Hi, I’m Derek, and I'm a professional wedding & portrait photographer working throughout the UK. I love to document wedding days and wonderful family time; and I create beautiful, honest portrait experiences for couples in love.
I’m a photojournalist. Which means I’m undaunted by imperfect light, unfazed by a bit of rain and always strive to capture meaningful, memorable, and heart-warming images that document your story.
I live in Billericay Essex, with my amazing wife and our two beautiful boys. We are out and about as much as possible, and I like nothing more than spending time with our sons. I'm pretty good with LEGO, up to speed with Minecraft, and I'm a mean shot with a NERF gun. I look forward to hearing from you.
How I work
I work unobtrusively, documenting your story as it unfolds. You won’t find me setting up a cumbersome lighting rig, or staging portrait backdrops. Instead I’m flexible, fluid and easy going. Working creatively with a combination of digital, film and polaroid camera equipment.
Come rain or shine and whether we have low, bright or perfect light…my photographic experience will ensure that we tell your story beautifully and capture the authentic emotion of your day. The result includes black & white and full colour images, as well as mixed media slideshow, and bespoke storybook albums.
I always include high resolution digital files on a USB stick (so that you can produce your own prints) and I also provide a password protected gallery (so that you, your family and your friends can log on and order prints direct). Stunning storybooks, fine art prints and mounted prints are also available as an additional service.
If you have any questions about what’s included or to get a detailed quote, please get in touch via my contact form. Due to my location (Billericay) I do a lot of weddings in east London and Essex, although I regularly travel to Kent, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Sussex. That said, nowhere is off limits and destination wedding photography is one of my favourite things.