FOUR(4) Things we looked for in our Wedding Photographer. 1ST- Must have creative & artistic vision for capturing moments. 2ND- Must have great referrals & professional reputation. 3RD – Still passionate about photography & romance(not just a job)! 4TH(most important)- Someone we trust as a person to share the most intimate moments of our most special day! BONUS – Like most weddings, Max’s team was with us all day and throughout the evening. His energy never faded, and is tremendously physically fit to do task others simply can not. (Flexibility)- Max sincerely gives wonderful advice and suggestions, while encouraging and supporting however you want the day to go. Though we met as a client/vendor, Max ended up being someone we call a true friend. If you want someone with integrity, passion, tremendous skills, talent and overall trust, there is no one better in the business! A++ read more

BEST of the Best!

The title says it all. From our very first meeting with Max at Maxim Photo Studio we were impressed! His laid back, professional nature put our minds and concerns at ease. For those that are planning a wedding you know that it can be stressful. Every photographer has a ‘style’ but Max and his team made sure that they knew what we envisoned and wanted for our special day. From the engagement, figuring out times/details of the wedding down to the execution on the big day we did not have to worry about a thing. Our family and friends LOVED the slideshow of pictures that circulated around on iPads during our reception. It made them feel as if they were apart of the entire day of events. A confident photographer is a GOOD photographer, and we knew when hiring Max and his team to capture the most important day of our lives to date that we were in good hands. I would recommend Maxim Photo Studio to everyone! You will get quality photo and quality services.

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Where do I begin?! Max and his team photographed my wedding at The Phoenix in Cincinnati in late August 2014.

Max and Angela are the best; you will not be disappointed in their service. Max goes above and beyond in every way possible.

To help future brides, I thought it would be beneficial to map out how my wonderful experience went.

On a Saturday in May, my husband and I had our engagement session with Max and Angela. It was wonderful to have a few hours with Max before the actual wedding day. I (the bride) am a very photogenic person; however, my husband is not; so, he was anxious. About 15 minutes into our engagement session, both of us were completely relaxed and felt 100% comfortable with Max. Part of our comfort came with seeing how confident Max was in his work; he knew the exact angels and lighting to make what would have been a good picture, a great one. Not to mention, our engagement session ran over a bit and Max did not make us feel pressured at all; he just kept taking pictures (300+ to be exact)

Fast forward a few months to the big day! Max and Angela were back at it again. Angela came to our hotel to photograph myself and the bridesmaids getting our hair and makeup done. Angela got to the hotel early which was amazing; it was nice not having to worry about the photographer on your wedding day. She not only captured posed pictures, but she was able to capture so many candid pictures; which are my favorite! While Angela was with the me and the bridesmaids, Max was at The Phoenix taking pictures of the ceremony location, the reception hall and all of the little details every bride puts into the wedding (décor, flowers, brides’ accessories, etc.). When I arrived to The Phoenix, my nerves really kicked in! However, as soon as I talked with Max, I was immediately calmed and could see that he had everything under control and would be there to capture every moment of my big day! My husband and I did not do a “first look”; therefore, after the ceremony, pictures needed to be taken fairly quick. If you do not have an organized photographer, you may not get the pictures you want/desired. With that being said, Max probably had quite a bit of stress, but he did not show it to us. He was calm but assertive which helped us get all of the pictures we desired!

Max and Angela were wonderful to my family and my bridal party. He made myself and the bridesmaids laugh and feel beautiful the entire day. I also received feedback from some groomsmen during the reception regarding Max; more than half of the 8 groomsmen approached my husband and I to compliment Max; they could not stop raving about how comfortable they felt with Max and how much of a stand up guy he is.

About 2 weeks after the wedding, Max emailed and said my pictures were ready to pick up; after 2 weeks! When we went to view the pictures, Max showed us our video montage and every picture was outstanding! My pictures could not have turned out better; SO MANY pictures looked like something out of a magazine. I receive compliments on them weekly (still!)! His work is amazing and I will cherish my beautiful pictures forever!

Max also brought his Live Photo Booth for the reception- WHAT A HIT!!! My guests loved it and could not stop talking about how much fun it was!


Ashley Witt

We could not recommend Max more! We worked with him on our wedding in September 2014 and we are so thrilled with the results. From the beginning, Max was professional, responsive, really courteous, easy to work with, and had an incredible eye. In addition to his suggestions, he was also really open to what we wanted, and he made it happen. We couldn’t ask for a better wedding photographer!

