"Maxine! We chose you for our newborn photo shoot for so many reasons, but to a new mama, being super cautious about germs weighed in heavily, and we felt so comfortable with you largely for this reason. You're the best !! My best friend booked with you recently and I made it a point to share with her how great you are about keeping up on your vaccines, how clean the studio is, and how gentle and cautious you are."
Ranked # 1 - Best Newborn Photographer in Los Angeles
AMAZING! How in the world did Maxine get a shot of my week old baby in a pail, smiling?! So adorable! My husband and I, in our sleep-deprived stupor, loved Maxine's studio - it was professional, comfortable and relaxing. And our baby was very cooperative! I think she sensed that the vibe was good. The photos are absolutely to die for! Maxine is truly a talent and baby whisperer, thank you again! I HIGHLY recommend her services and will be coming back for my baby's future milestones. ~ Chelsea H. | Los Angeles
Maxine is the best ever !! so beyond grateful she had a last-minute appointment available for a newborn shoot. Her demeanor when handling my baby was so incredible. She really is an EXPERT at what she does. Her studio is seriously the cutest thing ever, took a minute to take it all in. She has everything from a boppy, changing table, comfy couch to sit on, bottle warmer, she has it all! Her stunning photos speak for themselves. Every single one is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so happy to have found her. Her photos of my sweet boy are something I'll treasure forever. ~ Hanna F. | Thousand Oaks
"Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! She is amazing!!!! My husband and I are very happy with the pictures and loved the fact that she is very professional! My daughter loves her and couldn't stop smiling!!! Love love love!!!!" ~ Yeji S. | Los Angeles
"All I can say is WOW! Maxine is amazing. The entire experience with Maxine was easy, fun, and dare I say... Relaxing?! I was nervous to take my 1 week old baby for a photo shoot because I had no idea how she would act. I was worried she'd be fussy and crying the whole time and we wouldn't end up with great photos. Maxine is a baby whisperer. She took such great care of our baby during the shoot and my husband and I were able to just sit back, relax and sip coffee in her nice lounge area. We didn't have to do anything! Now on to the photos.. She perfectly captured our daughter. They are the most beautiful newborn photos I've ever seen. It's 100% worth the investment to end up with precious photos like these. I would recommend Maxine to anyone and everyone looking for the BEST NEWBORN photographer!!" ~ Jenna B. | Los Angeles
"Maxine is simply THE BEST!! There is a reason she is booked for months in advance. She's prompt, professional, patient, warm, and has a natural eye for getting that perfect shot that will make your heart melt. Her studio was very clean and comfortable to relax in. My daughter has been extremely alert since she was born and doesn't sleep very well during the day. So trying to get her to sleep for the newborn shoot was extremely challenging. Maxine waited patiently for two hours for my little one to finally close her eyes. She was only able to stay asleep for about 45 minutes but Maxine optimized that time and we were able to get beautiful newborn pictures. I can't stop looking at them! I can't recommend Maxine enough. Even after the session I've enjoyed my correspondence with her. She's been absolutely wonderful to work with and I am looking forward to using her again in the future!" ~ Anna M | Beverly Hills
"My experience with Maxine Evans was AMAZING. Not only is she a lovely person who really loves babies but she is an exceptional photographer....the pictures she took of my daughter were truly beautiful. She knows how to get the perfect photos and she makes you feel so comfortable and at home in her studio. I can't wait for Maxine to shoot pics of my second daughter who is on the way!! Maxine is such a pleasure to work with!" ~ Jodi S. | Beverly Hills
"My husband and I are so happy that we did amazing photo shoot for our newborn baby Knox. We LOVE Maxine and enjoyed every moment of the session! Knox did all the poses and we have a beautiful album and announcement cards! Our friends could not believe that she kept him asleep thru the whole time.. amazing! It's all thanks to her talent and her nice energy :-)
Thank you Maxine :) Kiss from Knox" ~ Andrea B. | Rancho Palos Verdes
"Our photo session with Maxine was truly a pleasure. Maxine is an AMAZING photographer and really knows how to work with babies. She was able to get not only big smiles, but huge belly laughs from my baby girl who is going through some separation anxiety right now and doesn't love to smile for strangers! From our initial contact, Maxine was kind, flexible and so easy to communicate with. We are so happy to have these gorgeous photos." ~ Lisa S. | Beverly Hills
"We met Maxine through a friend and fell in love with her portfolio. She is so attentive, thinks of your every need, and really treats you as if you are her only client. She took such care with our newborn and also our toddler, who was ready to give her plenty of hugs at the end of the shoot! Her studio is clean, comfortable, and has every amenity you might need. Our photos were so beautiful, we could not be happier. I would highly RECOMMEND Maxine to friends and family!!" ~ Lekha R. | Bel Air
"Maxine is INCREDIBLE!!! She's a must for any newborn session. The images from our session are absolutely jaw dropping. She not only takes wonderful photos but is wonderful as well. She fully takes care of the parents too by offering a lounge with snacks and a perfect view of the whole session. I highly recommend that if you are looking for a baby photographer book her today!" ~ Mykee S | Hollywood
"We had a WONDERFUL experience from the moment we booked until we received our beautiful photos. She responded to emails immediately throughout the whole process. Maxine makes the parents feel at ease as she works her magic with your baby. She was so patient and gentle with our little girl. We received the finished photos very quickly which we appreciated because we were so excited to show them off! I really appreciated how easy it was to sign into the website and look at our photos. We will cherish these photos forever! Thank you!" ~ Marissa A.| Los Angeles
"Maxine is absolutely incredible!!! Our newborn session was such a wonderful experience. Her studio is so warm and inviting - while Maxine captures the most beautiful moments with your little one, mom and dad can have a moment in the midst of a brand new baby to relax. The images from our session are absolutely BREATHTAKING and we will treasure them always. I would recommend that if you have a baby on the way - book a session with Maxine ASAP!" ~ Dene S | Hollywood
"Maxine is the BEST hands down! She is very professional and sweet with a great personality. Our daughter was only six days old when we did our photo shoot and the pictures are to die for. We couldn't be happier with the results. First off, Maxine was very informative as to how to prepare for the shoot and what to expect, which is helpful for brand new parents like us. Her studio was easy to find, very nice and clean with easy access rockstar parking. The waiting room is extremely comfortable with Apple TV and refreshments. We just hung out and let her do her thing. We felt our baby was in good hands with her. She comes highly recommended!" ~ Brian B. | Los Angeles
"WOW! Maxine Evans is not only an incredible photographer, she is also the baby whisperer! We brought my 8 month daughter to be photographed and the experience was more than I could have hoped for. The studio is spotless, warm and inviting. Filled with all the props and warm and fuzzy blankets you would hope for. Maxine was gentle and loving with my baby and managed to get some amazing shots! look no further - Maxine is your girl!" Rachel S. | Sherman Oaks
"I am very picky when it comes to choosing a photographer, and a newborn photographer was no exception. I knew exactly the look I wanted- something timeless, organic, and very natural; Maxine's portfolio captured all of that. I was a little hesitant booking Maxine at first because I live over 2 hours away; however while searching the Internet high and low here in OC there was just no other photographer that compared. We booked Maxine and it was such a GREAT decision. My 7 day to of daughter did fine with the car ride to her studio. Once we got there Maxine and her assistant were very accommodating. We got to wait in the parents lounge (equipped with a super comfy couch! I dare you not to fall asleep!) while my little one got her pictures done. The whole experience was amazing and the final product is absolutely gorgeous! I'm having a hard time picking my favorite photos because they are all THAT good! I've received so many compliments on her photos! I'm already looking forward to booking my cake smash with Maxine for my daughters 1st!" ~ Kelly E. | Orange County
"Maxine is a real MASTER of her craft. She photographed my week old son and my wife and I couldn't be happier with the entire experience. The photos came out perfectly! Not only is she an amazing photographer, but she was also so incredibly gentle and caring with our little boy. Her studio in Agoura Hills is very nice and relaxing -- so much so my wife and I were tempted to fall asleep during the session! I can't recommend Maxine highly enough. She was such a pleasure to work with and we look forward to returning for more photos in the future!" ~ Daniel M | Thousand Oaks
"I did my fair share of research before I committed to a photographer. I talked to many and my gut just told me that Maxine was the one to capture our little ones newborn photos. Maxine was so sweet over the phone and over email before I actually had the chance to meet her in person, she communicated with me very well while I was at the hospital and we made an appointment for seven days after my son was born. The photo shoot session was an ABSOLUTE BLISS, my husband and I felt so comfortable and we're so happy to be taking to be working with Maxine. There is something special about her and the way she works with newborns, almost angelic. I would highly highly recommend Maxine Evans as a photographer to friends and whoever reads this post and the photos my gosh are so professional and to die for." ~ Shadi G | Brentwood
