Blog - MAD Photography
  • Tue, 05 Jan 2016 05:15:00 +0000

    Maternity Shots in the Winter
    I have had the pleasure of working with Elise many times over the last 8 years or so and the results are really spectacular! These are stunning maternity shots that we took on a cold day in December. Elise and Devin brought their A game.



    Maternity Photo by Mark Derry Photography Maternity Photo by Mark Derry Photography Maternity by Mark Derry Photography
  • Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:59:00 +0000

    Brandon & Brittani Wedding & EDM Party
    This was an extremely stunning/fun wedding. Brittani and I have been friends for many years and I was very honoured to be there to capture this happy day. Their wedding was very unique in that after dinner, everyone busted out their party outfits and glow sticks and we proceed to have an amazing EDM party. It was truly too much fun!



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  • Sun, 21 Jun 2015 04:44:00 +0000

    Inked
    Mandy has been one of my favourite models to work with, she has spunk, style and a way of making beautiful things happen with my camera!



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  • Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:20:00 +0000

    Haleakala Summit
    Ashley and I had the wonderful chance to travel to the summit of the Haleakala Volcano in Hawaii. This is a state park that looks a bit like the surface of Mars. It is very different than the rest of Maui. On the day that we went up it when the sun was setting it was around 5 degrees celsius. We stayed at the top hiking and photographing for the better part of around 8 hours. We had wanted to stay longer to do some star photos with the observatory in the background. This didn't happen on account of the full moon that rose soon after sunset. So we packed it in and went back down to the beach to warm up. Here are some really stunning shots from our time at the summit.



    Haleakala by Mark Derry Photography Haleakala by Mark Derry Photography Haleakala by Mark Derry Photography Haleakala by Mark Derry Photography
  • Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:23:00 +0000

    Claire and Phil - Beautiful Summer Wedding
    Here are some simply stunning shots from Claire and Phil's epic wedding. They, their friends and family are a seriously good time!! Here is the link if you would like to look at some more pictures: http://www.markderry.com/Portfolio/Claire-and-Phil--Wedding
  • Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:18:00 +0000

    Death Valley
    So Ashley and I were in California and ended up in Death Valley State Park which is an amazing ecosystem that looks like it is straight out of the Middle East. The hottest temperatures we experienced while traveling through the park was 49 degrees celsius, which makes you over heat really quickly (Ashley enjoyed this much more than I did). Some of the sand dunes were very high and we had to hike a bit to see them. The hike in was slightly terrifying as while we were walking along every ten feet or so the dirt would collapse underneath of us and we would step into a hole of some burrowing denizen. It could have been just a mouse but we both were convinced that it belonged to a snake. Anyways some amazing pictures came out of it and I am very happy with them.



    Death Valley by Mark Derry Photography Death Valley by Mark Derry Photography 1.1 Death Valley by Mark Derry Photography 3.1 Death Valley by Mark Derry Photography 2.1 Death Valley by Mark Derry Photography Death Valley by Mark Derry Photography Death Valley by Mark Derry Photography
  • Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:34:00 +0000

    Tara and Will's Epic Engagement Shoot
    We did a great engagement shoot with Tara and Will and it turned out beautifully inspire of the rain!



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  • Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:03:00 +0000

    Petra in the Park
    Petra helped me shoot these beautiful fall portraits. We recently moved and I have a giant park nearby that is so beautiful for portraits or family photo shoots!  



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  • Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:15:00 +0000

    A Mountain Elopement
    Ashley and Addison are a lovely couple that decided to elope in Moraine Lake, near Lake Louise, Alberta. The scene was stunning, however it ended up raining for the entire ceremony and all of the pictures afterwards. Ashley was a total trooper, most brides would have fallen to pieces at having to walk through puddles and have their hair get wet, she just hiked up her dress and off we went. The rain did have the upside of getting rid of almost all of the tourists and we generally had the entire lake to ourselves. The pictures turned out amazing in spite of the clouds and rain. Thanks Ashley and Addison for sharing your special day with me.