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Memorial Hall, Cincinnati Music Hall

We had Maxim Photo Studio shoot both our engagement and wedding day pictures. Our engagement session was in Ault Park during the cherry blossoms which were absolutely gorgeous. At the time we both we horrible at posing for pictures and super awkward in front of the camera. Max and Angela made it really easy for us. They told us what to do to make us look good and all we had to do was kiss, smile and listen! The engagement session really helped us feel more confident and comfortable for our wedding day pictures. I’d highly recommend doing engagement photos for that reason. It also helps you know what you want. Then, on our wedding day we had such a great time during our photos. We took all of them before the ceremony, which I highly recommend! All of our photos came back perfect! We absolutely loved them and felt like there wasn’t a bad photo! The flash photography looks amazing and Angela and Max were so good at directing us and the 15 people in our massive bridal party! Thank you, Max and your team! We are so grateful we have beautiful pictures that captures our perfect day!

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The Phoenix, Piatt Park, St. Aloysius Chapel

We just had our wedding at the end of July so this review is WAY overdue! (sorry Max…) After searching for and meeting with several photographers, my now husband and I chose Maxim Photo Studio based on his personality alone. He was very professional, friendly, and once you got to know him (and Angela), a very fun and creative photographer! One thing that was most important for us was that whenever we needed to reach him for a question or concern, either by phone or by email, he was prompt in either answering or getting back to us extremely quickly. Living in Florida and having our wedding in southern Indiana, that was crucial for us. Our package included a free engagement session, a wedding package in which we received a USB with the rights to all our photos, a signature guest book that had our engagement photos on pages for people to sign around, a photo booth (with props) and 2 signature books that included all the photos for the photo booth. We decided to splurge a little with our photographer because once the wedding is over, all that is left are the photos! A lot of other photographers I met were cocky. Max didn’t come off that way; he was more confident that his work was great instead of cocky. When we had our engagement session, he explained that he likes to get to know how we photograph, what we’re comfortable with, and how we interact with each other so he’ll have a better understanding come the day of the wedding, which is pretty brilliant… On our wedding day, he already knew how we acted with each other and with him. We didn’t have to worry about becoming comfortable with him all over again; instead we focused on taking our pictures! As far as his pictures go, I was specific that I wanted a nice, crisp, clean, and bright look to all of the photographs. (That’s just my personal style) He hit the nail on the head with that style! If there was a photograph that we forgot to list and we wanted it, he made it happen! They were great at getting the shots that we wanted, and even thinking of some great ideas that we didn’t think of! All in all, I as a bride, never had to worry about my photographer messing up or not being organized. He had everything taken care of! This was definitely not his first rodeo, and he did an amazing job at taking care of us! We have beautiful photos left over for us to enjoy for years to come! My husband and I would DEFINITELY recommend Maxim Photo Studio to anyone who doesn’t mind slightly splurging for a GREAT PRODUCT and GREAT RELATIONSHIP! Thanks Max and Angela!!!

-Laura & AJ

I cannot say enough great things about Max and his team. Besides amazing photos Max was excellent at communication. Max responded to my calls or e-mail almost instantly. I was always confident that he would answer my questions and satisfy what my husband and I wanted as far as location and specific photo poses. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Max and look forward working with him in the future.

Joy + Mathew
Brush Creek

Max did a fantastic job with both our engagement and wedding photos! Our package included an engagement session as well as a printed engagement book for guests to sign at our wedding. Max was very professional and it was so much fun to work with him and his staff – Angela was awesome and even made us a sign to use in some of our photos! All of our photos are perfect, and Max even gave us a USB with all of our images. I highly recommend them for your next event!!

Amy + Chris
Pebble Creek Golf Club

When I walked into max’s office, I knew I wanted him to be a part of my special day! His warm welcome and smile made me feel confident that I was at the right place. After showing me his work, I knew I had to have him for my photo booth. But he also showed me his slow motion video! I fell in love with his work and could not wait to see him on my wedding day. When the time came, Max was totally professional about his work, and he wanted my day to be perfect! He captured so many memories and it was great to see so many people step out of their comfort zone and have a little fun with Max’s fun props and suggestive poses! I would recommend Max 100% and I intend on using him for future events!

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Brittany + Joey
Cooper Creek Event Center

