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Dragon Studio

Virginia Beach , VA
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Virginia Beach, VA US (map)

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757-636-9807

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ABOUT US

My name is Mike Dragon. I’ve been in the photography industry for over ten years. Photography started as a curiosity and has grown to be my passion. I’ve worked hard to become a well... Read more
My name is Mike Dragon. I’ve been in the photography industry for over ten years. Photography started as a curiosity and has grown to be my passion. I’ve worked hard to become a well rounded artist. I studied photography in college and finished strong with a Photography Degree. I’ve worked under some well known professionals to learn first hand how to run a successful photography studio. Every day I wake up I do what I love.



My style is very different from most photographers. I try hard not to follow industry trends. I march to the beat of my own drummer. I take a laid back approach to my business all while maintaining composure and professionalism. During a session or event you will feel at ease. Personally, it’s all about making connections and building relationships with everyone I photograph. When you choose Dragon Studio as your photographer you’re not just another number you’re like family. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
Custom Graphics, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love Michael Dragon! He is an amazing photographer and truly cares about his clients. Our engagement pictures came out stunning and I have referred several friends to him. He really listens to what the couple wants and does everything in his power to deliver. My fiancee hates pictures and kept commenting how comfortable and at ease he felt during our engagement session. I have no doubt our wedding will be the same. Mike went so far as to offer suggestions with other wedding topics which is a big help since he works in the industry and is very knowledgeable. This is by far the best investment I have made for my wedding!
I absolutely love Michael Dragon! He is an amazing photographer and truly cares about his clients. Our engagement pictures Read more...
I absolutely love Michael Dragon! He is an amazing photographer and truly cares about his clients. Our engagement pictures came out stunning and I have referred several friends to him. He really listens to what the couple wants and does everything in his power to deliver. My fiancee hates pictures and kept commenting how comfortable and at ease he felt during our engagement session. I have no doubt our wedding will be the same. Mike went so far as to offer suggestions with other wedding topics which is a big help since he works in the industry and is very knowledgeable. This is by far the best investment I have made for my wedding! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
3/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Mike was so awesome to work with! I knew about his beautiful photography from working in the Norfolk wedding industry, so I when it was my wedding day I knew wanted him there. He was so flexible with our schedule and making last minute changes due to the possibility of rain. He is so friendly and professional, my groom and our family had only the wonderful things to say about him. We got our pictures in an online gallery this afternoon and I can't stop looking at them!
Mike was so awesome to work with! I knew about his beautiful photography from working in the Norfolk wedding industry, so Read more...
Mike was so awesome to work with! I knew about his beautiful photography from working in the Norfolk wedding industry, so I when it was my wedding day I knew wanted him there. He was so flexible with our schedule and making last minute changes due to the possibility of rain. He is so friendly and professional, my groom and our family had only the wonderful things to say about him. We got our pictures in an online gallery this afternoon and I can't stop looking at them! Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Katie. It was my pleasure!
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Alex
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
This man is AMAZING! We planned our wedding from out of town so we communicated with Mike via Skype, phone, and email. He was very easy to get a hold of, answered any questions that I had, offered to meet with us on our visits to town, and even helped us pick some options that aren't standard. We had Mike, a second shooter, and a videographer for our wedding and it was absolutely spectacular. We just got the photos back and holy cow! They are truly beautiful. Everyone is commenting on them. I was pretty picky on some photos that I wanted and even make a powerpoint that I gave to Mike as a reference. He took the time to capture some of the specific photos that I wanted which was just fabulous. I highly recommend Mike Dragon!
This man is AMAZING! We planned our wedding from out of town so we communicated with Mike via Skype, phone, and email. He Read more...
This man is AMAZING! We planned our wedding from out of town so we communicated with Mike via Skype, phone, and email. He was very easy to get a hold of, answered any questions that I had, offered to meet with us on our visits to town, and even helped us pick some options that aren't standard. We had Mike, a second shooter, and a videographer for our wedding and it was absolutely spectacular. We just got the photos back and holy cow! They are truly beautiful. Everyone is commenting on them. I was pretty picky on some photos that I wanted and even make a powerpoint that I gave to Mike as a reference. He took the time to capture some of the specific photos that I wanted which was just fabulous. I highly recommend Mike Dragon! Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Alex! The Dragon Studio team had a great time with you guys.
