Candid photography of beautiful bride crying tears of joy on an autumn day.

Welcome to, the website for David DeRemus and DeRemus Photography. My specialties are portrait, wedding, fine art and product photography.

To visit the main photo galleries of DeRemus Photography, please visit my flash site.

Portraiture can be casual lifestyle portraiture, traditional, or contemporary portraiture and can be done in studio, on location, at your business, or in your home. I understand your need to feel at ease and comfortable, and one of my top priorities is to create a working environment to help you do so. I also understand the dynamics behind each individual’s physical and facial features, which determine the better angles to photograph. I am expert with using studio lighting, natural lighting and mixed lighting. Regardless if your needs are personal or professional, I have the talent and experience to fulfill your photography requirements and desires. Here are a few examples of my work:

Maternity sessions, family and children’s portraits created in studio…

Artistic maternity portrait created at client’s home with studio lighting and backdrops.  Color portrait of sisters included in a studio family portrait session.   Black and White studio portrait of proud father holding newly born infant photographed with Nikon D2x.

Casual or lifestyle portraiture created on location…

Romantic engagement session using a casual posing style and both natural and strobe lighting in Pasadena, CA.Casual and fun portrait session with a happy couple shot on location in a park.Casual lifestyle photography of a man, using natural ambient lighting in a Roman courtyard setting.

Individual portraits in studio or on location…

B&W portrait of a man leaning on a pillar using strobes and ambient lighting.  Professional studio portrait of Asian women shoot for profession usage using studio lighting.  B&W studio portraiture image of African American male model and actor for portfolio usage.

Headshots or portraiture for actors and models such as Molly Hagan, Rachael Robbins, Melanie Mayron (photographed for Tree People) and Lisa Saxton...

Headshot of actress Molly Hagen shoot in old town Pasadena using natural light.  Digital color headshot of actor Molly Hagen outside using ambient light on-location in Pasadena.
Close up black & white portrait of Rachael Robbins with reflected ambient light in Hollywood, CA.  Tight headshot style portrait of Melanie Mayron photographed for Tree People.  Black & white photo with dramatic studio lighting of model and actress Lisa Saxton.

Executive corporate studio portrait for the Law Office of Donald Schweitzer.

 Tibetan Bonpo monk, Nyima Dakpa Rinpochee, standing in front of a sacred tonka which depicts the lineage of the Bonpo religion.

Executive or business portraiture created for your web site or company brochure for your marketing and promotional uses. This can be done in studio or at your business location.

Or maybe your taste is for something a little more moody and artistic or contemporary…

Fashion studio portrait of LA based model.  Creative model portfolio black and white image of black women in professional   Moody, contemporary B&W image of male model photographed on location with studio lighting and props.

I also work with musicians, bands and performers, studio or live…

Live action shot of southern CA based dance group on stage in live performance.  Publicity photo for southern CA based rock drummer standing on railroad track.  Live performance photo of songwriter, singer and musician MarinaV live in concert with her band.


Product photography image created for brochure and advertising usage of bronze sculpture created by the internationally known sculptor Ed Dwight.
My product photography has included works by bronze sculptor Ed Dwight and alabaster and bronze sculptor Peter Ehrlich.
Studio product photo for web and marketing usage of carved alabaster marble sculpture created by sculptor Peter Ehrlich.

My fine art is available for sale in galleries in the LA area or directly through my studio and will be also offered online in the near future.

Fine art duo tone print of redwoods in Big Sur, CA photographed with infrared camera.              Gallery exhibition archival photograph shot with infrared and processed as a sepia and selenium toned image.              Fine art photograph of a woman on a quiet street scene in Tuscany, Italy.


Museum exhibition photograph taken at the outer walls of Versailles Palace in France.              Abstract Fine art photograph of a flower.

I also offer photo retouching, photo restoration, and conversion of film negatives to archival quality digital files.  Please contact studio for details and sample images.

About my style for photographing weddings…

I work on the premise that photography is best when it is spontaneous, fun, natural, emotional and full of impact. To tell your day’s story in the most comprehensive and in-depth fashion, I use a style that is now referred to as “photo-fusion,” which is an artistic blend of different genres of photography, including:

Photojournalism. A candid image that conveys a story or evokes an emotional response.

Whether it is a quiet,
reflective moment

Candid photojournalism B&W photo of a groom watching his bride from a distance.
Photojournalistic candid photography of laughing bride and groom in a outdoor ceremony.
a burst
of spontaneous joy
or something in between...
Candid shot of anxious bride peeking around corner as the ceremony begins.

Inter-active imagery…

Coming from a background of fine art, portrait and advertising photography, as well as my many years experience as a professional drummer, I have developed a style that offers the quick response and immediate reaction needed for photojournalism with an ability to anticipate and time my shots.  Then incorporating that same quickness and sense of spontaneity into a style I refer to as inter-active imagery, I am able to offer photography that is fluid, flowing and alive with motion.

