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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

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
7/3/2016
4.6/5.0
Mike Dragon is very accommodating! He is professional and you will receive nice photos for a very reasonable price!
Mike Dragon is very accommodating! He is professional and you will receive nice photos for a very reasonable price!
Mike Dragon is very accommodating! He is professional and you will receive nice photos for a very reasonable price! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
3/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Mikes work is fantastic. I am very hesitant on reveiws. I always thank people for their services. Mike Dragon on the other hand deserves more than that. He has people skills. He definitely knows his craft and I would recommend him to anyone. Pricing is very reasonable. I know that we will be using him again to do family pictures and all the other events that we will have.
Mikes work is fantastic. I am very hesitant on reveiws. I always thank people for their services. Mike Dragon on the other Read more...
Mikes work is fantastic. I am very hesitant on reveiws. I always thank people for their services. Mike Dragon on the other hand deserves more than that. He has people skills. He definitely knows his craft and I would recommend him to anyone. Pricing is very reasonable. I know that we will be using him again to do family pictures and all the other events that we will have. Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Michael. It was a pleasure working with you and your family.
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Suzie
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how much we not only love our Engagement and Wedding pictures, but Mike himself! The one vendor you have to make sure you really truly like and get along with is your photographer, you are with them all day. With that said, I couldn't have asked for a better person than Mike to have around the whole time on the biggest day of our lives.
Our Trip to DC for our engagement shoot was amazing, we wanted something different than the typical beach pictures, so we went to DC, walked our tushies off and got some amazing unique photos. We couldn't have asked for a more fun time on top of great shots.
Mike is so easy to work with, he has this creative flare that you just let him run with and you wont be disappointed! The colors are so vibrant, and the black and whites are so classy! He truly has an impeccable craft at capturing candid moments, and capturing uniquely placed shots as well.
I have said this from the moment I saw his work.... MAGICAL. You are undoubtedly not only going to love your photos from him, but love the time you spend with him. We cannot wait to get some printed for our home and office!
I can say this with the utmost honesty, HIRE HIM, you will not only have amazing memories to share, but you will make a forever friend. Thanks Mike!! We love you!!
I cannot express how much we not only love our Engagement and Wedding pictures, but Mike himself! The one vendor you have Read more...
I cannot express how much we not only love our Engagement and Wedding pictures, but Mike himself! The one vendor you have to make sure you really truly like and get along with is your photographer, you are with them all day. With that said, I couldn't have asked for a better person than Mike to have around the whole time on the biggest day of our lives.
Our Trip to DC for our engagement shoot was amazing, we wanted something different than the typical beach pictures, so we went to DC, walked our tushies off and got some amazing unique photos. We couldn't have asked for a more fun time on top of great shots.
Mike is so easy to work with, he has this creative flare that you just let him run with and you wont be disappointed! The colors are so vibrant, and the black and whites are so classy! He truly has an impeccable craft at capturing candid moments, and capturing uniquely placed shots as well.
I have said this from the moment I saw his work.... MAGICAL. You are undoubtedly not only going to love your photos from him, but love the time you spend with him. We cannot wait to get some printed for our home and office!
I can say this with the utmost honesty, HIRE HIM, you will not only have amazing memories to share, but you will make a forever friend. Thanks Mike!! We love you!! Read less
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Alexander
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Dragon Studio Review

Mike Dragon is a gifted photographer that preserved our recent wedding with elegant grace and artistry.

Without intrusion, he amassed dozens of interesting, compelling pictures of our ceremony, hurdling beyond the boundaries of standard wedding imagery. The sheer creativity of his shots was only exceeded by the unflinching accuracy and clarity of the countless images he captured of friends, family and colleagues.

It was obvious that he was seeking not only imaginative shots that presented a story, but that he was in total command of the overall composition of each photograph. There were sweeping panoramic vistas mixed in with unusual close-up angle presentations. He collected candid individual guest reactions to formal ceremonial moments in single photographs. He used black and white film on several shots that allowed an almost visceral feel to many of the images.

Mr. Dragon was professional in all respects, with regard to appointments, billing, presentation and delivery. He is internet savvy and offered a range of pricing and package options likely suitable to most budgets. He was cordial, patient, never obtrusive and dedicated to our total satisfaction.

In an era where cell phone camera shots often dominate the photographic landscape, Mike Dragon demonstrates with superior equipment and skill why you engage an a craftsman like him, when your memories matter most.
We heartily endorse Mike Dragon Studios to preserve the images of any significant event you are planning.