"I cannot say enough great things about Maxine and her photos. We selected Maxine to take newborn photos of our baby girl after viewing her AMAZING portfolio on her website, and we are certainly glad we did. During the photo shoot, despite the fact that our daughter seemed to be interested only in feeding and pooping and we were nervous first-time parents, Maxine made us feel so comfortable and at ease and was so patient and calming with our baby. She had an incredible energy and presence, which I believe shows through in her photos. We are so pleased with our photos and can't wait to display them throughout our home and share them with family and friends. I will recommend Maxine to anyone and everyone and can't wait to use her for future sessions!" ~ Laurie S | Los Angeles
"What an experience!! Maxine Evans Photography is an absolute WONDERFUL experience and the perfect choice for a newborn photo shoot. Maxine is an extremely professional photographer with a warmth and professionalism that goes beyond words. The studio is perfect for a newborn. It is warm, cozy and inviting. From the moment I walked in the door with my daughter, son in law and newborn grandson, this grand mom knew that the moments captured by Maxine would be absolutely perfect and would be cherished forever. When the images arrived (very quick delivery), we were not disappointed and put us all in "happy" tears. Don't second guess - Maxine Evans Photography is the photographer and studio you are looking for!!" ~ Marla T. | Los Angeles
"I was very lucky I waited until the last minute to book my newborn photos because I ended up finding Maxine! I saw her website and LOVED her photos but I wasn't sure I wanted to drive from Santa Monica to Agoura Hills with a newborn. However, she fit me into her schedule last minute with no questions asked! The drive was easier than expected and once we got there the studio was so cute and comfortable and she was incredible with my little baby boy James. You can tell she LOVES what she does and she takes the time to get each photo just right. I was beyond happy with all of my photos and the whole experience. I will be using her again for our family portraits!" ~ Sara N. | Santa Monica
"We had a WONDERFUL experience with Maxine. She is an amazing photographer and a beautiful person to work with. We couldn't be happier with the how the photo shoot went, the results were breathtaking, we are so very happy we did it!" ~ Kathleen H. | Pasadena
"From initial inquiry to final product, Maxine is GENUINE, kind, warm, fun and a class act. Her professionalism shines through in everything from her studio set-up, to the care and connection she shared with our little one. She was able to capture the absolute essence of our daughter's newly formed personality, and each shot is absolute perfection. I am only sorry I hadn't booked a newborn session with her! We'll definitely be back for more milestone sessions!" ~ Annie S. | Burbank
"Maxine is one of the BEST photographer's I've ever met. My husband and I had looked into different photographers and their reviews. Maxine by far had the best reviews. Not only did we feel her warmth and sincerity. She welcomed our baby boy who was just under a month old with opened arms. Our son had undergone heart surgery only a few days after being born. A parents worst nightmare. He is all better now. We thank god as we are truly blessed. We wanted to ensure we choose the right photographer for our son. Someone with patience, hands of silk and loving. Maxine helped captured these one in a life time moments for us. What's even more special is Maxine checks in every now and then to see how our son is doing. How awesome is that!!!! Another reason why we are so lucky to have choose you. So caring and loving. Our son is 10 months now and we continue to come to her. Thank you Maxine for being you! We love you." ~ Cathy D. | Simi Valley
"Maxine Evans was just absolutely amazing with our lil newborn . She truly is a BABY WHISPERER! Her studio was great, cozy and very clean. The turn around time for our proofs was fast and efficient. Our lil one's pictures came out so beautiful and perfect, we couldn't be any more pleased with how amazing of a job she did." ~ Antoinette M. | Los Angeles
"Maxine is the best. So PROFESSIONAL and creative. I only wish I knew her before my first baby was born. Maxine has a beautiful, calm demeanor and does fabulous work. That's why we have chosen to hire her for our holiday photo sessions as well as for our most recent maternity and newborn shoots. She's tops and her work is stellar. Can't wait to work with her again." ~ Marnie C. | Woodland Hills
"She truly has a GIFT! We worked with Maxine for a newborn session in 2014 and a mommy n me session last weekend (And have several more sessions booked). As a first time mom who spent years trying for a child, we wanted someone who excelled at capturing these special moments - time is already going by so quickly! We did extensive research and are so glad we chose Maxine. The images far exceeded anything i could have imagined. Love the sneak peeks and the ability to customize packages, too. 5 OUT OF 5 STARS! Highly recommend Maxine!!" ~ Renee C. | Los Angeles
"Maxine is AMAZING! The best of the best. We are so thrilled with our newborn photos and can't wait to book another shoot in the future! We booked a last minute session for our 13 day old and Maxine couldn't have been more helpful. The online booking process was very convenient and communication was prompt and very professional. The studio is gorgeous and clean and we had no doubts handing our newborn over to Maxine's care during the shoot. Our son was just coming out of his super sleepy phase yet Maxine was able to work her magic and capture beautiful images despite his fussiness. We will never use another photographer again - Maxine is simply wonderful!" ~ Kara R. | Santa Monica
"One of the best newborn/maternity photographers out there!!! Maxine is the SWEETEST highly recommended!" ~ Chantal D. | Los Angeles
"I came across Maxine's portfolio and instantly fell in love with her work!! I knew that she had to shoot my baby photos. She is a baby whisperer and an amazing photographer. Moreover, she is super gentle with my baby. My baby was laughing and smiling through the whole session. She made all of us feel so comfortable in her beautiful, clean and well equip studio. She have such good aura, positive energy and a pleasure to be around. The experience was definitely great I already know that I will be be booking more sessions with her. I highly recommend Evans Photography to everyone!! Thank you Maxine!!" ~ Kristen C. | Los Angeles
"Probably the MOST amazing newborn photographer you will ever find. Maxine is the professional photographer you can only dream about. She is attentive, caring, gentle and most of all she works with your little one not the other way around. She takes photography to the level of art. I have taken both of my girls to her and everyone says how beautiful the pictures awe of them. Trust me the only disappointment you will have is that you didn't book her earlier." ~ Tori D. | Camarillo
"Maxine is hands down the best photographer! EVER! Her studio is very clean, warm and very beautiful! We LOVE Maxine and her gift to capture wonderful, precious photographs. TEN BIG STARS" ~ Lennie S. | Santa Rosa Valley
'SPECTACULAR photos, surpassed only by Maxine's professionalism and friendliness. We were in a crunch to book newborn photos as Baby Bryce came early and we hadn't yet booked a photographer. We also debated spending a substantial amount on the photos as every photographer we were looking at was not worth the investment (in our opinion) - until we saw Maxine's website. We called her immediately and she was able to accommodate us the next day. She was so friendly and her studio was amazing. Warm, clean and beautiful. We were happy but Baby Bryce was not - he definitely gave Maxine a run for her money, but she impressed us with her handling of our very feisty and fussy baby. I can't recommend her enough. We will definitely be back for Bryce's 7 month photos and I'm sure after that. Thank you for everything Maxine!" ~ Bianca R. | N. Hollywood
"My only regret of motherhood thus far is not booking a newborn session with Maxine when I had the chance. But lesson learned and we have been lucky enough to have done two photo shoots with her since then. Maxine is absolutely great with our daughter - patient, attentive & sweetly engaging. She is incredibly in tune with baby's mood and is beautifully creative with the poses, backgrounds, outfits, accessories, etc. Her studio is gorgeous, comfortable, safe & warm (both in atmosphere & in temperature for baby's comfort). And then there's the end result - the finished photos. For that, I simply cannot find words. Visit her website, look at the images and you will see exactly what I mean. Maxine has captured PRICELESS, precious moments for us and as long as her studio is open, we hope to have her capture many, many more. Thank you Maxine!!!" ~ Holly L. | Agoura Hills
"Maxine is an AMAZING photographer we had such a great experience during our newborn session and our pics turned out phenomenal. We look forward to working with her again!" ~ Michelle S. | Encino
"Maxine is absolutely amazing! Not only is incredibly kind but she is extremely TALENTED and so good with babies! I have visited her twice...once for newborn pics of my daughter and then again when my daughter was 7 months old. The pictures are priceless and I will cherish them forever. I can't express how happy I am with all the photos. I'm so glad I got all of the pics.....they are once in a lifetime moments that Maxine captured beautifully. She is the best!" Jodi S. | Century City
