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Reviewed On 9/30/2022 by Paul W
Phil was the perfect videographer to capture all the important parts of our special day. He was extremely professional to work with and went above and beyond by providing us with helpful advice and pro tips for making all of our moments look g...
reat! He is also very responsive and prompt with any questions you may have along the way. 10/10 highly recommend!
Reviewed On 9/15/2022 by Kayla N
Phil from Bella Star Productions was an absolute joy to work with! You can tell he enjoys what he does and he isn't just in it for the money--he stayed up until the VERY end of the night and was EVERYWHERE. He was extremely professional, caring...
and thorough. We couldn't recommend him enough and are more than confident that he will do an exceptional job!!
Reviewed On 9/10/2022 by Jack D
Phil was great! He was very engaging and communicative with us about certain shots he knew would look great! He knew all the great spots at our wedding party photography location. We love watching our wedding video! He captured all the best mom...
ents and are very pleased with our choice to hire Phil!
Reviewed On 9/08/2022 by Stacey B
From the bottom of my heart, this was THE BEST experience of my wedding by far. I had toyed with the idea of videography for our wedding for a while because to be completely honest, I wasn’t sure if I would watch it or if it was something that ...
fit into our wedding budget. When I say this is the best money spent on our day, I truly can’t express how much! From the very beginning, Phil conducted himself with the most outstanding service and professionalism and he made me feel comfortable right away. He graciously met with us in his home and treated us like old friends. He explained everything down to every detail of our day and what to expect and for once, I didn’t have any questions! Lol! It’s like he knew every concern we may have and read our minds! His communication up to our day was superb and the day of our wedding, it’s hard to explain but it’s almost like I forgot he was a vendor and like he was part of our family! Truly! He blended into everything like magic and we never felt like his equipment was bulky or in the way. It was so professional down to every detail! When it comes to our video, it truly brought me to tears. We couldn’t believe how quickly he got our preview to us but the way he captured the FEELING of our day is completely indescribable. The whole day is such a fast blur that it almost feels like a dream you’re trying to remember, but every time I watch it it’s like being right back in and reliving the whole day. Having the ability to revisit our day is so completely priceless and sharing it with our family and friends, and even some guests that couldn’t make it is my most prized take away from our wedding. (Well I suppose besides my new husband lol!) If I could recommend ANY piece of our wedding to anyone else, it would be Phil and BellaStar. I wish I had words for how much I truly mean it. I also think it’s important to note that I work in the wedding community and have met hundreds of vendors for various services and Phil truly blew us away. His style fit us perfectly not being over produced and over edited into something that it wasn’t. It was truly like rewalking in my wedding shoes! I could never say thank you enough for giving us the chance to pass this down to our family someday, or for the dozens of times I’ve already watched it! If you’re considering this, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Reviewed On 8/10/2022 by Megan R
Phil was amazing to work with! He helped us with creating a timeline for the wedding day to make the day run smoothly. He was with us all day and fit right in with everyone. Phil made us feel so comfortable and barely even felt like there was a...
camera around. He even was able to get us our short film back within a few days of our wedding and the short film was absolutely incredible! We were on the fence about a videographer but we have no regrets about hiring Phil he was the best and I would recommend him to everyone I know!
Reviewed On 7/29/2022 by Emily J
Phil was wonderful to work with! His communication made our day flawless. We never knew he was there capturing all our memories we will cherish forever. Having a videographer was one of the best decisions so we can relive our special day over ...
Reviewed On 7/25/2022 by Tia R
Phil from bellastar was amazing to work with! He worked with my mom to surprise her gift of a videographer with me! During the wedding, he worked amazingly with our photographer. We also had a big bridal party and a rowdy group at that! He was ...
patient and even helped to organize getting ready,corralling and angles /positioning. Most importantly, his services/final product delivered. He was always in contact pre event and detail oriented (double checked our song choices and preferences along the way). The final video was everything we wanted and our guests still talk about his presence and our video is a huge hit- couldn’t recommend enough :)
Reviewed On 7/15/2022 by Megan and Brian M
We couldn’t recommend Bella Star Production highly enough!! We had an incredible experience with Phil. He immediately put us at ease and was with us every step of the way on our wedding day. He went above and beyond our expectations, and captur...
ed so many beautiful moments for us!
Reviewed On 6/28/2022 by Caitlin M
Phil was a joy to work with from the start! He made sure he understood the timeline for the day and where he should be/when in order to get the best shot. We adore the highlight film Phil made for us and I’ve watched it probably 50 times alread...
y. His work will be cherished by my friends and family for decades to come. If you’re on the fence about hiring, do it! (If he’s still available 😉)
Reviewed On 11/08/2021 by ashley C
Phil was amazing. He helped plan my itinerary for the day and was so informative! My video is beautiful and everyone that has watched it agrees!
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Reviewed On 11/01/2021 by Katherine G
I can’t say enough good things about Bella Star Productions. Phil was excellent to work with. He truly cares about the couples he works with and captures all the important moments. You won’t be disappointed!
Reviewed On 10/27/2021 by Leah O
Phil was amazing throughout the entire wedding planning process! He set up multiple phone calls to go over his services and my timeline. On the day of, he was there for the whole process of getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception! He cap...
tured all the the moments I had hoped and produced a beautiful highlight video! We can’t wait to see the full video! Thank you again Phil!!
Reviewed On 10/22/2021 by Rachel T
Phil was an absolute joy to work with! He made us feel so comfortable and was always willing to answer any questions we had, at almost any time of day. We had a timing conflict and he made it work for us. Day of was a breeze and he was with us...
all night long! We already received our highlight video and we are so excited for the rest of our video. We HIGHLY recommend Phil!
Reviewed On 9/17/2021 by Matt B
Phil was amazing! He did everything perfect, on time, conscientious, moved everything along, and most of all worked amazingly well with our photographer. They coordinated everything perfect and i cannot thank him enough for capturing our specia...
l day. I would recommend Phil for anyone looking for spectacular videography, then end product shows. Amazing work, we cant thank him enough!