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike Dragon at Dragon Studio was amazing to work with!! The photography packages are a tremendous value. We did both our engagement session and wedding through Dragon Studio. There were so many wonderful pictures from both!! Mike is very easy to work with!! He doesn't try to pose you too much, but somehow gets amazing shots that you would not even believe are possible. Right after our wedding, I was a little regretful that we did not get a videographer. However, once I saw Mike's pictures from the wedding - that thought went away immediately! He did such an amazing job....when I scroll through the pictures it takes me right back to that night! Hands down the BEST vendor choice for our whole wedding! I would recommend Dragon Studios to any one wanting fantastic photos! I can't wait to find some excuse to set up another photo shoot with him myself!! :)
Mike Dragon at Dragon Studio was amazing to work with!! The photography packages are a tremendous value. We did both our Read more...
Mike Dragon at Dragon Studio was amazing to work with!! The photography packages are a tremendous value. We did both our engagement session and wedding through Dragon Studio. There were so many wonderful pictures from both!! Mike is very easy to work with!! He doesn't try to pose you too much, but somehow gets amazing shots that you would not even believe are possible. Right after our wedding, I was a little regretful that we did not get a videographer. However, once I saw Mike's pictures from the wedding - that thought went away immediately! He did such an amazing job....when I scroll through the pictures it takes me right back to that night! Hands down the BEST vendor choice for our whole wedding! I would recommend Dragon Studios to any one wanting fantastic photos! I can't wait to find some excuse to set up another photo shoot with him myself!! :) Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jessica. Your wedding was absolutely amazing. I had such a great time photographing you and your family! Please find an excuse SOON!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike was awesome to work with. I'm a big goofy guy who doesn't like to take serious photos. Mike understood that and made our engagement session really fun, cracking jokes with my now-wife and I. On the wedding day, he was unobtrusive while my groomsmen and I were goofing around getting ready as well as at our reception. He took awesome action shots and I felt I could relax and have fun.
Mike was awesome to work with. I'm a big goofy guy who doesn't like to take serious photos. Mike understood that and made Read more...
Mike was awesome to work with. I'm a big goofy guy who doesn't like to take serious photos. Mike understood that and made our engagement session really fun, cracking jokes with my now-wife and I. On the wedding day, he was unobtrusive while my groomsmen and I were goofing around getting ready as well as at our reception. He took awesome action shots and I felt I could relax and have fun. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I had seen my friend's wedding photos on the wall of her cubicle at work and loved them, so when it came time for me to choose a wedding photographer, I had to find out who she used and it was Michael Dragon. I'm really glad I went with him as well. Michael did an awesome job photographing our wedding. He was very professional, but a lot of fun as well. I think he made friends with just about all my guests! They loved him. We all felt very comfortable around him. Also, the payment plan with automatic withdrawals was really great because I didn't really have to think about it at all, and we were all paid up by the time the wedding came around. We could not have been happier with everything. Thank you so much!
I had seen my friend's wedding photos on the wall of her cubicle at work and loved them, so when it came time for me to Read more...
I had seen my friend's wedding photos on the wall of her cubicle at work and loved them, so when it came time for me to choose a wedding photographer, I had to find out who she used and it was Michael Dragon. I'm really glad I went with him as well. Michael did an awesome job photographing our wedding. He was very professional, but a lot of fun as well. I think he made friends with just about all my guests! They loved him. We all felt very comfortable around him. Also, the payment plan with automatic withdrawals was really great because I didn't really have to think about it at all, and we were all paid up by the time the wedding came around. We could not have been happier with everything. Thank you so much! Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jacqueline! I did make a lot of friends at your wedding. But you do have some pretty great family and friends!
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Renn
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
There is a reason Dragon Studio's rating is 5.0/5.0, Mike's work, in one word, is "AWESOME" (and so is he!). When we met Mike, we instantly felt comfortable with him and knew that his energy was just the vibe we wanted for our photos. He was extremely fun to work with while being completely professional as well. The images speak for themselves, they are simply breathtaking. I cannot say enough about Dragon Studios.
There is a reason Dragon Studio's rating is 5.0/5.0, Mike's work, in one word, is "AWESOME" (and so is he!). When we met Read more...
There is a reason Dragon Studio's rating is 5.0/5.0, Mike's work, in one word, is "AWESOME" (and so is he!). When we met Mike, we instantly felt comfortable with him and knew that his energy was just the vibe we wanted for our photos. He was extremely fun to work with while being completely professional as well. The images speak for themselves, they are simply breathtaking. I cannot say enough about Dragon Studios. Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank Renn. Despite the rain- nothing was going to keep us down on your wedding day! It was such a great ceremony and party.
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
There are so many positive things to say about Mike Dragon of Drago Studio that I don't even know where to begin! From day one, Mike was wonderful to work with. I had seen his website and figured that he would be way out of our price range based on the quality of his photos. But, after contacting him and discussing my budget we were able to come to an agreement and I was so pleased! Between the time I signed our contract and our wedding, he was super responsive to my emails and even met me and my husband for dinner one night when we were visiting VA Beach.

