About this Vendor

Lifelong Memories. Surprisingly Affordable.

96% of couples who don’t get a wedding video regret it by the next day… live without regrets. Relive your wedding over and over with a high quality and emotional video. We work with couples who would love to have a great wedding video but are concerned by the price. Click on the tabs above or visit our website to view demos and learn more.


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Vintage

Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Full-Length Video, Highlight Video, Video, Photo + Video


Contact Info

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

Reviewed on 9/14/2016 Trinity M

Our videographer Josh was so personable and caring. He worked well with everyone around him and would consistently be coming up with new ideas for interesting shots. I can't believe we were lucky enough to work with such a talented person. We are truly grateful for all his... Read More efforts and will remember this day forever.

2016-09-15T13:18:59 Response from the vendor

We were so honored to help with your wedding. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

Reviewed on 9/21/2015

We couldn't of made a better decision when we chose Mike Staff Productions to do our Videography for our Wedding day. In the beginning we weren't sure we wanted a videographer because we already had a photographer to catch all the memories on our special day. We are so happy we... Read More decided to have a videographer to catch all the things the photographer couldn't catch for us to look back on. Best decision ever was choosing Mike Staff Productions, our video couldn't of turned out more perfect!!

2015-09-22T13:22:15 Response from the vendor

Thank you for allowing us to capture your wedding day.


Reviewed on 2/10/2015 Monica P

We couldn't be happier with our choice to hire Mike Staff Productions for our photography, videography, and dj services. Tim Stolkey is a great salesman and was wonderful at keeping on top of our needs. It was great to have all three big services under one roof, the pricing was... Read More reasonable, and totally unique--we got to watch videos of the photographers and djs to choose who we wanted! Photography-Lee Hickman and the second photographer, Diego, were great! They helped give us a fair amount of direction while just capturing all the great moments. They were professional and had a lot of great photo ideas. Lee really knew what he was doing even though we didn't! He was organized and coordinated everyone--bridal party, videographer, and other photographer. Lee was very mindful of making sure that we were always comfortable with the direction of things and that he was meeting our needs, rather than just doing what he liked. He was a great communicator and was very clear about wanting us to speak up if we wanted any changes. We haven't gotten our full photos yet (wedding was only 2 weeks ago) but the sneak peek album we received looks incredible! SO BEAUTIFUL! I HIGHLY recommend them and have already sent them referrals. One thing to consider, however, is how much time you will need the photographer(s) and/or videographer--basic packages likely won't cover it if you need them all day.

2017-07-05T10:27:33 Response from the vendor

We can’t tell you how happy this review is making us right now. You’re nailing everything we try to accomplish with our bride and grooms and we are thrilled you had such a great experience. Can’t go wrong when you bundle everything together, right? Oh... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Michelle C

Mike Staff did a wonderful job with our wedding videography. They even made two edits for us to make sure it was perfect before the final version was sent out. It was exactly what we had hoped for. My husband and I highly recommend Mike Staff for wedding videography!

2017-11-07T07:50:19 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the recommendation and this awesome review. We're so happy to hear you LOVE your video and of course, you needed an edit? DONE :) We want your video to exactly how you want it and we're glad it is. We wish you... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/25/2017 Katie B

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!!

2017-11-07T07:47:29 Response from the vendor

We made sure to share this 5 Star review with Rocky, himself. Your kind words mean so much and we're so glad your day was captured perfectly. Thank you so much for working with us and we hope your wedding video is something you'll cherish... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/12/2017 Whitney C

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

2017-11-07T07:45:43 Response from the vendor

We're thrilled to hear you had such a great experience with Rocky & Steve! Knowing that they weren't noticed or in the way is a BIG compliment! Seriously! That's what having a wedding video is all about, being able relive the day and experience what... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/11/2017 Sabrina S

