Michael Vest is an inspirational story teller in a photographic art form. A native of Roanoke, he has spent many years in New York City working to create his own unique and innovative style. Michael has brought that experience and love of the art of photography back to the Roanoke Valley. His vision as a photographer is competitive and illuminating; he values his clients and takes personal effort to create for them life time memories in art form. We have the knowledge, the experience and the technology to service your needs. We are honored to have these reviews of or services for you.

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What people are saying



MVP has taken photographs for our engagement, wedding, and pregnancy, our son's birth announcement, newborn pictures, and Christmas card photos, and numerous shoots with family and friends. He never fails to impress! Michael has the talent and awesome personality that makes every photo shoot different, crazy, and tons of fun. We plan to be life-long customers.
Theresa A.

I have used Michael Vest Photography for both business photography and family photography. My professional business pictures were flawless, and caused many of my co-workers to use him for their business pictures too. Our family pictures are some of our most treasured possessions, and really captured the spirit of our family. Thanks!
Lori C.

Michael Vest/MVP photographed and designed my album cover and webpage: cliffbeach.com. Michael has a keen eye and creative mind to select just the right components to reach the optimum effect. He is open to my ideas, as well as providing his input and professional opinion to the the task at hand. I would not hesitate to call on him first and foremost for any creative project in the future!
Cliff Beach
Recording artist/performer

Michael Vest Photography is by far the best professional photographer in town. He provides quality work with devotion to making his customers happy. Our family has used his studio for years. Michael makes sure to prioritize his customers needs by providing great environments for photos and friendly staff. I recommend his studio to anyone! Thanks Michael for all you do & we'll see you for our newest arrival shortly!
Robin M.

"I remember and cherish the pictures you have taken of my family and it was always such fun! Thanks for the memories! especially this weekend"
Lynn K.

Michael Vest photography did wonders for my senior son almost three years ago. His patients with my son who did not want his senior picture taken. By the time we got to his studio I was in tears ,my son was mad at me for "putting him through this" I was ready to forgo the session. Michael settled that right then and there he sent me off to get my sons guitar (that he didn't want to bring, and was a big part of who he was and is today) and a second shirt, when I got back my son was smiling talking with Michael . Two hours later he was not ready for the session to end! Michael vest turned one of the most important days for a mother and one that a lot of boys don't always enjoy, into a fun time for my son .He has also photographed my daughter, as well as my sons first Prom pictures. These are documented memories I will have forever. Michaels Vest photography is wonderful with not just small children but grabs those teenagers and pulls out there inner essence!
Thanks MV P
Andrea Guillard
Salon owner

Michael Vest of Michael Vest Photography of Roanoke Virginia has surpassed what anyone expects from a photographer here in Roanoke. I have been fortunate to have Mr. Vest photograph my daughter a number of times. He came highly recommended to me but before booking a photo session with him I scheduled a consultation to meet him and see his work. I was not prepared for the professional quality that I found in Mr. Vest’s work here in Roanoke. My daughter had been photographed professionally since she was four years old and I had used many local photographers as well as out of state ones. I found something in Mr. Vest’s work that I had not found anywhere else. It was not only his ability behind the camera but his personal interaction with the person being photographed. He brings the persons personality to life and not every photographer can do that. Many children have a hard time interacting with an adult in this type of sitting but Mr. Vest makes the person feel comfortable, beautiful and confident. This is a natural talent that he poses and can’t be falsified. As I viewed his work I could not believe how consistent his work was. Every photograph had energy! Unlike most of the other photography that I had seen in this area; which to me was cookie cutter quality. Any photographer can take a picture but not every photographer can capture the inner person. Mr. Vest work reflects much more then what the eye can see through the lens of a camera. His creativity and commitment to each person being photographed shows in his pictures. I have recommend Michael Vest to many people whom all have loved their MVP photos as much as I do mine. Now that my daughter is grown and moved on with her life as an adult I value my MVP photos more than ever. Every day when I walk through my house and look at her lovely portrait hanging on my living room wall I am pleased that Michael Vest was able to give me that lasting memory of her youth.
Jo Ann F.

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