When we first met with BG Productions, we were shopping for a photographer, not a videographer. Neither my husband or I were interested in spending more money that we didn't have on a part of the wedding that wasn't a necessity. However, afte...
r watching one of Al's "short movies" there was absolutely no going back. Although we did choose another photographer, his wife Cathie did our engagement pictures, and they were very photojournalistic, just like we were looking for. If you want a product that looks like it belongs in a movie theater, come to Al. I have to be completely honest - my husband was not sold on the video for awhile. We were paying for the wedding ourselves, and the video was completely outside of our budget. Luckily for me, I convinced him it was worth the money. If you are worried about cash for your wedding, go cheap on the flowers, the cake, even the reception hall.. but don't go splurge on the photos and video - they are what you will take with you and keep forever.
The day of your wedding will go so fast, and so many different things will happen that you barely remember, or never want to forget. There were so many moments like this at our wedding, and that night my husband not only told Al he would like to up our package to the blu-ray version, but he profusely thanked me for wanting the video.
Al recently sent us our short movie (I would recommend doing the short movie and blu-ray package, it wouldn't be the same without both). My husband and I sat down to watch it, and were both in tears by the end. I can't tell you how many times he has thanked me for talking him into the video. It has been my first "I told you so" statement since the wedding. Al's short video looks like it came straight from the cinema, and if you don't believe me, go on their website and watch a few. He uses so many different techniques (in a very effective way), and is obviously very talented in his art. He captured so much footage from our wedding (some parts we didn't even know existed) and somehow managed to capture the entire spirit and every one of those moments that we wanted to remember. He was always where the action was, but you hardly would have known it. On top of this, he is the sweetest, most down to earth person we have worked with throughout this whole wedding process.
One more story I would like to share, that truly impressed me and speaks to the service aspect... Al is currently working on our blu-ray but wanted to have it just right before he sent it to us. A couple of days before Thanksgiving, he sent us a free DVD of our wedding just so we would be able to show the movie to our families for the holidays. He express mailed the package to us and I had never even asked for him to do so. I found this to be very thoughtful as well as almost unheard of - not many people would go to that great of lengths to make their customer happy, but he did, and my whole family was grateful for it.
I have and would definitely recommend this team again and again. We have had so many people ask us for our videographer's information after he recently posted our video online and we were able to link to it from facebook. I am sure a few of our friends will be using him when they get married next year, and I could not encourage them more!
Thank you, Al, for giving us a memory that will last a lifetime. My husband and I will forever be grateful.
~ Emilie & Dennis