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Mike Miriello Photography

Harrisonburg , VA
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Harrisonburg, VA 22801 US (map)

PHONE

540-414-6733

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Mike Miriello is a professional photographer located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. With a background in photojournalism, Mike's goal is to tell the story of your wedding through images,... Read more
Mike Miriello is a professional photographer located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. With a background in photojournalism, Mike's goal is to tell the story of your wedding through images, specifically capturing the candid moments you'll remember for years to come. Feel free to contact Mike for information on packages and pricing @ 540-414-6733. 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?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Proofs

REVIEWS

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Merideth
Wedding:
10/12/2013
1.0/5.0
The very first thing I did when wedding planning was begin to look at photographers. Pictures were very important to me as they are the best ways to capture the very special memories you make on such an important day in your life (which goes by in a FLASH). After a lot of debate my (now) husband and I settled on two photographers. One was Mike and one was another one who was a lot cheaper. After changing a few things we managed to make room in our budget for Mike and I could not have been more excited. After speaking with him on the phone I felt like he really understood what I was going for. We signed the contract immediately which was a year before our wedding date. After we did our engagement photo session and he had the photos back to us quickly and they were amazing. I was so excited for him to capture our wedding day.
Fast forward to 2 months before our wedding and I received a phone call from him. He regretted to inform me that he had a conflict with his full time job and HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHOOT OUR WEDDING. It took a few minutes for this to sink into me. How was this possible? What did it say about this in our contract? How could he possibly have a job where this was a possibility and still market himself as a wedding photographer? The problem is it was written into the fine print of our contract and I had not noticed it. He did help us find another photographer but she was awful. I did not like anything about the style of her photos or how she approached it. I brought this up with Mike afterwards as I felt I was cheated out of a lot of money given that she couldn't possibly be worth as much as he was and he refunded me $500.
Two years later my sister's friend hired Mike against my advice AND HE DID THE EXACT SAME THING AGAIN. Mike could be a great wedding photographer but he has absolutely no right to do so. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me.
The very first thing I did when wedding planning was begin to look at photographers. Pictures were very important to me as Read more...
The very first thing I did when wedding planning was begin to look at photographers. Pictures were very important to me as they are the best ways to capture the very special memories you make on such an important day in your life (which goes by in a FLASH). After a lot of debate my (now) husband and I settled on two photographers. One was Mike and one was another one who was a lot cheaper. After changing a few things we managed to make room in our budget for Mike and I could not have been more excited. After speaking with him on the phone I felt like he really understood what I was going for. We signed the contract immediately which was a year before our wedding date. After we did our engagement photo session and he had the photos back to us quickly and they were amazing. I was so excited for him to capture our wedding day.
Fast forward to 2 months before our wedding and I received a phone call from him. He regretted to inform me that he had a conflict with his full time job and HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO SHOOT OUR WEDDING. It took a few minutes for this to sink into me. How was this possible? What did it say about this in our contract? How could he possibly have a job where this was a possibility and still market himself as a wedding photographer? The problem is it was written into the fine print of our contract and I had not noticed it. He did help us find another photographer but she was awful. I did not like anything about the style of her photos or how she approached it. I brought this up with Mike afterwards as I felt I was cheated out of a lot of money given that she couldn't possibly be worth as much as he was and he refunded me $500.
Two years later my sister's friend hired Mike against my advice AND HE DID THE EXACT SAME THING AGAIN. Mike could be a great wedding photographer but he has absolutely no right to do so. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me. Read less
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Mike Miriello Photography responded with the following comments:

Oh boy, I sound like the worst!

If you really want a snapshot of how I am, read any other review on this site: I'm a passionate photographer who does a great job, and every other couple agrees.

Merideth is right about one thing - I was unable to photograph her wedding. It really stunk. In eight years of being a photographer, I've only ever had to do this once, and it was Merideth and Tommy. It never happened before, and it hasn't happened since. Every photographer in business will be forced to find a substitute photographer at least once over the course of their careers. There's just no exception. Photographers will get sick, the will have babies, they will witness their babies being born, they will have family emergencies, etc - this is why we have contracts that make us to find replacements in the event that something unforeseen happens. Should the couple not agree to the replacement, then everyone walks away and the couple is free to hire someone else. I found her a replacement, reduced the cost of her package to cover the replacement's fee. And guess what, Meredith wasn't happy with her photos. She wanted my photos, not the replacement's photos. They were attracted to my style and that's was what they wanted, and because of a completely random, out-of-left-field assignment that forced me to travel, one that I had zero wiggle-room to get out of, I was unable to be there for them. Again, it stunk. And its a universal problem that every photographer has had or will have over their careers, and its not one that's often talked about.

