Reviews

"Absolutely amazing! Derek is exactly the kind of photographer you want for your wedding. He is organized, easy to communicate with, creative and plans ahead. He asked us to make a list of the photos we wanted (family members etc) and it made it so much easier to take the pictures without wasting precious time on our wedding day. Derek and his assistant Jason arrived at the wedding and just got to work! He didn't need someone to tell him what to do nor did he stand around waiting for someone to tell him what to take pictures of. When my husband and I first met with him, we basically just said said yeah we need some pictures. Derek pulled out some of his other work and gave us all kinds of ideas! He even took time to drive my husband and I to a new lighting exhibit downtown to take pictures and went as far as to lay down on the street just to get a good picture. Yes, this guy cares so much about his work he is willing to lie down on the city streets of Pittsburgh. Really nice guy and just an overall amazing photographer. You can tell he is passionate about his work and doesn't look at his events as just another paycheck. Also, it isn't like he left our wedding and we haven't communicated with him since. Even before finishing all our photos, he posted a few on his Instagram! Most photographers leave your event and tell you that they'll let you know when your photos are ready, but not Derek. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! I promise you will not be disappointed."

-Lauren C.

"I cannot recommend Derek and his team enough!! He is everything you want in a professional photographer; reliable, prepared, flexible, detail-oriented, creative, and (of course) extremely talented. The wedding packages he offers are very reasonably priced, especially for the quality of service you receive. On top of all of that, Derek is also so personable and easy to work with. He will make you feel comfortable in front of a camera, which shows in the final product. For our engagement session, he traveled out of state and arrived an hour early just to scout shooting locations. On our wedding day, Derek and his team not only stuck to our time-crunched schedule but also came up with some amazing suggestions of places/poses to shoot that I would have never thought of myself. We were thrilled when we checked social media the very next morning and Derek had already posted a "sneak peak." We received the rest of our photos three weeks later, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Derek captured every moment perfectly- from the formal family photos in the church to the candid shots on the dance floor. We have gotten so many compliments about them from our friends and family. Highly, highly recommend! You will not be disappointed!"

- Megan P.

"We met for a brief session in a coffee shop, and I instantly booked him. Derek's prices are incredibly reasonable, especially for the product he delivers. During the weeks preceding the wedding, he kept me on track as to what he needed; he made sure I was going to get what I wanted out of his photos! The day of, him and his second shooter stuck to the timeline perfectly. They knew exactly what shots to get in the short amount of time they both had prior to going to the church for our ceremony. It is apparent that Derek is incredibly enthusiastic and loves photographing weddings especially. He takes his work seriously and I am extremely grateful to the both of them!"

- Louise P.

"Derek Dibrell of Chase Images is a visionary photographer. He traveled to D.C. for both our engagement photo session in the fall of 2018 and our wedding in April 2019 from Pittsburgh, PA, and came up with some really unique and just stunning photographs that helped capture the day(s) in an artistic and genuinely lovely way. He also made sure that we got all the standard, posed photos we needed with our family and friends. We are thrilled with how all our photos came out, and that we have so many incredible shots to choose from. Derek is kind, flexible, and helps make you feel at ease! It was a pleasure to work with him, and we highly recommend."

- Kim S.

"Derek was absolutely amazing! I am by no means a photogenic person but I am completely in love with all my pictures! Everything from the happy tears during the wedding to all the girls almost knocking each other out to catch that damn bouquet! He was so patient with us (we are those nuts who asked to have their 1 year old crazy puppy in their engagement pictures!) and he rolled with all our crazy timeline changes. I have a massive family (mom, Dad, step mom, step dad, + my husbands family, my mom has 8 siblings) and we were able to get photos of each individual group! Long story short: Derek rocked it. My pictures are fabulous. I couldn’t have picked a better photographer."

- Kaylie R.

"We cannot say enough amazing things about Chase Images! We looked through what felt like a million photographers and found Chase Images on The Knot, and I'm so thankful we did! Derek is the nicest person and very responsive with emails. He truly is the easiest person to get into contact with through this whole wedding planning process. We just had our engagement session with him and got our pictures back so fast! Every single picture is absolutely stunning. We cannot wait to work with him again on our wedding day next September. I would recommend him over and over again to anyone who wants a professional photographer that takes amazing pictures and is super easy to get in touch with. Simply the best!''

