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Photographic Dreams by Michael Keyes

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!

We offer you, our client, exclusive wedding photography documenting your special events. I love telling your story with my creative award-winning photographic techniques. I am also available for travel to your wedding destination.

Please call or email Michael today for an appointment:

Office: 540-230-8399

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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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Michael was absolutely fantastic. He went above and beyond the call of duty. He picked up my flowers the day of the wedding he also bought all of my bridesmaids and myself am umbrella to add to the photos. For our engagement shoot he brought balloons in all of the wedding colors and for my bridal he got me a fake bouquet. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He's very creative, easy to work with, and flexible!
Michael was absolutely fantastic. He went above and beyond the call of duty. He picked up my flowers the day of the Read more...
Michael was absolutely fantastic. He went above and beyond the call of duty. He picked up my flowers the day of the wedding he also bought all of my bridesmaids and myself am umbrella to add to the photos. For our engagement shoot he brought balloons in all of the wedding colors and for my bridal he got me a fake bouquet. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He's very creative, easy to work with, and flexible! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
When it came time to plan my wedding I knew that finding the right photographer was my priority. It only took one visit to Michael's website and I knew he was the one for my fiance and I. Michael has a beautiful and artistic style that quickly draws people in. His packages are wonderful and offer the opportunity for engagement photos to be included in the package. He spent about 5 hours with us on our engagement photo day and provided us with hundreds of incredible photos. Something really unique about Michael's packages is that he gives his couples the opportunity to select an engagement photo to be framed/matted/and signed at the wedding reception. My fiance and I loved this idea and even had a hard time picking one photo out of all of the beautiful shots.


Michael made himself available to us our entire wedding weekend and was extremely flexible when our plans changed last minute due to unforeseen factors on the wedding day. Even with the stress of the wedding day, I didn't have to worry one bit about whether the photos I wanted were being captured. Michael was so easy to reach out to and communicate throughout the process that I just knew that he would have everything under control.


Michael even surprised my husband and I at our reception by printing and matting an extra photo for us. He knew we were Hokies and how important our university was to us, so he had a print we had taken at the stadium during our engagement photos matted and signed by all of the Virginia Tech alumni at the reception, all as a surprise for us.


I can't say enough about how wonderful Michael's services are! Waiting to see all of the photos from the big day as he works his magic on them is so suspenseful, but we rest assured in the fact that the results will be just what we were looking for! Thanks Michael for all you have done for us! Do yourself a favor and choose Photographic Dreams to capture your big day, you won't regret it!
When it came time to plan my wedding I knew that finding the right photographer was my priority. It only took one visit to Read more...
When it came time to plan my wedding I knew that finding the right photographer was my priority. It only took one visit to Michael's website and I knew he was the one for my fiance and I. Michael has a beautiful and artistic style that quickly draws people in. His packages are wonderful and offer the opportunity for engagement photos to be included in the package. He spent about 5 hours with us on our engagement photo day and provided us with hundreds of incredible photos. Something really unique about Michael's packages is that he gives his couples the opportunity to select an engagement photo to be framed/matted/and signed at the wedding reception. My fiance and I loved this idea and even had a hard time picking one photo out of all of the beautiful shots.


Michael made himself available to us our entire wedding weekend and was extremely flexible when our plans changed last minute due to unforeseen factors on the wedding day. Even with the stress of the wedding day, I didn't have to worry one bit about whether the photos I wanted were being captured. Michael was so easy to reach out to and communicate throughout the process that I just knew that he would have everything under control.


Michael even surprised my husband and I at our reception by printing and matting an extra photo for us. He knew we were Hokies and how important our university was to us, so he had a print we had taken at the stadium during our engagement photos matted and signed by all of the Virginia Tech alumni at the reception, all as a surprise for us.


I can't say enough about how wonderful Michael's services are! Waiting to see all of the photos from the big day as he works his magic on them is so suspenseful, but we rest assured in the fact that the results will be just what we were looking for! Thanks Michael for all you have done for us! Do yourself a favor and choose Photographic Dreams to capture your big day, you won't regret it! Read less
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Ming
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I first learnt Michael and Photographic Dreams from the War Memorial Chapel brochure. When I searched his website, I was so impressed with Michael’s works, especially the contrast of colors in his pictures. My wife and I immediately decide to ask him to be our photographer.

Michael is so energetic, friendly, and passionate for photography. I believe Michael does photography not only for a living, but more importantly, he loves photography. He spent a lot of time working on the details together with us. He talked with us in order to learn the places we want to take pictures at. I appreciated it that he offered so many helpful suggestions in order to make our wedding more interesting. For example, he suggested garter and football toss, and bubble blowing at the end of the reception. He even bought us the bubbles, garter, football, bouquet, petals, and a large photo frame at his own expense.

Michael is a responsible photographer. He attended our ceremony rehearsal the day before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, he arrived two hours before the ceremony (at 9am) to take pictures of us getting ready. After the reception, he drove us to various places for pictures. We ended the photo shooting at 6pm. That's in total nine hours of work! He kept shooting over the nine hours. He was patient and attentive, so every picture we took was perfect!

Michael is such a professional photographer, too. I would say that he is an artist. All of his works are innovative and vibrant! His works are easy to tell from other photographers’because of his use of colors. Our photos on Facebook got so many compliments!

It is our honor to have our photos shot by Michael. We are very satisfied with the photos he took, and we had a really great time with him. My wife and I want to express our appreciation to him, for such a wonderful and memorable recording of our wedding.

Michael不仅仅是一名优秀的摄影师,更是一个热情、友善的朋友。谢谢Michael把我们的婚礼记录得如此精彩。

Ming&Xiaoran
I first learnt Michael and Photographic Dreams from the War Memorial Chapel brochure. When I searched his website, I was Read more...
I first learnt Michael and Photographic Dreams from the War Memorial Chapel brochure. When I searched his website, I was so impressed with Michael’s works, especially the contrast of colors in his pictures. My wife and I immediately decide to ask him to be our photographer.

Michael is so energetic, friendly, and passionate for photography. I believe Michael does photography not only for a living, but more importantly, he loves photography. He spent a lot of time working on the details together with us. He talked with us in order to learn the places we want to take pictures at. I appreciated it that he offered so many helpful suggestions in order to make our wedding more interesting. For example, he suggested garter and football toss, and bubble blowing at the end of the reception. He even bought us the bubbles, garter, football, bouquet, petals, and a large photo frame at his own expense.

Michael is a responsible photographer. He attended our ceremony rehearsal the day before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, he arrived two hours before the ceremony (at 9am) to take pictures of us getting ready. After the reception, he drove us to various places for pictures. We ended the photo shooting at 6pm. That's in total nine hours of work! He kept shooting over the nine hours. He was patient and attentive, so every picture we took was perfect!

Michael is such a professional photographer, too. I would say that he is an artist. All of his works are innovative and vibrant! His works are easy to tell from other photographers’because of his use of colors. Our photos on Facebook got so many compliments!

It is our honor to have our photos shot by Michael. We are very satisfied with the photos he took, and we had a really great time with him. My wife and I want to express our appreciation to him, for such a wonderful and memorable recording of our wedding.

