Kirsty and Tim

Derek was amazing from day one. His sense of humour, creativity, passion and professionalism were evident from the onset. We perused Derek's work on display at a wedding fayre. Derek didn’t push his services onto us, instead he let his work shine through and speak for itself. He was, however, on hand with the answers to any questions we had.

We decided there and then that we wanted Derek to capture both the candid and poised moments of our a special day- to which he did.

Our pre wedding shoot was so much fun. Derek made us feel comfortable, at ease and almost celebrity-like. We were jumping off and hiding behind walls, laying in grass, lounging on benches and attempting lifts which we had only ever seen on films. All of which and more, captured both of our personalities, key aspects of our relationship and were also so much fun to do.

Our wedding day was so magical. Derek arrived just after breakfast to capture the initial moments of the bride and the brides party getting ready. Derek was a huge hit with the whole bridal party and guests. I think the bridal party will genuinely never forget the relaxed, fun banter during the morning. He totally blended in and so dignified with his work.

At various moments throughout the day, Derek took charge, using his powerful voice to move people along or into place in an orderly but relaxed fashion.. all whilst taking the most beautiful photographs.

Derek is so efficient and his work really is an art form. He made sure that we didn’t take too much time away from the guests on the day but also enabled us to have special moments together. Each image highlighted a key moment of the day and some even fill in the blanks that were missed. The hardest part is choosing the photos for the album.

Derek, we can not recommend and thank you enough!

Gale and Mark

What can you say about Derek. Well he is very very good at his job. We hired him to do our wedding photos. Derek was fantastic, from the start he was cheerful talkative and very easy to get along with. Definitely knows his trade. He caught the whole atmosphere of the event. We would most definitely recommend him if you are after a professional service from the very start all the way through to receiving your finished photos.

Yewon and Liam

We are truly thrilled with these photos. So many great shots despite the weather being so windy and cold. You've done a great job! We appreciate that Huge thank you for your extremely fast work

Laura and Alex

I wanted to say thank you so much for Friday. You helped keep us calm and we had a good laugh. I love the photos, they’re awesome. It still seem surreal at the moment.

Amy and Adam

Derek is a fantastic photographer who captured our wedding day so perfectly. He made us feel relaxed and at ease despite us both not being naturals in front of a camera. Derek is reliable, communicates well and it was really a pleasure having him as part of our special day, he really went above and beyond and his passion for his work is outstanding.

Highly recommend to anybody looking for a photographer - thank you Derek!

Alex and Paul

I can't recommend Derek McAllister highly enough, it was an absolute pleasure having him alongside me for my wedding - the consummate gent, great fun, and absolutely cracking photographs. He truly helped make the day - and me! - feel special and helped us create some truly lasting memories. Thanks!!

Sarah and Richard

Such a wonderful supportive guy! And the photos exceeded anything we could have hoped for. They were put together in such a beautiful way with so much of our own input taken into account, as well as Derek’s naturally good eye for a shot. He adapts very quickly to surroundings, managed to organise group shots efficiently, and added some incredible photo ideas on the day that we would never have thought of. He tailored the photos to our specifics - not something a lot of photographers would do, and even went out to see the location beforehand. He even managed to catch gorgeous photos of my toddler niece despite her being a nightmare on the day! We have recommended him to friends and family as we could not be happier! Thankyou Derek!!! We now have so many treasured moments captured perfectly!

Julie and Mark

It was an amazing and unforgettable experience having our wedding pictures taken by Derek McAllister. He was very professional and creative with how he did the photoshoot with us. We really felt how passionate he was with photography. I will surely recommend him to my friends. Thank you so much, Derek!

Natalie and Jamie

Derek is an excellent photographer who took beautiful photographs of our wedding. His good humour and professionalism made him a delight to work with before the wedding and a capable pair of hands during it. His photos really have the wow! factor. We were delighted!

Natalie and Ben

Derek was a great photographer! We would highly recommend him.

Cleary very passionate about photography and provides a fantastic service.