We used Mike Staff for our 9/2 wedding, contracting services for all three services: video, photo and DJ. I couldn't be happier that we went with this vendor. From the get-go, Tim was wonderful to work with: he was fun, energetic and very knowledgeable with respect to the... Read More individuals working in each service. Based on our needs / wants, he helped us select our photographer (Chelsea) and our DJ (Mike). Later, we added video to the mix (Eddie). Due to a conflict that arose, our DJ changed from Mike to Tim himself and he killed it. The dance floor was packed all night with people dancing, singing and having an amazing time. We've had multiple guests mention how awesome he was and what a great selection of music he played. He was wondering in coordinating with me as well with respect to the other two services, and keeping things on track and in order. He was also super responsive with every email exchange. For photography, we used Chelsea as our lead photographer, and Donna was our second shooter. They worked amazingly together, ensuring every shot I mentioned on my shot list was taken. They organized the bridal party, rounding them up and keeping everyone in line and in order for photos. They walked the ceremony and the reception as well, so as to get every picture / angle possible. They were fun, sweet and oh so patient (we had a larger bridal party / wedding!). Chelsea, who I emailed with primarily for photos, was also quick to respond; it was like chatting with a really good friend. She's funny, sweet, and could get Adam to smile and actually enjoy taking pictures; that's quiet a job in itself. I loved every second of working with her. She's great at posing you, getting candid and having things be natural, too. Finally, our videographer, Eddie, you didn't even know he was there taking video! Most people, including ourselves, envision someone with a massive camera in your face all night. Nope! Eddie blended right in with Donna and Chelsea and he even stayed an hour longer than contracted so that we could get dances captured as the dance floor opened for the night. I can't recommend Mike Staff enough. They truly were the best ever.

2017-10-11T17:07:43 Response from the vendor

WOW! We are loving every word of this review. Thank you, thank you, thank YOU! Between Chelsea, Donna, Eddie and Tim - sounds like you had excellent team! We’re thrilled to hear that they were able to create and document wedding memories that will last... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/22/2017 Katie F

My wife and I had the absolute pleasure of having Jon and Rex from Mike Staff or our DJ and Videography services! They were both absolutely incredible and just so great and easy to work with. With Rex, he not only was a very personable, flexible, and detailed videographer -... Read More but he was just such a nice guy. He even helped the groomsmen put on all their flowers; which let me tell you - was a huge help. Super creative, easy to work with, personable, and was great in coordinating with the other vendors like the photographer to capture the perfect moments and shots. We're super excited to see the finished product! He was fantastic! We really feel like we got two of the best guys within their respective fields. We are recommending Mike Staff and these two guys in particular to anyone we speak to that's getting married or having a big event! 5 Stars from Katie and Mike!

2017-10-11T17:00:29 Response from the vendor

Congratulations, Katie and Mike! What an awesome wedding you had. Jon and Rex loved working with you and we are so happy to hear they made the day easy and stress free for you. (They really are so good at what they do!) Although, we... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/16/2017 Leah K

This rating is simply off of the service of our wedding day as we have not yet received our video, but overall this company was great!! Thorough in accomplishing what we wanted and creative with helping us capture great moments. He helped us feel comfortable in front of the... Read More camera and was the cherry on top to our perfect day. We can't wait to see the final product!

2017-10-11T16:59:00 Response from the vendor

We loved working with you and hope your wedding video is something you'll cherish for years and years to come! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day :)

Reviewed on 8/03/2017 Sherry F

Mike Staff Productions is by far above the rest! From the moment I started working with them I knew I made the right decision. There was literally not one request they could not accommodate. Every single person on their team assisted and never once made me feel like my requests... Read More were too much from beginning to end. They found a way and always made it work with no excuses or issues and produced an AMAZING and impressive wedding video. I am very grateful for Mike Staff Productions and I would and will recommend them to anyone I know that needs any service they so professionally provide. Thank you, especially to Erik and Jason, who put up with me for the long haul, granted all of my crazy requests and produced perfection!!

2017-10-11T16:58:10 Response from the vendor

When it came to producing perfection, your wedding made it easy! Thank for this GLOWING review! So beyond thrilled to hear you have a wedding video that you love and will be able to cherish for a lifetime. We are so happy you made the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/17/2017 Alicia C

Okay soon to be Newly Weds – here is the short & sweet version....Mike Staff Productions & DJ Tim are the best choice for your wedding. You will not find a group of folks that go the extra distance for the most important day of your lives. Our experience was beyond... Read More expectations on all levels, especially the works of Tim on the 1’s & 2’s, Chelsea’s master eye for photography & David ability to work the camera….our wedding was more than just a day, it was a story, our story, the best story thanks to Mikes Staff. The photos’ are so polished & professional and the video isn’t a video, it a movie – a full body production that we’ll enjoy forever…..we seriously look like movie stars. Book your best time ever through Mike Staff, we can’t recommend enough Tim for your DJ...you've got so much more going on with your wedding & work and Tim makes the fun part easy & helps grows the positive anticipation as you get closer to your date. Book it with Mike!

