As a child, photography was never something I dreamed of doing as a career, I wanted to fly airplanes. I soon found out that since I was partially colored blind that would never happen professionally. Then graduating from University with a degree in Civil Engineering seemed far from "artistic" but somewhere along the way I picked up a camera. I was hooked.
There’s not a moment that goes by that makes me think I should be doing something else with my life. I love the personal connection to people this path has brought me and the endless memories that I'm able to provide through my work. This is me. This is what I do. I’m a wedding photographer. I’m proud of it, I cherish it, and I respect it.
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Kamrie Cadena · Married on 11/11/2018
Excellent! Would do more than 5 stars if I could!
He is very creative! He knows exactly where and when to take the perfect photograph depending on the sunlight or even when indoors with the lighting. His pictures are unique and he captures even the smallest details! He is extremely talented, and his personality makes him enjoyable to work with! He captured me and my husbands wedding and we wouldn’t have anybody else!Sent on 01/04/2019
Amber Treadwell · Married on 10/16/2018
We eloped to Sequoia National Park and Derek captured our wedding. He is great! I would definitely recommend him. 5 stars without a doubt!Sent on 12/06/2018
Nathan · Married on 07/24/2018
We chose Derek Lapsley as our wedding photographer in Sequoia National Park. Our photos we received were incredible and exceeded all our expectations. We're overwhelmed with all the compliments on how amazing our photos were. We had a very small wedding and it was important to us to be able to share our experience with friends and families. Derek was phenomenal to work with. Our wedding was amazing and we felt so comfortable and had a lot of fun taking photos with Derek! Thanks again for everything!Sent on 08/14/2018
Derek is one sharp cookie! He is passionate about his craft and has a super creative eye for any style shoot. He is a breeze to work with in weddings, professional headshots, and special events. If you want to bring all the feelings and personalities out of your photos...Derek is your guy!
We just LOVE working with Derek! His creative eye and one of a kind style are qualities you just can't beat. Top notch options for print, great turnaround time on images, and just an overall pleasure to work with. Highly recommend hiring him for any event!
We had the pleasure of working with Derek and his team at Wolf Lakes over the Summer. They captured every detail you could want and the true personalities of the couple they were shooting. Their great attitudes and professionalism made it a fun experience for everyone. The photos are phenomenal! I would highly recommend Derek and his team for your wedding.