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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Rose · Married on 01/19/2019

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    Happy Bride with the Perfect Photos

    The photos taken by Derek and his wife are breathtaking! Hiring Sunshine Photographics to take my wedding photos was a great one! The picture are perfect and their customer service is excellent! Anyone looking to book a photographer I strongly recommend Sunshine Photographics...You wont be disappointed!

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    Brittany · Married on 11/17/2018

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    Fantastic!

    I can’t say enough about Derek and Lisa from Sunshine Photographics. The photos from our wedding came out absolutely perfect. The different poses and shots were so beautiful and creative. From the beginning of myself and the bridesmaids getting ready, all the way through to our exit from the reception. The list of my favorites is way too long to post. In addition, I had a large group of family and bridal party who were often hard to gather for pictures, but Derek and Lisa were very patient. I would recommend Sunshine Photographics to anyone getting married in the Orlando area or any other area they may service.

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    Michelle · Married on 07/16/2017

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    We met Derek at a Wedding Expo held at the Heathrow Country Club. My first impression of Derek was so peaceful and I could not forget the way he took his time with answering our questions. I knew right then this was the photographer for us. We also chose a Wedding Planner after the expo and even met with her recommendation for a photographer but in the end I did my utmost to convince my fiance that Derek was the one. My pictures were fabulous. I was so pleased that months later tears come to my eyes. Thank you Derek for being the professional and warm person that you are. it was an honor to include you in this celebration. My brother was also impressed with you. I would recommend Derek to anyone who asks. His work is impeccable and his manner, engaging. God bless you sir. Thank you for everything.

    Sent on 10/19/2017
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    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    You are a true Angel Michelle I was blessed to have been your choice of photographers.
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    Tim and Shelly · Married on 04/02/2016

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    Sunshine Photographics far exceeded our expectations for capturing not just the pictures for our wedding, but they captured the journey as well. From the Engagement, to the Wedding, to the Reception, they storied our memories for a lifetime to come. They were patient, thoughtful, and put us at ease. The creativeness and quality of the pictures was first class. Many thanks to Derek and Lisa for everything they did.

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    Kelly · Married on 03/29/2016

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    HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Sunshine Photographics was recommended to us by Pavone Events and we were so happy to meet Derek and hire him. He immediately made us feel comfortable and understood our vision for our wedding day. We had an engagement shoot which was fantastic, as it got us prepared for our big day! Again, we felt comfortable and at ease the whole time. We were stunned with how our pictures turned out and this made us so excited for the wedding ones! They were fantastic and we had one printed to go on our gift table at the wedding, lots of people commented on how nice the photograph was! He arrived early to our wedding and captured all the ‘specific’ shots we had requested (plus many more). We keep watching the CD he sent to us with all our pictures, trying to decide which ones we love most but they are all so nice. Derek did a fantastic job and we would recommend him to anyone!

    Sent on 05/04/2016

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thank you Kelly wish we had better weather on your big day, very sweet of you to say such kind things!
  • User5126721 · 2+ years ago

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    We heard about Derek and his wife through our wedding planner, and could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding! Most importantly, the pictures came out fantastic. But he was great for a lot of other reasons too: he was very responsive and flexible, and was willing to capture all the different shots on our shot list. He worked quickly, so we stayed right on schedule and never got fatigued. He knew our videographer, too, so they were able to work well together and move smoothly throughout the day. Derek was in control the entire time and was around for all the moments I'd have hoped him to catch, plus he has a calming and relaxed personality so it wasn't as if he was taking attention away from our special day. I highly recommend you use Derek for your wedding!!

    Sent on 05/05/2016

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thank you, you two are very sweet! I was honored to have assisted you both.
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    Sara · Married on 11/22/2015

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    He is so fun to work with and has such a wonderful personality! HIGHLY recommended!!!

  • User5433898 · 2+ years ago

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    Beautiful photos. Captured all the important moments and got some great classic shots.

    Sent on 11/24/2015

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thank you TKW!
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    steph · Married on 10/18/2015

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    Sunshine Photographics photographed my wedding and I could not be happier with the results! My pictures were beautiful and the photographer was so professional and also very friendly! I highly recommend this company for any wedding or event!