2017-07-05T10:28:16 Response from the vendor

Aw man, Tim has been non-stop bragging about how you said he was skilled on the 1’s & 2’s! So glad he was able to crank up the party for you. When it comes to your photography and videography experience, we’re starting to blush over... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/05/2017 Danielle M

We were beyond impressed with everything Mike Staff did for us. It is such a hard thing to plan a wedding but they made it so easy (and affordable!!) We had video, photograph, dj, and uplighting from Mike Staff. I don't think I can even come up with one complaint!! Our DJ Dave... Read More was an amazing host and kept the night moving for us! Our photographers Chris were amazing and captured so many amazing moments. Our videographer was so awesome and I was worried about him being so present and around all day but we didn't notice him (in a good way!!) I honestly can't thank them enough for their amazing work all around :-) I would (and have/will be) recommending them to everyone I know!

2017-07-05T10:29:08 Response from the vendor

Zero complaints = GOALS! Thank you so much for this awesome review. We’re thrilled to hear that bundling all of our services (you were a quadruple threat) made wedding planning easier for you. DJ Dave knows how to keep a party going, doesn’t he? Our... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 2/02/2017 Pete C

Rocky and Danny were excellent videographers. They took the time to prepare and ask us questions, making sure we were getting everything we asked for. I would highly recommend them for your wedding.

2017-07-05T10:29:45 Response from the vendor

We’re thrilled you allowed us to capture your wedding day through video. We’re so happy to hear Rocky and Danny were a great team - it’s all about planning ahead and making sure the day goes smooth. Thanks so much!

Reviewed on 1/01/2017 Elaine G

Had a great experience with Mike Staff Productions for our wedding! We hired two videographers for our wedding from Mike Staff and were pleased with our final video! Our videographers were there to capture each moment of our wedding ceremony through the end of the night. They... Read More were professional, on-time, and ready to go! From our first meeting to our final check-in before the wedding I felt confident in their abilities. They seamlessly filmed and worked well with our photographer. I also liked the personal touches they put into our wedding video (taping messages from our bridal party during the reception). The final product was wonderful as well! Our package included a DVD with edited footage and our choices of music for the soundtrack. They also created a highlights video we were able to post to social media! I would advise that the final editing takes a bit of time. However, it is worth the wait! Also, there were possible add-ons I was not aware of upfront (getting a blu ray of the footage). I kind of wish I had known about them before I had made my final vendor payments. Those points aside, I highly recommend this vendor! They were quick to respond to email and phone calls. I also found them flexible and friendly. They have an office for appointments with evening appointments. This was a huge help to my fiance and I as we work during the week. They have a digital portal for clients that also makes life easier. Mike Staff's videography services are also an excellent pick for brides and grooms working on a budget! Their rates are flexible for different needs and refreshingly, don't break the bank. They are well worth the fantastic final product!

2017-06-06T12:35:54 Response from the vendor

Thank you for allowing us to capture the important moments from your wedding. Also, a big thank you for taking the time to write this. It means the world to us :)

Reviewed on 12/31/2016 Mary B

They were fantastic! Super friendly and gave us plenty of options for our DJ. Videography was beautiful. I was very pleased!

Reviewed on 12/22/2016 Lauren N

Would highly recommend Mike Staff productions. Our videographer was great and really personable. High quality, very professional, easy to work with and we received our video on time. Would highly recommend for your special day!

Reviewed on 12/19/2016 Carrie H

From the moment we reviewed videographer options to the moment we received the link to the finished video, Mike Staff Productions was fantastic! They were always in quick communication with us no matter what the question was, and always had answers and options for us. No high... Read More pressure sales, awesome bundle options (do the bundle - you won't regret it), and a comfortable experience overall. Our videographer captured all the moments we requested, and then blew us away with moments we had no idea were filmed! The experience throughout the day was very unintrusive. It was rare for him to give us a specific direction, and that's exactly how we wanted it. We highly recommend Mike Staff Productions for your video needs.

2017-07-05T10:30:20 Response from the vendor

There’s nothing we love more than being able to capture someone’s wedding day. We also love when you can’t tell we’re running around with our cameras, seriously, it’s a great compliment! We hope you cherish your video for decades to come. We wish you the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 12/06/2016 Lauren C

We hired Mike Staff for photography and DJ services. First, our DJ (Paul) was absolutely spectacular. My family is extremely particular about music and dancing and Paul knew exactly which songs to play. The dance floor was packed the entire night. Even more, I explained to Paul... Read More that I was a part of a flash mob with one side of my family that was supposed to be a surprise for my husband. Turns out, the whole joke was on me because my husband was in on it with both sides of my family! Paul had to navigate my telling him to keep a secret from my husband and then my husband calling to say, "No, don't listen to her, I know about it all. This is the real secret." I'm sure that was stressful for him and he never let it show! We really liked out photographer, Ryan. He had a great personality and seemed genuinely excited and happy for us throughout the day. He even brought sparklers for us to use as a prop! My only photography complaint is that I sent him a shot list for the church and in the chaos of the day, I did not get a lot of the pictures I had requested. For example, I do not have a formal photo of my mom and I. I was reassured by Ryan that he would take charge of the formal photos and that he would make sure I got what I wanted. I was disappointed not to get them.

