About this Vendor
Beautiful Images + Realistic Prices + Kind People
Are you looking for the perfect wedding photographer at a realistic price? Visit our website to check out our portfolio, prices and availability ... and to see why couples have given us more 5-star reviews than any other Chicago area photographer. Trust our Reputation. Love your Wedding.
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video
We loved Mike Staff Productions! Used them for our photography, videography and DJ! Could not be more happy. Our photos, done by Ryan, came out awesome! He was great to work with and we loved that he did our engagement shoot so we could meet him before the wedding. The videographer did great and our DJ, Jon, rocked it all night long. We got the pictures and video like a month after the wedding! We decided to check them out after reading reviews on this site and we are so happy we did! Very highly recommend.
We absolutely loved Mike Staff Productions! We used this company for photography, videography and DJ. Diego was our photographer and he was brilliant. He's artistic and creative but he also is direct and got people where they needed to be. The pictures we've seen so far have been beautiful! Pricing is reasonable, especially when bundling with other services. Highly recommend!
We are by no means easy graders and have pretty high standards. For instance, if you were asking me about some of our other vendors I would give them a C- or D+. That said the Mike Staff team is the vendor that I would most highly recommend of all our vendors. Lisa, our main photographer, was just awesome - truly awesome. We felt completely at ease with her all day long and she kept things fun while also accomplishing everything we had requested. One of the biggest things for my wife was making sure she felt comfortable with the photographer we were working with and we could not have been happier with Lisa. In fact, we have discussed that we would like to have the whole Mike Staff team over for dinner given how much we enjoyed our time with them. As for the photos themselves, the pictures were just great and she did a great job catching so many wonderful memories. A lot of great shots in a lot of great locations. So overall I would highly recommend Lisa and the Mike Staff team. One last thing I really like about Mike Staff is that we get digital access to all of the pictures with no watermarks on a memory stick after the album is completed. That was important to me when looking at a photographer.
My wife and I chose Mike Staff because they were a local company and were recommended by a few friends. We are so happy we went with them! From our initial meeting all the way to the "thank you" text we got from our DJ Kevin, the day after our wedding, we could not be more pleased. They were accommodating, friendly, and answered all of our questions. The process was fun, professional, and efficient. Our DJ Kevin was amazing! He did both our ceremony and reception with such ease. He played great music for all age groups that kept everyone dancing all night! Mike Staff Productions and Kevin C. are at the top of our recommendation list!
We used Mike Staff Productions for photography. Our photographer was Mary and I can’t say enough nice things about her. She was timely, very friendly, had a sense of humor, and made sure my night was perfect. If I needed anything she was there to help me. Our wedding was the first actual full wedding on both of our family’s sides, so we weren’t so sure on what to do. That didn’t matter though because I had Mary by my side! She helped fix the groom’s and his guy’s boutonnières. She was very attentive and detail oriented. The pictures she was getting were awesome. I can’t wait to have the final copies. Mary you made our night special and perfect! I would highly recommend Mary and Mike Staff Productions!!
