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The Knot 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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thestoryofus2014
Wedding: 10/25/2014
Beautifully Captures Your Fairy Tale -- 5+ Stars!!! posted 12/15/2014 (modified 12/16/2014)

I am beyond thrilled with the experience of having, Michael Board, as my wedding photographer. Him and his wife, Jennifer, not only take excellent photographs, but they capture the true emotions of your special event. With my wedding day going by as fast as it did, it's nice to be able to look back at the photographs which captured each detail and emotion my groom and I had on our special day. Michael's work allows you to look back and remember exactly what you felt in that moment even with all the hustle and bustle of a wedding day. That's precisely what photographs should do and he has a beautiful way of making that happen. Not only does Michael Board Photography produce excellent work, but he are always there when you need him and he has superb client service skills. He is always able to answer emails and calls promptly and precisely, which makes a bride feel at ease putting such an important task of the wedding day in his hands! He also has great, well priced Photography Packages that meet your every need (I choose the package which included Engagement Shoot, Bridal Shoot and Wedding Day Photography - Excellent option!) I would highly recommend Michael Board Photography to capture your fairy tale as well!

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Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to share such a beautiful, special day with such a lovely couple and your families! Thank you again!

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The Knot 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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sjhtwh2014
Wedding: 9/20/2014
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Great people, Great photographers! posted 12/3/2014 (modified 12/5/2014)

Michael Board and his wife, Jennifer are not only great photographers, but amazing people too! They welcomed us into their home and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. My husband is not one who likes having his picture taken, but had a great time during our engagement session and at our wedding. We were very pleased with the pictures from both our engagement and wedding. We got great quality pictures for a fraction of the cost we would have paid elsewhere. I absolutely love our pictures and can't stop looking at them! You can't go wrong with them!

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Thank you so much...you two are such a blessing!

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krisseib
Wedding: 10/18/2014
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Fantastic! posted 12/2/2014 (modified 12/3/2014)

Michael really did capture those real moments that you dream a photographer would capture. He was awesome to work with from the engagement session to the wedding. Any picture that we wanted he worked in but what we loved was his own creative style. I would recommend him in a heartbeat and can't wait to have him take more photographs as our family grows in the future.

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Loved every minute of your wedding and cannot wait to see your family grow! Thanks!

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brandix336
Wedding: 9/13/2014
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BEYOND AMAZING!!!! posted 10/29/2014 (modified 10/31/2014)

When I was looking for a photographer for my engagement and wedding pictures, price was not the only thing I was considering. Creativity, reliability, response time, and originality were just as much, if not more, important to me. Anyone can pick up a camera, but Michael has a very special talent. From day one, ANYTIME I had a question Michael had a response and I usually got it the same day. I received my pictures back quickly and I didn't pay a fortune for them. He was always on time and ready to shoot and never hesitated when asked to do "special" shots. He didn't mind me throwing out ideas at him in the spur of the moment, and because of this I don't have cookie cutter pictures like every other wedding/engagement shoot I see. Mine are unique, mine captured the true essence of who my husband and I are, and my pictures are breathtakingly beautiful.
I cannot say enough how grateful I am for such gorgeous pictures, my wedding day is perfectly preserved in photos that I will forever cherish. I also cannot thank Michael enough for being such an amazing person and photographer.
Michael, if I had to do it all over again, I would still choose you for my big day! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

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Thank you so much Brandi! It was our pleasure to share and document your wedding and engagement!

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Knottie56770708
Wedding: 6/1/2015
Awesome Photographer posted 10/29/2014 (modified 10/31/2014)

Michael Board was a great photographer! My husband and I loved our engagement and wedding photos, and we look forward to our wedding album.

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One of the most worshipful weddings and fun receptions we've ever been a part of...thank you!

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Knottie26875624
Wedding: 9/6/2014
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HIGHLY Recommend posted 10/24/2014 (modified 10/27/2014)

Michael Board photographed our wedding in Uptown Charlotte in September, and we could not be any more happy with the results! Michael had a very professional and easy to get along with personality, which helped keep a calm rhythm throughout our big day. He arrived right on time, and ensured that we had taken all the photos we wanted before leaving. We also loved that he brought his wife who was shooting photos throughout the night from different angles. This was especially great for capturing the ceremony itself.

All of our family photos turned out crystal clear and well lit; he was even able to make everyone look natural which is no easy task! After the ceremony, we headed outside and he got some amazing photos of the bridal party posing at various places in uptown Charlotte. We could not be more happy with the experience we had and we HIGHLY recommend him for any event.

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It was absolutely our pleasure to work with such a lovely couple, fun wedding party and awesome families! Thank you!

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alp259
Wedding: 7/19/2014
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So easy to work with! posted 10/24/2014 (modified 10/27/2014)

I got married this past July and used Michael for the photography. He was wonderful! Super laid back and easy to work with, which is exactly what I needed to keep me calm :) His wife Jennifer came with him to shoot a second viewpoint. She was so helpful to me all day! The photos turned out beautifully. They captured the essence of the day perfectly!

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We loved every minute at one of our favorite new (to us) venues...Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens! Thank you for the opportunity.

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catcuesta
Wedding: 8/31/2014
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My Wedding posted 10/20/2014 (modified 10/21/2014)

Michael was a pleasure to work with! He was very responsive anytime I emailed him a question regarding my big day and helped me plan all the shots I wanted. He arrived on time and was very down to earth! I would definitely recommend him!

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Thank you Cat! It was a pleasure to be a part of your beautiful day!

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kejackso
Wedding: 7/26/2014
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Hidden Gem posted 9/28/2014 (modified 9/29/2014)

Michael Board was a great photographer and the best part was that he didn't break the bank. That wasn't the best part. The best part was how easy he was to work with. He had great ideas for photos and never seemed pushy. He knows a lot about his craft and where to be to get the best shots for the most important moments of the night. To be quite honest , during the reception you almost don't notice that he's there but after getting all of the pictures back it's amazing how many shots he got. You truly get to relive the moments that you missed. The engagement session was great as well. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. He's a great person on top of being great at what he does.

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Thank you so much! I enjoyed every minute of your wedding, as well as your super-fun wedding party (with the photobooth pics to prove it!)!

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lizcdesign
Wedding: 5/17/2014
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Beautiful Photos posted 7/24/2014 (modified 9/29/2014)

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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Thank you! It was a lovely wedding, a new venue (to us anyway), and a fun day!

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bmoody1
Wedding: 5/10/2014
110% Satisfied posted 7/9/2014 (modified 9/29/2014)

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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Thank you for the kind words! It was a blessing to be able to share some of your most special moments, not to mention the beautiful wedding venue!

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Tonz2be
Wedding: 4/5/2014
Amazing photographer!!! posted 6/26/2014 (modified 9/29/2014)

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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Thank you! It was a perfect spring day with a fun and lively wedding party - we had a blast!

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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
Talented Photographer & Beautiful Photography posted 6/11/2014 (modified 9/29/2014)

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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Thank you so much! Your families are some of the sweetest with which we've worked, and it was our pleasure!

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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 9/29/2014)

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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Thank you! And we can't wait for your one year love shoot too! It'll be great to see you again!

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