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photographer derek jenkins

Kansas City , MO
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Kansas City, MO 64057 US (map)

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573-639-9649

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Derek Jenkins specializes in wedding photojournalism.
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. I've specifically equipped myself to shoot from daylight to darkness.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
To be as unobtrusive as possible, I work alone.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I occasionally have two weddings in a weekend, but I'll never book more than one in a day. All weddings include all day coverage.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. I have a list of wonderful photographers that I can call in case of an emergency.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring minimal equipment so as to remain as unobtrusive as possible. Just a few small prime lenses, two Canon 5D's, and a flash for the reception if absolutely necessary.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
All wedding packages include all day shooting.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Since I'm with you all day I do request that dinner is provided. The easiest is just to include me in the guest accommodations. I don't need anything special. Usually I'll bring something quick for lunch.
Do you charge for travel?
Travel costs are handled on a case by case basis.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
All weddings receive 4x6 prints, digital files on USB, and a personal online proofing gallery. Usually the first thing you'll see will be the prints.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The proofs are online for 6 months after they are released. Extensions are available. Digital and print proofs are yours to keep.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
All photos are released to you for personal use.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
I do reserve the right to use all photos for portfolio and promotional use.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
All packages include a USB of finished High Resolution files.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. All images are on a personal online proofing gallery.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer beautiful high quality leather or linen covered, custom designed albums.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We LOVED working with Derek and the quality of his work!
He did a wonderful job making sure that he got all the shots that I wanted and then some!
My bridal party/family thought that he was very professional and could tell that he knew what he was doing. Derek was the pro!
We LOVED working with Derek and the quality of his work!
He did a wonderful job making sure that he got all the shots Read more...
We LOVED working with Derek and the quality of his work!
He did a wonderful job making sure that he got all the shots that I wanted and then some!
My bridal party/family thought that he was very professional and could tell that he knew what he was doing. Derek was the pro! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
After our engagement shoot we knew Derek was good. After the wedding, however, we knew we couldn't have chosen a better photographer. He was always right there when we needed him but did an impressive job of fading into the background throughout the event. He was very timely and professional- in fact, he beat all of us to the wedding venue the morning of the ceremony. Looking back through our wedding photos it seems as though he had a 3 man camera crew with all the shots and moments he was able to document. If you're looking for someone who can really capture the essence of your event and bring still shots to life, Derek is your guy.
After our engagement shoot we knew Derek was good. After the wedding, however, we knew we couldn't have chosen a better Read more...
After our engagement shoot we knew Derek was good. After the wedding, however, we knew we couldn't have chosen a better photographer. He was always right there when we needed him but did an impressive job of fading into the background throughout the event. He was very timely and professional- in fact, he beat all of us to the wedding venue the morning of the ceremony. Looking back through our wedding photos it seems as though he had a 3 man camera crew with all the shots and moments he was able to document. If you're looking for someone who can really capture the essence of your event and bring still shots to life, Derek is your guy. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Derek was wonderful to work with. He beautifully captured our day. When we got the photos, we were amazed at his creativity and ability to get so many moments from the day that we might have missed or not remembered, but now we have images of the people we love celebrating our wedding day with us. Also, he was with us for the entire day! We appreciated his hard work--it truly paid off.
Derek was wonderful to work with. He beautifully captured our day. When we got the photos, we were amazed at his Read more...
Derek was wonderful to work with. He beautifully captured our day. When we got the photos, we were amazed at his creativity and ability to get so many moments from the day that we might have missed or not remembered, but now we have images of the people we love celebrating our wedding day with us. Also, he was with us for the entire day! We appreciated his hard work--it truly paid off. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Derek was very kind and works hard to make sure he gets beautiful pictures caught in the moment.
Derek was very kind and works hard to make sure he gets beautiful pictures caught in the moment.
Derek was very kind and works hard to make sure he gets beautiful pictures caught in the moment. Read less
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Dustin
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Derek was the best we could've asked for. He was never intrusive the day of, but did his due diligence before and after to make beautiful scenes come to life. His album was definitely one of the highlights. The way he doesn't utilize flash just brings another element to his artistic view of the world around him.
Derek was the best we could've asked for. He was never intrusive the day of, but did his due diligence before and after to Read more...
Derek was the best we could've asked for. He was never intrusive the day of, but did his due diligence before and after to make beautiful scenes come to life. His album was definitely one of the highlights. The way he doesn't utilize flash just brings another element to his artistic view of the world around him. Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Derek was fabulous! He was accommodating to all of our requests and when we lacked ideas or creativity he had our backs. He captured the story of our wedding day in a series of breath taking photos I will enjoy reliving for the rest of my years.
Derek was fabulous! He was accommodating to all of our requests and when we lacked ideas or creativity he had our backs. Read more...
