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Maximilian Franz Photograhy

Baltimore , MD
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Baltimore, MD US 21214 (map)

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410-530-2114

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Award winning photojournalist with an artistic eye! With over 10 years experience as a wedding photographer, illustrator, and staff photojournalist for a daily newspaper, I will capture... Read more
Award winning photojournalist with an artistic eye! With over 10 years experience as a wedding photographer, illustrator, and staff photojournalist for a daily newspaper, I will capture your precious moments as they happen with creativity and style. To me, photographing weddings is an exciting, inspiring, emotional experience and I am rewarded every time I see the smiles on my clients faces knowing that their special day will be forever there for them to revisit. I love what I do and believe it shows through in my images! Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I have a background in art as well as digital retouching... if you name it I can provide it.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I can shoot in any lighting condition! Working on staff at a newspaper has taught me how to capture whatever ambiant light I have to work with and also create very natural or stylized light when nessisary.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot all of the important photos with Digital SLR's, however I like to play with film from time to time to get back to my roots.
How many photographers do you work with?
Usually myself and an assistant. A third photographer can be purchased at an additional fee.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes! Photography is a form of art... noone else can see what I see and capture your moments the way I will.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I will only work one wedding a day, but I am still young enough to photograph more than one in a weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have a large group of Professional Photographer friends that I have worked with for years giving me a great backup system just in case of a medical emergency. Thankfully with hundreds of weddings under my belt I have still never needed to call on any of them as a replacement.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring a full Nikon DSLR outfit, with lenses ranging from 12- 200mm, with back up camera bodies and Flashes. Three off camera mono-lights on stands with radio transmitters. A tripod, reflectors, and a ring light for setting up a stylish photo booth.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes and I keep my backup's close by not to miss any action.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I have basic packages that include 9 hours of coverage. These package prices are adjusted when more or less time is required.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes and each hour is $150 extra. I have photographed weddings that have lasted over 14 hours from start to finish.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do require a meal break for weddings over 5 hours. If there is a meal provided to the guests it would be appreciated if a meal is provided to my assistant and I so we can stay close to the action and top proformance.
Do you charge for travel?
Only if it is over 3 hour travel time by car.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
They are usually edited and up on my website within one week.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
They can be online, on a Digital DVD, or in 4x6 proof books. Depending on your package.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The 4x6 proof books are theirs to keep.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes unless the Digital DVD's are purchased.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
With Purchase.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, a password protected digial album will be on my website.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Queenberry Digital Flush Mount albums, Traditional albums.
When will the client get the final album?
It depends on the album package chosen and the time of year.

