Memories to Last a Lifetime!

I am Derrick Qualls, a freelance photographer and member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in Clinton, Mississippi, USA. I was an avid shutterbug in high school and college, and started working as a photographer's assistant in 1990. That is when I started learning about the business of studio photography.


Some of my images have appeared in newspapers and corporate advertisements in the Central Mississippi area, while others are displayed as cherished artwork in homes around the country. I have had the privilege of being an official photographer at numerous weddings and special events at Thalia Mara Hall, Old Capitol Inn, Fairview Inn, Mynelle Gardens, Hilton-Jackson; at public and private ceremonies and parties at Ole Miss (Oxford, MS), Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Millsaps and several other regional community colleges; and at historic mansions and indoor/outdoor venues across the Southeastern USA.


If you need a professional photographer with the experience, discretion and ability to produce beautiful photographic artwork, and not just take "snapshots", then please contact me for details!

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Technical Note: What camera do you use? Over the years, I have used a variety of tools including medium format (120mm) camera systems, Yashica/Contax and Minolta 35mm systems, the classic Polaroid SX-70, as well as "full-frame" and "crop-sensor" digital camera equipment. My current go-to selection includes Sony and Mamiya bodies. . . By the way, have you ever asked a painter which brush creates the best art? :)