About Us

Jordan Max Photography is comprised of Jordan Max Smith and Lauren Nicole Claiborne. Together we form a photographic duo covering wedding, portrait, commercial, documentary, nature, and fine art photography. We are located in Knoxville, Tennessee and are available for travel nationwide.

From the Artists

We enjoy working in the entire spectrum of photography. We love the convenience of digital photography and also going into the darkroom for hours on end. Since its invention, photography as a whole has taken the world by storm. Particularly in the last 10 years with the advent of digital photography and websharing, photography has become increasingly more popular. We enjoy everything about photography from the technical aspects, to the artistic side. Starting from the small seed of an idea and working it through to completion, we aim to put smiles on people%u2019s faces. We love the creative process and enjoy challenges. No matter what the situation, we feel we can work in any environment and are confident that we can step up to the plate. We really strive to make good compositions that are pleasing and that can withstand the test of time. After all, that%u2019s what great photography is all about. Please read further for a short biography about Jordan and Lauren.

Artist Biographies

Jordan Max Smith originally started off studying Chemical Engineering in college. After earning an Associate's Degree, he entered the work field. Following a brief stint growing crystals for CTI in Knoxville, TN, he decided to go back to school for photography, proclaiming, %u201CIf I%u2019m going to do something for the rest of my life, I have to be passionate about it.%u201D Since earning a degree in photography, Jordan has worked as an event photographer covering weddings, corporate events, and parties. In addition, he enjoys freelance work in many different areas of photography, including commercial, portraiture, documentary, nature, and fine art photography

Lauren Nicole Claiborne first discovered the art of photography in a highschool darkroom class at South Doyle High School in Knoxville, TN. %u201CThere%u2019s such a magic that happens in the darkroom when you can see a print develop right in front of your eyes,%u201D says Lauren. Passionate about photography, but discouraged from pursuing it, she first studied business in college. One semester later, she switched her major to photography to pursue her passion. While taking an advanced darkroom class, she and Jordan met. Jordan asked Lauren to model for an assignment and the two have been working together ever since. Lauren enjoys photographing just about everything, and particularly enjoys photographing nature, children, and animals.