"Despite getting in contact with Maxine towards the end of my pregnancy, she accommodated my newborn session. I really loved the look of her newborn photos on her website, and I just couldn't wait to deliver. Towards the end of my pregnancy, I experienced some unexpected news and Maxine was warm and calm. Unfortunately, she suffered an injury around the same time. I was given three options to choose from, and I knew canceling was not an option. Maxine went above and beyond for my newborn session. She contacted another photographer to come to her studio to shoot the session, and she was able to have my baby come in just before the 10 day mark. The studio was warm and inviting. Emphasis on warm since it comforts the baby. Funny enough is that I dozed off on her comfortable couch. Despite only working with one arm, the whole process was SEAMLESS and comfortable, not only for baby, but for the parents as well. You can tell she loves what she does and you just can't help but fall in love with her personality. I wish I wasn't moving because I would have loved for Maxine to shoot my baby's future milestones." ~ Nash S. | Los Angeles
"The BEST of best. Super professional, great with kids, very kind and sweet." Lucine K. | Burbank
"Was amazed at how well Maxine and all those who help her were able to control our infant to get some dreamy, heavenly photos of our baby. She was warm, welcoming and handled our baby with care. We were very happy with the results we got. Maxine was patient to get the right shot with her clever props and comforting photo environment. :-) We would definitely recommend her for your newborn photo session." ~ Nathan | Newport Beach
"If you are looking for timeless photos of your newborns, Maxine is the one for you. She photographed my daughter at just 7 days old and it was truly remarkable to watch. Maxine handled my daughter like she was her own. Her finesse and touch made me so at ease and comfortable to watch. Thank you Maxine for a once in a lifetime experience and the most BEAUTIFUL pictures of my baby girl." ~ Chantel E. ~ Thousand Oaks
"I couldn't give any higher praise to Maxine! Not only is she a talented photographer, but she has old school film knowledge and literally years and years of EXPERIENCE to boot. In case you haven't noticed, everyone claims to be a photographer now, but rarely do any of them have more than just a few years of experience. I can not urge you enough to do your research first!!" ~ Kristie L. | Westlake Village
"Maxine is AMAZING! She has captured the best photos of our little granddaughter. Her studio is professional and so chic. So peaceful and enjoyable to go have your little ones pics taken, and you know she will capture the best moments." ~ Laura N. | Thousand Oaks
"Maxine is an INCREDIBLE photographer! If you want beautiful images of your infant, she will deliver, no doubt!" ~ Mark L. | Fullerton
"I really enjoyed being there it was so much fun! I felt like a CELEBRITY being pampered and all. If I could do it all over again I would but my tribe is full lol I will be seeing you soon Maxine. Im just waiting for lil man to sit up on his own Thank you for your hard work and unselfish support for the military!! You truly are a GEM" ~ Danielle H. | Los Angeles
"Maxine is an AMAZING photographer to work with and her warmth and enthusiasm made it an incredible experience for my son and daughter-in-law and their newborn baby girl! She truly has passion and commitment towards taking the most creative, beauty and adorable pictures that are beyond priceless! Each photograph shows the sweetness and love my son and daughter-in-law have for one another and for their precious baby.. There is such a variety of adorable pictures that captures their baby, and each setting is thought out perfectly! Having pictures taken by Maxine is a privilege and a gift!!" ~ Gail S | Hidden Hills
"Maxine was excellent with my son Michael and daughter Laila. During the whole process, she was punctual and occasionally checked in to see how things were. At the shoot, she was extremely patient with my children and did a great job! Her assistant was very helpful and she provided me with my gallery very quickly! I was very impressed and happy on how my children's pictures came out :) thank you Maxine!" ~ Danielle T | Los Angeles
"Maxine took the most incredible photos of our then 9 day old baby boy! We had originally planned for September but when the lil man decided to make an early appearance she moved around her schedule to fit us in. She is extremely prompt with any email you send her and gets back to you quickly. Don't be frightened by her prices because it's 100% worth every penny. Her studio is beautiful and spotless, and she Has everything set up so it's comfortable for both baby and the parents. So comfortable in fact that daddy took a nap during our session! Our pictures turned out so great in fact every single one is so good it's impossible to choose. She is not only a skilled photographer but skilled with babies. She changed his diaper right off the bat to bond with him. We were so pleased with the whole experience I highly recommend her!!! And she doesn't even mind any of the newborn pee and poop, she expects it!" ~ Peggy E. | Santa Monica
"Maxine is an incredible photographer who holds herself to the HIGHEST standards. Her work is gorgeous and her studio is spotless and inviting. I was skeptical when I found her on google, but then a friend of a friend recommended her so I thought I would give her a try. I hired her for both the newborn session and a maternity session. I can't say enough nice things about her. I wasn't sure how I would feel handing my 6 day old baby over to a stranger, but after meeting Maxine, I honestly never hesitated. She is a baby whisperer! And as a first-time-mom, she knew more about newborns and safety than I did.
All of our photos are stunning and she was extremely fast with producing the edited proofs. We had a few sneak peaks on the same day as the shoot. We love the photos so much that we are going back for a milestone session in a few weeks!
Lastly, Maxine is a lovely, sweet and honest person, who has become my friend over the last several months. If you visit her Facebook page, you can see how loved she is by all of her clients!" ~ Ariel R. | Studio City
"Maxine was wonderful with our 6 month old! She knew exactly what to do and say to make our son comfortable with her and the camera! Also, every single picture turned out amazing, making it extremely difficult to choose from them all. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful photography experience." ~ Jessi O. | Los Angeles
"I'm so thrilled that we went to Maxine to photograph our newborn baby daughter!! A friend of my sister had highly recommended going to Maxine Evans for baby photographs. She is a very warm & sweet person to meet and I really enjoyed the time we were together during the photo session. Watching Maxine work in her studio was MAGICAL!!! She has a natural talent of capturing the most amazing photos! She was so gentle and careful with our baby and had an amazing way of soothing her and making sure she was comfortable & happy. She also really took her time with our photo session and was so patient until she captured just the right shots. The photos, took my breath away! Each photo of our baby girl is so beautiful, it was hard to pick a favorite! We are very happy that we found Maxine and I have already booked our next session in 6 mos. I would highly recommend going to Maxine for beautiful professional photography. And she is a truly lovely person to meet!! ~ Laura M. | Woodland Hills
"I had the most AMAZING EXPERIENCE with Maxine! The photos of my son were so adorable that it was extremely hard to pick my top 20!! Maxine was very sweet, professional and so gentle with my baby. I would definitely recommend her for your babies 1st photos!!" ~ Elizabeth R. | Woodland Hills
"Maxine captured the essence of my 6 day old granddaughter and 4 yr old grandson and my daughter in a profound way that touched me deeply. Only someone with extreme patience, self discipline, tenacity, a keen eye for detail and a loving heart can do what Maxine does. Her gentle touch doesn't disturb the newest souls that have come to earth to grace us with their presence as she creates a lifelong memory of a image that can sometimes be lost with time. Babies teach us what unconditional love is and Maxine's photos allow us to FOREVER appreciate the beautiful gift that they are when they come into our lives." Jeri O. | Los Angeles
"Maxine is one of the most kind hearted and amazing photographers I have ever met. The best photographs are taken with love, emotion and CARE for her subjects and she absolutely has that!" ~ Devon C. | Calabasas
"My first encounter with Maxine was during Operation Shower Feb. 2013. I was blown away by her energy and amazing personality. I knew I wanted her to photograph my son when he was born. In July my precious bundle was born and Maxine delivered the most peaceful and beautiful photographs despite a very challenging shoot. My son was a very unhappy newborn with digestive issues - but Maxine was patient, CARING and supportive to work with. You would never know by looking at the gorgeous photos that my poor babe was so miserable. I was so impressed with Maxine that I have been back for two additional shoots for my children. Each time I am overwhelmed by Maxine's wonderful character and memorable photos. I would highly recommend her!" ~ Dianna M. | Pt. Hueneme
"Maxine is amazing. She took pics of my newborn and my 3 and 4 year olds. She was so patient with all the kids. I was nervous she wouldn't get good pics because my older ones weren't cooperating but she took beautiful pics. She handled my newborn so gently and took such good care of her. She is a great photographer with a GENTLE, loving nature about her. I highly recommend!!!" ~ Ali S. | Calabasas
"Maxine took photos of my 8 day old son and I can whole heartily RECOMMEND her to anyone looking for a newborn photographer - She truly is the baby whisperer and new parent whisperer too! Maxine made me feel at ease before, during and after our portrait session. She quickly responded to any questions or concerns I had when scheduling and emailed pre-session instructions so I knew what to expect. Her studio was welcoming and beautifully decorated - I especially enjoyed the wall of props with beautiful wraps. I was never worried about my newborn's SAFETY during the shoot and Maxine made it clear that she put his safety first before "getting the shot". (She was understanding that he might make a mess, although we were fortunate that he didn't!) After the shoot, Maxine was quick to put up a few preview shots on Facebook (with my blessing) before adding the final images to her password protected client gallery on her website. The images she captured are simply breathtaking and will make the perfect birth announcements and wonderful gifts to grandparents. I will definitely be returning to Maxine with my son and future siblings!" ~ Kate B. | Thousand Oaks
