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Dragon Studio

Virginia Beach , VA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

757-636-9807

WEBSITE

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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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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
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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.
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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!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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.
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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!
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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. :)
Services Used: Photography
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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Chris
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike and his team did a great job photographing our wedding. They were very helpful in the planning process, fun on the day of the wedding, and the final product came back better than we could have ever imagined! We highly recommend.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mike was the photographer at a professional event I attended. While this was not a wedding I had to write a review because my experience with him was fantastic. Mike is professional, a clear communicator, prompt in sending out the event photos and he went out of his way to help me get the photos I wanted. Most importantly, his photographs were beautiful. I highly recommend Mike - for any event!
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Terri
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike Dragon was great. The pictures he took at our wedding were positively wonderful. He captured so much of what we were looking for and more. Thanks Mike, Now on to "Trash The Dress"
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks Terri. You know I'm looking forward to trashing your dress!!! YAY!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Fantastic photography! Mike Dragon was able to capture the most wonderful moments throughout my ceremony and reception. He was flexible during planning with my constantly changing wedding date and was very accommodating. The wedding album that I received was beyond spectacular; it was both beautiful and unique. Mike Dragon was also fun to work with; all of my family and guests enjoyed his presence during the event.
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Christina
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't be happier with Dragon Studio and Mike Dragon. Mike did an excellent job capturing our most candid moments of the day. He was a pleasure to work with, he was like part of our family that day! Our photo album is stunning and the quality is amazing ! We can't wait for our next opportunity to work with Mike again.


-Cary & Christina
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Christina! I had a blast with you guys as well. I wish you all the best in your future! You better call me when you have some babies!!
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we picked Dragon Studio to photograph our wedding. Mike Dragon does AMAZING work! He is extremely easy to work with and a fun guy to be around :) Once we saw one of his photo albums displayed at a bridal show we knew he had to be the guy to photograph our wedding! Words can not describe how amazing the quality of his books are, you have to see one of them in person to truly understand. Mike will even go out to the middle of nowhere for engagement sessions. We would recommend Dragon Studio to anyone who is looking for an exceptional photographer.
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Rachel. I truly had an amazing time with you and your family. Even though we got yelled at by park rangers your wedding was amazing. I wish you and Casey the best in your marriage!
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike Dragon is a wonderful and very professional photographer to work with. He is punctual and is extremely prompt with questions. Everyone in the wedding commented on how awesome he was with the crowd. Mike is extremely flexible. Our wedding reception was 8 hours long and even though I told him he was free to go he stayed until the end and got some of the best actions shots of the night. After the wedding, the pictures were up on his website sooner than expected! He had categories for every aspect of the wedding and we will treasure them always. The pictures really captured the emotions of the moment, from the tender moments of the wedding ceremony to the intensity on the dance floor!
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Brittany! You did have THE longest reception of the year by far. However, it was incredibly fun. I truly enjoyed spending the day with your family and friends.
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Alberto
Wedding:
10/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike crushed it! Easy to work with, on point at all times, can leap tall buildings in a single bound...seriously, he's a great professional and you will not be disappointed.
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks Alberto. You guys are the best and I'd like to throw it out there that, yes, I can leap tall buildings with ease.
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Dominic
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike is one of the best photographers i know. He is very creative with his work and he has that EYE that captures amazing photos that last a lifetime. If your in need of a excellent and professional photographer you have just hit the Jackpot....Highly recommended!
Thanks, Mike, for an absolutely amazing experience!
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Dominic. You too are a highly skilled professional. Please check out Dominic's work at DreamClip Productions. He's the man who shot my promo video. Dominic will bring energy and fun to your motion pictures. He runs a full service production company to take care of all of your video needs!
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Brock
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was excellent and from the first conversation he felt like family very professional and caring.
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks Brock. You know whenever you guys need something I'm here to hook ya'll up.
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I hired Mike (Dragon Studios) after I met him at a Wedding Convention. I won a free "one up" package from him and was super excited. He showed up to the wedding on time and took a LOT of pictures! It is so tough to choose which ones we want in our album!!! I would hire him again to do more pictures for my family!
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the kind words. I know you're going to love your book when you see it in the next few days!
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DaNeequa
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
OMG where do I start...Mike is THE best photographer EVERrrr! I met Mike at a Bridal Show at Kiln Creek last fall and of all of the vendors there he was the only one that caught my eye. His work was different and QUAL-I-TY...it was like love at first sight ;p I knew at that moment that I wanted him as my photographer. Mike was very prompt and professional throughout my entire planning process. He was fliexible, easy to get in touch with and will definitely respond back same day. On my wedding day he was ON IT! Originally Mike was supposed to be with me the entire morning (it was all about me, me, me) but I was "sick" the entire time that I was getting ready so Mike took the time to go and get some candid shots of my groom and his crew. The wedding was at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk and Mike captured EVERYTHING...after seeing all of the pictures you would think I had hired 2 photographers....he didn't miss a thing. My pictures and album turned out FANTABULOUS! I call it my baby and I show it off to everyone!! I now live in MD and I pass Mike's cards and info out all of the time. I highly recommend him as a photographer. I plan to use Mike for my preggo pix...whenever that day comes :D. Did I mention his prices are phenomenal! Mike doesn't know it yet but I will be ordering another album from him here soon. I probably just shared waaay too much but I can't emphasize enough how good of a photographer that he is :D. Keep up the good work Mike!
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

