Your Relationship.

Telling your love story through
photo and video.

Your Relationship.

Telling your love story through
photo and video.


about Chase the Wife You Love.

Interesting name, right? Hi, I’m Derek Couts, wedding photographer since 2013. At the start of 2019, my wife (Grace) and I sold our things and our house, and moved us and our two boys into an RV.

We started documenting our journey with our channel, Chase the Life You Love. The goal was to encourage individuals to chase the life they love, regardless of risk.

While on the road, we had the epiphany that as important as it is to Chase the Life You Love, it’s equally (if not more) important to chase your relationships.

We travel to couples anywhere in the US in our RV, encourage adventure in your walk as a couple, and photo-vlog the journey.

– Derek Couts


The RV Photographer

We Travel Anywhere. Check out this Engagement Session at the Appalachian Mountains!

Our Favorite Moments


From the Words of Their Mouths

What our past clients have to say about us.

I wish I could give Derek 100000 stars! He is absolutely INCREDIBLE! We hired him over a year and a half ago when we first got engaged. We’ve seen him work and we knew he was so talented & made it seem effortless! He was 100% involved our whole engagement and was always open and available for any questions we had! He did an outstanding job with our engagement pictures and made us so comfortable. But, on our wedding day he was a total rockstar! Him and his team were so professional, kind, funny, and made the process actually fun! We were ahead of schedule and got every picture (and then some) that we were wanting! He truly captures the moments and the people he is photographing! We received SEVERAL compliments on how amazing he was and we couldn’t be more thankful! Thank you, Derek for sharing your gift with the world and for making our day perfect! We not only had an amazing photographer, but now we also have a friend! We love you!

Laura Srock

Choosing a talented photographer that “got us” as a couple was a huge priority for my husband and me when we were deciding on a wedding photographer. We chose Derek for his fun and easy-going personality, as well as his expertise and ability to capture the most remarkable images. Derek was super professional, creative and kept us laughing throughout our entire wedding. He also took our engagement photos, which he hiked 8 miles up a mountain in the cold and rain to get the shots we wanted! The results were stunning and nothing we had ever seen before. We have several of them hanging in our home today. We could not be happier with how our engagement and wedding photos turned out.

Derek and his wife Grace were so kind and helpful throughout the whole process and not once did it feel like a business transaction when we interacted with them. It felt like we were hanging out with friends who really understood who we were as a couple. Throughout our engagement, Derek made a point to communicate with us on a regular basis. We got excited every time we received an unexpected letter in the mail accompanied by a meaningful gift that had significance to my husband’s and my relationship. The time, thought and personalization Derek put into every aspect of our experience really made an impact on us.

Jill Thompson

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