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Des Moines Photographers

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

Top Pro
James R. Cobb Photography
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Krystal G.
Verified review

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!!

Mark Gowen Photography
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Jean-Pierre N.
Verified review

I was rushing to find a senior photographer, who could provide quality photos in a short time for a modest price. I had a week to get them turned in for the yearbook, and Mark contacted me soon after I started looking on Thumbtack. Mark offered to do my photos for a fraction of what comparable photographers were offering ($150)! Of course there were some trade-offs for paying less than his base price, but the quality of his work was not one of them. He even offered to shoot more photos after my yearbook deadline (for base price, including all the luxuries that come with a normal session), while deducting my original $150! Just in case I wanted more for the family, senior party, graduation, etc. I ended up receiving the final edits just three days after the photo shoot, and I couldn't be happier with how they turned out! Overall a very flexible and reasonable photographer, whose value and quality is hard to beat.

Picsbycourt
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
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!!!

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.

Top Pro
Lisa Dickens Photography
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Courtney F.
Verified review

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!

Copper Key Stills
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney J.
Verified review

Jessica was so professional and fun! Her photography is so amazing! She is my go-to photographer anytime I need great looking pictures.

Studio DV8
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sheetal C.
Verified review

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

  • New on Thumbtack
About

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.

Trav McAvaddy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ron 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.

  • 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!

DJ's Designs
4.7
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tammy H.
Verified review

Delia has been my customer for two years. She has been very pleasant and easy to work with. Delia completes all her requirements in a timely manner. She has brought in some of her work and it just amazes me that somebody can do this kind of art. Delia has a personality to match. She is a wonderful person with an amazing artistic ability.

Blackcap Photography
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Evan W.
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My review became wordy, here's an overview, with details below: * Complete professionalism, at all times * Awesome personality, was extremely friendly, relaxed my wife and I during the process * Great quality of shots/editing * Dedicated to the art, but more importantly, to the people he is working with * Amazing value We found Cody through Thumbtack back in the spring. When he first reached out to us, I was extremely surprised. His attitude was great, and his beliefs about photography and the business were exceptional. Originally, we were only going to go to Cody for our engagement pictures, as we had other wedding plans. The engagement pictures and photoshoot were superb. He made us feel comfortable in a typically uncomfortable situation. Not only did he shoot great shots, but he came up to Ames to shoot on campus. His pricing for engagement pictures, by themselves, was perfect. When we decided to have our wedding in Iowa instead of Wisconsin, we spoke with Cody about doing our pictures for the ceremony. Cody rolled the price of engagement pictures into the wedding price, and was flexible in our needs. He was willing to make the drive, even for the morning ceremony (sorry Cody!). He arrived at 6:30 a.m. for our 10:00 a.m. ceremony, in order to prep for the wedding. The dedication shown by Cody was extremely important to my wife and I. Throughout the day, he was there in all the right moments, but surprisingly discrete in his work. When we needed direction (the formal shots) he was there to point us in the right direction. At lunch, he sat with us and joined right in on the conversation, which was very welcome. As he stated in the beginning, he doesn't see us so much as clients, but as friends, and it certainly felt that way! We had a very intimate wedding, and a non-typical reception of boating on the lake. He braved the rocking dock to get our departure on the boat, which we also appreciated. The turn around time of the touched up images is also something I'm extremely impressed with. My brother's photographer took several months to get them completed. Cody stands by his word when he says he will get them back to you quickly (engagement pictures that week, wedding ones are this weekend). All in all, we would suggest him to absolutely anybody. Cody surpassed all my expectations of a photographer. He provided my wife and I with great images of our special day(s), and captured the essence of my wife and I's relationship. Our wedding went perfectly and Cody's professionalism, personality, and commitment to providing us with memories definitely added to that feeling of a perfect day.

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Abby B.
Verified review

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 :)

M&J Photography
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Mary Jane J.
Verified review

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!

Davitt Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 20 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.

Actual Requests

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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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