Thank you for showing interest in my photography work. Let me introduce myself and provide you with a snapshot of who I am as a person and photographer. My name is Derek Halkett and I am currently residing in Woodstock, Connecticut with my wife and two children. I specialize in wedding and portrait photography and enjoy working with couples, expecting mothers, children and families of all ages. Photography is a second job for me, but I don't think of it as a job because I truly enjoy it and have a strong passion for capturing great images and special moments.




The Man Behind the Camera:

What I am...

  • I am a dedicated family man who works tirelessly to capture special moments.
  • I pay attention to details, capturing the big moments and the fine details of your wedding.
  • I am passionate about life, family and friends and all things photography.
  • I am trained and educated in photography and learning more each and every day.
  • Respectful at all times, well spoken and attentive to clients requests and needs.
  • Professional & courteous.
  • Fun and light hearted, allowing you to be at ease during a photo shoot.
  • I am affordable and flexible with respect to your budget.

What I am not...

  • I am not like every other photographer out there. I work very hard to have my own style and uniqueness.
  • I am not outrageously expensive.
  • I am not unrealistic in approach and who I am as a photographer.
  • I will not hide my pricing and force you to meet before being upfront with you.


I like to think I am a blend of traditional and non-traditional. If I were forced to describe the style with a few words I would have to say that my photography style is refreshing, energetic and candid with a little photo journalistic flair thrown into the mix.


  • Avoid the mundane
  • Obsessed with not being ordinary.
  • Find the light... I constantly look for great natural ambient light.
  • I pay close attention to the foreground and background of every photograph.
  • Keep it candid and unscripted as much as possible.
  • Have fun and enjoy the moment.


I strive to maintain a comfort level and a relaxed atmosphere with clients in order to obtain natural unscripted images. Stress free and fun is the name of the game. I want the subject being photographed to feel as comfortable as possible so that I can capture candid photos that accurately represent the subject being photographed. If you wish to avoid uncomfortable, overly structured and unnatural poses, then you will enjoy my approach to photography. I also enjoy shooting with natural ambient light and processing photographs in a variety of black and white tones and dynamic color ranges.

Final Words:

I look forward to hearing from you and want to thank you for considering me to record your special moments. I understand the importance of customer satisfaction and strive to have positive feedback and results with each and every client, in hopes of retaining clients year after year for all of their special occasions. If you are looking for quality photography services, please contact me at any time to schedule a consultation appointment or session.


Derek Halkett

Halkett Photography

"Life is like a camera, focus on what's important, capture the good things and develop from the negatives."

WeddingWire Rated 2012 Weddings, Wedding, Wedding Venues