- Katelyn S.

"I'm not sure I can adequately describe how amazing the photographers from Chase Images have been. The photography is above excellent and the photographers are easy to communicate with and work with. The photos will be what we will have after all is said and done and I'm so glad we chose this company to capture our memories."

- Jessica G.

"My husband and I used Derek for our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. He drove down to D.C. from Pittsburgh and we took pictures all over the city. Derek was incredibly easy to work with, found some great locations for our shoots, but most importantly, the pictures he took were spectacular. We knew after the engagement photos that Derek was definitely the photographer we wanted for our wedding. Derek brought an assistant to help shoot the wedding, Jason, and together they were a dynamic duo. My husband and I could not be more pleased with Derek's work. We highly recommend Chase Images to anyone looking for a fantastic photographer with great vision who is incredibly easy to work with, phenomenally responsive via email and phone, and a fabulous value. Book Derek for your wedding ASAP!"

- Patrick S.

'My wife and I chose Chase Images for our wedding and we were not disappointed. At our first meeting, Derek was extremely attentive to all questions my wife and I asked and was always accommodating via email or to meet in person leading up to our wedding day. He was very easygoing to work with and my wife and I are quite pleased with how our pictures turned out! We definitely recommended!!''

- David C.

"Derek was the absolute perfect photographer for our wedding day! We had Derek plus a 2nd shooter capture our big day. Derek was so accommodating, and took beautiful photos at all 4 of our locations. He kept us on track throughout the day, and made everything totally stress free. Derek has a fun and calming demeanor, which brought out fantastic photos of my husband and I. He has an incredible eye for locations as well as poses. In addition, Derek did a wonderful job capturing candid photos of our guests. We had so much fun working with Derek that we asked him to stay an extra hour to the end of our reception, and he was so kind to accommodate. I am so glad we found Derek! We will treasure our wedding photos forever, and couldn't be happier with them."

- Megan P.

"Derek and company were amazing! They're so creative and have such great personalities. Throughout the whole process Derek was attentive and really listened to what we wanted. You can tell that they really enjoy what they do and care about their clients. Our pictures turned out incredible. The talent with Derek and his team is outstanding. The most important thing, at least for us, was that Derek took it full circle. From the first meeting to weeks after the wedding the communication, dedication, and appreciation didn't stop. I can't wait use Chase Images for all of our holiday cards, big announcements, and future family shoots. Thanks to Derek we have beautiful pictures that captured the happiest day of our life perfectly!"

- Connie R.

"I'll make this really simple, with all the craziness and stress that comes with getting married Derek was the one thing I never had to worry about. He's so professional and really goes the extra mile. He takes beautiful pictures. Worth every penny!"

- Ashley K.

"Well I cannot say enough great things about Chase Images! Derek shot our engagement pictures back in October which we absolutely LOVED! Derek is super nice and laid back, he doesn't force you to do poses that aren't natural or uncomfortable. He has a great eye and even scoped out both locations prior for the engagement shoot as well as the after pictures for the wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone and can't wait to see the rest of our pictures!"

- Kaitlyn Y.

"I would highly recommend Derek for your wedding. We booked him for our engagement photos and wedding and he did an incredible job. He was very professional and personable. When it looked like it would rain on our wedding day, he helped me come up with a rain plan for pictures and suggested a great spot. Our wedding pictures turned out wonderfully despite the rain and I couldn't be happier with them! The second photographer he brought also did a wonderful job and it was clear they were both very experienced. Derek did a great job capturing all the highlights of our reception and great candid pictures of the night too!"

- Cailin W.

"Derek is amazing. I have been a fan of his work for a long time, so to have him photograph our wedding was really fantastic. He lived up to my expectations and more. I was the “no worries” type of bride... I really wanted to make no decisions and let my vendors handle all the work, and Chase Images held up their end of the bargain. Derek had never been to my venue before, and yet he had great ideas for different places and poses for pictures. Derek and his second photographer (Jason) were SO EASY to work with...funny, easy going, and relaxed. They stuck to our timeline and got great photos of us through the day, into the night. Honestly, I forgot they were even there throughout the reception. The day moves SO FAST...and somehow Derek managed to capture ALL of my favorite memories of our day...seriously, how is that possible??? THANK YOU Derek."