Reviewed on 12/06/2016 Ashley A

We used Mike Staff for our wedding DJ - what a hit! We went in for the first meeting and were shown videos of all the available DJs for the day. From that, we picked Steve who is a younger guy and seemed to connect with the crowd well. Steve did a fantastic job of getting to... Read More know our wedding guests and playing according to the mood. We gave him a list of songs (my husband is a huge music fan) and he played our must-haves, but also did his job of suggesting songs. He was very easy to work with and answered all of our questions during our pre-wedding phone meeting. We cannot reccomend Steve enough! Thank you so much!

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. Our videographer, Steve, was out of this world. He made sure to capture everything we wanted on video and was by... Read More our side all evening helping to make sure the night was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better group of people to work with on our wedding day!

Reviewed on 10/23/2016 Emily C

Tyler was great!

Reviewed on 10/15/2016 Amie L

We have zero regrets when it comes to hiring Mike Staff Productions for our videography, photography, and DJ services. First, let me talk about Tim. Tim is the head salesman you meet with when first deciding and he is just wonderful. Tim makes you feel at ease, is honest, and... Read More makes you feel absolutely no pressure. He is also there throughout your wedding planning process and he answers all of my questions, answering emails incredibly promptly. He is all around amazing at what he does! For videography we had David and for photography, Chelsea. Both were amazing. We haven't even seen all of the final product yet but I have full faith it will all be incredible! They were so nice, professional, and fun to work with throughout the day. I could trust them to do a great job and thus spent the day worry-free and just enjoying being a bride! They knew what they were doing and I could tell they cared about my wedding and my day. For DJ, we had Mike K. Let me just say, Mike is amazing. I don't have enough words to describe Mike. He was our master of ceremonies and reception DJ, he was professional, fun, nice, approachable, and organized. He kept us on track with the timeline and most importantly, played what we wanted to hear but also took requests and all around KEPT THE PARTY GOING! We all had so much fun and honestly it is because of the packed dance floor due to Mike. There was great music all night, transitions, and no opportunities for people to even want to leave the dance floor party. But it didn't feel like a trashy club. It felt like an awesome wedding you wanted to stay at all night long! All in all, Mike Staff is affordable and a great, professional company. They care about you and your wedding.

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. Anson, our... Read More videographer, was truly wonderful. We felt at ease with him all day. He was fun and kept the mood light. He also worked fantastically with our photographer. I also really appreciated that when we had a hiccup in timing due to a medical issue at the wedding that he was willing (in fact insisted on) to stay longer to capture some of the key speeches and dances. All that said, the proof is in the pudding and we just received our wedding video and we loved every minute of it. We know we will be watching it for years to come. We highly recommend Anson as your wedding videographer. You will get a great product and work with a great guy. You will not be disappointed.

Reviewed on 9/20/2016 Katie P

Mike Staff Productions exceeded our expectations in every way! Anson, our videographer was worth every penny! We debated if we really "needed" a video, and have to say, it was hands down, one of the best decisions we made and having Anson as our man behind the video camera,... Read More made it all worth it. We just received our wedding video and couldn't be happier with all the beautiful footage he captured over the course of the day. He put everyone at ease and was so fun to work and his work speaks for itself! We can't thank him enough for all his hard work on our big day and for capturing so many moments that were happening all around us! The video brought tears to our eyes and we will treasure it for many years to come!

Reviewed on 9/18/2016 Eryn A

Since first contacting Mike Staff they were very responsive. Very quick to email back, call, etc. Before the wedding my videographer David called me and we had a lengthy conversation about what I was looking for, etc. I thought it was great that he took the time out to contact... Read More me before the day of. He also gave me some great tips for the day of! David was amazing!! He is great at what he does and takes charge to make sure you get the best video possible. I found out later my priest was not so nice to him, but he did not tell me or let me know to upset me that day. He was super sweet even under the not so great conditions with the priest he had to deal with. I cannot wait to see the finished product once I am done.

2016-10-07T20:12:26 Response from the vendor

Thank you for letting us be part of your wedding day. We appreciate your comments!


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