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  • 11 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 12 hours

Britney L.

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I just LOVE Lisa and her photography skills. When we first met I know she must have thought I was crazy, because I booked her nearly two years before my actual wedding date. But she met with me which was a feat in itself with my hectic schedule at the time. I knew I wanted her to be my photographer just from her online galleries, but once I saw her actual portfolio in person I fell in love with her work all over again. Lisa stayed in contact throughout the year, and when we became officially engaged she hit the ground running. I enjoyed each meeting with Lisa, and she even answered my emails late night (BIG THANKS). I am sad that she will be leaving the area, but she has to share her gift with others. Our engagement session was the best, because of her great eye for photography and her all around great personality. Also, because of her suggested photography shooting schedule EVERYTHING ran just as scheduled with time to spare on the day of the wedding. Our wedding was a blast, and Lisa’s pictures definitely tell that story. I am so THANKFUL that you were there to capture each special moment. Lisa you will be greatly missed! P.S. Her company also did the photo-booth for our wedding. It was a HIT!!!! Everyone loves, loves the wedding pictures. And a friend of mine and her family were lucky enough to schedule a family session with her before she leaves. I fully ENDORSE her work and would definitely be a reference for future brides to contact if needed. THANKS a million! Britney The Newlywed

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!

Kolby M.

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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!

  • 5 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

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.

Sophia M.

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Ben was such an incredible photographer not only did our family photos turn out amazing but the entire experience was so much fun. Ben was the most fun photographer I've ever worked with. He made our son Judah laugh and have a very enjoyable experience, which can be very rare for such an artistic photographer with such talent in photo aesthetics. Highly recommend!!!

Jessica M.

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We were very pleased with Ben's work! He was very professional and punctual and fit right in with our special day. He stayed and took pictures from the beginning of the wedding until the end of the reception and was very good at capturing the special moments of our night! I highly recommend him to everyone who may need a photographer. Thanks again Ben!

  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Waukee, IA

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.

Eva O.

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Cody is an amazing photographer!! We booked him almost a year and a half in advance, and he kept in touch every couple months just to make sure we knew he was there if we needed anything. He is very organized, sets up quick, and always conscious of his surroundings. We will continue to use Blackcap Photography for family pictures for years to come!!

Megan L.

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Cody did an outstanding job on wedding photography. It is very clear he is completely dedicated, professional, and talented at what he does. We highly recommend Cody to anyone looking for a photographer!

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  • 41 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours

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!!

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!

Jacqueline W.

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Wonderful service, wonderful photography, and just an all around wonderful experience!

  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Jason A.

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I recently worked with Gary on shooting some head-shots as well as some pictures for an acting and talent profile. It was a very relaxed and professional atmosphere and I really enjoyed Gary's attention to detail when it came to specific lighting and shot angles. It was very refreshing to shoot with someone who genuinely enjoys their profession, instead of just shooting a few photos and sending you on your way. Overall I would recommend Gary to anyone who is looking for professional quality photos in any regard. 5 stars

Chris H.

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Reasonable prices, great perspectives on photos, open to new ideas to fit customers ideas, and good session environment. Would definitely recommend.

Chris W.

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Quick response, easy to work with, high quality photos. I highly recommend Gary

  • 18 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

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

Cole E.

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Had some product shots done for an upcoming product we are releasing online. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer! He gave me some ideas of what would look good and captured everything perfectly. Will definitely be using again in the future!

Amber V.

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He got great photos in some not so great weather. So thankful we found Paul.

  • 29 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Jason V.

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I had them take my sons Senior pictures and they did a wonderful job and even worked with us when we had things come up, I plan on using them in the future and I would recommend them to anyone. They are friendly and flexible and the pictures I am pleased with.

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

Anna B.

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Very friendly, great photos!

  • 3 years in business
  • Response time: 4 min
  • Norwalk, IA

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!

Jacob L.

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This was a great experience all the way around. Our family ended up with some great pictures that we’ll cherish for the rest of our lives. I would highly recommend Pinch Point Photography.

Seth S.

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Great guy to work with and his photo quality is above and beyond! Very professional and customer-friendly. You won’t be disappointed if you go with Pinch Point Photography!

  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 hours

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

Amanda G.

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Kaitlin did an amazing job! We are not used to having our pictures taken, but she made us feel very comfortable and we are in LOVE with our photos. The angles and lighting are perfect! She gave us great direction if the way we were standing didn't look right or if my hair was placed poorly. We highly recommend Picturesque Photography & can't wait to see our wedding photos!

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!

  • 38 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Des Moines, IA

Chris M.

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Mark was professional and responsive to the needs of my organization. I would recommend him to other non-profit groups seeking photographic coverage of an event.

Kimberly E.

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Mark is awesome. New what I wanted and got it done in the small time frame we had at the church. Can't wait to see the photos.

Victor A.

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

  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Kristen S.

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Eric did a great job with our son's senior photos. He offered exactly what we were looking for: professional, creative photos delivered in digital format with full rights to print and share as many as we like. Eric provided excellent ideas for location, time of day, clothing choices etc., while listening to and incorporating our wishes. He is very pleasant and easy to work with, and has a very impressive eye for composition and lighting. We were very pleased with both the process and the result!

Dawn C.

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Eric recommended a great setting that fit in perfectly with our family photo shoot gift for grandparents. He was super quick to respond to photo editing requests and we are so excited to have been able to pull off this treasured gift while family was here for Thanksgiving. We were blessed with fabulous weather for the outdoor setting too!

