LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! Scratch that its more like BOUQUET! GARTER! RINGS!

In the beginning, I did a lot of work being an extra in music videos, feature films, and short films. I also did some modeling shoots. I had a great time and got to meet a lot of inspiring people in the biz. But it was what I saw that was going on behind the scenes that threw my passion for film and photo through the roof! It was the hustle, the attention to detail and the long hours they would work till their craft was perfection! That’s when I knew that I wanted to be behind the camera not in front. So I got my degree in film and photography and started to shoot short films, do commercial work and Real Estate. My passion grew after every job I did. I was hooked!

Fast forward a couple years and I met Jade, a Wedding Planner for her own business Just As Promised Events. Fireworks flew and we got married. The feeling that day was indescribable and I can’t wait for you to feel the same! It was shortly after our wedding that I knew that I wanted to start filming weddings. I want to capture all the joy, laughter and tears that you and your fiance will share together. With all that emotion its like filming “The Notebook” except better because it’s your own love story, you can’t help but cry!

So I created DPfilms Productions and together Jade and I started to work the wedding world bringing joy to many couples. Since then I never looked back! #superherocouple


When it comes to your big day I plan to party with you and capture all the unforgettable moments!

I don’t want to miss any special detail that can make your cinematography or photography experience that much better. This day only happens once, so I want to make sure I capture all the magic!


photo by: Melissa Brannon

Hi, my name is Derek Preciado and I have a passion for cinematography and photography! Capturing beautiful moments and creating something for amazing couples like yourselves!


Latest Testimonials

"DPfilms was one of the best choices we made for our wedding day. We booked the week before, but Derek was completely flexible and made it so simple. The quality of the video was fantastic, and the price you couldn't beat. We are SO excited to be able to beautifully relive our day through his lens, I would hire DPfilms over in second!"

Krista & Ryan | Minekime Wedding

Latest Testimonials

"My husband and I had an amazing experience with Derek and his crew. They were so fun and professional. They were very easy to work with.... we didn’t mind redoing moments of getting ready again to capture them perfectly. It’s important to let the professionals do what they do best. When we received the package with our video it was so beautifully packaged with so much care. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the video itself. I personally had no idea what to expect from a wedding video but it brought tears to my eyes when I watched it. We are so happy to have that day documented so wonderfully that we will always be able to rewatch throughout our lives. We are truly grateful and definitely know now the importance of having a videographer for your big day. Thank you so much, Derek! "

Katherine & John | Benedetti Wedding

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Us: dpfilmsproductions@gmail.com

Do you offer Photo & Video Packages?

You bet we do!

With your Hybrid package, you will have a lead photographer and a lead cinematographer. Relax knowing that you will have professionals focusing on what we do best.

Who wants to hire one person trying to do both at the same time. Not me!!

What should I expect when having a Videographer?

When you have us on your team expect to have fun!

We like to film like ninjas and not make you feel uncomfortable when we are around. People know how to act when it comes to photography, but once we say we are filming people run for the hills. (lol)

This is why we like to make everyone feel comfortable and not awkward. Trust me, we want to capture all of the good stuff! With that being said, if there is a super good shot that we want to try we will ask you, your bridal party, guests or whoever it is we want to film if it’s ok. We never want anyone to feel pressured to do anything.

Now, take a deep breath and relax knowing that you and your guests will look good no matter what!

How do you edit our film?

We understand that not everyone wants their film to edited like everyone else. Or maybe there is something really important they want in their film that wouldn’t be too obvious to catch unless stated.

This is why we send you a film questionnaire asking you more about your wedding and things you would like filmed and don’t want filmed. You’re probably thinking, "but the whole wedding is important - just film that". This is true. We do film all of the normal formalities, but it’s the smaller details that we really ask you about.

For example, candid moments of the bride and her bridesmaids, the groom and his groomsmen. First look with the FOB or MOG. Letter reading with the bride & groom or even gift exchanges, etc..

We want to know about all of that and every moment is precious on YOUR wedding day!

What's the difference between a Highlight Film and a Full Feature Film?

When it comes to your film, you can choose to have a highlight film or a full feature film. This all depends on your package you choose.

Highlight Film:

The highlight film is a beautiful teaser that can last any from 4-10mins. The highlight film will contain bits and pieces of your amazing wedding day, creating a beautiful teaser for you to share with all of your friends and family. The highlight film also has three options for you to choose from.

1. Story-telling (This will contain pieces of the speeches, vows, Letter Reading, etc..)
2. Music Video (Completely edited to music)
3. Cinematographers Choice (Can’t choose let us do it for you)

The Highlight Film can also come with a personal engraved crystal flash drive & case OR a digital download. This all depends on the package you choose.

Full Feature:

The Full Feature is a great film to have for you to watch and look back on. You won't need to worry about missing anything in this beautiful edited full-length film of your wedding day. This film will contain everything from fun candid getting ready moments all the way to the fun dancing at the end.

The Full Feature comes with a DVD or Bly-Ray, custom DVD cover, and custom DVD menu. This can also be sent as a digital download depending on the package you choose. It’s also a great gift for parents or grandparents to have.

Whichever film style you choose, we can promise it will be an emotional fun masterpiece!