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Dragon Studio

Virginia Beach , VA
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LOCATION

1602 High Plains Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23464 US (map)

PHONE

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 / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Jay Ell
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
SUPER! There is nothing else to say about Mike than that. Mike was referred to me by my videographer, and then I actually booked him at a bridal expo event. He did my bridal shoot as well. Mike was indeed a pleasure to work with, and his team is dynamic as well. Mike truly captured the essence of my wedding day from beginning to end, and was a pleasure to work with. I appreciate the ease of setting up monthly payments with him as well to have his services paid off by the wedding. I highly recommend Mike to be your wedding photographer!
SUPER! There is nothing else to say about Mike than that. Mike was referred to me by my videographer, and then I actually Read more...
SUPER! There is nothing else to say about Mike than that. Mike was referred to me by my videographer, and then I actually booked him at a bridal expo event. He did my bridal shoot as well. Mike was indeed a pleasure to work with, and his team is dynamic as well. Mike truly captured the essence of my wedding day from beginning to end, and was a pleasure to work with. I appreciate the ease of setting up monthly payments with him as well to have his services paid off by the wedding. I highly recommend Mike to be your wedding photographer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
After attending many bridal expos and meeting with many photographers, we knew that after we met with Mike, he was going to be our guy. One of Mike's best qualities is that he is a professional in every possible meaning of the word. As you all know wedding planning is very stressful for all parties involved and the pictures are probably the most important detail because we are talking about memories. The quality and quantity of the pictures that Mike produced is nothing short of amazing. He knows how to carry himself around guests and always seemed to be in the right spot at the right time (as well as his assistant). However, his presence was not overwhelming as he knew how to carry himself. I would say he is pretty much a photography ninja with his ability to meld into the shadows then pop out at the right time to capture the moment with flawless precision. We got many compliments from our guests about how professional and courteous Mike was and we are nothing less than perfectly pleased that we went with him. Is he the cheapest around? No, but we are talking about having memories of one of the most important days of your life forever. One thing my wife and I learned is that photography companies are like a box of chocolates, because you never know who you are going to get. What I mean by that is yeah you will meet with the owner of the company but come the big day they will send one of their minions to your wedding, a person that you have not consulted with at all. When you hire Mike, you get Mike and an assistant and I will say Emily, the assistant for my wedding, was also awesome. She made my groomsmen and I very comfortable and was able to get some excellent photos of an unphotogenic bunch to say the least. Mike has become my family's photographer for life. Hire him, you won't regret it. Out of all the choices we made during the planning process, hiring Mike was the best one we made, hands down.
After attending many bridal expos and meeting with many photographers, we knew that after we met with Mike, he was going Read more...
After attending many bridal expos and meeting with many photographers, we knew that after we met with Mike, he was going to be our guy. One of Mike's best qualities is that he is a professional in every possible meaning of the word. As you all know wedding planning is very stressful for all parties involved and the pictures are probably the most important detail because we are talking about memories. The quality and quantity of the pictures that Mike produced is nothing short of amazing. He knows how to carry himself around guests and always seemed to be in the right spot at the right time (as well as his assistant). However, his presence was not overwhelming as he knew how to carry himself. I would say he is pretty much a photography ninja with his ability to meld into the shadows then pop out at the right time to capture the moment with flawless precision. We got many compliments from our guests about how professional and courteous Mike was and we are nothing less than perfectly pleased that we went with him. Is he the cheapest around? No, but we are talking about having memories of one of the most important days of your life forever. One thing my wife and I learned is that photography companies are like a box of chocolates, because you never know who you are going to get. What I mean by that is yeah you will meet with the owner of the company but come the big day they will send one of their minions to your wedding, a person that you have not consulted with at all. When you hire Mike, you get Mike and an assistant and I will say Emily, the assistant for my wedding, was also awesome. She made my groomsmen and I very comfortable and was able to get some excellent photos of an unphotogenic bunch to say the least. Mike has become my family's photographer for life. Hire him, you won't regret it. Out of all the choices we made during the planning process, hiring Mike was the best one we made, hands down. Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Wow! I'm pretty speechless. This is beyond awesome to hear. This is exactly what I strive for at each and every wedding/ event/ portrait session etc. I had such a great time with you guys. Despite the weather not being great we made it happen and your wedding was gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you guys throw at me next. Maybe some babies…? Please don't actually throw your babies though. ;)
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Dani
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Beyond the best photographer I've even met! Fit right in with my family and friends and the pictures that came out of my wedding even during the torrential down pour were amazing. So many awesome photos it was hard to pick just one I loved! Love working with Mike and his team, and recommend him to everyone I know! My brothers gonna get pictures done with him and his new family!
Beyond the best photographer I've even met! Fit right in with my family and friends and the pictures that came out of my Read more...
Beyond the best photographer I've even met! Fit right in with my family and friends and the pictures that came out of my wedding even during the torrential down pour were amazing. So many awesome photos it was hard to pick just one I loved! Love working with Mike and his team, and recommend him to everyone I know! My brothers gonna get pictures done with him and his new family! Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

You are the best Dani. Your sandbar wedding was totally out of the box and right up my ally. I loved the fact that you insisted that I wear a bathing suit and flip flops. I felt like I was at a party with friends instead of photographing a wedding. It was such a great night!!! Thanks for including me.
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April
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike dragon did our engagement, bridal and wedding photography. He does a great job at making sure your photos turn out beautifully and when he's at your wedding you won't even notice him. :)
Mike dragon did our engagement, bridal and wedding photography. He does a great job at making sure your photos turn out Read more...
Mike dragon did our engagement, bridal and wedding photography. He does a great job at making sure your photos turn out beautifully and when he's at your wedding you won't even notice him. :) Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

I had a great time with you guys April! Thanks for letting me be a part of your day. Best of luck to you and John.

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