About this Vendor

Beautiful Wedding Photography. Realistic Prices.

We work with couples who want fun & creative wedding photography at a realistic price. We enjoy working with clients who have a unique vision for their wedding day and are seeking quality images and an easy-going and experienced photographer. Click on the tabs above or visit our website for more info.


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video


Contact Info

3 South Prospect Ave. STE 5A, Park Ridge, IL Serving Chicagoland (888) 976-7707

Reviewed on 6/05/2017 Sarah M

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... Read More 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.

2017-06-06T12:42:28 Response from the vendor

We love working as a team for DJ, Photo and Video. Makes us so comfortable and allows us to anticipate each other's needs that day so things run smoothly at your wedding. Ryan said, "It's basically stacking the deck when I get to work with... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/15/2017 Krysta R

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... Read More been beautiful! Pricing is reasonable, especially when bundling with other services. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on 9/23/2016 Cyrus P

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... Read More 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.

2017-06-06T12:44:19 Response from the vendor

Thanks so much. When you love what you do, you never "work" a day in your life :)

Reviewed on 8/23/2017 Liz F

We loved Mike Staff Productions! We had Shannon and Mark as our photographers and they did an amazing job. Shannon made me feel so relaxed and comfortable throughout the whole day and was so flexible in working with us. We would highly recommend her and Mark to anyone as their... Read More wedding photographer!

Reviewed on 8/12/2017 Kendra K

Our photographers Justin and Amy were amazing to work with. During our first meeting Justin and I ended up talking for over two hours working out details and getting to know each other's personalities so we could work everything smoothly on the day of the wedding! Any time... Read More that I needed to get in touch with Justin it was super easy! He made sure that my husband and I both had his cell number and that we could text him at any time with any questions that we had. We got all of our images back on the other day and we are so happy with the pictures! We can't wait to share them with our family and friends!

Reviewed on 8/02/2017 Andrea R

We used Mike Staff for photographers and a videographer. They were easy to work with at first but it was very hard to get ahold of the specific people you'd have the day of the wedding. Garrett was great for our videographer! Super fun and easy to work with! Tim was a great... Read More photographer also but Mark was a bit unorganized in that he missed some of the main things we wanted photos of. Not a huge thing cause I also didn't bring it up at the time to point it out but I was just ok with the experience. My only advice would be to make sure you look at your options good before choosing your photographer.

Reviewed on 7/09/2017 Kelsey R

Mike Staff Productions was awesome. The DJ (Seth) was energetic and awesome and kept our dance floor full all night. Our photographer (Craig) and videographer were efficient making our day run smoothly. I would highly recommend using Mike Staff!!!

Reviewed on 6/22/2017 Kelly F

I wish I could give 10 stars!! We absolutely loved our wedding photographer Vesna!! Highly recommend and I could not say enough great things about her! Not only does she take amazing photos but she has such a wonderful, fun and bubbly energy! You can't help but smile and laugh... Read More when you work with her! On the wedding day we also had a second photographer Chad who is great as well! He took some really amazing candids!

Reviewed on 6/20/2017 Kelly W

Mike Staff did an awesome job on our wedding in Northville, We used them for both DJ and Photography. Adam Freeman our DJ kept the party going all night and our photographer John Richmond got some great shots! We would recommend them to anyone looking, they are super... Read More professional and super fun to work with.

2017-07-05T10:32:21 Response from the vendor

Your Northville wedding ROCKED! We were thrilled to be a part of it and are so happy to hear you loved working with Adam and John -- sounds like you were in good hands. Congratulations! Thanks for this great review.

Reviewed on 6/14/2017 Tiffany B

I had a excellent experience with mike staff productions they were very professional our photographers Mary and Glenn were amazing our photos turned out amazing!!

2017-07-05T10:32:49 Response from the vendor

YOU’RE amazing! Thank you! Mary & Glenn simply loved capturing your wedding day and we are thrilled to hear you love the final product. Your wedding day is supposed to be a dream, we do our best to make sure your experience is professional and... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/19/2017 Mary A

No regrets! We very satisfied with our experience with Mike Staff. They were prompt with their responses and they were extremely professional. DJ Wes kept our dance floor packed all night! All of our guests continue to rave about him. Our photographer Chris R. took amazing... Read More pictures! She was very detail oriented and has a great work ethic. Shout out to our second photographer Chris. He also kept the ball rolling and created a fun atmosphere. I'm so impressed with Mike Staff. We had the best time at our wedding!

