Derek Shane Fotos

4 star rating 4 Reviews

(770) 374-0609(770) 374-0609 View Website »

Reviews

  • Derek Shane Fotos - Canton, GA -  mbpieczynski

    Reviews: 1

    I do not recommend him..
    mbpieczynski (1 review)
    6/21/2013

    I hired Derek to do my wedding and I have to say that I was extremely disappointed. I have never written a negative review but I do not want any other brides having the experience I had with this photographer. Derek is a fun guy with a great personality who knows how to take a good picture. However, I was less than impressed at the amount of unprofessional behavior he showed. I had to call and text numerous times to get a hold of him, he arrived 20 minutes later than he said he would on my wedding day, I never got my engagement pictures taken due to the fact that he would never return texts or calls about doing them, he made several comments towards my bridesmaids that made them feel uncomfortable, he missed several crucial takes such as the bouquet toss, he asked one of my guests (female I might add) for her number at the reception, he went to the hotel after the reception to "party" with my guests and was then asked to leave. Lastly, it took 3 months to see any of the pictures he took and another 2 months to get what I ordered. He spent those 3 months telling me it would be one more week. Hiring Derek Shane Fotos is the only part of my wedding I regret. To those looking to hire him especially the brides-to-be, keep looking. There is no excuse for any of this behavior Derek exhibited and the stress with working with an unprofessional, insincere, and careless photographer is simply not worth it.

    More »

    Was this review helpful?

    (0) (1)

    Derek Shane Fotos replied on 6/28/2013

    On March 28th, 11, we received a phone call from the bride requesting to book me for services. I explained that we like to meet for consultations first, however the bride declined the consultation and gave a credit card by phone to book an Oct 11 date. The bride booked our base package, only coverage of the wedding day and engagement. Products, discs and albums can always be purchased later. I book engagement sessions when the initial deposit is paid and wedding is officially booked, but the bride could not confirm a date to shoot the engagement session. I was flexible to their schedule and willing to shoot that session up until the wedding day. I reached out on April 28 and May 1st of 11 with no response to scheduling her session. In August she called to cancel the wedding and she requested the deposit back. As a business and industry standard, we do not and cannot refund deposits because we offer all our brides exclusivity to dates and do not double book. The bride was upset that we would not refund the deposit as the signed contract stated, I did offer her a reschedule of her date when and if they decided to book another day. Months past and in mid 12 she called and gave her wedding date of Dec 29 12. I explained that I was out of town that week on vacation with my family, however I would fly back in town. I do have a very outgoing and fun personality, however also have a business presence and am not unprofessional or make inappropriate comments. I do enjoy making people smile and laugh for pics. I have a full gallery of the beautiful wedding story that unfolded for the bride and groom, it does include the bouquet toss. I did exchange numbers with several guests at the wedding reception including a couple of female guests. I am routinely asked for business cards for future photography needs during events. I try to get as much information from potential clients as I can because follow up is important and business cards get lost, especially at events. After the reception, I was completed with the job and the bride and groom had parted, I was asked to give a ride to a couple of the people headed back to the hotel where my assistant and myself were staying also. After long days, sleep is vital, so any type of "partying" was not done. The wedding was Dec 29 12, and the gallery was released to the bride on March 15 13. I advised that it would take approx 8 weeks after I returned from my family holiday vacation in mid Jan, longer than our regular turnaround time because I did accommodate her rescheduling into planned Christmas holiday with family out of state. She booked our base package and if she desired a disc, she would need to purchase the disc after viewing the images in her gallery. During the 19 months between the time she originally booked and her wedding day, we did increase and revise our pricing. I honored the original pricing even though she rescheduled. For any and all questions please contact me directly at 770.374.0609.

  • Derek Shane Fotos - Canton, GA -  tsmommy09

    Reviews: 1

    Best Experience Ever!!
    tsmommy09 (1 review)
    7/06/2010

    Working with Derek Shane Fotos has been the best experience I've ever had with a photographer. He listens to what I am looking for and does his best to deliver. The atmosphere was very welcoming and cheerful. He worked with my very active infant so well! My son fell in love with him immediately! I highly recommend DSF for all of your events and family pictures!!

    More »

    Was this review helpful?

    (1) (0)

  • Derek Shane Fotos - Canton, GA -  dancer0110

    Reviews: 1

    Professional Photography
    dancer0110 (1 review)
    6/17/2009

    Stayed well focused using natural surroundings to enhance the photo shoot. Very professional to work with and comfortable photo shoot within opposite gender modeling. Thanks Derek!

    More »

    Was this review helpful?

    (1) (0)

  • Derek Shane Fotos - Canton, GA -  Legacy Garage Doors

    Reviews: 1

    Professional, Creative, Friendly
    Legacy Garage Doors (1 review)
    6/17/2009

    Derek Shane came to our business and took beautiful, detailed pictures and also took care of editing. My expectations were by far exceeded. We will definitely use the company again for all our photography needs. The rate was very reasonable.

    More »

    Was this review helpful?

    (1) (0)


Business details

Production & Design

  • Black & White Photography
  • Cards
  • Color Photography
  • Custom Work
  • Developing
  • Digitally Generated
  • Enlargements
  • Illustrations
  • Invitations
  • Other Design Services
  • Photo Scanning
  • Photographic Inventory
  • Reproductions
  • Restorations
  • Sepia Tones
  • Slide Processing
  • Special Effects

Special Events & Locations

  • Anniversaries
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Banquets
  • Conventions
  • Dances
  • Fashion Shows
  • In-Studio
  • On Location
  • Other Events or Parties
  • Religious Events
  • Sporting Events
  • Weddings

Portraits & Photos

  • Aerial Photography
  • Baby Portraits
  • Business Portraits
  • Child Portraits
  • Couples Portraits
  • Family Portraits
  • Fashion Photography
  • Group Photos - General
  • Landscapes
  • Model Portfolios
  • Real Estate Photography
  • Romantic & Boudoir Photography
  • School Photos & Yearbook Photos
  • Sports Team Portraits

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 7:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • TUE
  • 7:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • WED
  • 7:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • THU
  • 7:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • FRI
  • 7:00am
  • 8:00pm
  • SAT
  • 4:00am
  • 12:00am
  • SUN

* By Appointment Only

* 24-Hour Service Available

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Money Orders
  • Paypal
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Year Established

2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business Referrals