Derek has an extensive background in Photojournalism and Portrait Photography. He started his career shooting film, learning the subtle but powerful nuances of light, tone, exposure, and contrast, while also immersing himself in the darkroom. He has studied and worked with world class fashion, editorial, commercial, and portrait photographers.
Derek focuses his energy and talent on wedding photography. Although he now uses the latest in digital camera equipment, he has not forgotten the valuable lessons learned from his experience working with film, and applies them to each of his images. But what truly sets him apart from other photographers in this field are his attention to detail, his commitment to quality, and his talent for capturing moving images - images that are at once spontaneous and elegant, authentic and timeless, poignant and classically beautiful. His work has been recommended by photojournalists from major newspapers as well as filmmakers and graphic designers. They appreciate his eye for seeing emotion and capturing the immediacy of the moment.
Derek believes that capturing such images demands careful planning, a dedication to quality in every aspect of a shoot, and a deep understanding of each couple/s unique needs.?? His work has been featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Junebug Weddings, Pacific Rim Wedding Magazine, Hawaii Bride & Groom, New Zealand/s Wedding Destinations, Modern Weddings Hawaii, Spur Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, Wallpaper*, The New York Times, The Surfer/s Journal, and Style Magazine.