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Ashlee
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
You cannot go wrong with Max! His work is gorgeous! He is very easy to work with and has a great eye for a perfect picture setting.
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Max was a great photographer for my wedding day. He was very open to taking classic as well as some really fun, spontaneous photos. The photo booth was a big hit.
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Candice
Wedding:
12/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The photos that Max and his partner, Emily, took on my wedding day are so beautiful that not a day has passed since I got them that I haven't wanted to click through the whole gallery! From leaving my house to the church to the reception, Max captured every moment with grace and authenticity--- there is so much emotion in each and every photo. He also managed to get every guest in a photo at least once- which is a lovely memory for us to have! During the day, Max was unobtrusive and accommodating. Our priest noted that he was the best he had ever worked with--- and that church does a lot of weddings. Max took any and all oddities in a stride and was flexible in meeting our family's requests as the evening rolled on. I can't say enough about how much I love his work and how much his presence meant to me on my wedding day--- he helped me stay calm--- and knowing he was there to help capture all these moments was a blessing. He is the best of the best.
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TIFF
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Max is the man! A friend referred us to him and I'm so grateful she did. He promised to tell the story of our wedding with his photos and he delivered. He captured the moments and took some amazing photos. His prices are comparable to other photographers and a photo booth type of set up was part of the package so it was a great value for sure. Our guests had so much fun with all the props and those photos turned out fantastic as well. Plus he had our photos on CDs and ready to go two weeks after our wedding. If your looking for a talented photographer to tell your story, Max is the man. Working with Photo Max was a pleasure.
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Blair
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Max was a fantastic photographer! He went above and beyond in photographing our wedding and was wonderful to work with. His pictures are amazing and he came up with some beautiful and creative shots that my family and friends loved. The fact that you share rights to the pictures with him is an extra bonus that most photographers don't offer. The photo booth that he provided as part of the photo package was a fun extra and so much fun for our guests. In all, we would recommend Max to anyone and everyone - he made our most special day absolutely perfect. He is a talented photographer, a true professional, and a genuinely nice guy.
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Glinda
Wedding:
6/1/2013
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I would definitely recommend Max. Max worked by himself on my wedding day. I received over 700 shots to choose from but I don't remember seeing him take that many pictures. He blended in with the family and friends that were in attendance. He met me to visit the venue and mapped out a plan in his head well before my big day. He was very attentive and took shots that I never would have dreamed of. If you are camera shy he will pose you in the most amazing way that shows off your dress. He captured all the major moments of my life. He took my engagement and wedding photos and can't wait until he captures our first child.
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Linsey
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Max was amazing! His attention to detail was over the top. He truly listened to what I had envisioned for my day and made me a priority. I would recommend him to anyone. He also did my engagement photos and they were amazing! I would hire him again in a second!
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MDgirl
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Max was able to provide us with exactly what we were looking for. We discussed the schedule in advance and he managed to capture a balanced blend of artistic and candid, color and black and white shots, which we were delighted with. He and his assistant made a great team and we hardly noticed their presence they were so unobtrusive. I would reccommend him to anyone looking for something extra special, and will undoubtably be a repeat customer for any future formal events.
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Christina
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I were Married in March, outside at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Max was absolutely wonderful to work with. He made sure to capture pictures both inside and outside that I will cherish forever. We wanted to make sure we had great photos to choose from, while not distracting from the wedding. My Husband and I had guest thanking us for inviting them to the wedding because they were having such a great time! Max was out on the dance floor with us capturing all the fun everyone was having. We were able to get through group shots quickly so that the wedding party didn't miss out on any of the party! We had our proofs within 3 weeks, and all of the pictures were fabulous! I am still picking pictures to hang on the wall because I love all of them. I would HIGHLY recommend Max for all your photography needs.
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Karen
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Max was a joy to work with on our wedding in November 2010. He was patient as he explained to us our options before we signed a contract. He was responsive to our questions throughout the process. On the day of the wedding, he was a trouper -- he and his assistant worked nearly every moment of the entire day of our wedding. He was determined not to miss a shot. He was professional and confident and relaxed throughout the day, flexible to our needs and to our timing. He did some extra creative shots with of my husband and me, and his eye for the perfect lighting, the perfect colors and the perfect composition overall is totally unmatched. He's an artist. Our photos are absolutely stunning. Each time I look through them, I feel like I am reliving that wonderful, perfect day. I'm so grateful to him for helping me capture the feeling of my wedding in these amazing photographs. And his pricing is very reasonable and flexible, tailored to each bride's needs and wants. I'd recommend him to anyone!
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Valen
Wedding:
10/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Maximilian Franz is an amazing photographer, who is wonderful to work with, and has an incredible gift. He has an eye to capture moments just at the right place and right time, in order for his clients to treasure forever. Max has a delightful personality and it has been a pleasure working with him over the years. I smile the entire time I look through pictures that he has taken for me. I am proud to say that Max took the picture for the cover of my biography, "My Favorite American" by Dennis McCloskey. You can check it out at www.dennismccloskey.com. After seeing first hand the quality of work Max provides, I recommend him for any memorable event that you are planning. You won't be disappointed!
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emjanney
Wedding:
7/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Max is one of the best photogs in the Baltimore area. You will not be disappointed!
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Robert
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Our photos were outstanding! PhotoMax captured so many neat angles to choose from and we were able to create our album. Plus, we have extra photos for household frames and sharing. We were very happy and would refer his service in the future. A++ for effort and results PhotoMax!!!
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Jessica
Wedding:
1/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Maximilian Franz, photographed my sisters wedding, and he is AMAZING! My husband & I knew just where to go for our 5 year Anniversary & Vow Renewal to document this chapter of our lives. You have to see his photography for yourself: photomaxllc.smugmug.com. Max was a pleasure to work with, and he was very open to the ideas I had throughout the day. I could not have chosen anyone better!!
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nejmilani
Wedding:
10/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Max was great. He was truly a pleasure to work with - professional and easy going. He had lots of suggestions but was also willing to work with us and what we had in mind. We have some really beautiful pictures and couldn't be happier!
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Jackie
Wedding:
11/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Max was absolutely wonderful! He has an outwardly laid-back style, but is very professional and is paying attention to every detail. He is able to take wonderful advantage of the locations. We liked that he did all the work himself and had only one assistant. Other than the staged shots, I didn't even realize he was around on the day of the wedding. That was a big relief. He got some fantastic candid shots! We only needed one meeting and a couple phone calls to review his work and set everything up. His website provides an excellent overview of his work and photographic style. For the quality of service, an excellent value. His cost was well below many other photographers I looked at. I would recommend him in a heartbeat! Thanks Max!
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lawvette
Wedding:
11/18/2006
5.0/5.0
Photographer was great and very effecient. Our pictures turned out great, and he was very flexible and helpful in making our wedding album.
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Justin
Wedding:
12/13/2005
5.0/5.0
Max's work is the best. I wouldn't recommend anyone else.
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LBN
Wedding:
10/8/2005
5.0/5.0
Max was recommended to us by a friend and now I don't hesitate to recommend him to ALL of our friends who are getting married. In addition to our wedding, he was also the photographer at my sister's wedding and for several of our friends. He was great to work with, very enthusiastic and professional.