"Sooooo in love with baby Enzo Mateo's photos. We literally cannot stop looking at his photos. Is there a word beyond "madly in love"? I'd like to know! Your work is truly a piece of art. Beautiful! Gorgeous! SPECTACULAR!" ~ Angie G. | Los Angeles
"I recently had a newborn shoot with Maxine Evans. She made us feel at home from the second we walked in the door. Her studio is lovely and was super inviting. My baby was a little fussy and did not want to fall asleep and Maxine had the magic touch. She had room heaters and white sound noise which calmed him right down. She truly is a "BABY WHISPERER." The next day she even had some sneak peaks of our session online and I love them all. Maxine is very talented and I would highly recommend her. Can't wait for our next photoshoot!!" ~ Brittany A. | Thousand Oaks
"I just had the pleasure of meeting Maxine and having her photograph our little girl! We all bonded right away and were so amazed at how she put our "usually timid around new people" toddler at ease. She made her feel like the queen! I was so impressed with her studio. So serene and perfect! Beautifully decorated and very peaceful. All of her backgrounds and outfits were beautifully thought out before we got there. During the shoot Maxine was FUN and engaging! I love the sides she was able to bring out of our little girl. We would recommend Maxine Evans Photography to everyone. You will love Maxine, your photo shoot experience, and your child's portraits! I love all the pictures she took! It's nearly impossible to choose which ones to get!!" ~ Heather G. | Agoura Hills
"Maxine could not be more incredible! Not only does she capture beautiful images, but she does so in the most amazingly gentle and patient way! She was phenomenal with our little man! Her studio was warm and inviting and everything was extremely professional which made us feel at ease while Maxine worked with our newborn! The photos are stunning and we would recommend Maxine to everyone looking for a trusted and talented photographer to capture the sweetness of their little one!" ~ Katie M | Newbury Park
"I flew in from Hawaii to have Maxine do my daughter's one year portraits, and they turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Maxine really has an eye for setting up great shots and the talent to capture them perfectly! Her studio is gorgeous and is set up so nicely. On top of producing amazing images, Maxine was also a pleasure to work with through the entire process from booking to purchasing images. She was very accommodating to some adjustments I needed to make to our time frame, and I was very impressed when she had my images up in a gallery the day after my daughter's session. I hope to make it back to her studio in the future for more sessions, and I definitely recommend her!" ~ Kelsy S. | Koloa, HI
"The session was so easy as Maxine made me feel so comfortable. She knew exactly what to say to get me to relax and what to do to get my horse to look right at her. She captured so many beautiful moments. Her eye for setting and lighting is unmatched. She is a true ARTIST." ~ Kate C. | Agoura Hills
"I was lucky enough to be able to accompany my daughter and her new baby to the studio--not only is Maxine is a gifted photographer and knows how to make you feel at ease and comfortable the minute you meet her, she is very accommodating to all the needs of a nursing mother who just gave birth less than a week before! She becomes you new wonderful friend during the 3-hour photo shoot (and beyond--I hope!). The experience of bringing a new baby to Maxine would be a very rewarding one--even if she weren't taking photos. She takes such care when handling your baby, has such warmth in her hands as she handles your baby, and takes all the time she needs to get the baby to be positioned in the way she feels would make the best shots. Her studio is very warm and comfortable. If the newborn messes, it does not bother her in the least. She so PATIENT and calm if the baby gets fussy and/or needs to eat. (She knows that's what babies do.) My daughter and I watched as she placed all the blankies, hats, head bands, etc. needed on the baby to make her look soooo precious in all the photos. And she even let us look at some of the digital pics as she was taking them! Of course, all the pictures turned out so beautiful--which makes it very difficult not to pik all of them. We love Maxine Evans and can't say enough good things about her work and her! Thank you, Maxine!" ~ Etta A. | Calabasas
"Maxine Evans is amazing!!! Her work is IMPECCABLE and I couldn't be happier with my little girl's photos. She is quick and passionate about her work. I can't wait to book another session. Thanks Maxine!" ~ Kyla G. | Los Angeles
"I love Maxine! She was very patient with me and my 7 day old baby even though i came not very prepared (I didn't read her instructions before coming to the photoshoot) and baby was super cranky. She still was able to capture super cute photos because she genuinely love babies. Very tasteful and a real TALENTED professional photographer." ~ Karen R. | Newbury Park
"Maxine LOVES what she does and her passion comes across during the photo sessions!! I had just moved to CA from the east coast and was having trouble selecting a photographer for my maternity and newborn session. I spoke to several photographers and everyone seemed to be so commercial. Maxine was a breath of fresh air - she did not try to push me to buy her packages, she was very clear on what I would get from the session and there were no hidden charges that I had noticed with the other vendors. She is so sweet - she even did a birth announcement picture complimentary for us. I loved working with Maxine during my maternity session and newborn session. She is so pleasant and is so patient while talking pictures. She will hear you out and ask you what your preference is. She selects her own props which I love because the first few days with the newborn can be so hard. My husband and I just relaxed in her peaceful studio for the few hours that our daughter was being photographed by Maxine. She is also super responsive and even before our sessions she was alwyas in touch despite her busy schedule. I will definitely be going back for milestone sessions and cannot wait to see what she comes up with!! I highly recommend Maxine if you want beautiful pictures that are not over processed along with a pleasant and fun experience." ~ Pooja S. | Thousand Oaks
"Maxine photographed our new born Theodore when he was only a week old, and she really worked her MAGIC with him. My wife and i did a lot of research before deciding on Maxine to take these precious photos. I hire photographers and crew all the time with my job so i knew what to look for and she hit all the marks. She specializes in this field, and that is a huge deal. Not every photographer knows how to work with a newborn. Her studio, equipment, clothes, props, personality, everything is geared to making you and your child comfortable in order to get the best photos possible. We are thrilled with the results and intend on returning when he is older! Thanks Maxine." ~ Andrew N. | Los Angeles
"Maxine is AMAZING to work with. My baby was nothing but smiles with her during our photo shoot. I did a sitter session and am so happy I did! The photos are priceless and I will treasure them forever. She captured my 8 month old son's adorable personality in her photos. The studio has lots of natural light and she has everything you need. I brought multiple outfits for the baby, but used none. Her props are beautiful and have an elegant vintage feel. I look forward to working with Maxine again and know she will be the person I will call to schedule a newborn session as soon as we know when our next child is on the way!" - Esmeralda R. | Woodland Hills
"Maxine Evans Photography is AMAZING! Maxine photographed myself, my sister, and my mother and the pictures were wonderful. They are so soft and natural, I don't know how she does it. None of us are particularly comfortable in front of a camera, but Maxine was able to capture beautiful natural photos which we will treasure forever. Thank you Maxine, we love our family photos!!" ~ Wendy A. | Westlake Village
"This was the best baby gift ever! My family arranged a photo session with Maxine. She contacted me right away and kept in touch with me as we awaited the arrival of my baby girl. We went to her studio in Agoura Hills when my baby was just six days old! My baby was really fussy for the first hour, but Maxine didn't give up on her and even managed to get the most beautiful pictures. Maxine was so patient with my daughter and after that first hour, my little girl fell fast asleep. She posted the proofs the very next day! Maxine captured so many precious pictures that it was difficult to choose the ones I wanted to purchase. It's only been a week since our photo shoot and my baby girl has already changed and grown so much. I'm thrilled that I will always have her newborn phase captured with such MEMORABLE and beautiful pictures. I highly recommend Maxine Evans--she is truly a professional and a delight to work with!" ~ Vinn A. | Oak Park
"Maxine Evans is absolutely amazing! My daughter had been sick for a week and she was so flexible and willing to wait until she got better. Her studio is absolutely beautiful and my little one was still not back to herself but Maxine got her to laugh and took amazing shots. We absolutely LOVE her pictures. I couldn't have imagined how beautiful they would be!! Thank you Maxine!!" ~ Nicole H. | Oak Park
"Our experience with Maxine was wonderful! Her studio is beautiful, super clean and cozy for family and baby. She captured the most precious moments of our baby boy, focusing on all of his tiny features and handling him with the utmost care! We are beyond thrilled with the photos! LOVE LOVE LOVE Maxine!" ~ Madeline M. | North Hollywood
