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This was by far the best best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. We used Cat & Al for engagement and wedding photography, video of the wedding day, photo booth and I also did a boudoir shoot for my husband with Cat.
Their work is impeccable, they are incredibly professional and also some wonderful wonderful people. They are warm, inviting, energetic and invested in what they do. Our pictures came out amazing and I can't wait to see the video!
I'd also strongly recommend the photo booth if you are thinking of going that route. In my opinion, it was great to a have a photo booth that could accommodate large groups instead of those small carnival ones that take crappy pictures. My guests LOVED the photo booth and it was great to see everyone get silly.
If you are reading this review, it means that you are considering using Cat & Al to capture your big day and all I can say about that is...BOOK THEM NOW! Stop everything you are doing and contact them to make sure they are available for your date. Seriously, look no further...whether hours upon hours of wedding research or a fabulous twist of fate brought you to the BG Productions page, you had better get on your knees and thank your lucky stars/guardian angels/psychic friends/awesome Googling skills because you will NEVER again find a team quite like Cat & Al. If you were hoping to have outstanding, hard-working, professional, friendly, visionary and supportive vendors on your side, you are in the right place.
My husband found BG Productions online after my "dream" photographer quoted us with an outrageous price for photography and videography. This vendor was not helpful and offered us a "junior photographer" and about two hours of services for our budget along with a "not my problem" attitude. That is why BG will forever remain my knights in shining armor for treating us with respect and providing an insane level of personalized quality service. We booked an engagement session, photography, and videography with Cat & Al and let me tell you - there is no price you can put on feeling comfortable and confident with the people you have chosen to record the best day of your life.
Meeting Cat & Al during our e-session in NYC was like being with old friends. They put us at ease immediately and had us try things that really reflected our fun-loving personalities. Most importantly, the e-session confirmed what I had known all along...Cat & Al truly were "the ones" (swoon). On the day of our wedding, their knowledge and positive attitudes kept the entire wedding alive and on track. In fact, our second shooter, Colleen, quite literally saved the day when she bustled my dress!!! WHAT?! Yes, with the help of Cat and Colleen I was able to actually attend my reception rather than sit in a hotel room for the rest of the evening transforming into the bridezilla of my nightmares. I will never forget Cat saying, "Why didn't someone come and get us sooner?!" And I thought, I wish I would have but who knew a photographer could bustle! They are wedding superheroes...period. They are always on your side and will do anything necessary to provide you with what you deserve - the best.
Fast forward to a short time later and we have our photos, video teaser, and full Blu-ray video...we are over the moon IN LOVE with our wedding images. Seeing our family, friends, and each of our wedding details made the happiness and joy of that day come flooding back to our hearts. Now, how Al Green does not have shelves upon shelves of awards for the amazingly wonderful breathtaking marvelous work that he does is beyond me. Our wedding teaser and video was remarkable. We laughed. We cried. We had permanent smiles for WEEKS. I also can't tell you how much the little things really added up. The care package we received from them shortly before our wedding was such a lovely gesture and the time and thought they put into packaging their work is meticulous and catered to a couple's personality so perfectly. Do not expect service like theirs from every photographer because I can guarantee you will be let down.
I honestly can't say enough good things about these two incredible people except that I am grateful we found them and are so excited to work with them again.
I have said it a million times... BG Productions was THE BEST decision we made when it came to our wedding! From our very first sit down with BG we knew they would take care of us. I really tried to do as much as possible for our wedding to save money but the one thing I was adamant about was great pictures. I couldn't help but worry because it seemed like the only thing I really couldn't do myself, at all! BG knew exactly how I felt, which is why they took time to get to know us, asked us all the right questions, and most importantly made sure they knew exactly what we were looking for in our wedding photo's. I have never witnessed a team like BG work so well together. They compliment each other so well in their creativity and expertise. They are always sharing their thoughts as the shoot is going on to make sure they are both capturing the best shots. After our engagement shots were revealed, I knew we had nothing to worry about and they knew exactly what we wanted. From beginning to end they were amazing and the results were far above and beyond what we had imagined. We love BG Productions and so does our family! We recommend BG to anyone that is looking for THE PERFECT picture. We will definitely be life-long clients of theirs!!!!
