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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.

Flat World Presents New Travel Blog

Our Philadelphia-based photo and video productions company is so pleased to announce the release of our new Travel Blog! All year long, we are super busy shooting photographs and creating video work for events, commercial purposes and weddings. But traveling is our all time favorite thing to do. We also love our jobs. So whenever we travel, we are taking tons of photos along the way and video highlighting our trips. After talking about it for a long time and wanting it to happen, we have finally created a travel blog to share our trips with the world. Not only that, but friends are welcome to share their own travel experiences on our blog as well! One of our most recent trips: taking heed to "Go West" photos are featured on the new travel blog we're showing you our video as well because the National Parks Turns 100 years old this year! Happy birthday National Parks, we are so happy we could celebrate your 100th year with you! National Parks Turns 100

This is a blog you will really want to add to your bookmarks and check back on it regularly to see some really cool blog posts about travel all over the world:

http://travel.flatworldonline.com

On August 25, 2016 the national parks service turned 100. So we rented an RV to explore and document Americas beauty



Photos are their own special way to show an experience of travel. But video is its own masterpiece and can show a new place in real time. A combination of the two will make you feel like you are really there even if you have never been before.

Since our trip west was our most recent road trip, we will be highlighting that blog post today. This video shows some of the amazing places we visited and a glimpse of the wildlife in their natural habitats. We got pretty close to black bears, snakes and buffalo just to name a few. For the less-daring you can happily sit in the comfort of your own home but get up close and personal with these creatures when you watch our video. It's also a bit of a behind the scene peek at how we work. You will see Flat World's very own Cathie getting those awesome shots.

Some of the breath-taking locations we visited are The National Grasslands, The Badlands National Park, Scenic South Dakota, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Monument, Mount Rushmore, Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. When visiting the parks remember to be aware of the wild life.

Here are a few of the beautiful photos from this trip. There are tons of photos that exist out there of these same locations. But we can guarantee you won't see any photos anywhere else just like these. Because our vision and style make for unique images that just can't be replicated. See more of the photos and read all about the trip here and you will even see a link to purchase photos you love!

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WedAward Contest Winner

International Wedding Photography Award 2016

Wedaward Contest Winner International Wedding Photography Award

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We are so happy to announce that BG Production's very own Cathie Berrey-Green (We're all friends here, you all know her as Cat, Cathie or the cool photo goddess with the pink hair who is so fun to have your photo taken by) is a Wedaward contest winner!! The Wedawards in an International wedding photography award. And Cathie's and BG Productions photograph is included in the list of winners for their 12 collection. See the whole collection here where Cathie's image is shown alongside other amazing photographers from around the globe. The winning photograph is this one of Jess and Shawn at their gorgeous Rose Bank Winery wedding in Newtown, PA. See more of their beautiful wedding by BG Productions here.

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Jess and Shawn share a kiss- vintage style! They were married in a vineyard outside of Philadelphia this Summer and have a love of all things vintage.

Let's give Jess and Shawn some credit too for being a part of the BG family and being so awesome on their wedding day. I mean, Wow! Talk about the most perfect weather and location for an outdoor wedding. We captured some amazing Rose Bank Winery wedding photos of Jess and Shawn on June 24 of this year!!! Their go with the flow attitude and Absolute Love for each other made for some pretty great photos and video. Add in a fun and easy to work with wedding party, and TONS of amazing emotional moments through out the day and we have a Perfect wedding to capture! Their ceremony was so personal. Truly spoken from the heart, they both said so many sweet things! And that blue sky with fluffy white clouds above the grape vines is the Perfect ceremony backdrop.

A Beautiful Fonthill Castle Wedding - A Historic Doylestown Venue

We loved capturing this beautiful Fonthill Castle wedding. Fonthill Castle is a historic Doylestown venue and it is absolutely gorgeous. Despite temperatures being in the high 90's (yet again!) there was plenty of shade and a great breeze. There are so many fantastic locations to take photos here. The ceremony got moved to the tree growth due to the direct send light and heat, and we did not mind one bit! You could not have asked for a more beautiful location for the wedding ceremony.

Colleen and Matt were married on September 10th (Congratulations!). Colleen is a nurse with one of our great friends Vickie. You may remember Vickie and Tim's super cute Mount Gretna wedding. We knew Colleen and Matt are going to look amazing and that we would capture some beautiful wedding photos they will cherish forever. If you don't remember their engagement session can see it here.

The bridesmaids looked fantastic and their flowing gowns. The pink dresses really popped with all the green around him. And Colleen had one of the most spectacular wedding dresses we have seen to date. The beading along the back was actually magnificent. It gave it such an elegant look that was perfect for a castle wedding.

After getting ready at the castle, the couple had their first see followed by lots of amazing photos of just the two of them before meeting up with your wedding party. Everyone was super chill and great to work with. Everybody looks fantastic and was so darn nice. Their ceremony was beautiful and filled with all the tender moments you hope to see. But I think when Matt dropped the ring before placing it on Colleens finger will definitely be a moment the two of them will remember and cherish forever. The dance floor was definitely happening all night thanks to the great job Synergetic Sounds always does. We love working with Justin and Vlad. And I'm sure the guests enjoyed the food truck with sliders and nachos at the end of the reception.

Thank you so much for choosing us to capture this fantastic wedding!! Help colleen and Matt win a free 8 x 10 photo by leaving a comment here on the blog saying your favorite photo and why. If they get at least 10 comments, the most popular photo will be theirs!!