We had a wonderful experience with Mike Staff Productions! What is great about them is when you go for your consultation, it's like visiting a friends house. You talk about what you would like in our case the photographer and DJ and then they give you several videos to watch of potential DJ's and Photographers. We picked based on our wants and needs and our wedding day couldn't have gone more perfect! Our photographer Mary was enthusiastic, gave suggestions, and was just great! Our DJ Matt was perfect as well! Weeks after our wedding we were still getting complements on the music and how the dance floor was always full! My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
I think everyone that plans a wedding goes through generally similar experiences when choosing photographers and a DJ. I have to say that our time with the Mike Staff crew was about as pleasant as it could be. We were very impressed with the first meeting, and then when it came time to pick our DJ and Photographer, we were apprehensive of course, because what happens if you pick someone and it doesn't work out? It's the biggest day of your life, so everything has to be perfect! I am happy and proud to say that Mary, Katie (Photographers), and Matt (DJ) did an absolutely flawless job of capturing our day in photos and expressing our lives through the music being played. Mary's initial phone conversation was incredibly thorough, and we were very comfortable on our wedding day from the start. Her professionalism, courtesy and understanding of what she was trying to accomplish was overwhelmingly reassuring. Her direction was key and moved us right through all of our photos with ease. For a December (snowy!) wedding, we breezed through incredible photos at every stop and it felt like she was part of the wedding with how well her personality fit with the bridal party. Katie was also a fantastic and we appreciate her help and guidance throughout the day. Our DJ was Matt, and from the first phone call with him, we could tell that he was going to do a fantastic job. He is extremely detail oriented, and handled everything with class. Matt walked us through the entire night, gave us suggestions and feedback, and was happy to be the body guard for the microphone at the wedding, shutting down several requests throughout the night that happened to be on our "do not play list", and did so without causing any commotion. We have received an incredible amount of compliments on both the music and the day in general, and we could not have done it without the professionalism and dedication from the Mike Staff Team. Mary, Katie and Matt - Thank you so much for making our day the best it could be. We cannot wait to see the pictures! Best- B&S
We went with Mike Staff for our DJ and photographer and they offered a great package deal. Both were in contact with us prior to the wedding to make sure that our big day would be everything we wanted it to be and that things ran smoothly. Shannon, our photographer, was beyond amazing and kept the wedding party on schedule by moving us along with swift efficiency and took beautiful photographs that captured all of the great memories of the day. Our DJ was also amazing! He matched our music preference perfectly and made the night a blast!
We chose the 3 part package and were beyond happy with how everything went! I wouldn't change a thing about the services we received!
Our experience with Mike Staff was amazing. We utilized their DJ services (Dave) and their videography services (Daniel). Dave was so much fun and so easy to work with. He played music that not only pleased my husband and I, but our parents and all our guests, too. A really tough thing to accomplish! He went right along with the vibe we were going for and we had the best time with him. Daniel captured every little detail of our day and somehow made it seem like he wasn't even there. We are so excited to see our video when it is finished in a few weeks! Thank you so much to everyone at Mike Staff for helping to make our wedding everything we could have ever wished for and more.
John and Amy were amazing photographers. John knew exactly what we wanted and made sure our day was perfect !!
DJ Wes was easily the right choice. All of the announcements were spot on and the music was great. The dance floor was full the entire night! Both Amy & Chris were amazing! They were very friendly and well-prepared. The pictures are beautiful! They both made sure that all of the important moments were captured and we couldn't be happier. We will definitely recommend Mike Staff to others, especially Chris and Amy! Thank you for making our day special!
Mike staff did an amazing job for our wedding from our initial consultation, planning and on the day of our wedding. Our photographer, Diego, did a great job capturing exactly the style of photos that we wanted. He was so helpful and so patient when family photos were being taken (my husband and I both have very large families!). I highly recommend Mike Staff!!
Craig was amazing to work with! He made taking pictures fun and easy! My husband and I are not photogenic so Craig was the perfect fit for making us enjoy the pictures. Mark was also awesome. We got extremely lucky with two of the best!!! Thank you so much for the awesome pictures and for catching the most memorable day of our lives thus far!
Our wedding was back in August and we used Mike Staff for photography and DJ. We are very happy with our photos (Ca're and Mary) and our DJ (Kyle Z.) was AMAZING. Our dance floor was packed the entire night and I cannot tell you how many of our guests said it was one of the funnest weddings they had ever been to! The ceremony music was flawless, dinner music was great and the party portion was even greater. We could not have picked a better DJ!