We are so happy that we chose BG as our wedding photographers. From the first email, Cathie was so attentive and ready to answer any question that we had. She and Matt met us at our reception site about a month before our reception for a walk through. She developed a plan so that our whole day would run smoothly.
On the day of our wedding, their creativity and vision were evident. She even knew how to get the bride to relax! Her suggestion of the Horticulture Center for pictures after the ceremony was perfect! She knew all the right spots to visit to capture the perfect shots!
The sunset shots during the reception are totally amazing! We are so impressed with just our sneak peak. We can't wait until we get to see the rest!
BG productions was the best decision we made for our wedding. The company is a husband and wife and they treat you like you are their only client. They really listened to what we wanted and our style was clearly reflected in the pictures. The price is a little high, but it was worth every penny. I had no worries about the pictures and the video. I knew they had it all under control. And Cathie and Al are awesome people to hang out with too. Becoming one of their clients is like becoming part of their family (cheesy, I know, but it's true)! I would recommend BG Productions to anyone and everyone!
We just got our photos back, and I can honestly say that I could not be happier. The photos are GORGEOUS! Not only that, but Cathie really listened to the kind of aesthetic I wanted: candid, ethereal, whimsical. Also, the beginning of my wedding day was a bit stressful because of family stuff, but lucky for us, Al is the king of interpersonal relationships. My bridesmaids kept telling me afterwards how amazing he was at keeping the peace, always being positive, and just generally being a sweetheart! I would totally recommend BG.
From the moment we saw their website we knew we wanted them to capture our wedding. Then after meeting them we knew that we HAD to have them! Cat and Al compliment one another so well. They are laid back while still being on top of anything and everything. They are personable but also let your own personalities shine through your images, not theirs. They were always professional and exceeded our expectations many times over. We are in love with our images and can't wait to keep seeing them displayed in our home forever! Highly recommend this dynamic duo!
Al and Cathie aren't just amazing photographers, they are amazing people. Yes, their photos are drop-dead gorgeous, but they also made so many good suggestions about things to include (or not include) in the wedding and really contributed to the festive atmosphere. They really got us as a couple, and their photos really let our personalities (and those of our guests) shine through.
There are no words for how beautiful their photos are, but it was also their energy and dedication as people that made them a joy to work with.
When hiring a photographer remember that you've got to spend all day with these people, so you really want people who are not just competent, but also confidants. Al and Cathie were that for us.
My Husband and I have used BG Productions for our engagement photos, a family session, and our Wedding. We were just married on November 9th, 2013. From the first time I heard of BG Productions, to the time I saw their work, to the first time we met them, to every email I sent to them, and to our Wedding Day..they have been AMAZING!!! I searched for photographers for months trying to find the right one, my Husband thought I was crazy for putting so much though into who we wanted. But once we met Cathie and Al from BG, we both fell in love. They have awesome personalities and are extremely talented. Cathie and Al are the BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS we've ever met. No detail is missed and they work together so well always pointing out to the other little things. Booking BG Productions was the best wedding planning decision we made. Some vendors can be flakey and stress you out, BG never once made me stress. BG Productions are our lifetime photographers! Cathie and Al are such an amazing, fun, friendly, and talented power couple!
My husband Matt and I can't say enough about BG Productions and Cat and Al! From the moment we met them, they were like part of the family. They went above and beyond, sending us little notes and gifts and words of encouragement that our day would be perfect and constant reassurance that they would help us out with whatever we needed! They were so fun to work with and took the most artful and poignant pictures that fully captured our wedding day. Cat made sure to focus on all of the tiny and meaningful details of the day while keeping everyone organized and focused (not an easy task with our family and friends!) Al was available for whatever else we needed--getting our puppy to pose and look his best in all our pics, making sure to get the pictures of the groom/groomsmen getting ready while Cat was with the ladies, making sure wires and other "background" things weren't in the way in pictures and even disposing of a dead mouse we discovered (Superman Al!). They both joined in with our celebrating for dancing and fun. The very next day, we were able to relive our wedding through a "mini" album of over 100 pictures already edited and posted for our enjoyment. Is is obvious that Cat and Al love their job and they go above and beyond to make that passion come through in their work. Yay BG Productions! We love you guys! Love: Sarah, Matt and ARCHER (woof!)
