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"I recommend Derek, the man behind Chase Images, without any reservations whatsoever. He and his second photographer, Jason, did an excellent job capturing both candid and formal photos on our wedding day, and was also a great vendor to work with leading up to and following our wedding. In addition to his great eye for stunning photos, he was extremely professional and flexible as a vendor. You never know when these traits will come in handy, but working with someone like Derek relieved a lot of the stress of wedding planning. Like many couples this year, we originally planned a 2020 wedding and Derek was more than accommodating for our new wedding date. Additionally, since we don't live in Pittsburgh, much of our communication was via email, and Derek was always quick to respond, answered whatever questions we had, and was really great about working with our schedule to meet in person when we did come back to Pittsburgh prior to our wedding. Probably most importantly, Derek NAILED all of the shots that we wanted and also took great photos that we wouldn't have ever thought of. Weather on our wedding day changed every five minutes, and despite the tricky shooting conditions outdoors, we ended up with really great "moody" photos with dark clouds as well as perfectly-exposed pictures from inside our venue. Overall, I can't recommend Derek or the rest of his team highly enough!"
"If you are looking for a wedding photographer, look no further. My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better experience when it came to the wedding photo process. Derek was professional, timely, and so easy to work with. Derek had a plan for a wedding day that got rained out, but he quickly improvised and took us to a location that was absolutely stunning. Not only is he very talented, he hustles. Derek and his assistant stood in the rain to get us incredible shots that I've never seen in anyone else's wedding photos. The selection of photos he sent us capture all of the emotions of the day plus some gorgeous artistic photos I never thought we'd have. We've received so many compliments on our photos and are thrilled to have them to look back on for years to come."
"I can't even begin to describe the AMAZING experience that we had with Derek. He was the photographer for our friends wedding and from what I saw, we knew we needed to meet with him. From the moment we met with him in a small coffee shop, we both had an instant connection with him. Derek is very easy going and has a great eye. We had so much fun during our engagement shoot that we knew our wedding would be even more special. Derek and Jason captured every minute of our wedding. From the moment they arrived at the hotel until we all left the reception, they were there for it all. I had multiple guest tell me how much they enjoyed watching the photographers capture the day and could tell how much they enjoyed doing this. The few pictures I have seen from our wedding bring tears to my eyes. Derek was kind enough to share a sneak peak while on our honeymoon, we were thrilled! Derek had such a beautiful vision for our day. The talent and professionalism that Derek has is like no other. He's the best of the best. We look forward to working with him in the future!"
"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."
"We are so incredibly thrilled and grateful that we had Derek as our photographer. He, along with Jason, his second photographer, did a phenomenal job on our wedding day. We truly cannot recommend Derek enough! His photos are incredibly high quality, with a classic and timeless feel to them. He got a lot of “wow” shots that we didn’t expect. Leading up to the wedding, Derek was super communicative and organized. He was flexible with letting us ask for different shots or poses, and also had a lot of ideas to share with us too. His packages are great, and having unlimited time is so nice so that you don’t have to stress about fitting all your photos into a certain time period. He was very friendly and made us comfortable at both our engagement shoot and on the wedding day. We really can’t say enough about his professionalism and the quality of the work. The photos speak for themselves - just book him!"
"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."
"Derek, our photographer from Chase Images, was wonderful. Our original photographer was unable to shoot our wedding and Derek was able to help us in a bind! He was very flexible and professional. The shots were natural and really captured who my husband and I are. We both don’t always feel comfortable in front of the camera and Derek made it easy to pose by giving us directives and putting us at ease. I love my photos from our day and I can’t wait to hang them in my home."
"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!"
"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!!"
"Beyond grateful for Derek!!! We would not be able to relive our wedding day without the moments he captured for us.Words can not describe how talented & personable he is. Throughout planning our wedding he worked with us every step of the way .Especially, during this difficult time (covid). We recently got back our pictures , selected the ones we loved & within a few weeks we had our wedding album in our hands. Something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Every picture brings back the memory of that exact moment & that is why we chose Derek. From seeing his work & speaking with him we knew we had the PERFECT photographer for our special day! We can not thank him enough!"
"My husband and I very specifically wanted a photographer who took images that were artistic but natural, and captured the emotions of the day. It is true that the day goes by fast, and I was able to revisit and fully take in the events that took place through our images. They were so beautiful that they brought me to tears, and we received countless compliments from those who viewed them. On top of this, Derek was professional and responsive, and took all of our thoughts and concerns into consideration. You can truly trust this important task to Chase Images. We are forever grateful for the exceptional job Derek did photographing our wedding."
