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    Award Winning || BG Productions Photography and Videography
    Al and I Artists. We are down-to-earth, energetic wedding professionals! We will work hard to make sure that your day is everything you planned it to be. We want to help it go smoothly and help you smile! 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.

    We want to provide you with artistic imagery that captures your love and your style. We aren't super "posey" but will work with you to get the best shot and have fun doing it!

    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.

    Contact us for our Family, Lifestyle, and Travel Photo/video pricing

    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.

William Penn Inn Wedding | Thao + Kevin| Philadelphia wedding photographer

From the moment we did their engagement session at Longwood Gardens we KNEW this couple was going to be laid back and super FUN at their wedding. Thao just has to look at Kevin and she gets the Biggest smile. and she is always giggling!! LOVE that!! Just such real moments caught!

Thao and Kevin had the perfect wedding to us. Small (around 60-70 people) and just 1 attendant each.  While we understand that to some big bridal parties are important- we find it has so much more meaning for the people standing next to you for your vows when there is just 1 or 2. It is also so much easier to move around with the day of (you have heard of herding cats right! lol!!) and just one look at the bond between Thao and her MOH and you KNOW they have been besties for a very long time!! They were just so cute to capture together!

The whole day was so chill and Al, Chingi, and I felt we were just photographing friends- not working! Thats how we think it should be!

I was absolutely in LOVE with Thao’s wedding dress (and loved her red Vietnamese dress too) from Je Reve Bridal. It was such a perfect princess dress!!

They opted for their ceremony to be indoors due to the weather being so unpredictable that day. But we were able to get some great photos before their ceremony and then after once she changed into her traditional red dress! And Thao and Kevin are just so cute together as a couple. They fit so naturally together and w barely posed the at all!

The William Penn Inn did a wonderful job and were great to work with and the dance floor was hoping thanks to Silver Sounds.

We know these two will continue to make each other smile for many many years to come!!

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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Happy Memorial day all!  We at BG hope you all have fun, celebratory plans for this weekend and get to take a moment to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us. We have been and will continue to be busy this weekend (as usual!), shooting weddings and capturing memories, spending time with our couples and their families, celebrating life and and all of the blessings we have, thanks to all the service men and women. (Did you know Al was in the Army?)

Memorial Day has become one of the biggest wedding weekends of the year, and for good reason.  Choosing Memorial Day weekend means giving your guests extra celebration and travel time, but this is not the only reason this date has become so popular. Many couples today have a military tie or history, and they would like to show tribute and respect to their family members and friends who have served. Such a wonderful idea…but many couples get stuck when trying to think of ways to incorporate the Memorial Day feel. We have seen many ideas in the past that have been simple to include; a tribute during vows by mentioning your loved ones who have served and lighting a candle in their memory is a lovely way to incorporate the meaning of Memorial Day into your wedding day, as well as creating a photo showcase of all family and friends who have served and/or are serving. One wedding asked all guests who were past or current service members to please stand and receive a round of applause for their service. Other ideas may take a bit more planning, but are definitely worth it:
Give your cake an American theme:
I am so awestruck by these cakes. Imagine the cake below as your centerpiece –
Memorial day Cake
Or your guests awe and surprise when their cake slice comes to them looking like this!
Memorial Day Cake 2
If this is a bit more elaborate than you were thinking for a cake, consider a simple cake topped by this adorable topper: (made by etsy of course, so you can create one with the theme that works for you!)
Mem cake topper
Another simple touch is lining your aisle with American Flags.  You can use the yard flags that press easily into the ground, or make them chair decor (if you prefer a fuller look, fill the bucket with some white or blue hydrangea, or red carnations:
American flag

You can always incorporate some red, white and blue into your bridal party as well. Put your gentlemen in blue suits with a red rose boutonniere, and pair it with your bridesmaids in an ensemble like this:
Mem wedding party
Table decor is a place to incorporate the theme as well; red, white and blue will look patriotic and still elegant:
Mem wedding table
However you choose to incorporate the theme, enjoy and have fun!  God Bless The USA!!

Peddlers Village Wedding || Chrissy + Jay || Buck County Photographer

LOVE these TWO!! Christine and Jay are the sweetest couple and we had a blast capturing their Awesome Peddlers Village wedding with their reception at the Cock n Bull. you may remember them from their Awesome New hope engagement  session. (New Hope engagement)

We started the day with them getting ready at different room at the Golden Plough Inn. Chrissy looked amazing in her wedding dress from Ashley’s Bridal and thanks to Laura Sample she did a great job with hair and makeup for all the girls. and loved their dresses from Coronet Bridal Salon.  Jay looked pretty awesome too and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful PERFECT Spring day!!

