About this Vendor
Derk's Works Photography
Committed to bringing you the best in artistic wedding photography; we shoot in an editorial, photojournalistic, true-to-who-you-are-as-an-individual, simply romantic, laugh-out-loud, crazy-beautiful, and down right honest style. We hope you'll let us show you how much we love this job.
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There are so many incredible things that I could say about Benjamin and the entire Derk's Works team! From our first initial contact, Benjamin was always incredibly professional, honest, and fun to be around. When I first met with Benjamin, I told him everything that I wanted with my wedding photography-- artistry, a focus on architecture, and a different feel than your typical portrait photography. I never had any doubts that Benjamin would give us just that. We had a telephone meeting with him prior to the wedding (and he did our engagement photos, which I also SO recommend), and he made sure he knew exactly what we wanted him on that day. The day of, Benjamin made my job of being a bride so easy. He took photos of my dress, the rings, etc. without me even knowing. He made everything absolutely seamless! And the actual photos?! I can't even tell you how incredible they came out! We love the photos so much, and I could not be more thankful that we chose Derk's Works. Everything was truly perfection. We got so many compliments on how fun Benjamin was, how professional he was, and how incredible his work is. After they saw our photos, so many people HAD to know who our photographer was. I have nothing bad to say at all. I would recommend Benjamin and his team a thousand times over!!
I can't say enough nice things about Derk'sWorks - easily this is one of the best decisions made during our wedding planning process, and I made about 1000. My husband and I had a big fusion wedding weekend. We wanted a photo team that would capture each little tradition perfectly while still shooting the "big picture". I thought Ben told a great story through his work. I love his documentary-style approach and the eye he has for unique, artistic opportunities. I will hire him again for future life moments, and I will recommend him any chance I can! Thanks Derks!
My husband used to really love photography, so when it came time to find a photographer for our wedding it was very difficult. Every time I showed him a portfolio he would point out things like overuse of a particular lens, unbalanced photos, strange points of focus, etc. When we got to Benjamin he said "he knows what he's doing." Benjamin ABSOLUTELY knows what he is doing. He came to a wedding full of sour faced hipsters, stoic midwesterners, and a bride and groom who make funny faces but I have over 800 beautiful pictures of my friends and family. He kept things flowing, balancing time for candids and staged photos. He also did our engagement photos, which was the first set of photos where my husband is smiling since his high school portrait over a decade ago. For that alone, Benjamin has my mother-in-law's eternal praise.
Hands down, Derk's Works was the BEST decision we made for our wedding. We had the pleasure of working with four members of the Derk's Works team for photography, a photo booth and videography, and not one of them felt like vendors whatsoever. Each of them truly felt like friends we had invited to share in our special day. From the moment they arrived, they wanted to help, whether it was to fix my bustle, get me water, fix a bridesmaid's hair, track the time, ANYTHING. Our guests even commented about how much fun they had with the photographers and how excited they were to see the unique moments the team captured. We had previews of our photos within days of our wedding. The photo booth photos were completed within 48 hours, and they were INCREDIBLE. Many of our friends and family members have already downloaded those images to use for social media profiles and even to print and have in their homes. We can't say enough good things about Derk's Works. Thank you all from the bottom of our happy hearts for capturing our most precious memories.
As soon as we bought a home, we knew exactly who to contact for professional family photos! Jennifer and Ben were so flexible with unexpected changes to our schedules and gave us two options for family sessions.We ended up choosing the mini-family (30 minutes/40 photos). Not only did Ben shoot for more than 30 minutes, but we got double the photos! I knew Ben from working in the wedding industry and knew my boyfriend would love his personality and work. Within minutes Ben was showing me how to pose with Alex! HA! It was such a fun and relaxing session. At the end Jennifer came with their two kids! They are the sweetest family and work so in sync with one another. Their work is amazing and their family is even more incredible. Without a doubt we would recommend them for family, engagement or wedding photos (or even to just have lunch with :) )!! We can't thank you enough!
Benjamin is an incredible photographer. Not only that, but when we could not find a photographer in Pittsburgh we liked, he came all the way from Columbus to shoot our wedding!!! My brother used Benjamin for his wedding and we were in love with his photographs. We were so excited that he agreed to come to Pittsburgh when we reached out to him. Not only does he have an amazing eye, but what stands out the most is his great personality. He is so easy going and great with kids. We are so thankful that Benjamin took time away from his own family to capture our family's most important moments thus far. We got our photographs back quickly and even this morning we went through the photo books to admire them. Photography was everything to us (it's the only thing you keep), and we couldn't be happier with the photos and cannot thank Benjamin enough. You cannot go wrong hiring him!!!!
