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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 […]

Celebrating Dad with Father, Daughter Dance Songs We Love!

Think about it… Which moment at a wedding reception is a guaranteed tearjerker? You nailed it! The Father, Daughter Dance! Since we’re celebrating Father’s Day this weekend — we’re dedicating this blog to the man who helped raise you, will walk you down the aisle and give you away — DAD! The special bond between […]

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Married at First Sight: 1 on 1 with Anthony D’Amico

Here’s a question: would you marry a complete stranger? Well, that’s the basis for Lifetime TV’s hit reality show “Married At First Sight”. Have you been watching the romance (and drama) unfold?! Season 5 brings us three new couples that met for the first time at the altar — I’m talking minutes before exchanging vows! […]

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A Groom’s Cake History: Quirky, Fun, Delicious

What is your husband’s passion? (Besides you of course!) Is he a Star Wars super fan? Does he live and breath for the Detroit Tigers? Always on the golf course? One way to show off a ‘slice’ of your husbands personality (ha, get it?) is by including a Groom’s Cake at your wedding reception or […]

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