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Des Moines Female Photographers

Browse these female photographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Des Moines.

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Lisa Dickens Photography
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Courtney F.
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Lisa Dickens is a very talented photographer. She has done a wonderful job capturing my baby boys first year of life. She is very patient with him and works around our schedule to make sure she gets the best pictures of him! She really goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are happy! I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Ben Sandness Photography
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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My experience with Ben was a 10/10. I booked Ben to shoot my outdoor evening wedding. Leading up to the wedding, Ben was quick to respond to any emails I sent, called to do a phone type interview to ask questions about myself and the groom and get a feel for us and the style of our wedding, and he followed up a couple weeks before the wedding to double check on final arrangements/locations. As soon as he got there the day of and introduced himself, Ben was polite, professional, and kept the mood light and fun. Ben came with two cameras hooked to this awesome shoulder/back harness that he wore which allowed him to move quickly and keep the cameras handy, I really appreciated this because we were able to take shots around the golf course easily without moving equipment. Ben got all my requests for specific photo shots that I wanted and a perfect location for our private first look. During our wedding party photos, Ben kept the mood light and relaxed and I had a wonderful time! During the outdoor ceremony itself, Ben did such a great job of not being intrusive. I have seen some truly distractive photographers getting right up next to the bride and groom and it just makes me cringe. He got some beautiful shots without becoming intrusive. During the reception, Ben was just as great as he had been all afternoon. The groom and I snuck away for some photos under the stars at the ceremony site and I absolutely just love them. It was so wonderful to take a moment together with the bustle of the reception going on nearby and just be together. I felt it was a very intimate moment and it did not feel like we were having our picture taken at all, we were able to relax and Ben worked his photo magic and the photos are beautiful. Our families had nothing but positive things to say about Ben. Not only was he a great photographer, he was a really personable guy too!I would book Ben again and I highly recommend him.

Blackcap Photography
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
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Cody was wonderful for our engagement and wedding photos! He put us and our guests at ease (and I am not normally comfortable in front of a camera, let alone under the stress of all of the last minute things that pop up during a wedding!). He stayed in touch with us regularly from the day we decided to hire him up to the wedding, and seemed to really understand what our goals were for the overall aesthetic of the wedding. Right from the start he was enthusiastic about our ideas for a library shoot for our engagement photos and our wedding at Hunter Mansion. He perfectly captured the elements of each location that drew us to them with his photography. The biggest thing I wanted from the wedding (aside from pictures of the ceremony and the shots with our families) were candid images of our guests during our reception as we had arranged for a murder mystery that I knew would have a lot of great moments that I would probably miss in all of the chaos. He captured those moments wonderfully without intruding in any way. He also captured some wonderful images of the beautiful flowers a friend of my mother-in-law designed for us. The pictures are beautiful and exactly what I had hoped for. Aside from his talents as a photographer, Cody is great to work with in general. He was friendly, communicative, and helpful even with things that weren't really part of his job at all - case in point, none of the groomsmen knew how to tie a tie, but he helped them all with that. He took a lot of stress off of what would have been a very nerve-wracking day. My husband and I are immensely grateful for everything he did for us, from the engagement photos all the way through to the wedding.

James R. Cobb Photography
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia W.
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My emphasis in my Masters Degree in Mass Communication was based in photography, and James is more than an expert! He takes the time to ask you questions and he listens carefully to your answers. I couldn't have had a more expert and very pleasant photographer! I'll definitely use his services again!

Reflections Photography by T
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa F.
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Tammy is an excellent photographer and professional. She was very personable with everyone and took beautiful photos!

Studio DV8
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sheetal C.
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We were very late with booking a photographer for our son's high school graduation photo session. I was so impressed with Paul's ability to squeeze us into his schedule and accommodate our family. His 20+ years of experience is clearly evident. I was extremely nervous, as this is our first child going through the experience. Paul made us very comfortable and at ease by providing helpful tips to prepare for the photo shoot. He discussed in depth wardrobing, tips for hair cuts, shaving etc. He was on time to shoot the session and very relaxed. His sense of humor is fantastic, making the photo shoot fun and engaging for a teenage boy. He also was a pro at including our youngest and two family dogs in the photo session. Paul knows the Des Moines area well and offers a great selection of areas to shoot the session. I highly recommend Paul if you are looking for an experienced, and very reasonably priced professional photographer. He definitely makes the session fun! Thank You Paul for the excellent photo session. We will definitely be returning for more photo sessions in the future! The Creger Family

