I don’t have a “my dad was always into photography” story, or a “I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was 4” story. Mine is more of a “my day job provided no creative outlet, so I made my own” story. An obscene amount of hard work, some good luck, an incredible support system, and one fewer cubicle jobs later, I found myself able to produce images that resonate with people.

That being said, taking great photos is only a part of the secret sauce. Too often I have heard from companies, models and friends that while the photographer they hired produced good images, their personal interaction was lacking. I do and always have considered myself a “people person” and a phone call or meeting for a cup of coffee to set up a shoot will always be my preferred method of human interaction. In my humble opinion, if the personal connection isn’t there between the photographer and subject, the images will suffer. Sprinkle in an inherent need to maintain a high level of customer service and you’ve got yourself a solid client/photographer connection.

I’m experienced in shooting anything from weddings to product ad campaigns, group fitness retreats (WanderFit Retreats) and sporting events to dog headshots, and professional profile photos to… well, pretty much anything else you can think of. My style and my genre are constantly a work in progress, so shooting a wide variety of styles for a wide variety of clients is where I’ve found myself. Plus this keeps me perpetually learning and on my toes, which is where I work best.

I’m Ft. Lauderdale based, but I travel well. In fact, it’s one of the things I love most about this career. Contact me with any inquiries – there’s no gig too big/small, and I encourage chatting about any ideas you might have for a shoot.

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Max Riehn - Maxson Media