My Photography Services

Welcome to Michael Boardman Photography, I offer a full service boutique experience as an Orange County Wedding and Portrait photographer specializing in creating heirloom artwork for your home, custom albums or uniquely designed coffee table books. We start our experience with a complimentary pre-consultation session to get to know our clients and understand their expectations for their photoshoot. We also have an in-person post-session preview to choose your images for your heirloom quality print products.

Orange County Wedding Photography


Michael Boardman Photography will document your beautiful wedding day, telling your love story for you to enjoy for generations to come.


Orange County Family Portrait Phototgrapher


I love capturing fun and relaxed family portraits. You can choose from beach, rustic or urban themed locations.


Laguna Beach Portrait Photographer


As an Orange County Children Photographer, I specialize in capturing those perfect images of your loved ones for your home.



As an Orange County Children Headshot Photographer, i specializes in capturing headshots for aspiring actors and dancers.



Orange County Wedding Photographer

Are you getting married and looking for a wedding photographer near Orange County, Los Angeles or San Diego areas? Let’s talk and plan how Orange County Wedding Photographer, Michael Boardman Photography can document your special day to tell the story of your love through photographs.

You will work directly with Michael and team to ensure that we capture those memorable images of your wedding day from the little details that you’ve spent months planning to all of the candid and special moments that you may encounter throughout your wedding day.

View our Orange County Wedding Photographer portfolio.


Orange County Children Photographer

We offer the same boutique experience in capturing beautiful images of your family. These are perfect of heirloom artwork for your home or your child’s modeling or acting portfolios.

We run our photo shoots similar to a fashion shoot. We shoot at a nearby location which will fit that look and feel our clients are looking for. We make the whole process enjoyable for those involved.

We go above and beyond the normal school pictures. Parents are always welcome to join in the fun, who knows, you may have a special role as a lighting assistant during the shoot.

Here are some of my favorite images. Please visit our Orange County Children Photographer page!

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Orange County Family Photographer

I truly enjoy capturing and creating images for artwork that families are proud to hang in their home and to share with their friends and family for years to come.

We work with each of our clients to ensure we select the right location for the photoshoot, we guide you in the color coordination and clothing selection and we have fun capturing images of you and your loved ones.

Please visit our Orange County Family Photographer page to see more.

Laguna Beach Family Portraits
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Schannep Family Portrait Session in Laguna Beach



We are excited to offer a new service for acting and dancing headshots and portfolios. If you have a child who is interested in dance or who is an aspiring actor, these are the headshots you are looking for.

We run our photo shoots similar to a fashion shoot. We shoot at a nearby location which will fit that look and feel our clients are looking for. We make the whole process enjoyable for those involved.

We capture the necessary images that are perfect for your child’s headshot. In addition, we edit and retouch each selected image by hand, which does take a little longer, but the results are well worth it.

Here are some of my favorite images. Please visit our Orange County Children Photographer page!

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Dance and Actor headshots



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!
OanaMurray Family
Working with Michael was an absolute joy! He is a true professional and it shows in the final product of the photos! 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.
Chandra & Kevin
Chandra & KevinRockoff Family
We recently had our family pictures taken with Michael and were very impressed! He suggested a scenic location for us and was able to capture some very sweet moments of our 2 young girls. His wife, Melody, who helped him with our shoot was very nice as well and overall we had a great experience.
LizChung Family
Michael is truly a professional 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, animals, 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!
Cynthia & John
Cynthia & JohnMiller Family
Michael is an amazing photographer and he was an EXTREME pleasure to work with. I love the photos of our wedding day! You made US look good! Thank you is not enough to express how happy we are with the photos and we can’t wait to see the rest and the album. We look forward to more “kodak” moments with you in our families future!
Christina & Todd
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Working with Michael was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Michael and his second photographer are incredibly talented, professional, and funny! Leading up to the wedding, Michael worked closely with us to understand our vision and priorities for our special day. The day of the wedding, Michael did an amazing job photographing our wedding. Our entire family commented on how fun it was to take photos with Michael. My husband and I were totally relaxed knowing Michael was there to photograph our wedding. It was like taking photos with trusted friends. After our wedding, he continued to impress. Michael turned around our photos quickly and they are beautiful! Michael did an outstanding job making us comfortable and capturing how happy and excited everyone was on our wedding day. Michael gave us an amazing gift of beautiful photography that will forever commemorate one of the best days of our lives.
Christa & Kevin
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Michael has an amazing eye to capture the most candid, real-life moments for any occasion. Our photo session was very special to us due to our extended family visiting from out of the country! Michael did an amazing job ensuing all of the pictures we desired were captured. Michael made the session with my entire family (all 15 of us) fun and he kept us laughing the entire time! I look forward to having Michael photograph all of our family milestones to come!
Justin & Kris
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