Derek Halkett Photography is a Knoxville based Wedding Photographer with over 9 years and 350 weddings of experience behind him. I am licensed and insured to photograph weddings in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and have photographed destination weddings in Italy, Mexico, all of New England and several states along the eastern seaboard. My work has been featured by some of the industry’s top publications including Bridal Beauty Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Newport Wedding Magazine, the Knot, NorthShore Magazine, The Pink Bride Magazine, The Inspired Bride and several other publications. I am a featured vendor on WeddingWire and am a preferred vendor at several of the top wedding venues in the Knoxville area and throughout New England. I am fully insured and licensed to photograph weddings in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and have a wide variety of Wedding and Elopement packages for wedding couples.
Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you on your special day. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.
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Melisa · Married on 07/30/2016
We met Derek last year when my now brother and sister- in law got married. We were in the wedding party and Derek was their photographer. Being engaged and planning my own wedding I paid close attention to photography. Right away I was able to notice Derek's professionalism, talent and attention to detail. While looking for photographers for my wedding that took place on 7/30/2016 I kept referencing the work I have seen of other photographers to the work Derek did and there was no comparisson. I knew I wanted Derek to capture our special day. From the first encounter about our wedding day to the very last moment of our wedding day Derek has been friendly, very approachable, honest, patient and nothing but accommodating. We had some difficulty with scheduling our engagement shoot due to my schedule and weather but Derek didn't disappoint again. He was understanding and accommodating. During the engagement shoot I was once again reassured that I made the right choice. The photographs were available very fast and they are breath taking. There were many things to worry about for the day of the wedding but photography wasn't one of them. Derek was there, punctual and ready to capture our special day. He made sure he captured all the special moments and I felt very comfortable speaking to him as if I had known him for a very long time. I could keep writing all the wonderful things about Derek's work but his photographs speak for themselves. My husband and I are so thrilled we chose Derek as our photographer. We love our photos and so does everyone else who has seen them. I have extraordinary photographs that reflect my extraordinary day forever and that is all thanks to his talent and his magic touch with photography. We can't thank him enough.Sent on 08/14/2016
Ashlyn Gillespie · Married on 08/31/2019
Amazing photographer with great skills
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.Sent on 09/14/2019
Raven · Married on 05/04/2019
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.Sent on 05/12/2019
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Derek contacted me recently about coordinating a stylized photography shoot at our venue, Ramble Creek, and he was exceptional to work with in every way. The end results were impeccably beautiful. He's very personable and accessibly artistic. They way he uses natural light has such a whimsical and dreamy result without looking unreal. He's just that good. If you are looking for fantastic wedding photos you need to contact Derek. There's a reason he was a Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award winner. Call him soon, his calendar fills up quickly.
Absolutely stunning wedding photos! We hope to see more of your work at The Lily Barn.
Derek Halkett is a professional photographer with a great eye for pictures! He knows how to use the spaces available & takes advantage of every photographic location. Derek is very familiar with all the best spots for pictures @ Blissful Meadows Golf Club, he even got married here! Derek works great with the couples and makes them feel very relaxed & it shows in his photo's. I highly recommend Derek Halkett as your photographer :-)