We had the best experience with Benjamin and Jennifer. The pictures turned out amazing but more importantly Benjamin made the whole experience enjoyable. He went above and beyond all of our expectations. He really captured the mood and emotions of the day. I can't say enough nice things about Benjamin and the crew at Derks works!
I can't begin to tell you how pleased we were with Derk's Works. We hired them for both photography and videography. They were incredibly organized and attentive during the planning process, and the crew could not have been more knowledgeable, friendly, and personable the day of. They honestly began to feel just like a few more of our friends we had invited to the wedding. My husband and I both felt so comfortable with them, and they allowed us to be ourselves and capture who we really are as a couple. We just received our photos and video, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Beautiful, thoughtful, and totally us. We are so thankful to them for capturing our day so perfectly.
Working with Benjamin was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding day. Thanks to him, it was more than just a photo shoot...it was an experience. He made us feel so comfortable exploring our feelings and expressing ourselves. He gave us just enough guidance so that we could get the pictures we envisioned, but then he let us take it from there. We didn't feel like we were posing for pictures -- we felt like we were living a moment (and Benjamin just happened to be there, capturing our natural expressions and making awesome pictures). He really captured *us* and the way we were feeling that day, and these pictures will be something we'll cherish for so many years to come. Plus, Benjamin is totally the type of guy you want hanging out with you on your wedding day - we had a blast with him. Going with Derk's Works was one of the best wedding decisions we made. Three thumbs up!
Ben was our photographer at our wedding. He did a great job. He is very good at what he does and is super personable. We can not wait to see our final pictures. the sample preview of our wedding they sent us looks great!I would recommend Ben to anyone looking for a great photographer.
I loved working with Ben and Jennifer; they are an awesome team and our photos are gorgeous! We put a lot of time and effort into planning our wedding and I really appreciated that Ben wanted to capture us in the moment and not stage a bunch of photos. I also love how Ben and Jennifer have taken the time to craft an image and aesthetic for Derk's Works; their books are amazing and completely different than anything I've seen from any other photographer. Ben is also a super fun person to hang out with; my family made so many comments on how funny and personable he was. I went way over budget on photography and I have no regrets because Ben helped the whole day run smoothly and captured beautiful memories!
Amazing! We used them for our engagement photos and are all set to use them for our wedding as well. Benjamin and Jennifer are both delightful to work with and of course their work is absolutely stunning. We received so many compliments on our photos we cannot to see the wedding ones. Ben was especially patient as he let our dog, Teddy, tag along in photos as well. 100% recommend!
We so enjoyed working with Benjamin. He fit into our big day flawlessly and with ease. He was always professional while also being able to interact with my family and I. He documented our day well, and we could not be more thrilled. If you spend a lot of money on one thing for your wedding, it should be Benjamin Derkin!
Benjamin and Jennifer were awesome from the start. Easy to work with and uber organized. They had great advice when it came to little details and timeline for the day. I was nervous about not being photogenic and Benjamin assured me that he wasn't there to take photos of the day but to capture the moments and tell our story. That's exactly what he did! I can't say enough about how amazing Benj was the day of the wedding. He was a one man show. Cheerleader, bow tie tiers and of course an amazing photographer. The emotion he captures in each picture is breathtaking. As the night went on the dance party got intense and Be Jamie fit in perfectly. Dresses ad up in costumes just like the rest of us having the time of a life. I can't wait to see the final results!
Ben was the best photographer! We had a destination wedding in Colorado and he met with us beforehand to talk through details so we were comfortable with the timeline. We wanted outdoor pictures at Red Rocks in January and he was willing and excited to help make that wish come true. The day of the wedding, he was so calm and made everyone feel relaxed, which you can see in the pictures! Everyone has raved about our pictures and how professional and calm Ben was. I would highly recommend Derk's Works!
One of the best decisions we made was hiring Benjamin of Derk's Works to photograph our wedding. He took the time to get to know us and to make sure our style was represented in our prints. He made me feel so comfortable the day of and I was amazed when looking through our shots because he captured so much yet he never was in the way of the moment. We were beyond happy with the results. I'll cherish our wedding pics for a long time to come. The day goes by so fast; thanks Benjamin for capturing it in a way that allows us to relive it!
Derk's Works was easily one of the best wedding decisions my husband and I made. Derk's Works photographed our 9/26/15 wedding. Benjamin and Jennifer were so friendly and easy to work with. They did both our engagement and wedding photos, we LOVE both. Our family and friends absolutely loved Benjamin on our wedding day. Benjamin did a WONDERFUL job capturing the true dynamics of our relationship. Every picture a friend or family member saw, they wanted to know "WHO TOOK THIS, IT'S PERFECT?!" Benjamin was such a calming presence on our wedding day. He is extremely organized and talented. Jennifer was always extremely quick getting back to us and was just as kind as her husband. We added on Derk's Works Photo Booth the week before our wedding, and we LOVED that too. It's not your typical Photo Booth, which is what I liked best about it. All of our guests were able to download photos of themselves the Monday following the wedding. If you are considering Derk's Works, its a no brainer. DO IT!
