Derek VanHorn Photography - Meet the Photographer

Derek VanHorn

Portrait photographer

Husband. Father. Photographer. Derek VanHorn is a North Carolina native who spent his early life in the Foothills, where his love for photography began with a plastic blue 35mm camera his grandparents gave him. His appreciation for the outdoors and spending time in the mountains took him to Appalachian State University where he obtained a business degree, while also gaining a broader appreciation for art and his passion for photography. Life after college brought him to Raleigh, and eventually Wake Forest, where he resides today with his wife and three year old son.

Derek VanHorn Photography Winter Country Photo
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Derek VanHorn Photography Business Cards

Proud Member:
American Photographic Artists: APA National
Professional Photographers of America: PPA
Recent Feedback:

Derek did an amazing job during my maternity shoot. We had heat and mugginess to contend with, but it didn’t keep him from taking some beautiful photos.

A Message From Derek:

My first priority is to provide beautiful photos to happy clients. Above all else I want every client to receive photos that they love and want to share with others. Every client should be so excited about their photos that they come back again. My goal is to run a business where my clients trust me, where they feel valued, and where they send their friends. I’ll consider that a success. It’s not just about fulfilling a business transaction, it’s about creating memories that will last a lifetime.