Chicago Wedding Photography

The Real Chicago Wedding of Kristin & Scott

Kristin and Scott are two pretty incredible people. No, not just because they worked with Mike Staff Productions on their wedding day (hehe) but because they are making a significant difference in the lives of children in Chicago. Kristin is Speech-Language Pathologist and works in a school district with elementary aged children that have autism, […]

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Chicago Appointment

We’re just going to be upfront with you — an appointment with Mike Staff Productions will be the least sales-like appointment you’ll experience while wedding planning. That’s why you don’t have to be afraid to visit us! It’s low key, it’s stress free and believe it or not — it’s actually really fun. No pressure […]

The Real Chicago Wedding of Sabrina & Adam

This weeks ‘Real Wedding’ feature takes us to Chicagoland!  You’re about to meet and hear directly from Sabrina and Adam, a lovely couple who turned to our Mike Staff Productions office in Park Ridge, Illinois to plan their wedding. Wait until your read how their love story began. It is literally a scene out of […]

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The Most Important Wedding Photography Question You’re Not Asking

Do you know the #1 complaint couples have when it comes to wedding photography? Bad images? Nope. The photographer wasn’t easy to get along with? Uh-uh.  It was too expensive?  Sure, this is a common complaint but not the #1 complaint.  A couple’s biggest disappointment and frustration with their wedding photography usually isn’t even “on […]

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Start Your Engines! Dream Cruise with Mike Staff Productions

Get out the car wax, hang the fuzzy dice, rev your engine and kiss the bride! You heard us, the 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise is upon us and that has us thinking about two of our favorite things: classic cars and weddings! From hot rods, muscle cars to corvettes that will make grown men drool […]

How to Get the Best Engagement Photos: Tips from a Pro

Being engaged is one of the happiest moments in a girl’s life!  Between finding the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, calling all of your girlfriends and endlessly gazing at how the light shines on your ring (we’ve all done it) — you pretty much have a permanent grin 24/7! […]

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Ultimate Must-Have Wedding Photo Guide

When it comes to moments you want your wedding photographer to capture throughout your wedding day and include in your wedding album — this list barely scratches the surface, but we’re headed in the right direction! The Bride Getting Into Her Dress Cutting of the Wedding Cake  Bridal Bouquet  Mother / Son Dance  You’ve spent […]

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6 Engagement Photo Prop Ideas

YAY! You’ve got your ring, let the engagement fun begin… A good place to start: Engagement Photo Shoot! You might be asking yourself, why take engagement photos? It’s a great opportunity to work with your wedding photographer for the first time and get comfortable in front of their lens and with their style. Use the […]

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Formal Wedding Portraits: Ready. Set. Plan!

Arm in arm with Aunt Bev… Side by side with Grandma and Grandpa… Both sets of parents together with you and your (new) hubby… Get ready to channel your inner supermodel because once you say ‘I do’ it’s photo shoot time! Besides the ‘Romantic’s’ you’ll take with your groom and bridal party, no wedding day […]

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Don’t Sweat Your Summer Wedding, Here’s How to Keep Everyone Cool

Picture this… It’s mid-June in Michigan and you’re having an outdoor wedding.   You’re expecting (and truly hoping for) a beautiful wedding day filled with cooler temperatures, sunshine, even a slight breeze…. But then reality kicks in (it is Michigan after all)! Your early summer wedding turns sticky and stagnant with temperatures soaring into the […]

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