Wedding FAQs

What makes Maxim Photo Studio different from other Studios?

Maxim Photo Studio doesn’t utilize a cookie cutter approach for our weddings where we try to fit our couples into a specific mold. We think “outside the box” to present a unique lighting approach coupled with composition and location elements to make each image unique. We work with our couples to define the particular style and types of images you favor.


We use a 2 person approach for all of our wedding photography. This includes 2 lead photographers and not just understudies. This allows us to be in multiple locations on the wedding day and provide a better coverage.


We provide one of the quickest turnarounds of any Cincinnati wedding photographers with your wedding day images being also available within 14 days after the wedding.

Who will be our lead photographer?

This is one of the most important questions you can ask a photographer.  All Maxim Photo Studio engagement and wedding photography is lead by Max. As a matter of fact Maxim Photo Studio only has one photography team. This allows us to ensure that our clients experience the best and consistent level of service.

What does your wedding coverage cost?

Our Wedding Photography Collections start at $2850 with most couples spending around $3500 on their wedding coverage which often includes Album upgrades and Unboxed Photo Booth bonuses.

Do you have a 2nd photographer or just an assistant?

Your coverage will always include a second photographer. Just as it is important that your first photographer is the one with whom you consult and the one who shoots your engagement, the second photographer consideration is just as important since this photographer needs to be familiar with your vision and style which you prefer on the wedding day.

What is your photography style?

There are three main photography styles: Traditional, Photojournalistic, and Artistic/Contemporary. The Traditional style refers to photography subjects being put into various poses and told to look at the camera. The traditional photographer interacts with his photography subject the most because of the constant need to organize groups/lighting/posing, etc. This approach has been less and less popular over the past years.The photojournalistic (PJ) approach is the opposite of the Traditional approach. The PJ photographer captures what is happening at the moment. The PJ photographer interacts with his subjects the least and act more like a “fly on the wall” and observing and capturing the scene.  The Artistic/Contemporary (AC) approach is a style where the photographer looks for the best available lighting/background options for his photography subjects and then adds or subtracts the lighting elements to create a distinctive lighting which defines the photographer. The AC style utilizes some of the Traditional portraiture concepts and is practiced by seasoned photographers with an appreciation for the quality of light, shadow, and edge contrast.


Over the past 10 years, the Traditional approach has given way to more of a Photojournalistic approach since the PJ photographers aren’t as concerned with the particular lighting of the overall scene. Maxim Photo Studio utilizes a two lead photographer team with Max focusing on the Artistic/Contemporary approach and the 2nd lead photographer acting as a PJ photographer.

How many wedding have you photographed?

Over the past 10 years, my Studio has photographed over 400 weddings.

What are your turnaround times?

Your Engagement, Live Photo Booth, and Wedding images will be available online and on a USB flash drive within 14 days after your wedding. We usually meet after you return from your honeymoon for a Premiere showing either at our Dayton or Cincinnati Studios.

Do you have backup equipment?

Yes, Maxim Photo Studio team always carries backup equipment ranging from camera bodies to lenses to memory cards and lighting accessories.

How many weddings do you photograph each year?

Maxim Photo Studio limits the number of weddings we cover to 35-40 each year. This allows us to focus on each couple, provide exceptional service to our clients, and still have a great work/life balance.

How many images to you take at each wedding?

We average 50-75 images per photographer per hour. This means that on an 8 hour day you’ll receive around 1,200 images. The total number of images ultimately depend however on the length of the day, the amount of travel and the wedding day activities. We are not “spray and pray” wedding photographers. Each shot is executed with the desired vision in mind rather than “fix in post” mindset. 

Do you have formal photography education?

Yes. I have a Photography degree from New York Institute of Photography.

Are there travel fees for your photography services?

We are based in Dayton/Cincinnati area and allow 180 miles roundtrip from zip code 45432 without additional charge. Additional travel costs are calculated on a per mile basis or as warranted by the length of stay.

Are you available on our wedding day?

There is only one way to find out. Call us at 513.620.4750 or visit the Connect page to get in touch.

How do we book you for our wedding?

We need your signed contract and a $1,200 retainer to book the date. This ensures that Maxim Photo Studio will be covering your wedding. By the way, you don’t have to know which Wedding Collections you want for your coverage when you book. All you need to know is that you want us to be your wedding day photographers. We’ll discuss the specific coverage options at a later time.





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