  • User5543868 · 2+ years ago

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    We had a wonderful experience working with Derek. Not only were his packages and prices competitive, but his interest in what we were looking for was spot on!! On our wedding day Derek and Lisa were there to make sure they captured everything from start to finish. Our family and friends were amazed at how discreet and unobtrusive they were and how they got the shots they did!! It was very cool to be able to see the pre-wedding shots as well as the ceremony photos on the screens at the reception!! And, to too everything off, we had all the proofs posted three days later!!
    Thanks for everything... Sammy and Bill

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    Dwayne · Married on 08/15/2015

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    Very professional, easy to work with, very knowledgable about location for photos. Gives you personal attention and takes many photos.

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    Megan · Married on 03/22/2015

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    We decided to book Sunshine Photographics because my fiancés (now husband) sister had used him at her wedding several years ago and had such a great experience. Derek and his wife Lisa are true professionals who work together quickly and efficiently to get beautiful pictures. They have been in the business for a long time and they only get better with experience. They are willing to take posing suggestions from the bride and groom, as well as incorporating their own personal style and creative touches into the shoot. My mother loved them both and fervently expressed her appreciation for Derek’s efficiency and calming demeanor. He moved smoothly through all of the family and bridal party shots prior to the ceremony, pulling different people in and out of shots with ease. He even pinned on each of the groomsmen’s boutonnières when we forgot completely about them! He uploaded our pictures quickly and they were waiting for us to view online (and the CD was at our door) before we even returned from the honeymoon. I cannot say enough great things about Sunshine Photographics and I am so happy that we chose them to document our special day.

    Sent on 04/16/2015

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Wow thank you for such kind words. Derek & Lisa
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    kristy · Married on 11/01/2014

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    The Sunshine Photographics Team- Derek and Lisa - are true professionals and go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect for the pictures that last a lifetime. They maximized our time together; ensuring that we got the images that were important to us as well as the ones that would be priceless. Derek is reliable, creative, funny and his talent and passion for photography goes way beyond the lense. No canned awkward poses. Only honest and beautiful photographs. They are the best!!

    Sent on 11/10/2014

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thank you!
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    Ashley · Married on 10/02/2014

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    Derek was great! He had some creative photo ideas. We didn't want stuffy, traditional posed photos, and he exceeded our expectations!

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    Terri · Married on 11/23/2013

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    We would highly recommend sunshine Photographics to anyone. We knew the moment we met Derek he was the photographer we were looking for. Derek and his wife Lisa are very professional. He was very flexible in meeting with us. The pictures are amazing.

    Sent on 12/01/2013

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thanks T&B see you both in Pensacola thank to you!
  • User3283420 · 2+ years ago

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    Picking a photographer for our wedding was probably the hardest vendor choice for us. In addition to the concerns that every bride shares for wanting amazing pictures that will document the event’s key moment, my added concern was that my husband (then fiancée), generally refused to pose for pictures. Well those concerns were set to rest fairly quickly. My fiancée first met Derek for our schedule engagement session at Rollins College Campus in Winter Park. The two of them hit it off quite well and by the end of our session my fiancée was strutting and posing like a regular GQ model =D.
    Our engagement pictures turned out great and the wedding pictures were just as awesome! Derek and his wife/assistant Lisa took some amazing, professional and creative photos and were able to capture the essence of our wedding. From key wedding highlights that we will look upon in years to come, to those unexpected photos of friends and family celebrating that the bride and groom are sometimes not privy to. The pictures all turned out amazing and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience and the results! Thank you, D & J

    Sent on 06/14/2014

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    You two are awesome thanks for sending some of your friends our way as well!
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    Kevin & Victoria · Married on 06/27/2013

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    Derek shot my parents wedding 20 years ago, and has only gotten better with age. Did a lot of great things, but also made an effort to restage many pictures my wife wanted from places like Pinterest. The best part is before you sign anything he sits down with you to see what you are looking for and make sure he is the guy for the job. He also has his wife trained to not just be his assistant, but act as a second photographer when requested. Both are very friendly and well worth the money. He even is a great source for potential vendors that you might still be looking for.