"I would like to start this review off by saying that Derek at Chase Images was so wonderful to work with. We are not typically the couple to write reviews, but Derek and his co-worker Jason deserve all the praise and more! We began taking engagement photos with him back in November 2020, and immediately he was easy to get along with and talk to. He listened to what we were looking for and what parts in Pittsburgh we wanted to have the photos taken. Derek has extensive experience in the Pittsburgh area and had excellent recommendations for specific sites in locations to take the photos. Our favorite part was that he took our suggestions into consideration, and we took a photo on the tennis court that both my wife and I love! The turnaround time and quality of the photos were both 5/5 Stars. We recently had our wedding on June 5th 2021: He and his co-worker, Jason, each took photos from morning while we were getting ready up until the last drink was poured at the reception. At the end of the day, we considered them an official part of our bridal party! They kept everyone laughing and captured all of the big moments. We have already begun recommending Derek and his team at Chase Images to our friends and family who are having upcoming weddings and/or are in relationships. Save yourself the hassle of looking around for other photographers, and book at Chase Images. Their customer service, price, and quality are all phenomenal and exceeded all expectations."
"Derek was absolutely amazing to work with from our engagement session all the way to our wedding albums being delivered in the mail (which are gorgeous). He is kind and easy to work with. Every photo made me more excited for the other! His pricing is generous for everything that is included and how beautiful his photos are. Look no further!"
"We entrusted Derek with the important tasks of capturing our wedding and engagement photos, and he ultimately left us speechless! Extremely easy to work with and we couldn’t be happier with his work! He delivered high quality, beautiful photos that captured every aspect of our wedding. His style is very down-to-earth and calming yet productive, and we felt 100% comfortable entrusting him to do his thing while we enjoyed our day. And he did not disappoint! He also provided excellent communication and timeline planning assistance both before and on the day-of, which was above and beyond, AND he put together the most beautiful album for us! We are so excited to be able to cherish this for the rest of our lives and we can’t wait to purchase prints for our future house. We HIGHLY recommend Derek for any photography services you may be looking for! He is truly the best!"
"From our initial zoom meeting, I knew we picked the right person to capture our wedding day! Derek and Jason were amazing! Both were so easy to work with. All of my pictures were captured and they even had some ideas that I didn’t think of! I love that in a photographer! Highly recommend!!"
"I cannot even put into words how amazing Derek has been through this journey. We started with our engagement photos last year and ever since then I knew he was the best choice. He sent over our sneak peak so quickly after our wedding and I was just floored by them. He has such an eye for amazing shots, I didn’t have to provide him with any inspo as he knew exactly what to do. 10/10. If you don’t have a photographer you need to book him ASAP!"
"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!"
"Chase Images is definitely the right photographer to use. He made our Engagement Photo Session for me and my fiancé so much fun! Chase Images Professionalism, Punctuality, and Energy is unmatched! I would recommend them to anyone and I will definitely be using his services again!"
"Derek captured our wedding day better than we could have imagined. He was professional and creative from our engagement photo shoot until our wedding day. He shared our photos with us in a timely manor and we could not be happier with the final product. Derek was easy to communicate with from the start. He reviewed our timeline with us and important pictures we wanted to capture, before the wedding day. If you are looking for an experienced photographer to capture your wedding day Derek is the best of the best!"
"My husband and I hired Derek to shoot both our engagement photos and wedding. I honestly could not be more pleased. They turned out incredible - I have gorgeous artsy photos, but also classic wedding portraits - not to mention, each of my guests was captured at least once in the wedding album which means so much to me. I am by no means an easy going bride and having to postpone with COVID did not help at all - Derek was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process and had no problems answering any of my questions. Derek's second shooter was great as well - my husband absolutely hates getting his photo taken so the fact that he had fun during both our engagement shoot and the wedding is incredible. Seriously, cannot recommend enough. If you are a bride with high anxiety (like myself), Derek is the way to go - you will get a ton of amazing photos and no question is a dumb question. As an aside. I am all of 5'3" and in one of my engagement photos my legs look like that of a 5'11 model (needless to say that photo is hung up in my house) - incredible, flattering photography. Absolutely nothing negative about this experience!"
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