Everything you need to know about your
wedding experience with Max Catterson

Jump to:






Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

Everyone has a story, and I want to tell yours. I don't just show up to your wedding and snap some shots. My goal is to tell your story through my photos by capturing the moments throughout the day for you to remember for years to come. When you look at your photos days, months, and years later, I want you to feel the same emotion and connection you felt on your wedding day.

Spending one of the most important days of your life with you is an honor and one of the best perks of this job. Nothing is greater than spending a day with two people celebrating their love for each other, and I'm looking forward to spending your special day with you! 

I will not refuse business from someone due to their sexual orientation, gender, race, disability, political, or religious affiliation. Please be respectful and mindful of this. Diversity is what makes the world go round. Never feel afraid to book a session with me for fear of me rejecting you because at the end of the day, it doesn't matter where you are or who's there next to you, it's all about the memories.

Love is Love

view engagement gallery

view wedding gallery



I want to shoot your wedding if...

you refer to your pet as a member of the family

I want to shoot your wedding if...

you love finding new brunch spots on sunday mornings

I want to shoot your wedding if...

you love exploring & always look for a new adventure

I want to shoot your wedding if...

you believe that kindness matters & love is love

I want to shoot your wedding if...

you sing car-karaoke duets on long road trips together

I want to shoot your wedding if...

your date night in includes netflix, popcorn & wine

When you're ready to inquire about your wedding date, fill out the form below so we can set up a time to chat! Whether that's through FaceTime or meeting for coffee, we'll meet and get to know each other. If I'm going to be spending the majority of the most important day of your life with you, it's important to make sure I'm the perfect fit for you both!

Let's meet up

The Process


After meeting, I'll send you a wedding packet with everything you need to know about your wedding experience with me. Once you make your deposit and sign your contract, we're official! Please note that dates are not added to my calendar until the deposit has been made. The remaining balance is due a month prior to your wedding date.

save your date

The Process


Engagement sessions are my favorite part of the whole experience. This is the time that I really get to know you both and learn your story. It's our first time actually working together, so this is where we find our groove. By your wedding day, you will already be a pro and we will have already spent an evening together getting to know each other.

Engagement session

The Process


I'm available throughout the entire planning process if you have any questions about scheduling, vendors, or anything else! We will discuss your timeline beforehand so we can make sure we have enough time to capture your day in the best way possible. A week out from your wedding day, we can chat to go over the schedule one final time and tie up any loose ends.

Final meet up

The Process


My goal on your wedding day is to document it exactly how it happens. I'm not a traditional posey photographer. I look to capture real moments that make you feel the same emotion when looking back on them 20 years later. I'm also there to help you with whatever you might need to make sure your wedding day is stress-free. We'll also take a fun selfie at the end of the night.

Your wedding day

The Process


kind words
From My Couples

Johnathan & Victoria

I would highly recommend Max Catterson Photography and Design to anyone looking for a photographer. Max was so wonderful to work with. He was flexible with our photo schedule and got all of the shots we mentioned to him that we wanted. He captured our day perfectly and I'm finding it hard to choose which photos I want to get printed out because all of them are just so good. One thing I really love about our wedding photos is that they aren't heavily edited. They represent how the day actually was and I really appreciate that!

kind words
From My Couples

Nate & Rachel

"Max was very kind and personable. He came with a bunch of different posing ideas and was open to any ideas we had as well. He delivered our gallery in a very timely manner and all of the photos are beautiful!"

kind words
From My Couples

Eric & Victoria

"Max was a delight to work with! He was always willing to meet before our big day just to go over last minute details and brainstorm areas to take pictures. He went above-and-beyond and exceeded our expectations. He even took the time to scope out the surrounding area of our venue to make sure we had the best backdrops for our photos. Our wedding was the first time Eric and I ever took professional photos together, Max made us feel so comfortable and natural. Our pictures turned out just beautiful, we are so happy we chose Max to shoot our big day!"

kind words
From My Couples

Lucas & Natalie

"Max is not only professional and reliable, but the end products of everything are so amazing and one of a kind. He is extremely personable and the whole wedding journey working with him was so enjoyable. Max is so talented - his style of photography is beautiful and I find myself looking at my engagement and wedding photos all the time admiring how well he did. My husband and I would recommend him to anyone. Booking him was one of the best decisions of our wedding."

kind words
From My Couples

Matthew & Katie

"Max truly went out of his way to make our wedding photography personalized to us. We had conversations about odd specific photos and requests I had to photograph on the wedding day and he nailed them all and more! He captured our happiness so well. He service was fast, professional, and had so many personal touches too. We are so happy that Max was a part of our wedding day!"

kind words
From My Couples

Amanda & Kayla

"Kayla and I loved our photo session with Max! He helped this reserved couple feel comfortable taking our engagement photos in the middle of the hustle and bustle of downtown Indianapolis. The session was fun and the pictures were beautiful! He really captured 'us.'” 

Wedding experiences begin at



Contact me for more info.

Couple Sessions



Contact me for more info.


A travel fee is required for destinations 60+ miles from Indianapolis. Fee will cover cost for travel, hotel & flight if needed.

I would LOVE to travel to wherever your big day is taking place. I like to travel often, so I offer a discount if your wedding location is more than 300 miles from Indianapolis! Contact me for more info. Travel fees will still be applied.


Please fill out this form about your wedding plans. Once I review it, I'll get back with you by email. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

We'll be in touch soon!

Thank you!

max catterson
indiana • midwest • worldwide

Max Catterson is a wedding and portrait photographer located in Indianapolis, Indiana and willing to travel worldwide. Contact for travel details.

click here to inquire