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Welcome to Michael Stagg Photography

February 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog and site. You can call me Mike or MJ! I am a midwestern beauty and portrait photographer with roughly seven years of experience capturing the essence of who you are! Below, you can find out fun facts about yours truly, what to expect from my blog and what to do to set up a shoot with me! So, without further ado, let’s get started!



Five Fun Facts About Me!


  • I binge watch Anime – I think I watched every episode of BLEACH, Naruto (both series…working on Boruto now!), and Dragonball Z in about two weeks! Yeah, back then I had LOTS of time on my hands!
  • I LOVE Chai tea! – I should have stock in Starbucks for all the money I’ve spent there on Venti Chai Lattes! OMG! I swear, if you ever want to get on my good side all you need to do is shake my one hand and place a cup or Chai tea in the other! :)
  • I used to be in vocal group – Yep, I used to sing in two groups back in the 90’s! If you ask nicely, I might be persuaded to sing a par or two (read the fact above for how to easily make this happen! HaHaHaaa
  • I grew up in Louisiana – I was born in Chicago, raised in the south and then migrated back to the big city right after graduating high school. As much as I used to dislike living in Louisiana I find myself longing for the simple life I had there (sigh, I’m getting old!).
  • I married my best friend – Yeah, yeah, it sounds cliché but it’s true! Not to get all mushy but there’s something to be said about going from a deep friendship to dating to marriage. Something must be working; we’ve been married for 19 years, together for 22! :)


Hopefully this is enough to “get a feel for your photographer.” If not, you can always find out more here. Like I mentioned previously, I have no problem sharing stuff about me so feel free to ask me anything!


What to expect from the blog

I’m a firm believer in applying the “KISS” (Keep It Simple Sir) method in all I do. With that mentioned, here’s the type of content you can expect to find in this blog:


  • My Photography – No brainer, right?! I won’t post a lot of images (that’s what the Portfolio pages are for) but I will share shots that I REALLY like and talk about why I love the image.
  • BTS clips and photos – Who doesn’t like behind the scenes stuff?! See what goes on before during and after a shoot!
  • Tips and tricks to make the most of your shoot experience – Regardless who you shoot with, the more you know about what to expect and how to prepare for a shoot the better your experience will be and that will show in final product.
  • Contests and Give-a-Ways – Who doesn’t like contests and prizes?! Periodically, I’ll give my awesome readers the chance to win makeup products, free shoots and other fantastic stuff so be sure to subscribe to be notified! You can use the form to the right of this post or visit our Facebook Page to subscribe!


To start, I’ll be posting about three to four days a week. As the blog grows I’ll likely post five days a week. If you have an idea for content that you think may be interesting for other readers, please let me know. I'm open to suggestions!


How to book a shoot with me


OK, so you’ve looked at my portfolio, you like what you see, now you want to book a shoot. Great! Here’s how to request a shoot:


Option #1: Visit our Scheduling page, complete the short form and I’ll follow up with you in 48 hours, max.


Option #2: Click on The Connection page, complete the form and submit for a prompt reply.


Option #3: Don’t like email? Give the studio a call directly at (312) 291-1872 and let’s discuss your needs!


I guess that does it! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments or questions and thanks again for visiting!


MJ | Your Light Scribe



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