"Maxine is such a great photographer. She has taken newborn pictures of both my daughters and they came out amazing. During the newborn session, she's very attentive, patient, & GENTLE. Her studio is warm and cozy :)" ~ Erin A. | Los Angeles
"Maxine did an EXCELLENT job during our newborn's first photo shoot. She took her time and paid attention to the little details. The best part - the photos and birth announcements turned out amazing! Highly recommend. Thanks Maxine!" ~ Natasha N. | Calabasas
"Maxine is the most talented , GIFTED photographer! She has taken all the amazing pictures of Charlotte that I post !! Anyone wanting a beautiful picture to capture & treasure your special moments should give Maxine a call!" ~ Laura N. | Thousand Oaks
"Maxine Evans is the BEST PHOTOGRAPHER in town. I drove from Hollywood to Agoura Hills for the photo shoot of my 3 month old. The studio was gorgeous and Maxine had the prettiest things available for my princess! As a result of the long drive, the princess was very cranky but despite the situation Maxine took gorgeous pictures in gorgeous poses. She was gentle and so friendly, she genuinely wants you to have beautiful pictures and she'll work her butt off until she captures that smile!! I am so thankful for the experience since I was a hot mess after the birth and didn't schedule a newborn session. I will definitely go again when the baby is older!!! Visit her Facebook page to see some pictures and get an idea of the kind of magic she creates!!!" ~ Heidy F. | Hollywood
"On July 27, 2015 my beautiful daughter gave birth to her 4th child. After 3 daughters, she delivered a beautiful baby boy, Carsten in Cleveland, Ohio. On August 3rd, she moved to Agoura Hills, California with her family. Carsten had his first newborn pictures taken by Maxine Evans just a few days later, and when I saw the amazing pictures she took, I fell in love with the work she does. She not only took newborn pictures of Carsten, which were phenomenal, but Carsten with his big sisters, 14, 11 and 7, a family pic, an individual picture with proud Daddy and his first son. Those pictures were breathtaking enough, BUT then I see my daughter holding her newborn son, eyes closed and the love that showed through that picture was chilling. I will soon be visiting my daughter and her family and I am so anxious to meet Maxine and the studio in which she makes priceless memories for the families of all these little pennies from heaven. I wondered how she is able to take these newborn pictures, changing these babies into different outfits, different positions and yet the babies remain calm and sleeping. My daughter said it was amazing to watch her calm the baby between changes and that her special touch was a special gift and talent. You who have babies, know how much they do not like to be fussed with. Somehow the babies love being in Maxine's loving arms. She is indeed a special photographer with a very special talent. I truly cannot wait to meet her. Thank you Maxine for the memories you have already given me thousands of miles away. Proud and Happy Grandma xoxoxo" ~ Grandma | Ohio
Maxine was truly AMAZING! We had such a wonderful experience with her. She took our son's 6 month pictures and they came out beautiful! She was very gentle and sweet with him. We are so thrilled with our pictures and cannot wait to work with her in the future! Our only regret is not finding her sooner! ~ Natalia | Los Angeles
"Maxine Evans is the BEST photographer in town. I drove from Hollywood to Agoura Hills for the photo shoot of my 3 month old. The studio was gorgeous and Maxine had the prettiest things available for my princess! As a result of the long drive, the princess was very cranky but despite the situation Maxine took gorgeous pictures in gorgeous poses. She was gentle and so friendly, she genuinely wants you to have beautiful pictures and she'll work her butt off until she captures that smile!! I am so thankful for the experience since I was a hot mess after the birth and didn't schedule a newborn session. I will definitely go again when the baby is older!!! Visit her Facebook page to see some pictures and get an idea of the kind of magic she creates!!!" ~ Heidy F. | Hollywood
"I've looked into a number of newborn photographers around LA and I LOVE your work the most, by FAR." ~ Michelle | Westwood
"What an AMAZING experience! Maxine has such a natural talent to work with little ones - she does it with such ease that it almost looks easy! Her studio is so inviting - you don't really want to leave and watching her work is such a treat! I'm so thrilled that I picked her to take the photos of my little one - or shall I say she picked me! She managed to squeeze us into her super busy schedule with virtually no notice and I'll always be thankful for that. If couldn't recommend her highly enough! I'll definitely work with her again. Book your session now - you won't regret it!" ~ Adele H. | Los Angeles
"Maxine Evans Photography delivered more than just pictures of my baby boy and family. She created such MAGICAL memories of my family that will forever last a lifetime. Everyday I look at the pictures that she took for us and feel so grateful to have worked with such a wonderful photographer. Maxine is truly a gifted and talented photographer that will bring out the best of your little one and family. She made our family feel right at home and her studio is absolutely gorgeous. We received our photos very fast and I ended up purchasing the whole set because I love every one of them! That's how good she is!" ~ Nalia | Los Angeles
"Maxine's work is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! She gave me exactly what I was after and made the process such a breeze. Her studio is gorgeous and her selection of props/outfits is outstanding. I really hope to see her again for another brilliant shoot!" ~ Carrie R. | Oak Park
"Maxine is an AMAZING photographer . Maxine's patience to get the perfect pose is so impressive and she is a natural with babies . Maxine gets to know and understand the babies so quickly and becomes completely connected to their personality . We are in love with her work and the photos she took of our son . We would highly recommend Maxine." ~ Samantha P. | Westlake Village
"You won't find anyone more fitting to capture this brief beautiful time in your baby's life. Maxine is rare GEM in this industry. She is professional, warm, caring, and thorough in all she does, from initial booking to final product. She was wonderful in handling our 7 month old, and found a way to connect with her to let her shine naturally. Additionally, her studio is absolute perfection, with plenty of natural lighting, several sets to choose from, and a seemly endless collection of fabrics, outfits, hair pieces, props and backgrounds. This was a lovely experience, and we can't wait to go back for more sessions!" ~ Annie | Los Angeles
"Had such a great time working with Maxine! We took our little one for a sitter session and it was definitely a worthwhile investment. Maxine is so easy to work with and really set all of us at ease the second we walked into her studio. Her studio is impeccably clean and you walk in knowing she will take care of your little one from beginning to end. We had so much fun and couldn't believe the hour session just flew by. She is incredibly busy (make sure to book your session at least a month in advance!), but is quick to respond to any correspondence and very professional. We had a sneak peek of our photos the day after our photoshoot and the gallery to view a week later. The photos were an amazing quality and I know we will treasure these pictures always. Thank you Maxine for a wonderful experience!" ~ Phillis W. | Pasadena
"AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER!! We love her and her work! She is a true professional and anyone that works with her is blessed!" ~ Lauren H. | Los Angeles
"We have been really fortunate in finding a BRILLIANT and loving photographer her name is Maxine Evans. The images she produced of our baby girl are phenomenal and her studio, props and technique are that of a professional. It is not an easy task to capture the brief moments when a baby is still and willing enough to be a poised subject. But her warm personality & radiant smile works through the lens and produces gold. If you want to capture the best moments of your little ones life do yourself a favor and book her immediately." ~ Garry S. | Sherman Oaks
"Maxine is truly the BEST! I did my research well before choosing a newborn photographer for my daughter 2 years ago and I knew I made the right decision. I was so happy with the result I came back for my son's newborn session 3 weeks ago. My son was a bit fussy during the shoot but Maxine was such a pro and handled him very well. The pictures came out beautifully. You just need to relax in her amazing and cozy studio and let her do her work. Thank you so much Maxine for capturing both my daughter and son, couldn't ask for more!" Lisa G | Los Angeles
"We drove 2 hours to get to Maxine for our baby boys photo shoot and she did not disappoint. We love our pictures and have received so many WONDERFUL compliments on them. Thank you Maxine!" ~ Pooja P. | Orange County
"Maxine has an AMAZING gift. My 9 month twin daughters are a handful and Maxine had them captivated in seconds. The photos came out beautifully. I was so worried since Lexie would NOT STAY STILL!!! She captured their hearts and spirit in every photograph. Thank you Maxine." ~ Elenie M. | Burbank
"If you’re thinking about getting some pictures done of your newborn, you can stop looking now. I promise Maxine won’t just take pictures of your baby, she will capture moments that you will cherish for a lifetime. I’m in the entertainment business and have done thousands of photo shoots, but there was just something about Maxine’s photos that made me want her to be the one to shoot my daughter. Once I contacted her, she was quick to respond, knew her stuff and really put me at ease.
I really wish I would have known about Maxine when my son was born 2 years ago. I’m just so thankful that I found her for my daughter. We planned for her photo shoot to happen when she was 5 days old. It was perfect! At that point, my baby just wanted to sleep all the time (which is what you want!) and she was still in that jello stage.
