Jen and Jason’s Classic La Hacienda Wedding

A bride and groom laugh while dancing together at their wedding. Wedding photography by Max Photography.

Jen and Jason’s Beautifully Classic La Hacienda Wedding Jen and Jason, who met at a pool party while attending the University of Texas (hook ‘em!), recently were married at La Hacienda, a beautiful wedding venue owned by Memory Lane Event Center.  I had the pleasure of being both their wedding photographer and engagement photographer in April of last year.  They were truly a dream couple, and I’m pleased to show off some of the photos from their Dripping Springs wedding.   The Engagement Session Last April, I met up with Jen and Jason at the Lamar Pedestrian bridge just south of downtown Austin, Texas to photograph their engagement session.  It was unseasonably warm (though in Austin, you can almost always […]

Monica and Matt’s Beautiful DIY Farm Wedding

The bride, Monica, peeks from behind the groom, Matt, moments before their first look at their Springdale Farm wedding

Monica and Matt’s Beautiful DIY Wedding at Springdale Farm Introduction Monica and Matt were married this past October at Springdale Farm in east Austin, Texas.  Although it was unseasonably warm, the farm was a beautiful backdrop to a gorgeous, simple, and heartfelt wedding between two best friends.  Very nearly everything at the wedding and reception was made by either Matt, Monica, or a friend, and the result was nothing short of stunning.  This was a perfect wedding for wedding photography. Getting ready for the wedding While Monica got ready with her mom and one of her bridesmaids in the on-site Airstream (which is fantastic, and decked out in yellows and teals inside), Matt and his groomsmen prepped outdoors.   Matt […]

The Hidden Costs of Cheap Photo Booths

Screenshot of a website showcasing how they nickel-and-dime their customers

The Hidden Costs of “Cheap” Photo Booths Researching the Competition I’m always working to make Max Photography a better company, which is equal parts customer service and the product we offer.  In doing so, I often do market research to see what the competition is up to, and how we can best compete.  Wedding photography and photo booth rentals are crowded markets, and ultimately I’m doing this to put food on the table, so it’s important to keep abreast of what other companies are doing. I’ve noticed recently that the price for our photo booth rentals has started to seem out of line with what others are offering, and that initially seemed surprising to me.  When I started the photo […]

What is the best time for wedding ceremony photography?

Dramatic sunset at a wedding ceremony at Vintage Villas in Austin, Texas

What is the best time for wedding ceremony photography? What time should my wedding ceremony be? Trying to determine the best time of day to have your wedding ceremony can seem overwhelming. It’s easy for a seemingly small detail like this to get lost amid the shuffle of wedding planning. But the difference between a well-timed ceremony and a poorly-timed ceremony is the difference between epic wedding photography and “meh” wedding photography. It’s important to put some thought into it. Unfortunately, if you Google “what time should I have my wedding ceremony?,” you’re not going to get a straight answer. In fact, the first hit suggests you start your wedding ceremony at either 10:15, 1:15, 2:15, 4:15, 5:15, or 6:45. […]

Sneak peek from Robyn and Will’s summer wedding

A bride and groom hold each other at night in front of blurred tree lights at The Lookout in Austin, Texas.

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of going out to The Lookout to photograph Robyn and Will’s outdoor summer wedding.  Although the weather was a screaming 102˚ (with a heat index of 117˚, if you can believe it), clouds rolled in for the ceremony, offering everyone a small respite.  And although the guests were by and large from Alaska, everyone seemed to enjoy the beautiful hill country scenery.