2017-07-05T10:33:21 Response from the vendor

DJ Wes loves a packed dance floor and let’s face it -- your guests loved to dance! Also, can’t go wrong with a double dose of Chris! We are thrilled to hear you had a great experience with our team -- they LOVED working with... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/14/2017 Lindsey Kay W

Craig and Holly my photographers were perfect! they knew what they were doing and we're seriously worth every penny!!! from professional to candid shots they kept the ball rolling without being intrusive and I am so happy I can trust that my wedding photos are of the highest of... Read More quality!!!!

2017-07-05T10:34:23 Response from the vendor

Craig and Holly understand that your wedding photos will be something you will cherish for the rest of your life, quality is want you want! But it’s more than just pictures -- the fact that you had such a great experience with our photography team... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/09/2017 Paige D

We used Bob for our DJ and he was amazing! Highly recommend him! He was professional, caught on when people weren't dancing to change up the music, and played some great stuff.

2017-07-05T10:34:51 Response from the vendor

Thanks for the rockin’ review on DJ Bob. He had a blast working with you, your family and those party animal guests of yours. Our DJ team takes pride in having an awesome music library -- but being a great wedding DJ means playing the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/06/2017 Gianna S

This was the most important day of our lives, our Wedding day. Our Photographer was Glenn. The level of care and dedication Glenn put into our day exceeded our expectations. He is personable, genuine and committed. He captured the love and happy moments that painted the... Read More pictures of our day. We cannot rate him highly enough!

2017-07-05T10:35:25 Response from the vendor

We don’t take working weddings sitting down (well, that’s practically impossible but you know what I mean)! Glenn was honored to be a part of the most important day of your lives & loved working with you! Told him he got a 5 star review... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 2/26/2017 Brianna J

Booked Craig I. for our wedding this August. We did an engagement photo session with him and it went great! We just emailed him to ask for help on logistics for the wedding day. Will let you all know how things go!

2017-07-05T10:35:54 Response from the vendor

First of all, congrats on your upcoming nuptials! (It’s sooo close!) So glad you and Craig have a great working relationship! It’s pretty cool to get to know each other before your wedding day, it’ll be much less stressful. Craig I. will certainly keep in... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/22/2016 Andrea L

We used Mike Staff for our wedding DJ and videography and are extremely happy with how everything went! Jimi and Rocky were professional, fun, and did amazing work. Jimi had the dance floor packed the WHOLE night. And Rocky made us feel so comfortable. We would highly recommend... Read More Mike Staff !

2017-07-05T10:36:32 Response from the vendor

Jimi and Rocky are a rockin’ team (no pun intended)! We can’t thank you enough for this awesome review & recommendation -- means so much to us. We love our jobs and LOVED working with you -- we’re so happy to hear the dance floor... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/17/2016 Krysten B

The photographer we had from there, Mary, was so great. She was super helpful and made our day easy. I would suggest her over and over again to anyone who asked. Not only was she helpful throughout the day but our pictures were absolutely fantastic.

2017-07-05T10:36:57 Response from the vendor

We want to thank YOU over and over again for this awesome review! All of us at Mike Staff love hearing when a wedding day runs smoothly and with Mary, you were in good hands. So thrilled you loved your pictures -- she loved working... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/07/2016 Kristin H

We couldn't have picked a better outfit for our Music, Photos, and Video services. Mike Staff Productions was very professional, organized, and beyond qualified. Craig and Ashley went out of their way to ensure our day was perfect. Not only did they capture beautiful pictures... Read More but they became our personal saviors helping with everything from getting ready and keeping us calm to making sure everything was where it needed to be. We couldn't have gotten through the day without them!

