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Wedding Channel Member 2012
Wedding: 6/1/2013
True To Life - THE BEST!!! posted 8/1/2013 (modified 8/2/2013)

I have an admission to make, Michael... My grandfather was a photographer by trade. He taught me quite a bit before he passed away, but the most important thing he taught me is the best photographers understand and can relate to their subjects.

Fast forward nearly two decades...We needed a photographer who understood our quirkiness, what brought us together, and what brings out the best in us.

From the first interview, Michael (and Jennifer) asked questions and got to know us. They made sure they understood who we were and what we were about, and most importantly what animated us and brought us to life as a couple.

We used Michael Board Photography for a very fun engagement session, a bridal session where even my matron of honor got in on the laughter, and a wedding day which truly illustrated the love of life we both share for one another and with our family and closest friends.

The results were amazing...true to us pictures which tells our love story and showcases some of the happiest moments of our life.

We would highly recommend Michael Board Photography to anyone seeking a professional, experienced, consistent, and talented photographer who takes the time to get to know his clients in order to capture them at their very best.

After searching numerous wedding photographers, we feel truly blessed to have met and been able to use Michael Board Photography for the most important times in our life. Thank you both for making it such a special day and a special time!

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You two were a true pleasure to work with, and we look forward to a long friendship. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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derby8
Wedding: 9/28/2013
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Absolutely LOVED my experience! posted 12/6/2013 (modified 12/9/2013)

We are so thankful that we found Michael Board Photography and cannot recommend his services enough. Michael and Jennifer photographed my bridal portraits and as well as our entire wedding day. From the moment I met them I felt completely comfortable and at ease. Despite the less-than-flattering weather the day of the bridal portraits, Michael was still able to capture stunning photographs. After our first meeting at the bridal portrait session, my mother and I were blown away by their professionalism, attention to detail, and eye for amazingly beautiful shots. Jennifer was there to assist Michael every step of the way and they were able to keep me calm and cool in my uncomfortable dress on such a hot and humid day. Michael was great at staying in communication with me and I received the photographs so much faster than I expected. They were totally reliable and had the most genuine and humble personalities that we clicked instantly.

On our wedding day they worked so diligently to ensure that every beautiful angle and detail of the day was captured. The photos truly tell the story of the day. We did not hire a videographer so we are very thankful to have SO many amazing photos to relive that day. The quality of the photos really is indescribable. They are even better than the photos we see in wedding magazines and websites. Our families and friends are certainly not models but definitely look like it in the photos! Everyone looks at their best and every photo is so detailed and stunning that we will truly cherish them forever. THANK YOU Michael and Jennifer for giving us memories to last a lifetime! We are forever grateful for finding you and that you were just as thrilled to work with us.

And PS - They are worth so much more than they charge for their services. You really are getting such a steal with them. Just sayin!

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We loved every minute of it too A&D! Hope you have a wonderful first Christmas together in NYC!

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Wedding Channel Member 2012
Wedding: 8/10/2013
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When I started looking for wedding photographers, I really wanted three things: creativity (NO "everyone jump on 3" pics), value (I needed someone who was around the $2,000 range) and a person who would really capture the essence of who me and my husband are. I found all of this and more with Michael Board Photography.

All of his pictures turned out beautifully and weren't the typical "stand here, pose there" wedding pictures. With my package, I received an engagement session, 7 hours on the day of the wedding and $150 print credit for about $1,800. I added on a bridal session for $100, so I got everything I wanted for less than $2,000; a price that beat out every other photographer I met with by at least $500.

Michael was extremely helpful and down-to-earth, and was willing to meet wherever to take the pictures that I wanted. I live in a small town 20 minutes south of Charlotte, but he drove all the way to my house from Salisbury for our engagement session! He also worked wonders on my not-so-photogenic husband. My husband has never been comfortable being photographed, but after 10 minutes joking and really just hanging out with Michael during our engagement session, he loosened up and we got some really great pictures.

On the day of our wedding, Michael arrived early, ready to get pictures of the guys and some shots of the decorations, dress, etc. He stayed until we left at 10, capturing action and still photos throughout the night.


