Welcome to our 2016 Year in Review! BG Productions has done so much this year and we would like to revisit some of our favorite blog posts throughout the year. We just love each and every one of our clients so let’s celebrate all of you again. AND if you haven’t noticed, we have a brand new website and we are so proud of it. Please make sure to poke around in all the pages and galleries to read more about us and to see our photos and videos that showcase our style perfectly.
Let us know what your favorite blog post is and what you think of our new site here in the comments section below. We want to know your thoughts!
Engagements and Weddings
For anyone who knows us, you know we are total geeks! So we love when our clients are into the same cool stuff we are like super heroes, comics and Dr. Who just to name a few. Aja and Brian did their engagement photos at Longwood Gardens. We knew we would be instant friends when they told us all about the plans for their Dr. Who themed wedding! And then they were married in July at The Curtis Center in Philadelphia and we did lots of fun photos around the Historic District. See all their wedding photos here.
Jodi and Alex’s wedding was held in New Jersey at Jodi’s parents home. The reception was a tented affair put together by Cescaphe Event Group. But this wasn’t an ordinary tent wedding! It was Stunning. All draped in reds, burgundies, purple with chandeliers, candles and flowers everywhere! See all their photos here from this beautiful wedding!
Our year just wouldn’t be as exciting without a wedding in a blizzard in Philadelphia! Blizzard Jonas who rolled through the Northeast in January made Daniel and Garry’s wedding a special one to remember. Not all of their guest list could make it because of the weather but neither that or the weather got their spirits down. And it made for some awesomely unique photos too!
We were able to get out of center city for Jennifer and Ryan’s engagement session at Rolling Hill Park. Another snowy one and how fun! They brought along their rescue dog Sammy who joined them in some of the photos. They were married in at Pomme in Randor, PA. Their wedding was totally opposite from their engagement session as it was so so hot that day! Everything was perfect at their wedding down to the rustic decorations made by Ryan and his father. It’s such a pleasure to work with Peachtree and Ward and their team on weddings there. See their wedding photos here!
Nick and Brad celebrated their wedding at JG Domestic and it was STUNNING. They are total rock stars and their day was perfect. There ceremony was so sweet and their love for each other, so obvious. And the love and support from their family and friends was such a beautiful sight to capture. The entire reception was nothing but laughs, fun, and dancing thanks to the spinning of DJ Jamie Grimble. And oh yeah Federal Donuts and awesome macaroons. This one photos just will not do, go see the rest of their photos here.
If you have never been to an Orthodox Jewish wedding you are are missing one heckuva party. Just take a look at the awesome wedding day Tali and Aryeh had! There were so many special moments and lots of energy throughout the entire day. We need a full photo and video team to capture everything that happened between all of the traditions and dancing and love!
For Alyssa and Mike’s wedding we had gorgeous weather in April despite having snow the weekend before! This Horticultural Center wedding and then a fun Tendenza reception to follow was one for the books for sure. We had excellent timing with all the blooming cherry blossoms that made for beautifully pink filled portraits with the bride and groom. The cherry blossoms are the best in the city!!! We could have shot their all day! The light was just so perfect!
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. 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! Since then we have really gotten to know Jacqueline and Mike. They have come to parties of ours, came to a small dinner party and we all went out for some yummy pizza. So by the time their big day came around, we felt like we knew them pretty well. They were married on September 24th at the Cape May Convention Hall. See those photos here.
We are so honored to have captured Alyssa and Sage’s Philly wedding Photography and Videography in May. We absolutely love this couple. We have grown to know them so well over the last year. From their Temple Ambler engagement session, to just hanging out and having dinner, all the way to the BIG day at their Maggio’s reception. I think we were as excited as they were! It was so cool to be able to do some wedding photos at the same place we did their engagement shoot. And their Maggio’s reception in South Hampton, PA was a blast!
We did a too-fun engagement session with Stephanie and Mike just walking around the streets of Philadelphia. Sometimes these are my favorite types of shoot – when you can all just hang out, walk around and see what kind of cool stuff you come across and get to know each other. We went from their neighborhood of Fairmount Park all the way to the Philadelphia Art Museum. We cant wait till their April 2017 wedding at Normandy Farms!
Brittany and Matt’s Cairnwood Estate Wedding this May was pretty much to die for. A STUNNING Inbal Dror dress, an emotional first see between soon to be husband and wife, romantic ceremony and super fun reception. And we were even able to sneak away for some relaxing night portraits. It’s so obvious how in love they are by just being around them and it’s so clear in their photos.