My husband and I are so glad we decided to go with Mike Staff. John and James really made sure we looked our best. I noticed a few times while doing group bridal party pictures, they not only made sure my husband and I looked fabulous, but anyone else that was in the picture. John and James are awesome people and photographers. They were absolutely hilarious! Which made the whole experience fun and memorable
Rocky was so great to work with! He absolutely killed it on our wedding video and got things when we didn't even know he was there. He did an exceptional job and we wouldn't have wanted anyone else to have recorded it for us!!
We loved having Mike Staff as a part of our big day! From the first meeting to the last few emails, the staff have been so warm and helpful! We had Josh as our DJ, and him and his wife did such a perfect job! He got everyone out on the dance floor, read the crowd and played all the right music! We had Jim as our photographer and him and his assistant did such a beautiful job! He knew exactly how to capture every little moment we wanted! We can't thank you all enough for the role you played on our wedding day! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job! We highly recommend Mike Staff to anyone looking for a company that will help make your day perfect!!!!
Everything Vesna and Dennis did was amazing. Everyone at our wedding was so impressed with them. We highly recommend any of their photographers. They made our wedding day photos easy and spectacular! Thank you!
I cannot say enough about Lynn (photographer)! She's amazing and our personalities gelled SO well. Tim was her co- photographer and he was great too! We used Mike Staff for DJ as well and Jon did great! Read the crowd well!
We had Mike Staff for our wedding photography and DJ! Both were amazing! Our DJ, Rick M.,, was so easy to work with and understood exactly what we wanted. There was never a dull moment on the dance floor with dancing the whole time! Our photographer was Jim V. and he is so talented. Jim and I spent a while on the phone discussing our wedding timeline and what kind of photos we wanted. He had a lot of great advice and suggestions and went over and above! They both exceeded all our expectations and we had the best day!Thank you very much Rick,Jim and Amy! A friend of ours even saw our photos and booked Jim through Mike Staff for their wedding!
My husband and I used Mike Staff for photography, videography, and DJ. Our experience was flawless - 10/10 for each service. James had the dance floor packed from start to finish, our guests are still talking about him! Mark showed absolute passion as he captured our day, we haven't been able to stop reflecting on images or watching our wedding video since that sneak peak - absolutely stunning products! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. - Dan & Rachel
Rocky and steve were both personable! They never got in the way and captured so many moments throughout the night that Dave and I would have never been able to see without video. Thanks so much
Mike Staff productions is a wonderful company and I was so happy with my choice in photographer. I stumbled upon Mike Staff on instagram with the bride and bridal party in the Tigers dug out and knew this company would make my dreams of doing pictures at The Joe a reality. Let me tell you it is not an easy task to make this happen, especially since it was their last season there. Our photographer, Trista had to jump through so many hoops to make it happen. She went above and beyond for us and we are so grateful to have worked with her. Since The Joe is now closed we will forever cherish our pictures and all our memories we had there. Our engagement session was so much fun and Trista did a wonderful job at making us comfortable and enjoying the session. After such a wonderful experience with our engagement photos I knew our wedding would be in good hands! Everything about our wedding was perfect even though it decided to down pour during our picture time. Trista assured me everything would be okay and the pictures would still turn out beautifully despite the rain. She was absolutely right and did a great job of adapting to the change of events. If anyone is on the fence about a photographer I highly recommend you use Mike Staff and specifically work with Trista. You will not regret it. I cannot say enough good things about this company. They are a breeze to work with and I never had to worry about them canceling on me last minute. Thank you Mike Staff for making my day unforgettable!
Dennis was absolutely amazing! He went above and beyond with everything! Our pictures turned out better than we ever imagined. Thank you so much, Dennis!
Meet The Owner
Over two decades ago, Mike Staff launched Mike Staff Productions to save weddings from cheesy, over-the-top, embarrass-your-guests type of DJs. Mike and his amazing team are still revolutionizing the wedding industry to this day with award-winning DJ, Photography and Videography services; focused on the bride and groom’s personalized needs and always surpassing expectations in a remarkable way. “Great weddings come with great responsibility. We’re here for you.” – Mike