Focused on Weddings and Events
Max Photography, owned and operated by photographer Justin Elledge, is a wedding photography, event photography, and product photography company in Austin, Texas. I also have a few amazing photo booths that I’d love to have at your wedding or event. I specialize in photographing weddings, engagements, proposals, and other events. In 2007, I started Max Photography because I love photography and I love people. I’ve been a wedding photographer since 2003, when I began as an assistant wedding photographer in Knoxville, Tennessee.
What Clients Have Said About Me
“Justin truly loves taking pictures, and it shows.” -Gary M.
“Justin is extremely down-to-earth, a very good guy, and an even better photographer.” -Dan S.
“Justin was just incredible to work with.” -Marci M.
“Justin (blew me away with) his professionalism and the quality of his work.” -Breanna S.
“Justin really CARED about us.” -Leah R.
What We Do
My job is to capture your event, be it a wedding, engagement session, party, anniversary, or anything else so that one, five, twenty, fifty, or one hundred years from now, you’ll remember every smile, laugh, tear, and special moment. When the dust settles and everything is over, all you have left are the photographs. I know how important it is for everything to be documented, from the decor to the ceremony to the dancing. Call or email today to see how I can help you capture your event.
Of course, the easiest way to get to know me is to schedule a time to sit down and have coffee or a beer, but here’s a little primer:
My wife and I are the parents of three hilarious, wonderful, ridiculous children. For the past several years, we’ve taken time each summer (the slow wedding season here in Austin) to road trip and camp around the nation. My favorite place to camp (and fly fish) is Sinks Canyon along the Popo Agie River in Wyoming.
I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was very small. My brother and I set up shop to sell Nintendo tips out of our driveway ca. 1991. I did my best to sell seed-bead necklaces to fellow middle-schoolers around the same time. Like many, I mowed lawns while listening to Soundgarden on my Discman. I had a very short-lived line of screen-printed clothing in college. Wedding photography is more fun than most of these past endeavors, and is more lucrative than all of them.
I enjoy running short distances very slowly.
I love Austin, Texas, and have lived here since 2005. I am enamored with the downtown library, I love the hike and bike trails, and I have fly-fished in a surprising number of creeks and rivers in the area. Torchy’s is my favorite taco joint, Ginger Man is my favorite place to grab a drink, and I’m not going to reveal my favorite barbecue; that’s a topic more divisive than politics and I don’t want to drive off any potential clients.
My first real camera was a 1968 Nikon F with wonky metering and a 50mm f/2 lens. I still love it, although I haven’t used it in years. It got me through five years of art school at The University of Tennessee Knoxville, where I studied under Baldwin Lee, my favorite teacher and the person who ignited my passion for photography.
I also really like good wedding cake.