We were so lucky to have Cathie and Al photograph/video our wedding. They are an AMAZING duo and extremely talented. Most of all, they are genuinely awesome people. They captured all of the important moments with ease, and the entire family/wedding party photo session was stress-free and extremely efficient. Our photos are beautiful.
More than any other vendor, BG Productions helped us nail down the timing of our entire day. On our first in-person meeting, they sat down with us and voluntarily helped us think through the schedule of events until we had everything worked out. We left that meeting incredibly excited, and also incredibly relieved to have finalized a task that had been causing us a huge headache.
As a couple who was planning a weird wedding (steampunk themed), it was fantastic to have a photography team who not only understood the theme, but loves steampunk. Cathie and Al came in costume, so they fit right in with everyone at the wedding.
We've had so many of our guests comment on how fantastic they were, and how much fun they were to have at the wedding. Would highly recommend BG Productions to anyone!
From the very first moment I met Cat, I knew BG productions would be a great fit for our wedding. Down to earth, funny, friendly, and overall great to be around. Throughout the entire process, she checked in with us frequently to make sure we were happy and comfortable with how things were going. When you're looking for an opinion, you get an open and honest one and yet always respectful and considerate. Your needs are always put first.
We decided halfway through our planning year that we wanted to add video and we are soooo happy we did. Al is simply wonderful! And Cat and Al truly make an amazing team together. We can't imagine one without the other.
The day of the wedding, they work hard to get the best job done but they know how to have a good time doing it. They go above and beyond. Cat even helped get me into my dress and help work on repairing my broken earrings! The work itself is gorgeous. They have great eyes. They know how to catch the best moments and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Lora who helped out that day was also great! She helped catch a number of beautiful moments and was a joy to work with as well.
Cat posted a picture of my dad and I before 24 hours had passed and an entire mini album within 2-3 days. So awesome seeing those moments while you're still riding high from the day's events.
Words can't do them justice (and certainly not the amount allowed in this review). I would recommend BG over and over and over again.
We met BG Productions while touring our venue at an open house. We fell in love with their unique vibe and awesome work. We immediately booked them before even booking our venue! Both my husband and I are in the wedding industry and have never seen such amazing work!
We booked them for not only our wedding but our engagement shoot, family shoot, Christmas photos, and a boudoir session.
We were blown away at their fast responses to emails and calls, lending ideas to make our vision come true and the fast turn around time to see our amazing photos and videos! There's not a day that goes by where someone doesn't our photos on social media and raves about how amazing the photos are!
Not only are they amazing at what they do but they truly have become a part of our family over the past year and a half. We feel such a bond with them like we have known them forever. They are so down to earth and personable and they make you feel like you have been friends forever.
I can't stress how awesome this team is. My dream was to have our wedding pictures taken on a carousel. We originally planned to have our wedding in Atlantic City and take pictures on the boardwalk. Being that my Grandmother is elderly and couldn't travel Cat and Al (BG Productions) went to the moon and back to make it possible for us to get our pictures on a carousel in center city Philadelphia once the park was closed down! I can't explain how amazing it was to have our photographer/videographer fulfill our wedding dreams! The sneak peak of our wedding photos were amazing in which they allowed us to see at least 20 edited pictures the following day, we can't imagine how amazing all of the hundreds of other photos look like!
If your looking for unique, fun, retro, modern, elegant, amazing wedding photos/video, look no further! BG productions is amazing at what they do and we were so honored to have them capture our day! Best money I have ever spent in my lifetime. We were so blessed to have them be a part of our day and more importantly our family! We love you guys so much!
