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Brian C Idocks Photographics, LLC

St Petersburg , FL
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Welcome, please enjoy our website, there are many areas to see sample photographs. Don’t forget to visit our BLOG and CLIENT GALLERIES too!


Brian C Idocks Photographics is a Wedding Photography Team in Tampa serving Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg and surrounding areas in Florida. Please see our CONTACT page to get in touch.
Enjoy our website. There is a lot of information and hundreds of sample images for you to see what our work is all about.

We look forward to working with you.

Brian C Idocks Photographics is a Wedding Photographer, serving the Tampa Bay Area, including Tampa, St Petersburg and Clearwater, but we will go anywhere to photograph a wedding! We also offer family portraits, couple's portraits, and environmental portraits.

Brian and Derica have won many awards over their years of photography experience. Their Wedding Photography has been showcased by several local venues as well as local, state, and International Professional Photography Organizations. Brian was Photographer of the Year for Tampa Bay in 2007, 2008, and 2009. He is to date the only person to win that distinction three times in a row. He also was named Photographer of the Year for the Sarasota area in 2008 and 2009. In addition, Brian earned the title of International Photographer of the Year for Professional Photographers of America in 2008 and 2009 as well as a Florida Top Ten Photographer for 2007, 2008, and 2009. The PPA International competition gives him the distinction of being one of the top 200 Photographers in the World! Through teaching other Professional Photographers all over the southeastern United States, Brian has earned the Craftsman Degree, given by Professional Photographers of America. This is one of the highest recognitions for speaking, writing, or mentoring on photography and positions the photographer as an authority in the industry. Brian has also earned the Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence. This award has only been given out to roughly one hundred photographers in the thirty plus year history of the Florida Professional Photographers among it's thousands of members and is earned through achieving high quality image standards as judged by other professionals in the industry. Suffice to say, it's a difficult and prestigious award to have. His style is best described as "Modern Vintage", or... "Technological Romanticissim", of course... we made those words up, but, you get the idea.

Both Brian and Derica have images in the Permanent Loan Collection for Professional Photographers of America on traveling display to serve as inspiration for other professional photographers.

