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 photography or cinematography 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!

Here's just some of our amazing testimonials!

My goal is to provide my couples an awesome time while giving them a memorable experience. To hear it from them means the world to me!

Terra Mia
Best video and photography!
"Derek and his crew were so fun to hang out with and they truly captured the most beautiful moments on our big day, amid being in the middle of the COVID pandemic. They were taking all recommended health precautions and made us feel so comfortable and safe. Being camera shy, we didn't have a lot of ideas for the pictures and the video, but Derek walked us through each pose. Our package included a complimentary photoshoot as well, which we used for our engagement pictures (what a deal!). We absolutely love all our photos and can’t stop watching our wedding video, which tells the story of our day perfectly. Thank you both so much for capturing our day in such a thoughtful & meaningful way."
Gizem & Andrew / Terra Mia Wedding
Just What we had hoped for!
"Derek was the perfect photographer for our wedding! He was professional, present for all the best moments, but in a perfectly sneaky way and full of charisma and personality! He captured our day in exactly the way we had hoped for. We are so happy we selected DP Films for our wedding."
Cindy & Jason / Pico Los Alamos Wedding
Exceeded expectations!
"Derek Preciado was incredibly professional and created an amazing video of our special day. He came to us with creative ideas for amazing footage as well as worked seamlessly with our photographer (that he had never met) to make everything run smoothly. He was polite, attentive, and worked with our schedule/vision. I would 100% recommend him to anyone; in fact, a bridesmaid and groomsman from our wedding are using him in their upcoming wedding! Thanks again Derek for perfectly capturing every detail."
Haley & Max / Higuera Ranch Wedding
Absolutely amazing!
"We chose DP Productions as the videographer for our wedding and couldn’t be happier with our choice. They were one of the first vendors we booked. Our wedding was to consist of a large amount of people over about 6 hour time frame, plenty of action to capture! Unfortunately, due to Covid we had to reduce our wedding size and the length of the ceremony greatly. Also, the venue had to be changed last minute to a location about 2.5 hours away. DP Productions was happily able to accommodate us still. They did a great job working with our photographer and our new venue. The videos are amazing, true artists and professionals. We have received so many compliments on both our highlight and full feature videos. We love that we will have these videos to look back on forever. We highly recommend DP Productions!"
Kaitlyn & David / Hyatt Carmel Highlands Wedding
Great Photography Couple!
"DPfilms Productions is incredibly professional and did a wonderful job for our wedding. Derek was very good about the pre-planning, understanding what we needed, types of photos to get, etc. so the wedding day was easy for us. Highly recommend this team!"
Mareya & Gabe / Western Village Lake Resort Wedding
la lomita ranch
Captured every moment!
"I was very fortunate I was referred to Derek for my wedding pictures and film. He captured every moment that was important and some. Details are everything!"
Sandee & Adrian / La Lomita Ranch Wedding
Photo booth
Such a Great Idea!
"Derek put together our photo booth for our wedding day and was so helpful and detailed with the designs he put together. He was also so kind as to offer us the virtual photo booth as well, which allowed our guests who couldn't make it to the wedding to leave us messages and photos to show their support. The photo booth was such a hit at the wedding and both the actual and virtual booths let us look back at the night and reminisce. So much fun, and such an awesome addition to the night."
Hannah & Tucker / Castle Noland Wedding
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