Best wedding decision ever! Very easy to work with and did amazing work.
Picking out our photographer was a big deal for us. We decided in the beginning that you won't remember/see every detail from your wedding and what better way to have those memories forever than to have the photos. Looked at many photographers but no ones pictures piqued our interest like Derks Works. Once we met with him, we knew he would be awesome. We also did our engagement photos with Ben and we had so much fun. On the day of the wedding he drove all over Columbus for us, as our venues were pretty spread out. What I loved the most about him what that we didn't have a set amount of time, and that was huge for us. We didn't want to miss anything from the getting ready to the last dance, and he was there the whole time. I had a number of friends, parents and relatives comment after the wedding about awesome he was, even helping people take selfies. Then we got our wedding albums back and we were blown away. The amount of photos he took and how amazing they were made us want to get married again. It shows not only how much fun we were having but our guest too. I had a number of friends look at our wedding photos and comment about how they were jealous of our photos and wish they would have gone our route. When picking a photographer, remember you are paying for what you get and these are things you want to last forever.
Ben is by far one of the most talented individuals that we have had the pleasure of working with. His eye for detail and his creativity is beyond anything that one can imagine. He has such a fun easygoing personality, which makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. From the very first meeting we knew that he was going to be the the person that we wanted to share our special day with. We are so happy we got to get to know Ben and his family, and we would recommend him to anyone.
The Derk's Works team is absolutely phenomenal to work with! They not only captured stunning and unique photos, but were so much fun during the wedding weekend. Benjamin is a true professional with such a creative eye. He makes you feel extremely comfortable and eliminates any sort of awkwardness or shyness in front of the camera. From the the planning process, to the engagement photo session to the wedding, the Derk's Works team was amazing. I would highly recommend Benjamin and Anna for any wedding or event.
Benjamin is extremely talented. He definitely has an artistic eye and the pictures he took I will treasures forever. He capured nothing but amazingly special and beautiful memories of our entire wedding day! He made us feel so comfortable and at times, I forgot he was even there taking photos. He was so professional and calm. He made us all laugh and feel relaxed and I truly appreciated that as a bride. We already have the three beautiful polaroids that he gave us at our wedding framed and hanging up in our house. We have received so many compliments on all our photos. You would be very lucky to have him as your photographer!
So talented and personable--hire him!Reviewed on 2/21/2015 Lauren P
Choosing to work with derk's works was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. Benjamin and Jennifer are true professionals who managed to exceed our expectations at every turn. Benjamin perfectly captured our wedding day and we are so thrilled to be able to relive our special day through his work. The books are absolutely beautiful and we love to flip through them. derk's works was awesome to work with throughout the entire process. They communicated promptly and professionally at every opportunity. They made sure to really get to know us so that they could capture our true selves in their work. On our wedding day Benjamin was incredible, he not only beautifully captured every moment, but he was also extremely helpful to everyone by being a knowledgable resource about everything there is to know about wedding day prep and formal attire. He taught all of the groomsmen how to properly tie their bowties, and he helped to place the bride's headpiece and veil. We also opted to have a photobooth at our reception. Our booth was run by Jennifer and it was an absolute blast. Our guests loved dressing up in the props that derk's works provided and taking fun pictures. Towards the end of the night, most people were decked out in sunglasses and boas from the photobooth. The pictures were so fun to look through. They were available online within a couple days of our wedding for the guests to download. We absolutely recommend that you hire derk's works to document your special day. We are so happy with every aspect of our relationship with them.
LOVE Derk's Works workReviewed on 2/06/2015 Nicolle P
I found Derk's Works online. I immediately fell in love with Ben's photos and how he seemed to capture some real moments. Ben was professional in every encounter. The day of the wedding Ben was like another friend making us all feel comfortable. The quality of the work is well worth the money. Looking at them brings back the emotions of that day. We will cherish these pictures forever.
HIRE HIM - Best photographer, hands downReviewed on 1/20/2015 Holly O
HIRE HIM. That says it all. Benjamin is the most amazing and personable photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I was soooo picky when it came to my wedding and interviewed close to 10 different photographers. I wanted the pictures to look beautiful, natural, and most importantly, not overly-posed. Besides the pictures looking perfect, Benjamin is a genuinely nice person. It's been over a month since my wedding and I still have family and friends coming up to me saying how impressed they were with our photographer. Having him be apart of my wedding was the best decision I could have made.