I can help you save the most beautiful and elegant moments of your big day.

Hello! I’m Derek

I seek connection, the Laughs, the Love story, the real you.

Derek Preciado Photography

When it comes to photo and video, I've always been captivated by capturing that perfect moment. The fact that you get to freeze a moment in time to keep forever is truly amazing. I got into the wedding industry after I got married, and my wife became a wedding planner (check her out Jade Preciado Events). When I saw the love between my wife and I in our photos and video, I knew I wanted to capture that for everyone else.

The emotions and charming beauty of two people celebrating their love, enjoying time with their family and close friends - nothing can beat that. From all the weddings I've captured, I still get goosebumps and chills when the bride walks down the aisle and the groom sees her for the first time. Hearing the emotional and fun toasts get me laughing and tearing up every time.

When it comes to my work, I put my heart and energy into it. One thing I really love as a hybrid photographer is shooting on my Contax645 Medium Format camera. Film photography is gorgeous! It tends to bring things to a slower pace allowing you to enjoy the moments instead of speeding through shot to shot.

Apart from photography & cinematography, I love going to the gym and nerding out on a good show... but I especially love wine tasting and exploring hip eateries with my best friend... My wife :)

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The bigger the bridal party, the bigger the fun! Is that what they say? This next Bride and Groom had 26 of their closest people by their side. They totally made the most of their day by reimagining their dream wedding from Mexico to California - with traditions and all this wedding went off without a hitch.

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