I cannot thank you enough for the photos of Jesse & Mireya’s wedding. You are amazingly talented!! You certainly did capture the loving meaning of their wedding day with friends and family, and it was an absolute pleasure working with you. You are very professional, but also have a fun personality. I would strongly recommend you to anyone for any event, but especially a wedding day. You are very reliable and that was one aspect that was so important to me for such an important event. Thank you again for giving the gift of seeing their day again with your amazing photos – and I say that so sincerely. You have to love your job when you can make people so happy with the photo’s you take. P.S. – if anyone wanted a verbal reference from me, do not hesitate to give them my work # and I will tell them what an incredible job you did.
Equine Action Event
It’s rare to find a human being who is a Master at his craft and chock full of such illuminated character traits that everything he does is pure love made manifest. Mike’s an alchemist for sure. He understood the importance of my horse show and captured every moment with sumptuous skill. He unveiled Secret’s strength, power, and agility not to mention her whole personality, and left me in near shock, in the best sense of that phrase! But his personality, his sensitivity, his quiet presence, and his deep commitment to his clients and his passion takes his photography to a profound level.
The Mike Reynolds experience is nothing short of perfection. He comes prepared to the hilt, blends in effortlessly, and gets shots that make you scream with joy. His work is second to none but coupled with his character, his gentlemanliness, his exuberance for the task at hand imbibes an event with something that is impossible to put into words. He’s a Master, pure and simple. Mike’s capacious heart and eagle eye makes for magic. He captures the essence, the inimitable, the ineffable and they can’t teach that, it’s innate, but Mike is in full possession of it. He captured my horse’s soul and by doing so, lit up mine. How does one properly say thank you to him for that? This note represents a mere drop of gratitude compared to how I feel.
Horse Remembrance Photos
I’m still speechless from the breathtaking pictures Mike took. He really captured the love and and story through the pictures. With every picture you can tell he puts his heart and soul into the photo shoot.
My daughter’s senior photo shoot and our mother-daughter photo shoot was an all around wonderful experience with Mike! Mike’s relaxed and professional manner and obvious passion for taking beautiful photographs made it a fun experience (even for a camera shy person like myself) that resulted in gorgeous pictures.
Dawn & Zoe
FarmPlate 2013 – A Benefit Dinner for HomePlate Youth Services
In short – I’m breathless. These are beautiful and so perfectly embrace the unique aspects of the evening. You captured the essential pieces of the evening and perfectly provided so many beautiful and creative shots. The photos are not only gorgeous, but will be incredibly helpful in our marketing for 2014. We are so fortunate to have had you – and thank you so sincerely for contributing your talents to our FarmPlate benefit dinner! … I cannot say enough great things about you! Please feel free to send people my way if you ever need a reference or praises to be sung : ) Thank you again so, so much. We are happy to share your website on our Facebook page, FarmPlate page and with ALL of our donors and attendees!
Terra Neilson, Development Director
Summit Golf Foundation Event
Thank you again for supporting Summit Golf Foundation and for the great pictures from our Roll The Rock Miniature Golf Tournament. Working with you was very easy with logistics as you were able to accept my thoughts and develop them into reality. Your eye for great shots fully captured the essence of our event and your professionalism was very much appreciated as you seemed to fade into the background while shooting. I know our supporters and participants really enjoyed the pictures. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with you again in the future.
Quincy R. Heard, PGA
Vineyard & Winery Projects – Bethel Heights Vineyard
I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Reynolds on several quite diverse photography projects for our winery. Mike clearly loves his work and treats each project as a new adventure, and that joy in his work shows in the results. His subjects (people, plants, landscapes) seem to speak back to him, recognizing a good listener. Mike is also a perfectionist and a master of the technological tools of his craft; every detail matters to him, including the final presentation of his work. Mike is a delight to work with, and I would highly recommend him for any photography project.
~Pat Dudley, Bethel Heights Vineyard
Mike & Megan’s Wedding
Mike Reynolds of Dreams In Bloom Photography did a fabulous job on our wedding photos! We were so pleased with how accommodating, courteous and professional he was. He captured so many special moments and gave us quite a variety of different shots throughout the night, which made us feel like we were reliving the whole experience. Mike and I were so happy we chose Dreams In Bloom Photography and would definitely keep him in mind next time we need photos for any special event!
