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Lisa Dickens Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 65 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.

Extreme Photo
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Amy H.
Verified review

Communication was terrific! We got appointments quickly and the photographer was always professional. The quality of photos was fantastic and the overall experience was tremendous! Would definitely recommend and return for business in the future!

James R. Cobb Photography
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 49 hires 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!!

Reflections Photography by T
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Felicia G.
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Tammy is a photographer who is not only easy going but loves to have fun as well. I would recommend her for anyone who wants an exciting and fun yet laid back experience. I cannot wait until our wedding photos!

Picturesque Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Miranda R.
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Katie from Picturesque Photograpghy was excellent to work with! Our son wanted to look at anything but the camera yet she got amazing pictures that highlight our family. She had a lot of patience with us and that helped me be relaxed and have fun with our session. We got proofs back very quickly and I'm in love with them! I highly recommend Picturesque Photography to anyone!

Dodgen Photography
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Zack V.
Verified review

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

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

Eli Rockhold Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Emma N.
Verified review

Eli is just as wonderful of a person as he is a photographer! He creates beautiful pictures that capture you and your personality, and I can’t recommend his services enough!!

Davitt Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Victor A.
Verified review

Mark is very good at what he does. He is also patient and innovative. I would recommend Davitt photography anytime.

Eric Pike Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl B.
Verified review

I would recommend Eric and use him again should we have the need for a photographer!

DJ's Designs
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Judith C.
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Delia is a highly motivated, talented designer and photographer. She has a great "eye." I worked with her in a volunteer capacity in a non-profit organization and impressed by her commitment and energy.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Abby B.
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Jake was so easy to work with, a good communicator, and took high quality images. Just the photographer we needed! Hope to work with him in the future :)

Trav McAvaddy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Ronald M.
Verified review

I have worked with Trav on many many projects over the past 4 years. His photographic eye for detail are impeccable; and his photo touch-up skills are incredible! He makes photo & video shoots both fun and educational. He has produced award winning photos for the Aveda Institute, and created multiple videos that have helped increase student acquisition for the school.

M&J Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Natasha B.
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We had a wonderful experience with Merima! She was great to work with and she came u with some amazing shots of our family. We couldn't wait to get back our finished shots and were not disappointed. I would highly recommend M&J Photography.

Aly Carroll Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Victoria H.
    Verified review

    Aly Mae Photography which she renamed to Aly Carrol Photography is everything I was looking for in a photographer! I first used her for my senior picture, and then used her again a year later for graduation photos. She is awesome! She is flexible and will do anything you have in mind to get that perfect shot! I would recommend her to everyone!

    Jones Image Design
    3.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Rebecca R.
    Verified review

    Kevin was incredibly patient and professional with our entire group. We had fun and can't wait to see the results.

    Mandy Marie Photography

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      Graylight Photography

      New To Thumbtack

      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      We try to stay ahead of current trends while keeping a timeless style.

      Life Art Photographs

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        About

        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.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

        Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want. Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June. Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

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        Need Photography

        Prairie City, IA

        • Photography type
          Wedding / Engagement, Family
        • Photo products
          I'm not sure
        • Budget
          $400-$800
        • $499
          Average price

        Need a Portrait Photographer

        Des Moines, IA

        • Photo type
          Corporate
        • Photo shoot location
          Not sure
        • Photo products
          Physical proofs and prints, Online or digital proofs and prints
        • Details
          i require a photgraph for a professonial publication and website
        • $170
          Average price
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