Hi, I'm Max.  I really care about people and photography is a part of me.  I shoot portraits for families and, also, engagements & weddings in Southern California.

How did you get into photography?  I grew up admiring my mother's passion for photography and film developing, then got into photography myself around 2007 through a Black and White film class with my friends.  I'll never forget when my professor looked me in the eyes and told me, "never stop shooting and loving photography".

What is your favorite type of shoot?  Every shoot is different.  Weddings are amazing because of how nice of attire people wear and also the joy of celebration.  Ultimately, I really enjoy portraits that show interaction between 2 or more people or just insanely good light.

How would you describe your photography style?  Classic, intimate, light-focused.  I freak out when I see good lighting and my photos mostly revolve around that.

What kind of cameras do you shoot with?  Canon full-frame and prime lenses.

Who are you?  Like, really?  I'm really laid-back and mostly introverted. I grew up in a Military family which meant we moved a ton so I've learned how to adapt and meet new people.  Ultimately, I really care about relationships, my wife, God, beer, coffee, good movies, interior design and golden hour.  

As for my photography vision:

It's quite simple for me, and with the same thought - very personal.  Above all, I believe that we all want something in life.  I want to showcase work that means something.  Something important and personal. My work focuses on what's important to me - what it means to be "human" and be in relationship. Life isn't all smiles, sometimes it's really really difficult and I don't want to dismiss that.  I feel like my photos aren't a staged, single moment but more of a collection of personalities.

I see light.  I follow it.  I put people in the best possible light and create the most interesting image in that situation.  That's my vision.

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