- Meagan P.

"We couldn't be happier with Chase Images. Planning for wedding photos can be surprisingly difficult since you have to gel well with your photographer. After meeting with a half dozen photographers it was clear that Derek was the most talented, easy going and sociable. We've gotten dozens of compliments (and hundreds of "likes") from just a couple photos he's showcased so far. I'd recommend Chase Images to anyone and everyone."

- Brendan M.

"My fiancé and I were absolutely thrilled with our engagement photos. Derek really took the time to find some beautiful and meaningful locations for us and made the experience so much fun. The final photos are absolutely gorgeous. We plan to use Chase Images for our wedding this winter and all of our future family shoots!"

- Meredith G.

"Derek is wonderful to work with, and our pictures were amazing. He was easy going, creative, and is genuinely an artist, and it showed in our wedding photos. So glad we chose him!"

- Tye S.

"I have worked with a lot of photographers and Chase Images is by far my favorite. Derek takes time to actually find out what it is the YOU want from your photos. He doesn't over edit and he captures the realness of the people around him. I would recommend Chase for any and all photography needs. I have used him a number of times both personally and professionally."

- Jessi D.

"So far, we have just had our engagement photos, but they turned out absolutely gorgeous! We are so excited to see how the wedding photos turn out (I am sure they will be stunning). The engagement shoot was super laid back and even my "I hate getting my picture taken" fiancé enjoyed himself.  I certainly am not the most low maintenance bride and Derek answered all of my panic-stricken week of questions with no problems. He was super helpful. We got such a great mix of gorgeous, classic photos, as well as, a few more artistic shots that really show of the landscape too. Overall, this has been a great experience and I would definitely recommend Chase Images to any bride out there still looking for a photographer!"

- Morgan P.

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Reviews

"Absolutely amazing! Derek is exactly the kind of photographer you want for your wedding. He is organized, easy to communicate with, creative and plans ahead. He asked us to make a list of the photos we wanted (family members etc) and it made it so much easier to take the pictures without wasting precious time on our wedding day. Derek and his assistant Jason arrived at the wedding and just got to work! He didn't need someone to tell him what to do nor did he stand around waiting for someone to tell him what to take pictures of. When my husband and I first met with him, we basically just said said yeah we need some pictures. Derek pulled out some of his other work and gave us all kinds of ideas! He even took time to drive my husband and I to a new lighting exhibit downtown to take pictures and went as far as to lay down on the street just to get a good picture. Yes, this guy cares so much about his work he is willing to lie down on the city streets of Pittsburgh. Really nice guy and just an overall amazing photographer. You can tell he is passionate about his work and doesn't look at his events as just another paycheck. Also, it isn't like he left our wedding and we haven't communicated with him since. Even before finishing all our photos, he posted a few on his Instagram! Most photographers leave your event and tell you that they'll let you know when your photos are ready, but not Derek. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! I promise you will not be disappointed."

-Lauren C.

"I cannot recommend Derek and his team enough!! He is everything you want in a professional photographer; reliable, prepared, flexible, detail-oriented, creative, and (of course) extremely talented. The wedding packages he offers are very reasonably priced, especially for the quality of service you receive. On top of all of that, Derek is also so personable and easy to work with. He will make you feel comfortable in front of a camera, which shows in the final product. For our engagement session, he traveled out of state and arrived an hour early just to scout shooting locations. On our wedding day, Derek and his team not only stuck to our time-crunched schedule but also came up with some amazing suggestions of places/poses to shoot that I would have never thought of myself. We were thrilled when we checked social media the very next morning and Derek had already posted a "sneak peak." We received the rest of our photos three weeks later, and we couldn't be happier with the results. Derek captured every moment perfectly- from the formal family photos in the church to the candid shots on the dance floor. We have gotten so many compliments about them from our friends and family. Highly, highly recommend! You will not be disappointed!"

