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Photographic Dreams

Blacksburg , VA

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Blacksburg, VA US (map)

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540-230-8399

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ABOUT US

Photographic Dreams specializes in capturing the beauty and emotion during your wedding events, with an emphasis on detail & romantic portraits of you and your loved ones. Together we... Read more
Photographic Dreams specializes in capturing the beauty and emotion during your wedding events, with an emphasis on detail & romantic portraits of you and your loved ones. Together we will create wedding memories that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime!

Email us today for an appointment to discuss your Wedding or Event Plans!

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Email: mkphotodreams@gmail.com Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes our studio loves the feeling of a splash of color to open up the beauty of a rich black & white image. Color, toning, & black & white images are also available.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Love the use of natural light! 20 years of Professional use with strobe & on-camera lighting techniques.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Mostly digital today, but our studio reserves a film camera for those clients who want nostalgia color or black & white negatives, and prints.
How many photographers do you work with?
I have several professional assistants who can add value to any package!
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Michael shoots every wedding our studio contracts. We never overbook an event or day.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never!
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Always
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Professional Nikon & Canon Equipment.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Always, Pro gear as a backup.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Hourly or Full Day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Always, $200 per hour
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I never like to miss an important moment, so I personally might take a few moments here & there, but always available to document the event.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, please check with the studio for our rates. Special rates for destination weddings.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Within Four to Five weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
High Resolution images.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
The files are yours to use forever, we only keep rights to use the images for display & studio publications, and advertisements.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, we give our clients all the high resolution files on a USB drive along with a copyright release. This gives you the ability to use the files/images however you would like.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Absolutely
What kind of albums do you offer?
Awesome flush mount albums with various cover styles.
When will the client get the final album?
Within one month of customer approval.

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Xi
Wedding:
1/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Michael is a very professional, enthusiastic, friendly and talented photographer. We feel so lucky to have Michael helped us with our pre-wedding pictures (a photo-session for the bride & groom,婚纱照). Since we are international students and do not know so much about the local business, Michael helped us a lot during this process, and offered us lots of great suggestions! From our first email, Michael provided very detailed information to every question we asked and he always goes beyond our expectation.

Michael really knows how to capture the best sides of us, and it is a real pleasure to work with him. I usually could not smile very naturally in front of the camera (my husband, neither), but in the pictures Michael shoot for us, I think we did very well :) Michael really has the way to let people smile pretty and feel at ease. Besides, he knows so many beautiful places in Blacksburg. He is really an artist and there is a sense of beauty in all the pictures taken by him! After we got the pictures, we are very impressed by his amazing work, and so do our friends and family. Our pictures got so many compliments! One of my friend said it’s like in fairy tale. Furthermore, Michael even make our favorite image as a wedding gift to us, since we will have our ceremony in Taiwan and not here. We are really thankful! We absolutely recommend Michael to everyone who wants high quality photos! Thank you so much for the wonderful time and everything you have done for us, Michael!

Michael,非常感谢你帮我们记录下这么美好的瞬间,我们也非常高兴有机会认识你这样一位朋友。谢谢你一直以来的耐心,友善,热情和专业!祝福你今后的事业越来越好!

Cheng-ying and Xi
Michael is a very professional, enthusiastic, friendly and talented photographer. We feel so lucky to have Michael helped Read more...
Michael is a very professional, enthusiastic, friendly and talented photographer. We feel so lucky to have Michael helped us with our pre-wedding pictures (a photo-session for the bride & groom,婚纱照). Since we are international students and do not know so much about the local business, Michael helped us a lot during this process, and offered us lots of great suggestions! From our first email, Michael provided very detailed information to every question we asked and he always goes beyond our expectation.

Michael really knows how to capture the best sides of us, and it is a real pleasure to work with him. I usually could not smile very naturally in front of the camera (my husband, neither), but in the pictures Michael shoot for us, I think we did very well :) Michael really has the way to let people smile pretty and feel at ease. Besides, he knows so many beautiful places in Blacksburg. He is really an artist and there is a sense of beauty in all the pictures taken by him! After we got the pictures, we are very impressed by his amazing work, and so do our friends and family. Our pictures got so many compliments! One of my friend said it’s like in fairy tale. Furthermore, Michael even make our favorite image as a wedding gift to us, since we will have our ceremony in Taiwan and not here. We are really thankful! We absolutely recommend Michael to everyone who wants high quality photos! Thank you so much for the wonderful time and everything you have done for us, Michael!

Michael,非常感谢你帮我们记录下这么美好的瞬间,我们也非常高兴有机会认识你这样一位朋友。谢谢你一直以来的耐心,友善,热情和专业!祝福你今后的事业越来越好!