I would 100% recommend Michael Board Photography to any bride. He's friendly, reasonably priced, and willing to accommodate even your craziest bridal wishes!

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lizcdesign
Wedding: 5/17/2014
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Beautiful Photos posted 7/24/2014

They were very professional and were really patient with our rowdy crowd. They captured many beautiful moments with our friends and family. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

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bmoody1
Wedding: 5/10/2014
110% Satisfied posted 7/9/2014

My husband and I are SO pleased with our decision to use Michael as our wedding photographer. He is the perfect blend of relaxed and professional, and his experience with photography shows in every picture he takes. We got to know each other through an engagement photo session where he really took the time to learn our style and what type of photos we envisioned for the day-of. On the wedding day he was punctual and organized, which was one less thing I had to worry about. Using Michael was one of the best decisions we made, and I highly recommend using him for your big day. You won’t regret it!

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Tonz2be
Wedding: 4/5/2014
Amazing photographer!!! posted 6/26/2014

Michael was an amazing photographer. He did our engagement photos and wedding photos and we could not be happier. He was great to work with, very reliable... always answered e-mails and texts right away. He made me feel at ease on my wedding day and had some awesome ideas for different pictures. When we recieved our pictures we were amazed at all the great shots he had gotten. He literally captured every moment of our day. We are so thankful for the memories that he has given us. We would highly recommend him to anyone!

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slwoolridge
Wedding: 5/3/2014
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Susan Adams' review of Michael Board Photography posted 6/16/2014 (modified 6/18/2014)

Michael listened closely to everything I wanted to capture in our wedding, he reviewed Pinterest pins/ideas that I sent him, listened to what I wanted and also gave me some additional ideas for pictures. He captured so many of the emotional moments that each family member experienced during the wedding prep, ceremony as well as the reception. He captured the event, the emotions, the tears, the smiles and all of the family activities perfectly. Thank you Michael for making our wedding memories perfectly remembered in our wedding photographs!

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Thanks Susan! It was a beautiful day and I was honored to be a part of it!

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JAndKatie
Wedding: 4/11/2014
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Michael is the BEST! posted 6/13/2014 (modified 6/18/2014)

Michael did a great job photographing my father's wedding. Our family waited 15 years for this wedding to happen and there was no other photographer that we would have trusted more than Michael Board! He captured so many candid and special moments between our small family; moments that we weren't even aware that were happening, because it was such raw emotions that day! The pictures he took will always hold a special place in our hearts. If you are looking for a photographer that will capture everything on your big day, choose Michael, you won't be disappointed!

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Thanks! I had a great time sharing your families' memories!

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jljoines
Wedding: 4/12/2014

Michael did a phenomenal job understanding our personalities and helping draw us out and making us comfortable for our sessions. Being in FL planning our wedding in NC, Michael was very responsive and worked with our schedules to fit in our engagement session on a quick trip home for the weekend. We loved our engagement photos and just received our wedding photos and are blown away with the attention to details. Thank you for helping us to capture the memories of our special wedding day.

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elizabethmower
Wedding: 1/18/2014
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Great Experience posted 4/10/2014 (modified 4/11/2014)

At our initial meeting with Michael, both my fiance and I were impressed with his easy manner and his low pressure presentation - plus the quality of his photos - that we decided to book him for our January 2014 wedding.

Michael took our engagement pictures in the fall of 2013 and we LOVED them! He was easy to work with, had some fun ideas and was open to any requests that we made.

We had requested a 2nd shooter and his wife Jennifer came on the day of our wedding to take pictures from other angles. Both we very professional and I barely noticed that they were there!

The final pictures arrived a few days ago and my husband and I are having a great time looking through them - we just can't seem to pick a favorite! Michael captured so many special moments - in beautiful, colorful detail.

We had a great experience and would recommend Michael to other brides!

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Thanks so much! We pray for God's blessings on your marriage for years to come.

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dcsens
Wedding: 12/14/2013
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Great Service posted 3/29/2014 (modified 4/11/2014)

Michael did a great job with all of our pictures. We booked him for engagement, bridals, and for the wedding. He was very patient with me (the bride) and allowing me to really utilize our personalities shine in our pictures. He was willing to go to multiple locations and really worked to get the shots we wanted with both engagement and bridals.