Non-traditional posed, inter-active imagery  photographed and designed by David DeRemus Photography on location at Villa d’sol de Oro.

Documentary/editorial, to record the details of the day.

Editorial image of a fully decorated, formal reception room known as a room shot.  Documentary style, close up sepia photo of bride and groom’s ring in a cala lily.  Color photo of the details of the bride’s gown and the buckle of her shoes.

…and for those of you who want to do a little posed work, well of course, I can do that as well, and how little or how much of the posed work is done, is entirely up to you.

Romantic picture of bride and groom kissing created for storybook magazine album. Posed photo of bride and groom in front of their destination wedding location of  Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.
Fun, non-traditional posed photo of wedding party in the Italian village of Sarteano, Tuscany. Posed candid image of groom kissing bride’s hand at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

And for the clients willing to participate, there is some fun, cool stuff to do…

Creative posed image of inter-racial couple in Old Town Pasadena. Romantic night-time image of bride and groom taken at the Villa de sol D’oro. Fun, non-tradition photograph of happy bride twirling in her gown.

Having a destination wedding?  I am happy to travel and will customize a photography package for your destination wedding location to your specific needs, whether it is as distant as the romantic hills of Tuscany, in an exclusive mountain resort in Pennsylvania, or as close as Santa Barbara or Temecula.

Candid image of bride looking upon the Tuscan hills from a destination wedding in Sarteano, Italy.>  Bride and groom walking down tree lined dirt road from a destination wedding at an Italian villa.

About the packages…

All packages include a written guarantee David DeRemus will be your primary photographer along with a second photographer/assistant; a minimum of 8 hours of time; unlimited photography coverage; all required post-wedding production time to edit and work the digital files; previews online and/or on CD; the option to purchase the complete set of edited, full-resolution digital files (when not included); your choice of a custom designed storybook magazine album or a traditional bound wedding album; album design consultation and 100 complimentary thank-you photos.

All packages except The Classical include your choice of either an on-location or in-studio engagement session and a fully retouched, mounted, matted and framed 11x14/16x20 signature or display portrait or a print credit that may be used for custom designed save-the-dates photos or a custom designed and fully retouched guest sign-in album or loose prints.  Some packages also include parent albums and unlimited time.  All packages can be customized to fit your specific needs. 

A la Carte pricing is available upon request. 

All wedding photography sessions typically include a minimum of 700 to 800 edited images and can include up to 1,200 or more edited images.   All images, with the exception of the infrared photography, are captured in high-resolution color, which gives the options of creating prints in color, black and white, sepia and/or duotones.

Options include video, adding a third photographer and/or lighting assistant and purchasing the complete set of edited, full-resolution files (when not included).

Engagement sessions are done either on location on in studio.  Sessions usually take about an hour and typically produce a minimum of 100 edited images.  Engagement sessions create an environment for the couple and the photographer to work together in what is usually a more time-relaxed atmosphere and allows everyone an opportunity to know what to look for and expect.  Images from an engagement session may be used for signature or display portraits for your reception and home, save-the-date cards, custom designed and fully retouched guest sign-in albums, photo invitation cards or to adorn party favors, and prints for families and friends.

About David…

Promotional portrait of man on beach in St. Petersburg, FL.Photography has been an important part of my life for about 20 years.  I discovered it when on hiatus from the world of music and have never looked back.  My specialties are wedding portrait, fine art and product photography.  It is a privilege to have a profession that enables me to do something meaningful and important with people, to create what will often times become a family heirloom, at times their first, or to create images that can be used as an essential tool for marketing, promotion and web usage, or fine art images that will hang in someone’s home or business.

I believe that wedding photography is about a celebration of life.  My desire is to capture the essence and beauty of your wedding in the most unobtrusive fashion as possible.  My love is to do it with an artistic and comprehensive style.  When direction is needed, it’s given in a warm, professional and upbeat manner with a lighthearted sensitivity.   Whether a small intimate gathering or an extravagant affair with hundreds of guests, the same attention to detail will always be observed.  My passion is to capture the human spirit that is unique to us all, with the goal that my work will show real emotion and personality.

I am currently a member of PPA (Professional Photographer’s of America), NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals), and LADIG (Los Angeles Digital Imaging Group).  I also have been a proud member of NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) since 1998.

Contact information…
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David DeRemus
DeRemus Photography
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Areas served…

Offering service to Pasadena, CA, all of Southern CA and offering destination weddings to just about anywhere. Areas of service include: Monrovia, Sierra Madre, Altadena, La Canada, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Long Beach, Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Orange County, San Gabriel Valley, Ontario, Upland, Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga, Alhambra, Covina, Whittier, Fullerton, Anaheim, Irvine, San Diego, Dana Point, Marina Del Ray, Woodland Hills, Tampa, Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, Phoenix, Arizona.