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Des Moines Photographers

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Top Pro
Lisa Dickens Photography
4.9
from 44 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kolby M.
Verified review

Great photographer. Personable and professional. Easy to work with and is dedicated to getting the shot you want. We were so pleased with our engagement pictures and look forward to our wedding pics!

Ben Sandness Photography
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

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.
Verified review

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.

Top Pro
James R. Cobb Photography
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cynthia W.
Verified review

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!

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.

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

Delia did a logo design project for an advisory group that helps to gather input and make suggestions on policy for the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Iowa Department for the Blind. She came to the department, got a feel for the job, and went home to work on ideas. We were pleased that she sent back so many comps, and worked with the Library Consumer Advisory Committee to zero in on the best idea for the situation. She demonstrated good communication skills during this selection process as most of this group is visually impaired. After an idea was selected she was willing to refine and revise the rendition until it was right . The LCAC was pleased with the final logo and uses it on their communications. It was a pleasure working with her.

  • 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 :)

Mark Gowen Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 5 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.

Eli Rockhold Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 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!!

Jason Walsmith Photographer
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Emma P.
Verified review

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.

Copper Key Stills
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 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.

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!!

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.

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.

Faded Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Courtney E.
Verified review

AMAZING experience working with Jess! She captured heart felt moments on my wedding day. I absolutely ADORE all of the pictures. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer that day!

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!

  • 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!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

Hello! I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer. I believe that everyone should have access to affordable professional photography, so I strive to keep my prices fair. I currently offer the following services: -Children and Family Photography -Professional Headshots -Event Photography -Pet Photography -Engagement Photography

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I do photography for all types of events. I specialize in senior photos and weddings. I have a studio in my home for child and family shoots, but I love to shoot on location.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

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

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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