Maximille Gonzales is a northern California based lifestyle photographer focused on capturing the raw & authentic – the very best of – moments, out there.

Early on, Max earned his Bachelors of Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz where oil painting, charcoal, metal and wood sculpture were his primary focuses. Although he always had a passion for photography, its significance was not discovered until shortly after international travel became a major part of his lifestyle – lugging around canvases and painting supplies proved far too inconvenient.

Similar to the past, not only does Max capture travel and landscapes but he focuses heavily on portraiture, product and brand related content. His well-rounded, unique portfolio consists of moments captured from all over the world, and he uses his adventure and experience to showcase the client’s unique story that exists within.

When he’s not behind the lens, you can catch Max swimming, playing basketball, practicing yoga, climbing, hiking, over analyzing music and spending time with his partner and their two doggos.

Max is currently based in the greater Sacramento, CA area but is willing and able to travel for assignments.

What Clients Say…


Max is amazing. Highly recommended- he was professional kind and talented for our group practice shot. I will use him again for my family photo shoot! Thanks Max!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Max was very attentive and great at communicating ideas for me to try. We reviewed shots and discussed what we were trying to achieve, especially for the more challenging dance moves. I appreciated his commitment to a well composed photo and his creative enthusiasm during the session!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

We had a fashion photo shoot with Max for Prim Boutique in Los Gatos. Max made the experience fun and relaxing, with a great energy. Max was helpful throughout the entire process directing and keeping the photographs natural and fluid. He was very easy to work with, has exceptional artistic talent and took gorgeous photographs. If you are in need of a photographer I highly recommend Max!

Rating: 5 out of 5.