About Us

Radium Photo was founded in 1909 by Joe Cihak on Western Avenue in downtown Muskegon. A few years later, Radium Photo was taken over by Charles Cihak I.  In the early years, Radium Photo mainly specialized in selling photography equipment, portrait shooting, and eventually school portraits.  In 1961, Charles Cihak II bought Radium Photo from his father, continuing in his fathers footsteps and keeping up with the times.   While Radium Photo had multiple locations on Western Avenue, in the mid 1970’s, Radium Photo moved to its current location at the corner of Terrace St. and Clay Ave.  Currently owned by Charles Cihak III, and managed by Charles Cihak IV, Radium Photo has grown from a once retail/portrait studio to the area’s leading professional photography lab, as well as the premier school portrait and sports photography business in West Michigan.  106 years young, and four generations strong, Radium Photo is the only of its kind in Michigan’s photographic industry.

Our experience speaks for itself when it comes to digital printing and cutting edge finishing services. Whether you are looking for digital albums, canvas prints, metallic images, or a vast array of digital print sizes and products, Radium Photo is the only place to go on the lake shore.  We cater to the professional and amateur photographer alike with our Fuji professional photographic lab.

Radium Photo also specializes in School and Sports Photography.  Managed by Whitney Cihak (daughter of Charles Cihak III), our school picture division is flourishing, and we now work with 25+ West Michigan schools.  Youth and High School Sports have also been a staple of Radium Photo for most of our existence.  Our 40+ youth sport leagues love our competitive pricing, wide range of products, and quick turnaround time.

Honesty, integrity, and killer customer service will make you a client for life. Stop in and see us soon!