Misha Media Photography
This husband and wife duo are so cool to work with! They have a way of making you feel comfortable and will really bring out the best and the best angle in you! Definitely creative and their work is so amazing!
We used Misha Media for our engagement photos and wedding photos. We can't even explain how amazing they are. Incredibly easy to work with, so fun/outgoing, and they produce BEAUTIFUL work. They made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is a challenge... They helped us relax to the point where we forgot we were being photographed and were just having am amazing time! Their creativity comes through in each and every one of their photos. We can't wait to work with them again for future occasions. Amaaazing.
We recently got married and used the Misha Media to capture our big day. I originally met with Michele(the owner) at a Starbucks to view their work and talk prices. Michele and Andy's shots are seriously beyond amazing. Unfortunately, they were out of our price range.
Lucky for me, they were in the process of launching the Misha Media Bench Mob! The package allows you to use their associate photographers for a cheaper price. We also had a free engagement photo shoot to get comfortable in front of the camera and to work with the associate photographers - Mindy and Erwin.
It was supposed to rain the day of my wedding and Michele helped calm me down and suggested indoor locations. The day of, the rain held off and we were able to go to a bunch of locations throughout the city. It was a long day and Mindy and Erwin were just great. They provided much needed direction for my awkward husband and handled the organizing of the family pictures with ease. They were seriously awesome. I can't say enough good things about them.
We got our online gallery within 2-3 weeks after the wedding. There are so many good pictures it's going to be hard to choose! We are also planning on purchasing our wedding album though them and they offer a variety of options.
So glad we chose Misha Media!
Michele and Andy,
I just received the album! Absolutely speechless! It is perfect in every way : ) I have to tell you, at first my friends and family thought I was crazy because I was so particular about the type if photography and video that I wanted and they thought I was insane for my photography budget alone. But after they had seen the wedding pictures in comparison to their friends who had recently been married; they then understood where I was coming from and understood the artistic talent behind photography.
I tell my friends that ask my opinion about how to pick their photographer/videographer: In the end, it's all about your love story. Choosing how you want your story to be told is up to you.
Wedding pictures in general all look the same, but when you find a true artist, is when the wedding fairy tale comes to life and every photo speaks for its self.
Thank you again for your amazing work and helping to make our love story unforgettable. You both have an amazing gift if talent and make a great team as husband and wife.
(I might be crying right now...shhhh)
Love you guys so much. Happy holidays to you and your family!
Misha Media was my top choice and also the first vendor we booked! You will not meet nicer people than Michele and Andy... from our first meeting, Blaine and I loved Michele and I was willing to change my date if they weren't available. It is so worth spending extra money on quality photographers because it is their work that will last long after the day is over. Blaine and I had an engagement session with both Michele and Andy and we got to know them better and they made it so fun and comfortable, we laughed all day :) The wedding went so smoothly and the pictures are amazing, I cannot even believe it is US! Book them early! They have different packages you can select so you can try to stay within your budget, so it made it easier on us in the end. I think it is very important that you like your photographers as people, because they will be with you all the time the day of your wedding, and I must say they were a total joy- we got so many pictures, and it never felt like work! :) We love you Andy and Michele! One look at their blog and you will be in love too!
Misha Media was just THAT>>>AMAZING!!! The are so kind and respectful. The are not only very professional and produce pictures unlike any I had see before,they are NICE people. That is sometimes hard to fine anywhere is a big city like Chicago!. BUt Michele and Andy made My Jen feel Like the Princess she was. I wish I COULD VIDEO TAPE THEM IN ACTION just so you could see what I mean. Michele was even kind enough to e-mail ME back and forth about a few situaitons that I was scared of as being the mother of Bride..I was so afraid I would cry or fall apart..she listen she helped she is amazing.... so like I say they are the sweetest couple who make the Bride ..her attendants ..families and Guests feel like they are the only wedding in the world! And the QUALITY OF THE PICTURES??!!! INCREDIBLE! I have loved there work since Engagment photos on..I wish them the best and hope ONE day when I get my first Grandchild..we will have Misha Media available for special moments then as well!! P.S. BOOK EARLY!! They are worth it!!
Look no further...Misha Media Photography is exactly what you've been looking for!
