Meet Michael Shatravka

Hi I’m Mike, the founder of MoneymakerIsland, helping business owners create incredible content for their audience. Part of what I do includes shooting photos & videos, this website serves as a portfolio for some of the work I’ve done. If you’d like to hire me for a paid engagement please message me below and we’ll take it from there, thank you!

About Me

I was the neighborhood riffraff growing up, goofin’ around causing trouble, doing bullsh*t. All of that came to an end on May 23rd, 2013 when I t-boned a bus on my motorcycle. I had to nearly kill myself, break every bone in my body, and recover from brain damage to finally realize that life was too short to be making a fool out of myself.

Since then I had a small acting career playing Russian criminals, even made a few screen appearances on Power, Orange is the New Black, and a T-mobile commercial with DJ Khaled!

In 2016, I met the love of my life mamacita, we got married 5 months later. I realized pretty quick I had to get my sh*t together cause you can’t have a happy mamacita being a broke actorboy! That’s when I switched to the other side of the camera and started figuring things out fast.

It’s been nearly 700 projects later of ups and downs, my hairs have started turning grey, I even gained 100lbs, but I wouldn’t change this career for anything! If you had told me back in 2016 this is what I’d be doing and the person I’d become, I wouldn’t be able to comprehend what you’re saying. I am so grateful for the people I’ve met along the way making this all possible and my good mamacita for loving & supporting me along the way!

My name is commercial photographer Mike and I am here to make sh*t happen.

“The Idle Mind is the Devil’s Workshop”

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Latest Activity

Architectural Work Recently Featured at RWJBarnabas Health by Bridge Art Gallery!

Recently Featured on JAF Project Talk Show!
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Behind the Scenes!

Some Kinds Words!


Working with Michael Shatravka was an absolute incredible service that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to go beyond what they could ever expect in a professional photography experience. Mike is talented, professional, and was able to use his adaptable nature to create a comfortable environment to get the best results possible. Will be using Michael again. 100%
Michael Mead

Start-up Consultant

Michael & Andrea did an AMAZING job as photographer & creative director for our publicity and social media curation. The shots were so BEAUTIFUL, I didn’t even need to touch up anything! I recommend them 100% and will use them often!!!!

Sibrena Stowe-Geraldino

Producer / Media Buyer

Michael is a true professional. He brings an expert gear, team, and can do attitude. More than that – he knows how to present my projects in a professional light. It takes a special kind of photographer to know what sells and make that kind of image happen. Thanks Mike!

Joseph Stornelli

President, JS Technology Group

Mike did such an amazing job both with the photos and marketing for my real estate clients. He has exceeded my expectations again and again.

Amanda B. Goodman

Film Producer

Mike is a great guy and an absolute pleasure to work with. His work is top-notch and his professionalism is unmatched!!

Edoardo Ferrante Jr

Verizon

Micheal is a pleasure to work with! He is very honest and professional. Expect quick delivers and high quality photos. Micheal is the best! I highly recommend Moneymakerisland!

Sidney Orlando

@BAYONNEVIBES

FIVE STARS! Amazing pet photography and graphics, highly recommended!

Felix Luzuriaga

Dog Breeder

Very responsible and serious person in business !!!

Gennady Perepada

Broker, One & Only Realty

We have been working with Michael and always getting great results! He is very creative, skillful and delivers what clients want. Highly recommended to work with him and his crew!

Atsuo Matsumoto

Producer, The Dayoofs

Michael is an amazing photographer, his vision and direction is so effortless. He was a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with him in the future.

Goo Goo Da Rambler

Rapper

I met Michael more than one year ago at the Rotary Club of Bayonne and found him to be very easy to work with. His pleasant demeanor, willingness to offer assistance when needed and the quality of his photography are qualities that I recommend highly.

Virginia Johnson

President, Rotary Club of Bayonne

Michael and his wife are amazing! They made our day. Rapha Wellness Center thanks them from the bottom of our hearts! Great eye and stunning pictures. They are our photographers for life!

Rapha Wellness Center

Therapy Center

Such a great energy and talent!

Mandi Jimenez

@B2BESBLOCK

I have worked with Michael often. He always does an outstanding job. He has worked with me and The Bayonne Police Department during Halloween, Calming Sirens and this weeks with the Bayonne Police Departments 150 Year Banner picture.

Michael Elia

Bayonne Police Department

I had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with this company for Ralpha Wellness they were simply the best . To anyone in real estate this is the company to use if you want to sell your property. Give them a call, email and let them help sell your property!!

Carol Reason

Location Lifestyle

Michael was amazing during the entire process. From scheduling to confirming the day of the photoshoot. My pictures for my apartment came out amazing. I also received the final edited images the same day from Michael! High recommended

Veeno Suchdeve

Boutique Realtor

I highly recommend Mike! He take’s awesome pictures and is very professional

Mary Pasiechnik

Bayonne Lifestyle

Mike was excellent. Arrived early, took great shots, and was amendable during the process. Super professional and incredibly talented. Highly recommend!

Lina Marie

Realtor, Keller Williams

Working with Michael was easy breeze. He had great attention to detials and with all my requests he made it happen extremely quickly. I’m getting results and clients are buying my products. 5 star! Will hire again! Thank you.

Jay Warshavsky

Owner, Productshutter

Extremely satisfied with Shatravka’s work. Very professional and captured everything we needed for our event. Thank you for your work!!!

Origins Underground

Music Label

MoneymakerIsland is more than a production company, it’s a family. Mike, Andrea, they really do what they gotta do, they show you love, make sure there’s no BS, no trying to get over, they go above and beyond. They turn dreams into reality. I don’t even think a year ago from now I’d be at the point where I’m at if it wasn’t for Mike. Just him pushing me and telling me the heights I can get to and know where we’re going in the future. If you don’t get down with MoneymakerIsland now, you’re losing out, the stock is rising, so get down with the team!

Richard Walker

Personal Trainer, Equinox

Working with Michael has been a very pleasant experience. He is extremely professional and he made sure I feel comfortable in every segment of the photoshoot. He cares about the little details that makes the photos really stand out. I am excited to work with him again!

Hana Ivandic

Yoga Instructor, Equinox

Mike is always professional and timely! We use him to create content, cover our events with video and photography. Quality service and production!

Luxe Autos

Luxury Car Broker

Great service! Mike was very professional and got amazing shots, highly recommend!

Frank C.

Location Lifestyle

Michael took some amazing photos! He has a great eye and and an awesome personality! Great service and very quick to produce the pictures. Thank you for being so accessible.

LeAnn Short

Location Lifestyle

Michael is very professional and always a pleasure to work with. Always a stand up guy and has been ever since I’ve met him.

Maksim Lakhmatov

Fashion Lifestyle

A great and artistic company showing the best that Bayonne has to offer!

John Henry Soto

Producer, JAF Project

I hired Michael for a white background product shoot for my Amazon store. He was very responsive, offered a competitive rate, and went beyond the call of duty to get the job done. If you need products/commercial stuff done,
I HIGHLY recommend this guy!

Alex Knight

Producer

Very professional and excellent turn around time! Highly recommend to anyone looking for high quality productions.

Bryan Fein

Music Producer

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