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Best of 2016

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  1. #1 McCann Photo Perfect

    (5 reviews)

    Graham L.

    Tom was great to work with. Edited the photos nicely and got them to us in the required time frame.

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  2. #2 M&J Photography

    (2 reviews)

    Natasha B.

    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.

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Ben Sandness Photography

(36 reviews)

What do you love about your job?

As a professional photographer, I get the pleasure of sharing great moments with my clients. Whether I am shooting a wedding, family portraits, or even corporate headshots, photos mark milestones in our lives. I love working with my awesome clients to creating beautiful images that will help them remember these great moments for years to come. I also love wedding cake. I eat the stuff all the time, and I can't get enough of it. I love dogs at weddings. I love making nicknames for people when I can't remember their name, and I love getting to spend an entire wedding day with a couple and their inner circle of family and friends.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

I began Ben Sandness Photography as a way to do what I love while also maximizing time with my family. I really put myself into any job that I've had, but building a business has allowed me to focus that effort into something that is mine. I wouldn't be here without the love, patience, support, and occasional organizational assistance of my loving wife, Nichole and my assistant/daughter, Nora. Also, my tax guy said that being self-employed was the only way that milk shakes could be tax deductible.

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  • Wedding Portrait Photographer

    Ben Sandness Photography

    (36 reviews)

    Ben is a truly talented and personable photographer!! I am an artist so I value creativity and uniqueness. Ben helped identify creative positions and locations for various portraits. We took graduation portraits that were professional and casual on a college campus and around the town. Ben did a great job of guiding me through the photo-shoot process while constantly seeking my feedback so that the photo shoot really captured important aspects of my life. Ben was detail oriented while also providing good ideas for potential overall portrait themes. Ben was punctual, organized, and patient. He was very knowledgeable about photography and happy to explain any parts of the photography field that I was curious about. While doing the photo shoot, I felt as though Ben truly wanted to get to know me in order to make the portraits more accurately reflect my life. I appreciated Ben’s easy-going and flexible nature throughout the photo-shoot. He made me feel really comfortable given that this was my first real photo-shoot. I think the portraits did a great job of highlighting various meaningful parts of my identity. After posting the portraits for the photo-shoot, I received numerous positive comments and compliments from friends and family about the portraits!! I would certainly recommend Ben’s photography services to others!

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  • Baby Photography Services

    Blackcap Photography

    (30 reviews)

    From the traditional to the extraordinary, we can capture it for you uniquely and stylistically. I take pride in providing "above and beyond" service and high quality, stylistic images. In our initial meeting, we'll talk about you, your wedding, and events leading up to the wedding you may want captured. I'll answer any questions you may have, and I'll take time to explain how I approach your wedding day. After that first meeting, I like to follow up with couples about once a month to stay in touch, check on wedding arrangements, and see if there are any changes. I attend your rehearsal in order to technically plan out my work, understand the plans for the ceremony, and meet with the officiant. I also shoot candids of the couple and others at the rehearsal for you to have as part of your portfolio. This is also a good time for me to get some of the detail shots of decorations, place settings, rings, or anything else we can shoot that evening in order to make the wedding day easier. On your wedding day, I arrive that morning, or as soon as the couple arrives (or someone can let me in). I spend the entire day dedicated to your wedding. I'll shoot images of the bride getting ready throughout the day, the groom, the rest of the wedding party in the lead up to the ceremony, and any other detail shots we did not get the evening prior, including your dress. The timing of formal shots will depend on whether or not the bride allows her groom to see her in her dress before the ceremony. I also stay for your entire reception, until the couple leaves. This gives me a chance to shoot table shots of people enjoying your reception and people having fun on the dance floor, all good memories to have in your wedding portfolio. And if you are planning a grand exit, I will be there to capture that as well. Member of Professional Photographers of Iowa Member of Professional Photographers of America Awarded "Best of 2015" in Des Moines Market on Thumbtack.com Featured in "Your Wedding Iowa" premier wedding planning guide

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  • Affordable Photography

    Jill Lehmann Photography

    (8 reviews)

    I love people. This is a perfect fit for me and sometimes I can't believe the universe has blessed me with this gift. I love to capture anything and everyone with my lenses. I opened my LLC business in 2013 and am fully insured. I second-shoot with a prominent photographer in Des Moines for weddings and would love to spend a few of my open weekends this year capturing your day. I also love senior portrait sessions. I am looking to gain clientele and provide reasonably-priced portraiture and images for my clients to cherish. I love nothing more than providing a downloadable link with finished images. Following your shoot you'll be provided with a link you can download full images.

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  • Portrait Photography

    ElevenTwentyOne Photography

    (6 reviews)

    Portrait photography, including maternity pictures, babies, family portraits, senior portraits and boudoir or modeling portraits. All portraits can be taken at the studio or outdoors on-location. I have a separate listing for engagement and wedding photography.

