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Holiday Book Sale

We are so excited to share with you our Holiday Book Sales is available now until 11.26.18! This is your opportunity to create and order books from your Derk’s Work images from your wedding, engagement session, family session and more! Save up to $375 on books and albums!

Create a keepsake for your family for years to come this holiday season! Gift cards are also available upon request. To see the details of the sale and to order your book send us a message here.

Our Classic Coffee Table book has been one of our favorite ways to display a complete collection of images since we started this business in 2008. Featuring one image per page, it takes you through the joy and detail of your every emotion, letting each image speak for itself while effortlessly flowing into a larger body of work. Each solo book contains up to four hundred images that you select yourself to represent your favorite aspects of your wedding.

The Classic Coffee Table Book comes both in the standard twelve by twelve inch size as well as a smaller seven by seven inch book. The classic size also come in a complete two volume book set, containing all of the images from your wedding day, flowing chronologically, highlighting each nuance of your day with care.

 The Heritage Album was born out of a desire to design and craft a book that can be passed down for generations as a testimony of your love. Each page is made from a warp resistant substrate carefully bound and covered in either high quality linen or leather. Our Heritage Album is twelve inches by twelve inches and comes standard with twenty-five spreads to carefully tell your story.

The Small Heritage Album is eight inches by eight inches and is perfect for any collection from your wedding to engagement photos to parent albums.

 

2018 Holiday Mini Sessions

We are so excited to share our new Holiday Mini Sessions! Come join us at Yellowood Farms in Canal Winchester to participate in a holiday inspired mini session with Benjamin! The farm will be beautifully prepared for the holidays with wreaths, fresh cut trees, lights and warm drinks, cookies and plaid blankets!

Yellowood Farms is also supplying us with beautifully handcrafted leather goods, warm blankets, restored axes and more for your sessions! They will also have a retail store open to select the perfect Holiday gifts for your friends and family.

Each mini session will include the following:

  • 20 minute session with Benjamin
  • Awesome Holiday family images
  • Yellowood Designs handcrafted items, treats and warm drinks
  • 20-30 final images with full printing rights
  • Online delivery by 11.29.18 in time for holiday gifts and cards
  • Ideal for families, couples or individual mini session images. (non holiday options available)
  • Each session is $225
  • Sunday, November 18th 2018, only 9 sessions available between 11AM-4PM

To reserve your session please email jennifer@derksworks.com or contact us here. Happy Holidays!

2018 Mini Sessions – Now Booking

Now booking our 2018 Fall Mini Sessions!

Each year we love capturing families, couples, kiddos and furry friends at our mini sessions. This year we will be offering two dates in the fall to create amazing images for you and your families.

Below are the details, along with a collection of some of the smiles, laughs and hugs from sessions in the past! You can contact us here to reserve your session today!

September 23rd – Schiller Park, German Village

October 21st – Jeffery Mansion, Bexley

Sessions are $225 each.

*A limited number of sessions are available for each date.

Mini Session Includes the Following:

  • 20-30 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!

You can contact us here to reserve your session today!

Sessions are limited and are filled on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to hearing from you and creating your session!

Oh Christmas Tree // 2017

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet their songs repeat
Of peace on earth good will to men

Then rang the bells more loud and deep
God is not dead, nor does he sleep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
With peace on earth, good will to men

Merry Christmas – Love, the Derkins

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  1. QMB

    These are terrific. So fun to see Solomon so big, engaged with the process and walking this year. I could tell that George remembered the connection to last year, so fun and wow great weather.
    The mug/ bottle clink totally made me smile. There’s somethin about 2nd borns goin on there, I’m a thinkin ! Love you bunches, we’ll see everyone soonish

Crites Family

2017 Fall Mini Sessions – Now Booking

Now booking our 2017 Fall Mini Sessions!

Each year we love capturing families, couples, kiddos and furry friends at our mini sessions. This year we will be offering two dates in the fall to create amazing images for you and your families.

Below are the details, along with a collection of some of the smiles, laughs and hugs from sessions in the past! You can contact us here to reserve your session today!

October 8th – Schiller Park, German Village

October 29th – Jeffery Mansion, Bexley

 Sessions are $225 each.

*A limited number of sessions are available for each date.

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!

You can contact us here to reserve your session today!

You can contact us here to reserve your session today!

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Mini Session Benefiting Pelotonia

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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! shootme@derksworks.com

Thank you!

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Family time in COLORADO

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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.

-Benjamin

 

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Pancakes with my dad has always been a longstanding tradition. Now, another generation gets in on the action.

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The colors of Colorado’s earth are pure and magical. I will never get over these shades of green.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  1. Qmb

    Marvellous darling, …simply marvellous

2016 Family Tree Chopping

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J-I-N-G-L-E Bells! Tree chopping 2016 at Hickory Ridge Tree Farm as a family of FOUR!

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We’re Thankful, To Say The Least

This year, Derk’s Works has been up to some new things, some old things, and some adventurous things. The one thing that has been consistent though, this year and all years, is the love we have for our clients. Actually, if it’s possible, we love you more than ever (such a dad thing to say, I know). But, if I may summarize our feelings, we want to express that we are deeply grateful.

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(Yes, it does feel odd to use this photo that was taken before Solomon was born, but we just got it back from the film lab and it seemed a shame NOT to use it… He’ll get his own blog post, don’t worry…)

When we photograph your life and your moments, we count it as sacred to be invited into your space. We love the community that has formed with each of you.

In this season of thankfulness, we can’t help but send our love your way.

For you, we are thankful.

Sincerely,

Derk’s Works