Maxine brings you in and gets acquainted with your baby in a warm and cozy studio. She has everything you need (diapers, wipes & a changing table anyone?!) and then tells you to sit back and relax while she takes over. She was so great with my baby girl, holding her close and talking to her when she was moving her around or trying to position her a certain way. Maxine just knows all the tricks…and at one point, I think I said to myself that she must be the ‘baby whisperer’!
So, if you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to have professional pictures done of your baby, I want you to know it’s SO WORTH IT!!! They’re only this little for such a short time…and Maxine will make sure you’ll have that moment in time captured FOREVER! I promise you, you won’t regret it!" ~ Leeann T | West Hills
"Our experience was Maxine was EXCELLENT Our baby arrived early and she was able to find time in her schedule for a newborn session within a week. She’s very responsive and professional. We were able to select a few color schemes and insisted on a few must have shots that we liked from her portfolio. She accommodated our requests and delivered an awesome range of photos while attending to our son with care and patience. I couldn’t recommend her studio more. The combination of her talent and our son’s handsomeness really produced something magical. The session took about 3 hours and we were even offered beverages and Netflix streaming while we waited." ~ Waleed L. | Los Angeles
"I am SO glad I did my newborn shoot with Maxine. The pictures are PRICELESS, and the experience was great! I was late to schedule my shoot, and Maxine was kind enough to squeeze us into her busy schedule. And because my little girl was a little older than the ideal "newborn-shoot" age, she was more challenging to shoot, but Maxine was so patient with her, and such a pleasure to be around. I would VERY highly recommend Maxine Evans Photography to anyone (and already have to my friends). Book with Maxine - you will not regret it!" ~ Krystal D. | Hidden Hills
"Maxine was absolutely amazing! We had no idea what to expect since it's our first baby, but she far surpassed any expectations we may have had. She was so patient and well prepared for all accidents (caused by our precious baby boy) and never broke a sweat. She made us feel at ease during the whole experience. I wouldn't hesitate to go back to her, or to recommend her to others. And of course the photos themselves turned out incredible. We look at them constantly and couldn't be happier with the results." ~ Natalie C. | Agoura Hills
"We took one look at Maxine's website and I knew that she had to shoot Kenley's newborn photos. The booking process was super easy which is was perfect for a 9 month pregnant woman! The studio is conveniently located and a beautiful and cozy place. Maxine is extremely welcoming and took amazing care of our 6 day old daughter. Even though she was a little bit of a handful, Maxine would reassure my husband and I that she was going to get amazing photos. And of course, she did not disappoint! The photos of Kenley are absolutely beautiful and they have continued to be a topic of conversation amongst family and friends. We stare at them daily, maybe even hourly! We were so thrilled with the photos that we have already booked a mini sitter session in 6 months. We cannot pass up the opportunity for Maxine to capture our daughter's milestones. We can't thank Maxine enough for these BEAUTIFUL memories!" ~ Rebecca S. | Los Angeles
"Maxine took beautiful pictures of our newborn and working with her was such a PLEASANT experience, she's so nice!! The actual photo shoot was so easy and relaxing for us, and we got our pictures very quickly. Great experience and great photos can't ask for more!" ~ Sonal K. | Los Angeles
"Maxine is a PHENOMENAL photographer! I am so impressed by how she meticulously prepared for each pose and how patient she was with our newborn daughter. She created such adorable poses with special positions and incorporated beautiful props like soft blankets and gorgeous outfits (skirts, pants, headbands, etc.). Her studio is gorgeous and even more important, clean! She had everything in the studio from a breastfeeding pillow to changing station to an area with snacks and beverages. She is so friendly and kind which made both us feel comfortable and at ease. I am glad that we found Maxine and plan to come back to capture more special moments!" ~ Stephanie I. | Los Angeles
"When I was looking for a newborn photographer, I was very selective on who I would want to photograph my newborn baby boy. After searching Yelp and Pinterest, I found Maxine Evans. Her portfolio on her website was absolutely FLAWLESS and I knew she was the photographer I was looking for! Maxine kept in touch throughout the end of my pregnancy and made sure to schedule us in when he was born. Maxine did the most phenomenal job on our baby's photos. We couldn't have wished for a better photographer. She was so gentle, sweet, caring and compassionate with our son. Her studio is very warm and welcoming. I will be recommending Maxine Evans photography to all of my family and friends in need of a photographer. Thank you Maxine for taking such great care of us and most importantly, our baby boy." ~ Tanya M. | Agoura Hills
"Maxine is a wonderful woman and BABY WHISPERER. She had my little one out, and looking so incredibly cute. I found myself constantly watching the magic. I don't know how she does it, but it definitely was such a fun and wonderful experience. Will absolutely come to her for all of my future newborn babies." ~ Ren Z. | West Los Angeles
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting your newborn pictures taken with Maxine. I didn't make arrangements in advance and she managed to squeeze me in right before Christmas when my daughter was 11 days old. This is my first child and at the time was feeling quite overwhelmed. Maxine made the whole experience so easy, my husband and I were able to relax while she was busy taking the most amazing pictures of my daughter that we will cherish forever and Maxine did everything while we were there even changed her diapers and kept her clean. I will be definitely going back when my daughter is about 6 months to get more pictures taken. Highly recommend" ~ Martina P. | Pacific Palisades
"I only have wonderful things to say about Maxine, her staff and her PRISTINE studio. If you haven't already, just take a look at her online gallery - you will be impressed!. She takes beautiful photographs and you are going to get some great shots of your little one. I got some priceless photos of my 2 sons together... her work is just amazing. I was a little nervous about bringing our 2.5 year old and our newborn, but we felt very supported. Maxine is super warm and we were all very comfortable around her. We definitely recommend Maxine!" ~ Lindsay B | Los Angeles
"Maxine makes taking photos a PURE JOY! From the moment you walk into her studio you feel like you are walking into her home. She has everything you need to make your shoot comfortable. I usually spent the weeks before a photoshoot stressing about the perfect outfit and accessories, but Maxine has a wonderful selection of adorable outfits and accessories to create a timeless classic look. Maxine truly is an artist! She takes the time to let your child get comfortable with her to ensure she can get the best pictures. There is nothing Maxine wont do to get the perfect shot! You will be so happy that your booked a photoshoot with Maxine!" ~ Jackie L. | Calabasas
"Maxine did our sweet little girls newborn shoot and we could not have been HAPPIER!! From the moment you walk in her studio is spectacular and you and greeted by the most loving and caring person Maxine! Some people take pictures just because they have a great eye she has a true passion and talent especially with babies! Within 24 hours we had a few sample shoots that left tears in our eyes!! Those shoots have created some of the best memories and something we will always cherish! Hopefully when we have another baby in the future Maxine will take more pictures for us!! We love her work can't wait to use her again and have already recommended her to many people we know!" ~ Lauren K. | Oak Park
"We received the album and birth announcement and absolutely LOVE them. Wow! The whole package was great - the box, paper and stickers you used. It was a pleasure to open it.We had an amazing experience with you from beginning to end and would very highly recommend you to our friends." ~ Elena | Holmby Hills "Working with Maxine as our newborn photographer was such a WONDERFUL experience from start to finish and my husband and I can't recommend her services enough! If you are looking for a newborn photographer, look no further! The quality of the experience, and of course the amazing photos, is worth every cent. When I first reached out to Maxine for details about her services months before my due date, she responded right away answering all my questions and stayed in contact during the entire process. As a first time mom, I was definitely nervous and sleep deprived so taking our baby out of the house for the photoshoot with him only a week old seemed overwhelming but it was anything but. As soon as we arrived at her studio (which is so beautiful, clean and serene) we felt completely comfortable. Maxine was so wonderful with our son during the entire shoot keeping him happy, soothed and warm. My husband and I were able to relax as she has a separate room for the parents where you can relax, enjoy provided snacks and pump or nurse if needed while watching Maxine with your baby. The whole experience was very relaxing and comforting for both baby and parents! We received a sneak peek that night and then all our photos only about a week later. We are in love with our photos! They are absolutely flawless- just gorgeous and amazing quality. I can't recommend Maxine enough! Truly an expert in her field and she has a magic "baby whisperer" touch- I think that is most important when trusting someone with your baby so early in life. Don't hesitate to book if you are thinking about it, she books up fasts d I can see why! We look forward to working with her again in the future hopefully and will cherish our photos forever. Thank you Maxine!!!" ~ Erin F. | Pasadena
"Maxine is an AMAZING Newborn Photographer who strives for perfection and genuinely loves babies and her career!
I loved that she gathered information about my style and taste prior to our session and had the newborn props set up accordingly upon our arrival. My daughters newborn photos are absolutely beautiful and blend perfectly into her room.