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  • Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:31:00 +0000

    Team Canada Cheerleading
    So the International Cheer Union's World Championships is done and I am exhausted! This was an amazing experience to be able to document the teams progression throughout their preparation for this competition. Both teams put in an extraordinary amount of blood, sweat and tears over the last week and I hope that comes through in the pictures I have taken. I have endeavoured to not just take the pretty pictures of the successes but to also document the hardships and failures that were overcome by these teams. In the end Team Canada placed 4th in the all-girl division and 7th in the co-ed division which was a respectable placing considering the fierce competition in these divisions from around the world. I would like to thank all of the athletes, coaches and support staff for letting me take all of the pictures I did. 



    By the Numbers

    Here is a breakdown of what goes into covering an event like this.

    DSLR Camera Bodies: 1 
    DSLR Camera Lenses: 4 
    Camera Batteries: 3
    Memory Cards: 2
    GoPro: 1
    Pictures Taken: 14,000
    Videos: 150
    Hard Drive Space: 60 Gb



    Check Out the Pictures

    You can find the pictures from 2014 and past years here:

    http://www.markderry.com/Sports/Team-Canada

    I have also posted pictures on the following social media sites:

    Twitter

    Facebook
    Instagram



    Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 8 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 1.1 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 2.1 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 3.1 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 6 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 1 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 2 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 3 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 5 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 4 Team Canada Cheerleading by Mark Derry Photography 4
  • Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:34:00 +0000

    Team Canada - Worlds 2014
    I am lucky enough to be joining Team Canada this year as their team photographer. I will be with both the all girl and co-ed teams for their training and competition in florida. Feel free to follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for pictures through out the competition.

    Twitter
    Facebook
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    Team Canada 2013, by Mark Derry Photography
  • Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:45:00 +0000

    Brittani and Brandon Just Got Engaged!
    Another COLD engagement shoot, this time in Banff! Brittani and Brandon were wonderful to work with, we even stopped for hot chocolate in the middle of our shoot. Can't get much more romantic than skating in Banff as the sun sets.

    Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 4 Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 5 Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 7 Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 8 Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 9 Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 10 Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 1 Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 2 Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 3 Brittani & Brandon, Vermillion Lakes, by Mark Derry Photography 11
  • Thu, 20 Feb 2014 03:02:00 +0000

    Lake Louise Engagement
    Ashley and I were lucky enough to photograph the newly engaged David and Jillian. The shoot was in Lake Louise and it was very cold out that day. I was dressed in full snowboarding gear and some how I managed to talk them into taking off their jackets for some of these shots. They are a beautiful couple as you can see and we are very happy for them! Oh and the pictures are EPIC!!!!

    Engagement Jillian & David by Mark Derry Photography 6 Engagement Jillian & David by Mark Derry Photography 1 Engagement Jillian & David by Mark Derry Photography 2 Engagement Jillian & David by Mark Derry Photography 3 Engagement Jillian & David by Mark Derry Photography 5 Engagement Jillian & David by Mark Derry Photography 4
  • Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:32:00 +0000

    Surfing at Huntington Beach
    We spent some time in California over the holidays and while we were there we went to a surf competition. The waves weren't the best but we still got some great shots.

    Surfing, Huntington Beach, California, Black and White, Mark Derry Surfing, Huntington Beach, California by Mark Derry Photography 6 Beach, Huntington Beach, California by Mark Derry Photography 1 Beach, Huntington Beach, California Mark Derry Photography 2 Surfing, Huntington Beach, California Mark Derry Photography 5
  • Thu, 19 Dec 2013 06:11:00 +0000

    Wedding Photos by the Lake
    Here are some shots from a beautiful intimate summer wedding. I was so honoured to be able to shoot it and the pictures turned out stunningly! Click on the pictures to see more from the wedding!

    Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 4 Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 1 Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 2 Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 3 Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 5 Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 6 Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 7 Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 8 Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 9 Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 10
    Dave and Lisa Lake Wedding by Mark Derry Photography 11
  • Tue, 17 Dec 2013 07:27:00 +0000

    Beleza Swimwear Catalogue Shoot
    So recently I had the opportunity to work with the wonderful girls over at Beleza Swimwear. Sara and Lisa have just started out with their new line of bikinis aimed at getting the perfect fit for any girl. We did an amazing shoot for their catalog with the stunning model Heather Robertson.

    Here is the link to their website, if you like the suits pick one up!!
    www.belezaswim.com

    Beleza Bikini #1
    Beleza Bikini #2
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  • Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:40:00 +0000

    Photo Featured on the Canadian Geographic Website
    One of my photos was featured on the Canadian Geographic website. Many thanks to Jimmy Thompson the author for picking up my photo.

    Here is the link to the article: http://canadiangeographic.ca/blog/posting.asp?ID=818


    Flood Volunteers



  • Sun, 19 May 2013 02:31:00 +0000

    Portrait Shoot with Elaine
    Had a great shoot with Elaine Huba, you can check out her website here. Here is a sample picture from the shoot. I am very pleased with how they turned out!


    Elaine Huba, Trainer
  • Sat, 04 May 2013 04:45:00 +0000

    Perfect Timing
    Here is a great shot from the Cobras routine showing just how precise and coordinated teams need to be. In this picture you see 3 girls all doing a toe touch at exactly the same time. In order for this to happen there was a total of 14 people who had to all do their specific jobs in harmony to make that happen. Great job guys!! Click on the picture to see the rest of their routine.


    PCT Cobras Basket Toss, Cheerleading

  • Wed, 01 May 2013 03:06:00 +0000

    2013 Team Canada Gets Gold!
    This is a picture of the 2013 Team Canada Cheerleading team (of which I was lucky enough to be a part) 5 min before going on at the Cheerleading World Championships. The hungry/nervous energy was palpable. We were the first team to go on the floor in our division, we were also the 4 time reigning world champions, all I could think about was that I really didn't want to be the guy who broke the streak.

    I will be posting more pics and stories from the competition over the next bit so stay tuned!

    Click the photo for more pictures.


    Team Canada

  • Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:18:00 +0000

    Freshly Updated Wedding Portfolio
    Finally I have gotten around to posting some of the photos from the 2012 wedding season. This has been a little delayed due my own wedding in September which took up most of my free time which is normally reserved for photography, for this I have no regrets at all, it was so amazing!! Anyways check out the photos HERE. The pictures below are some gems that I had forgotten about and never posted (this happens more often than I like). This was an amazing summer engagement shoot in the foothills of the rockies. Brittany and Max are a stunning couple to be able to work with.


    Brittany and Max - Engagement



    Brittany and Max - Engagement

  • Mon, 08 Apr 2013 02:02:00 +0000

    Last Winter Shoot
    It was a beautiful snowy day, and we got out into the snow for a beautiful shoot. Check out the rest of the pictures here: http://www.markderry.com/Portfolio/Ashley-Derry/


    Ashley in the snow
  • Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:36:00 +0000

    And It Begins
    Team Canada training camp began yesterday... I am already sore... but there are some good pictures already for you to check out. Here is the link to more.

    http://www.markderry.com/Portfolio/Team-Canada-Highlights/28654841_xC3TGP


    Team Canada Cheerleading Bow
  • Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:52:00 +0000

    Spring in New York
    So we were lucky enough to hop on a plane and visit our dear friends Danny and Sheena in Manhattan. They showed us around like a couple of locals and we got to see the non touristy side of the city. Thanks so much to them for letting us crash on their futon! You will be seeing many of the shots I got while we were there up on my blog and in my portfolio.


    In front of the Brooklyn Bridge, Danny is kissing Sheena's pregnant belly
  • Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:10:00 +0000

    Brooklyn Bridge
    So you always wonder why some of the iconic land marks are iconic land marks. Then you see them in person and you understand just why they are. We made a quick trip out to New York and visited the Brooklyn Bridge. Seeing this in person let me appreciate the amazing geometric patterns created by the support wires. It was under construction however I still managed to get some great shots.


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