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Derk's Works Testimonials
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.
- Spencer & Heather
Other than saying "YES" to my wife the day of our wedding, the best decision I / we made was having Benjamin Derkin photograph our big, big day. When perusing the collection of the final photo selections, I was absolutely blown away at all of the little (and big) details captured by Benjamin. No stone went unturned and every photo was a reflection of my wife's hard work, our guest's enjoyment, our friends, our family, the little nuances special to us...the candid moments that can't be captured again. Not to mention, we paid to have our small ceremony / reception at Jeffrey Mansion in Bexley...a beautiful, stunning setting on a nice day. He did a magical job at bringing the setting to life in the photos...something we greatly, greatly appreciated.

But I've talked enough...LOOK AT THE PHOTOS. His work clearly speaks for itself. Not to mention, f you or a guest struggle to tie a bow-tie the day of your wedding, he's there for you...
- Adam & Kerry
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!
- Colin & Alexandra
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.
- Pat & Katie
We had SO MUCH FUN with Benjamin, both during the planning stages and on our wedding day. He was never in the way, but was always capturing the important moments and candid expressions, and constantly coming up with unique and creative ideas. He has an incredible eye for a cool photo, and is definitely a very talented and artistic photographer. To top it off, he's just so darn cool that I wish we could hang out with him every weekend! We would hire Derk's Works again in a heartbeat.
- Dan & Bethany
- Glen & Kristin
Derk's Works provided us with amazing pictures, which wasn't a surprise having seen what Benjamin was capable of on his website and blog. What should not be underestimated is Benjamin himself. You have to like your photographer, considering they will be following you around all day, and Benjamin did not disappoint. He was pleasant, funny, confident, reassuring, and professional, to say the least. We give Derk's Works two thumps up! Job well done!
- Glen & Kristin