Michael不仅仅是一名优秀的摄影师,更是一个热情、友善的朋友。谢谢Michael把我们的婚礼记录得如此精彩。

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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I was fortunate enough to have been able to reserve Michael for my daughter’s wedding. We booked him about 9 months before the date for an engagement shoot in Virginia Beach. After seeing the results of this shoot, my daughter and I and her fiancé decided to fly him to Colorado to shoot the ceremony proper. His scheduling and timeliness in the days leading up to the wedding ceremony was spot on and tight. He was always there at the right time to record the moment. On the day of the ceremony, Michael recorded everything from the girls and guys getting ready to the end of the reception; a non-stop 10 hour day for him. Attentive and discriminating best describe Michael’s attitude and actions. The resulting product was exceptional….very well done. His compositions are phenomenal and my daughter was blissed with her portfolio, and after all, her happiness and satisfaction were what it was all about. A job well done and an excellent value. Thank you Michael.
I was fortunate enough to have been able to reserve Michael for my daughter’s wedding. We booked him about 9 months before Read more...
I was fortunate enough to have been able to reserve Michael for my daughter’s wedding. We booked him about 9 months before the date for an engagement shoot in Virginia Beach. After seeing the results of this shoot, my daughter and I and her fiancé decided to fly him to Colorado to shoot the ceremony proper. His scheduling and timeliness in the days leading up to the wedding ceremony was spot on and tight. He was always there at the right time to record the moment. On the day of the ceremony, Michael recorded everything from the girls and guys getting ready to the end of the reception; a non-stop 10 hour day for him. Attentive and discriminating best describe Michael’s attitude and actions. The resulting product was exceptional….very well done. His compositions are phenomenal and my daughter was blissed with her portfolio, and after all, her happiness and satisfaction were what it was all about. A job well done and an excellent value. Thank you Michael. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael impressed me from the very beginning. After viewing his website and seeing his photography, I knew I wanted him to photograph our wedding. From the first time that we spoke with him, he was nothing but friendly. At the time we weren't officially engaged yet, and he offered to photograph our engagement. No other photographer I spoke with offered us that. Out proposal pictures are awesome! He listened to what we desired and customized a package that worked well for our budget. Out of all the photographers I spoke with, Michael is not about the money, he is about making you happy with his photography, and working with your budget to make that possible. He was a pleasure to work with, quickly responded to phone calls or emails, flexible with our schedules, and went above and beyond our expectations! He was so much fun to work with during my bridal portraits, and did whatever it took for an amazing picture. On our wedding day, we ended up not having a lot of time for pictures with just my husband and I, but he got some stunning pictures despite the time constraints. After the wedding we spoke with him and he has offered to do another photo shoot with us, just to we can get some other amazing pictures! The best thing is that he is not charging us for the this. That to me, is so generous. He loves what he does and is all about making his clients happy and satisfied with his services. You can't go wrong with Michael!
Michael impressed me from the very beginning. After viewing his website and seeing his photography, I knew I wanted him to Read more...
Michael impressed me from the very beginning. After viewing his website and seeing his photography, I knew I wanted him to photograph our wedding. From the first time that we spoke with him, he was nothing but friendly. At the time we weren't officially engaged yet, and he offered to photograph our engagement. No other photographer I spoke with offered us that. Out proposal pictures are awesome! He listened to what we desired and customized a package that worked well for our budget. Out of all the photographers I spoke with, Michael is not about the money, he is about making you happy with his photography, and working with your budget to make that possible. He was a pleasure to work with, quickly responded to phone calls or emails, flexible with our schedules, and went above and beyond our expectations! He was so much fun to work with during my bridal portraits, and did whatever it took for an amazing picture. On our wedding day, we ended up not having a lot of time for pictures with just my husband and I, but he got some stunning pictures despite the time constraints. After the wedding we spoke with him and he has offered to do another photo shoot with us, just to we can get some other amazing pictures! The best thing is that he is not charging us for the this. That to me, is so generous. He loves what he does and is all about making his clients happy and satisfied with his services. You can't go wrong with Michael! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes is a superb wedding photographer! First and foremost, the customer service was exemplary! The first time my wife and I called Michael, he took the time to get to know us and help us discover our expectations and desires for our wedding day. In all of our conversations, he always went the extra mile to help us in the decision making process. He was very patient with us! It was evident that His number one goal was to get to know us better in order to customize a package to meet our needs. When we went to his office to sign the contract, my wife and I were not yet engaged. Knowing that, Michael told me that he would love to photograph our engagement for FREE! When I proposed, he hid in a wooded area at the Mill Mountain Star and captured this beautiful moment! We are so thankful to have beautiful, professional pictures of our engagement.
For our wedding day, we made a list of all the specific pictures that we wanted. Michael captured all of these moments and so many more! We watched a video of our wedding recently and saw Michael lying on the ground to take a picture of us on the raised platform (under the arch) in the beginning of our ceremony. Needless to say, Michael will do just about anything to get a beautiful picture! Due to time constraints, we did not get take pictures on the golf course at the country club. Michael is offering us an extra photo shoot for FREE just to take those pictures and also go on the Blue Ridge Parkway (a location of our choice) and take more pictures even though he lives an hour away from us! Furthermore, Michael GAVE my mother-in-law the large bridal photo rather than displaying in his studio. My wife and I are so thankful that God led us to an amazing photographer who is also a great person! I give Michael a 10/10 in every area of customer satisfaction! I can confidently say that you will NOT find a more talented and passionate wedding photographer than Michael Keyes! May his body of work speak for itself!
Michael Keyes is a superb wedding photographer! First and foremost, the customer service was exemplary! The first time my Read more...
Michael Keyes is a superb wedding photographer! First and foremost, the customer service was exemplary! The first time my wife and I called Michael, he took the time to get to know us and help us discover our expectations and desires for our wedding day. In all of our conversations, he always went the extra mile to help us in the decision making process. He was very patient with us! It was evident that His number one goal was to get to know us better in order to customize a package to meet our needs. When we went to his office to sign the contract, my wife and I were not yet engaged. Knowing that, Michael told me that he would love to photograph our engagement for FREE! When I proposed, he hid in a wooded area at the Mill Mountain Star and captured this beautiful moment! We are so thankful to have beautiful, professional pictures of our engagement.
For our wedding day, we made a list of all the specific pictures that we wanted. Michael captured all of these moments and so many more! We watched a video of our wedding recently and saw Michael lying on the ground to take a picture of us on the raised platform (under the arch) in the beginning of our ceremony. Needless to say, Michael will do just about anything to get a beautiful picture! Due to time constraints, we did not get take pictures on the golf course at the country club. Michael is offering us an extra photo shoot for FREE just to take those pictures and also go on the Blue Ridge Parkway (a location of our choice) and take more pictures even though he lives an hour away from us! Furthermore, Michael GAVE my mother-in-law the large bridal photo rather than displaying in his studio. My wife and I are so thankful that God led us to an amazing photographer who is also a great person! I give Michael a 10/10 in every area of customer satisfaction! I can confidently say that you will NOT find a more talented and passionate wedding photographer than Michael Keyes! May his body of work speak for itself! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes, with Photographic Dreams is a true master of his craft. He has a vision that is second to none. Michael consistently exceeded our expectations and his energy was infectious. His enthusiastic approach to our photos was far above the ordinary. Even a member of our wedding party stated she wished her photographer had been more like him. The quality of his work will speak for itself, but his professional approach and easy going attitude put him miles ahead of anyone else. If you are deciding between Photographic Dreams and anyone else to shoot your wedding photos.....do yourself a favor and go with Michael Keyes of Photographic Dreams. You and your significant other will not regret this decision. Just think about your 50 year anniversary - what is it that you will be looking at? - Photos from your special day. You'll be glad you choose Photographic Dreams!!
Michael Keyes, with Photographic Dreams is a true master of his craft. He has a vision that is second to none. Michael Read more...
Michael Keyes, with Photographic Dreams is a true master of his craft. He has a vision that is second to none. Michael consistently exceeded our expectations and his energy was infectious. His enthusiastic approach to our photos was far above the ordinary. Even a member of our wedding party stated she wished her photographer had been more like him. The quality of his work will speak for itself, but his professional approach and easy going attitude put him miles ahead of anyone else. If you are deciding between Photographic Dreams and anyone else to shoot your wedding photos.....do yourself a favor and go with Michael Keyes of Photographic Dreams. You and your significant other will not regret this decision. Just think about your 50 year anniversary - what is it that you will be looking at? - Photos from your special day. You'll be glad you choose Photographic Dreams!! Read less
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Jessika
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Choosing Michael with Photographic Dreams Photography was one of the best wedding decisions we made! He really knows how to find the perfect picture! Michael took the time to thoroughly research our venue (he even came a day early to look around since he had never been there before). He spent a lot of time prior to the wedding talking to me about what we were looking for. He even worked with our venue to rent us a boat to take pictures in (which turned out gorgeous by the way!!).

Michael is so friendly, outgoing, and has some great ideas for making your day run a little more smoothly. He went above and beyond to make sure he captured the kind of pictures we were looking for. The lighting and scenery he was able to capture in each picture was just amazing. And his packages are such a great value compared to what you get from other photographers. I just can't say enough about how happy we are with Michael! You won't regret choosing him to capture such a special day in your life!
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Choosing Michael with Photographic Dreams Photography was one of the best wedding decisions we Read more...
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Choosing Michael with Photographic Dreams Photography was one of the best wedding decisions we made! He really knows how to find the perfect picture! Michael took the time to thoroughly research our venue (he even came a day early to look around since he had never been there before). He spent a lot of time prior to the wedding talking to me about what we were looking for. He even worked with our venue to rent us a boat to take pictures in (which turned out gorgeous by the way!!).