Reviewed On 9/17/2021 by Haylee M
Phil was INCREDIBLE! He captured our special day so beautifully. He was very thorough and didn't miss a single thing, which we LOVED. If you need a videographer, don't even think twice. Bella Star Productions is the ONE AND ONLY! Absolutely ama...
Reviewed On 8/27/2021 by Shannon B
Wedding videography was a very important thing for me to have and choose for my wedding. Phil went above and beyond my expectations. He works in a very timely fashion and the short film he produced for us had me smiling from ear to ear. It was ...
so great to watch all the happiness from our special day. He highlighted all the parts of our day perfectly. I would definitely recommend him to any couple!
Reviewed On 8/14/2021 by Ali P
Phil was so responsive and available throughout our planning process and took the time to get to know us as a couple prior to the wedding. We are ecstatic at our short film and are so excited to see the full length film soon! The quality of the...
video is amazing and is easily one of the best values for videography! I would highly recommend Bella Star to couples in Buffalo and you can't beat Phil's experience in the wedding industry! You won't meet a nicer guy either!
Reviewed On 7/06/2021 by Brittany k
We really enjoyed working with Phil. He stayed with us through the pandemic and was very flexible. Our highlight film is absolutely perfect & I was able to see all of our guest have them most amazing time ! I cannot wait to see the whole film. ...
Phil went above and beyond to agree to even the smallest and silliest details I asked for without hesitation. He has a wonderful service!
Reviewed On 5/24/2021 by Jessica N
I booked Phil at the semi-last minute and he was absolutely wonderful to work with from start to finish. He responded to my inquiry in a timely manner and his prices were among the best I've seen! I checked out his portfolio before booking and ...
was blown away with his eye for detail. Planning a wedding from out of town, we could not meet until our wedding day, but we had multiple phone calls to discuss our vision and he made sure to keep me informed every step of the way. Upon meeting him, he was super friendly, very professional, and down-to-business! I did not stress one bit about if he would capture specific moments as he seemed very comfortable doing his thing, and I was very happy to not have to worry about anything just knowing he was there. When he sent our teaser video not even two weeks later, I cried all the way through it as it was so perfectly beautiful. I absolutely cannot wait to see what he comes up with for our full video, but I am certain that it's going to be amazing! I would recommend working with Phil to anyone looking for a wedding videographer who will be not only professional, but personable on your special day!
Reviewed On 4/24/2021 by Caitlyn
Working with Phil was a dream. He was very responsive and flexible with us during our 2 postponements, due to COVID. Phil worked with us and the photographer to create a time schedule that worked best for all parties. On the day of the wedding ...
he worked seamlessly with with photographer and the bridal party to capture our big day. We are so happy with the final production of our video. We would recommend Phil to everyone and if you're on the fence, totally spend the extra money on the videographer! As a bride, and watching our film, you realize how much of the day you actually miss! We couldn't be more pleased with Phil's service, production, and packages!
Reviewed On 9/16/2020 by Kristy M
Planning a wedding during a global pandemic is NOT something brides dream of, and it's uncharted territory for both couples and vendors alike. I was not sure I wanted to spend extra money on videography, but since we had to scale everything bac...
k so much and reduce our guest list so drastically - I wanted to make sure every moment of our night was captured for our family and friends to see afterwards (Selfishly, after seeing my highlight video, I would be so sad not to have it for myself) . From the very beginning, Phil was professional, flexible and truly had our best interests in mind. I was confident that Phil would leave us with memories to last a lifetime , and he did NOT DISAPPOINT!!! The evening flew by in the blink of an eye, and we are so happy we have all of this video footage to go back and watch anytime we want. We are so happy with our decision to hire Phil and cannot recommend him and his work enough.... all I can promise you is that it's worth every last penny. Thank you Phil for everything you did to make our day so special!!!
Reviewed On 10/05/2019 by Heather and Dan I
Phil was awesome. Extremely personable and enthusiastic about what he does. Before the wedding he gave us the rundown what to expect from him and did he ever exceed our expectations. He was at church early to set up before everyone got there an...
d was with us until just about the end of the night. Capturing every big moment. At church he mic’d the groom up so that the vows were clearly heard for the video. He made the whole process so easy from initially booking to a month before the wedding asking for a timeline for the day of, then calling a few days before to see if we had any questions. He also checked in with us at the wedding to remind us of his game plan for the day. He was right in the middle of the dance floor capturing all the fun moments with friends and family. We got our highlight video about 10 days after the wedding and we’re blown away how he could capture so much love, happiness and fun in 4 and a half minutes. We can’t say enough about Phil and bella star productions. We 100000% recommended Phil for anyone looking for a top notch videographer.
Reviewed On 9/30/2019 by Allison S
My now husband and I were on the fence about a video but last minute decided to go for it so we wouldn't regret anything. Let me tell you we would have definitely regretted it!!! Our short film is amazing and Phil captured every important momen...
t for us. We highly recommend Phil and the service he provides! He is extremely helpful, professional and very detail-oriented. Phil helped us with scheduling our day out and making sure we were doing everything we needed to. He helped our day run as smoothly as it did. If you are debating on hiring a videographer I say go for it, you won't regret it and choose Phil to capture your special day!!!
Reviewed On 9/14/2019 by Ally M
Phil is absolutely amazing! He was like a wedding planner/videographer. He is so sweet, helpful, personable and amazing at what he does. He captures the moments you don’t want to forget. The day I received the short video I watched it 3 times b...
ecause I couldn’t believe how absolutely amazing it was. We also got our highlight clip within a week of our wedding. You will not be disappointed with Bella star productions!
Reviewed On 9/11/2019 by Chelsea K
Phil was extremely helpful, professional, and easy to work with from day one! Phil put me at ease by conducting a phone conference with me early on to plan our day to make sure we captured every important moment. I felt so confident with Phil f...
rom the start, he really knows what he is doing. The day of the wedding he was amazing, he does his thing and makes sure he is capturing all the precious moments but in a way that you don’t even realize he is there! He worked so well with out photographer and all other vendors as well. Phil stayed our whole night ensuring he did not miss a minute! He also got out highlight film out to us within a week and it blew us away! Phil is truly a professional and i would highly recommend him as a videographer to anyone in the future!! Excellent!!!