Awesome Possum Vendor Team

Location - Fonthill Castle
 
Caterer - Memoriable Affairs
 
DJ - Synergetic Sounds and Lighting
 
Officiant - Journeys of the Heart
 
Hair and Makeup - Deneen Jensen and Associates  
 
Dress and Bridesmaids dresses - L & H Bridal
 
Wedding invitations - Wedding Paper Diva
 
Florals - Weddings by Pat
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As a Philadelphia wedding photographer, I photograph a lot of cool items. I am big into photographing details. I always love seeing the various gifts a couple gives to those in their wedidng party (if they have one and if gifts were given). While this may be considered a typical "Groomsmen" gift- they are perfect for everyone!! We have a lot of mixed gender wedding parties and a gift like this is Great for everyone!! Groomsmen Gifts Even though I personally am not a drinker- Al Loves his whiskey!! So of course I had to get him one and its even monogrammed!! You can put up to 3 letters on it so having it say Al (and not his full name Allen) was Perfect. This particular flask is called the Prohibition Classic Flask. I love the  This vintage  look of this flask and the attached swing top that can easily be removed if desired.  It is also compact enough to fit in a pocket and holds 8.5 ounces. Groomsmen Gifts Al Loved getting this as a present and it is proudly displayed on our bar! For more great gift ideas check out Groovy Groomsmen Gifts

BG Productions Celebrates it's 7th Annual Client Appreciation Party

I know I have said it before -but we Really do have the best wedding clients!!  BG Productions Photography and Videography has been blessed to have so many wonderful couples whose wedding imagery we captured and so often continue capturing them as their family grows. I can't believe it is our Seventh Annual Client Appreciation Party already. People always ask us how to have the Best wedding clients, how to attract the type of clients they want to work with. I mentor a few photographers and this is almost always what we talk about.  I always tell them we are just blessed and so thankful. We really do believe it's because our number one priority is building relationships with our clients. We honestly care about them and want to get to know them. I think being genuine with people is where it all begins. Nutmeg Cake Design   At one point during the client party yesterday I looked around and I wondered how we put into words what makes us different than most other wedding photographer and videographers in our area. there are so many other great photogs out there but we feel we are pretty different than most.  And as I walked through our house and then into our back deck and yard i looked around at all the different folks who came out yesterday I realized that what sets us apart is we honestly treat everybody love what we do and treat everyone like family. And I know that's not what everybody is looking for in a  photographer or  videographer and that's okay. There's someone out there for everyone. 14292481_10208729971699984_7744287843240249343_n Al and I often talk about how we market what makes us unique and WHY should someone want to hire us. We were talking about it at the end of the night last night and we realized there just aren't words for it. We struggle with how to "bottle it up and sell it".  And it hits us- we AREN'T TRYING to sell anything!  It really is just who we are. We open our home every year to past and present clients. We eat, hang out, watch the past years wedding teasers, play with kids and carry around babies!! It's always so great to see everyone. But for so many we are lucky enough to see quite often. We have lots of different gatherings and our house because we believe having a sense of community is important. And so often many of the people who are at our gatherings are  folks who we know because we captured their wedding day. And we think that's just Awesome!! And I said this before too but it's really cool to see our clients talking with each other. Some have been to almost every party so they get to really know each other. We didn't have the same turnout as we usually do as there seemed to be a plethora of kids parties also scheduled yesterday. But unfortunately it was the only Sunday we had available. It was great to see everybody who did make it out. And I think it was even cooler for those who came on their own because their spouse either had to work or was sick. And a special shout out to Lauren, Allyson and Suzen who even carted babies and small children along with them on their own. Not saying that moms don't go places with their kids without their husbands all the time. But there was just something special about seeing folks make the effort to come over here without the other. And a special shout out to Chris too- he even came on his own not knowing for sure is his beautiful wife was going to be able to join him. Which I'm very glad that we got to see her too!! Another incredible thing that makes our clients the best wedding clients ever is it's a always seem to support causes we believe in. This year we wanted to make the party something special and donate to the fantastic rescue organization, Diamond in the Ruff. We asked folks to bring some much needed donated items with them to the party. And I can't believe how much stuff we collected. We are so appreciative. Even beyond that many folks who couldn't make it to the party sent in monetary donation to the organization. To the point that someone even asked yesterday if something Diamonds had done had gone viral because they were getting so many donations!! And were told "Nope- that's just the awesome BG Clients!" I mean Really! That is just beyond our expectations. best wedding clients So how you ask do you get the best wedding clients?
  1. be genuine
  2. Build relationships not client databases
  3. Open your heart and in our case we open our home
I didn't get out my camera but I did take a few phone photos (not even edited!!). I'm sorry I wasn't able to capture everyone and everything. I was too busy enjoying everyone's company. Thank you again BG Family for being so awesome. Hope to see everyone next year and certainly before that!! Also thanks to Winter LaMon for another amazing rice crispy treat cake. This year's flavors were birthday cake, tutti-frutti, maple bourbon, we always have to have tutti-frutti and maple bourbon as they are our  favorites and We always get a surprise flavor every year. This year's birthday cake was definitely a huge hit. Clients always appreciate the hot dog cart from The Gourmet Vendor. Hot dogs, soft pretzels, and lots of different ice cream's. I don't eat hot dogs but everybody else loves them and It's a great way to free yourself up having to cook or grill the entire party. Al picked the chicken out from his new favorite local spot Foghorn and those amazing and delicious hand painted animal cookies are from Nutmeg Cake Design were to die for!! They're so cute I didn't even want to bite into it. But I'm glad I did because it tastes so good LOL!! best wedding clients best wedding clientsbest wedding clients best wedding clients best wedding clientsbest wedding clientsGourmet Vendor  
  • September 12, 2016 - 10:08 pm

    Alyssa Bleakney - Thank you thank you thank you!!! You and Al are the most amazing people!!!

  • September 19, 2016 - 9:05 am

    Lauren Hallenbeck - This was the best! Thank you again for hosting such a fun time! Next year I’ll have to make it in time to meet even more folks!

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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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