- Megan P.

"We met for a brief session in a coffee shop, and I instantly booked him. Derek's prices are incredibly reasonable, especially for the product he delivers. During the weeks preceding the wedding, he kept me on track as to what he needed; he made sure I was going to get what I wanted out of his photos! The day of, him and his second shooter stuck to the timeline perfectly. They knew exactly what shots to get in the short amount of time they both had prior to going to the church for our ceremony. It is apparent that Derek is incredibly enthusiastic and loves photographing weddings especially. He takes his work seriously and I am extremely grateful to the both of them!"

- Louise P.

"Derek Dibrell of Chase Images is a visionary photographer. He traveled to D.C. for both our engagement photo session in the fall of 2018 and our wedding in April 2019 from Pittsburgh, PA, and came up with some really unique and just stunning photographs that helped capture the day(s) in an artistic and genuinely lovely way. He also made sure that we got all the standard, posed photos we needed with our family and friends. We are thrilled with how all our photos came out, and that we have so many incredible shots to choose from. Derek is kind, flexible, and helps make you feel at ease! It was a pleasure to work with him, and we highly recommend."

- Kim S.

"Derek was absolutely amazing! I am by no means a photogenic person but I am completely in love with all my pictures! Everything from the happy tears during the wedding to all the girls almost knocking each other out to catch that damn bouquet! He was so patient with us (we are those nuts who asked to have their 1 year old crazy puppy in their engagement pictures!) and he rolled with all our crazy timeline changes. I have a massive family (mom, Dad, step mom, step dad, + my husbands family, my mom has 8 siblings) and we were able to get photos of each individual group! Long story short: Derek rocked it. My pictures are fabulous. I couldn’t have picked a better photographer."

- Kaylie R.

"We cannot say enough amazing things about Chase Images! We looked through what felt like a million photographers and found Chase Images on The Knot, and I'm so thankful we did! Derek is the nicest person and very responsive with emails. He truly is the easiest person to get into contact with through this whole wedding planning process. We just had our engagement session with him and got our pictures back so fast! Every single picture is absolutely stunning. We cannot wait to work with him again on our wedding day next September. I would recommend him over and over again to anyone who wants a professional photographer that takes amazing pictures and is super easy to get in touch with. Simply the best!''

- Katelyn S.

"I'm not sure I can adequately describe how amazing the photographers from Chase Images have been. The photography is above excellent and the photographers are easy to communicate with and work with. The photos will be what we will have after all is said and done and I'm so glad we chose this company to capture our memories."

- Jessica G.

"My husband and I used Derek for our engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. He drove down to D.C. from Pittsburgh and we took pictures all over the city. Derek was incredibly easy to work with, found some great locations for our shoots, but most importantly, the pictures he took were spectacular. We knew after the engagement photos that Derek was definitely the photographer we wanted for our wedding. Derek brought an assistant to help shoot the wedding, Jason, and together they were a dynamic duo. My husband and I could not be more pleased with Derek's work. We highly recommend Chase Images to anyone looking for a fantastic photographer with great vision who is incredibly easy to work with, phenomenally responsive via email and phone, and a fabulous value. Book Derek for your wedding ASAP!"

- Patrick S.

'My wife and I chose Chase Images for our wedding and we were not disappointed. At our first meeting, Derek was extremely attentive to all questions my wife and I asked and was always accommodating via email or to meet in person leading up to our wedding day. He was very easygoing to work with and my wife and I are quite pleased with how our pictures turned out! We definitely recommended!!''

- David C.

"Derek was the absolute perfect photographer for our wedding day! We had Derek plus a 2nd shooter capture our big day. Derek was so accommodating, and took beautiful photos at all 4 of our locations. He kept us on track throughout the day, and made everything totally stress free. Derek has a fun and calming demeanor, which brought out fantastic photos of my husband and I. He has an incredible eye for locations as well as poses. In addition, Derek did a wonderful job capturing candid photos of our guests. We had so much fun working with Derek that we asked him to stay an extra hour to the end of our reception, and he was so kind to accommodate. I am so glad we found Derek! We will treasure our wedding photos forever, and couldn't be happier with them."