Reviewed On 8/06/2019 by Mary S
If you are looking for an experienced videographer with an eye for the details, look no further, because Phil is your man! Phil is so knowledgeable and easy to work with, and he truly loves weddings. He kept in contact with us in the months lea...
ding up to our wedding, and even helped us put together a timeline for the day. He worked seamlessly with our photographer, often times working with her to set up beautiful shots. He gave my husband and I pointers from time to time to ensure things videoed well, and though he stayed out of the way, we know he was there to capture all of our beautiful moments from our wedding day. He helped us stay relaxed and focused on each other, not on the video, and we are so grateful to him for helping our day run so smoothly! Thanks Phil!
Reviewed On 8/04/2019 by Augusta W
Phil was our videographer for our wedding last weekend, and he was just fantastic. Truly nice and professional, just a pleasure to work with. And he has already sent a highlight video that is so beautifully done, we love it. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 7/15/2019 by Rachel & Colby D
We went back and forth on whether we should get a videographer or not. To be honest, my now husband didn't want one at all. Within a few minutes of meeting Phil, his mind had changed. Phil was so easy to work with! During the pre-planning he wa...
s thorough and helpful! The day of he was there to capture the candid moments from getting ready to dance offs at the reception without disrupting anything! We received our 'highlight' video within a week of the wedding and are IN LOVE with it! We are completely satisfied with our decision to go with Bella Star Productions and we definitely recommend!
Reviewed On 5/22/2019 by Melissa G
Phil at Bella Star Productions was an amazing videographer! He was extremely professional. He showed up on time, was organized throughout the whole day and worked so well with our photographers from a different company. He captured amazing mome...
nts without being obnoxious and in the guests' faces. I'm so happy we went with him as we have this amazing video to remember our day from that's so professionally done!
Reviewed On 5/06/2019 by Shelby Z
Phil was extremely professional, friendly, and completed our video preview in a very timely manner. He was very easy to work with. We loved our preview video and can't wait to see the rest of his work. We would highly recommend him.
Reviewed On 1/06/2019 by Daniel J
Bella Star Productions is the videographer you want to chose for your wedding! From the first day my wife and I met Phil, he was very welcoming, polite, and professional. You could really tell he had a ton of experience. Also, Phil was very org...
anized. As the wedding day arrived, Phil communicated with my wife and I over phone, email as well as mail to make sure our big day with him as our videographer was captured how we wanted. On our big day, he was on time, professional, and positive throughout. He was able to video different views of the wedding with the use of multiple cameras and voice recorders. He also was always right in the middle of the action; Phil gets right out on the dance floor as everyone is dancing to tape! That is awesome! Lastly, the highlight video/DVDs were great. The sound and picture were excellent, and it all flowed smoothly. If you want a videographer that will only make your wedding day even more fantastic, you should choose Bella Star Productions! The quality that Bella Star Productions produces through video is stunning, and because of this company my wife and I will always be able to reminisce on our big day through video due to the amazing job of Bella Star Productions. THANK YOU!
Reviewed On 8/06/2018 by JaNay C
I selected Bella Star for my July 7 , 2018 wedding. Honestly, I had no clue what I was looking for in a videographer, but Phil absolutely exceeded any expectation and I couldn't be more pleased. Phil contacted me to touch base a few times prior...
to the wedding, which established my comfort with him. The day of our wedding, he arrived promptly and was ready to begin work. He captured so many moments that I'm happy we have to look back on. Phil was friendly, professional, and great to have around. I truly felt like he was "present" with us that day, taking in the joy, fun, and love. It certainly didn't feel like we were just another number, another job. More importantly, the product he produced was exceptional. He captured so many wonderful moments and some moments, as the Bride, I didn't get a chance to see first hand. I'm truly happy we chose Bella Star and we are thankful for Phil and his wonderful work that we now have to rewatch for a lifetime.
Reviewed On 7/12/2018 by Julie B
Philip LaNasa at Bella Star Productions was WONDERFUL to work with- we highly recommend him! He was extremely pleasant, punctual, and captured our wedding day without ever being distracting or ‘in the way’. He is extremely passionate about his ...
videography and his work shows it. I am forever grateful that we will have a beautifully captured and edited video of our Wedding Day to look back on and cherish. 💜
Reviewed On 7/02/2018 by Amanda P
Phil was amazing. He hit all the important points and much more! We have only gotten our hilight video and it was amazing! I can’t wait to see the full version! He was on time and didn’t need direction, he just did his thing! Definitely recomme...
nd Them to everyone I know!
Reviewed On 6/28/2018 by Jenny L
We decided to go with Phil as our videographer for our wedding day and we couldn’t have been happier with our final product. Phil is wonderful to work with, very organized and detail oriented. He is more than willing to go above and beyond to m...
ake your day run smoothly and perfectly. I enjoyed having him follow us around for a day. He’s the real deal and you will not be disappointed. Thank you!
Reviewed On 6/28/2018 by Jenny J
Phil's attention to detail and passion was evident from day one of working with him and stayed true through the entire process. He truly cares about the entire process and produces incredible work for a fair price. We would highly recommend Phi...
l to anyone who is looking for a communicative and great videographer!
Reviewed On 5/31/2018 by Claire L
Bella Star was a pleasure to work with! The video was amazing, they truly captured our special day!
Reviewed On 9/17/2017 by Bree A
Bella Star was an incredible company to work with! We used them for photography and videography for our July, 2017 wedding. Phil and his crew were attentive, courteous, professional, and able to produce amazing work! The process leading up to t...
he wedding was easy and comfortable- Phil knows how wedding days tend to run and he makes sure that his team is prepared for the schedule of your day. Then on the day of the wedding, they were so fun to work with! During the ceremony and reception, we honestly lost track of where they were because they are so subtle and non-invasive. When we were looking through the pictures they captured of our day, we were surprised to see some of the shots they got because we had no recollection of them being in the positions that they were obviously in to snap those shots! During the pre-ceremony and post-ceremony picture taking, the team was enjoyable to work with and so knowledgeable about their craft. They were constantly re-positioning with the moving light of the sun, talking with each other about what to change in their shots, and offering suggestions to us for positions and combinations while posing. When we got the finished product of our photos and video, we were blown away! We like Bella Star's style of natural editing. Our pictures from them are timeless and not trendy. They capture what was happening on that day- they don't look fake or over-edited. The video is such a fun way to relive the day, and we are so glad we had Bella Star do both photo and video. Lastly, Bella Star was a great choice for our budget. Weddings get expensive very quickly, and we found that Bella Star was the most reasonably priced combination photo/video on the market! Reasonably priced and fantastic work, what more could you ask for? We would highly recommend Bella Star!!!
