 12983335_10207527088668660_2118002462362981987_o Toronto photography   We climbed to the top of a parking garage to get a great view of the city!12933123_10207517467268131_7278501200806039488_n   They are all about their hockey! Actually the Toronto Maple Leafs are my brothers favorite hockey team so we picked him up a couple of things. 12936744_10207523730504708_2051526051759645725_n We left Toronto and headed home but first stopped at Niagara Falls! It was a very grey, wet, snowy day- but again- we didn't let that bother us. We snapped some pics and did the behind the falls tour. that was really cool. the whole town is Very touristy! Lots of wax museum, fun houses, and pizza places. Definitely fun for kids But while we were there- everything was very slow and very few people were actually walking around. I did get this creepy/cool photo though! Niagara falls12971040_10207525769995694_7463366508516856822_o Like I said- we Loved it there and can't wait to go back! Toronto photography

Jeffrey Miller Catering || Group Tasting

It is always nice hanging out in beautiful wedding venues with awesome folks.  On Sunday we had been invited to join Jeffrey Miller Catering at Aldie Mansion for one of their group tastings. We are always thrilled to work with Jeffrey Miller, John James Audubon Center  is one of our favorite wedding venues. We set up a small table with some of our favorite samples. We loved being next to the fabulous flowers and table displays from Buttercup Florists and across from Signature DJs fun photobooth from their Smiles Gone Wild side.  We always LOVE weddings that have they beautiful, fun, often funky florals from Buttercup. Tom is super sweet and we met Cathy, a floral designer, whose work is gorgeous! Every Jeffrey Miller's set up looked great (and from the things i tried, tasted Awesome!!). I always appreciate cool food set ups at weddings. It can add so much personality and is always fun to photograph.  and talk about Great to photograph- can we pause a moment at those AH-MAZING cakes. The geode cake is super cool and all the rage right now. But I LOVED that cake with the owl. How freaking adorable and it had 2 small terrariums that you then have as wedding day keepsakes!! UM- yes please!!! Al and I really loved this whole group tasting they do. They have couples from a few different JM catering sites. they come into a great cocktail hour with a ton of great options and cool flavored waters and teas. They mingle and write notes as they sample the food. Then they sit at tables and have a Ton of food sent out family style!! I had the kale salad and salmon pad thai!! Yum Yum!! Everyone was so nice and it was really a very fun afternoon! Thanks for having us!! Aldie Mansion photoaward winning Philadelphia photographerjeffrey miller cateringjeffrey miller cateringjeffrey miller catering   (more…)
  • April 8, 2016 - 1:23 am

    Scott Goldoor - Nice seeing you again last weekend, and great pictures from the event!!

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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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