On the day of the wedding, we had a bit of a sticky situation- torrential rain. We were unable to get the outdoor shots we wanted until after the wedding, and then our time was limited with the amount of daylight left. Michael did a great job of just going with the flow and doing what he could to make things painless.

The real reason we went with Michael was not only the quality of his photos, but his friendly nature. My husband is a bit of a "shy guy" and for some reason I felt that he and Michael would hit it off. I was right, and my husband was able to relax (somewhat) during a big pressure day. I attribute much of that ease to Michael's personality and experience with weddings.

I highly recommend Michael. He will do his best to get the shots you want, just let him know ahead of time. Like anyone involved in a wedding, photographers have a lot going on, and a list will help.

Thanks Michael for all you did for us!

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We loved every minute...even in the rain!

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kinzey1130
Wedding: 11/30/2013
Perfection! posted 1/16/2014 (modified 1/17/2014)

It is hard to write a review for Michael (& Jennifer ;)!) because I could just go on and on about how wonderful and amazing our experience was with them. Seriously, incredible! From the moment we had our engagement shoot, we definitely felt a great vibe & knew Michael was going to be able to capture who we are in the photos. The whole photo process from engagement to bridal to wedding day was so easy and stress free. He definitely has a way to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera! His attention to detail and professionalism are unmatched. The memories that Michael has given us will be treasured forever! I cannot wait to work with Michael again for our 1 year "love shoot"! But, I am even more excited for him to capture other milestones in our new life together :) I can easily say I will be a loyal customer of Michael Board Photography for life!!!

Thank you again Michael & Jennifer for everything! :)

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AmberCX
Wedding: 10/13/2013
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Simply Wonderful! posted 1/11/2014 (modified 1/12/2014)

Michael really captured the day in a way that we could never have even thought. When things are happening it goes so fast so its nice to be able to go back and see the things that we might have missed otherwise. My grandparents are getting older and the pictures that Michael was able to capture of them are some of the most precious things I will ever own. He did a wonderful job in capturing the true feel of the day. He was very professional and we wouldn't have gone with anyone else! The photos are loved and cherished just as much as that day is.

Amber and Adam!

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kellyea2109
Wedding: 10/27/2012
Seriously Awesome! posted 12/11/2013 (modified 12/12/2013)

Short & Sweet: Michael is a great photographer at an awesome price! He captures the moments that are important to a wedding and does a great job capturing the feel of your wedding. He’s easy to work with a willing to work with your schedule. You will be happy with your choice if Michael is your photographer!

Photography was a super important part of my wedding day and I spent months looking for the exact right photographer (at the right price). Michael Board Photography was that for us. His work is fantastic and he is super talented.

He takes great pictures without getting in the way but he will definitely get the important shots. Michael is very responsive to what you're looking for in pictures. If you let him know a certain pose/picture you want or a moment that you know will be important (e.g. - father/daughter dance), he will make that a priority. He is very easy to work with and is willing to reschedule your sessions if needed. We had to reschedule our engagement session because of bad weather. When we finally did reschedule it was something totally different than or original plan. Michael just went with the flow and was willing to work around our schedules.
The only reason I have a four stars in the service is because it takes a long time to get the finished pictures back from Michael. It took about 8 weeks to get our wedding pictures back. But every picture is worth the wait!

Michael's prices are extremely reasonable as well and he transparent with his prices on his website (instead of making you email to find out a price). We chose his package with an engagement session and 7 hours at the wedding. That was perfect for what we needed and more importantly it fit into our budget. The best part is that with payment he releases copyright to you for use of the pictures any way you want (as opposed to paying extra for use of your pictures).