Reviewed On 9/12/2017 by Amanda P
Bella Star was AMAZING!!!! Phil was great from the beginning. He was very informative and open to hearing our ideas and visions. Phil made our wedding one to remember forever with capturing amazing shots of us throughout the day. Phil has an am...
azing talent and we would recommend him to everyone!!!
Reviewed On 8/03/2017 by Cassandra S
My husband and I just used Bella Star for our wedding videographer. We had an amazing experience, loved working with Phil, and would highly recommend him!! He was extremely organized, professional, and kind. He worked great with our photographe...
r and he helped to make sure that the entire day ran smoothly. Phil was able to capture amazing moments from our wedding and we have received so many compliments on how great our videos have turned out! We cannot thank Phil enough for everything he did to help make our day perfect!!!
Reviewed On 7/13/2017 by Megan M
Phil was so amazing! He was our videographer for the day and he was by far the best vendor we had. He was quick to respond and always had helpful advice. For people who didn't know what we were doing that was extremely helpful. The day of the w...
edding, he made everyone feel comfortable which was great when it feels kind of awkward to have someone filming you when you are not used to it! Everyone has complemented our highlight video and told us how beautiful it was. We honestly can not say enough great things about him! I highly recommend!! I have already recommended him for a few of my other friends that are getting married soon. Phil is the best!
Reviewed On 6/21/2017 by Laura C
I don't even know where to begin!! From the minute we met Phil with Bella Star Productions, we knew we wanted him to share our wedding day with us. Not only did we love his talent and amazing work we had seen, but his enthusiasm and passion for...
his what he does let us know we would be in excellent hands. Throughout our entire planning process, it was so easy and effortless to communicate and share ideas. We were able to choose details and even songs that were meaningful to us to make our wedding video so special. Our wedding day was so stress free, and Phil played a huge role in that. He captures the emotions of your day perfectly because he gets to know you as a couple and appreciates the events of the day. This is one of the best decisions we have made and we will cherish these memories for a lifetime!
Reviewed On 5/31/2017 by Erika W
I was recently married on 5/20, and I cannot speak highly enough about Bella Star Productions. A few family members of mine have used Bella Star Productions previously, and I was so excited to be able to work with them for my own wedding. Such ...
a professional, wonderful company, and Phil (the videographer) is so helpful and kind throughout the entire wedding process. He is courteous in the lead-up to the wedding, and polite and inconspicuous during the wedding day. I was a very, very nervous bride, and Phil never made me feel like I was "on display"; however, I know that he was able to film the day perfectly as it happened, and for that, I am so grateful! He caught every single moment without ever disrupting the flow of the day, and I am so appreciative for that. Also, the turn-around time is fantastic - we had a highlight film within a week of the wedding, which is amazing. Can't recommend them highly enough!
Reviewed On 5/03/2017 by Jillian D
I am absolutely in love with Bella Star productions! Working with Phil made the videographer part so easy. Phil is extremely attentive to all of your needs, and helps you figure out a timeline for the morning! Our Highlight video is breathtakin...
g, our families were in tears. - we can't wait to see the whole wedding video! If you are bride who is looking for somebody who is just as organized as you, or needs somebody to make you feel like your head is above water, absolutely go with Phil from Bella Star- Thank you SO much Phil! We loved working with you.
Reviewed On 5/02/2017 by Lindsay M
My husband(!) and I got married this past Saturday (4/29/17) and Bella Star productions did our photography and videography. Phil was an absolute joy to work with from day one. He was so helpful from the first day I inquired about his business....
There were times when I would think of a question to ask him at 10-11pm and I would usually get a response back that night, if not early the following day. The package I chose bundled the photography & videography and the price was unbelievable. It was close to the same price I was getting from other photographers for photography ONLY! On the day of the wedding Phil and his team showed up and were truly great. They were very professional and helped keep us on track while still being very fun & polite. During the reception, they were so discrete and out of the way that nobody even knew they were there. He uploaded a sneak peak album with a few of our photos on Facebook to hold us over until the rest are ready and we are in awe at how great they turned out & are very eager to see the rest of the photos and our video! I would HIGHLY recommend Bella Star Productions to any couple!
Reviewed On 1/25/2017 by Molly C
Phil and his crew were extremely professional, organized, personable and responsive in the time leading up to our wedding. There wasn't a moment during the day that we felt like anything was being interrupted at all due to the filming process. ...
They were very discrete and also caught so many perfect moments! Our highlight film came out amazing, we could watch it over and over again and probably will for years to come! We even asked if one part could be edited a little bit and Phil made it happen in no time with no questions asked! Would highly reccomend Bella Star Productions!
Reviewed On 12/27/2016 by Hannah M
I can't explain how beyond happy we were with Bella Star. Phil was incredibly thoughtful and accommodating through the days leading up to our big day and even after our wedding. His team was great and fun to work with all day. The photos were...
the perfect combination of traditional and unique. We absolutely love the video! The video footage caught so many great memories and moments that I wasn't able to see and would never have been able to see if it wasn't for the amazing team capturing them in our video package. Well worth every penny.
Reviewed On 11/06/2016 by Alexa R
Phil was such a pleasure to work with - His friendly and charismatic personality made our wedding day that much better! He was always quick to respond o any questions we had and even offered insight on things I never would have thought of. We, ...
including family and friends, we're all very impressed with our highlight film and are looking forward to seeing all the other memories he captured!
