From the cherished intimacy of life’s special moments to the raw power of a performing athlete, Mark Derry draws out elegance and beauty in all of his subjects.
Whether the shot is found amongst the high tensions of a cheerleading competition mat or the close-knit family dynamic of a wedding, his vivid images are rich with emotion – adrenaline, glory and love. Armed with his slew of Cannon cameras and over ten years of experience, Mark is a master of both motion and portrait photography.
An engineer by trade, this Saskatchewan native draws on both first-hand knowledge and in-depth research to capture life’s meaningful moments. An accomplished and celebrated athlete, Mark uses his extensive background in cheerleading, gymnastics, diving and football to anticipate the highlights amongst the brute strength and speed of sporting events. The resident photographer of Power Cheer Calgary, he has chronicled in detail the exciting first competitive season of the fledgling club. He is also the unofficial photographer of the 620 CKRM Rider Cheerleaders, having shot the team’s calendar for the past two years and accompanying them to various CFL events and performances.
His attention to detail is evident in his striking and touching wedding photography. Committed to an in-depth understanding of everything he photographs, brides can rest assured that even the most subtle of magic moments will be captured on their special day.
He is highly sought after for individual portraits for reasons that are evident in his work. The personality and unique aesthetic of each subject always shines through.