About Maxim Photo Studio

My name is Max and I am the owner of Maxim Photo Studio

I’m happily married with two great sons. In my “prior life” I played competitive table tennis, won an amateur bodybuilding contest, and passed the CPA exam. I went to college and received a degree in accounting. However, after a decade of corporate consulting, I decided to make a career change to pursue photography full time and received a degree in Photography from New York Institute of Photography.

In 2005 I started Maxim Photo Studio. The goal of my Studio has always been to provide exceptional wedding and portrait photography as well as amazing customer experience while maintaining a great work/life balance for my family. Since I lead every photography shoot, I limit the number of weddings to about 30-35 each year. I am proud to say Maxim Photo Studio has become one of the most trusted

nd award-winning destination wedding photography studios. The Studio has captured over 750 weddings and 700 engagements during this time. The Studio specializes in only Weddings and Portraits. We have been voted as The Knot Best of Wedding photography pics by real couples for 13 consecutive years and were inducted into the Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame in 2015.

Maxim Photo Studio is a Nashville based wedding photography studio. My Studio has primary locations in Cincinnati OH and Nashville TN and is available for destinations sessions nationwide.

The Studio specializes in Contemporary Wedding Photojournalism and Amazing Portraits. Over the past 20 years, I  have photographed over 750 weddings in the US and Mexico. During the same time, we’ve photographed over 700 engagements all over the US, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, Orlando, New York City, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Dayton.


This blog is an extension of who I am personally and the vision which I offer to my photography clients. I think it is essential for you to know the photographer’s style and personality, and that is why you’ll see personal and professional posts here. My studio and I do not just sell coverage, prints, and albums, but we sell ourselves through our unparalleled Studio experience.


2005 – Started Maxim Studio
2011 to 2021 – Awarded for best wedding pick – The Knot
2021 – Expanded Studio – Nashville Tennessee.

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Years of Expertise

Maxim Photo Studio brings a wealth of experience.

Events Captured

Includes capturing over 750 weddings and 700 engagements

Images delivered

That equals a lot of happy clients.


My husband and I hired Max to take our wedding photos and I can't say enough good things about him and his work! He was wonderful to work with. He was very personable and engaging both with my husband and I as well as our guests. Many of our guests even commented on how much they liked him. He didn't miss a moment and we felt reassured he would capture all aspects of our wedding day. We received our final pictures within two weeks which is what he promised, and they are beautiful! We could tell he was putting extra effort to make sure the sunset shots were just right, and they did not disappoint. He also made black and white copies of every picture. The only problem we have now is trying to decide which pictures we want to frame in our home because there are so many beautiful options to choose from. We have decided anytime we want professional photos taken, Max is our pick! We highly recommend Max as your photographer!