Michael is so friendly, outgoing, and has some great ideas for making your day run a little more smoothly. He went above and beyond to make sure he captured the kind of pictures we were looking for. The lighting and scenery he was able to capture in each picture was just amazing. And his packages are such a great value compared to what you get from other photographers. I just can't say enough about how happy we are with Michael! You won't regret choosing him to capture such a special day in your life! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We lived Michael and loved his pictures even more. Michael had a way of seeing how to best take a picture. He was quite creative!!
We lived Michael and loved his pictures even more. Michael had a way of seeing how to best take a picture. He was quite Read more...
We lived Michael and loved his pictures even more. Michael had a way of seeing how to best take a picture. He was quite creative!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael is an amazing photographer, he is very creative and his pictures are beautiful!!! Michael definately took the time to capture every detail of our wedding. We are so happy with the way our photographs turned out and we would definately recomment him to anyone.
Michael is an amazing photographer, he is very creative and his pictures are beautiful!!! Michael definately took the time Read more...
Michael is an amazing photographer, he is very creative and his pictures are beautiful!!! Michael definately took the time to capture every detail of our wedding. We are so happy with the way our photographs turned out and we would definately recomment him to anyone. Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Mr. Keys provided service exceeded our expectation beyond our wildest imagination. My daughter had a location wedding in Hawaii. You can imagine all the more than normal planning and stress that can be involved with bringing over 100 friends and family from three continents to a remote tropical paradise. Mr. Keys was very familiar with the pressures of a brides family and he knew exactly what we needed to photographically document this glorious occasion. I was never so confident that I could rely on a professional service as I was with Photographic Dreams. We were on the islands for 10 days, three days prior to the wedding and seven post wedding, with events and parties and family gatherings. Michael did an incredible job at capturing every moment of those 10 days in paradise. When we finally had an opportunity to review the trip and wedding through his very unique and awesome presentation, we were brought to tears of joy again as if reliving that week all over again. If you are seeking a professional to capture your special time and preserve memories of a lifetime, then you must allow Michael Keyes to be a part of your service. Michael's years of experience and years of artistic perfection came through in every one of the over 5000 images that he recorded. His unique talents of editing, retouching, and production are unsurpassed by even those in Hollywood with million dollar budgets. I'll say it again, if you are fortunate to have Photographic Dreams a part of you special time, then you will be blessed with the best that can be offered.

Thanks Michael for being a part of our wonderful time.
Mr. Keys provided service exceeded our expectation beyond our wildest imagination. My daughter had a location wedding in Read more...
Mr. Keys provided service exceeded our expectation beyond our wildest imagination. My daughter had a location wedding in Hawaii. You can imagine all the more than normal planning and stress that can be involved with bringing over 100 friends and family from three continents to a remote tropical paradise. Mr. Keys was very familiar with the pressures of a brides family and he knew exactly what we needed to photographically document this glorious occasion. I was never so confident that I could rely on a professional service as I was with Photographic Dreams. We were on the islands for 10 days, three days prior to the wedding and seven post wedding, with events and parties and family gatherings. Michael did an incredible job at capturing every moment of those 10 days in paradise. When we finally had an opportunity to review the trip and wedding through his very unique and awesome presentation, we were brought to tears of joy again as if reliving that week all over again. If you are seeking a professional to capture your special time and preserve memories of a lifetime, then you must allow Michael Keyes to be a part of your service. Michael's years of experience and years of artistic perfection came through in every one of the over 5000 images that he recorded. His unique talents of editing, retouching, and production are unsurpassed by even those in Hollywood with million dollar budgets. I'll say it again, if you are fortunate to have Photographic Dreams a part of you special time, then you will be blessed with the best that can be offered.

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Holly
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow! Words can not explain how happy I am with our photos! There are so many great ones i can't pick a favorite. Mike Keyes was excellent. He capture so many memories for us. Looking back on all the photos there are so many pics that I didn't realize he had taken. He was everywhere . Exactly what you want on your wedding day. Looking at all the pics was like watching a video. It took me right back to that day! A day that thanks to Mike I get to relive Everytime I look at the photos! Thank Mike to capturing so many memories of the best day of my life!! Your were absolutely wonderful to work with. Xoxox
Wow! Words can not explain how happy I am with our photos! There are so many great ones i can't pick a favorite. Mike Read more...
Wow! Words can not explain how happy I am with our photos! There are so many great ones i can't pick a favorite. Mike Keyes was excellent. He capture so many memories for us. Looking back on all the photos there are so many pics that I didn't realize he had taken. He was everywhere . Exactly what you want on your wedding day. Looking at all the pics was like watching a video. It took me right back to that day! A day that thanks to Mike I get to relive Everytime I look at the photos! Thank Mike to capturing so many memories of the best day of my life!! Your were absolutely wonderful to work with. Xoxox Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes at Photographic Dreams provided an outstanding service for our wedding! He was extremely thoughtful and professional in his interaction with us, our wedding party, and our guests. His creativity was exactly what we were looking for in our wedding photos and we couldn't be happier! We would definitely recommend Michael Keyes at Photographic Dreams.
Michael Keyes at Photographic Dreams provided an outstanding service for our wedding! He was extremely thoughtful and Read more...
Michael Keyes at Photographic Dreams provided an outstanding service for our wedding! He was extremely thoughtful and professional in his interaction with us, our wedding party, and our guests. His creativity was exactly what we were looking for in our wedding photos and we couldn't be happier! We would definitely recommend Michael Keyes at Photographic Dreams. Read less
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Vicky
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Keys, of Photographic Dreams, was recommended to me by a local vendor. After our initial phone conversation, I knew Michael was the photographer for my wedding. I was impressed by his enthusiasm and his genuine desire to make my event a memorable occasion. What I appreciated most was his willingness to be a part of the many events leading up to the special day. I was amazed, impressed, and thankful for his attention to details. It was never about time with Michael. It was always about the "art" of the picture. . . the perfect location, the perfect light, and the perfect moment. He went above and beyond in every way a photographer can go.
I am very happy with Michael's work. I have beautiful photographs and memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Michael left me with a "rainbow". . . literally and figuratively. I highly recommend Photographic Dreams. Michael will help make your dreams come true!
Michael Keys, of Photographic Dreams, was recommended to me by a local vendor. After our initial phone conversation, I Read more...
Michael Keys, of Photographic Dreams, was recommended to me by a local vendor. After our initial phone conversation, I knew Michael was the photographer for my wedding. I was impressed by his enthusiasm and his genuine desire to make my event a memorable occasion. What I appreciated most was his willingness to be a part of the many events leading up to the special day. I was amazed, impressed, and thankful for his attention to details. It was never about time with Michael. It was always about the "art" of the picture. . . the perfect location, the perfect light, and the perfect moment. He went above and beyond in every way a photographer can go.
I am very happy with Michael's work. I have beautiful photographs and memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Michael left me with a "rainbow". . . literally and figuratively. I highly recommend Photographic Dreams. Michael will help make your dreams come true! Read less
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Benjamin and Sophia
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes did a fantastic job photographing our wedding! He is so creative and catches the most memorable moments. We gave him our ideas and locations for photos and he went above and beyond our expectations with the shots. He also moved very quickly when getting photos with our family to make the day run smoothly and on time. We can't thank Michael enough for his creativity, friendliness, high energy, and his immense talent for photography.
Michael Keyes did a fantastic job photographing our wedding! He is so creative and catches the most memorable moments. We Read more...
Michael Keyes did a fantastic job photographing our wedding! He is so creative and catches the most memorable moments. We gave him our ideas and locations for photos and he went above and beyond our expectations with the shots. He also moved very quickly when getting photos with our family to make the day run smoothly and on time. We can't thank Michael enough for his creativity, friendliness, high energy, and his immense talent for photography. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael is just amazing! Michael is so easy to work with and such a hardworking and professional photographer. He does anything possible to make his clients happy. A few months after our initial consultation, we changed our venue to somewhere that was about 2 hours away. Michael was more than willing to still shoot our wedding even in West Virginia. He was willing to go anywhere we wanted for our engagement photos, which turned out perfectly. We couldn't have asked for anything better. We absolutely love our photos and that Michael was there to capture everything each step of the way, including engagement photos, rehearsal, dinner, and the wedding day! I would recommend him to anyone I know.
Michael is just amazing! Michael is so easy to work with and such a hardworking and professional photographer. He does Read more...
Michael is just amazing! Michael is so easy to work with and such a hardworking and professional photographer. He does anything possible to make his clients happy. A few months after our initial consultation, we changed our venue to somewhere that was about 2 hours away. Michael was more than willing to still shoot our wedding even in West Virginia. He was willing to go anywhere we wanted for our engagement photos, which turned out perfectly. We couldn't have asked for anything better. We absolutely love our photos and that Michael was there to capture everything each step of the way, including engagement photos, rehearsal, dinner, and the wedding day! I would recommend him to anyone I know. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with! His creativity and talent bring out amazing images and we couldn't be happier!
Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with! His creativity and talent bring out amazing images and we couldn't be Read more...
Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with! His creativity and talent bring out amazing images and we couldn't be happier! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael was the photographer for our son's wedding on May 4, 2013. This was the second time we used Michael as our photographer. He also did our daughter's wedding on December 17, 2011. Michael is a talented photographer who is creative and artistic. He is always professional, courteous, and responsive. Michael was also the photographer for engagement pictures and bridal portraits, spending many hours with us at each photo shoot. He makes his photographic subjects feel like super models and caters to the wants and needs of those he is photographing. He truly gives 100%+ to ensure that all the special moments in your event are captured. From the engagement pictures to the wedding, Michael does a superb job! He did an amazing job creating a beautiful wedding album for our daughter and we can't wait to see what he creates for our son's wedding.
Michael was the photographer for our son's wedding on May 4, 2013. This was the second time we used Michael as our Read more...
Michael was the photographer for our son's wedding on May 4, 2013. This was the second time we used Michael as our photographer. He also did our daughter's wedding on December 17, 2011. Michael is a talented photographer who is creative and artistic. He is always professional, courteous, and responsive. Michael was also the photographer for engagement pictures and bridal portraits, spending many hours with us at each photo shoot. He makes his photographic subjects feel like super models and caters to the wants and needs of those he is photographing. He truly gives 100%+ to ensure that all the special moments in your event are captured. From the engagement pictures to the wedding, Michael does a superb job! He did an amazing job creating a beautiful wedding album for our daughter and we can't wait to see what he creates for our son's wedding. Read less
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Rose Ann
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes was very professional. He captured all the emotions of the day in his wonderful photography.
He was on time. Asked great questions to get to know the bride and groom and their family. His staff was great. Would definitely recommend him for your wedding day!
Michael Keyes was very professional. He captured all the emotions of the day in his wonderful photography.
He was on Read more...
Michael Keyes was very professional. He captured all the emotions of the day in his wonderful photography.
He was on time. Asked great questions to get to know the bride and groom and their family. His staff was great. Would definitely recommend him for your wedding day! Read less
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bo
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I came to know Michael from google review. He got compliment from all the customers, and after a short chat with him, we decided to let him help in our wedding.