Sheryl B.

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

  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 37 min

Brenda L.

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Tammy is very personal and caring for the work she does for others. She listens to what your desires are then totally meets every one and then she finds many awesome ways to take it to a new level and surprises you with shots you would never think of and they become your all time favorites, now that's a real photographer. I would recommend Tammy however a word of warning, you will have fun.

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!

Teresa F.

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Tammy is an excellent photographer and professional. She was very personable with everyone and took beautiful photos!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • West Des Moines, IA

Joan W.

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Jake has a wonderful eye for getting the right shot. He pays attention to the details both inside and out. We had him take fall photos of our home and plan to have him back for some winter pictures as well. His drone photography was equally impressive! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.

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 :)

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 29 min
  • Des Moines, IA

Michael G.

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Eli was fantastic! He recently did our daughter's senior photos and not only were they beautiful, he made the experience so much fun! The shoot was well planned, organized and professional but he was encouraging and open for spontaneity, which gave us some really wonderful and unexpected shots that really captured our daughter's personality. We highly recommend him!

Emma N.

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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!!

Emily A.

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He's fantastic, very professional photos and he got the photos back to me edited and all in under a week!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Des Moines, IA

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.

Sheena G.

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Jason has a wonderful personalty that puts even the most nervous clients at ease. He has a desire to go above and beyond what the client asks for and delivers fantastic work. Working with Jason has always resulted in a positive synergistic energy making our photoshoots raise the bar creatively.

Tom M.

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Jason has completed several assignments for me over the past 10 years. He has done everything from simple head shots to photographing corporate events. He is very professional and his photos are always amazing!! He is my first call when I need a professional.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min
  • Ankeny, IA

Anna Y.

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Jessica was so flexible and easy to work with. She has photographed our family and our newborn and we couldn't have been happier with the results. She's very creative and has an excellent eye for beautiful photos. She genuinely cares for her clients and it shows in the time she takes and the quality of the memories she provides. It's important to me to only have gorgeous pictures but also have printing rights to the images. We LOVE Copper Key Stills and look forward to using Jessica for all our family milestones!

Teri L.

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Do not have photos yet but was very impressed with her work. Went quickly and had great suggestions and am confident I will love her work. Was very pleased and am already spreading the word to my friends.

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • West Des Moines, IA

Kimberly V.

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These girls were wonderful. They come as a team. They listened to our ideas and worked a little out side the traditional style in a way that suited our style. They were both really easy to work with and we have some sample shotsbafter just two weeks. I cannot wait to see the rest.

Angie W.

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Danielle did an excellent job taking Christmas pictures and 2 year old pictures of my twins! She was very easy to work with, took great pictures, and had them done in an extremely timely manner. I was very impressed.

Amanda L.

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

  • Des Moines, IA

Victoria H.

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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!

Ashley S.

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My husband and I hired Aly for our wedding in the summer of 2013. Everything she did was top notch - from including engagement photos and beautiful photo albums at no extra charge, to the digital copy of all photos included. Her photos are incredible, and our wedding party still comments on how relaxed and easy she made everything.

  • 16 years in business
  • Waukee, IA

Ron M.

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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.

Douglas V.

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This guy is the guy. Top shelf.

  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Mollie C.

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Mark Gowen is an incredibly talented photographer. As a lifestyle blogger I needed good quality photos that embody my style and Mark was able to grasp that and make it 100 times better than what I had envisioned. Mark is easy to work with and always makes you feel comfortable when he’s shooting. Highly recommend if you’re lookin for a high quality photographer that has a good attention to detail he is your guy!

Ivy W.

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I always enjoy working with mark! He captures personality of the subject and takes great consideration of the location and setting. Working with him is great he is very professional and makes me feel comfortable. He is always punctual on getting photos to me! I look forward to going to him in the future for my photo needs.

Jacey S.

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Mark made it very easy to feel comfortable in front of the camera. His quality of work is great and he is very passionate about this work. I would highly recommend him for your photo needs. He is very easy to work with!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Urbandale, IA

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.

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!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Ankeny, IA

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!

  • 10 years in business
  • Response time: 1 hours
  • Ames, IA

Priscilla H.

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He works with you great! His pictures are amazing! David will fulfill whatever type of pictures you want.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Des Moines, IA

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.

Elliana H.

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I have now done two photoshoots with Paul and have absolutely loved both experiences! The shoots were very different from one another, but both turned out wonderfully! Paul does a great job of bringing his creative talent to the table during shoots, while also making sure to get your opinion on what you like or dislike. He genuinely cares about not only the photography, but about the people in front of the camera, which results in photos that show personality and look relaxed and professional!

Sol M.

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I used PaulyPhotography to do a relatively small photoshoot for a project I was working on. Paul took the time to make sure he understood what I wanted, and the quality and variety of the pictures reflect the level of talent and care he brings to every shoot. I was extremely satisfied with the results and would absolutely hire Paul again for any photography I might need done.

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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.

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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
  • Des Moines, IA

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We are professional portrait and commercial photographers based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Mandy Marie Photography allows you to showcase you and your family through the art of photography. We capture the natural person, whether that is your newly born baby you want to remember every detail of or that senior who needs to showcase his own unique style before he leaves the nest. Clients love our natural style and timeless look. Mandy Marie has a full line of products to offer to clients through a private online gallery or an in-person ordering session. Please check out our blog and Facebook page to see if we meet your style, and book your session today!

  • West Des Moines, IA

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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • West Des Moines, IA

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

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