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My first and lasting love is photography. I began my career as a newspaper photographer in 1988. This led to my fondness for photojournalism and capturing the movement and emotion of the moment. Because of my experience in the darkroom, I can't help but be particular about editing each and every image I deliver. I do not pride myself on a rapid workflow, rather, I savor the process of reliving the memories and emotions of your event during the editing process.

I have been photographing weddings full time since 2004. What began as an experiment in learning about digital photography led to requests to photograph weddings...and I never looked back!

I love existing in the moment, photographing whatever life presents me and finding it's beauty. I hope to be able to give a little piece of myself by showing you a piece of yourself. Having the opportunity to observe your lived experiences play out in front of my camera allows me a greater breadth of life to appreciate.

We are available for travel anywhere within the USA and world wide. Our home base is in New Orleans, LA

Julia Bailey smiles at the camera next to our bride
Just Max sitting on a rock in Bali looking at the camera
Max is sitting on a cliff next to the ocean in Bali Indonesia


In 2005, I was packing my belongings and preparing to move to New Orleans as a commercial diver. Then, Hurricane Katrina hit. I came to New Orleans as a volunteer with the Red Cross and started my diving career shortly after. In between volunteering and diving, I met Julia.


When I was onshore for periods of time, I began assisting Julia at weddings. I think she wanted me there to do the driving, carry bags, bring her food, and be an all around guy Friday. Eventually, she put a camera in my hands and after a 5 minute course on photography, she set me loose. I found a home with Julia that day, behind the camera, watching her work and following her lead. Over the last 15 years it has been my pleasure to assist her. 


I do not think I will ever reach her level of competence; she can see things and do things with a camera that still baffle me to this day. While Julia is hyper focusing through her viewfinder, I am putting people at ease and making them laugh. I capture people's genuine, candid expressions as the day unfolds. Together, Julia and I make an amazing team!

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