-Joy and Alex Strawn / 2015
Dragon Studio Review

Mike Dragon is a gifted photographer that preserved our recent wedding with elegant grace Read more...
Dragon Studio Review

Mike Dragon is a gifted photographer that preserved our recent wedding with elegant grace and artistry.

Without intrusion, he amassed dozens of interesting, compelling pictures of our ceremony, hurdling beyond the boundaries of standard wedding imagery. The sheer creativity of his shots was only exceeded by the unflinching accuracy and clarity of the countless images he captured of friends, family and colleagues.

It was obvious that he was seeking not only imaginative shots that presented a story, but that he was in total command of the overall composition of each photograph. There were sweeping panoramic vistas mixed in with unusual close-up angle presentations. He collected candid individual guest reactions to formal ceremonial moments in single photographs. He used black and white film on several shots that allowed an almost visceral feel to many of the images.

Mr. Dragon was professional in all respects, with regard to appointments, billing, presentation and delivery. He is internet savvy and offered a range of pricing and package options likely suitable to most budgets. He was cordial, patient, never obtrusive and dedicated to our total satisfaction.

In an era where cell phone camera shots often dominate the photographic landscape, Mike Dragon demonstrates with superior equipment and skill why you engage an a craftsman like him, when your memories matter most.
We heartily endorse Mike Dragon Studios to preserve the images of any significant event you are planning.

-Joy and Alex Strawn / 2015 Read less
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words Alex. I was absolutely honored to be a part of your wedding day. Please keep in touch in the future and give my best to Joy and your families!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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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Moira
Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
From the first time my husband and I met with Mike Dragon for a wedding consultation we knew we had to have him as our photographer. Not only were his photos beautiful, products were great, and prices were very reasonable, but his attitude was AMAZING!! It was clear he was passionate about his work but still made the couple’s experience of their wedding day the priority. We knew he’d be up for the challenge of dealing with our loud, crazy, excited families. During the planning process Mike was extremely timely in responding to all of my (probably neurotic) bride emails and getting our engagement/consultation sessions scheduled. He also gave us great recommendations on other vendors when solicited.

On the day of he had set up an amazing team for us, rolled with the punches of what my husband and I wanted to do, and dealt with two large crazy families and bridal party all day while trying to overcome a back injury. After the wedding was over the turn around on getting our pictures was insanely fast, like 8 weeks max, we were amazed. And every single picture was wonderful! Did it stop there? Nope! My husband and I received our wedding album from Mike not too long after we picked our prints and my parents loved it! They asked Mike if he could make another for them (they knew of course this would be for an additional cost, no biggie). Without hesitation he said no problem and had it to them in no time! Time and time again, Mike went above and beyond for our wedding day/experience and it is very clear that he would do that for any of his customers. What more could you ask for?

If you have the opportunity to hire Mike as your photographer for whatever occasion, TAKE IT! We would hire him again in a minute if we ever needed photographer. ☺
From the first time my husband and I met with Mike Dragon for a wedding consultation we knew we had to have him as our Read more...
From the first time my husband and I met with Mike Dragon for a wedding consultation we knew we had to have him as our photographer. Not only were his photos beautiful, products were great, and prices were very reasonable, but his attitude was AMAZING!! It was clear he was passionate about his work but still made the couple’s experience of their wedding day the priority. We knew he’d be up for the challenge of dealing with our loud, crazy, excited families. During the planning process Mike was extremely timely in responding to all of my (probably neurotic) bride emails and getting our engagement/consultation sessions scheduled. He also gave us great recommendations on other vendors when solicited.

On the day of he had set up an amazing team for us, rolled with the punches of what my husband and I wanted to do, and dealt with two large crazy families and bridal party all day while trying to overcome a back injury. After the wedding was over the turn around on getting our pictures was insanely fast, like 8 weeks max, we were amazed. And every single picture was wonderful! Did it stop there? Nope! My husband and I received our wedding album from Mike not too long after we picked our prints and my parents loved it! They asked Mike if he could make another for them (they knew of course this would be for an additional cost, no biggie). Without hesitation he said no problem and had it to them in no time! Time and time again, Mike went above and beyond for our wedding day/experience and it is very clear that he would do that for any of his customers. What more could you ask for?

If you have the opportunity to hire Mike as your photographer for whatever occasion, TAKE IT! We would hire him again in a minute if we ever needed photographer. ☺ Read less
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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:
1+ year ago
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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