I’m Michael! I am a Portrait and Lifestyle photographer based out of Orange County CA, but love travelling to new locations to work with different clients. I have the wonderful opportunity to turn my passion of photography into a business and loving every minute of it.

I live in Orange County CA with my wife, Melody and our two cats Cloudy and Monroe. Our cats actually have their own Instagram account at @CloudyMonroe. When not taking photographs, Melody and I love to spend time in Disneyland and enjoy looking for new and fantastic restaurants. If you have some restaurant recommendations, we would love to hear them.


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Family Portrait photography, families will grow leaps and bounds over the years, let us capture these milestones with beautifully styled portraits.

Children Headshot Photography


Children headshot photography is perfect for aspiring models and actors who want add clean and modern images to their portfolio.

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Dance Photography, designed for talented dancers who wish to add creative dance portraits to their portfolio or want to display wall art.

High School Seniors


High School Senior photography, designed for high school seniors who want to celebrate and showcase a major milestone in their life journey.

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Michael Boardman was amazing! This was the first time we did family photos and we could not be more pleased with how they turned out. The entire experience was enjoyable and he and his wife made us all very comfortable, including our seven year old daughter. Michael is a true professional and we truly enjoyed the experience and more importantly, we look forward to looking back on these memories for years to come! Orange County Family Portrait Photographer.

Oana/Murray Family

Working with Michael was an absolute joy! He is a true professional and it shows in the final product of the photos! As a family portrait photographer, He even went the extra step in assisting me, via text message, when I needed help picking out the color scheme for the photos! He made such a great impact on my children that they keep asking when we get to take photos with him again! I would highly recommend him to all of my friends and family.

Rockoff Family

Michael is truly a professional family portrait photographer! He has an amazing eye to capture the most candid, real-life moments for any occasion. Whether it be a family portrait session, fashion photos, weddings, babies and kids or travel – you see the true feelings behind those photos! We love all the photos you have taken for us throughout the last 5+ years and your work always amazes me. He captures how we really feel and it never feels posed. Continue your craft – you have a remarkable talent!

– Miller Family

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Michael Boardman Photography is a boutique family portrait photographer in CA specializing in children headshot photography, dance portrait photography, family portraits photography and high school senior portrait photography. We strive to create an enjoyable experience with all our clients, while delivering stunning photos of the highest quality. We leverage the perfect natural outdoor lighting for the majority of our photography sessions.

Contact Information

27702 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ste D-4
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(by appointment only)

(949) 395-1442