Reviewed On 10/21/2016 by Mallorie M
Working with Phil was so great! We talked on the phone for over an hour per my request, to help me figure out my wedding timeline! He was so patient and captured everything on the wedding day! My whole family was against getting a videographer ...
and now that the montage came out; they all want much more! He has such a talent, I would recommend him To any bride! Coming from me that means a lot since my lovely husband called me a bridezilla daily haha!
Reviewed On 6/22/2016 by Jenny S
I am so glad I decided to hire Bella Star Productions for my wedding. Phil was really easy to work with and we spoke with him a few times before the wedding to make sure all the important moments were captured and we were on the same page. On t...
he wedding day he had a way of capturing all our special moments without us even realizing he was there. We LOVE the highlights film Bella Star Productions created and can't wait to see the rest of the footage!
Reviewed On 6/20/2016 by Elise L
Absolutely perfect! Bella star was very discreet but still made sure to capture everything. We had a lot of input about everything and they made sure we were getting what we wanted. You get what you pay for! The value is amazing. The ease of mi...
nd I had working with this company was worth every cent. They were very easy to talk to and very responsive. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 11/11/2015 by Knottie76705327
We used Bella Star Productions for our wedding photographer and videographer. I can't say enough about how wonderful Phil and his team were. Throughout the entire process, Phil was professional, organized, and easy-going. The weeks leading u...
p to the wedding, Phil made sure everything was all planned for our big day. I appreciated the fact that it was one vendor that I didn't have to worry about because I knew Phil had everything under control. Phil and his team made me feel at ease the entire day. They were there from the moment I put on my dress to the last song of the night but they were never intrusive. They seemed genuinely happy to be there capturing every moment with our family and friends. Not only were they sincere and caring individuals, but the quality of the work was outstanding. The photos are beautiful - even on a rainy, cold, windy fall day, Phil and his team captured every moment perfectly. The highlight video is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I know some people say a videographer is not worth it but I completely disagree. The day is such a whirlwind that you can't possibly remember every moment. Having the video to watch allows me to relive the day again and again. I typically don't write reviews but felt they need to express my appreciation and to give my recommendation. You won't regret choosing Bella Star Productions! Thanks again to Phil and his team.
Reviewed On 11/03/2015 by Laura C
My husband and I were so impressed with Bella Star's videos that we just HAD to have them do our wedding. Phil was such a pleasure to work with. He is kind, professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. Phil stayed with us all day - from the tim...
e I put my dress on until the last song was played at the reception. He captured every moment! I highly recommend Phil Lanasa of Bella Start Productions!
Reviewed On 9/10/2015 by Amanda
We booked Bella Star for only our Video because someone had recommended a photographer for us. However, Bella Star was amazing! I regret not booking the entire photo and video package with them! The attention that Phil put on our day and to spe...
cific details was amazing. We have already recommended this company to friends and family getting married in the near future. If you book with Bella Star you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 8/28/2015 by Kara S
Working with Bella star was truly amazing. Phil was awesome with us from beginning to end and made us feel so comfortable that we knew we could trust him to capture our entire day and he did just that. Our highlight film is absolutely beautiful...
, we cannot wait to see the whole thing :). Bella star is the way to go!!!
Reviewed On 8/17/2015 by Erin M
Bella Star and specifically Phil, are beyond amazing. To say they captured our wedding in the most magical, beautiful, and perfect way is a complete understatement. We couldn't be happier with them!! Thank you Phil!!!!
Reviewed On 8/09/2015 by Katie S
I recently got married in July and shopped around quite a bit for a videographer before deciding on Bella Star. They were SO much more reasonably priced than other vendors, and while their product isn't necessarily as edited or "done up" as som...
e other vendors I saw, I actually loved the more realistic feel to their videos and the editing is perfect, just enough effects to make it look so professional but still captures the genuineness of the day. Phil was so responsive and professional throughout the whole process, and was on top of the ball and organized, which in turn helped me to be more organized. He called me weeks before the wedding to set up our schedule for our wedding day which made for a seamless and stress-free day all around. Phil's son and another videographer filmed our wedding, and they were so professional and great to work with the whole day. You hardly knew they were there, but they managed to capture every detail of our day perfectly so we can relive it again and again for years to come. Can't say enough about how happy we were with Bella Star from beginning to end, and would definitely recommend them to anyone! Worth every penny!
Reviewed On 8/09/2015 by Andrea C
Phil and his crew (Matt and Melissa) did a fantastic job providing us with photography and videography for our wedding. They made all of our family and friends comfortable resulting in beautiful picture/videos that we'll cherish forever. I high...
ly recommend them to any couple that truly cares about being able to look back and reminisce about their special day. Would book them again in a heartbeat. Happy planning!
Reviewed On 7/13/2015 by Stephanie T
Bella Star Productions is amazing!!! They were so wonderful to work with- extremely professional, kind and welcoming. They captured every moment from our wedding and I can't thank them enough. I highly recommend this company for anyone looking ...
for an incredible videographer.
Reviewed On 6/22/2015 by Amy W
I knew I needed the best videographer for my wedding and I could not be happier with my choice of Bella Star Productions. I originally found them on The Knot and after asking a few friends who used them, I knew I made the right decision. Phil...
and his crew were absolutely incredible, capturing all of the right moments and shots. Honestly, I forgot they were even there at certain points because they did such a great job of blending in and getting the best footage.
My short film could not be more gorgeous, they filmed moments I didn't even know happened or didn't remember them being present for. The quality and art behind my wedding video is second to none and I could not recommend Bella Star more highly. If I could give ten stars I would. For brides who want a gorgeous memory of their day, call Phil, I promise you will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 5/28/2015 by Katie D
WOW! If you are at all considering hiring a videographer for your wedding, I highly recommend hiring Bella Star Productions!! Our experience working with Phil was outstanding. He is so professional and knowledgeable with what he does. My husban...
d and I are so happy with our entire experience with Bella Star Productions. Our wedding was on May 9th and only 2.5 weeks later we already have our edited highlight film from our big day! We should be getting our DVD package in the mail next week and we can't wait to watch it. I promise you will not be disappointed with Bella Star. Phil keeps you well informed and sets the expectation for the entire process and most importantly for the big day. Phil has the ability to capture all of the special moments on camera without you even noticing that he's there filming! There was not a single moment where we felt like he was in the way or felt uncomfortable being filmed.