    Sent on 11/14/2013

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    You two are awesome thank you both so much.
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    Amber · Married on 06/22/2013

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    I was thrilled with everything that Derek and his wife/assistant Lisa did before, during and after the wedding. He KNOWS his stuff and created beautiful shots. He was very open to new ideas and found creative ways to work with the various locations. It was as if Derek was a part of my family capturing every second as if it was his little sister's wedding! Thank you Derek!

    Sent on 08/11/2013

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thanks Amber you are very kind.
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    Ashley · Married on 05/04/2013

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    All we can saw is... Wow!!! It was absolutely wonderful working with Derek (and Lisa!). Derek is an amazing photographer, so kind and wonderful to work with, sent us our engagement and wedding photos very quickly, and definitely met all of our personal needs - a true professional. We just received our wedding pictures DVD, and they are wonderful! You can see the proofs on his website for about 90 days. Please check them out! We couldn't be happier. :)

    Ashley and Ted

    Sent on 05/19/2013

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thank you Ashley it was a great day glad the weather cleared up for us. You both are so very kind!
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    Bernadette · Married on 05/01/2013

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    I am from Canada, and planned a wedding in Orlando, so had to cross my fingers and hope long distance planning would work out. This photography service, owned by Derek Smith, was listed as a preferred vendor on A Beautiful Ceremony, the officiating service I hired to perform my ceremony. After numerous emails with Derek, and seeing the photographs on his website, I was very confident I had chosen a great photographer, and was hopeful he could create beautiful photos for me (I am very self-critical of photos of me). My wedding was supposed to be outside, and unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate, which was problematic as I am from Canada and not familiar with the area to know where I could relocate a wedding with a day's notice. Derek worked with Reverend Knox to find an alternate location, and was very reassuring that I would be happy with the new location. Derek couldn't have been more right, the location was stunning, actually provided a better backdrop for my pictures than my original choice! As for my photos....they are stunning, as self-critical as I am, Derek was able to make me feel that I was beautiful, my pictures are unique and breathtaking, he was able to capture "moments" in my photos. I may be as in love with my photos as my husband:) I can't say enough about Derek, he's professional, caring, reassuring, and very skilled at what he does. Highly, highly recommend him!

    Sent on 05/09/2013

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    You made my day Burnadette thank so much.
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    Dawn · Married on 11/10/2012

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    Derek has a way of capturing the atmosphere of the day! We now have photos and a book that allow us to go down memory lane just as we remembered it! We also worked with Derek on some informal photos that included family as well. All around positive experience!

    Sent on 12/07/2012

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thanks Dawn!
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    Chris · Married on 11/03/2012

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    Derek's artistic talent captured every moment of joy, spontaneity and emotion at my daughter's wedding. He is genuine(!) and felt like one of the family as he easily navigated the ceremony and reception. Each and every vendor was chosen by my daughter and myself based on how well they would fit into our idea of the perfect wedding. Sunshine Photographics was the only choice for us when it came to photographers. Thank you, Derek!

    Sent on 11/12/2012

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Chris your very kind, it was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Your daughter is beautiful inside and out.
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    Denisse · Married on 10/06/2012

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    Derek and Lisa were awesome!! They were very easy to work with and made us feel comfortable taking pictures. The best part is we absolutely love every single picture!!! I will forever have my wedding day memories through all the beautiful pictures!

    Sent on 10/23/2012

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thanks Denisse you have been so very kind to us. Your wedding was beautiful and it was a pleasure to have been chosen to capture the moments for you. Wishing you and Jim all the joys of life.
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    Rebecca · Married on 07/09/2012

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    I could not have asked for a better photographer! Sunshine did everything we asked for and more! He worked amazingly well with our other vendors-basically organizing our day for us. Not only would we recommend them, everyone who saw our photos were amazed and even said "wow, I would want them to take our pictures if we get married again! What's his number so I can send people to him."

    Sent on 08/06/2012

    Sunshine Photographics's reply:

    Thanks Guys! This was very kind of you.
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    marjorie · Married on 06/16/2012

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    We had a beautiful time having Sunshine Photographics do our wedding pictures both Derek and his wife went above and beyond to make sure they captured every single moment. Also the quality of the pictures was awesome and they had such cute ideas. Another important factor was that they were on time at my house to take pictures, everything about Sunshine Photographics was so professional and very nice people.

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