Madeleine Pollack, Charlotte, NC

“I have had the pleasure of working with Derek for what is now four photo shoots. For someone who would have never seen themselves doing creative photo shoots beyond family photos, working with Derek was a totally new and awesome experience. He makes every shoot new and exciting and fun, and the photos always turn out beautifully. Whether you’re going for smiley or fierce, group shots or individual, city-at-night or fall foliage settings, Derek Johnson is your guy!!! xx”

Madeleine Pollack, Class of 2019

Cynthia Vu, Fort Mill, SC

"I've been working with Mr Derek for what seems like forever now and every shoot is just as fun as the first. The concepts of each shootare creative and fun so the model gets all kinds of experience. It's been a pleasure to be there since almost the beginning of Mr Derek's photography journey and with each shoot it gets better and better."

Cynthia Vu, Fort Mill, SC

Skylar Groves, Class of 2018

“I loved working with Mr. Derek on different projects from my dance photo shoots, senior pictures, and various other themed shoots. He is able to capture incredible photos, including ones from my on stage performances that are now hanging up on our studio wall or in my home. He is super professional, a super great person to be around and an awesome man of God who is wonderful at his job. Mr. Derek has become family and I don’t plan to go to anyone else for my photos.”

Veronica Shumaker, Class of 2019

"Working with Derek is more than just photo shoot, it’s a family atmosphere. He has made me feel welcomed and loved since the beginning. The photo shoots are so creative and more than fun. All of the models are so sweet and caring. Once you enter the family you’re connected forever. It’s such a beautiful experience and the photos are always AMAZING! Derek is more like a father figure than a photographer, you can talk to him and get advice from him about anything. I am so happy and beyond thankful to be a Derek Johnson Photography model!"

Catherine Harrison, Rock Hill, SC
Catherine Harrison Teen Portrait Session in Downtown Rock Hill SC

I had a group portrait session and family portraits taken with Mr. Derek and it was a really fun expereience! Mr Derek had so many great ideas and made sure we were comfortable with each photo idea. We loved the photos and were able to share them with family and friends. I would definitely book another photo session with Mr Derek!

Samantha Bentley, Class of 2019

"Mr. Derek is an amazing photographer. He is very professional and works very hard. It has been a pleasure working with him. He always knows the perfect shot to get and I always have a great time on the photo shoots."

Samantha Bentley Class of 2019 Nations Ford High School;

Joseph Boyd, Class of 2017

Working with Mr. Derek was always a great experience. In each shoot he knew how to capture my personality while also bringing his ideas to the table. Not only was he professional, he also made the experience entertaining and the shots were incredible.

                -Joseph Boyd, Class of 2017
                                    Chester, SC