Derica has a Master's Degree in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and her Undergraduate Degree is in Graphic Design. She is not just "the wife". She won Photographer of the Year in the Melbourne Florida Area three times and has nearly as many ribbons and plaques for her work as her hubby. Though we've never promoted it to this point, our Family Pictures have been making people smile for years. Together Brian and Derica are one of the most experienced wedding photography teams in Florida. We are Tampa wedding photographers, Clearwater wedding photographers, and St Petersburg wedding photographers.
Please enjoy our website. We've built it to showcase our Wedding Photography as well as our other work. We welcome the opportunity to create photographs for you and your family. Read less
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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
Custom Graphics, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Slideshow/Montage
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are obsessed with all our photos! We have hard the hardest time choosing our favorite to enlarge for our wall! So of course we will just enlarge multiple pictures because they ALL are our favorite lol ! :)
I can't say enough wonderful things about Brian & Derica , their passion and talent is clearly seen in their work. Brian & Derica are two of the nicest & funniest human beings. They took SUCH good care of us all day on our big day !
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you , Deanna & Roque McMaugh
My husband and I are obsessed with all our photos! We have hard the hardest time choosing our favorite to enlarge for our Read more...
My husband and I are obsessed with all our photos! We have hard the hardest time choosing our favorite to enlarge for our wall! So of course we will just enlarge multiple pictures because they ALL are our favorite lol ! :)
I can't say enough wonderful things about Brian & Derica , their passion and talent is clearly seen in their work. Brian & Derica are two of the nicest & funniest human beings. They took SUCH good care of us all day on our big day !
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you , Deanna & Roque McMaugh Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Brian and Derica was hands down the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. They were a pleasure to work with, very experienced, and our photographs are breathtaking. First, Brian and Derica were early for every appointment we had with them. They answered all of our questions, were familiar with our venue (the Florida Aquarium), and at our first meeting they came with lots of samples of their work, including photos they'd taken at the aquarium. They kept in contact and let us know exactly what to expect from start to finish. The engagement session was a lot of fun-it gave us a chance to get to know them but also helped us get familiar with poses, expressions, and what we did and did not like in our photos. This made photographing the wedding even easier. They worked with all of our vendors to coordinate the flow of the wedding. They captured all of the standard and important moments, but also managed to capture Sean and my personalities and the feel of our wedding. They recommended other vendors to us and gave us some advice for planning the wedding which was very helpful. It was so nice to work with such experienced photographers because on the wedding day I didn't have to worry about asking for this pose or that pose. Brian and Derica took us through the entire evening and all of the events, and they captured all of them. Our posed pictures don't look stiff, but all of the details such as the train of my dress, my flowers, hair, etc was managed (thanks Derica!) so that the pictures look great. Most importantly, Brian and Derica kept us laughing and smiling. They were such a pleasure to work with and my only regret is that we did not have more time with them. They truly went above and beyond for us, and because we were so comfortable with them our pictures are wonderful. I know two other girls who got married in the same month as me and both have commented how much better my photos are. Thank you Brian and Derica!
Working with Brian and Derica was hands down the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. They were a pleasure Read more...
Working with Brian and Derica was hands down the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. They were a pleasure to work with, very experienced, and our photographs are breathtaking. First, Brian and Derica were early for every appointment we had with them. They answered all of our questions, were familiar with our venue (the Florida Aquarium), and at our first meeting they came with lots of samples of their work, including photos they'd taken at the aquarium. They kept in contact and let us know exactly what to expect from start to finish. The engagement session was a lot of fun-it gave us a chance to get to know them but also helped us get familiar with poses, expressions, and what we did and did not like in our photos. This made photographing the wedding even easier. They worked with all of our vendors to coordinate the flow of the wedding. They captured all of the standard and important moments, but also managed to capture Sean and my personalities and the feel of our wedding. They recommended other vendors to us and gave us some advice for planning the wedding which was very helpful. It was so nice to work with such experienced photographers because on the wedding day I didn't have to worry about asking for this pose or that pose. Brian and Derica took us through the entire evening and all of the events, and they captured all of them. Our posed pictures don't look stiff, but all of the details such as the train of my dress, my flowers, hair, etc was managed (thanks Derica!) so that the pictures look great. Most importantly, Brian and Derica kept us laughing and smiling. They were such a pleasure to work with and my only regret is that we did not have more time with them. They truly went above and beyond for us, and because we were so comfortable with them our pictures are wonderful. I know two other girls who got married in the same month as me and both have commented how much better my photos are. Thank you Brian and Derica! Read less
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Sean
Wedding:
5/5/2016
5.0/5.0
With all of the stress of wedding planning and working with a budget, this wonderful photography duo was one aspect that helped calm both me and my wife down. Brian and Derica are extremely friendly and fun people to work with. Their photographs are hands down amazing, and that's not all. I constantly hear people talk about spending thousands and thousands of dollars, just to be told to spend hundreds to thousands more just to get copies of their photographs with giant copyright stamps and photographers names blasted largely on the photographs. Who wants that?! These two know what they're doing. They offer the best photographs, the best service, and all I want to do is share the photographs and talk about how amazing Brian and Derica are.

Enough about that. The real reason I want to write a review is because they are the best to work with. You would think during a stressful time, Family would be the ones to calm you down. Not at all. In fact, family is the most stressful part of the entire endeavor. Brian and Derica, although 'just' your photographers, are somehow able to keep you calm and ensure you're focusing on enjoying the wedding, not the behind the scenes parts of the wedding. They have a unique way to get you in the right placement for great photos without it being awkward. If they want you to laugh, they don't say "laugh." They'll make you laugh. The photographs will come out genuine and they capture the moment of the wedding you didn't have enough time to enjoy when it was really happening. They were extremely flexible, easy going, and always showed up early. They were by far the one part of the wedding you knew you really didn't have to worry about.

In addition to the wedding, my wife and I got our engagement photos with them as well. They offered great suggestions for locations and photographs. Of course, they all came out amazing. I can't speak highly enough about working with them. Thank you so much Brian and Derica!
With all of the stress of wedding planning and working with a budget, this wonderful photography duo was one aspect that Read more...
With all of the stress of wedding planning and working with a budget, this wonderful photography duo was one aspect that helped calm both me and my wife down. Brian and Derica are extremely friendly and fun people to work with. Their photographs are hands down amazing, and that's not all. I constantly hear people talk about spending thousands and thousands of dollars, just to be told to spend hundreds to thousands more just to get copies of their photographs with giant copyright stamps and photographers names blasted largely on the photographs. Who wants that?! These two know what they're doing. They offer the best photographs, the best service, and all I want to do is share the photographs and talk about how amazing Brian and Derica are.

Enough about that. The real reason I want to write a review is because they are the best to work with. You would think during a stressful time, Family would be the ones to calm you down. Not at all. In fact, family is the most stressful part of the entire endeavor. Brian and Derica, although 'just' your photographers, are somehow able to keep you calm and ensure you're focusing on enjoying the wedding, not the behind the scenes parts of the wedding. They have a unique way to get you in the right placement for great photos without it being awkward. If they want you to laugh, they don't say "laugh." They'll make you laugh. The photographs will come out genuine and they capture the moment of the wedding you didn't have enough time to enjoy when it was really happening. They were extremely flexible, easy going, and always showed up early. They were by far the one part of the wedding you knew you really didn't have to worry about.

