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Photography in Knoxville, TN,
(860) 234-9626
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    Cassy Hayes

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  • Working with Derek was an amazing experience for the whole wedding party. The professionalism and quality of work are unmatched. The photos are absolutely breath taking and the entire process was smooth and surprisingly easy. He was really good at making everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera and we couldn't be more pleased. It wouldn't have been the same without him!

    Emily Reed

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  • Derek is extremely professional and easy to work with. He made sure we were comfortable and had plenty of beautiful photos from our special day that we loved looking at together. I was blown away by them. And he got them back to us very quickly which was great because I’m super impatient! He talked us into doing a first look due to the fact that the sun would be setting early and our ceremony was at 5pm. We both were so glad we did it! We wouldn’t have had nearly as many photos together and it was a really special private moment for the two of us.

    AnnMarie

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  • Excellent photographer!! We would highly recommend him to anyone. The first few photos we received back, almost made me cry. Speechless, breathtaking photos ❤️.

    Ashlyn Gillespie

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  • Not only are Derek's photos amazing but he seems to understand his bride/grooms vision of what they are looking for in their pictures. He did our engagement and wedding day photos. Derek is very personable and I had several family members come up to me throughout the night to say how great a job he was doing. Needless to say our photos came out amazing! I would not hesitate to recommend Derek to anyone looking for a photographer.

    Raven

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  • Derek was amazing to work with - from our engagement session to our ceremony and reception. He captured our day beautifully and had our gallery (over 1000 photos) back to us within a week! Despite a rainy day and uncooperative cloud cover, he created some unbelievable shots that are truly impressive. If you're looking for gorgeous, dramatic images, Derek is the photographer for you.

    kristine

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  • Derek was very personable, detail-oriented, and responsive to requests. I booked a destination wedding so I did not meet any vendors aside from the caterer during the food tasting. Derek was on the preferred vendor list that my wedding planner sent over so I did some research to look at reviews and to see his work. I was immediately impressed and submitted a request to have Derek photograph my wedding. We kept in contact during the months leading up to the wedding and set up a timeline for the day of so he knew where to be and when. He was very easy going, has an eye for detail, and took time capturing all the perfect moments using the best lighting, props, and scenery. The pictures turned out amazing and I can't thank him enough for the work he did!

    Hannah Armstrong

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  • Derek is a fast responder and a fantastic photographer. Our wedding pictures and maternity pictures turned out gorgeous. He made us feel like models! He was prompt, thorough, and professional too. I highly recommend him and I’ll definitely recommend him to all my friends.

    Shawnee

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  • Derek is very talented and very sociable and open to ideas. We got along great and he was very fun to work with. I absolutely love our photos!

    Valencia

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  • When I first reached out to Derek he responded with availability and pricing within a couple of hours and that responsiveness pretty much went for the whole process. I never had to wait more than a day to get a response. He was very affordable. I can’t thank him enough for capturing our intimate wedding in the smokies and driving up a sketchy dirt path to get to our venue haha. He made sure to capture the shots that we wanted and was very friendly. He took the time to get to know me and my husband before he started shooting. I was worried about not having met my wedding photographer since we were getting married in another state but he made the process very easy. Also I got a sneak peak less than 5 hours after we were married! And my whole album was done in two weeks! I have never ever heard of anyone getting professional photos with editing back that soon. I was honestly shocked. His work is beautiful. I caught my eye when I was trying to find a photographer and I am so happy he wa... Read more

    Addie

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  • I met Derek through my aunt who works in the wedding industry. She had so many good things to say about him. I was so glad I got in touch with him. He was nothing but accommodating for Alex and I. Come wedding day, it was a little hectic, but Derek remained so patient with me and my family. He did an awesome job getting tons of family pictures done in a short amount of time so we could get back to the party (Alex has a huge family). All of the pictures we have are AMAZING. He even went out of his way to do purple night shots of Alex and I. They turned out so unique and cool. During the reception he got all of us dancing and really captured the memories. Derek was also very quick to have all the shots edited and ready for us to view. It only took him a week, which I was amazed at since I know some other brides that have waited a month or longer. It was easy to view/download all the photos. I would highly, highly recommend him to any brides and grooms looking for an amazing photographer.

    Leah

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  • If I could give Derek ten stars I would! My fiance and I were looking for a photographer who was able to hike to Mt LeConte (where my fiance proposed) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with us. This is a 10 mile round trip, not for the faint of heart, hike. In addition, the photographer had to have a CUA (Commercial Use Authorization) per the national park requirements. Being from Ohio, I couldn't met any potential photographer in person before our shoot. Let's just say I had some high standards and qualifications that had to be met to make this work. After some searching, I found Derek. He called me right away after I inquired and said he was very willing to take on this adventure, he had his CUA, and would love the opportunity to photographer at the lodge. He also worked with me to set a fair price since he would be hiking to the destination with us and not photographing the entire time. As we approached the date in which we had set for photos, the weather decided it wasn'... Read more

    Paige

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  • Throughout the whole process Derek was so easy to work with. It was so much fun watching him work at our wedding. Derek had been to our venue before, but he continued to be creative and try new shots and lighting techniques. His creative mind truly never stops innovating. Derek returned all 1,500+ of our photos back to us within 4 DAYS of our wedding!! Everyone was so impressed with the quality of his work. I keep hearing “your wedding photos are incredible” and “where did you find your photographer he’s amazing”. EVERY single photo Derek took looks like it belongs in a magazine. Stop your search and book Derek now; you cannot find someone better.

    Kyrsti

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  • My husband and I are soo happy we found Derek to shoot the most important day of our lives. I found him by researching pictures from my venue and found a post of his pictures. I fell in love with the style of his pictures and immediately reached out to him. He was prompt to reply and we set up a call. We decided to put down a deposit to hold the date, and signed the contract. I had also emailed him several times leading up to the wedding to ask about videographer recommendations and he was always very prompt to reply. We never met him in person before the wedding, but had a call the week of the wedding - he was very professional and organized. He arrived on time the day of to the location we asked and immediately got to work. He was very pleasant to work with and very knowledgeable. He scoped out great lighting and made all the family portraits very efficient. We got sooo many great pictures and I cannot stress how happy we are with all of them. He caught so many great moments and ... Read more

    Mary

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  • Where do I begin!! Derek is a phenomenal photographer with an incredible talent and eye for detail. I learned about him when he shot a friends wedding, and I knew right away I wanted to hire him for my wedding when the day came. Well, that day came in 8/31/18 and I had Derek do our engagement, and wedding photos. I am head over heels in love with the photos he provided us. Hes professional, and always goes the extra mile to get that incredible shot. Not only am I obsessed with our photos, but I'm also obsessed with all his other photos! I follow his page on Facebook so that I can continue admiring his work and he continues to outdo himself! He's also the kindest and most down to earth person which made working with him that much better! He does research so that he knows the area he is working in, which shows an incredible dedication to his work!! I wish I could give him 100 stars, and I will ALWAYS recommend him to everyone I know! TOP NOTCH PHOTOGRAPHER!!

    Nick

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  • We had Derek as our photographer for our wedding at the Lily Barn and he did an amazing job. Listened to our needs and what we wanted out of our pictures and captured them perfectly. Could not have been happier
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