The most profound advice we received when starting our wedding planning was, “don’t skimp on a photographer. You’ll appreciate every penny you spend to capture moments from the most special day of your lives.” It only took one meeting with Max to know that we had to have Maxim Photo Studio as our photographers. If the beauty and quality of his past work isn’t enough to sell you, his personality surely will! From the moment we met Max, it was clear that he would move mountains to capture the beauty of our wedding and engagement. He works in such a patient, friendly, and down-to-earth manner that makes taking professional pictures seem natural and fun. Our engagement session was one of the best parts of the wedding process. Max and his team were able to capture so many different moods and styles within a few city blocks. This brings us to the big day! During one of the most stressful days of your life, knowing you have Max as your photographer will give you one less thing to worry about! There when you need him, a ghost when you don’t, Max’s experience shines on the wedding day, as he knows how to capture the little details you will appreciate later. His respect for the bride and groom is phenomenal. Not overbearing but eager to please. Once it was all said and done, we were presented with an abundance of photos capturing our many artistic styles from classic and serene to edgy and fashion forward. We have received so many compliments on our photos, many people even saying that our photos look like they are straight from a magazine spread! If you want the best of the best in wedding photography, then you want to hire Maxim Photo Studio! You are getting a true professional and even a caring and dependable friend. It’s not often you find someone who not only loves their craft as much as Max loves photography but someone who also cares just as much about his clients and wanting to see them happy. We can’t thank Max and his team enough for making our day extraordinary!

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Allie + Brett
Kehoe Center Wedding

Max and his staff provided outstanding service throughout the planning process and were even better during the actual event. We had some lighting issues during my wedding (the DJ, videographer, and venue all had put up their own lights), but Max handled it like a professional and our pictures are fantastic! I would highly recommend Maxim Photo Studio for weddings and all other events.

Allyson + Joshua
Queen City Club

Choosing a photographer was one of the hardest decisions for my wedding because there are so many options and I don’t know enough about photography to tell a genius from a fraud. Every photographer seemed to show me good pictures when I interviewed them. My final decision came down to the vibe I got from the photographer and mostly these reviews…

I AM SO HAPPY I DECIDED TO GO WITH MAXIM PHOTO! Our wedding pictures turned out way better than I expected and Max and his team were amazing. From the planning to the wedding day, everything went smoothly and Max was very responsive. People are still commenting on how amazing Max and his team were and how they got so many great shots, yet were barely visible during the ceremony and reception. Max and Angela made sure they got every picture we had asked for and also used their creativeness to come up with pictures I would have never thought of. Max did a great job organizing our wedding party of 21+. Everything was orderly, organized and efficient. Max also offers a USB drive with copyright release rights (ready only 2 weeks after your wedding), so I can print anyone of my 1800 pictures anytime I want! Any photographer can make one great album to show people, but Max is a true professional.

Thanks Max, Angela & Team! We will forever cherish our wedding pictures.

Michelle & Andrew
The Madison Event Center

Max and his team were a pleasure to work with. They brought great ideas, allowing them to capture natural and beautiful shots. My goal was to find a photographer that was less posey and more unique. Max exceeded my expectations! His pricing was consistent with other photographers I researched. Max was very willing to customize packages to meet my needs and budget. He was worth every penny! I had a hard time selecting my favorites at the end because I had so many amazing shots. The live photo booth was a huge hit with all the guests and a lot of fun. Can’t say enough positive things about Maxim Photo Studio.

Ashleigh + Matt
Hilton Garden Inn - Beavercreek

Where do I even begin? Max and his team were absolutely phenomenal to work with!! From the minute we walked into his studio for our intial meeting until our most recent final meeting to get all of our wedding and engagement photos, Max has been nothing but professional, friendly, courteous, fun, and accommodating. Not to mention his photography skills are amazing! Him and his team took some incredible shots of our wedding day and it\’s safe to say that we are having a rough time picking just a few dozen of our favorites because their photographs of our day are ALL stunning, they really have an eye for beautiful shots and are helpful throughout the entire day to make it as seamless and comfotable as possible.

Max and his team worked so hard for our photo booth too, there was a line ALL night for it with all the props they supplied and the fun people had with it is priceless. We also were lucky enough to participate in his newest addition to his portfolio, the slow motion video booth. Talk about hilarious and fun!! It was the hit of the party and Max and his team were flawless in their execution of this!

Overall, bottom line, Max and his team go above and beyond to make your day amazing and special. They really are truly there to help you remember everything about your day and accommodate any requests you might have on special pictures, etc. My husband and I have already recommended Maxim Photo Studio to several of our friends and family who are getting married next year – we are forever grateful for the memories Max has supplied us with.

Thank you, Max!! You’re the best!

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Amanda + Tommie
Hyatt Regency Downtown Cincinnati

Max & his team were AMAZING!!! From the minute we booked with Max to the “big day” arrived, Max was there for us whenever we needed him. Whether it was helping us figure out timelines, locations or answering the hundreds of questions we had! He was always polite & professional. Max & his team were fantastic during the engagement session & the wedding day. Everything was perfect! ALL of my guests at the wedding loved his attitude, the photo booth & that he gave everyone a “sneak peak” of our pictures during dinner. It’s been 4 months since our wedding & our friends & family are still talking about that! I seriously couldn’t have asked for a better photographer for our wedding. We are grateful to have found him & plan on telling everyone we know to book with Max ASAP!!! If you want the best, book with Max now!!!