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My name is Maxwell "Maxx" Giffen and I have been working full time as a professional photographer for the past 6 years. I started Maxwell Giffen Photography while attending Canadore College in North Bay and upon my graduation I made the move to the GTA. Since taking up residence in Toronto I have been fortunate enough to photograph over 1000 sessions.

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My Story

Becoming a photographer was never on my radar as a potential career. In high school my top 3 potential professions were teacher, counselor, and journalist. I decided to pursue teaching and enrolled in Nipissing University’s Concurrent Education program but after completing the Bachelor of Arts portion I decided to forgo completing my Bachelor of Education and instead attended Canadore College for Theatre Arts.


During this period I started photographing people for the first time. My classmates served as my guinea pigs while I practiced my portraiture and headshot photography. I photographed their makeup and cosplay looks, promotional images for their plays, and would take photos of our dress rehearsals. In 2014 I started Maxwell Giffen Photography and offered photoshoots to friends and family members for a meager wage while I continued to build and diversify my portfolio. 


In 2016, I made the move to Toronto and began working full-time for a well-established photography company. I quickly developed my technical skills and knowledge while also expanding my portfolio to include family, newborn, maternity, engagement, and event photography. In 2020 I decided to devote my time and efforts to Maxwell Giffen Photography and have been lucky enough to    


One of my favourite things about being a photographer is watching families grow. I love photographing a maternity session, then their newborn session, then their first birthday session, then their second maternity session and so on, and so forth. I feel so privileged to be able to capture a family’s development and I am blessed with so many great clients that make me feel like a member of their family. I have several children in various different families that call me Uncle Maxx.  

Your Story

Maxwell Giffen Photography is here to document all of life's special moments; big or small. Whether you're celebrating your amazing family, a birthday, an engagement, a pregnancy, or the arrival of a new baby, I will help you cherish these moments with both posed and candid imagery.

Let me help you tell your story through images that will last a lifetime.  

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