A career in media

My entire career has focused

on making connections with readers, whether through photographs, video, page designs or words – the raw materials of a journalist. Now, as an Atlanta-based food and events photographer, I’m using those same skills to help clients make connections with their customers. 

My portfolio includes a wide range of entrees, snacks, desserts, drinks and more. I enjoy capturing the essence of anything tasty, whether it’s presented as a packaged product, a simple plated meal or an elaborate editorial setting with props. I can shoot at your business or, for more intensive staging or lighting, at my home studio.

 My event work builds on photography skills I developed to supplement my writing. That spanned over two decades with newspapers, then two decades editing Overdrive, an award-winning trade magazine. 

Let’s talk about how I can help with your photography needs. 

 – Max Heine



I am so glad I hired Max Heine as my photographer. I had an out-of-state job I needed help with and he was a perfect match: great communication, easy to work with, produced just what I needed for my clients with minimal instruction. He was helpful and steady in what would have otherwise been a stressful situation. I will definitely hire Max again.

– Kim Hammar


I’ve worked with Max Heine on dozens of professional photo shoots over the years in my position as content director for Randall Reilly. He’s got a keen eye for scoping out the best location to shoot everything from big rigs to construction equipment. He makes the subjects feel comfortable and manages to coax the most relaxed, natural look from the most reluctant person. I’ve worked on Max on commercial shoots that involve complex logistics, permissions, lighting setup and post-production expertise. He really shines on editorial shoots, where he excels at capturing the right look and feel for the story. Once the shoot is over, Max is proficient at photoshop.

Carolyn Magner Mason

former Senior Director, Content, Randall-Reilly