We very strongly recommend hiring Phil and Bella Star Productions for your wedding day! They exceeded mine and my husband's expectations and will forever be able to relive our day through our Bella Star videos! THANK YOU!!
Reviewed On 1/26/2015 by Vikki W
Phil was great to work with. You can tell how much he loves what he does! He was very nice, accommodating, organized and personable. He definitely made sure my wedding day would go accordingly to plan! He just sent us our "highlights" film and ...
I absolutely love it. I can't stop watching it! The quality and sound is great. I love how he edited it with the music. It really flows together. I cannot wait to see the full length video! I am so happy we decided to get a videographer. Now that my wedding is over with, I can re-live the whole day and think of all the beautiful memories. I know my husband and I will look back on the videos and will remember how that was the best day of our lives!
Reviewed On 12/10/2014 by Knottie07890396
Phil blew us away. We could honestly not be happier with him or the quality of his work. I cannot believe that he did all that he did, by himself. Beyond, beyond professional and his suggestions for time constraints made my morning as the bride...
an absolute breeze. I would definitely suggest to get the highlighted film done by him too! :) I can't imagine having a better video for one of the most important days of our lives.
I shared the highlighted film and I've received comments from guests such as, "It looks like something you'd literally see in a movie theater", "a perfect combination of non stop laughter & tears, just beautiful", "I cannot stop watching it".. and the list goes on and on! SO GREAT!
Reviewed On 11/10/2014 by Ellen M
To sum it up in one sentence, Bella Star Productions was just so easy and comfortable to work with and the finished product far exceeded my expectations.
From the first moment I met with Phil, the process was so easy. In a time of your life...
when everything is stressful, Phil knew how to take the stress out of hiring a videograhpher. He took note of every need and want you had and made sure that he followed through. He kept contact all the way past the wedding date to make sure that his client was satisfied. The final product, the DVD and online highlights video, went beyond anything I expected. I watched each item multiple times and I am thoroughly happy about the video.
I would recommend Bella Star to any couple planning their wedding 100 times over.
Reviewed On 10/23/2014 by Jackie D
Bella Star Productions recently assisted my husband and I on photography for our wedding ceremony and reception in Buffalo, New York. We chose Bella Star after a friend recommended the company to us.
Bella Star did a phenomenal job of capt...
uring all of the special moments throughout the day. They arrived promptly for the bridal brunch and took photographs of the morning celebrations that my family and I will treasure for years to come.
Photography from the ceremony was impeccable as well. They captured amazing candid shots of family and friends at the ceremony and incorporated the beautiful architecture of the church while paying special attention to the traditional ceremony and special moments in a Roman Catholic wedding.
Bella Star accompanied us to Gallagher Pier along Buffalo’s beautiful waterfront for photographs after our ceremony. The photo’s are show-stoppers and absolutely stunning. They captured some of the most beautiful shots of the day, utilizing the setting sun and juxtaposition of beautiful wedding wear against part of Buffalo’s forgotten waterfront architecture.
The photography from our reception turned out to be the best yet – from the dancing, to the table-scapes, toasts and dinner – we will be able to relive this special day through the artistic eye of Bella Star for years to come.
We won’t be able to truly express our gratitude to Bella Star for the phenomenal job they did and for the gift of reliving our wedding day each time we view the photography. But we can pass along this recommendation – book your special occasion with Bella Star today!
- Jacquelyn & Andrew Drenning
Reviewed On 10/09/2014 by Erica P
Bella Star Productions was the best possible choice to entrust capturing our special day. The staff was extremely friendly and thorough in their preparation and throughout the wedding day. I am so impressed with the final product and I would hi...
ghly recommend them to anyone! After searching through many either too expensive or poor quality companies, I am really happy I found Bella Star.
Reviewed On 9/30/2014 by Kimberly H
Bella Star Productions was an excellent choice for our wedding videographer. From beginning to end, Phil was very friendly and easy to work with. He traveled a few hours to our wedding location on the day of and he even arrived early and began ...
filming immediately. Throughout the entire day we barely even knew he was there. He definitely stayed behind the scenes. Most importantly, his final product...WOW! We were blown away by the professional quality of the film. And, he was able to provide us with a highlight movie in under 2 weeks! We were very impressed with everything that Bella Star Productions brought to the table. We highly recommend them for your wedding or special event.
Reviewed On 9/30/2014 by Knottie76771530
Hands down I've never been more impressed with a video in my life. Phil & his son captured every gorgeous moment flawlessly. I cried watching the video & have become obsessed with watching it numerous times a day! Filmed like a high definition ...
movie every moment of my wedding was captured. I loved how I was able to view so many details of the wedding I wasn't able to see- (like the guys getting dressed, or the dance floor during entrances) this is the one thing I will have forever to remind me of my perfect day & sometimes pictures can only do so much. I re-live my wedding every time I press play on my film. This is a wedding must! The compliments are endless from family & friends! The proof is in the work! So go book Bella Star & have memories of a lifetime!!
Reviewed On 9/03/2014 by Lauren G
Choosing BellaStar was an easy choice for me I had amazing testimonials from both of my sister-in-laws who had used them. Phil and Dave with Bella Star were such a pleasure to work with. They were so easy going, I barely noticed I was being v...
ideotaped the day of the wedding! I can't thank them enough for capturing all the little details of our wedding that we worked so hard on. Their work is amazing. We received our short film within 2 weeks and we just LOVED it! They captured all of our favorite parts of our day and it's wonderful to be able to re-live the day or show our family and friends the re-cap in the 10 minute video. I would highly recommend BellaStar to anyone looking for a videographer! They are reasonably priced and will exceed any expectations you have!
