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Meet BG 2017-09-15T03:05:24+00:00

Who is BG Productions? We are a little bit of rock-n-roll mixed in with old school hip hop with a dose of 80’s music thrown in! We are huge fans of Steampunk, Doctor Who, Marvel, DC comics, rescuing animals and anything fun and funky!

We are a team of photographers and videographers who have a passion for what we do. We’re are down-to-earth, energetic, wedding professionals! Your wedding should be everything you’ve dreamed of and BG Productions strives to make it all possible. And we go above and beyond to help achieve this goal (see for yourself by reading some reviews). We’re a team of carefully chosen professional photographers and videographers who are trained with the ability to make your photos and videos the highest quality. Every one of us has a positive attitude and a strong commitment to give you artistic imagery that captures your love and your style. We aren’t into stiff, posed photos. Instead we’re going to let your love and personalities shine though and have fun doing it!

You’re not just hiring a photo and video team for your wedding day; we think building real and lasting relationships is so important. When you hire us, you are becoming part of the BG Family. We host themed client parties, brunches in our home, game nights and dinners that all our BG Family are invited to. Getting in touch with us means making new best friends for life. And we’re really excited to meet you!

We strongly believe in green practices and being socially responsible. You can read more about our green practices below. We often donate our services, donating money to charities in need and we’re activists who stand up for what is right. And we do not discriminate against any couple wishing to be married. Love is a basic human right! Marriage equality is extremely important to us and we want to help make anyone’s wedding day so special.

OUR VALUABLE TEAM MEMBERS

Cathie Berry-Green
Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

She came from a dark room developing images from film to editing in lightroom from her macbook pro. Cathie is a creative, energetic, professional and very organized, which is exactly the person you want taking your photos on your big day. Her style and enthusiasm is matched by her technique and artistic eye for composition.Don’t be surprised if you see her laying on the ground or stopping traffic to get that perfect shot!“I Love capturing peoples’ emotions and special moments of their lives. I want someone to look at one of my photographs and live that memory over and over again!

Al Green
Philadelphia Wedding Videographer

With an associates degree in Video Production and a Bachelors in Digital Film Making, Allen has taken his arsenal of skills and love as a video producer and documentary filmmaker and developed a style that is unique in the wedding industry. He is a storyteller with an with an exquisite eye for details that creatively edits all your memories to capture the uniqueness of your wedding day!“Your day goes by so fast that you miss more than you realize. I love filming those moments you will remember

Jen Cleary
Lead Associate Shooter

To Jen, this isn’t about your special day. Your whole life is special, and she’ll make sure your photos show it. She’s shot Nigerian, Korean, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, Shinto, Jewish, Wiccan, Pagan, queer, multi-racial, courthouse, and tiny weddings. Need someone for your Indonesian/Ecuadorian/Presbyterian/Catholic ceremony? Too bad, she already did that. Actually, that one was pretty fun – she’d do it again in a heartbeat.And because she knows you only want the good stuff, she’ll have you know she’s a twice-over Emmy award winning television news editor, her photography hangs in the California Heritage Museum, and her wedding shots have been published on “Green Bride Guide”, “Offbeat Bride” and “So You’re EnGAYged.”When Jen’s not documenting your life, she obsessively trolls the food network. Did you seriously just add cumin? You blew it, “chef.” You blew it.Her recently play list is a mix of Talib Kweli, Bjork, Explosions in the Sky, The Talking Heads, Jay-Z, and Dirty Projectors. And Arcade Fire, Common, Elvis Costello, and Erykah Badu. Plus Blondie. And The RH Factor. And also Man Man. Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Brian Davidson
Lead Associate Videographer

Growing up I always enjoyed capturing video on my dads old VCR camcorder. Soon making home videos became my thing. It wasn’t until I started to learn how to edit that I really got involved with the production aspect of both shooting and editing. I really enjoy piecing all the events of the day into a story. To create and capture a moment and turn it into more that just a moment became addicting.In my personal time I like to cook and I am always looking to improve my skills. I used to be a very picky eater so I am making it my goal to try and cook all different types of foods. I have also become OBSESSED with chicken parm and do plan to chicken parm my way around the states and try it at every place possible!!!!!While I don’t spend too much time watching TV, when I do you can bet it is something from the History Channel or some kind of cool astronomy show!!But my FAVORITE thing to do…. I LOVE TO CRUISE !!!! I am making it a goal to attempt to sail on every boat possible and to every island possible. I don’t know what it is about the open sea but it is absolutely a place where I find myself so happy to be.

Matt Hurst
Associate Photographer

Shooting weddings since his early twenties, Matt brings ten years of experience to the table. His work has been featured on the Huffington Post, the Atlantic Citylab, and the Urban Outfitters Blog amongst others.For his personal work, he prefers to use medium and large format film cameras and will often utilize them a bit during wedding shoots as well. Many of his personal projects center around exploring forgotten roads in the backcountry of Pennsylvania and discovering incredible abandoned structures.In his spare time, Matt enjoys cooking and experiencing the fantastic food scene that Philly has to offer. He cooks a mean chili and has the trophy to prove it! Matt is also in the midst of building a tiny cabin – prefabricating it in sections in a South Philadelphia basement.

Melanie Weitzenkorn
Office and Photographer

We now have a new part-time a week BG Team member who is taking on some of our main Office Management. Melanie was born and raised in a small New England town and always had an interest and passion for everything creative. In 2010, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Her training was heavily influenced by film and her favorite place throughout college was inside a darkroom. She is proud to have exhibited her photography in galleries nationally and internationally and have had her fine art work published in Photographer’s Forum 2010 Best of College Photography book and “Home…Is Where the Camera Is”(2009). Melanie now resides in suburban Philadelphia with her husband, son and two cats. While raising her son full time she continues to pursues her love for photography and shoots as much as possible.

James Graves
Photographer

At eleven years old I was given my first camera, a Polaroid iZone. Fifteen years later I still have it, along with half a dozen other Polaroids, five digital SLRs and another five film cameras. Whether I’m capturing a wedding or developing film, I love photography for its ability to unleash my creative side while mastering a technical process. Photography is time travel, it’s that new acquaintance I made when I asked a stranger for their portrait, it’s the extended family of friends and clients who have shared some of their most intimate moments with me and it’s all the amazing places I’ve been with a camera in hand. Whether I’m riding my bike through the streets of Philly, hiking up the side of a mountain in Maine or just editing to some good tunes, there’s never a camera too far away.

WE ARE GREEN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Our photography and videography company is based out of our home which is as green as possible. We do organic gardening for veggies and herbs and have a compost bin that we use to dispose of all waste including materials for our business that can be composted. We recycle everything and buy as much in 100 post consumer waste/recycled materials as possible. A lot of our equipment is purchased used (don’t worry, it is still top quality!) Personally, we had a green wedding and I have been a hard core environmentalist for over 25 years, including working with Earth First!, Green Peace, and the Ruckus Society. Here are a few ways we run our business in a green fashion:

  • energy saving lightbulbs and unplug everything we can when not in use
  • use of recycled, post consumer paper products, as well as eco friendly cleaning supplies
  • use of rechargeable batteries only
  • digital online proofing and ordering and use an environmentally friendly printing company
  • we reuse packaging material to send your products whenever possible
  • we try to use ground shipping as much as possible and watch our carbon foot print
  • offering products only from companies we believe in and feel have strong environmental polices for albums and all products

COME FOLLOW BG PRODUCTIONS…

3128 N 35th St, Philadelphia, PA 19132

Phone: (215) 435-1418
Email: cathie@bgproonline.com
Web: www.bgproonline.com