Posted on Jul 23, 2015
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I’m so excited to be previewing one of my most popular gift products for both families and high school seniors – The Image Folio. This modern portrait product is a beautiful album like product that features a custom photo cover and two mounted inserts that can display between 2 and 8 images. There are a number of image display options using both portrait and landscape images from your portrait session to create a timeless, custom portrait product.

So check out this short video showcasing this very popular portrait product. This makes a perfect compliment product to include in your custom portrait package.






Posted on Feb 07, 2015
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This is the second session I’ve done with the lovely and talent Quaneshia, AKA Two Key. We first met during a creative photo shoot at the New Attitude Performing Arts Center dance studio. My two girls attend the dance studio and we’re developing wonderful partnership together. Quaneshia was amazing during our creative shoot so I invited her to participate in teen portrait session on location.


We met up at the beautiful campus of Winthrop University on a sunny Sunday afternoon and had a ball. Since Quaneshia is a dancer and I had already seen her talent during our first shoot, I knew I could count on her to bring some killer poses and dynamic dance moves for the session.


Check out her images from that session. I’d love to creative some equally amazing images with your teen or high school senior. Click on the link at the bottom of this post to contact me so we can talk about your portrait needs.


Derek Johnson

Posted on Feb 13, 2014
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We’re holding our first photo contest of the year: The DFP WINTER FASHION CONTEST. With all this snow and winter weather in the Carolinas we thought of no better way to celebrate the season than to encourage  a little winter-inspired photo contest on Instagram. read more

Posted on Feb 05, 2014
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Check out my latest Product Preview! In this episode we’ll be looking at the Canvas Gallery Wrap. read more

Posted on Feb 04, 2013
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Brandon and Christa are like family now….and that’s just the way I like it.

I had the pleasure of offering full wedding service to Brandon and Christa – from the bridal portraits to the wedding and all of our meetings before and after the big day, It was a joy getting to know them and their families. And they certainly got to know mine. My girls practically fell in love with Christa as they watched her create beautiful image after beautiful image during her bridal portrait session. Every girl’s dream is the be the most beautiful thing in the room with a big, pretty dress and for those couple of hours my girls got to live vicariously through Christa.

A wink and a show of the bouquet from Christa Christa Standing Tall and Beautiful Christa pretending to tease her future groom Beautiful Bride laying back


Beautiful over the shoulder look from Christa


Even weeks after the bridal portrait session, Christa was fast on their minds.

Bride Christa on the list of Cute Things

































On a very brisk November morning Christa and Brandon met with family and friends to entered into covenant together. While the weather was chilly and the wind was howling, everyone was a trooper and there were nothing but smiles as the couple said their “I Do’s”. The Huberts wed at the beautiful Asbury Grove Park in Charlotte, NC. I’ve shot other events at this venue and it’s a beautiful facility. And much to my surprise and pleasure they had done some remodeling and additions that made for stunning views.


I met with Brandon and Christa the other night to deliver their final wedding products and they absolutely loved their wedding album and their custom packaged Image Disk.

I couldn’t wait to show the newlywed couple their wedding album. They absolutely LOVE IT! I get all kinds of joy seeing my client absolutely astounded by their final product. From the thick, lay flat pages to the details of the day captured for their enjoyment, it does my heart good to see them enjoying their wedding day all over again.

Brandon and Christa with their album and Image Collection 2

Brandon and Christa with their wedding album and Image Collection
I pray much peace and happiness for this wonderful couple.


Please feel free to leave a comment below congratulating this wonderful couple on their new life together!

Derek Johnson