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Natural light photographs in the form of wedding packages, engagement sessions and various family portrait sessions. I offer digital photos, prints, canvases and albums.

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Cynthia Triplett

10 August 2018

Max was our wedding photographer and I will try my best to accurately express how wonderful it was to work with him. From the very beginning, Max was very communicative and helpful. He met with us before we even had a contract to help us figure out what we wanted, if our wants/his style were a good fit, and also just to ease our minds about the whole process of booking a wedding photographer. Max kept an open line of communication with us from the date we booked him through the day of the wedding. I was a little worried about being awkward on camera, but Max did an excellent job keeping us laughing and making us feel natural. He sent us a handful of sneak peek shots about 2 weeks after the wedding, and got the rest of the photos (~900!!) edited and turned back over to us in record time! If you're looking for an event photographer, I highly recommend working with Max - we look forward to doing our 1 year anniversary shoot with him! More...

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Jen Huyenh-Cho

6 June 2018

I can't say enough great things about Max and his team. From start to finish, he was so easy to chat with, quickly got a hold of our style, and was in touch with us every step of the way. He honestly went above and beyond. I specifically HATE being in front of the camera and was seriously like "I don't know how you're going to deal with me" but it wasn't a problem at all. Half the time I felt like he wasn't there and took so many amazing candid photos of me, my friends & family that came out so great. I wouldn't have those little memories if it wasn't for Max. And when he did need to take photos of me, he told me what to do in a way that made sense and was easy! For a camera-shy person, he just made it so easy. He and his team were there all night, we had such a good time and was happy to include him in the fun and dancing! Seriously cannot thank you enough for the amazing photos well have for ages. We've already created some photobooks for our family and the photos are KILLER! More...

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Jenny Meyer

6 June 2018

Max did a great job with our family photos! He is very professional, yet personable and worked well with our 2 year old son while capturing our family perfectly. We are very happy with our photos and will cherish them for many years to come! His prices are very reasonable and we received our images within days. Highly recommend! More...

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Natalie Boyd

6 June 2018

From the start, it was clear that Max was the right photographer for us. Our wedding day shoot couldn't have been a more pleasant experience. Max has a unique ability to create a zero pressure environment while he is shooting. He was very relaxed, and as a result, my husband and I always felt very comfortable with him. He was attentive to our requests, but his expertise was evident and made us confident that we could trust his creative direction. As for the final product, we are extremely satisfied. We wanted pictures that were unique, tasteful, and creative. Max did not disappoint. Our pictures turned out amazing! We are so grateful that he was there to capture our big day. More...

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Julien Jollon

6 June 2018

I knew that by proposing to my girlfriend at the time, now wife, we would embark on a journey that every engaged couple encounters of taking photo after photo… after photo. As a guy who dislikes the thought of posing for photos, I assumed tough times were ahead. I was wrong. Max to the rescue. Not only was Max flexible in scheduling a time that fit our schedule, he made it feel so easy and smooth all while capturing the perfect blend between candid and posed shots. Before I knew it, we had all the shots we set out to get and then some. His personality keeps you comfortable and relaxed throughout the shoot, which shows in the beautiful photos he produced for us. His quality, creative eye and ability to find and take advantage of natural lighting makes him, hands down, one of the standout photographers in San Diego. From the scheduling and setup, to the actual shoot, to the end product, this process was as seamless as it gets while maintaining a very high professional quality and standard. I continue to recommend him to my friends and family. Thanks Max for your dedication to the craft! More...

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kaitlin wood

6 June 2018

Max is a great photographer! He took beautiful, natural photos of our new family and was patient with our fussy baby. We will treasure those photos for a lifetime.

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Jacob Bell

6 June 2018

His directing is amazing and makes you feel at ease. His work his beautiful. We have used him on many occasions.

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cwillm .

6 June 2018

Max is very professional and extremely talented photographer. He did an amazing job capturing our wedding in San Diego. All the pictures he delivered are amazing, he captured emotions, details and edited the photos the way we wanted. We love his style and personality!

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Kiri Ortega

6 June 2018

If your looking for someone who goes nuts about natural lighting and takes you to beautiful locations, and Looking for someone who will help you feel comfortable and put you at ease. Max is the way to go. My 9 yr old was nervous but Max spoke to her the whole time and by the ride back home she said sis had fun! And during the shoot she was just talking and laughing away! He helped me be as natural as I could get so we looked relaxed and carefree. My photos are beautiful! Thank you Max, we will call you back for future shoots. More...

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E Cormier

6 June 2018

My family has had multiple photo sessions with Max Holtzhouser Photographer, and another planned for 2018. He has an artistic eye for locations and poses but also a very casual manner to make everyone feel comfortable. Max is very creative but is also open to seeing your vision and making it come to life. His prices are reasonable and quality is unmatched. More...

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kiri quiroz

24 January 2018

If your looking for someone who goes nuts about natural lighting and takes you to beautiful locations, and Looking for someone who will help you feel comfortable and put you at ease. Max is the way to go. My 9 yr old was nervous but Max spoke to her the whole time and by the ride back home she said sis had fun! And during the shoot she was just talking and laughing away! He helped me be as natural as I could get so we looked relaxed and carefree. My photos are beautiful! Thank you Max, we will call you back for future shoots. More...

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Reese Cormier

8 January 2018

My family has had multiple photo sessions with Max Holtzhouser Photographer, and another planned for 2018. He has an artistic eye for locations and poses but also a very casual manner to make everyone feel comfortable. Max is very creative but is also open to seeing your vision and making it come to life. His prices are reasonable and quality is unmatched. More...

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Q&A

One has to be able to recognize great lighting and compose an image within that lit scene.

What style of photography do you like? What will you use the photos for?

I love creating unique photos that are compelling and moody. I believe that I get to offer clients unique photography that they cannot get anywhere else.

I'm passionate about working for myself so that I can control my income and spend time with my family. Photography started as a hobby but has turned into a passion that is more rewarding than any job that I've held.

Because I pour out 110% effort into creating unique, natural and moody photos for you.