About Me

Wedding photographers serving the Pittsburgh region and beyond

How it all started

I knew when I took that first black and white film class 15 years ago that I had found something extremely special. When I have a camera in hand, I lose myself in the best way possible. Photography is my way of living in the moment; channeling creativity and passion through something I truly love. When I photographed my first wedding in 2010 it was one of those life changing moments that I will never forget. I immediately knew it was something that I wanted to pursue. Since then I have been learning and perfecting my craft with each click of the shutter. It's amazing to be able to do this for a living and I am grateful for every second of it.

Derek Debrill from Chase Images
An image of Derek shooting a wedding photo.An image of Derek shooting a wedding photo.

What drives me

There's nothing quite like the feeling on a wedding day. There's a certain buzz in the air and I think I really feed off the hustle and bustle of everyone’s energy. Being a wedding photographer you really have to think on your feet and be a problem solver at times and I love that! Each and every wedding is different; preparation and attention to detail are key to your day running as smoothly as possible. It’s true, planning a wedding can be overwhelming and sometimes stressful. Your wedding day should be the exact opposite! We are here to keep your timeline on track and guide you every step of the way. One of the reasons I love this job so much is because there’s nothing else quite like it. Having the honor to preserve your legacy and capture such special memories is a unique responsibility that I hold close to my heart.

What Makes Me Happy

I also recently tied the knot myself! My beautiful wife Laura and I were married in September of 2022. You can usually find us enjoying some local cuisine, seeing live music, or taking in a Pens game. In addition to wedding and portrait photography, I have a passion for landscape photography and exploring old abandoned ruins around the rust belt area. I'm proud to call Pittsburgh home and I will enjoy capturing its beauty for years to come.

An image of Derek Debrill from Chase Images with his wife on his wedding day.An image of Derek Debrill from Chase Images with his wife when he got engaged.

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