"I just spoke with Jim and he said the pictures were phenomenal! He said the one of the 3 kids knocked him out. The pictures really are just fabulous. I can't stop staring at all of them The one of the 3 of them on the floor is so wonderful- 3 happy kids at the same time is a minor miracle. Plus, it is wonderful to have more pictures of Robert to add to our collection. Please tell John that I am thrilled!"
Kathryn W. Francis
"You have a gift, and you make an incredibly positive difference with it! Just wanted to say that I spent some time this afternoon, just standing in the library foyer really taking in all of the Legends portraits in a way that. What a really special place that has become, and it is because the extraordinary ability you have to capture the spirit and the essence of these very amazing people in the history of the school. It still makes me smile, and occasionally moves me to tears, to look closely at these faces."
"We have used John Derryberry for 20 years to photograph all of our family milestones. He is amazing!! Worth every penny and then some!!!"
"Our family thinks John Derryberry is the best at creating contemporary portraits that appear effortless. He is great with kids (and dogs) and is very perceptive and professional."
"The enlarged photo of dad is truly breath-taking. ...This is exactly what we wanted and it captures the essence of dad....Mom and I love working with both you.... thank you again for our treasured photos."
Julie Kronick and Irma Grossman
"We had a fantastic experience and got great photos."
"Your work is always amazing!!"
"Forty-one+ years' ago, when I was pregnant with my first child, Jeff, I had the privilege of meeting some of the great names in photography, during the halcyon days of the Famous Photographers School, in Westport, CT, who -- amongst others -- included Philippe Halsman, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Bert Stern, Joseph Costa, and Ezra Stoller. Who could have predicted that, one day, I would meet another great photographer -- you -- who impressed me just as much, by skillfully and genuinely capturing the unique beauty of Jeff's daughter, Emily, and her proud father? I just wanted to say a humble thank you -- not only for the beautiful photo-portraits, which Jeff presented as Christmas gifts -- but having allowed my access last September to be behind the scenes during that once-in-a-lifetime moment. The deja vu aspect was incredibly vivid -- sounds, scents, lights -- for those decades'-ago years felt like yesterday, plus my time spent in the Pepperidge Farm design department/test kitchen/studio prepping/propping food for promotional, packaging,recipe deveopment, and book layouts. Best wishes to you and yours, for a happy, healthy year ahead, and continued success distilling moments in time for those who seek your expertise and "eye." I never shall forget it."
"We had so much fun at our photo shoot"
"We enjoyed the studio experience...You are an amazing team."
"Please tell John we LOVE the final products "
"This photo looks so wonderful. I cannot thank you enough!!!!!!!! PLEASE tell John how fabulous this is and how much I appreciate it. I can’t believe how beautiful it is. Spencer will treasure this always. I’m in tears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXO"
Nina Nichols Austin
"And I teared up when I opened the b&w of kids and me- JD really made me look well rested. Haha. Love the color photos too. So happy to have the kids' color captured. All just unbelievable -so grateful!" "Thank you!! I just got home for the day! I am so happy every time I see these unbelievable pieces! I'm so fortunate to have them. "
Carrie Teller Kalee
"Getting lots of compliments ... All caps texts saying best card ever!!! Thanks for the bragging rights! Loving it! ;-)"
"We had SO much fun today! John is SO incredibly talented!! Please tell him thank you SO much again! The kids had a blast!! Can't wait to see the photographs!!! "
"That was fun! Can we do it again tomorrow?"
"Loved your Christmas card! Beautiful, AND awesome!" "So I went to pick clementine up in carpool and was accosted by her art teacher. Ms Brandt made me roll down my window and started shrieking about the holiday card. She said that she walked into the house and that she started screaming out loud when she saw our card. Her husband was in the other room saying.” I know why you are screaming- it is the holiday card that John Derryberry shot.” He said you were his absolute favorite. Ms Brandt said our card was the first card she got. Will be the best card she gets and that she is keeping it forever. I have to agree..."
"Your holiday card is great! I had to pass along the comment Cristina (our 8th grader) made after we opened it . . . 'Mom, why can’t we do cool things like that?' – a high compliment indeed!"
"Your work is splendid! I have just finished perusing the latest issue of Town and Country, read about you and hopped on your site. A magnificent journey of photography.