We are Darcy and Jackie Preece, a husband and wife photography team that is based in Edmonton, Alberta and Kitchener, Ontario. We specialize in creating timeless images, while maintaining a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We have photographed hundreds of weddings and are constantly pushing ourselves to continue to get better every time we pick up a camera.
When it comes to weddings we feel so lucky to be invited to capture one of the most important days in peoples lives. We are surrounded by love every weekend, it doesn't get much better than that! We meet most of our couples 1-2 years in advance of their big day. In that time we get to know you and your family. We know who holds a special place in your heart and we understand how important having photographs of that special person is.
In 2017 we were extremely excited to be voted Edmonton's Best Photographer by Vue Weekly magazine! We are so thankful and extremely proud because our clients took the time to vote for us.
Pricing and information
We have found that including our pricing on our website provides more questions than answers. When it comes to weddings there are never the same requests and every wedding is different. We want to be flexible enough to include or exclude everything you want for your perfect day. Our packages include two photographers, an engagement session,engagement book, high res digital files, full day coverage, an amazing album, and thank you cards. I would be more than happy to send you our package pricing as well as to set up a meeting. We encourage couples to meet with their photographer before booking. This is a very important decision and we want to make sure that we are the right fit.
When it comes to Family Portraits our packages work very similar. We want to provide you with printed products that you can hang on your walls and admire for years.
As portrait photographers, we enjoy creating both individual portraits, family portraits, and grad portraits.
Photographs of families become cherished heirlooms.When was the last time you had a nice family portrait? We love asking people this question because the answer is usually "so long ago I can't remember" For all of these people family is the most important thing to them but they struggle to find the time to book a family session. We suggest booking as soon as school is out for the summer, for an amazing Fall portrait session.
Hiring a husband and wife team is beneficial in many ways. When you hire an experienced family photographer, you're getting personalized attention from Darcy, a photographer who will take the time to get to know your family and capture images of your family in a way that is unique.
Another benefit of hiring a family photographer in Edmonton is that you will have family photos that will be cherished and hanging on your walls for many years to come. We encourage you to take the time and view our portfolio to get an idea of how well we do with family photos.
Darcy and Jackie having an amazing ability to capture natural and timeless portraits for families that will be cherished for a lifetime. Family photography sessions are relaxed and fun – set at one of many parks in Edmonton, Spruce Grove, Leduc, Devon, Beaumont, St.Albert or the surrounding areas, or a location of your choice.
When you hire a YEG family photographer like Darcy Preece, your family's experience will be unlike any other. Darcy and Jackie can draw on 10 years of experience working with large groups of up to 20 people or as little as 3.
Darcy is an experienced Edmonton family photographer. Together with his wife Jackie, they have earned a reputation as Edmonton's most sought after family photographers. Because they are parents themselves, they know how to work with children of all ages, as well as any big kids you may have, yes we are talking about you dad. Family photography takes patience, skill, and experience. Darcy and Jackie know how to pose a family, so that each member is clearly seen, comfortably posed, and at ease with the family group. Darcy's extensive experience in photography allows him to choose the correct settings, make use of natural light or add flash if he needs to, and choose the best angles that will truly capture the essence of a family.
As students near the end of their high school career, it's a great time to create professional photographs. Our goal for every grad that we work with is to provide a unique experience that brings out your true personality. This is not your boring cap and gown photos that you receive through the school.
Grad sessions with Darcy Preece Photography are a unique experience from the very start and now it's time to get super excited! Chances are you've been waiting quite some time for your grad photos and so I want everything to be an awesome experience for you!!
We will be doing so much more than just creating some gorgeous images. We are going to spend the day of your shoot having an absolute blast!
I will help you pick just the right location for what you want something urban, something natural, maybe a combination of places.
I want to show off what makes you “YOU” and showcase your personality!! Feel free to bring along your favorite props, sports items, or furry friend to incorporate into your session.
From our first initial contact until the delivery of your beautiful finished images, your experience will be custom tailored to fit just what you need. My ultimate goal is to give you an amazing experience!! Not only do I want you to love your custom portraits, but I want you to have fun during the process!