~Mike & Megan Tozier
5th Birthday Party
I would highly recommend Mike Reynolds of Dreams In Bloom Photography! He was on time, friendly, flexible, captured those precious little moments and the photos turned out amazing!! Thank you!!
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Portland Office 10th Anniversary Event
Mike did a great job with the picture taking and captured the mood of the evening. He knew exactly the types of pictures we were looking for and they are beautiful.
Simply put, Mike was awesome! Our shoot included 5 adults and 4 kids (ages ranging from 7 years old to 4 months). Mike worked within our schedule and timeframes to schedule the photo shoot and went out of his way to scout locations for pictures. He was fun and easy to work with during the photo shoot and was especially patient with the kids. He loves his work and it shows in the pictures – they are beautiful! Mike more than exceeded our expectations and we will be using him for years to come!
Children First For Oregon Donor Recognition Event
We were very happy to work with Dreams in Bloom Photography at a recent fundraising event for our organization. Mike Reynolds was extremely generous with his time and resources; he was both professional and diligent, and we were very impressed when he showed up to the venue several days in advance to get a sense of the space and the lighting. He worked closely with staff to ensure he was getting the shots we wanted and was thorough in capturing all attendees. We were especially pleased with a picture he managed to take of a number of our donors posing as super heroes! We are sure capturing that moment required creativity and energy on his part, and we are thankful to have it.
– Robin, Children First For Oregon
Studio and Outdoor Portraits
I am very pleased with Mike’s work. He brought a lot of valuable suggestions of what to feature in my photographs and was very responsive to my ideas as well. The result is a set of varied and well-presented photographs that reflect me and the places that are important to me.
“Working with Mike Reynolds (Dreams In Bloom Photography) for my son’s senior photos was amazing! His vision for what we wanted to capture and his professionalism was unsurpassed. Mike spent so much time and expertise in capturing this great event for us. He did not leave any possible background unexplored and spent about three hours working with us. Well beyond what my expectations were. The photo’s are amazing and captured the essence of every moment. I would highly recommend Mike Reynolds (Dreams In Bloom Photography) for all photography needs.”
Horse and Rider
“I went out with Mike and my horse Secret for about 5 hours last week and had a remarkable time! He put me and my horse at ease immediately. He is genuine, sensitive, and passionate about his work, all of which goes into assuring he does a stellar job for his customer. He listened attentively to where I wanted to go in the forest, and made sure he shot all of those special places with Secret and me in them. He didn’t rush nor did he pose us, he just let us do what we usually do and then showed me the magical results! I felt that by the end of the shoot I not only would have a cache of superb photos to cherish, but a new friend, as well. He is a natural artist, and in my case captured the invisible connection between me and Secret. And that’s what it’s all about. Mike is a gem!”
“Ohhh my gosh Mike…they are AWESOME!!!! I am so so excited! I cannot believe how great the backgrounds and angles are!!! Ohh my gosh… I cannot put into words how much I love them!! Thank you so so much!”
“Oh my dear… I finally had a chance to sit down and look at all the photographs you took at our wedding festivities. THEY ARE AMAZING!!!”
“I had asked Mike if he would take our daughters 2 year old’s pictures this year. He said of course! This last Sunday we went to a farm and pumpkin patch where he got some of the best shots. It rained pretty much the whole time and he was still able to capture her beautiful smile and personality! Thank you Mike! I look forward to working with you in the future!”
“I finally made it to our PO box today, and am delighted with the results of your work. The photos and videos are wonderful and I had no idea you were getting photos of the votes for women exhibit at Oregon City, so a great surprise. These photos are going to add such a richness in documenting our work on the centennial.”
Thanks so much Mike for these beautiful photos! While we are running around making sure everyone is happy, you were able to capture some candid moments that we would’ve missed. Dreams In Bloom Photography, LLC is fabulous and we are glad you found us!
– Frog Pond Farm