2017-07-05T10:37:30 Response from the vendor

Craig & Ashley = Photographers first, wedding day savior's second (and they loved every minute of it)! The fact that you trusted us with your music, pictures and video means everything to our team. It’s all about keeping you happy and calm because we all... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/07/2016 Kathryn S

We absolutely LOVED our photographers! Chris and Glen both were very personable and made my husband and I feel so comfortable and so confident! When we got our pictures we were blown away! I would say getting 2 photographers was very beneficial as well because we were able to... Read More get pictures before hand of the ladies and the guys! We are so happy with everything! I would definitely recommend using this company!

2017-07-05T10:41:20 Response from the vendor

Double the photographers, double the fun! Hair, makeup, tuxes -- let alone the ceremony & reception -- there’s a lot to capture on a wedding day and we’re so happy to hear Chris & Glen delivered. We loved being a part of one of the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Ashley G

DJ: Sean C Photographers: Dennis and Jay Mike Staff Productions went above and beyond for our wedding day! Our DJ Sean did more for my husband and I that we could have ever imagined. He worked closely with the Photographers, venue and Pastor to make our day perfect. We had some... Read More unique song choices for our ceremony and reception and he gave us everything we asked for. I texted him many times in the days leading up to the wedding and was quick to respond and accommodate me! Dennis and Jay made our day even easier, we discussed a plan and they executed it to a tee. They made sure all the bridal party and family was in the right place at the right time and took some AMAZING pictures. They were such a blast to work with, very outgoing and their personalities and professionalism put me at easy. Thank you Sean, Dennis, and Jay for the best experience. You all are so good at what you do!

2017-07-05T10:41:56 Response from the vendor

Wow, all we can is WOW -- oh and thank you!!!!!!!! This review made our day. Sean, Dennis and Jay are smiling from ear to ear. They had as much fun working with you, as you did working with them. We of course want to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/23/2016 Emily C

Dennis and Trista were amazing. They went above and beyond to capture the moments on our day. They made our day so smooth!

Reviewed on 10/12/2016 L L

My husband and I booked Mike Staff for our DJ, Photography, and Videography services over a year in advance. We had chosen our photographer early based on the videos we saw. I was in a wedding about 6 months before my own and the bride had also hired a Mike Staff... Read More photographer, his name was Dennis. Getting to see Dennis' work first hand and how well he worked with the large bridal party sold me. My husband and I called Mike Staff after that wedding and asked to switch our photographer to Dennis. He was amazing. He was willing to take on ideas and had many ideas of his own. We still get compliments from guests and our own bridal party about how wonderful he was to work with. Overall, Mike Staff Productions was very accommodating when we wanted to switch our photographer and everything turned out great! I would highly recommend them for photography purposes.

2017-07-05T10:42:23 Response from the vendor

What a great story! We love giving our brides and grooms the opportunity to chose their photographer through video profiles -- but the fact you got to see Dennis in action at another wedding-- turned out to be priceless. Thanks for choosing Mike Staff Productions,... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/07/2016 Robin L

Had some issues with the photography. The owner, Mike Staff, worked very diligently with us to resolve the issues and take care of any problems we had to make sure we were happy.

Reviewed on 9/20/2016 Michelle R

We couldn't be happier with Mike & Geneva as our wedding photographers! The whole process was very relaxed the day of, just like with our engagement photo session with Mike, and we LOVED our photos! We got married at the Michigan Science Center, so the venue was very busy and... Read More unique, and they did an amazing job. When looking for a photographer, it was very important to us that we had copyrights to our photos, so if that's important to you as well definitely look into Mike Staff. Our 9 months of working with them through our engagement went smoothly and the company in general was very easy to work with.

2016-10-07T20:06:45 Response from the vendor

We love photographing at unique venues. Mike and Geneva had a great time working with you. Thank you for letting us bring your wedding vision to life.

Reviewed on 9/20/2016 Amanda R

We used Shannon and she was AMAZING! Not only was she super organized, but she was down to earth and fun to hangout with all day. She had really creative ideas for pictures and was always willing to take candids when we asked. Being able to organize my family for a photo is no... Read More easy task, but she made it look easy while having a smile on her face. Since we just got married a couple days ago, I haven't seen the pictures yet, but I know they will be great! Thank you so much Shannon!

2016-10-07T20:07:18 Response from the vendor

Shannon really enjoyed working with you and your family. Thank you for letting us be part of your wedding day!


Meet The Owner

Mike Staff

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