- Megan P.

"Derek and company were amazing! They're so creative and have such great personalities. Throughout the whole process Derek was attentive and really listened to what we wanted. You can tell that they really enjoy what they do and care about their clients. Our pictures turned out incredible. The talent with Derek and his team is outstanding. The most important thing, at least for us, was that Derek took it full circle. From the first meeting to weeks after the wedding the communication, dedication, and appreciation didn't stop. I can't wait use Chase Images for all of our holiday cards, big announcements, and future family shoots. Thanks to Derek we have beautiful pictures that captured the happiest day of our life perfectly!"

- Connie R.

"I'll make this really simple, with all the craziness and stress that comes with getting married Derek was the one thing I never had to worry about. He's so professional and really goes the extra mile. He takes beautiful pictures. Worth every penny!"

- Ashley K.

"Well I cannot say enough great things about Chase Images! Derek shot our engagement pictures back in October which we absolutely LOVED! Derek is super nice and laid back, he doesn't force you to do poses that aren't natural or uncomfortable. He has a great eye and even scoped out both locations prior for the engagement shoot as well as the after pictures for the wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone and can't wait to see the rest of our pictures!"

- Kaitlyn Y.

"I would highly recommend Derek for your wedding. We booked him for our engagement photos and wedding and he did an incredible job. He was very professional and personable. When it looked like it would rain on our wedding day, he helped me come up with a rain plan for pictures and suggested a great spot. Our wedding pictures turned out wonderfully despite the rain and I couldn't be happier with them! The second photographer he brought also did a wonderful job and it was clear they were both very experienced. Derek did a great job capturing all the highlights of our reception and great candid pictures of the night too!"

- Cailin W.

"Derek is amazing. I have been a fan of his work for a long time, so to have him photograph our wedding was really fantastic. He lived up to my expectations and more. I was the “no worries” type of bride... I really wanted to make no decisions and let my vendors handle all the work, and Chase Images held up their end of the bargain. Derek had never been to my venue before, and yet he had great ideas for different places and poses for pictures. Derek and his second photographer (Jason) were SO EASY to work with...funny, easy going, and relaxed. They stuck to our timeline and got great photos of us through the day, into the night. Honestly, I forgot they were even there throughout the reception. The day moves SO FAST...and somehow Derek managed to capture ALL of my favorite memories of our day...seriously, how is that possible??? THANK YOU Derek."

- Meagan P.

"We couldn't be happier with Chase Images. Planning for wedding photos can be surprisingly difficult since you have to gel well with your photographer. After meeting with a half dozen photographers it was clear that Derek was the most talented, easy going and sociable. We've gotten dozens of compliments (and hundreds of "likes") from just a couple photos he's showcased so far. I'd recommend Chase Images to anyone and everyone."

- Brendan M.

"My fiancé and I were absolutely thrilled with our engagement photos. Derek really took the time to find some beautiful and meaningful locations for us and made the experience so much fun. The final photos are absolutely gorgeous. We plan to use Chase Images for our wedding this winter and all of our future family shoots!"

- Meredith G.

"Derek is wonderful to work with, and our pictures were amazing. He was easy going, creative, and is genuinely an artist, and it showed in our wedding photos. So glad we chose him!"

- Tye S.

"I have worked with a lot of photographers and Chase Images is by far my favorite. Derek takes time to actually find out what it is the YOU want from your photos. He doesn't over edit and he captures the realness of the people around him. I would recommend Chase for any and all photography needs. I have used him a number of times both personally and professionally."

- Jessi D.

"So far, we have just had our engagement photos, but they turned out absolutely gorgeous! We are so excited to see how the wedding photos turn out (I am sure they will be stunning). The engagement shoot was super laid back and even my "I hate getting my picture taken" fiancé enjoyed himself.  I certainly am not the most low maintenance bride and Derek answered all of my panic-stricken week of questions with no problems. He was super helpful. We got such a great mix of gorgeous, classic photos, as well as, a few more artistic shots that really show of the landscape too. Overall, this has been a great experience and I would definitely recommend Chase Images to any bride out there still looking for a photographer!"

- Morgan P.

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