More importantly, Mike produces amazing photos! My husband and I are two of the least photogenic people and the photos of our wedding are stunning! We've gotten so many compliments, including "your photos should be in a magazine!" We are usually very awkward, but Mike's laid back personality made us feel very comfortable. He's also great at interacting with the wedding party, family and guests to get them smiling. They all commented on how much fun he was to have around.

If you want an incredibly talented photographer who has a great personality to match, you need to hire Mike Dragon. You won't be disappointed!
There are so many positive things to say about Mike Dragon of Drago Studio that I don't even know where to begin! From day Read more...
There are so many positive things to say about Mike Dragon of Drago Studio that I don't even know where to begin! From day one, Mike was wonderful to work with. I had seen his website and figured that he would be way out of our price range based on the quality of his photos. But, after contacting him and discussing my budget we were able to come to an agreement and I was so pleased! Between the time I signed our contract and our wedding, he was super responsive to my emails and even met me and my husband for dinner one night when we were visiting VA Beach.

More importantly, Mike produces amazing photos! My husband and I are two of the least photogenic people and the photos of our wedding are stunning! We've gotten so many compliments, including "your photos should be in a magazine!" We are usually very awkward, but Mike's laid back personality made us feel very comfortable. He's also great at interacting with the wedding party, family and guests to get them smiling. They all commented on how much fun he was to have around.

If you want an incredibly talented photographer who has a great personality to match, you need to hire Mike Dragon. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Melissa! You guys should have no fear of being photographed! You made my job extremely easy.
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Amy
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
If you do not use Dragon Studio for your wedding you are truly missing out! He is such a down to earth guy who listens and does exactly what you tell him. Also , when planning my wedding all on my own I found it hard to keep track of what you already paid for when it came to the venders. He had a wonderful payment set up where it came out once a month and then it was paid in full by the wedding date. It was an automated thing so I never had to worry about it. This was a HUGE convince to me when I had so many other accounts to keep track of. I have also been to many wedding the photographer is always in the way or in some ones face all the time. He had a very unique way of getting all the shots I wanted but also not bothering me on my big day. If you are looking for the most amazing wedding photographer you need to check out his web page, the pictures speak for themselves. - Mrs. ABC
If you do not use Dragon Studio for your wedding you are truly missing out! He is such a down to earth guy who listens and Read more...
If you do not use Dragon Studio for your wedding you are truly missing out! He is such a down to earth guy who listens and does exactly what you tell him. Also , when planning my wedding all on my own I found it hard to keep track of what you already paid for when it came to the venders. He had a wonderful payment set up where it came out once a month and then it was paid in full by the wedding date. It was an automated thing so I never had to worry about it. This was a HUGE convince to me when I had so many other accounts to keep track of. I have also been to many wedding the photographer is always in the way or in some ones face all the time. He had a very unique way of getting all the shots I wanted but also not bothering me on my big day. If you are looking for the most amazing wedding photographer you need to check out his web page, the pictures speak for themselves. - Mrs. ABC Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I just can not rant and rave enough about Mike Dragon with Dragon Studios. I first met him at a Bridal Show and after talking to him and looking at all his beautiful pictures I knew I HAD to have him as my wedding photographer. I did meet with and consider choosing other photographers but it just didn't feel right and I kept going back to the Dragon Studios website. I'm so glad I did because I know that I would not have been able to choose a better photographer. He was so easy going and we all had so much fun posing and laughing. My mom made a comment after looking at all of our pictures how you hardly ever saw him yet he captured so many amazing shots, and every time I did catch his eye he had the biggest smile on his face with the camera in front of it. He even stayed later than the time we had scheduled just to get the most beautiful shot which required him to light huge sparklers and climb up a big ol ladder in the dark :) All of the pictures he took make up such a beautiful collection of every emotion from our special day.
I just can not rant and rave enough about Mike Dragon with Dragon Studios. I first met him at a Bridal Show and after Read more...
I just can not rant and rave enough about Mike Dragon with Dragon Studios. I first met him at a Bridal Show and after talking to him and looking at all his beautiful pictures I knew I HAD to have him as my wedding photographer. I did meet with and consider choosing other photographers but it just didn't feel right and I kept going back to the Dragon Studios website. I'm so glad I did because I know that I would not have been able to choose a better photographer. He was so easy going and we all had so much fun posing and laughing. My mom made a comment after looking at all of our pictures how you hardly ever saw him yet he captured so many amazing shots, and every time I did catch his eye he had the biggest smile on his face with the camera in front of it. He even stayed later than the time we had scheduled just to get the most beautiful shot which required him to light huge sparklers and climb up a big ol ladder in the dark :) All of the pictures he took make up such a beautiful collection of every emotion from our special day. Read less
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Kristen. I had such an amazing time with you guys. I'm sure I will see you guys more in the future. Hopefully NEAR future!!

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