My Story


Hi! Congratulations on your pregnancy or new addition to the family! If you are a new or returning client, welcome to Minis by Max.


My name is actually Marianne, but Max was a nickname from school which has always stuck. I am a quirky European/South-African Hybrid that has lived in England for over 20 years. I am based in Nottingham, but this photographer has a passport, and will travel! (I have photographed weddings and portraits all over, from London to the Netherlands.)

I could go on about what a friendly and professional photographer I am (which are all true!) but the fact is, I love Photography. I love being creative, I love art and I love meeting people.(My husband Jay cringes when I strike up conversation with the next best stranger....) Most importantly, I love telling visual stories. Since developing photographs in a darkroom at 18 and photographing my son from birth, my passion for photography has never faltered in 21 years. 

To me, Photography is a visual diary, a collection of images that make up our biographies and leave evidence to future generations of our legacy.If there were 3 items I could save from my house in a fire, it would be my family (including my two cats), my camera bag and my photographs. The rest is all stuff. 

I pride myself in being MORE than just the photographer - I am an artist and a storyteller. The best part of my job is that I get to share and capture intimate moments of your new arrival with you and I often come away from a session having made new friends! 

Feel free to browse my website and check to see if your date is available. I look forward to meeting you!


2017  Minis by Max - Bump and Beyond photo portraiture