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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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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 […]

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Before You Say “I Do”, Check for a Permit!

Dress: Check! Flowers: Check! Cake: Check! Engagement Photo Session: Huh? I can’t take pictures here?! Venue: … Wait, what? I need a permit?! When it comes to getting married, it’s all about planning ahead. Before you get your heart set on your dream venue or a specific place for pictures — it pays to check […]

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A Modern Bride’s Guide To Traditional Wedding Photos

While many modern brides prefer fun and stylish wedding photos, you might still want more traditional family images (or at least know you have to do them for mom).  Your wedding day family formal images are the ones that mom will proudly display, the photos that document the family that attended – and the images that truly gain more importance with every anniversary you celebrate.

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Fall Engagement Sessions–What You Need to Know.

Fall is a great time for engagement sessions.  Couples who will have a formal engagement announcement printed, send save the date products, or want to practice getting comfortable in front of the camera often choose to work with their wedding photographer for an engagement session. We have some tips to help you get ready.

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WeddingWire.com Vendor Appreciation Night 2016

WeddingWire.com had their annual vendor appreciation event last night at the Gem Theater and they asked Mike Staff Productions to provide photography services.  We appreciate our relationship with Wedding Wire and all of the incredible wedding service providers in area.  We’ve learned it’s best for our clients when we have great relationships with other members of their wedding “team” … plus, it’s just more fun!  Here’s an article about the event on WeddingWire.com.

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Are You Choosing the Right Photographer?

Choosing a photographer for your wedding is just one of many things on your wedding planning to-do list, but it’s also one of the most important! Why? Because your wedding photos are capturing one of the most special moments in your life, something you will have to cherish for years to come.
You have an idea of the style of photos you want and people you absolutely have to have in some of the family shots, but how do you figure out whether your photographer will bring your vision to life? You may not be an expert photographer, but you are willing to pay for one, so here are some tips on how to find a good one!

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