The photography is absolutely stunning, I’m blown away by your work!

Dida hernandez, cmp, cpce, villa maria national brand experience manager


Derek Smith photography is a small business located in New Zealand. We’re lucky to have worked with some great brands from both local and international markets, including the UK where I still return every now and again for work purposes (Covid permitting!).

If you want your brand captured on camera as it tastes through food photography sessions then get in touch – You can read more about what we do here or check out this blog post if that interests y’all!

We recently worked with Derek on a three day shoot for one of our major brands. He was professional and efficient and his images were excellent. Not only did he deliver what we asked he also offered creative input which meant we got far more out of the shoot than we were planning on, He really showcased the food and the product to its best advantage.

Kellie Addison
Kellie Addison
Creative and Content Manager Global Media & Creative

We cant thank Derek enough for flying to Rarotonga to capture the delicious spread of food imagery for a refresh of Cook Islands cuisine. A master of his art!

Daniel Fisher
Daniel Fisher
marketing manager

We used Derek for a recent photoshoot and couldn’t be happier with the results. Derek was professional, concise & incredibly passionate.

Harry Verry
Marketing Manager - Digital Journey

Derek is truly an outstanding photographer. His images look absolutely delicious, beautiful & artistically balanced. We are looking forward to working with him again

Monica Yen
Monica Yen
Client relationship manager

Derek brings a high level of professionalism & experience. The quality of work exceeded my expectations. Thank you we are so looking forward to working with you again.

Monika Jagielo
Monika Jagielo

What can we help you with for your next photography shoot?


A food shoot you need help with?


What about drinks? We like shooting drinks

Proper Drinks

And we like shooting alcohol more…..


We dont mind shooting the engine room guys either….