After joining Her Majesties Royal Marines in 1996, I fell in love with the dramatic landscapes of Dartmoor National Park, Devon. A truly wonderful location, which turned my pass time hobby, into something totally different. Over the years I have built up an exceptional amount of experience from studying photography at one of Europe’s most prestigious photography schools – The Defence School of Photography at RAF Cosford, DSOP, gaining a HND in graphic design, to personal tuition from creative workshops with the UK’s leading portrait and commercial photographers.

From capturing cherished moments of newly married couples to building working relationships with clients, being a photographer has given me many opportunities. My interest continues to be photographing portraiture. For me a creatively executed portrait is an exploration of someone's personality.

I approach wedding and portrait photography with the empathy and understanding of knowing what couples and family’s desire. I want to tell the story, the beauty, the details and the moments. I want to provide my clients with something unique, something that encapsulates them as people and provides them with a story that anyone can read because it’s beautifully told.

My creative process and pre visualisation that I bring to projects has enabled me to further my photography career by working with many clients, from web designers, marketing directors and SME business sectors who require quality from a trusted professional.

When commissioning my services you will be employing a photographer with a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and technical expertise to always achieve the very best. The creation of visual value and quality of long term client - photographer relationships is my priority.

For any current or future photography projects please call Derek on +44 (0) 7886 230 927 to discuss your image requirements.

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