Erica and Shannon had their engagement session and wedding at the Historic Acres of Hershey, a historic farmhouse located in Elizabethtown Pennsylvania. It was great to be able to do a venue walk-through as well get some great photos in preparation for the Big day! What a great place, so many great photo spots. They had us rolling with laughter the whole time during their shoot. We wanted them to just be themselves and put their minds at ease that you would totally see their personalities through the photos. And they look adorable together.
Reason Number one love our couples: They never let rain get them down on their wedding day. And this beautiful Stoltzfus Homestead Wedding starring Kirstyn and Jackie was no exception. BG Productions was thrilled to capture this crazy fun couple in both photos and video. Kirstyn and Jackie were total Rock Stars and didn’t let a little (well okay a lot ) of rain get them down!! This same-sex couple had the wedding of their dreams at Stoltzfus Homestead and Garden.
We met us with Emily and Zach for another awesome Philadelphia engagement session where you walk around and see what you find. We spent time venturing around Old City for the afternoon with them. And ok how cute is she in her polka dot dress? know their May wedding at Union Trust is going to be beautiful and fun!
These two look like they walked off to a movie set. Lauren and Mike looked Amazing for their Philadelphia Tendenza wedding. I mean she is just stunning. And I can’t get over how cool Mike’s custom tux was. Talk about styling out. WOW!! Yes they certainly had the WOW factor. Mike really couldn’t stop smiling at Lauren all day. This couple didn’t need any posing instructions from us. Basically we just sat back and captured their love and fun.
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!!! The Rose Bank Winery is an Awesome place for wedding photos! I mean they have goats – how could it not be awesome?! Their ceremony was so personal. They spoke from the heart and said so many sweet things! Of course we loved the Star Wars and Doctor Who references!! And that blue sky with fluffy white clouds above the grape vines was the Perfect ceremony backdrop.
We Loved capturing Jesse and Nicole’s Awesomely sweet, laid back Same Sex Beach Haven NJ Wedding! This one was extra special because this is the 3rd shoot we have had with Jesse and Nicole. We first captured their Philly engagement session as well as photos in Central Park after their NY ceremony. They are such a great couple and its always fun to capture folks multiple times. And this wedding was Perfect!
One of the sweetest BG couples got married on June 25 and it was so fun catching their Talamore Country Club Wedding Photos. Courtney and Sean are so sweet and adorable. We were so thrilled that their day was so beautiful out and we were able to capture so much of their love. We knew we were going to have fun with them because we had such a great time seeing their engagement session. You can view that here.
We love capturing weddings at private residences! And what a Beautiful Bucks County Wedding Ana and Adam had. Everything about this wedding was stunning and super fun as well! We were thrilled to be referred by Elegant Events to photograph such a unique wedding filled with lots of cool details. The wedding was held at the groom’s parents house in Bucks County, and was beautifully captured by our fantastic Lead Associate Shooters Jen and Matt.
What an Awesome day it was with Ashley and Ricky for their Knowlton Mansion Wedding! Despite it being the hottest day of the year we had an amazing time with them. They didn’t let a little (ok a LOT) of heat get them down on their wedding day. I mean not even 1 complaint!! That’s because they are true Rockstars!! We found some gorgeous shaded light and even played with their Star Wars masks. And I love Knowlton Mansion Weddings because it is such a pretty place to have a wedding.
We had an incredible Cira Green Philly Engagement Session with Abby and Andrew. We were super psyched when Abigail and Andrew booked BG Productions Photography and Videography to capture their amazing wedding coming up this September at Union Trust. Fun fact: they are the first deaf couple we have the pleasure of worked with. And we loved photographing their Union Trust Wedding. We were not sure if there was going to be any difficulty communicating with Abby and Andrew and their wedding party due to the fact that they and most of their wedding party are deaf (as well as a good portion of the guests). But after we had shot their engagement session we knew it would not be a problem at all. In actuality we found the day to be peaceful and everybody cooperated so well. The wedding party was so easy to work with. And everyone definitely had a lot of fun! We think there’s so many different ways that you can communicate and so it’s not always about your voice, words or the language.
We have nicknamed Tiffany and Lori’s engagement session our Philadelphia Love session. We first met this beautiful couple while providing wedding photography and wedding videography for their friends Val and Amy’s wedding. There was an instant connection with them and have bonded over Facebook, rescuing dogs, and they even came to one of our parties. And we were so thrilled when they contacted us to do their own love session. Now they are officially part of the BG family!!
