Hello there!  

As a child, photography was never something I dreamed of doing as a career, I actually wanted to fly airplanes but soon found out that since I was color blind (Yes it's true... I'm a color blind photographer) that would never happen for me professionally. Moving on from that dream I graduated from CSU Fresno with a degree in Civil Engineering which seemed far from "artistic", but somewhere along the way I picked up my first 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.

That's a little about me... now tell me your story!

let's connect!

I'm Derek.

whiskey

my wife, stephanie

rainy days

hats

my jeep

ADVENTURE

"bear"

THE MOUNTAINS

my TRAVEL camera

Loves hugs, fetching, swimming... and 
more fetching.

Where I feel most 
at peace.

It's so delicious.

Never stop exploring.

Capturing adventures.

Women collect shoes, 
I collect hats... 
lots of them!

It keeps things green.

Taking me places most people can't go.

She's my best friend, adventure partner, and my happy place... plus she's smokin' HOT!

things I love...

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MY INSTAFEED

@lapsleyphoto