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If someone asks what I do, I tell them simply, “I make you look great.” What they find out afterwards is how much FUN we have as well!

I shoot “Lifestyle Portraits”, meaning I am there to capture your personality, your laugh, your best side…I’m not there to fake anything, I want to capture what makes you…YOU! Your families, your friends, your loves, and your “moments”, these are what most people cherish. Why not remember them in a unique way, while making new memories as we go?

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions are for completed session/images only. All prints/albums/photo gifts are extra and can be ordered seperately!


Portrait Sessions include:

  • 1-2 hours on location within a 30 mile radius of Metro Detroit
  • Images posted in online gallery for you to order/download from.
  • Finished, Full-Resolution images

Portrait sessions start at




I believe that wedding packages should be like you – unique!
While I prefer to remain flexible on pricing to work with many budgets, please remember that you are hiring a professional to document your entire day- anyone can pick up a camera, but an artist captures memories you’ll love forever! Everyone deserves amazing photographs while having a lot of FUN!
In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have also created new small and intimate wedding options, new for 2020!

Will Travel Worldwide – Destination Weddings available upon request! It’s better – and surprisingly affordable – to bring someone along than trust your special memories to a “resort photographer.” Don't be afraid to ask about it - I also am legally able to work in both Canada and the USA.

Weddings start at

$3400 for full day


- Detroit Family FILMs-

A wonderful new addition to the family - why capture in still images what you can remember for life in full, moving glory! Each Family Film enables you to just-be-yourselves: raw, fun, real. No holding still, no getting everyone to look at the camera at the same time. Just be YOU, and let's capture the movement, the laughter, the joy, and the emotion of your family in an unforgettable memory forever.
10 years from now, in family photos...will you remember the way they grab onto you in an embrace? The way they look at you? The way they laugh and run? A Detroit Family Film will capture that, and everything in between. Photos are great, films go wonderfully alongside them.

Family Films start at


Wedding Packages


- Short and Sweet -

For more intimate ceremonies.

  • 2-4 hours of Coverage from one Photographer (Derek) for ceremony and portraits only. Additional hours can be added if needed.
  • Fully edited, full resolution image files delivered in online, downloadable gallery.
  • This package designed to compliment the current social-distancing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, where your guests are limited, and so is your timeline. Should you decide to have a larger reception at a future date, this purchase price can be deducted from the future plan and used as a retainer.


$Let's Customize it for your budget! Beginning at $1200

Price with ONE photographer


- The essentials -

  • Complimentary Engagement Session (1-2 hours) in the Metro Detroit area
  • Full Day of shooting on the wedding date with ONE photographer (Derek)
  • Unlimited locations around the ceremony and reception
  • Fully edited, full resolution image files delivered in online, downloadable gallery.
  • $200 Print Credit towards Albums/enlargements/proofs
  • Personalized guestbook OR 16X20 canvas wrap from a print of your choice.

Price with ONE photographer


Price with TWO photographers



- The "Everything"-

  • Complimentary Engagement Session (1-2 hours) in the Metro Detroit area
  • Full Day of shooting with TWO Photographers on wedding day. (Derek AND Associate)
  • Fully edited high resolution image files delivered in online gallery
  • Unlimited photography locations on wedding day.
  • $300 Print Credit towards albums/enlargements/proofs
  • 20-page hardcover leather or canvas-bound lay-flat album with thick archival pages. ($700 Value!)
  • Personalized guestbook AND 16X20 Canvas Wrap from print of your choice.



Wedding & Portrait Photographer Based just outside Detroit, Michigan

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a photo session last?

A Family photo session or portrait session typically lasts around 1-2 hours.
A Detroit Family Film session can last anywhere from 2-4 hours.

There's no rushing because moments happen when they want to - we're just here to capture them and sometimes that takes time!

When do I get to see my images or films?

All projects are unique and have their own timelines, but weddings typically are completed approximately 8-12 weeks after the wedding date. (This is the maximum timeline and most are done before this!)

Do you offer albums?

Absolutely! Album pricing can be all over the place due to the nature of it's customizability. Please reach out and let's talk about options to create something entirely unique - just like your big day!

What do I wear for our portrait session?

YOU are the stylist and I don't usually require you to wear anything in particular - but it never hurts to dress to impress! Typically though, tight busy patterns don't photograph as well as solid colors, and I usually suggest to avoid clothing with large logos on them. (ie, sports teams, etc.) Unless that's the point of course!


Please enjoy looking at just a few of the wonderful experiences, businesses, memories, and lives I've been honored to be a part of.




Detroit based, serving USA/Canada/Worldwide


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