Bordeau Photo
Bordeau Photo

Bordeau Photo

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Introduction: I'm passionate about capturing life's special moments and delivering high quality beautiful images for you to treasure. I love to scout different locations, help people feel comfortable during their shoot, and give direction to make the most of our time together. I’ve been a hired photographer for various portrait and engagement shoots, commercial/product photography, events and more. I love variety, as you'll see in my work. I also love a challenge. I have worked with clients that are very shy in front of the camera, and my goal is to always make you feel comfortable and beautiful. Throughout our time together, I will show you the photos and we can make adjustments if needed. When I work with you, it will be a very collaborative experience as I want to ensure you are getting what you want. My main goal is to express the beauty that I see in the world through my camera lens. Whether that be the chemistry between a couple, the genuine laughter between a mom and her daughter, the passionate look on a musician’s face, I aim to showcase that unique beauty through my photos. I really look forward to meeting and working with you!

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Hired 156 times

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4 years in business

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All year

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

87 photos

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    Portrait Photography

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

Excellent 4.9

84 reviews


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Brandi G.

Portrait Photography

We had an incredible experience with our holiday sitting. Can’t wait to use her again. Loved the photos and had a great time taking them. Turnaround was less than a week. Had one edit needed that was so quick!

Details: Family or children's portrait • Natural / environmental (photographed in an outdoor setting) • Traditional / classic (looking directly at the camera) • Candid (captured in the moment) • Home • Digital or online download • My home, venue, etc.

Bordeau Photo's reply
Thanks Brandi, I really am happy with how the photos turned out! So cute!!
Jan 5, 2021
April B.

Wedding and Event Photography

I can’t say enough about how awesome Melissa is and how effortlessly she captured our photos. We had a very intimate elopement and she memorialized it in our photos. We are always transported back to that moment and I think that says a lot about what she delivered for us. Please reach out to Melissa, she’s wonderful and really great to work with!!

Details: Other • Fewer than 25 guests • Outdoors • Digital or online download

Bordeau Photo's reply
Thank you so much, April! I had such a lovely time working together!
Oct 26, 2020
Danh n.

Engagement Photography

My experience with Bordeau photo since the getgo was phenomenal! She definitely complimented the proposal that took place. Not only she planned the perfect spot for the shot but arrived an hour and some to make sure! My fiancée did not realize what was taking place until she saw the box and Bordeau was there to capture the moment. Both of us are really grateful for her and will definitely seeing her more in the future.

Details: Proposal photoshoot • Candid • Traditional posed • Natural or environmental • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • At the pro’s location

Bordeau Photo's reply
I had an awesome time getting to photograph this proposal for you both! Congrats again!
Oct 10, 2020
Catie B.

Engagement Photography

Melissa did an incredible job! We love the way our engagement photos came out, and working with her was a pleasure.

Details: Posed engagement photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Candid • Traditional posed • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Sep 20, 2021
Dustin D.
Melissa did a wonderful job with our engagement photos. She helped suggest the location and assisted us through all of the proper poses. We unfortunately had bad weather the night of but Melissa was flexible and moved the shoot to a different morning!
Jul 27, 2021
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Melissa Bordeau


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing includes a one-hour session, post-production, editing and digital access to a personal online album where you can download the photos or purchase prints.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I'd love to talk with you over email or on the phone to flush out the initial details (location, date, time, etc.) I will scout locations if necessary. I will send a detailed calendar invite to lock in our session. In the calendar invite it will outline the amount of photos I will deliver, when I'll have the photos edited, where we will meet, timeline, pricing, etc. I will create a pinterest board of different pose ideas and bring this to our shoot. During the shoot it will be a very fun and collaborative experience. We will talk and get to know each other to ease into the experience. Most of my clients have never been in front of the camera so I understand how it can feel overwhelming and I do everything I can to help the process go smoothly. After the shoot I will send you the final edited photos (edited in Lightroom and Photoshop) within a few days. I will let you know the exact delivery date in our initial conversation.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I have my own music blog ( where I write show reviews. I kept getting photo passes and one day realized I should buy a camera. I had always dreamed of being a photographer and the opportunity kept presenting itself. I started in concert photography and then my sister wanted me to shoot her engagement photos. The rest is history. I have now quit my full-time marketing job and am pursuing my passion, photography, full time. I would not change a thing!

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