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Ames Portrait Photographers

Browse these portrait photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Ames.

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James R. Cobb Photography
from 17 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Krystal G.
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Working with Jim was nothing but great! From start to finish - he was responsive, knowledgeable and needed very little direction. He gave my team exactly was we asked for and the photos he took are going to add great value to the project. We received the photos promptly after his shoot and couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Thanks for doing such a great job!!

from 6 reviews
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Daniel B.
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It was a pleasure experience with Courtney being the photographer for our Daughters Prom . He displayed nothing but professionalism throughout the whole entire shoot , I would advise anyone to hire Courtney on a dime ! Also we were overjoyed with the outcome of our wonderful pictures!!!

Dodgen Photography
from 10 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Zack V.
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Bruce and Paula were amazing! They were very helpful with my first professional photography session. They helped me pick out what outfits would be best and were great with guiding me into the various poses. Plan on using them for my next session

Copper Key Stills
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney J.
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Jessica was so professional and fun! Her photography is so amazing! She is my go-to photographer anytime I need great looking pictures.

Reflections Photography by T
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Bonnie G.
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We had our family pictures taken by Reflections Photography by T. Our pictures were taken outdoors, so we were able to include our family pets and Tammy was very professional dealing with the dogs and capturing beautiful scenery. We are very pleased with the pictures, and we would highly recommend Reflections Photography by T.

Gary Merrick Photography
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Susan K.
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Mr. Merrick took photographs of my 10 year old. He was enthusiastic and very helpful in the session. Really liked the work he did.

Jones Image Design
from 2 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca R.
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Kevin was incredibly patient and professional with our entire group. We had fun and can't wait to see the results.

Blackcap Photography
from 32 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Laura N.
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The wedding was canceled but the photographer was incredibly understanding and great to work with

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda D.
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Mackenzie was awesome! She did so well at keeping our newborn happy during the session and captured some great photos. She was very professional from start to finish and quick with getting back to me. Five stars!


I love photo shoots! I give a fun, easy-going shoot, and I provide unique and classic images. I charge $100 an hour, and that includes the session fee, transportation fee within the Des Moines area, and 20 edited images on a CD with the copyright. I do anything, from seniors, newborns, to weddings. Please contact me.

  • New on Thumbtack

We are a family-owned portrait studio that has been in business for 20 years. We specialize in families, senior pictures, kids, weddings and special events. We work very hard to see that all clients leave satisfied and want to come back again.

M&J Photography
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Jane J.
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Merima did a great job on our wedding. She is much more than a photographer, she is a lifesaver! The pictures came out better than we could have imagined! thank you so so much!


We specialize in wedding photography. We are located in Des Moines, Iowa, and primarily service the Midwest, though we are open to outside travel. We also offer customized packages for high school seniors, families, children, and commercial work.

Picturesque Photography
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander E.
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I had an amazing idea for a Christmas present for my wife to take professional pictures of our two children and put them in a photo album for her. But I needed help. Someone good. I've never had professional pictures taken, but I looked on Google and found Picturesque Photography. I looked through the previous photos, and I was impressed. I contacted Katie and explained that I had to get the photos taken while my wife was working (so she didn't know) and Katie was very helpful. She came to my house and I introduced her to my kids. I have a 3 year old and an 18 month old. Knowing my kids, I thought they would be much more rowdy and excited, but Katie was very patient with them, and ended up taking the most amazing shots I've ever seen. I was so happy with the final product. She took over 200(!) pictures and I ended up picking 30 of them for the photo album. I had her ship them to my house without any identifying information on it and hid them until Christmas. Christmas came and my wife cried when she saw it. She was so happy. The reason why it took me so long to write this review was because she hasn't stopped kissing me since she got it So thanks for making our Christmas the best Christmas ever Katie. I've recommended you to several people already Alex

  • New on Thumbtack

My photography is product of high quality standards, technical knowledge, and passion for my profession. My work is known for being highly personal, showcasing the true personalities and relationships of my subjects.

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