We were so thrilled to capture Deonta and Paul’s beautiful Mansion at Valley Country Club Wedding in Maryland with both photography and videography services. They were a bit far away to meet before the wedding but that didn’t even matter. Like with all of our couples, it was like we had all known each other for years. They had such a sweet ceremony and a REALLY FUN reception. Deonta was Stunning!!! And Paul couldn’t take his eyes off of her (I don’t blame him). They looked like royalty and we loved him in a classic white tux! Their bridal party was large but everyone was so easy to work with. And they totally Rocked the dance floor all night!
Lauren and Rick are just the type of couple we love to work with- FUN, super easy going and they have lots of awesome tattoos. They got married at Springton Manor Farm in October and so we also did their engagement photos there too. That gave us a chance to check the place out, it had been awhile since we had been there. Most of the day we just captured them in a photo journalistic style while they played with the sheep and goats and had some romantic moments in between! Lauren and Rick worked with The Styled Bride to help make their Springton Manor Farm wedding visions come to life. J Scott Catering along with Sullivan & Owen did a fantastic job. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous. And thanks to Soul Patch, the guest enjoyed the wonderful band. Definitely one of the highlights was the cute Photo Booth by Insta Shack.
Colleen and Matt were married on September 10th. We loved capturing this beautiful Fonthill Castle wedding! Fonthill Castle is a historic Doylestown venue and it is absolutely gorgeous. There are so many fantastic locations to take photos here. We knew Colleen and Matt are going to look amazing and that we would capture some beautiful wedding photos they will cherish forever.
Our BG Productions lead associate team, Jen and James, did a fantastic job photographing this Pearl S Buck House wedding. The Pearl S Buck House is such a fantastic place for wedding photography. There are so many great locations all around the property. It’s such a beautiful place for an outdoor ceremony. Jamie Hollander Catering & Events, along with Open Aire Affairs, did a fabulous job putting all the reception details together and I loved all the organic floral decorations from Allium Floral Design. Lauren and Frank danced the night away with their guest thanks for the sounds of G-Force.
We really enjoyed Maddyson and Jordan’s Philadelphia Engagement photography. They wanted to stop by a few of their favorite places in Center City. And then we ended with going to Cira Green to get a killer view of Philly. Their favorite restaurant in town is Giorgios on Pine (Al and I can’t wait to check it out) so that’s where we began. Then stopping at City Hall, Dilworth Plaza and a quick stop at the Wanamaker Building! It was a gorgeous day and we really enjoy hanging out with Maddyson and Jordan. They are just super sweet, chill and easy to talk to. We cant wait to capture their wedding next year.
September 30th was a dreary day outside for a Bay Head Yacht Club Wedding on Barnegat Bay in Bay Head, NJ. But inside the rental houses where Katerina and Greg were each getting ready, it was nothing but sunshine. My favorite moments of the day we certainly their first look. Even with all the rain we were able to get an outside feel by being at the bottom level of the Bay Head Yacht Club. Their love is so obvious. We are blessed we got to capture such an Awesome Day!
We Loved photographing and videoing Jess and Shea’s awesome World Cafe Live at the Queen Wedding. They are huge music lovers so this is the perfect venue for their wedding. And it is such a cool space. This is actually the second wedding we have shot there and we just love it. And we love Jesse and Shea. They are just so super sweet, laid-back and totally hilarious. We had a blast with them and their wedding party the whole time. You can just look at the pictures and see how fun they are.
What a gorgeous Hotel Monaco Wedding Lauren and Spencer had this past October. Everything about this day was Perfect. We had only met with Lauren and Spencer via google hangout. But we knew instantly that we all were the Perfect wedding photography and videography team for them. We just totally hit it off! They are super sweet. And we LOVE small wedding parties – they each just had their sibling. This made for such a chill, easy, fun time. And how gorgeous is Lauren! And OMG we just love Spencer’s look.
We loved photographing Jesy and Mike’s intimate backyard wedding.They were going to have their wedding at a small venue but decided instead to have it at their new home. Such a perfect place for this intimate wedding. Besides the couple there were only 8 people there. Talk about intimate!
Who doesn’t Love a Longwood Gardens Engagement session!! We always love it there, especially during the holidays. And since we got engaged there it holds a special place in our hearts. So when Nikki and Jim asked if we could do their engagement session there we were psyched!Nikki and Jim are just so cute together. We cant wait for their 2018 wedding at The Ballroom at the Ben.