Since I was young I've always felt the need to express myself artistically. Back then it was mostly through painting or sketching but it wasn't until I picked up a camera for the first time that I knew I had found something truly special. It was love at first snap! What began as a hobby quickly became my true passion. The correlation between the natural world and the man made world has always fascinated me and I think that is conveyed through my photos. Whether it is a wedding, country landscape or an abandoned building, I strive to find beauty in every scene.

Shooting weddings and portraits is something I feel privileged to be a part of. Helping people preserve memories that will last a lifetime is such an amazing feeling. I believe in a fun, light atmosphere for all my photo shoots but I will capture all those important moments whether serious or playful. I don't believe in being confined to a studio. Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are an amazing place to photograph and I try to utilize that as much as possible. With the world as your backdrop, you will be part of something original and personalized for you.

_Derek Chase Dibrell