He is very enthusiastic and easy to work with. In the very beginning we asked him to come 15 minutes before the wedding and just take pictures of the ceremony. Then he arrived 1.5 hours before the wedding, and take us out and got some pictures on the campus, and that is for free! We really appreciated his help.

He is also so professional. He knows a lot about Chinese culture and traditions, and he added some Chinese traditional elements into our pictures. We posted our wedding pictures on our facebook. All our Chinese friends and relatives are impressed by the beautiful pictures.

It is so nice to have Michael with us in our wedding. I believe he would do more good and creative works in the future, and I hope he could have chance to help more people!

Michael 是很棒的摄影师,是他的创造力和专业性让我和筱潇的婚礼能够举办的这么好。祝福他以后的工作一切顺利!

Bo&Xiaoxiao
周博&李筱潇
I came to know Michael from google review. He got compliment from all the customers, and after a short chat with him, we Read more...
I came to know Michael from google review. He got compliment from all the customers, and after a short chat with him, we decided to let him help in our wedding.

He is very enthusiastic and easy to work with. In the very beginning we asked him to come 15 minutes before the wedding and just take pictures of the ceremony. Then he arrived 1.5 hours before the wedding, and take us out and got some pictures on the campus, and that is for free! We really appreciated his help.

He is also so professional. He knows a lot about Chinese culture and traditions, and he added some Chinese traditional elements into our pictures. We posted our wedding pictures on our facebook. All our Chinese friends and relatives are impressed by the beautiful pictures.

It is so nice to have Michael with us in our wedding. I believe he would do more good and creative works in the future, and I hope he could have chance to help more people!

Michael 是很棒的摄影师,是他的创造力和专业性让我和筱潇的婚礼能够举办的这么好。祝福他以后的工作一切顺利!

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Anthony
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a wedding photographer and you live anywhere east of the Mississippi River, you need to call Michael Keyes. Not only is he the best, in our opinion, he also has extremely competitive prices across all of his photo packages. For us, he covered our rehearsal dinner and wedding plus he did a fantastic set of engagement photos. On the wedding day, he was there about two hours before the 1pm start time and he stayed with us until the sun went down and we finally lost light. Around 5:30 or so, he let us know that he had plenty of great shots and said that if we wanted to stop then it would be fine. My wife and I discussed it and then asked if he might take us on location to a couple of places before we quit for the day. He graciously obliged us and never stopped working hard to get great shots all the way to the end. In fact some of the later shots he got were some of the best ones. Other cool touches have been, providing an 11x14 framed engagement photo of our choice to be on display at the wedding for our guests to sign... and the photo editing Michael does on many of the shots. He also is providing us with the rights to all our photos, as many DVDs of them as we need and a softbound photo book of our wedding shots. Michael worked great with all the other professionals we hired for our wedding, from the director to the caterer. He consistently gets creative, well thought out and artistic shots that delighted and surprised us. However he ALSO got some great traditional shots in the sanctuary which my wife really appreciated. My wife says she is SO glad she chose Michael. Even though it was an investment, she says she wouldn't take any amount of money for our priceless photos. She thinks that of ALL the wedding expenses, the photographer is the most important investment, because the wedding day goes by so quickly and all you have left are memories and the photos.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer and you live anywhere east of the Mississippi River, you need to call Read more...
If you are looking for a wedding photographer and you live anywhere east of the Mississippi River, you need to call Michael Keyes. Not only is he the best, in our opinion, he also has extremely competitive prices across all of his photo packages. For us, he covered our rehearsal dinner and wedding plus he did a fantastic set of engagement photos. On the wedding day, he was there about two hours before the 1pm start time and he stayed with us until the sun went down and we finally lost light. Around 5:30 or so, he let us know that he had plenty of great shots and said that if we wanted to stop then it would be fine. My wife and I discussed it and then asked if he might take us on location to a couple of places before we quit for the day. He graciously obliged us and never stopped working hard to get great shots all the way to the end. In fact some of the later shots he got were some of the best ones. Other cool touches have been, providing an 11x14 framed engagement photo of our choice to be on display at the wedding for our guests to sign... and the photo editing Michael does on many of the shots. He also is providing us with the rights to all our photos, as many DVDs of them as we need and a softbound photo book of our wedding shots. Michael worked great with all the other professionals we hired for our wedding, from the director to the caterer. He consistently gets creative, well thought out and artistic shots that delighted and surprised us. However he ALSO got some great traditional shots in the sanctuary which my wife really appreciated. My wife says she is SO glad she chose Michael. Even though it was an investment, she says she wouldn't take any amount of money for our priceless photos. She thinks that of ALL the wedding expenses, the photographer is the most important investment, because the wedding day goes by so quickly and all you have left are memories and the photos. Read less
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DebbieMalone
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased to work with Michael Keyes, Photographic Dreams and highly recommend him to anyone needing photography services. He went above and beyond our expectations and made our daughter's wedding experience memorable.
From the first initial contact, Micheal took the time to get to know my daughter and her fiance. He spent an enormous amount of time with us for bridal portraits, the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. We never felt rushed, he made sure they got the shots they wanted and much more. You will not be disappointed with Micheal's work!
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We were so pleased to work with Michael Keyes, Photographic Dreams and highly recommend him to anyone needing photography services. He went above and beyond our expectations and made our daughter's wedding experience memorable.
From the first initial contact, Micheal took the time to get to know my daughter and her fiance. He spent an enormous amount of time with us for bridal portraits, the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. We never felt rushed, he made sure they got the shots they wanted and much more. You will not be disappointed with Micheal's work! Read less
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Pooja
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael had taken pictures for our wedding in Radford, VA and he is an excellent photographer. He has a good eye and took many gorgeous pictures of us with the sun setting behind us. He is very friendly yet also very professional and he made sure that he captured all the key moments during our wedding. Prior to the wedding he sat with us and discussed what we wanted from our wedding photographs. He also gave us the finalized DVD with the pictures shortly after our wedding. All in all we enjoyed working with Michael and I highly recommend him for your wedding photography
Michael had taken pictures for our wedding in Radford, VA and he is an excellent photographer. He has a good eye and took Read more...
Michael had taken pictures for our wedding in Radford, VA and he is an excellent photographer. He has a good eye and took many gorgeous pictures of us with the sun setting behind us. He is very friendly yet also very professional and he made sure that he captured all the key moments during our wedding. Prior to the wedding he sat with us and discussed what we wanted from our wedding photographs. He also gave us the finalized DVD with the pictures shortly after our wedding. All in all we enjoyed working with Michael and I highly recommend him for your wedding photography Read less
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Shauna
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes was amazing to work with and our photographs are amazing and truly unique. My husband and I could not have asked for a better person to work with!
Michael Keyes was amazing to work with and our photographs are amazing and truly unique. My husband and I could not have Read more...
Michael Keyes was amazing to work with and our photographs are amazing and truly unique. My husband and I could not have asked for a better person to work with! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say how happy I am that I decided to use Photographic Dreams as my wedding photographer. Michael was absolutely amazing from start to finish! He came to the rehearsal and wedding with tons of creative ideas and helped capture every important part of the day. He has been incredibly easy to work with and the value for his packages are unmatched. The images that we have seen so far are absolutely amazing and we can't wait to see more! It was such a treat to come home from our honeymoon and see some of the work he had already been editing! If you are looking for a wedding photographer in the Blacksburg or Roanoke areas, I highly recommend Michael and Photographic Dreams. You will not be disappointed!
I can't say how happy I am that I decided to use Photographic Dreams as my wedding photographer. Michael was absolutely Read more...
I can't say how happy I am that I decided to use Photographic Dreams as my wedding photographer. Michael was absolutely amazing from start to finish! He came to the rehearsal and wedding with tons of creative ideas and helped capture every important part of the day. He has been incredibly easy to work with and the value for his packages are unmatched. The images that we have seen so far are absolutely amazing and we can't wait to see more! It was such a treat to come home from our honeymoon and see some of the work he had already been editing! If you are looking for a wedding photographer in the Blacksburg or Roanoke areas, I highly recommend Michael and Photographic Dreams. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes is absolutely wonderful! Our daughter chose Michael to be their wedding photographer and it was probably one of the best decisions of the planning process. From our first contact with Michael to last picture he took close to midnight the day of the wedding he was nothing but a pleasure to work with. Aside from the beautiful photography and immense talent, Michael was helpful from the start with information, suggestions and always quick with response by phone or email to any of our questions. Starting Friday afternoon at the rehearsal through the entire wedding day he was with the bride and groom constantly not missing the opportunity to capture every moment on film while making everyone comfortable and at ease. Thanks so much Michael from the Mother of the Bride!
Michael Keyes is absolutely wonderful! Our daughter chose Michael to be their wedding photographer and it was probably one Read more...
Michael Keyes is absolutely wonderful! Our daughter chose Michael to be their wedding photographer and it was probably one of the best decisions of the planning process. From our first contact with Michael to last picture he took close to midnight the day of the wedding he was nothing but a pleasure to work with. Aside from the beautiful photography and immense talent, Michael was helpful from the start with information, suggestions and always quick with response by phone or email to any of our questions. Starting Friday afternoon at the rehearsal through the entire wedding day he was with the bride and groom constantly not missing the opportunity to capture every moment on film while making everyone comfortable and at ease. Thanks so much Michael from the Mother of the Bride! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with! He really goes the extra mile by doing such things as looking for the perfect photo location to showing up the night before the wedding to check out the church. What made working with Michael so nice is we never had to worry, he was easy to communicate with, prompt and professional the entire time. Our pictures turned out absolutely! Michael did a wonderful job capturing the entire day to the point that I can look back through my picture and totally relive the day. The other thing that totally impressed me about Michael was the fact that he captured our ceremony on video. After the wedding was over it was sad for me to realize that I barely remembered the ceremony but included in my package was a DVD of the entire thing and that brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy I have that to cherish forever. My husband and I have already decided that when the time comes for materinity pictures we will definitely call Photographic Dreams.