The part of Merideth's complaint I don't understand is the claim that this random event has repeated itself. I'm glad to say that I haven't had to be in this situation since and hope not to be in it again in the future. If someone else worked with another one of my photographers, it wasn't because I was unavailable. I'm very confused. Feel free to contact me with any questions you have Merideth, I'm happy to talk or email.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was absolutely amazing. I can't even begin to tell you. He came to Virginia Beach and was supposed to shoot our engagement pictures, there was a terrible storm and he couldn't do it. Instead we did it the week before our wedding (because I live very far away) and was directive, made us feel great and got our pictures back to us promptly. He is super easy to work with and was very quick to answer any questions you may have.

The products I love most are the "flip book" and the fact that he shows some pictures the were taken before the ceremony at the reception that way your guests get a sneak peek at the behind the scenes action.

Check out his website, he's amazing and well worth the cost.
Mike was absolutely amazing. I can't even begin to tell you. He came to Virginia Beach and was supposed to shoot our Read more...
Mike was absolutely amazing. I can't even begin to tell you. He came to Virginia Beach and was supposed to shoot our engagement pictures, there was a terrible storm and he couldn't do it. Instead we did it the week before our wedding (because I live very far away) and was directive, made us feel great and got our pictures back to us promptly. He is super easy to work with and was very quick to answer any questions you may have.

The products I love most are the "flip book" and the fact that he shows some pictures the were taken before the ceremony at the reception that way your guests get a sneak peek at the behind the scenes action.

Check out his website, he's amazing and well worth the cost. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.6/5.0
Mike was very easy going and kept in touch regularly. He provided us with helpful information as well as went along with our ideas. Easy to work with and easily melted into the background at our wedding and reception. I would definatly reccomend him to anyone.
Mike was very easy going and kept in touch regularly. He provided us with helpful information as well as went along with Read more...
Mike was very easy going and kept in touch regularly. He provided us with helpful information as well as went along with our ideas. Easy to work with and easily melted into the background at our wedding and reception. I would definatly reccomend him to anyone. Read less
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BMiller
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved the package- everything was wonderful!
I loved the package- everything was wonderful!
I loved the package- everything was wonderful! Read less
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jarroyo25
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike Miriello did an amazing job on our wedding photos! I could not have been more pleased with his work. It was very obvious that he and his assistants put in a lot of effort on our wedding day! His pricing is beyond reasonable for the service and quality work that he provides! I would highly recommend Miriello Photography!
Mike Miriello did an amazing job on our wedding photos! I could not have been more pleased with his work. It was very Read more...
Mike Miriello did an amazing job on our wedding photos! I could not have been more pleased with his work. It was very obvious that he and his assistants put in a lot of effort on our wedding day! His pricing is beyond reasonable for the service and quality work that he provides! I would highly recommend Miriello Photography! Read less
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Piper
Wedding:
1/30/2010
4.9/5.0
Mike did a fantastic job with our engagement and wedding photos. He was very flexible in scheduling times to meet. I loved the fact that we could go scope out locations before hand and discuss picture ideas at no added cost to us. The quality and quantity of pictures we recieved were well beyond our expectations. He is willing to work with what you want in your pictures and the budget you have for photography. His style is something to be enyed. You get your traditional pictures, but his natural and artistic nature really captures the moment exactly as you remember it! The only reason we gave him a 4.5 on "Quality Of Service" is because we didn't get a few "key" photos we wish we would have. In hindsight I would have made a list of "key" photos that we wanted. We absolutely LOVE all of our pictures, and highly recommend Miriello Photography to everyone in need of a quality photographer!
Mike did a fantastic job with our engagement and wedding photos. He was very flexible in scheduling times to meet. I loved Read more...
Mike did a fantastic job with our engagement and wedding photos. He was very flexible in scheduling times to meet. I loved the fact that we could go scope out locations before hand and discuss picture ideas at no added cost to us. The quality and quantity of pictures we recieved were well beyond our expectations. He is willing to work with what you want in your pictures and the budget you have for photography. His style is something to be enyed. You get your traditional pictures, but his natural and artistic nature really captures the moment exactly as you remember it! The only reason we gave him a 4.5 on "Quality Of Service" is because we didn't get a few "key" photos we wish we would have. In hindsight I would have made a list of "key" photos that we wanted. We absolutely LOVE all of our pictures, and highly recommend Miriello Photography to everyone in need of a quality photographer! Read less
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