Now that my husband and I are expecting our first child, we have already discussed using Max to do a family photo shoot in the Spring of 2010!
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Lula330
Wedding:
8/29/2003
5.0/5.0
Max took excellent photos of my wedding! He was extremely affordable and great to work with. Just as important, my guests all remarked at how wonderful and unobtrusive he was. I would highly reocmmend Max to everyone!
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efortunacimino
Wedding:
11/14/2004
4.9/5.0
We have great photos from our wedding. Max Franz took these cool, photojournalistic shots that, if I squint just right, I can pretend I am Jackie Kennedy. His photos are elegant. He worked really hard to get pics of the dancing, the toasts, all the kids, and captured the essence of the event. He has been 100% responsive to all of my requests for albums and prints. His pricing was very reasonable for his professionalism. I highly recommend him.
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Tanya
Wedding:
6/28/2008
4.8/5.0
Wonderful Photography! Loved every minute. Had so many pictures to choose from. Made it much easier to make sure we got a good picture of the both of us!
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JMD
Wedding:
5/10/2008
4.8/5.0
I chose the package with the engagement photo shoot and our photographs were extraordinary. Max took the time to check the sunset timing and planned our shoot so the sun would be setting over the reservoir as he snapped away.

Both engagement and wedding photos were so sharp and vivid! We have received so many compliments as to the quality of the photos. As well as the creativity of some of the shots/poses.

Over 1300 proofs!! It did make narrowing down the choices difficult but was glad to have so many from which to choose!

Max was very agreeable to editing photos as needed. Digitally inserting bridal bouquet into bride's hand in a favorite picture, removing random people who walked through the background while outdoor pictures were being taken at the reception venue, just to name a few.

In regard to the 4 in 'Value for Cost', I was disappointed that there weren't more choices for the cover of the parents' album.
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