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  • Portrait, Wedding & Commercial Photography

    Burnett Photography

    (4 reviews)

    With over 15 years of experience, Burnett Digital provides portrait, commercial and wedding photography in the Des Moines and central Iowa region. Brandon and Anne shoot weddings together, giving you excellent coverage; all photos are provided on DVD-ROM. Brandon is available at reasonable rates for portrait and commercial work.

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  • Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer

    Aly Carroll Photography

    (2 reviews)

    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!

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  • Photographer

    True 2 You Photography

    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.

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  • On-Location Photo Shoots

    Renee Lynn Photography

    Renee Lynn Photography is a local wedding, baby, newborn, child, family, engagement, senior, portrait, and event photographer. You can email me directly at renee lynn photo at that website known as yahoo. Just leave out the spaces!.

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  • Creative Wedding Photographer

    Photography by Renee

    We are specializing in wedding, event, and portrait photography. Let us capture your wedding by telling the story of your day with honest and artistic candids, as well as professionally arranged photos. My goal is to make sure that your wedding day is not only unforgettable, but fun as well!

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  • Photography, Design & Web Building

    Zoabella Portrait and Design

    Zoabella Portrait and Design, the Des Moines best full service design firm and portrait studio. At Zoabella's, we have two photographers, a wonderful classical artist, a graphic designer, a web site builder, as well as a full time tech support specialist. Our cast of caricatures: - Jennifer Barnes Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication 15 years experience in Portrait Photography Digital designer - Laura Lundsford classical artist 4 years experience in portrait photography cake designer - Mike McClellan Web Builder tech support extraordinaire Jack of all things computer and other wise. Most prices are based on the job so give us a call!

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  • Pet Photography Services

    Cherished Photography

    We offer wedding and portrait photography. We do all kinds of portrait photography, from casual family reunions to senior portraits, to children and animal photography. Cherished Photography is able to work with you to create whatever kind of memories you are looking for.

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  • Freelance Photography

    Lance Shuey Photography

    I am a Central Iowa photographer with over 20 years of experience. I use Pro photographic equipment. I can do a photo shoot in my studio or on location. I am always available for travel anywhere. Weddings, Portraits, Seniors, Model portfolios, Headshots, Commercial and Journalism photography.

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  • Photographer

    Justin Salem Meyer photography

    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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  • Professional Photographers

    Maxheim Photography

    Maxheim Photography, a family business, has done commercial photography for over 78 years, as well as portrait, special events, photo restoration and fine art photography. We are also experienced in aerial photography. Maxheims are Photoshop specialists and teach Photoshop and photography to both amateurs and professionals. Our studio is the oldest in Des Moines and has served Iowa for over 78years. We can serve any professional photographic needs with our experienced staff! We can work locally or travel nationally/internationally.

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  • Wedding Photography

    Biggs Photography

    Biggs Photography works with clients to provide excellent photography services for a variety of circumstances. We specialize in wedding photography, engagement sessions, high school senior portraits, and event photography. We pride ourselves in our communication, and would love to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us today with any questions, or to schedule a consultation! We are located in Cedar Falls, but are willing to travel throughout the state and beyond. We are available for destination weddings; please visit our website and contact us today for details!

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  • Wedding and Portrait Photographer

    Red Door Photo and Design

    We give fun, creative and candid wedding photography for Des Moines, IA and the nation. We take the photos that you want! All wedding packages include CDs with print rights given to you. Custom flush mount albums are also available. When not shooting weddings, we love to photograph dog portraits, senior portraits, as well as family and model photography. Check us out!

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  • Family, Wedding & Senior Photography

    Meythaler Photography

    Meythaler Photography is based in Des Moines, IA. We've been creatively shooting portraits and photographs for seniors, weddings, families and much more!

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  • Wedding & Commercial Photography

    Conrad Schmidt Photography

    My services include: • Wedding Photography • Portrait Photography • Commercial Photography • Photojournalism Conrad Schmidt has photographed for major newspapers across the country. This has lead to a unique view in taking wedding photos and portrait work.

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Best of 2015

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  1. #1 Megan Shady Photography

    (7 reviews)

    Lori M.

    Megan took the challenge of taking my son'so senior pictures. He doesn't do smiling pictures. She Was Patient AND professional

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Actual Requests

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“Need a Portrait Photographer for a Three-week-old Newborn Baby”

Murray, IA

Photo type
Children / Baby
Photo shoot location
Not sure
Photo products
I'm not sure
Details
These would be newborn photo's--3wks old
$125
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“Need Portrait Photography”

Norwalk, IA

Photo type
Family
Photo shoot location
Studio
Photo products
CD / DVD, Online or digital proofs and prints
Details
Family of 17
$138
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