We had a perfect amount of time do do their first see- highly encourage this for all our non church weddings- and get some Gorgeous photos of them and added some fun with the bridal party. Everything ran so smoothly- just the way we like it!!

The ceremony was short (very short- lol) and sweet and then it was time to party. the Staff at the Cock n Bull were wonderful to work with and all their flowers from The Pod Shop in New Hope were also beautiful. The crowd had an AWESOME time in the BG Booth– thanks to Annie for having a great time capturing everyone (and being our awesome possum 2nd shooter). and others danced the ight away thanks to the sounds of Marc Fisher Entertainment. their cake came from Cramer Bakery and the guys suits from Express!

We KNOW these two are having a blast at Disney and Universal for their honeymoon-so jealous- we want to check out the new additions to Harry Potter World! We wish you years of love and happiness!

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!!


  • May 23, 2015 - 10:48 am

    Lori Kalanty - These all look amazing, but my favorite is the wide angle landscape shot!

  • May 23, 2015 - 1:41 pm

    Stephanie Smith - All of the pictures are gorgeous, but my favorite is the one where they are walking down the isle looking at each other and holding hands.

  • May 23, 2015 - 2:02 pm

    Stephanie Smith - All of the pictures are gorgeous, but my favorite is the one where they are walking down the isle looking at each other and holding hands. It is my favorite because they just became husband and wife and the happiness radiates from them and they look like they are about to kiss. I think that photo captures a really special moment.

  • May 23, 2015 - 6:42 pm

    Donna Turner - So Beautiful!! Thank You Cathie & Al!!

 A bundle of sweetness || Newborn Photography ||Meet Ava || BG Productions

We Love Jamie and TJ. They have been part of the BG family for years now!! We did their engagement/ love story, wedding also featured here, first maternity session, Kai’s newborn session, their 2nd maternity session, and now Ava’s newborn photos. and what a doll she is!! She slept the whole time, except the 2 seconds she opened her eyes, and a couple times to fuss. When Kai came home he couldn’t wait to show me what a great big brother he is. Kisses, and hugs and even hanging out with her on his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle couch and they all just joined in on the floor!! Gotta LOVE that!! We honestly feel so honored to capture our growing BG families.  and we just are so blessed to capture them exactly as who they are. Thats why we love doing lifestyle photography!

We cant wait to continue capturing this family as they grow together!

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!!


  • May 22, 2015 - 12:43 pm

    Gabrielle - Voting for photo 010! What a happy family, and I love that Kai is looking right at the camera. :)

Desmond Wedding || Jodee + John ||Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

What a super sweet wedding captured by our Kick Ass Associate Team of Brian, Jen, and Matt! Al and Brian went to school with Kelsey (John) at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. We were super excited to hear they got engaged but were bummed that Al and I were already booked! But the couple was in Great hands with their BG team that day. Jen says Jodee was such a sweet bride and Jodee loved Jen!!

I love seeing how beautiful their day was and to watch it all unfold.  Their ceremony and reception were at The Desmond and they did a first see and picture taking at an awesome park down the street. Everyone looked like they had fun the whole day and Jodee has the Greatest smile!! and I love the Lego people for the card table and their cake (Cake by The Masters Baker )! How Fun!! It’s always cool to incorporate things that reflect who you are! and they danced the night away to the sounds of DJ Mike Poole.

We are so happy for Kelsey and Jodee and know they will have years of love, fun, and lots of smiles!

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!!




  • May 20, 2015 - 1:02 pm

    Gabrielle - As much as I want to vote for the bride licking the cake knife (his face is priceless), I’m going to go with the kiss shot right after the first look. Really pretty picture, awesome background, and the colorful bouquet gives it a great pop.

    Also, props to the hair stylist – the bride’s updo is AWESOME!

  • May 22, 2015 - 8:11 pm

    Kathleen Phillips - My favorite is when Jodee is leaning against the house staring straight into the camera. 2nd favorite is father/daughter dance (the young lady far left in the picture in the black dress is my daughter Gabi (jodee’s cousin) All the pictures are beautiful.

  • May 24, 2015 - 11:48 pm

    Paula - The photographers did an excellent job. I can’t wait to see the rest. But right now my favorite is the black & white with Jodee kneeling.

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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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