Photography was among the top priorities on me and my wife's list. Capturing the many memories on our special day, not only did Misha Media nail it, but they went above and beyond our expectations. From the very beginning at our consultation, we hit it off with Misha Media and knew this was the photographer who we were willing to not only trust, but also have fun with the entire day of our wedding. Can you imagine spending the whole day with someone you just didn't like? They are very talented and gifted at what they do. Their creative eye is amazing. All of this topped with tons of fun! On the day of the wedding they arrived on time and looked very professional. They managed to remain behind the scenes but still capture photos as if they were right there next to you. Our guests raved about our photos with some referrals that came of it. Booking Misha Media was an investment that my wife and I to this day agree was worth every penny.
This has been a long overdue review, as we are currently celebrating our 1 year anniversary. Looking back on our pictures now, we are still able to emotionally relive each moment...as if our wedding was just yesterday.
Misha Media is a bride and groom's dream come true! We always knew we wanted them as our photographers since the first time we saw their work. A couple should be able to trust their photographers and look at their images as an investment for a lifetime...to relive their special day, any day.
Not only do they have quality, class, skills, and talent in their work, but they are extremely personable. They were able to artistically capture our personalities in all of our sessions- engagement, ceremony, reception, and "rock the dress," through their gifted eyes for photography. During each session, they created and "set the mood" that made us feel comfortable in front of their cameras, where we were able to laugh, joke around, and be ourselves.
From their own personal wedding experience, Michele and Andy work extremely well together. As a husband and wife team, they photograph with style- the way a bride and groom should be remembered. We have full confidence in the quality of this company, which eased our minds and allowed us to enjoy our wedding day.
In summary, Misha Media is a top-notch company. We *HIGHLY* recommend them to anyone and everyone who is looking for an experienced team of photographers to capture their wedding, and to create visual stories that will last for a lifetime.
I love Andy & Michelle from Misha Media. They both have such a kind spirit and you can tell they are still excited to shoot at each and every wedding! They bring a peaceful and calm to the day and are so good at easing in and out of the excitement of the day with very little intrusion.
I always love the shots they get from each of their brides. The color and beauty of their photos are so beautiful and you can't go wrong with them.
I can't say enough about Misha Media! I was able to film along side of them at a wedding this winter and just felt right at home the entire time. They are friendly, courteous, and superbly skilled in their craft! I was so taken aback when I got to see some of the photos from the wedding. Would highly, highly recommend Misha Media for anything you are looking to do!
Michelle and Andy are THE premier photographers in all of Chicagoland. Their clean, crisp style is unmatched and unique. They've set the bar high with their quality work - just take a look at their site and the work speaks for itself. I highly recommend their services but make sure you book them early!
I love engagement sessions! Your engagement session gives me the opportunity to know you and your fiance better before your big day! This is truly the big warm-up before your wedding! As the weather is getting somewhat better =[ , I've been getting many inquiries on scheduling for engagement sessions... Please email or call me to schedule yours!
Here are a few tips of what to wear for your session.
When deciding what to wear, make sure that your colors don't match those of your future spouse but that they blend in with each other, such as different shades of one color or a light color with a dark color. Be sure to coordinate your colors so that they do not clash. Avoid wearing something too bright or with busy patterns. Lastly, make sure that you wear something comfortable. If you do not feel comfortable, then you will not look comfortable. Typically, women wear pants with a sweater or shirt and men wear khaki pants with a buttoned shirt.
Your choice for clothing may also depend on the setting and your own personal preferences. You may want more formal clothing for pictures inside but more of a dressy casual for pictures outdoors. Or you may prefer jeans over pants since you will be dressed up for the wedding. Your choice also depends on your own personalities. For example, if you wear jeans and are comfortable in them, you may prefer to wear them for your pictures. If you still cannot decide, bring several outfits with you to your engagement session and let us choose the pair that looks best on you both as a couple.
My engagement session photos are all yours to keep (just like your photos from your wedding)
What my clients have done in the past with these photos are:
- save the date's
- rehearsal dinner invites
- center piece photos
- newspaper engagement announcement
Get creative and Enjoy!
Try not to chew gum on your wedding day! If you are one of those gum chewers, try to keep it to a minimum... getting caught in the act of chewing on photo (& video) is not too flattering...
as a photographer, i always try to keep an eye out for this... getting caught with a photo mid-chew is not too good... much more a video of you chewing the whole time... imagine in slow-mo (oh no!!)
as your wedding day comes nearer, don't forget to make time to pamper yourself! whether it's the day before your wedding or sometime during the week, make an appointment with all of your attendants for a spa day! not necessarily have to get the works done, but at least a massage! you deserve it! a very relaxing massage will make you glow and shine on your wedding day! (also, don't forget to tell your massage therapist that your wedding is coming up! he/she will definitely take that into consideration so that you're not sore on your wedding day)