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kandneagle
Wedding: 8/24/2013
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A Picture is Worth One Thousand (Happy) Tears posted 12/10/2013 (modified 12/12/2013)

I stumbled upon Michael Board Photography on theknot.com when searching for a photographer in the Charlotte, NC area. We did not want to break the bank on photography but I had my heart set on a more journalistic photography style to capture the moments of our wedding. Not only did Michael Board Photography meet our requirements but he far exceeded our expectations. From the numerous planning meetings/e-mails to the engagement photo session, bridal portraits, and wedding day photos, Michael was always so thoughtful and personable in his approach to making sure we had the best experience. Michael was willing to travel to various locations for each session. He stayed actively engaged through the wedding planning and even offered tips on how to coordinate certain aspects of the reception based on his experiences with the venue. At the e-session, Michael helped us feel comfortable as neither my husband nor I were familiar with having our picture taken over an extended period of time. The pictures came out very natural and Michael even indulged my husband when he had his own "creative" poses. Just based off a few meetings and a questionnaire, Michael was able to capture our personalities on camera without looking forced. Because the bridal portraits were taken on a hot July day, Michael took extra consideration in making sure I didn't get overheated and that my make-up stayed looking fresh. Michael not only has an eye for capturing the sun beaming through trees but in taking photos that make you feel truly beautiful. On our wedding day, Michael was with us before the ceremony up until we left the reception in a limo. Michael was able to capture pictures from the day that we didn't even know occurred. Michael Board Photography also always delivered the pictures timely on DVDs (print and web resolution quality) in clever (and cute) packaging. In my opinion, Michael's secret weapon just might be his lovely bride. She accompanied him during the bridal portraits to offer a woman's touch and a little peppermint oil (for behind my ears) and ice water within reach to keep me cool. She also saved the day by re-organizing our seating cards at the reception. There were little things Michael Board Photography did that went above what you would expect from a wedding photographer. I think the whole experience demonstrated that Michael has a passion for people and photography. Not only would I recommend Michael Board Photography to any bride, we plan to use his services to help capture future life moments.

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Thank you so much! And you're right, Jennifer is definitely my secret weapon!

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sebethea
Wedding: 8/17/2013
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Michael is a wonderful photographer to work with! I think the best thing about MIchael is his ability to take a situation that could potentially be stressful and make it stress free and when it comes to a wedding thats super important. Michael did a wonderful job on my pictures and I highly recommend him:)

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shbsmith08
Wedding: 5/25/2013
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Wonderful Experience posted 8/15/2013

I first met Michael not as a bride to be but as a bridesmaid in one of my best friends weddings. After watching him capture her special day and later seeing her gorgeous pictures, I knew that when I got engaged there was one thing already off my check list... My photographer!!

My now husband and I first worked with Michael on our engagement pictures which I would highly recommend. It made us not only comfortable with Michael, but was a great experience for the both of us. This really made things almost effortless in front of the camera on our big day because we had not only built a great relationship with Michael, but a friendship.

I worked with Michael on my engagement, bridal and wedding photos and could not be happier with the results!!! I would highly recommend Michael to anyone who is in search of someone to capture the most important day of their lives... I know I am so glad that I did.

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DagSun13
Wedding: 7/13/2013
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Picture Perfect! posted 8/13/2013

Michael was our photographer for our engagement and wedding photos. We are thrilled with how the pictures turned out and working with Michael was a pleasure. He is great at replying to e-mails/calls right away, he works to accommodate your needs, and he's such a talented photographer. We highly recommend him! :-)

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Wedding Channel Member 2012
Wedding: 10/6/2012
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Customer posted 8/2/2013

Michael did a wonderful job with our fall wedding. He took care of the small details that we didn't think about. We had a wonderful experience with Michael and if you are looking for a photography, you will not be disappointed with Michael. The package we purchased included much more then we ever expected! Also his prices are wonderful and can not be beat!! We are planning on using him for our future family pictures!!

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mrsmckay629
Wedding: 7/29/2013
Better than expected posted 8/1/2013

I hate taking pictures, and my husband and I are in no way photogenic but Michael was able to catch our best side. The pictures came out amazing, and he caught all the little details I worked so hard on. All the photos were so effortless and stress free, but they look like they should be in magazines. The pictures are such an amazing treasure from our perfect wedding. Something I will truly treasure forever and such wonderful memories to hold on to. Michael handled my crazy family and wedding party well and his wife was an absolute sweetheart. I will definitely recommend him to my friends in the future!


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