Maxine's studio is immaculate, well organized and cozy. The lounge area is comfortable and well stocked with snacks and beverages. As soon as my daughter and I got settled, Maxine went to her work and I got to relax. After seeing Maxine's work online, I was comfortable with sitting back(peeking over every now and then of course) and putting my faith in her work.
Maxine works magic with the camera lens! I'm so excited for my daughters upcoming 1 year old photo shoot." ~ Jennifer C. | West Hollywood
"We had the BEST experience with Maxine!! Her serene studio is clean and bright. She took the most amazing photos of all three of my children and I get tears in my eyes daily when I look at them!! I couldn't recommend her any more more highly!!!" ~ Amy G. | Westlake Village
"Maxine did our newborn photo shoot last week. We were not sure what to expect since our baby was only 6 days old, but Maxine was GREAT. She has a great demeanor, very pleasant and was fantastic with our new bundle of joy. She was responsive and thorough in email communication before and after the shoot.
The studio itself is clean and has a nicely appointed waiting areas for parents while she gets all the treasured photos (you are able to watch her work as well).
We also got a preview of the photos and they are FANTASTIC. This was a truly worthwhile investment that we will treasure forever. Maxine was a joy to work with and her product is great. Highly recommend." ~ Dustin M. | Los Angeles
"I had the pleasure of working with this AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHER! Her studio is very clean and very cozy. She has a little set up that you can wait in the lounge with tea/coffee and little snacks while the photo shoot of your bundle of joy is debuting.
Maxine is such a sweet woman, really felt comfortable with my new born. She cared and handle my newborn as if she was hers. My baby even pooped all over her linens in one of the shoot and she was so gracious about it!! I think she even got some poop on her.., still no complaints! Yuck! Poor Maxine... Hahaha This is very important to feel that comfort and safety from a stranger!
Now let's talk about her work. She's amazing, she has a real eye for what will work and not!!! Could not be happier to choose Maxine to take these once in a life time moments with your newborn. Bonus, I felt a bit bloated from all the IV drips, she knew exactly how to position me to make me look my best even thou I was wiped out exhausted look... She still was able to capture that special moment of pure love in the pictures. I normally hate picture of myself and to actually like them in my condition... I would definitely give her more stars if I could!!! Love her!" ~ Kendra H. | Marina Del Rey
Maxine is an AMAZING Newborn Photographer who strives for perfection and genuinely loves babies and her career!
I loved that she gathered information about my style and taste prior to our session and had the newborn props set up accordingly upon our arrival. My daughters newborn photos are absolutely beautiful and blend perfectly into her room.
Maxine's studio is immaculate, well organized and cozy. The lounge area is comfortable and well stocked with snacks and beverages. As soon as my daughter and I got settled, Maxine went to her work and I got to relax. After seeing Maxine's work online, I was comfortable with sitting back(peeking over every now and then of course) and putting my faith in her work.
Maxine works magic with the camera lens! I'm so excited for my daughters upcoming 1 year old photo shoot. :) ~ Jennifer C. | West Hollywood
"Maxine is a PHENOMENAL photographer! I am so impressed by how she meticulously prepared for each pose and how patient she was with our newborn daughter. She created such adorable poses with special positions and incorporated beautiful props like soft blankets and gorgeous outfits (skirts, pants, headbands, etc.). Her studio is gorgeous and even more important, clean! She had everything in the studio from a breastfeeding pillow to changing station to an area with snacks and beverages.She is so friendly and kind which made both us feel comfortable and at ease. I am glad that we found Maxine and plan to come back to capture more special moments!" ~ Stephanie I. | NYC
"Our experience with Maxine was nothing but AMAZING. She was prompt with correspondence and very understanding and accommodating when we had to reschedule our newborn shoot due to our baby having jaundice.
We were very impressed with Maxine's studio. It was spacious organized and completely professional. Maxine had all props, backgrounds, and outfits styled prior to our shoot. It was so exciting seeing everything set up.
The lounge area inside the studio was beyond comfortable, elegant, and came stocked with snacks and beverages. Maxine really tries to make the entire experience stress free and as relaxing as possible. After meeting Maxine we were completely comfortable handing over our newborn baby to her so she could work her magic. She was gentle and caring and we trusted her. It was also nice that you could see the studio from the lounge so you could check in on your little one.
Unfortunately our baby was not cooperating and had a hard time staying asleep. As my anxiety grew worrying we would never get our perfect newborn shots Maxine's calm demeanor was so reassuring and refreshing. I am beyond impressed with the images Maxine was able to capture. Every outfit she chose, every pose she chose, the lighting and the angles; every picture is perfect. It was absolutely worth the money and I would 100% recommend her to any prospective clients/friends." Alicia C. | Santa Barbara
"Maxine Evans did the most AMAZING job taking newborn photos of our 6 day old baby girl. As a new mom, putting your brand new baby into anyone's hands can be a bit scary. As soon as we walked into Maxine's studio we felt at ease. She is so kind and professional! The entire studio is geared to make the babies and parents super comfortable. We were in and out in about 2 hours, and a few days later she sent us the proofs, which are AMAZING. Each photo was cuter than the next! The hardest part of the whole thing is picking which pictures you want blown up!! Maxine Evans will be out first call for any photos of our children." ~ Tracy B. | Los Angeles
I highly recommend getting your newborn pictures taken with Maxine. I didn't make arrangements in advance and she managed to squeeze me in right before Christmas when my daughter was 11 days old. This is my first child and at the time was feeling quite overwhelmed. Maxine made the whole experience so easy, my husband and I were able to relax while she was busy taking the most amazing pictures of my daughter that we will cherish forever and Maxine did everything while we were there even changed her diapers and kept her clean. I will be definitely going back when my daughter is about 6 months to get more pictures taken. Highly recommend!" ~ Martina P. | Los Angeles
"Working with Maxine as our newborn photographer was such a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE from start to finish and my husband and I can't recommend her services enough! If you are looking for a newborn photographer, look no further! The quality of the experience, and of course the amazing photos, is worth every cent.
When I first reached out to Maxine for details about her services months before my due date, she responded right away answering all my questions and stayed in contact during the entire process. As a first time mom, I was definitely nervous and sleep deprived so taking our baby out of the house for the photo shoot with him only a week old seemed overwhelming but it was anything but. As soon as we arrived at her studio (which is so beautiful, clean and serene) we felt completely comfortable. Maxine was so wonderful with our son during the entire shoot keeping him happy, soothed and warm. My husband and I were able to relax as she has a separate room for the parents where you can relax, enjoy provided snacks and pump or nurse if needed while watching Maxine with your baby.
The entire experience was very relaxing and comforting for both baby and parents! We received a sneak peek that night and then all our photos only about a week later. We are in love with our photos! They are absolutely flawless- just gorgeous and amazing quality. I can't recommend Maxine enough! Truly an expert in her field and she has a magic "baby whisperer" touch- I think that is most important when trusting someone with your baby so early in life. Don't hesitate to book if you are thinking about it, she books up fasts d I can see why! We look forward to working with her again in the future hopefully and will cherish our photos forever. Thank you Maxine!!!" ~ Erin F. | Pasadena
"Maxine is AMAZING! Unfortunately, we didn't know about her when we did our newborn photos, but when time came for a sitter session for our little one, Maxine was first on my list. We had to wait weeks for an opening, which in baby times can mean an eternity, but it was so worth the wait! Our little one was not interested in napping that day and we walked into Maxine's studio not knowing what to expect.Maxine was able to keep him fully engaged and entertained the entire session! He was smiles from ear to ear, not worried about what mommy and daddy were doing or where they were. He even crawled over and gave Maxine his first ever hug! Our experience will always be a memorable one to say the least.
