Hi there! My name is Derek, and I’m a doctor who works in a cardiac unit Mondays to Thursdays. I’m also a certified PT (personal trainer). But anybody who knows me knows that I would much prefer to be taking pictures. Sometimes of places and things, but mostly of people.
I’m the half of this team who is totally Disney. I do actually believe that toys have adventures when we’re not around. I believe in good versus evil, the Force, princesses, mermaids, fairies, dragons, and happily ever afters. This is why I’m perfect for photographing your wedding or family.
I use both Sony and Canon gear, depending on the situation / image that I want to capture. And whilst having professional photographing equipment is a very important part of our business, it’s the human touch that separates us from other photographers. Because photography is an art, and it’s personal. A slightly flawed photograph that captures the essence of the moment is, to most of us, a better photograph than a technically perfect image that has no soul. You know what I’m saying: the picture that has the “wow factor”, the one that brings a tear to your eye. That’s what great photography truly is.
If you really want to know what I shoot with, here is the gist of it. Please note that equipment is updated regularly based on need:
- Camera bodies: Canon 5D Mk III, Sony A7Rii, Sony A7ii
- Lenses (prime): 35/1.4, 55/1.8, 85/1.4, 85/1.8, 100/2.8 macro
- Lenses (zoom): 16-35/2.8, 24-105/4, 70-200/2.8
- Speedlights, off camera flash triggers, LED lights, light modifiers