DeeDee you are hilarious. I had so much fun at your wedding. You and Nick are such an adorable couple. I've been using your photos for my promotional work. Your wedding was absolutely gorgeous. I even printed myself a smaller version of your book to show off to my clients. I can't wait until you have a little one. You better call me when it happens!
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Lindsay and Thomas
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding I always knew a photographer was the most important vendor to me. I wanted someone who truly captured and documented the whole day. Mike fully exceeded all my expectations! His passion and attention to detail was unmatched. He was easy going yet very professional. You only get one chance to capture the moments. The pictures turned out better than I could have imagined! I would highly recommend him!!
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much guys. You are the best!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike Dragon is the epitome of the perfect photographer! He has the ability to capture each heart felt moment that will leave you breathless! 

Not only is he good at what he does, he has the personality and humor to match. 

Mike is not afraid to be adventurous and think outside of the box to capture that perfect moment. He's professional, moves in a timely manner, and he's diligent! Did I mention professional? 

Because of Mike's work, I'm able to look back on my wedding day and smile and smile and smile again! 

His work is timeless! He exceeded all of our expectations! 
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much! I would thank you more personally but you chose to remain anonymous. :( However, your kind words don't mean any less to me at all. In fact it's kind of mysterious and fun!
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Katie
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
BEST experience with any vendor. I honestly cannot think of anything that I would change about his work. He fully exceeded our expectations the day of the wedding, he captured our intimate and special moments that we can forever treasure, he was early to the church and stayed until the limo drove away from the reception. By the time we returned from our honeymoon, we had our proofs available for vieweing. Best of all, our wedding album is PHENOMENAL. Everyone is blown away by his work. Needless to say I would highly recommend Dragon Studios to capture your once in a lifetime day!
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Katie. You know I had a great time at your wedding. Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience that's why I wanted to make sure you had the best images ever!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
To sum it all up with how well Mike at Dragon Studios preformed and visually captured my wedding was beyond only the best presentation his photography skill can succeed. He not only was very flexible with his hours but at any time of day I could get in contact with him. Mike not only lived up to our expectations but captured my dream wedding, along with his exceptional talent and quality of professionalism and time management. I would recommend Mike to any bride out there or for any photography need. Thank you again Mike you truley are the best in the business!
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Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Ashley. I had such an amazing time at your wedding. The day could not have been more perfectly planned. The Spirit of Norfolk cruise was a great way to end the evening!
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Tanya
Wedding:
6/8/2012
4.9/5.0
To sum it all up Mike is super fantastic, talented, and a total professional! I'm a wedding planner and florist in business for over 15 years and Mike is at the top of my list! He captures the most beautiful shots and the photos are totally amazing! His pictures of the ceremony, reception, bridal party make you feel like you are standing in the actual venue!! I can't wait to do our next wedding together! Mike is so professional that you don't even hear or see him but his pictures let you know he is always in the right place at the right time! My bride is still talking about how pleased she is with her pictures!
Take it from my experience, you will be super thrilled to have him photograph your special event!
Tanya Frazier
Graceful Designs, LLC
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Tanya! Can't wait for our next wedding together.
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stephanie
Wedding:
9/16/2012
4.6/5.0
Mike Dragon was a great photographer. He was very outgoing, professional, and knowledgeable about his craft. We could not have asked for a better photographer. Thank you Mike!!!
Services Used: Photography
Dragon Studio responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind words Stephanie.

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