Capture Life Portraits
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 7 years in business
India D.
Verified review

Kirstie is so great to work with. She makes it a relaxed environment, she's great at making you get that real smile, and she has great ideas! And she asks you if you have any ideas as well. My husband and I loved working with her and we were 100% satisfied with the amazing pictures she took of us. And she got them back to us fast! I've had a bad experience in the past with a photographer but with Capture Life Studios everything is perfect. I highly recommend Kirstie Veatch! :)

Olson Photography
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katybeth H.
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Jami is AMAZING!!! She is a great photographer and does amazing work. Our engagement pictures turned out great and I can't wait to see what our wedding ones will be like. She is open to suggestions and is willing to try anything.

PaulyPhotography
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alex P.
Verified review

I’m extremely fortunate I have had the opportunity to work with Paul in the past. For as humble as he is, Paul has the skills of someone who has been doing photography for a good while. When I received my photos, I was shocked to see just how high quality they were from the editing, lighting, angling, and down to the picture as a whole. While we usually just find a few angles we like of ourselves and replicate those for every photo we are in, Paul is great at making every part of you look “Instagram worthy”. Whether you are looking for a photographer for your wedding, graduation, family gathering, community/private events, or building a modeling portfolio, Paul delivers on both quantity and quality. I definitely plan to contact Paul in the future to work with him again.

Lacey Dawn Photography
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maegan F.
Verified review

I would definitely recommend Lacey if you are looking for a photographer at your next event. She was quick with communication and flexible when we had changes to our schedule. She captured great pictures! Overall very positive experience. Thank you!

  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Heath L.
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Beau took interior photos for us and did a spectacular job! His artist's eye made all the difference he is a super talented photographer and a pleasure to work with!

Eric Pike Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl B.
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I would recommend Eric and use him again should we have the need for a photographer!

Devin Waterhouse
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mrs 1.
Verified review

Excellent creative photographer with a passion for what he does!

Pinch Point Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
McKenzie T.
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You will not find a more talented or creative photographer anywhere. Jesses dedication to his clients is unparalleled. The level of skill and professionalism he brings to his clients is rare and I wouldn’t hire anybody else to take our family portraits!

Jason Walsmith Photographer
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Emma P.
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Very talented and professional photographer. I appreciate Jason's eye for beautiful moments and his ability to capture them before they disappear. I enjoy working with Jason to tell stories -- he has helped grow my company through creative assets and gorgeous images. I highly recommend working with Jason Walsmith Photography.

Picsbycourt
4.8
from 6 reviews
    Daniel B.
    Verified review

    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!!!

    Burkhart Family Photography
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 2 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Lindsey M.
    Verified review

    I highly recommend Burkhart Family Photography! We LOVE our pictures from our family photo shoot. Emily was so flexible and great at working with our kids. Since she has five of her own, she really understands how hard it is to get a picture of everyone looking at the camera and smiling. We got so many great family pictures that it was hard to choose which to print! I also loved that she was able to capture our personalities. She made everyone feel so comfortable and relaxed. She has a great artistic eye and is a wonderful photographer.

    D&P Pics Art Photography
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 11 hires on Thumbtack
    Amanda L.
    Verified review

    The photographers were very professional, considerate, and easy to work with. Much appreciated!!

    Trueworld Photography
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Janel J.
    Verified review

    Laura did photos for my wedding and was just such a bright shining star for the job! I can not speak highly enough of her. She showed up early and stayed late and her passion for photography really showed. Her bright smile behind the camera made our wedding day so fun and relaxed but we also could hardly tell she was there which made our photos turn out real. I was very pleased with the photos she produced and would recommend Trueworld Photography to anybody!

    Michel Younadam
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Tami W.
      Verified review

      I was so pleased to have him take our daughters Graduation pictures. He not only did he take and use her ideas, he came up with several creative things we wouldn't have thought of. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion. I guarantee we will be using him again and again! Thank you Michel!!!

      • 8 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Amanda D.
      Verified review

      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!

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