Out of all of the decisions that are made for a wedding, choosing Photographic Dreams was by far our best deicision!!!
Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with! He really goes the extra mile by doing such things as looking for the Read more...
Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with! He really goes the extra mile by doing such things as looking for the perfect photo location to showing up the night before the wedding to check out the church. What made working with Michael so nice is we never had to worry, he was easy to communicate with, prompt and professional the entire time. Our pictures turned out absolutely! Michael did a wonderful job capturing the entire day to the point that I can look back through my picture and totally relive the day. The other thing that totally impressed me about Michael was the fact that he captured our ceremony on video. After the wedding was over it was sad for me to realize that I barely remembered the ceremony but included in my package was a DVD of the entire thing and that brought tears to my eyes. I'm so happy I have that to cherish forever. My husband and I have already decided that when the time comes for materinity pictures we will definitely call Photographic Dreams.


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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Michael did a fantastic job. His attention to detail and imagination translate beautifully into his photos. My husband and I are so grateful to have had his as our photographer on our special day and have the most amazing pictures to remember this day forever!
Michael did a fantastic job. His attention to detail and imagination translate beautifully into his photos. My husband and Read more...
Michael did a fantastic job. His attention to detail and imagination translate beautifully into his photos. My husband and I are so grateful to have had his as our photographer on our special day and have the most amazing pictures to remember this day forever! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael is so easy to work with, we used him for both or engagement and wedding photos and I couldn't be happier!! 

Never once did we ever feel uncomfortable or confused about what he was asking for - he positioned us easily and naturally for each picture and made it look AMAZING!!!

I feel so lucky to have met Michael because he made the photo session so simple and now we have the wonderful photography of such an important moment in our lives!! I feel like Michael captured all of the emotions we were feeling and I can see the love shining from each and every one of his pictures! Everyone who sees our pictures is impressed!!

Michael was also very good are working with all the age groups involved in a wedding!! The flower girl and ring bearer actually asked where he was the next day because he was so good with him.

I would highly highly recommend Photographic Dreams for ANYONE in the market for a photographer for ANY event - he has done the Gala for my school as well!
Michael is so easy to work with, we used him for both or engagement and wedding photos and I couldn't be happier!! Never Read more...
Michael is so easy to work with, we used him for both or engagement and wedding photos and I couldn't be happier!! 

Never once did we ever feel uncomfortable or confused about what he was asking for - he positioned us easily and naturally for each picture and made it look AMAZING!!!

I feel so lucky to have met Michael because he made the photo session so simple and now we have the wonderful photography of such an important moment in our lives!! I feel like Michael captured all of the emotions we were feeling and I can see the love shining from each and every one of his pictures! Everyone who sees our pictures is impressed!!

Michael was also very good are working with all the age groups involved in a wedding!! The flower girl and ring bearer actually asked where he was the next day because he was so good with him.

