We are so happy to share that we are hosting a Derk’s Works Mini Session, June 4th with $75 from each session being directly donated to Pelotonia – Team Bexley! Please join us to create and capture amazing images of you and your family and to donate to such a wonderful cause!
Mini Session Includes the Following:
30-50 Final Images
Professional editing and color correction
Full printing rights of all images
Online delivery for convienent sharing and download
Lots of laughs, crazy finger puppets and silly faces if needed!
$210 with $75 from your shoot going to Pelotonia – Team Bexley
Our June 4th session will be held at Jeffery Mansion in Bexley. We have additional Derk’s Works Mini Sessions in the works, so be on the look out for additional dates to open up!
Please contact us to reserve your session or for any additional questions or needs! email@example.com
For the past few weeks we’ve been playing a game with George, where he tells us that he is either two or six and then we tickle him and strictly forbid him from growing up. As it turns out, the game is still funny but our parental authority seems to have failed us in preventing the passage of time. Without any doubt, our little boy is two. He will occasionally bust out a sentence, a beat-box, or laugh at this own “toot”. Drums, hammers, and baseball have all made the list of awesome things that can and will always be a good idea at any time of the day or night. He is a wonderful big brother, though I suspect that he and Solomon are already plotting mischief together at night. He is kind, caring, courageous, and inquisitive and I couldn’t be more proud. Happy birthday George, you are very loved.
Alright, I’ll just warn you right now, this is a long one. I tried trimming the selection a little further but then I thought, “nope, I’m gonna take a ‘selfish’ today.”
Last month we went with my Derkin family to the awesome state of Colorado for my younger brother’s wedding! In the process we added on a few extra days for family vacation. I’m pretty sure our only regret was that we wish it could’ve been longer. Not to spoil anything from the images but, the whole trip was stunning. Sam and Nicole’s wedding was on the spring equinox, the day from which all the days only get longer and more beautiful… if that’s not the most poetic day to get married, then I don’t know what is. I couldn’t be happier for my brother and was honored to be in his wedding. Though it is one of about four weddings I’ve ever been in without shooting it, I just couldn’t help myself, and I made a deal with their super-talented photographer Hannah to let me be part of their portraits anyway.
I’m not sure what it is about the Colorado air, colors, water, or mountains, but it is a magical place and I am honored every time I get to go back. I hope the next trip isn’t very far away.
Pancakes with my dad has always been a longstanding tradition. Now, another generation gets in on the action.
The colors of Colorado’s earth are pure and magical. I will never get over these shades of green.
This straight razor was hand restored by our friends at Yellowood Design, replacing the cracked plastic pieces with hand shaped wood from reclaimed barn wood. I’m not too sure on the exact origin of the razor, whether it was my grand father’s business partner’s or if it was his fathers, but the barn wood was from Benjamin Rowley’s grandfather’s barn and the whole thing is just SO dang cool.
Little known fact, Solomon had a HUGE poop five minutes before the ceremony and directly preceding this photo. We don’t often brag about how quick we can change a diaper, but I have to say that we were pretty proud of this Indianapolis 500 racing pit speed change.
Shortly after this photo and right after I said, “I don’t think that rock is going to be a good foot hold Sam.” I fell into the river for a hot second.
At our core is a love for true grass roots movement, genuine relationships, and good branding. Our creative process is founded upon a strong story told with images, connected through moments of significance, captured by a camera. This love for story telling has only grown as we have continued down this journey of owning our own small business. Thus, PHOTO NARRATIVE was born.
Combining our passion for business, people, and images that communicate feeling we noticed a gap in the ability of businesses to create a relationship with their audience in a way that felt fresh and tailor-made. PHOTO NARRATIVE creates that gateway from business to consumer, narrowing the gap and building the bridge.
It is our goal through this new branch of Derk’s Works to continue our devotion to capturing and sharing the heart and soul of passionate living. Through PHOTO NARRATIVE, we’ll freeze the moments that encapsulate your business and show the movement that tells your brand’s story. This process takes on a few forms, some simple and some more involved; no matter the level, we can’t wait to help share your story!
Simple though they may be, we believe in a headshot that is as unique as you and your business. On a traditional paper backdrop or something more specialized and complex, we stick to making you the center of attention.
In Your Element
There is something special about finding your niche and digging deeply into the work that comes with it. We are here for those moments that make your work special, so you can share your passion for your business with the world.
Sometimes movement is the most effective way to share your message. Our PHOTO NARRATIVE videography has mastered the mix of light, sound, and story. Your action-packed day carries the heartbeat of your narrative.
Two parts visual and one part brain power, we proudly offer straight up consulting as a stand alone service or as a compliment to our implementation. Jennifer brings 10 years of corporate sales experience and strategy to the table while Benjamin brings 10+ years of small business expertise and understanding. Sometimes you just need ideas and a clear game plan, we would love to put our moxie to work for you in sales, brand strategy, and social media marketing.
Our passion for brand strategy is backed by a decade of growing and adapting to a fiercely competitive industry, perfectly paired with years of corporate experience and strategic sales positioning combined with a drive for small business. Top it all off with expertise in social media marketing and a devotion to new trends, old trends, and finding your trend; we have exactly what you need to set you apart in your market.
The wait is over and PHOTO NARRATIVE is officially here, ready to take your business to the next level of relating to your customers. Let’s get the conversation started.