“Derrick Yazzie captured the essence of our hearts. He pretended to be a “fly on the wall” and found some of the most precious moments and brought them back to us as a memory that will now never be forgotten. I am deeply grateful for his work, for his creativity.”

Donna and Jim

West Covina, California 

"We are forever grateful for Derrick's talent & inspirational vision to helping us capture the love, tradition and precious moments of our lives. His professional & compassionate knowledge is remarkable. We highly recommend Derrick Yazzie Photography for your ideal and most treasured images."

Tamara & Jorge

Las Cruces, New Mexico

A Crisis That Turned Into A Blessing:

Picture this, it’s the evening before your wedding and you're enjoying the time seeing family and friends who traveled from across the country for your special day. Then you get a call from your photographer (an amateur who was also a friend) informing that they have to cancel due to an unexpected situation. Full panic mode commences! Luckily, we knew of Derrick through some work he has done and prayed while we phoned him. He answered and not only was he available, he was within a couple hours drive away from our wedding location. He was sympathetic to our crisis situation and agreed to work our wedding. This was truly a blessing in disguise. After a comprehensive phone meeting discussing our plans for the next day, we made an agreement. The next day, Derrick arrived and couldn’t have been more professional, yet fun to work with throughout our special day. He had creative ideas for locations and various poses. He is extremely personable, engaging, and has positive energy. All our photos turned out to be beautiful! In hindsight, we were so glad we didn’t end up with an amateur photographer. For your wedding (or any event), go with a professional… better yet… go with Derrick!

Jenna & Chris

New Mexico

“If you are looking for a professional photographer for your event then look no further! He simply pours his heart and soul into his photography. With his easy going personality, it’s no wonder all my family and friends feel so comfortable around him. Thanks to Derrick we now have amazing photos that we love and treasure for many years to come!”

Jennifer & Sereyrith

Covina, California 

"I've been fortunate to have Derrick photograph for my family numerous times. He brings a sense of comfort to you while you're in front of the camera. He is professional and experienced. You can see Derrick absolutely loves what he does! He is friendly and you will see how genuine his soul is when you meet him. Immediately you feel as though you've known him forever. I really cannot thank Derrick enough for the photos he's taken for my family. I recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer whether it be for a wedding, family or h.s. senior portraits. He is creative and authentic. If you are searching for these qualities in your photographer, Derrick is your guy."

Lina & David

Hacienda Heights, California

“Master light-manipulator with strong, colorful, inspirational images. Captures the essence of each person and story as if he deeply understood it all along. Strong empathy for people and passion for his work. Pours his heart and soul into each image. A modest magician in photography.”


Santa Monica, CA

“Derrick was created to be a photographer. He sees through a lens that many of us miss. He reveals meaning in the moment and his intuition allows us to relive each moment forever. You can trust your memories will be captured. His photos are alive.”


Orange, CA

Organizations and people, Derrick has experienced the pleasure of collaborating with creatively.

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