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Heather
Wedding:
12/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm so excited to write a review for Michael at Photographic Dreams. He is truly a dream come true! He recently shot my daughter's bridal portraits and they are just beautiful. When he sent us the proofs I cried while looking through all of the stunning images. We had such a fun day at Hotel Roanoke, and then The Blue Ridge Parkway. Michael has a way of making you feel completely comfortable and at ease. He picked out so many lovely locations along the way, and it was such a fun day with my daughter that we will never forget. From the location and kind directions of how to pose to the incredible creativity, I've never experienced something so magical. We are looking forward to the wedding in December! Photographic Dreams will certainly make it unforgettable with flair & style! Thank you so much for creating images that show my daughter's spirit and beauty. We will be eternally grateful for your expertise and vision. You know that Heather & I adore you! <3
I'm so excited to write a review for Michael at Photographic Dreams. He is truly a dream come true! He recently shot my Read more...
I'm so excited to write a review for Michael at Photographic Dreams. He is truly a dream come true! He recently shot my daughter's bridal portraits and they are just beautiful. When he sent us the proofs I cried while looking through all of the stunning images. We had such a fun day at Hotel Roanoke, and then The Blue Ridge Parkway. Michael has a way of making you feel completely comfortable and at ease. He picked out so many lovely locations along the way, and it was such a fun day with my daughter that we will never forget. From the location and kind directions of how to pose to the incredible creativity, I've never experienced something so magical. We are looking forward to the wedding in December! Photographic Dreams will certainly make it unforgettable with flair & style! Thank you so much for creating images that show my daughter's spirit and beauty. We will be eternally grateful for your expertise and vision. You know that Heather & I adore you! <3 Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes is very accommodating and came to the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and wedding from start to finish. He works hard and takes alot of pictures. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Michael Keyes is very accommodating and came to the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and wedding from start to finish. He works Read more...
Michael Keyes is very accommodating and came to the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and wedding from start to finish. He works hard and takes alot of pictures. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Rhiannon
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael is absolutely wonderful to work with. He's very creative and enthusiastic, and you can tell he loves what he does. His finished products are amazing, and he made sure to capture everything that I wanted. We spoke on multiple occasions prior to the wedding, so he made sure he knew exactly what type of shots I was looking for. He was very helpful in the wedding planning process as well. He gave us many suggestions on vendors and some of the best locations to get the most amazing photographs.

Michael not only shot our wedding for us, but made sure he was there for the wedding rehearsal as well. The fact that he made the effort to be there and to meet all of the wedding party beforehand made everyone feel more at ease on the actual wedding day. He showed up bright and early on the morning of our wedding to capture all of the wedding party getting ready, and stayed until our sparkler exit late that evening.

Michael not only gave us a complete set of files to make copies from, but he made a set for the parents as well. He also already had prints made for us when we went to pick up our jump drive, and a few prints for each of our parents. He goes above and beyond to make sure you have exactly what you've always wanted for your wedding day. I recommend him to everyone no matter what type of event you're planning. Thank you Michael!
Michael is absolutely wonderful to work with. He's very creative and enthusiastic, and you can tell he loves what he does. Read more...
Michael is absolutely wonderful to work with. He's very creative and enthusiastic, and you can tell he loves what he does. His finished products are amazing, and he made sure to capture everything that I wanted. We spoke on multiple occasions prior to the wedding, so he made sure he knew exactly what type of shots I was looking for. He was very helpful in the wedding planning process as well. He gave us many suggestions on vendors and some of the best locations to get the most amazing photographs.

Michael not only shot our wedding for us, but made sure he was there for the wedding rehearsal as well. The fact that he made the effort to be there and to meet all of the wedding party beforehand made everyone feel more at ease on the actual wedding day. He showed up bright and early on the morning of our wedding to capture all of the wedding party getting ready, and stayed until our sparkler exit late that evening.

Michael not only gave us a complete set of files to make copies from, but he made a set for the parents as well. He also already had prints made for us when we went to pick up our jump drive, and a few prints for each of our parents. He goes above and beyond to make sure you have exactly what you've always wanted for your wedding day. I recommend him to everyone no matter what type of event you're planning. Thank you Michael! Read less
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Micah
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael is amazing and provides the best service. He was at all of our pre-wedding events and always has such creative ideas. He has photographed my friends and family for 8 years now and I knew when I got engaged there was only one photographer I wanted and it is Michael Keys! He photos are absolutely eautiful and he is a pleasure to work with!
Michael is amazing and provides the best service. He was at all of our pre-wedding events and always has such creative Read more...
Michael is amazing and provides the best service. He was at all of our pre-wedding events and always has such creative ideas. He has photographed my friends and family for 8 years now and I knew when I got engaged there was only one photographer I wanted and it is Michael Keys! He photos are absolutely eautiful and he is a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael is fabulous!!! He made us feel so at ease. We were able to relax and have fun with our engagement pictures. The price was great and he was so much fun! He really made taking pictures fun. I would highly recommend photographic dreams, especially for those big life events. We're so happy to have such amazing pictures of the best day of our life! Thank you, Michael!! You're absolutely the best!!!
Michael is fabulous!!! He made us feel so at ease. We were able to relax and have fun with our engagement pictures. The Read more...
Michael is fabulous!!! He made us feel so at ease. We were able to relax and have fun with our engagement pictures. The price was great and he was so much fun! He really made taking pictures fun. I would highly recommend photographic dreams, especially for those big life events. We're so happy to have such amazing pictures of the best day of our life! Thank you, Michael!! You're absolutely the best!!! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Michael is very creative and so easy to work with. We work with a lot of photographers in our business and he is the best. Very courteous and always aware of the customers needs.
Michael is very creative and so easy to work with. We work with a lot of photographers in our business and he is the best. Read more...
Michael is very creative and so easy to work with. We work with a lot of photographers in our business and he is the best. Very courteous and always aware of the customers needs. Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough about Michael. He is absolutely wonderful!
We can't say enough about Michael. He is absolutely wonderful!
We can't say enough about Michael. He is absolutely wonderful! Read less
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Teri
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael does amazing things with his camera and his creativity. We had Michael for not one but two weddings. He is wonderful to work with and if we had more weddings, he would be the man we would call!
Michael does amazing things with his camera and his creativity. We had Michael for not one but two weddings. He is Read more...
Michael does amazing things with his camera and his creativity. We had Michael for not one but two weddings. He is wonderful to work with and if we had more weddings, he would be the man we would call! Read less
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DEALS

Free Bridal Portrait with Treasures or Dreams Packages 2015
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Promo Code: BRIDAL2015   $450 Value
Reserve your wedding date with a Treasures or Dreams Package in 2015 by 2/28/15 and receive a Free Bridal Session by Photographic Dreams. *Deal includes Portrait session & 16x24 canvas bridal portrait.

Offer Expires: 02/28/2015

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