About this Vendor
Video & Photography
We love everything about your wedding day offering beautiful Wedding Video & Photography. Please view our testimonials to see why Brides love us! Sincerely, Phil
$$ – Affordable
Getting Engaged, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Digital Files, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Full-Length Video, Highlight Video, Video, Photo + Video
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!
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!
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 breathtaking, 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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 the 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!
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 mind I had working with this company was worth every cent. They were very easy to talk to and very responsive. Highly recommended!
Highly Recommend!Reviewed on 11/11/2015
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 up 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.
We loved working with Phil!Reviewed on 11/03/2015 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 time 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!
Book Bella Star!Reviewed on 9/10/2015 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 specific 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!
Amazing experienceReviewed on 8/28/2015 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!!!
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!!!!
Bella Star is the way to go!Reviewed on 8/09/2015 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 some 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!
Amazing Choice!!Reviewed on 8/09/2015 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 highly 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!
Bella Star ProductionsReviewed on 7/13/2015 Stephanie C
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.
Could not be happierReviewed on 6/22/2015 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.
We LOVE Bella Star Productions!Reviewed on 5/28/2015 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 husband 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!!
Fantastic Videographer!Reviewed on 1/26/2015 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!
BEST VIDEOGRAPHERReviewed on 12/10/2014
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!
Professional and caringReviewed on 11/10/2014
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.
Fantastic Photography!Reviewed on 10/23/2014 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 capturing 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
Bella Star is the best!Reviewed on 10/09/2014 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 highly recommend them to anyone! After searching through many either too expensive or poor quality companies, I am really happy I found Bella Star.