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Kira Derryberry


M.Photog.Hon.M.Photog.Cr., CPP / Tallahassee, FL / [email protected]

Kira Derryberry is a portrait photographer based in Tallahassee, FL. She’s a Certified Professional Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, a councilor for the state of Florida for PPA, and was recently appointed as a Director to the Florida Professional Photographers Board. She also received her Master Photographer degree at Imaging USA 2017 in San Antonio, where she also be taught a pre-convention class on social media marketing.
Kira is currently serving her second consecutive year as President of the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild. In 2013 and 2014, Kira also earned the local titles of Best of Tallahassee from Tallahassee Magazine Readers as well as 2014 Photographer of the Year through TPPG. Kira is an active competitor in both the state and International Print Competitions and earned silver medals in 2014 and 2015 and a platinum medal in 2016 at IPC. Her Loan Collection image, “The Skeptic”, was featured on the March 2016 cover of Professional Photographer magazine along with a feature article on her work. Kira completed the PPA Judges training in August 2016 and is now a PPA Juror in Training.

Kira got her start in photography in high school then graduated with a BA from the University of Alabama with photography as her focus. Knowing how to shoot, but not necessarily how to start a business, Kira leaned on her experience as a web designer for work, taking a job at a Tallahassee based advertising agency for five years before opening her studio in 2010. Since her studio opening, Kira has developed a strong client base in portraits ranging from children and families, to headshots, commercial work, and boudoir. Kira and her husband Kevin have been together since 2002, and together they have a seven year old daughter, Lucy. When not slinging a camera, she spends much of the remainder of her free time playing video games and watching bad science fiction.