Derek Tang Photography

Cupertino , CA


Cupertino, CA US 95014 (map)




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My passion for photography began in the summer of 2006 when my parents bought me my first DSLR camera and I fell in love with capturing the world through my own perspective. What began... Read more
My passion for photography began in the summer of 2006 when my parents bought me my first DSLR camera and I fell in love with capturing the world through my own perspective. What began as a hobby soon became a passion and Derek Tang Photography took form. I am so excited and grateful that I have the chance to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments for couples on the most important day of their lives. The San Francisco Bay Area is where I am based, but I am available for travel to anywhere in the world. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information and to discuss the details of your big day! Read less




What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have experience with all light conditions and will work with whatever is available.
Is your media preference film or digital?
All digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
Two usually, but depends on the size of the wedding. More shooters can be requested too.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, and I have photographer friends that I can contact in case of emergencies.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, I never book more than one wedding or event in a day so I can focus my attention to one client at a time.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a network of photographer friends that I can contact in case of emergencies.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I shoot with Canon gear and will bring the necessary camera bodies, flashes, lighting systems, lenses on the day of.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, I bring extra camera bodies, batteries, flashes, etc.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I currently do full day coverages for my clients from getting ready to ceremony to reception.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I shoot throughout the entire day since I personally don't want to miss any exciting moments.
Do you charge for travel?
This is usually included in the package but for longer distances I may charge extra calculating from my immediate locale which could be the Bay Area or Sacramento area.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, I do and my clients have usage rights to their photos also.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, included in package.


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Derek was great to work with! He was very easy-going and unintrusive on the wedding day. It was easy to take directions from him and we got some amazing shots. He accommodated our interest in photojournalism as well as the more traditional wedding photographs. We would highly recommend him to others in the Bay Area.
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Derek was great to work with! he did a fantastic job with the photographs and we got thousands after the engagement shoot and wedding day!

Working with Derek was also very easy - he was responsive over email, and very friendly and courteous in person. He made sure we were comfortable during the shoots and worked well with the wedding team/coordinators.

Now we have great pictures to remember our wedding by!
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1+ year ago
Super friendly, great service.

Engagement photo session - Derek accompanied us to a few places and both of us think he did a great job at using the surroundings to take good pics. He was really friendly and patient - really got to know him during this hangout time. We got a lot of pics to choose from.

Wedding day - Derek and his partner showed up early and took all the pictures as expected. Also, prior to the wedding day, he offered advice on how to plan certain things which was really helpful. I was especially impressed with the pictures that he took on the dancefloor - crystal clear pics of dancing people in a very dark room with dim purple lights, these pics turned out amazing.

Conclusion - I've got no other photographer experiences so I can't compare with others. In the end, I was more than satisfied by his work. I dont like how some photographers change all the colors and make it "unique." I feel like anyone with photoshop can do that on their own. I like how he kept the colors as seen from my own eyes - albeit some pics had tinges of touched up style. Overall the final set had an overwhelming number to chose from - which is great because sometimes you dont necessarily love all the pics that your photographer takes. Many to choose from - met my satisfaction for the good pics.
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Derek and his crew were awesome! They captured all of the moments that we want to remember forever. His artisitic views helped us to see parts of our wedding that normally would go by unoticed. We definatley will recommend him to our friends! Thanks Derek!

Michele & Anthony Martini
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Derek was an excellent photographer for our engagement shoot and wedding day! We were initially super stiff and awkward, but his friendliness helped us relax, and he offered many good suggestions in terms of posing!

Derek was also incredibly accommodating-- willing to travel cross country for both shoots. His dedication and passion for photography really makes him a stand out photographer. After the wedding, he also spent an incredible amount of time going through all the pictures and editing the best ones. In the end we had so many photos that we loved, it was hard to choose which ones to display around the house!
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Derek was our photography for both our engagement session and wedding day. We love the way he captured our relationship and the wedding for us.

What we appreciated the most is how personable he is, which made it easy for us to be ourselves in front of the camera and just have fun. We value his passion for photography and appreciate how he spent the whole day with us taking our engagement shots and capturing our wedding day without extra cost.

Derek does offer an amazing package for a great price. He is very flexible, skilled and artistic which allows him to be able to capture amazing pictures in a variety of different settings. We've received many compliments on both our engagement and wedding pictures.

Derek has been very professional and reliable ever since we first met with him for our consultation. We truly enjoyed working with him and will use him again. We've been recommending him to all our friends and family and highly recommend Derek to anyone who is looking for a photographer.
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We used Derek to shoot our wedding last year and we couldn't be happier with the results. Derek was very professional, personable, reliable, flexible and has a great eye for taking amazing pictures.

Derek was very accommodating for our wedding as well as our engagement shoot. Both days he was with us pretty much the entire day. The shots he and his second shooters Laura and Eric took were amazing. We've received many compliments on the pictures.

Derek offered a great package for a great price. It included the engagement session, the wedding day, a guest book, and prints. He charges a flat rate which was nice because we made him shoot for us for almost two whole days, not including travel time.

Overall, we would highly recommend Derek if you're looking for a photographer to capture those special occasions. He's a great photographer and we wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
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I am so happy I met Derek. I originally found another photographer to do my wedding and I was never sure that I was making the right decision to use her. Once I met Derek and saw his work I knew I had to have him at my wedding. It was a destination wedding so I was even willing to pay that extra cost. You can see in Derek’s work that he enjoys what he does. It’s not just a job to him. I would recommend him to everyone.
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Derek photographed our engagement and wedding pictures in 2008. He has a great eye in capturing genuine smiles. He photographs very well both in-doors and out-doors. We felt very comfortable having him as our photographer.

He worked diligently during our very long wedding day celebration which included the wedding party getting prepared, the church wedding, photos of all our guests, the "private" out-door photo session with the wedding party at Santa Clara University, the afternoon reception, and evening Chinese banquet.

He made our "private" photo session with my wedding party very enjoyable by giving us creative suggestions on our "action" and "posed" shots. He has a good turn around time with the photographs. I highly recommend Derek Tang for capturing your precious moments.
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