In addition to the wedding, my wife and I got our engagement photos with them as well. They offered great suggestions for locations and photographs. Of course, they all came out amazing. I can't speak highly enough about working with them. Thank you so much Brian and Derica! Read less
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CANDACE
Wedding:
2/6/2016
5.0/5.0
ZERO complaints! Ok, haven't ordered our album yet, but we saw samples of the finished product in person and it's excellent quality! Our wedding moments were captured so beautifully, BEYOND what I could have dreamed...ok, one complaint...I wish we could have hired Brian and Derica for LONGER!! Their creative angles, funny/distracting humor (yes, this is a good thing to calm those wedding day jitters!), and prompt/thorough replies were top notch! I would recommend them to anyone, as they are (without being told) visibly experienced and have the natural knack for wedding photography. I read reviews before our big day about their stepping up beyond their paid services and we saw that BIG TIME during go-time! Super helpful and pleasant to work with! A+++ :)
ZERO complaints! Ok, haven't ordered our album yet, but we saw samples of the finished product in person and it's Read more...
ZERO complaints! Ok, haven't ordered our album yet, but we saw samples of the finished product in person and it's excellent quality! Our wedding moments were captured so beautifully, BEYOND what I could have dreamed...ok, one complaint...I wish we could have hired Brian and Derica for LONGER!! Their creative angles, funny/distracting humor (yes, this is a good thing to calm those wedding day jitters!), and prompt/thorough replies were top notch! I would recommend them to anyone, as they are (without being told) visibly experienced and have the natural knack for wedding photography. I read reviews before our big day about their stepping up beyond their paid services and we saw that BIG TIME during go-time! Super helpful and pleasant to work with! A+++ :) Read less
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Amy & Dan
Wedding:
10/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Photography was the very first thing my husband and I booked, and it was because (after finding them on ww) I went to Brian's website and fell completely in love with their photos. I knew I wanted them and did not want to have to budget out money later on in order to do so. I am so glad we did too! Brian and Derica were so amazing! My husband and I got married in my hometown of Tampa, FL, so that meant planning out of state, and they were so helpful every step of the way. Once we spoke not he phone during our consultation, I knew it was the right decision to go with them, and my gut had been right after seeing their stunning work online. Our package came with an engagement session, but since we live out of state, had to turn it into a sort of romance session he night of the rehearsal dinner. I am so glad we did this, because truthfully, I am not the most confident in my body, and my hubby can be a bit awkward. Since we listened to their advice and met with them for that shoot, the wedding went so smoothly. We felt at ease and felt as though they were our friends. Brian is hilarious, and they are both genuinely nice and amazing at what they do. I am so excited to get our pictures back. I am so thankful we had them on the most important day of our lives!
Photography was the very first thing my husband and I booked, and it was because (after finding them on ww) I went to Read more...
Photography was the very first thing my husband and I booked, and it was because (after finding them on ww) I went to Brian's website and fell completely in love with their photos. I knew I wanted them and did not want to have to budget out money later on in order to do so. I am so glad we did too! Brian and Derica were so amazing! My husband and I got married in my hometown of Tampa, FL, so that meant planning out of state, and they were so helpful every step of the way. Once we spoke not he phone during our consultation, I knew it was the right decision to go with them, and my gut had been right after seeing their stunning work online. Our package came with an engagement session, but since we live out of state, had to turn it into a sort of romance session he night of the rehearsal dinner. I am so glad we did this, because truthfully, I am not the most confident in my body, and my hubby can be a bit awkward. Since we listened to their advice and met with them for that shoot, the wedding went so smoothly. We felt at ease and felt as though they were our friends. Brian is hilarious, and they are both genuinely nice and amazing at what they do. I am so excited to get our pictures back. I am so thankful we had them on the most important day of our lives! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Where do I start? When I was in the initial phase of planning I found them, and I am so glad that I did! The quality of work and value for the price is just breathtaking. I brag about my awesome find every chance I get, and I cannot wait to see the finished product!
Where do I start? When I was in the initial phase of planning I found them, and I am so glad that I did! The quality of Read more...
Where do I start? When I was in the initial phase of planning I found them, and I am so glad that I did! The quality of work and value for the price is just breathtaking. I brag about my awesome find every chance I get, and I cannot wait to see the finished product! Read less
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Mrs. C
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Brian and Derica are the dream team! Not only do they do an amazing job with photography, but they make your big day go even more smoothly. They are so nice and hilarious, they take away the nerves and anxiousness and make you focus on how happy you are. It was such a huge blessing to have them there for our big day. We also did engagement photos and a Romance Session after the wedding and have so many favorites! You simply cannot beat the quality of service and friendliness of Brian and Derica. Ryan and I are so thankful for you both!
