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Gin & July, or just Maxx and Bre, is a wedding couple duo with an honest, photojournalistic approach to creating photographs. We believe that every love story is unique and that the images of your most memorable day should tell your story with truth and authenticity. Your gift to yourselves will be a visual narrative comprised of the biggest emotions and the smallest details. It's our goal that, when you look back upon your wedding photos, you feel the emotions of your wedding day as if it were happening all around you once again. We are available throughout the state of California and destinations worldwide. Give us a shout! We'd love to get to know you.

Services Offered

Gin and July offer multiple wedding photography services. Their wedding services include:

  • Wedding coverage
  • Multiple shooters
  • Engagement shoot
  • Boudoir shoot
  • Maternity shoot
  • Family shoot
  • Bridal shoot
  • Trash the dress shoot
  • Destination weddings
  • Elopements
  • Digital galleries
  • Professional colorization/retouching
  • Multiple locations
  • Custom Photo Albums
  • As well as coffee runs, on-the-go wardrobe adjustments, bag holding, crazy aunt interference-running, dog petting, etc.

  • Woman-owned
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What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

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What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Matted Prints
Thank You Cards
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Brittany W. Married on 04/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

WOW! Amazing & Comfortable

WOW! Where do I begin? Maxx & Bre are not only incredible photographers but they are also great people! They are so fun and make your life EASY which as a bride that is so key the day of your wedding and leading up to it.

Our photos turned out better than I ever could have excepted! I love their style and how comfortable they always made us feel. I also love that they shoot both digital and film I would HIGHLY recommend Maxx & Bre for any of our photography needs!
Emily M. Married on 08/22/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best photographers

Truly cannot say enough great things about Maxx and Bre. We chose them as our wedding photographers almost 3 years ago, and weren鈥檛 able to get married until last month (thanks COVID!). Throughout all of our COVID postponements and headaches, they were so responsive and understanding, which made such a difference (you鈥檇 be surprised how many wedding vendors don鈥檛 actually care about you). Add on that, they鈥檙e just super nice and fun people, AND their work is simply incredible. I鈥檇 recommend them to anyone, for engagement and wedding photography.
Sara P. Married on 05/09/2020
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Can鈥檛 recommend Maxx and Bre enough!

Photographers are one of the most important wedding vendors in my opinion, and I couldn鈥檛 have been more pleased in what we found with Maxx and Bre. They are not only extremely talented at what they do, but they also made us feel so comfortable while taking our photos! I had a vision for our engagement photos, and knew I wanted a mountain landscape but didn鈥檛 know exactly where, and Maxx recommend the perfect spot. They also gave us ideas for outfits, and told us which colors to consider wearing that would photograph best with the setting, which was super helpful. When it came to our wedding pictures, I loved how much realness they captured of the day, and not a ton of awkward posed pictures. When I look back at our pictures it brings me right back to that moment, and they are so seriously so good at capturing the important memories. In addition, some of the detail photos they took ended up being some of my favorite pictures. I have recommended them, and will continue to recommend them for years to come! Thanks Maxx and Bre!!
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Maxx Buchanan
Maxx Buchanan

Hi guys! I'm Maxx. Husband, father, coffee enthusiast, pizza connoisseur, and travel junkie. I buy too many cameras and I like to deny the fact that I have an affinity for shoes, jackets, and sunglasses.

Bre Buchanan
Bre Buchanan

Hey everyone! I'm Bre. Elementary school teacher slash photographer extraordinaire. Napping queen, master multi-tasker, and all around super mom (can you tell that Maxx wrote this?). Always in search of a great dirty chai and could live on a Mexican beach surviving solely on shrimp tacos.

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