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Derrick Parsons
Derrick Parsons

Derrick Parsons

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Introduction: My name is Derrick Parsons, and I am a professional photographer based in Madison, Wisconsin. In this fast-paced world, photography is a way that we can hit pause. I became truly invested in photography during my time at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I was fortunate to study under some of the best photojournalists in the world while pursuing a Minor in Photography. I received my Bachelor of Science in Life Science Communications and a Minor in Photography in May of 2020. What I strive for most in my practice is to give my clients an incredibly positive experience. I want it to be easy and fun, no matter the event. I find that being honest through the camera gives the best results. I strive to create a positive environment for the people I work with to create the best experience possible. For me, photography is a collaborative project. I work with clients to create a timeless image that can be looked back on for decades and still get the same emotion from the frame. If you are interested in capturing moments to last a lifetime, let’s get in touch today! If you need a photographer or a photojournalist for your; wedding, graduation, social media pages, business, or anything else. Please, contact me.

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Hired 17 times

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5 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, work quality, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

8 reviews


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Maliha A.

Portrait Photography

We contacted Derrick last minute. They were responsive, flexible and were kind enough to agree to be part of our micro wedding and help capture our special day. We are so happy with how the pictures came out. Derrick did an amazing work and we hope to have them cover our bigger celebration in 2022. Thank you so much.
May 9, 2021
Chris B.

Engagement Photography

Derrick was great to work with! We were able to schedule a photoshoot within a week and we were incredibly happy with the result.
Feb 2, 2021
Elle J.

I had an amazing experience working with Derrick! He was very flexible, personable, and so easy to work with. Derrick created such a comfortable and authentic environment it was easy to forget we were even doing a photoshoot, it was so natural! He worked with me to understand my vision for our session while bringing his own unique style and incredible photography expertise to deliver pictures that were better than I could have ever imagined. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Sep 17, 2020
Mercy d.

Portrait Photography

Incredible pictures! Very professional, responsive, and willing to work with clients to get better than expected results.
Derrick Parsons's reply
I'm glad you liked them! You guys were super fun to work with! That park was incredible too! Let me know if you need anything in the future.
Sep 15, 2020
Kelly J.

Derrick took our family photos and my daughter’s college graduation photos— they were AMAZING!! Derrick has an eye for style and lighting and is determined to get you that perfect shot. Derrick’s friendly personality and calm demeanor helped us feel relaxed throughout- he is great to work with! I highly recommend Derrick to caption special moments in your life.
Aug 7, 2020
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Derrick Parsons


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I keep it simple. I don't want this to be complicated, or stressful.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a major in Science Communication from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and a minor in photography! I got to work with incredible professors in school who are renowned award winning photographers.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I started by taking photos of the marching band my first year in college. I then had people who saw my images from band, and asked for business portraits. Later I did my first wedding for a close friend who asked me if that was something I was interested in. I had a lot of fun and they really loved the results. It has turned into something that I am really dedicated to.

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