Brian and Derica are the dream team! Not only do they do an amazing job with photography, but they make your big day go Read more...
Brian and Derica are the dream team! Not only do they do an amazing job with photography, but they make your big day go even more smoothly. They are so nice and hilarious, they take away the nerves and anxiousness and make you focus on how happy you are. It was such a huge blessing to have them there for our big day. We also did engagement photos and a Romance Session after the wedding and have so many favorites! You simply cannot beat the quality of service and friendliness of Brian and Derica. Ryan and I are so thankful for you both! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Brian and Derica were AMAZING. They came highly recommended by one of our friends. Right from the start, they showed their passion for photography. We trusted them immediately, and were so excited to work with them. Our engagement shoot went so smoothly. They were so flexible and understanding about our location, and took many great photos of us that we used for our Save the Date. Leading up to the wedding date, they always answered any question I had, no matter how silly it was. They made us feel as if our day was just as important to them, as it was to us. On our wedding day, they of course were punctual, professional, and a great time. We had a huge wedding party, and they managed everyone amazingly. Our guests couldn't say enough about Derica and Brian, and we feel the same way. We are so thankful we chose them as our photographers, and will definitely recommend them to our friends. THANK YOU!
Brian and Derica were AMAZING. They came highly recommended by one of our friends. Right from the start, they showed their Read more...
Brian and Derica were AMAZING. They came highly recommended by one of our friends. Right from the start, they showed their passion for photography. We trusted them immediately, and were so excited to work with them. Our engagement shoot went so smoothly. They were so flexible and understanding about our location, and took many great photos of us that we used for our Save the Date. Leading up to the wedding date, they always answered any question I had, no matter how silly it was. They made us feel as if our day was just as important to them, as it was to us. On our wedding day, they of course were punctual, professional, and a great time. We had a huge wedding party, and they managed everyone amazingly. Our guests couldn't say enough about Derica and Brian, and we feel the same way. We are so thankful we chose them as our photographers, and will definitely recommend them to our friends. THANK YOU! Read less
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Suzann
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how great it was to work with Brian and Derica!! When I called to speak with Brian he was very helpful and happy to help me understand the process and all that is involved with the photography. He was never pushy but very professional! He too wanted to make sure we would be a good fit to work together, and that meant a lot. If what I am looking for isn't what he provides in photography then we shouldn't try to fit a square peg in a round hole. I am so pleased that he and his wife were available for our big day! We were able to do our engagement shoot and get to know them a little better before the actual wedding. As for the day of, they were there right on time as planned. They scoped out the venue and had many ideas ready for when it was time to take action. It was an outdoor June wedding in Florida, need I say more, he nor Derica ever complained of the heat but kept us all smiling and looking good for photos. There was even a bit of rain, rather than worrying...he made the best of it and we used the umbrellas not only for function but props for what I believe will be a great photo of the bridal party!! Again they are a great pair working together and I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you both again for making our big day so special. Can't wait to see the pics!
I can't say enough about how great it was to work with Brian and Derica!! When I called to speak with Brian he was very Read more...
I can't say enough about how great it was to work with Brian and Derica!! When I called to speak with Brian he was very helpful and happy to help me understand the process and all that is involved with the photography. He was never pushy but very professional! He too wanted to make sure we would be a good fit to work together, and that meant a lot. If what I am looking for isn't what he provides in photography then we shouldn't try to fit a square peg in a round hole. I am so pleased that he and his wife were available for our big day! We were able to do our engagement shoot and get to know them a little better before the actual wedding. As for the day of, they were there right on time as planned. They scoped out the venue and had many ideas ready for when it was time to take action. It was an outdoor June wedding in Florida, need I say more, he nor Derica ever complained of the heat but kept us all smiling and looking good for photos. There was even a bit of rain, rather than worrying...he made the best of it and we used the umbrellas not only for function but props for what I believe will be a great photo of the bridal party!! Again they are a great pair working together and I would recommend them to anyone! Thank you both again for making our big day so special. Can't wait to see the pics! Read less
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Magen
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Brian and Derica and I would recommend them to everyone!! So easy to work with and they make the whole experience even more fun.
I can't say enough great things about Brian and Derica and I would recommend them to everyone!! So easy to work with and Read more...
I can't say enough great things about Brian and Derica and I would recommend them to everyone!! So easy to work with and they make the whole experience even more fun. Read less
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