Derek was fabulous! He was accommodating to all of our requests and when we lacked ideas or creativity he had our backs. He captured the story of our wedding day in a series of breath taking photos I will enjoy reliving for the rest of my years. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Derek was wonderful to work with! He went above and beyond our expectations for our engagement and wedding photos. All of the best memories of the day were captured and we had a lot of pictures to put in our album. He was so friendly and patient in working with us and our family to ensure we got all of the portraits we wanted done, but my favorites were all of the candid shots he took. I would highly recommend Derek Jenkins Photography to anyone looking for a relaxed, friendly, professional and AMAZING photographer for their event!
Derek was wonderful to work with! He went above and beyond our expectations for our engagement and wedding photos. All of Read more...
Derek was wonderful to work with! He went above and beyond our expectations for our engagement and wedding photos. All of the best memories of the day were captured and we had a lot of pictures to put in our album. He was so friendly and patient in working with us and our family to ensure we got all of the portraits we wanted done, but my favorites were all of the candid shots he took. I would highly recommend Derek Jenkins Photography to anyone looking for a relaxed, friendly, professional and AMAZING photographer for their event! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I had three vendors that made my wedding day perfect, and Derek was one of them! I fell in love with his photographs when searching for a Pittsburgh photographer online and emailed him immediately. As soon as I realized he was based out of Kansas City, Missouri I was devastated. And then I got the news that he would love to travel to Pittsburgh! He had everything I wanted in my budget! It was a dream come true from that moment until I got my pictures.
He came to the rehearsal dinner just so he could meet us, which I didn’t expect! On the wedding day he showed up right on time at 10am and was with us all day, until 11:30 at night! My favorite part about having Derek as the photographer was that I never thought about it all day. We only had 2 "photo shoot" sessions, one with the wedding party before the wedding & one after the wedding for family portraits. The rest of the day I didn't really know where he was or what he was shooting, so when I got the beautifully packaged pictures in the mail 2 months after the wedding I was AMAZED by all the fantastic shots. I got about 325 pictures and at least 75% were candid.
Do realize that Derek is a journalistic photographer. If you want your pictures to end up like a story capturing all of the emotion and action of the day, then he's your man. The portraits turned out beautifully, but he didn't provide much direction during the shoots, so have an idea of what you want, but I didn't really have much of an idea and they turned out great.
He gave us a 4x6 of every picture AND we got the full size (I mean BIG) copies of every picture he gave us with the rights to print for personal use. Between the picture quality, not having to worry about a "time limit" (many photographers agree to an 8 hour day), the rights to print the photos and dealing with a very kind and responsive person, there could be no better choice! I have had so many compliments on my pictures, but more than anything, I am THRILLED with them!
I had three vendors that made my wedding day perfect, and Derek was one of them! I fell in love with his photographs when Read more...
I had three vendors that made my wedding day perfect, and Derek was one of them! I fell in love with his photographs when searching for a Pittsburgh photographer online and emailed him immediately. As soon as I realized he was based out of Kansas City, Missouri I was devastated. And then I got the news that he would love to travel to Pittsburgh! He had everything I wanted in my budget! It was a dream come true from that moment until I got my pictures.
He came to the rehearsal dinner just so he could meet us, which I didn’t expect! On the wedding day he showed up right on time at 10am and was with us all day, until 11:30 at night! My favorite part about having Derek as the photographer was that I never thought about it all day. We only had 2 "photo shoot" sessions, one with the wedding party before the wedding & one after the wedding for family portraits. The rest of the day I didn't really know where he was or what he was shooting, so when I got the beautifully packaged pictures in the mail 2 months after the wedding I was AMAZED by all the fantastic shots. I got about 325 pictures and at least 75% were candid.
Do realize that Derek is a journalistic photographer. If you want your pictures to end up like a story capturing all of the emotion and action of the day, then he's your man. The portraits turned out beautifully, but he didn't provide much direction during the shoots, so have an idea of what you want, but I didn't really have much of an idea and they turned out great.
He gave us a 4x6 of every picture AND we got the full size (I mean BIG) copies of every picture he gave us with the rights to print for personal use. Between the picture quality, not having to worry about a "time limit" (many photographers agree to an 8 hour day), the rights to print the photos and dealing with a very kind and responsive person, there could be no better choice! I have had so many compliments on my pictures, but more than anything, I am THRILLED with them! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Derek was an amazing photographer to work with. He was everywhere we needed him to be in a timely manner. His ideas for photos as well worked amazing at our venue. The whole day from start to finish was captured better than I could have ever imagined. Derek made sure we had each moment captured and more. After the wedding he told us it would take a month to edit the photos and get them back to us. The photos came and were better then imagined his editting was flawless and really brought out each person in every photo. I would recommend Derek for anyone's wedding or any other event they are needing photos for.
Derek was an amazing photographer to work with. He was everywhere we needed him to be in a timely manner. His ideas for Read more...
Derek was an amazing photographer to work with. He was everywhere we needed him to be in a timely manner. His ideas for photos as well worked amazing at our venue. The whole day from start to finish was captured better than I could have ever imagined. Derek made sure we had each moment captured and more. After the wedding he told us it would take a month to edit the photos and get them back to us. The photos came and were better then imagined his editting was flawless and really brought out each person in every photo. I would recommend Derek for anyone's wedding or any other event they are needing photos for. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Derek was an awesome photographer. He's all about capturing the moment. The photos are so beautiful and uniquely real. The few posed photos we had were great, but the best shots were the candid ones! He didn't overwhelm me with 1000 photos that all looked the same, instead he provided me with the very best. Simply amazing!
Derek was an awesome photographer. He's all about capturing the moment. The photos are so beautiful and uniquely real. The Read more...
Derek was an awesome photographer. He's all about capturing the moment. The photos are so beautiful and uniquely real. The few posed photos we had were great, but the best shots were the candid ones! He didn't overwhelm me with 1000 photos that all looked the same, instead he provided me with the very best. Simply amazing! Read less
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