We also serve Spruce Grove, Leduc, St.Albert, Stony Plain, Devon, Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer, Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park, Camrose, Beaumont, Lacombe, Wetaskiwin, Canmore, Banff, Jasper, Morinville, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds, Westlock.
If you are looking for photographers that are amazing and know the area extremely well than we are your team. From downtown Edmonton to the back roads of small towns we have experience all over Alberta.
When it comes to locations it doesn't matter how many times we have worked at the Alberta Legislative Grounds we can still produce unique images, and tend to stay away from areas that other photographers flock too. We want your wedding day to be as stress free as possible.
The Edmonton Art Gallery provides some of the best architecture that the city has to offer. We love working inside, outside, or blocks away with it in the background to give that urban feel to your perfect day.
Edmonton City Hall is an amazing building that provides year round options for photography. In the summer the fountains make a "cool" backdrop as the mist will sometimes carry over to the couple on those hot summer days. In the winter there is ice skating and beautiful lights for a very festive feel.
Fort Edmonton Park has the capacity to hold massive weddings and also smaller intimate weddings if that is what you are looking for. They also provide options to have your photos there even if your wedding is not.
The Citadel Theatre is a great indoor option if the weather is not cooperating. It has an small indoor garden with a waterfall on the wall. The large windows make this a great choice during the day with lots of natural light.
Rice Howard Parkway is an urban location that offers an incredible view of Scotia Place.
University of Alberta Arts Building is an amazing location for ceremonies and receptions.
Muttart Conservatory is a good option for any season, but it can be very crowded. They have 4 indoor gardens that can be used, but you must book way in advance.
Telus Field is a must for any baseball or softball fans! We have worked here a few times now and absolutely love it! Either right on the field or in the bleachers your engagement or wedding images will definitely stand out.
Devonian Botanical Gardens
Devon Botanical Gardens are located just 9 miles south of Devon Overpass on Highway 16. This is an outdoor location with Japanese Gardens featuring a bridge, lake, walkways, and varied foliage for a variety of photography locations.
Royal Alberta Museum (Old location) Government House
We love this location because it has so many options. If you like architecture the Government house is perfect. If you prefer more of a natural setting they have lots of green space around that area. It also provides some shelter if the weather is not cooperating.
This is a great location to just have your wedding portraits taken. It is now a historical building in Edmonton. Our favourite places in the house are the beautiful staircase, the study, and the sun room at the back of the house. The light comes in just perfectly in the sun room.
This is probably the most famous building in all of Edmonton. When celebrities or rock stars are in town this is the place they usually stay. For weddings this is definitely on the high end side but their ballrooms are incredible. Our favourite part of the evening is the first dance, and with the chandeliers and high ceilings it is like no other venue in the city.
Festival Place, Sherwood Park is very popular for anyone living in Sherwood Park. There are a few options for fountains and bridges. They also have nice stairways that we like using. It can be busy in the summer but there are usually areas that we can stay away from the crowds. Just don't go on Canada Day as it is extremely busy.
Mill Creek Ravine
When it comes to greenery in the city Mill Creek has you covered no matter where you decide to enter. They also have a few options for bridges which is always nice. We have a few favourite spots that involve the creek and the larger walking bridge. This is also a dog park so there are lots of 4 legged photo bombers running around.
Strathearn Drive has one of the nicest views of downtown Edmonton. If you are looking for a skyline background then this is probably where you would want to go.
Hawrelak Park is the biggest park in Edmonton. The nice part of Hawrelak is you can plan your session for anytime of the year there and it will still be beautiful. The winter has a huge skating rink which is always a nice option for engagement photos.
Emily Murphy Park has a nice area full of trees. It also has quick access to the River Valley.
Alberta Aviation Museum is an excellent choice to rent for your engagement or wedding portraits. The option for vintage planes is vast so you will not be disappointed. You must book ahead to arrange a time. The staff that we have worked with are always very accommodating.