I would highly highly recommend Photographic Dreams for ANYONE in the market for a photographer for ANY event - he has done the Gala for my school as well! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I was beyond lucky to have someone recommend Michael Keyes to me to be my wedding photographer. I hired him to shoot my engagement photos, bridal portraits, and wedding photos. Honestly, working with Michael was absolutely wonderful! He has gone above and beyond what I would expect from a photographer. He was someone I knew I could rely on at all times throughout the whole wedding process. He is quick to respond by email or with a phone call. If I had questions or concerns, we discussed everything. He is truly talented and artistic.
For our engagement photos and my bridal portraits, he had many ideas on where to go, best time of day to take photo. He worked with us by incorporating our ideas into his artistic views.
My bridal portraits turned out absolutely fabulous! We did the shoot in a room that required special permission to gain access and he worked with the venue to set everything up. There was too many to choose from for my ultimate bridal portrait.
He took all of our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner,wedding and reception photos. Just seeing the first few I was amazed! He took TONS of beautiful photos of family and friends. I knew I could happily look back at these photos for the rest of my life. He even tried making me feel better about my cake falling and that I would never know from the photos. We had him set up a photo booth, which our guests and I absolutely loved. Plus, he even accommodated my other ideas for the photo booth.
I really could go on and on about Michael Keyes. Like I said, Michael has gone above and beyond. He always makes himself available to chat and discussed to make sure you are getting what you want. He had a quick turn around getting all the photos ready and back to us. He worked well with my wedding coordinator, venue and other wedding vendors. He would reach out to them and make sure everything would be perfect for my wedding day. Most importantly, I LOVE ALL MY PHOTOS! Thank you, thank you, Michael!
He is AMAZING!!
I was beyond lucky to have someone recommend Michael Keyes to me to be my wedding photographer. I hired him to shoot my Read more...
I was beyond lucky to have someone recommend Michael Keyes to me to be my wedding photographer. I hired him to shoot my engagement photos, bridal portraits, and wedding photos. Honestly, working with Michael was absolutely wonderful! He has gone above and beyond what I would expect from a photographer. He was someone I knew I could rely on at all times throughout the whole wedding process. He is quick to respond by email or with a phone call. If I had questions or concerns, we discussed everything. He is truly talented and artistic.
For our engagement photos and my bridal portraits, he had many ideas on where to go, best time of day to take photo. He worked with us by incorporating our ideas into his artistic views.
My bridal portraits turned out absolutely fabulous! We did the shoot in a room that required special permission to gain access and he worked with the venue to set everything up. There was too many to choose from for my ultimate bridal portrait.
He took all of our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner,wedding and reception photos. Just seeing the first few I was amazed! He took TONS of beautiful photos of family and friends. I knew I could happily look back at these photos for the rest of my life. He even tried making me feel better about my cake falling and that I would never know from the photos. We had him set up a photo booth, which our guests and I absolutely loved. Plus, he even accommodated my other ideas for the photo booth.
I really could go on and on about Michael Keyes. Like I said, Michael has gone above and beyond. He always makes himself available to chat and discussed to make sure you are getting what you want. He had a quick turn around getting all the photos ready and back to us. He worked well with my wedding coordinator, venue and other wedding vendors. He would reach out to them and make sure everything would be perfect for my wedding day. Most importantly, I LOVE ALL MY PHOTOS! Thank you, thank you, Michael!
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Hannah
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes is the best!!!! He just did my engagement photos and was amazing! He had all of the "pinterest props" (balloons, chalk board, photo frame, and an ampersand symbol to hold) and used them in unique ways I hadn't seen before. He also split our photo session to maximize photos - we met in the morning and again in the evening! Most photographers prices were by the hour, but Michael was very reasonably priced and never looked at the clock! And most importantly, the quality of his photographs are phenomenal! I don't know what else to say about the pictures, except that they're perfect! Everyone that has seen the pictures looooooooves them! I am beyond happy with our engagement photos, he is for sure photographing our wedding!!
Michael Keyes is the best!!!! He just did my engagement photos and was amazing! He had all of the "pinterest props" Read more...
Michael Keyes is the best!!!! He just did my engagement photos and was amazing! He had all of the "pinterest props" (balloons, chalk board, photo frame, and an ampersand symbol to hold) and used them in unique ways I hadn't seen before. He also split our photo session to maximize photos - we met in the morning and again in the evening! Most photographers prices were by the hour, but Michael was very reasonably priced and never looked at the clock! And most importantly, the quality of his photographs are phenomenal! I don't know what else to say about the pictures, except that they're perfect! Everyone that has seen the pictures looooooooves them! I am beyond happy with our engagement photos, he is for sure photographing our wedding!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best photographer around! I wish I could rate him higher than 5 stars! He is everything you want in a wedding photographer. He is super creative about what pictures to take without interrupting the flow of the day, and he put everyone at ease so everyone felt comfortable and the pictures looked so natural.
He really went above and beyond what I had hoped for, not only in the actual pictures (which are amazing) but he really helped out on the wedding day, too! He does a lot of weddings in the area so he knows where to go and what to do and had some great ideas for photo opportunities. He was very professional and friendly and kept us relaxed.
He also did a lot of behind the scenes work, like getting my dress positioned just right and holding umbrellas and carrying flowers... all the things that were not expected but he was happy to do! Believe it or not he actually lifted me up and carried me over puddles so my dress wouldn't get wet! I actually teared up when I saw some of the pictures because they were just so good - he really captured the moments perfectly. Looking at some of his shots made me feel the nervous butterflies I felt on the wedding day because he captured it so well I felt like I was at the wedding again.
I love his creativity and he is just brilliant with colors! The shots he does that are black and white with just a few color splashes, just wow. Even without editing, he has a great eye for getting the shots just right and getting the colors to pop or just have one little perfect detail stand out. He got all the formal shots, all the classic shots, all the modern shots, and all the fun shots, and I never felt posed or uncomfortable.
I absolutely recommend Photographic Dreams 100 percent, hands down, no questions asked, no reservations! Easily the most talented artist in the area and a wonderful person to have around on your wedding day!
Absolutely the best photographer around! I wish I could rate him higher than 5 stars! He is everything you want in a Read more...
Absolutely the best photographer around! I wish I could rate him higher than 5 stars! He is everything you want in a wedding photographer. He is super creative about what pictures to take without interrupting the flow of the day, and he put everyone at ease so everyone felt comfortable and the pictures looked so natural.
He really went above and beyond what I had hoped for, not only in the actual pictures (which are amazing) but he really helped out on the wedding day, too! He does a lot of weddings in the area so he knows where to go and what to do and had some great ideas for photo opportunities. He was very professional and friendly and kept us relaxed.
He also did a lot of behind the scenes work, like getting my dress positioned just right and holding umbrellas and carrying flowers... all the things that were not expected but he was happy to do! Believe it or not he actually lifted me up and carried me over puddles so my dress wouldn't get wet! I actually teared up when I saw some of the pictures because they were just so good - he really captured the moments perfectly. Looking at some of his shots made me feel the nervous butterflies I felt on the wedding day because he captured it so well I felt like I was at the wedding again.
I love his creativity and he is just brilliant with colors! The shots he does that are black and white with just a few color splashes, just wow. Even without editing, he has a great eye for getting the shots just right and getting the colors to pop or just have one little perfect detail stand out. He got all the formal shots, all the classic shots, all the modern shots, and all the fun shots, and I never felt posed or uncomfortable.
I absolutely recommend Photographic Dreams 100 percent, hands down, no questions asked, no reservations! Easily the most talented artist in the area and a wonderful person to have around on your wedding day! Read less
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Ginny
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so fortunate that we contacted Michael Keyes for our wedding photos. He is exceptional! Michael is creative, caring, passionate about his work, professional, and takes time to do the job right. He takes pictures that reflect his subjects, not just the same routine pictures for everyone. He puts his heart into his work and takes pride in the finished product. Michael was easy to work with, accommodating, and the outcome exceeds our expectations. The pictures captured the essence of our weekend; from the reheaersal to the end of the reception. He was the eptiome of a professional photographer. I would recommend him to not only brides, but anyone wanting truly personal photographs of special events. Not only do we hold dear our memories of this special occasion, but Michael made sure that we have the photographs that captured every special and memorable moment. Michael is phenomenal!
We are so fortunate that we contacted Michael Keyes for our wedding photos. He is exceptional! Michael is creative, Read more...
We are so fortunate that we contacted Michael Keyes for our wedding photos. He is exceptional! Michael is creative, caring, passionate about his work, professional, and takes time to do the job right. He takes pictures that reflect his subjects, not just the same routine pictures for everyone. He puts his heart into his work and takes pride in the finished product. Michael was easy to work with, accommodating, and the outcome exceeds our expectations. The pictures captured the essence of our weekend; from the reheaersal to the end of the reception. He was the eptiome of a professional photographer. I would recommend him to not only brides, but anyone wanting truly personal photographs of special events. Not only do we hold dear our memories of this special occasion, but Michael made sure that we have the photographs that captured every special and memorable moment. Michael is phenomenal! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Michael Keyes is—as a photographer, as a person and (if I may…) as a friend.
When we first got engaged everyone said, “get a great photographer, it’s the most important thing.” Well, we were truly blessed to have found Michael! He is the most unique photographer in the New River Valley—a true artist. His vision for bridal photography is simply amazing. Michael's creativity makes posing for pictures so much fun because you can't wait to see how the pictures come out!

Furthermore, he is a full-service bridal EXPERT! We live in SC and were getting married in VA. Michael was so perfectly helpful! Planning a wedding so far away can be stressful…but Michael made sure that wedding details were the least of my worries. In fact, he helped me secure someone to do my hair and make-up; Michael spent a lot of time driving around Blacksburg until he found someone else that was available! Also, Michael helped us find a local officiant…which turned out to be wonderful as well!

When you sign a contract with Michael you become HIS BRIDE…and he will refer to you as such. But the comfort of that is truly immeasurable!

Thanks to Michael we have a ton of amazing photographs to cherish for the rest of our lives and the memories of a truly spectacular weekend!
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Michael Keyes is—as a photographer, as a person and (if I may…) as a Read more...
There are not enough words to describe how wonderful Michael Keyes is—as a photographer, as a person and (if I may…) as a friend.
When we first got engaged everyone said, “get a great photographer, it’s the most important thing.” Well, we were truly blessed to have found Michael! He is the most unique photographer in the New River Valley—a true artist. His vision for bridal photography is simply amazing. Michael's creativity makes posing for pictures so much fun because you can't wait to see how the pictures come out!

Furthermore, he is a full-service bridal EXPERT! We live in SC and were getting married in VA. Michael was so perfectly helpful! Planning a wedding so far away can be stressful…but Michael made sure that wedding details were the least of my worries. In fact, he helped me secure someone to do my hair and make-up; Michael spent a lot of time driving around Blacksburg until he found someone else that was available! Also, Michael helped us find a local officiant…which turned out to be wonderful as well!

