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Derek Campbell

Derek Campbell is an International photojournalist specializing in fashion photography.  His signature style captures real life moments in an artistic and expressive way. Whether it’s a destination wedding or corporate event, Derek looks to capture moments and memories of your day, telling the story as it unfolded for both you and your guests. For him, it’s not about just showing up to take pictures. When people ask what Derek takes photographs of, the answer is always the same…PEOPLE. While portraits can look boring and posed, the reality is, not all poses are bad. Anticipating moments and making the most of them creates lasting memories, and sometimes it does involve a little “Tilt your head this way” or “Keep doing that”.

Derek’s passion for photography was sparked in a Toronto high school, and later led him to a degree in Film and Television. He quickly connected with key industry people and embarked on a 10 year career with Chum Ltd., a Canadian media giant which includes CityTV and MuchMusic. This gave him the opportunity to hone his craft, photographing dozens of international celebrities. Derek also gained valuable experience covering events such as 9/11 and World Youth Days. He has also traveled the world, including Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, to take pictures at events such as the Summer Olympic Games and World Cup. Derek’s drive to learn led him to take more photography courses, and eventually sharing a studio with one of Canada’s top photographers, Steve Carty. This big jump into the real world of photography allowed Derek to start booking his first clients. More importantly, it made him realize he needed to leave his television career and follow his passion.

You can see much more of his work at http://www.derekcampbell.net


7 comments… add one
  • Jesse & Vicki Loader January 25, 2011, 11:58 am


    We are looking for a photographer to take some beach family photos of us and our baby (will be 7 months at the time of photos) while on our vacation…. preferably around sunset. We are going to Mayan Riviera, Bahia Principe Coba: March19-26, 2011. Would you be interested/available on any of these dates and could you give us some more information Re: costs (including travel if applicable) and if you know if the resort requires additional costs to allow a photographer on site. We also have another couple with us just recently engaged that may be looking for an engagement session as well. Thank you for your time.

    Jesse & Vicki Loader

  • Dan and Shannon March 27, 2011, 5:18 pm

    Hey Derek,

    You recently took our engagement photos in the bahia principe resort along side the loader family. First off thankyou very much again, the photos turned out great, still going thru them all to send you the 15 we would like touched up. Secondly I have been thinking alot on what you said about that beach being not very good or if not very poor. We were wondering if you could give us your top 3 resorts along that side for great beaches and yet great hotel for our wedding. We strongly believe that we would like to take our wedding photos and are wanting you input a bit on great locations. If you can email me back with some information Derek that would be great.



  • Katie Krawietz June 16, 2011, 10:39 am

    Derek & Lorena,
    Check in as I do periodically…and WOW- You guys have taken your talent; and refined it, pressured it, polished it, cut it…and now it is a
    You (collectively) were wonderful…You are now FANTASTIC. Amazing-

    Keep up the great work!
    See you in July!

  • Shannon Isaac October 24, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Hi Derek,
    I just looked at your website and would be very interested in having you take Family Beach photos for us. We will be staying at the Azul Sensatori at the Mayan Riviera November 20th-27th. I am most interested in some candid shots of our children with just a few of our family. Please let me know if you are available.

  • Liz Rodriguez March 8, 2012, 10:34 am

    I’m looking for a photographer to take some beach family photos of us and our son who will be 19 months at the time of photos while on our vacation. We will be staying at the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa at the Mayan Riviera, Playa del Carmen on the week of May 28th to June 1, 2012. Would you be available on any of these dates and could you give us some more information like costs (including travel if applicable). Thank you for your help. Liz Rodriguez, Atlanta, GA.

  • Carrie McDonald June 19, 2012, 6:41 pm

    Hi Derek,
    Im planning my wedding down in Grand Rivieria Princess resort on May 14th 2013, I was wondering if you were available and if so what are your packages and prices? You can contact me carrie_lynn22@hotmail.com.
    Thank you,


  • Katie Gobroski February 26, 2015, 2:30 am

    My name is Katie Gobroski and I was referred to you by Kelly Menning. My fiancé and I are getting married at Azul Fives July 10,2015 and I am very interested in having you photograph our wedding weekend for us! I am wanting two photographers and a videographer as well for the day of the wedding. I am also thinking of having a photographer for the rehearsal dinner the night before. Could you send me packages of prices? I look forward to hearing back from you!!


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