Event Professional of the Month: Doug McBride PhotoCinima

 A Conversation With One of Central Iowa’s Premier Creative Forces in the Photography and Videography Realm How did you get started in the photography business?  A. I received my Bachelors Degree from The University of Iowa in Fine Art Photography & Motion Picture Film in 1987.  What is your favorite part of working with photography?

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Event Professional of the Month: DixieLane Photography (Sarah Ripperger) By Jake Feldman

Voted by Cityview Magazines being the best of 2013 for Photography, Sarah Ripperger and her company, Dixielane Photography, are already off to a great year! We’re proud to feature Dixielane Photography as our event professional of the month! Sarah and her crew are awesome to work with–and we at BC Productions love it when their name

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Event Venue of the Month: Embassy Suites By: Corrie McDowell

A great, all-suite hotel option for any event is the Embassy Suites, located in the East Village District in Downtown Des Moines. The property recently underwent an expansive remodel, which included all guest rooms, the lobby and atrium, and the event space. We at BC Productions love producing events at Embassy Suites, not only for

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Event Professional of the Month: Nicole Thomas By Jake Feldman

Nicole Thomas (of Nicole Thomas Photography) is an outstanding Photographer, and a great asset to any wedding vendor team. She knows how to work with Brides, Grooms, their families, and other VIP’s at every event to get those shots that will forever be emblazoned in photo print. Recently, I was able to ask Nicole a

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Event of the Month: Watson/Nelson Reception

Event Date: 12/31/12 – 1/1/13 (New Year’s Eve Wedding) Event Location: Gateway Hotel And Conference Center — Ames, Ia Resident DJ Entertainer Performing: Scott Tudor (MC/DJ) The Rest of Our Event Team: Caterer: Gateway Hotel & Conference Center Photographer: Mike Burgher Decorator: Evert’s Forest Event Details: The night started off with a cocktail hour, complete

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Avoiding procrastination Can Save You Money! By: Jake Feldman

Here at BC Productions, we track everything. From the leads that come in, and where they were referred from, and everything in between. A trend we have seen lately is brides and clients scheduling closer to the event date. From what used to be a year or more to 9 months out, now it is the

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Corrie’s Corner – December 2012

Happy New Year to all of you! It is my hope that your holidays were great, and that 2013 is treating you well so far. As Jake mentioned, we’re gearing up for what is sure to be a busy and successful year here at BC Productions! I personally love this time of year due to

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Resident DJ of the Month: Bill Burkett

Age: 27 From: Pella, IA Resides: Grimes, IA Years DJing: 9 Joined BC Production Team: 2011 Favorite Quote: “You wanna be happy in life, find something you love to do so much you would do it for free then find somebody that will pay you for it.” -Adam Goldstein aka DJ AM Djing Style: Let the

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Event Venue of the Month: Gateway Center By: Corrie McDowell

An outstanding venue that we work with a lot is the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames. Their level of detail and services provided make them excellent event partners and our entertainers know that when they work at the Gateway, they will be well taken care of from a venue standpoint, and the event

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Event Professional of the Month: Bach Catering By: Jake Feldman

From his humble beginnings as a dishwasher, Chef Jame Bach has had a growing love for the culinary arts. “I was a fill in for a friend, I immediately fell in love with the pace and the intensity,” says Bach “I didn’t even know what a kitchen was like.” From there, James earned his stripes

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