Where do I even begin? My wedding planning process was anything but typical or easy. My mom was diagnosed with a rare cancer right as my husband and I were engaged and she insisted that we go forward with our plans. That made things extremely difficult and emotional for me, and I ended up doing everything on my own. I had no idea where to begin with anything and cried from stress frequently. Luckily my friend got married on NYE and BG productions did her photos and video. I absolutely fell in love with Cat and Al's enthusiasm, skills, and what seemed to be "undercover" photography. So my choice seemed obvious. We booked them shortly thereafter. I emailed Cat several times throughout the process and she always responded immediately and always with extremely helpful tips and advice. Because my husband and I live far away we didn't actually get to meet Cat and Al until 2 months before the wedding and all I can say is that I wish we could have done so sooner. I felt like they were are life long friends and they both eased my nerves in a way I cannot describe. After that meeting I actually felt like things were coming together. Then came wedding day. Well let me tell you Cat (and Al) saved me. They walked in the door as I was getting my hair and make up done which must have been fate because I started balling when I saw my hair. It was far from what I wanted. Cat came up to me and hugged me and encouraged me like she was my mother or sister. And Al told me how beautiful I looked after the hairstylist fixed my hair, which seems mundane but made me feel so secure. To top it all off, my mom loved them both. She and Cat hit it off talking about all the heirlooms and antiques at the house. My mom is still raving! We had such a great time laughing, crying, and dancing together with Cat and Al and I just wish we could hang out again!!! Maybe I will just do another photo shoot :) I cannot thank BG Productions enough and I highly recommend them!!
Cat and Al are amazing! We were so thank you to them for celebrating our special day with us. Not only are the photos absolutely beautiful, but their presence at the wedding made the day more enjoyable.The pair have a unique way of being there at all the right times to capture the most important moments with the candid shots. As we are certainly not models, they were able to direct us and make us feel comfortable being the center of attention. Throughout the entire process BG Production’s positivity and glowing personalities were always on display. The passion for their work is tangible.
From day one, when we met Cat and Al they made us feel at ease. It was like we were old friends. Meeting a couple that we had such similarities with and such a touching love story was refreshing. Throughout the pre-wedding process BG Productions were always available to answer any questions that we had and always responded within a few hours. Their reliability and professionalism was greatly appreciated.
The morning of the wedding, BG Productions were the first two people on site. Being early was on time for Cat and Al and we can’t tell you how much we appreciated that. As we knew we would get emotional, we asked for some of the photos of the two of us to be taken prior to the ceremony, which the two were more than willing to accommodate. It was amazing to see how BG Productions worked side by side and used the various items: the dress, shoes, bouquet, and rings. They always knew the perfect location for each shot to create an amazing look. When we had our “first look,” everyone was in position to capture that once in a lifetime moment. The feelings we had at that moment will never be forgotten and now we have the perfect photo and video to serve as a constant reminder of our love for one another. As we wanted to incorporate our dog, Cat and Al knew just how to get her attention – making a rambunctious dog look like a pro.
During the reception not only did they take wonderful candid shots but participated in the various games and activities we had which only further displayed their fun-loving spirits. Cat and Al not only concerned with their work, but always took the time to make sure we were enjoying our day. It is amazing to see how BG Productions fit perfectly into the atmosphere.
Since the wedding every conversation we have had with our guests has included multiple comments about how wonderful BG Productions was with numerous people asking for their contact information. Everyone was amazed at how talented BG was, as evidenced by the “sneak peak” that was provided. True to form Cat was right on top of it and our sneak peak was up in 24 hours…..AMAZING, who else would have done that? We can’t wait to see the others and are super excited to see Al’s talents on display in the video.
Cat and Al, are such great people. You have made a positive impact on our new life together. We will always consider them friends. As long as they are still in the business, we hope that BG Productions will always be willing to capture all of our special memories.
Some our fondest wedding memories will always include Cat and Al jumping in the photo booth, posing as super heroes with us, Al hula-hooping, Cat’s tears of joy.
Truly consider using BG Productions for your special day. It was the best decision we could have ever made.
Sarah and Sean
WOW!! what an AMAZING review!! We just LOVE you guys!!
