My name is Max Surikov. I’m the owner of Maxim Photo Studio. I’m happily married with two great sons. In my “prior life” I played competitive table tennis (not ping pong), won an amateur bodybuilding contest, and passed the CPA exam. I grew up in Russia and moved to the US in 1981. I went to college and received a degree in accounting. However, after a decade of corporate consulting, I decided to make a career change to pursue photography full time and received a degree in Photography from New York Institute of Photography.
In 2005 I started Maxim Photo Studio. The goal of Maxim Photo Studio has always been to provide exceptional wedding photography as well as amazing customer experience while maintaining a great work/life balance for my family. Since I lead every photography shoot, I limit the number of weddings to about 30-35 each year. Over the past 13 years, I am proud to say Maxim Photo Studio has become one of the most trusted and award-winning wedding photography studios serving Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and destination locations. During this time, the Studio has captured over 500 weddings and 600 engagements. The Studio specializes in only Weddings, Portraits and Professional Headshots. We have been voted as The Knot Best of Cincinnati Wedding Photographers for 8 consecutive years and were inducted into the Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame in 2015.