When you sign a contract with Michael you become HIS BRIDE…and he will refer to you as such. But the comfort of that is truly immeasurable!

Thanks to Michael we have a ton of amazing photographs to cherish for the rest of our lives and the memories of a truly spectacular weekend! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes is truly the best photographer that I have ever worked with or seen pictures from!! His photography is like a work of art, every photo turns into a masterpiece. He is so sweet and genuine and he really makes you feel like family when you are around him. I truly cannot say enough great things about Michael Keyes, I would recommend him to every bride that like me, wants a magical portrayal of your beautiful day! He went above and beyond all the expectations that me and my husband had for him. We love you Michael, we are forever grateful for the wonderful memories you created for us.
Michael Keyes is truly the best photographer that I have ever worked with or seen pictures from!! His photography is like Read more...
Michael Keyes is truly the best photographer that I have ever worked with or seen pictures from!! His photography is like a work of art, every photo turns into a masterpiece. He is so sweet and genuine and he really makes you feel like family when you are around him. I truly cannot say enough great things about Michael Keyes, I would recommend him to every bride that like me, wants a magical portrayal of your beautiful day! He went above and beyond all the expectations that me and my husband had for him. We love you Michael, we are forever grateful for the wonderful memories you created for us. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes of Photographic Dreams is an absolute miraculous photographer! He was such a pleasure to work with, quickly responded every time I contacted him, and shared in my excitement for the wedding and our photos. His edits and special effects are very unique and show his amazing talent. For example, he will edit a picture to make it black and white, and then bring color to one specific area to focus the attention there. He was by far my most favorable vendor I worked with and I just can’t say enough about how pleased I am with his work. Not only did he do an outstanding job on our wedding photos, he was able to take our engagement photos and create our wedding guest book, once again it was wonderful. He is simply the best and I highly recommend him---I have become quite obsessed with his work!
Michael Keyes of Photographic Dreams is an absolute miraculous photographer! He was such a pleasure to work with, quickly Read more...
Michael Keyes of Photographic Dreams is an absolute miraculous photographer! He was such a pleasure to work with, quickly responded every time I contacted him, and shared in my excitement for the wedding and our photos. His edits and special effects are very unique and show his amazing talent. For example, he will edit a picture to make it black and white, and then bring color to one specific area to focus the attention there. He was by far my most favorable vendor I worked with and I just can’t say enough about how pleased I am with his work. Not only did he do an outstanding job on our wedding photos, he was able to take our engagement photos and create our wedding guest book, once again it was wonderful. He is simply the best and I highly recommend him---I have become quite obsessed with his work! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My daughter's engagement, bridal and wedding photos were stunning. The colors vivid and life like. Michael was pleasant to work with and friendly. We got to know him well though the wedding process. I have more photos than I could have hoped far. I even have a beautiful canvas print over my fireplace. Compared to other photography companies, nothing compared to Photographic Dreams. It is worth the extra expense to have lasting memories in photos you are proud to share and display. Get the bridal portrait session. It is a must have for your daughter. She will have so much fun making those photos, I know we did. Michael even drove some extra miles to do the photo shoot on our farm and at a historical church. Make no mistake, he is the best in the New River Valley and maybe even in the state. If you hire Photographic Dreams for your special day you will not be disappointed.
My daughter's engagement, bridal and wedding photos were stunning. The colors vivid and life like. Michael was pleasant to Read more...
My daughter's engagement, bridal and wedding photos were stunning. The colors vivid and life like. Michael was pleasant to work with and friendly. We got to know him well though the wedding process. I have more photos than I could have hoped far. I even have a beautiful canvas print over my fireplace. Compared to other photography companies, nothing compared to Photographic Dreams. It is worth the extra expense to have lasting memories in photos you are proud to share and display. Get the bridal portrait session. It is a must have for your daughter. She will have so much fun making those photos, I know we did. Michael even drove some extra miles to do the photo shoot on our farm and at a historical church. Make no mistake, he is the best in the New River Valley and maybe even in the state. If you hire Photographic Dreams for your special day you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Photographic Dreams for our wedding and rehearsal dinner. They were absolutely outstanding! Very reasonably priced, friendly and adaptable - was happy to go with whatever we wanted. Words cannot describe how fabulous Michael and his team are, everything you want from the build up contact to your special day, getting to know what you are like as people and what you'd like for your day. On the wedding day Michael was just 100% wonderful, Michael is the nicest man you will meet, so discreet yet so friendly and warming, does not in the slightest make you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed like most photographers do, and took the most beautiful, modern yet classical, natural, amazing, story-telling photos that simply outline how perfect our wedding was. The photos we got were amazing; natural and really captured the happiness of the day. We Would strongly recommend Photographic Dreams!
We chose Photographic Dreams for our wedding and rehearsal dinner. They were absolutely outstanding! Very reasonably Read more...
We chose Photographic Dreams for our wedding and rehearsal dinner. They were absolutely outstanding! Very reasonably priced, friendly and adaptable - was happy to go with whatever we wanted. Words cannot describe how fabulous Michael and his team are, everything you want from the build up contact to your special day, getting to know what you are like as people and what you'd like for your day. On the wedding day Michael was just 100% wonderful, Michael is the nicest man you will meet, so discreet yet so friendly and warming, does not in the slightest make you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed like most photographers do, and took the most beautiful, modern yet classical, natural, amazing, story-telling photos that simply outline how perfect our wedding was. The photos we got were amazing; natural and really captured the happiness of the day. We Would strongly recommend Photographic Dreams! Read less
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Joanne
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes provided photography coverage for a "prehearsal", rehearsal and wedding for my son and daughter-in-law in 2011. His eye reflects a freshness and beauty of each event ably capturing the spirit of the people involved yet he is patient, almost invisible, and very inobtrusive. The prehearsal was a quickly staged event after the groom's father came of of leukemia remission. Fortunately, my husband was able to attend the actual wedding as well. But his days were short in number and Michael also was able to provide a copy of one special photo for his memorial service as well. Since then I have had the pleasure to watch Michael at work for another wedding event. Equally beautiful professional work capturing the uniqueness of this couple's special day as well.
Michael Keyes provided photography coverage for a "prehearsal", rehearsal and wedding for my son and daughter-in-law in Read more...
Michael Keyes provided photography coverage for a "prehearsal", rehearsal and wedding for my son and daughter-in-law in 2011. His eye reflects a freshness and beauty of each event ably capturing the spirit of the people involved yet he is patient, almost invisible, and very inobtrusive. The prehearsal was a quickly staged event after the groom's father came of of leukemia remission. Fortunately, my husband was able to attend the actual wedding as well. But his days were short in number and Michael also was able to provide a copy of one special photo for his memorial service as well. Since then I have had the pleasure to watch Michael at work for another wedding event. Equally beautiful professional work capturing the uniqueness of this couple's special day as well. Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Michael to be our photographer after seeing the art that he made from my sister-in-law’s wedding. We were so head-over-heels for what he created, we just had to have him. Our first session with him was for our engagement portraits. The pictures were amazing! He has an incredible eye and can foresee how something will look that no one else even realizes. Originally when we hired him, we were only going to have him come for the last two days of the Jamaican trip to capture the rehearsal and the wedding itself. When we got our engagement pictures, we decided to hire him for the entire week! We had about 40 guests travel with us and it was great because no one ever had to worry about having a camera. At the start of our trip, he was our hired help, but by the end of the week, he was family. Michael is the most kind and professional person. I don’t think I could have asked for a better friend to capture all our special moments on the biggest day of our life. What Michael does, is not just a job, it is a passion and he turns that passion into art. It really is incredible what he does! I have been to 43 weddings since I graduated college… and been in 7. I have never seen a photographer with better equipment or come more prepared. One thing I really appreciated about him was that he came with ideas for a few shots. He is great at capturing the “in the moment” shots, but for the ones that needed to be posed, I couldn’t get comfortable because I didn’t know what was wanted. He was ready for that… he brought about 100 different pictures with him to show me examples of what it would look like. It worked like a charm. I do not believe you could find a better photographer for his price. He is worth more than we paid. The end result, he took about 5000 pictures for the week, 2000 the day of the wedding. I appreciated his honesty and his sincerity during the time we spent with him.
My husband and I hired Michael to be our photographer after seeing the art that he made from my sister-in-law’s wedding. Read more...