Recommend, Recommend, Recommend. Cat, Colleen and Al are the best in what they do. Not only are they professional, creative and fun, they are sweet, caring and lovely. I found them through Off Beat Bride and right away I knew they were the ones! I contacted them and they got back to me right away. All the emails and communications have been super fast and easy to understand.
Cat has so much experience in everything, she provided insight on timelines, weather, and people. Al is super sweet, easy going and awesome with his videography. While Colleen holds it down, helping both and being the second shooter, providing different angles for the photography.
They helped with the planning, took control when I didn't want to and gave me hugs when I was feeling nervous. They really go above and beyond to make things happen, and keep the client happy.
They are super fast, I got my mini album and photo booth photos 3 days later and I am in love with all of them. I can't wait to see the full album and video! Book them already! You won't regret it!
We LOVEd this wedding. Working with you all along the way was such and incredible pleasure!!
I found out about BG Productions on The Knots website. They had great reviews and their prices were very affordable. We had met with one or two other photographers, they seemed nice. But when we met Al and Cat at our coffee shop, my now husband and I were blown away. They were just the nicest genuine people EVER! Their portfolios and videos were so amazing, we got both!
We met every so often to go over plans. Cat was very helpful and gave good advise. They sent us care packages with things to keep calm about a month or two before the wedding, just as all wedding problems came down on us. The day of the wedding, when I was feeling super anxious, they sent everyone out of the room and it was just the three of us. They made me feel so much better, and they got some amazing shots in!
My husband and I received our photos yesterday and they really captured every single moment that day. I honestly don't know how to choose my favorite, they are all fantastic! They were on the dance floor part of the party, taking photos. I am amazed at our dancing shots. We had over 200 guests and I am pretty sure they captured all of them doing the Hora.
I would absolutely recommend BG Productions to any one who needs a photographer. I want to thank Cat, Al, and Collen for making our day so memorable. We can't wait to see the video! Choosing BG Productions was one of the best decisions we ever made!
Thank you again for everything!
Daniella and Mark Wallace
Our vision was a fun, movie themed wedding, and we knew that Cathie and Al would be the perfect photographer and videographer to record our priceless memories. From our wedding bands on the Raisinets to our names on the marquee to our wedding party wearing 3-D glasses with popcorn, Cathie and Al spotlight our eventful wedding day exceptionally. We had such an amazing time, and, like most couples, our wedding went by so quickly. Whenever we want to relive our wedding, we look through our breath-taking photos, and watch our "hollywood" inspired video. Cathie and Al, not only capture our vision and our day perfectly, they have also given us the gift of these lifetime cherished memories.
If I could give Cat & Al 10 stars i would! They are the ultimate team, and were one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Originally we were just going to do photography, but after seeing Al's work we had to get video too. BEST DECISION EVER! We just got our video yesterday and watched it- it was incredible and brought us back to our wedding day! Cat captured our day perfectly, the pictures are amazing and there are so many to choose from! Not only is Cat awesome at photography but she could double as a wedding coordinator, she kept us organized the entire day with time and directed us with everything--the day went so smoothly! I cant wait to use them for future events, I wouldn't want to celebrate any important event in our lives without them!
I wish I could describe Cat and Al of BG Productions in one word, but that's impossible. They are talented, caring, amazing, friendly, professional, energetic, encouraging, original, helpful and wonderful people who love what they do and it really shows through their work. I am so happy that they were able to photograph our wedding, they did such an amazing job and I love all of our photos. The got so many pictures and such a great variety of shots. They also did our engagment shoot and Cat was under the weather that day, but still was like a ninja with a camera and she and Al did an amazing job that day as well. They refer to their clients as the "BG Family" and it really does feel that you are part of the family :) I have and will continue recommending BG Productions to everyone and anyone I know looking for a photographer and/or videographer, they are wonderful.
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Unique Photos and Video for Unique Couples!
A Funky, and Dynamic Philadelphia husband and wife team who specializes in weddings photography and videography for creative people. Al and I both have years of experience as professional photographers and/or videographers. We offer a cool and unique approach to capturing your wedding.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Other Styles: Boudoir, Trash the Dress
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
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