Reviewed On 8/26/2014 by Danielle M
We bought the Cinema Package, and we are totally amazed by our short film. It was the most expensive package, but when you see how seamless the short film turns out because you have two camera professionals, it was worth it and more. Phil w...
as always prompt to answer any questions I had. if I emailed him, I would always receive a response within minutes, which is refreshing when you planning a wedding
My husband, at first, was not completely on board with hiring a videographer. The day of the wedding, I had been detained by my hairdresser by an hour and a half. I was so upset about being late. Phil was so sweet and kind, he really made me feel that there was nothing to worry about and to just enjoy the moment. He put me at ease. The way he edited our video, you never saw me rushing, instead, he captured every sweet moment, and has such an artistic eye. As soon as we watched the video, my husband said, "You were right, all along, to hire them." Your wedding day flies by, and it is so wonderful to relive one of the most special day of your lives.
We have watched our short film with our families, and every time I watch it, I can't stop crying. The video is so beautiful, and it brings me tears of joy to be able to remember all the details of our special day. I have seen the other videos on their website, and they are all wonderful. I had such high expectations of their work... Phil and David blew us away and delivered much more.
All of our guests commented on how excited our videographers were about our wedding. I have never known a vendor to take such pride and love in his work, that he becomes such a wonderful part of that day. Our wedding would not have been as beautiful, if Phil and David weren't part of it. They treat you as if you are a family friend, and it makes all the difference in the world. Thank you, BellaStar for capturing beautiful lasting memories we will cherish forever.
Reviewed On 8/24/2014 by Meghan F
I used Bella Star Productions for my August wedding, and had a fantastic experience. Phil was our videographer, and he was truly great. He was always prompt and responsive to my emails and calls before the wedding. The day of the wedding, I hon...
estly barely noticed I was being videotaped! He was great at capturing the moment without interfering with it. Phil did offer a few helpful suggestions, but ultimately made it known that he was there to film what happens and not to stage things. He worked well with my photographer. We just got our highlight film and it is just spectacular. I have shared it with friends and family and everyone has been raving about it. Overall, I had a great experience with Bella Star Production. Their prices are reasonable and service is great. If you are on the fence about a videographer in general, I would highly recommend you get one. Being able to watch our video and see moments that we missed or moments that we want to relive is priceless.
Reviewed On 7/29/2014 by Jennifer B
Originally, my husband and I were not going to get a videographer. We are SO glad that we changed our minds and chose Bella Star. During the planning process, Phil was extremely helpful and would always respond to our email within hours. On ou...
r wedding day, he was amazing and very professional. We are still shocked at how fast he got us our finished product of such high quality (highlights within a week and full edited footage within two weeks). I would highly recommend Bella Star Productions.
Reviewed On 7/10/2014 by Heidi K
Phil and his photographers were friendly, outgoing, and captured so many candid moments. Looking through the pictures of our wedding, you can't help but smile. Every moment was captured in various angles. I originally decided to meet Phil after...
viewing his sample albums online, because the pictures were so natural and beautiful. They didn't look fake or staged- they just accurately communicated feelings of fun and love. Once I met Phil, I knew immediately that he was the photographer I wanted! He was funny, outgoing, and made me feel comfortable. We went with Bella Star for our video as well, and I can't wait to see the films! Once you see the photos and videos on Bella Star's website, and meet Phil, you won't even consider another company!
Reviewed On 7/08/2014 by Knottie45892202
From day one of meeting Phil and seeing his work, I knew he had to be our videographer! During the whole wedding process he was incredibly easy to work with; he always responded to e-mails in a prompt and professional manner, and readily asked ...
me any questions he had (so that the day of would run smoothly). On the day of the wedding, Phil did an incredible job of capturing wonderful moments, yet did so in a discreet manner. Besides the few questions he had for me, I wouldn't have even known he was there. Upon seeing our short highlight film (a few days after the wedding) I knew we had made a great decision in going with Bella Star; it was perfect, and definitely captured the mood and energy of the night. Overall, we are very pleased we chose to go with Bella Star Productions. Phil was highly professional, and the work he produced is absolutely beautiful, and it definitely reflected how excellent he is at what he does!
Reviewed On 6/04/2014 by Knottie91182343
Phil at Bella Star was beyond professional and created such an inviting experience for our bridal party and wedding guests! He not only captured the true essence of what our day was, but allowed me to really see it from a completely different a...
spect. As most brides know, your day goes so quickly and you don't have the opportunity to see and experience every single detail that you took so very long to plan. But in having Phil's expertise on our special day, he has ensured I was able to see the most beautiful moments of our special day. I'm so glad someone recommended him to me, and I will continue to do the same to other brides for years to come!
Reviewed On 12/15/2013 by Natalia T
Planning an "out of state" is probably one of the hardest things my husband and I have ever done. We had to chose all our vendors offline, judging only by what they had to offer on their website. I viewed every videographer in our area and Bell...
a Star Productions is second to none.
Most first time brides can relate that it is somewhat intimidating calling the vendors . . or it was for me anyways . . . because I had no idea what questions to ask. When I called Phil to ask about Bella Star he basically led the conversation with everything I needed to know! He was so kind and patient with everything (which most brides know that not all vendors that work in the wedding world are nice. . .)! I knew I wanted him to be our videographer because he spoke with so much passion and enjoyment for what he does.
Throughout my whole planning process Phil made it very easy to stay up to date with him: he would send me reminder emails, mail contracts, follow up emails to let me know when he receive my responses; he just went above and beyond to make things easier on me! I never had an issue contacting him, and he was great about responding quickly!
one of the best parts of using Bella Star Productions is that we got our highlight video 6 DAYS AFTER OUR WEDDING!!!! ANNNDD we got our full video days after that!!!! within less than 2 weeks Phil had completed our videos, We were so impressed with how quickly we received our DVDs. And the quality is UNREAL!! Even our friends agree that it is the best wedding video they have ever seen. It looks like a movie.
A lot of times the full wedding video can get long, and slow at some points, but not ours! Phil cut the raw footage so perfectly, we were laughing and crying the entire video! There were no parts of the video that were boring (like people just sitting around or walking by). He caught every wild dance move, every crazy relative, every exciting moment, and put it all in one video.
My wedding day was so amazing to my husband and me. It was not only the best day, but also the most important day of our lives. Thanks to Bella Star Productions I will never forget one detail of this perfect day!
THANK YOU SO MUCH PHIL!!!