My husband and I hired Michael to be our photographer after seeing the art that he made from my sister-in-law’s wedding. We were so head-over-heels for what he created, we just had to have him. Our first session with him was for our engagement portraits. The pictures were amazing! He has an incredible eye and can foresee how something will look that no one else even realizes. Originally when we hired him, we were only going to have him come for the last two days of the Jamaican trip to capture the rehearsal and the wedding itself. When we got our engagement pictures, we decided to hire him for the entire week! We had about 40 guests travel with us and it was great because no one ever had to worry about having a camera. At the start of our trip, he was our hired help, but by the end of the week, he was family. Michael is the most kind and professional person. I don’t think I could have asked for a better friend to capture all our special moments on the biggest day of our life. What Michael does, is not just a job, it is a passion and he turns that passion into art. It really is incredible what he does! I have been to 43 weddings since I graduated college… and been in 7. I have never seen a photographer with better equipment or come more prepared. One thing I really appreciated about him was that he came with ideas for a few shots. He is great at capturing the “in the moment” shots, but for the ones that needed to be posed, I couldn’t get comfortable because I didn’t know what was wanted. He was ready for that… he brought about 100 different pictures with him to show me examples of what it would look like. It worked like a charm. I do not believe you could find a better photographer for his price. He is worth more than we paid. The end result, he took about 5000 pictures for the week, 2000 the day of the wedding. I appreciated his honesty and his sincerity during the time we spent with him. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes with Photographic Dreams did an amazing job photographing my wedding. He was very professional, timely, and creative. The images were amazing and priceless. He was able to capture each moment and give us memories that will last forever. He has also done multiple shots of my child which have turned out phenomenal. Michael comes highly recommended as the best photographer in the area.
Michael Keyes with Photographic Dreams did an amazing job photographing my wedding. He was very professional, timely, and Read more...
Michael Keyes with Photographic Dreams did an amazing job photographing my wedding. He was very professional, timely, and creative. The images were amazing and priceless. He was able to capture each moment and give us memories that will last forever. He has also done multiple shots of my child which have turned out phenomenal. Michael comes highly recommended as the best photographer in the area. Read less
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frenchiebride
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes was the best of all my wedding vendors! I searched through 80 different photographers before choosing to use him as my photographer and was absolutely pleased with my decision. I don't even have all of my wedding photos back yet but even from the ones I have seen, I know they will be amazing. He was so flexible with our engagement shoot and made my fiance at the time who hated photos feel so comfortable - even with all the pda involved in kissy photos! He is incredibly friendly and always up for trying something new. He stays on top of his game with the latest technology and isn't a pushy photographer. He is soo underpriced for what you get, its a steal - just don't let him know that! lol He gives you unlimited images on dvd and all the rights to your photos for $1000 plus several prints, including your rehearsal and all day on the wedding day. Its an extra $300 for the engagement shoot which is also unlimited images with a large framed photo with signable mat for the wedding display and you again get all the rights to your photos. All my friends and bridesmaids asked for his contact info after they saw him in action! Great, great, great!
Michael Keyes was the best of all my wedding vendors! I searched through 80 different photographers before choosing to use Read more...
Michael Keyes was the best of all my wedding vendors! I searched through 80 different photographers before choosing to use him as my photographer and was absolutely pleased with my decision. I don't even have all of my wedding photos back yet but even from the ones I have seen, I know they will be amazing. He was so flexible with our engagement shoot and made my fiance at the time who hated photos feel so comfortable - even with all the pda involved in kissy photos! He is incredibly friendly and always up for trying something new. He stays on top of his game with the latest technology and isn't a pushy photographer. He is soo underpriced for what you get, its a steal - just don't let him know that! lol He gives you unlimited images on dvd and all the rights to your photos for $1000 plus several prints, including your rehearsal and all day on the wedding day. Its an extra $300 for the engagement shoot which is also unlimited images with a large framed photo with signable mat for the wedding display and you again get all the rights to your photos. All my friends and bridesmaids asked for his contact info after they saw him in action! Great, great, great! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes was great! He was with us at the rehearsal, when I was getting my hair fixed, and throughout the ceremony and reception of course. His pictures turned out so beautiful and creative! I would highly recommend him!
Michael Keyes was great! He was with us at the rehearsal, when I was getting my hair fixed, and throughout the ceremony Read more...
Michael Keyes was great! He was with us at the rehearsal, when I was getting my hair fixed, and throughout the ceremony and reception of course. His pictures turned out so beautiful and creative! I would highly recommend him! Read less
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SCMM
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Michael Keyes was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is talented and reasonably priced. Even though he is located in Radford, VA, he came out to Blacksburg to shoot the wedding. I would recommend him to anyone.
Michael Keyes was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is talented and reasonably priced. Even though he is located in Read more...
Michael Keyes was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is talented and reasonably priced. Even though he is located in Radford, VA, he came out to Blacksburg to shoot the wedding. I would recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Michael was absolutely amazing! He was prepared for everything. During the ceremony a down pour came. He made every effort to make beautiful pictures happen
Michael was absolutely amazing! He was prepared for everything. During the ceremony a down pour came. He made every effort Read more...
Michael was absolutely amazing! He was prepared for everything. During the ceremony a down pour came. He made every effort to make beautiful pictures happen Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Michael was very professional and able to quickly adapt to changes as we finalized details of our day. We had a couple of hours between our ceremony and the reception and Michael stayed throughout. We had pictures from very early in the morning until right before our reception ended at midnight, not many photographers would be that invested in getting the best shots.
Michael was very professional and able to quickly adapt to changes as we finalized details of our day. We had a couple of Read more...
Michael was very professional and able to quickly adapt to changes as we finalized details of our day. We had a couple of hours between our ceremony and the reception and Michael stayed throughout. We had pictures from very early in the morning until right before our reception ended at midnight, not many photographers would be that invested in getting the best shots. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
I was beyond lucky to have someone recommend Michael Keyes, Photographic Dreams, to me to be my wedding photographer. I hired him to shoot my engagement photos, bridal portraits, and wedding photos. Honestly, working with Michael was absolutely wonderful! He has gone above and beyond what I would expect from a photographer. He was someone I knew I could rely on at all times throughout the whole wedding process. He is quick to respond by email or with a phone call. If I had questions or concerns, we discussed everything. He is truly talented and artistic.
For our engagement photos and my bridal portraits, he had many ideas on where to go, best time of day to take photo. He worked with us by incorporating our ideas into his artistic views.
He took all of our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner,wedding and reception photos. Just seeing the first few I was amazed! He took TONS of beautiful photos of family and friends. I knew I could happily look back at these photos for the rest of my life. He even tried making me feel better about my cake falling and that I would never know from the photos. We had him set up a photo booth, which our guests and I absolutely loved. Plus, he even accommodated my other ideas for the photo booth.
I really could go on and on about Michael Keyes. Like I said, Michael has gone above and beyond. He always makes himself available to chat and discussed to make sure you are getting what you want. He had a quick turn around getting all the photos ready and back to us. He worked well with my wedding coordinator, venue and other wedding vendors. He would reach out to them and make sure everything would be perfect for my wedding day. Most importantly, I LOVE ALL MY PHOTOS! Thank you, thank you, Michael!
He is AMAZING!!
I was beyond lucky to have someone recommend Michael Keyes, Photographic Dreams, to me to be my wedding photographer. I Read more...
I was beyond lucky to have someone recommend Michael Keyes, Photographic Dreams, to me to be my wedding photographer. I hired him to shoot my engagement photos, bridal portraits, and wedding photos. Honestly, working with Michael was absolutely wonderful! He has gone above and beyond what I would expect from a photographer. He was someone I knew I could rely on at all times throughout the whole wedding process. He is quick to respond by email or with a phone call. If I had questions or concerns, we discussed everything. He is truly talented and artistic.
For our engagement photos and my bridal portraits, he had many ideas on where to go, best time of day to take photo. He worked with us by incorporating our ideas into his artistic views.
He took all of our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner,wedding and reception photos. Just seeing the first few I was amazed! He took TONS of beautiful photos of family and friends. I knew I could happily look back at these photos for the rest of my life. He even tried making me feel better about my cake falling and that I would never know from the photos. We had him set up a photo booth, which our guests and I absolutely loved. Plus, he even accommodated my other ideas for the photo booth.
I really could go on and on about Michael Keyes. Like I said, Michael has gone above and beyond. He always makes himself available to chat and discussed to make sure you are getting what you want. He had a quick turn around getting all the photos ready and back to us. He worked well with my wedding coordinator, venue and other wedding vendors. He would reach out to them and make sure everything would be perfect for my wedding day. Most importantly, I LOVE ALL MY PHOTOS! Thank you, thank you, Michael!
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