I strive to give clients and models with a professional, relaxed, and fun environment to create the best images possible. The following testimonials are from real clients, models, and photographers that I’ve had the pleasure to work with; they have not been edited in any way.


“Mike shot my  “Trash the Dress” or “Rock the Dress”  session. He totally respected that I didn’t want to trash my dress and asked what my comfort level was with what we can do to my dress. I really appreciate that Mike made sure that I looked my absolute best in all my shots, regardless of what our surroundings were like. He would make sure either our surroundings had amazing natural lighting or he would set up the right lighting so I really shined in all my pictures. I loved the final product!”
Christina – Trash the Dress

“I contacted Mike to take some photos of my two Labradors.  I was worried at first because although they are sweet dogs, together they can be a handful!  It is often difficult to get quality photos of two very energetic labs.  Mike was very patient and easy to work with during the session.  He was able to capture some wonderful action and still shots of both dogs.  Thank you for the great photo memories!”
Jennifer – Pets

“The maternity shoot was amazing! I can’t wait to see the rest of them. You captured the moment perfectly!”
Amanda L. – Maternity

“I initially contacted Mike because I was impressed by the information available through his website and by the samples of his work. He spent time with me to explain what to expect, and more importantly he took the time to understand what I was looking for as an end product.  He puts his clients at ease and is 100% professional in his approach.”
Barb – Portrait

“Mike – just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful pictures you’ve taken of Erin and I. As a video producer, I have a keen eye for your type of work. Not only are you easy to work with and a great professional, but you have the creative eye that makes all the difference. The whole process from consultation, to shooting and ordering prints was handled perfectly. Did I mention the photos were awesome?! I can’t stop looking at them, making them wall papers on my computers, phone, iPad etc. I can’t wait to get the prints. I’ve been bragging about the photos to my friends and figured I’d let you know how much Erin and I have enjoyed you working with us.”
Ben – Engagement

“OMG… I love love love the images!!!!! You did an awesome job, Mike! I would definitely do it again!”
Teena – Portrait

“We are so thankful to Michael for doing our engagement photos! We had a wonderful time and love how the pictures turned out! We will recommend Michael to all of our friends and family wanting professional quality photos. We will definitely request MV do all of our future photo sessions.”
Callie & Harold – Engagement

Michael designed our website for our business at Elkat, Inc. He came in and took charge. He put together an awesome website for us. The photos he took were very professional. He knew just the right pictures to take to sell our product. Now our customers can view our products, make their selections, and order right on the website. Pretty cool!
Donna & T.R. – Commercial

Working with Mike has been such a fantastic experience! As a model and client, I feel completely confident that he will get the image I am looking for. He creates a comfortable environment to work in, which I think is key to a great photograph.
Amanda P. – Portrait


“It was great shooting with you today! It was very relaxed and easy to work with you. I think we got some great shots today and I can’t wait to see them. We will definitely have to shoot again as soon as possible!”

“You are amazing to work with! I’m glad I got the chance to shoot with you. Hopefully we can do more shoots soon!”

“Mike made me feel very comfortable when we did our shoot. I got the pictures quickly and absolutely loved them. I hope we can work together again. ”

“Loved the photos from the shoot. They are amazing. You are an all-star. So great to work with you.”
Amanda L.

“You’re a great guy to work with!”

“I have decided you were my favorite photographer thus far. I liked my other shoots too, but just wanted to let you know that you were awesome and I really do look forward to another shoot with you sometime.”


“Vuji is a photographer that has totally embraced the art of the photo and has jumped in with both feet. You get the feeling there isn’t much he wouldn’t try to pull off with an image. He knows his stuff and it shows. Plus he helps other photographers with ideas and knowledge and leaves behind a wiser shooter as a result. We really appreciate him in the Peoria [Flickr] group – he’s always stepping up and is a real leader in the group.”
Dave Vernon

“Mike is a very personable and creative photographer, with a fun yet professional attitude.  He is skilled in not only in taking photographs, but, in post production as well (he’ll make you look amazing)!!!”
Tim Sheets