The studio and setups are angelic and befitting of precious little ones. And the work product - perfection! I can't wait to hang our pictures all over our house!" ~ Jessica H | Westlake Village
"I found Maxine through Instagram when I first became pregnant and immediately knew I wanted her to photograph our baby girl. My only hesitation was that her studio was over an hour away and traveling with a newborn through LA traffic freaked me out. I shared my concerns and Maxine assured me that it would be OK and she has had plenty of clients come from even further distances. I'm so happy we made the trip! Maxine made us feel very comfortable when arriving and our baby felt very at home in her cozy, warm studio. Maxine took her time with our baby and we never felt rushed. Maxine was an absolute natural and I felt very at ease handing my new baby over to her. It was a positive experience for us and we would happily refer Maxine to anyone looking to have professional newborn photos taken. We are thrilled with our baby's photos!" ~ Jami A. | La Verne
"To say that I got LUCKY to find Maxine as my daughter's photographer is an understatement. A few months before I was due, I randomly searched for a newborn photographer online. I did a little research, looked at several photographers' portfolios, and even priced a few out. Maxine happened to be one of them. She promptly replied to my inquiry and after a few emails back and forth, I felt like I clicked with her right away and made the decision to choose her (and of course I liked her website and portfolio the most!). Best decision I could have made. Not only is she amazing at what she does, but has the most caring and warm personality one could ever find. She takes care of everything during the shoot from feeding to changing diapers (I was not expecting that!). Her studio has a wonderful setup...the parents can relax in a very comfortable environment with several accommodations that she offers. She was amazing with my baby and always makes you feel at ease. I look forward to more sessions with her in the very near future. :)" ~ Aliki T | Malibu
"We researched and chose Maxine long before our little girl arrived. Things didn't quite go as planned during birth and we unfortunately spent some time in the NICU before we finally got to bring her home. Although we had to cancel our initial scheduled photo shoot, Maxine went out of her way to make sure we were able to bring her in before 10 days for the newborn shoot. She did a fantastic job; it was everything we could have hoped for as far as the quality and artistry of the photos. Moreover, Maxine is a warm and friendly person and she has created a studio that matches her personality, including the comfy waiting area for family. The entire process from start to finish (she takes care of everything!) was seamless and enjoyable. Can't wait to schedule the 3 month shoot!" ~ William T. | Malibu
"Maxine is a true artist! My husband and I are blessed with a beautiful baby girl. We were doing a lot of research where to take her for her first professional photos. When we found Maxine, we stopped searching. Her studio is lovely and everything is baby friendly (including having the proper vaccinations!). Her portfolio speaks for itself. You can tell her little clients mean the world to her. In turn, that meant the world to us. Our session was exactly what we wanted as it was all about our baby girl. Maxine was gentle, warm, kind, and accommodating in every way. Our session was a calming experience, which for new parents like us, we were elated to have it so effortless. Her photos of our baby girl took our breath away! Maxine not only takes STUNNING photos, her photos truly capture the essence and personality of your baby. This is true artistry. We all know these moments are so very precious as they fly by in the blink of an eye. Maxine gave us the gift of a moment in time we will never have the opportunity to have again. We are so grateful to her for capturing our girl as we see her. The gift of these pictures is something that will give back to us all the days of our lives and our baby's. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Maxine! We are eternally grateful. We look forward to more sessions with you in the future!" Mindy T | West Hollywood
"Our son just turned one and we were so lucky to get Maxine Evans to photograph him! We absolutely LOVE the shots. She has an amazing eye for detail and colors and seamlessly captures amazing shots! I loved the colors that she chose for him. It seems like every baby gets special attention and different outfits and poses. I researched several photographers for these shots and she is by far the best out there! I could not find another business matching her creativity, color combinations and I loved her sashes and props! She has a "Je ne sais quoi" flair for amazing colors and we were amazed! Her studio is so cute and spotless! She is very warm and inviting. She was able to get some grins out of our baby even though he was busy crawling off the set and had been quite anxious with strangers. Thank you Maxine! You are the best!" Marie A | Los Angeles
"Maxine is an amazing photographer. Her studio is clean and accommodating for both the parents and newborn. She was great with how she handled our baby girl which really put us at ease. The pictures turned out amazing. My wife and I are so happy we chose Maxine to shoot our newborn photos." ~ Brock T | Hermosa Beach
"Maxine is a gem. Not only did she accommodate our schedule when our daughter arrived early, but she also deftly handled her fussiness during the shoot. As a new parent, choosing a newborn photographer you can trust is difficult, but Maxine's calm energy and kindness put us at ease right away, and let us know that our baby was in very capable hands.
In the end, she captured images that are nothing short of stunning and perfectly showcase our daughter's personality. We are so happy we chose Maxine for our newborn photos, and I guarantee that you will be, too!" ~ Angelica L. | Brentwood
"I can't give a more glowing review on Maxine and her incredible skills as, obviously, a photographer, but, everything that goes on behind the scenes w a newborn photography shoot! I honestly think she is a baby whisperer :) You have to have certain interpersonal skills to console a newborn and Maxine has the patience and demeanor of a saint throughout the whole process. It's all rooted in her passion for what she does and who she does it for and there's no doubt she absolutely loves what she does and working w these tiny angels. She is truly AMAZING!!!"I can't give a more glowing review on Maxine and her incredible skills as, obviously, a photographer, but, everything that goes on behind the scenes w a newborn photography shoot! I honestly think she is a baby whisperer :) You have to have certain interpersonal skills to console a newborn and Maxine has the patience and demeanor of a saint throughout the whole process. It's all rooted in her passion for what she does and who she does it for and there's no doubt she absolutely loves what she does and working w these tiny angels. She is truly AMAZING!!!" ~ Vanessa D. | Redondo Beach
"I couldn't be HAPPIER with how the newborn session went, the pictures are amazing.
My husband was a little reluctant, he didn't understand why we needed professional pictures and also why should we go to her studio and when we got there, he understood why. The studio is perfect to welcome newborn, infants... The parents lounge is great to relax in, especially when you haven't slept for a week (you still can keep an eye on your baby)... We will be back for a sitter session and her 1st Birthday." ~ Emilie B. | Los Angeles
"My son was photographed by Maxine about a month ago at her Agoura studio. First off, I had complications during labor and was not released until much later than planned - Maxine happily rescheduled our original date so I wouldn't be rushed on he day me and my son were released. Her studio is great, very PROFESSIONAL and warm. My son is closer to difficult on the easy-to-difficult range, but Maxine stayed patient with him and worked a little over our scheduled block so she could get a couple more scenes in with him. She was able to capture some amazing shots with my very awake 7 day old. Very great experience and I look forward to working with her for his milestone photos and his future siblings". ~ Danielle B | Thousand Oaks
"My wife and I had Maxine take pictures of our little one a week after he was born. Our little guy was not having a good day at all, but Maxine demonstrated patience throughout the entire two hour session. She was able to snap some amazing photos once he finally calmed down, and the photos were amazingly well done. I am still amazed at how patient and professional she was throughout the whole session, and I think the photos she ended up getting were incredible. I definitely plan to hire Maxine for photos in the future, and I am think you'll be just as IMPRESSED with her work as my wife and I were!" ~ Mateus B. | Pasadena
"Maxine is truly AMAZING at what she does! She photographed our little girl when she was a week old, and I must say prior to arriving to Maxine's studio I was a little nervous because I didn't know whether out little one would cooperate. From the moment we stepped into Maxine's studio we knew we were in good hands. Maxine was so welcoming and sweet, and her studio was beautiful and calming. Maxine is incredible at handling newborns. She knows exactly how to make them comfortable and get them to stay in pose. She also has a ton of props and creates many different looks. The photos were absolutely beautiful! We were in love with every single one of them! I cannot recommend Maxine enough! She exceeded our expectations." ~ Andreea B. | Los Angeles
"All I can say is Maxine is the best! Our baby girl had her first photoshoot with her at 9 days old. Maxine came highly recommended by a friend . It wasn't exactly in our budget but I would pay it again and again for these precious memories that she caught . The entire experience with Maxine was so professional and comfortable. From the email correspondence to the sterile clean but super comfy studio it was a 5 diamond experience . But of coarse the best part is the quality of work shows in the beautiful images that she was able to get . My baby was super fussy and alert when we got there and Maxine took an extra hour and devoted it to get her calm and comfortable. I was worried it wasn't going to happen and somehow she did it. She's a true BABY WHISPERER" . ~ Amber H. | Oak View
"If I could give more than five stars, I would. Maxine, recently photographed our newborn son and captured beautiful pictures. As a first-time mom, I was extremely nervous to hand my 5-day old son to a complete stranger. However Maxine made us feel welcomed, the studio was spotless, she explained the whole process and very importantly she washed her hands before asking for the baby (which was extremely important to me!) I was extremely HAPPY to see the finished product, I'm sure we will see her again in the near future." ~ Pamela C | Pasadena
"Amazing photographer and amazing experience. She made everything so easy and smooth from booking the session itself to the actual photo shoot day. She is patient and KIND and definitely knows what she is doing. Her work speaks for itself. Highly recommend for newborn photos." ~ June C. | Glendale
"Maxine Evans was absolutely GREAT! My son was having a little trouble staying asleep because we drove 2 hours to get there and he slept the whole way there but Maxine was so patient and wonderful with him, meanwhile getting the best shots of him.
Her studio is so precious and the perfect spot, it was nice to relax for a couple of hours while she took care of him, dirty diapers and all. She has the perfect personality for working with newborns it was great.
I'm in love with his photos and so excited I chose Maxine to capture his newborn moments. It's something I'm going to cherish forever. My whole experience was great and I would definitely be recommending her to all of my friends and family who are expecting!" Julianna ~ Los Angeles