Reviewed On 11/13/2013 by Tori L
They're website does not do them justice. I thought they would be good when I hired them, but when we got the videos back and watched them- WOW! The quality and planning that went into the video was amazing. It looked so great, everyone that se...
es the Highlights film ends up wanting to watch our whole wedding video!
My hubby and I are so glad that Bella Star Productions was there to catch our special day on tape! :D
Reviewed On 11/01/2013 by Megan M
Bellastar productions was absolutely fantastic!! Phil is such a kind person and his talent is remarkable! He absolutely captured every moment beautifully and without you even knowing he was there! Our video, the music, and the moments were put ...
together flawlessly! He is a true artist and I am so happy that we chose him to capture our most precious memories of that night, of our wedding, and of the moments we missed at the reception of all of our friends and family. I cannot say enough about the beautiful work that bellastar productions does!! I would absolutely recommend them to everyone and anyone planning a wedding! You will be in love with their work and will be left with the beautiful memories to watch for a lifetime!
Reviewed On 10/18/2013 by Bill&Steph090113
My new sister-in-law (my wife's maid of honor) researched quite a few videographers before choosing Bella Star Productions to be our videographer for our wedding. She absolutely made the right decision!
There were two videographers, one who...
worked with my wife while she was getting ready, and one who came to mine and my groomsmen's hotel and filmed us getting ready. They were very professional, worked well with our photographer, and were never in the way.
The films they produced for us were amazing. When I received the link to the first short film I was at work. I played the film for my group of production leaders and we were all blown away! They all said how beautiful the video was and how it looked like a movie. Our friends and family on Facebook said the same thing. Everyone was blown away by the film these guys put together.
Yesterday we received all of the footage and films from our wedding and my wife and I sat for two hours and watched them. The quality is excellent and they were able to capture every important moment. These guys didn't miss a beat. We will be able to watch these DVD's forever.
Thank you Bella Star Productions!
William and Stephanie Payne
Reviewed On 9/16/2013 by melwaz158
Phil at Bella Star exceeded my expectations for our wedding video. My husband and I, along with our families, have amazing moments captured on film for years to come. The final product encompasses everything wonderful about our wedding day. ...
Not only do we love the video, but Phil was polite, easy to work with and was a true gentleman. I almost didn't even realize he was there as he never seemed to be in the way while on the dance floor. I will recommend Bella Star to all my friends and family that get married in the area. We can't thank you enough!- Melanie Wasilewski
Reviewed On 7/08/2013 by Cassandra O
Phil and the staff were incredible! The pictures and video are simply stunning and better than advertised. We received pictures in a timely fashion as well. We started receiving pictures within the first week of marriage! They were all availabl...
e exactly one week after the big day. 1600 beautiful pictures! The highlight video was ready exactly two weeks after the day! The same day we received a dvd in the mail of all pictures. Phil communicated with us for every update regarding pictures and video. On the day, the staff was accommodating and empathetic to all our needs and desires. They were in places that allowed our guests to move about as they pleased without obstruction. They were on schedule for everything we had suggested. We relive our wedding multiple times each day with the phenomenal artistry they used to portray our wedding. We are MORE than pleased with the quality and the value of Bella Star Productions! Thank you, ALL!!!
- Cassandra and Shane
Reviewed On 5/22/2013 by Tanisha J
Phil and Bella Star Productions are AMAZING!!! I completely agree with another bride Karissa who talked about having the "bride brain" and doing yourself a favor by hiring Phil to take care of your event... It is hard for me to write a review f...
or a company I have come to care about so deeply after just one interaction with them - but if you knew how awesome the interaction was then you'll know why this is an emotional review.
I had my wedding at the Courthouse in Washington DC which is where my (now) husband and I live and we had our reception in Buffalo, NY which is where we went to grad school and all our friends and family are. Phil flew down to Washington DC and spent the entire day (for no extra cost) with us shooting our wedding day and we had so much fun - not only is he good at what he does, he is really fun to be around and truly gets to know his bride and helps her stay calm (Yes, you need that!). He then covered our wedding reception in Buffalo that weekend and was there on time doing what he does best. Our 16 minute feature film that he put together (literally 5 days after the wedding) was AMAZING and I haven't stopped getting compliments on it. I watch it all the time because it is truly hard for me to remember how fast the day went - I cannot thank Phil enough for capturing every important moment with such perfection... My feature film looks like it was shot in Bollywood (I'm from India and that is a HUGGGGEEE compliment) - all of us look like professional actors when in reality we didn't even know that Phil had cameras pointed at us... It is simply fabulous work done by someone who knows what they are doing.
Brides, your stress level during the planning of your wedding will be unbelievable - the one thing I am glad I did was incorporate a budget for an amazing Videographer and photographer and I am sooo glad Bella Star and Phil did my Videography - now I can truly re-live the moments of my wedding anytime I want (and believe me, you will want to re-live them too). I cannot recommend Bella Star Productions enough - they are punctual, professional, completely reasonable with their prices, fun and above-all exceptionally good at what they do. Hire them and I promise you, you won't regret it...
Reviewed On 5/05/2013 by Angelica D
Working with Phil has been a pleasure! Phil and his assistant were very attentive and they were like "flies on the wall" throughout the day! Excellent quality. Phil is easy to work. I cried after watching our short film, it was as if we were re...
living the day! Thanks Phil. I would highly recommend and was a well worth investment.
Reviewed On 2/10/2013 by Elizabeth H
Phil is fantastic to work with and very talented at what he does! We chose him to be our videographer based on the quality of the videos we saw on the Bella Star website - they really bring out the depth and emotion of the day, and he captures ...
and chooses just the right moments to show. We sent out our highlights video to our friends and family, and many people commented that it looked like a mini movie. It's funny since that's exactly how Phil presented his style to us at our initial meeting. He's extremely responsive and professional, very easy to get along with, and we couldn't be happier that he was our videographer.
I've loved videography since I can remember. I've been very fortunate to be able to apply my artistic background to my passion for filming weddings!
I am so excited when Bella Star has the honor of spending the day with a bride & groom; filming them at there most beautiful, the incredible emotions, wonderful family and friends all day! Then to top it off I get the ultimate gratification when the couple says how much they love Bella Star’s work. It doesn't get better than this!