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Des Moines Professional Photographers

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

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Lisa Dickens Photography
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Britney L.
Verified review

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

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

Extreme Photography recently did my daughter and then my niece's weddings. Great weddings, Extreme photographer took wonderful shots using standard and creative angles. Bill got all the emotion and fun of the weddings. Couldn't ask for a more professional and high quality jobs. I will recommend to all my friends...

James R. Cobb Photography
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline W.
Verified review

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

Vivid Gray, Inc.
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Derrill W.
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For almost 20 years Vivid Gray has performed extensive graphic design, website concept development, video production, product photography and content writing for several high-tech companies I have been with. As the head of Product Management and Marketing at these various entities, I knew the value of having an effective branding/marketing design guru as a resource, and Jay has performed that role exceptionally well. His creative talent and keen eye for what will work in any situation, is unmatched. I would recommend, without any reservation, his breadth of services to any entity looking to standout with respect to their brand and expand their market reach as a result. The guy is simply amazing!

Reflections Photography by T
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Teresa F.
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Tammy is an excellent photographer and professional. She was very personable with everyone and took beautiful photos!

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Capio Creative Co.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer L.
Verified review

Katie provided amazing photo coverage of my grand opening event as well as gave my so many options to choose from for my company head shot. She truly has an eye for photography and will definitely use her again for future events.

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

Megan Shady Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Twila S.
Verified review

Meagan was absolutely wonderful to work with. This was my first time doing an outdoor photo shoot and to top it, we just moved here from another state one month ago. She asked me what I wanted and she met every expectation. I would definitely recommend Meagan Shady Photography to anyone looking for a positive experience!

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.

Eli Rockhold Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Nick C.
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Very accommodating and easy to work with. I went to Darin for a professional profile picture for my company's website and he delivered. Thanks Darin!

Kiersten M Photography
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina H.
Verified review

I love the quality of her pictures. Comes prepared with ideas for photos, gets photos edited and sent back quickly with great quality!! Would definitely recommend Kiersten!!!

  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jean-Marie S.
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He made some videos for me. He did an excellent job.

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.

Shana Drake Photography
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

"One doesn't stop seeing. One doesn't stop framing. It doesn't turn off and turn on. It's on all the time." --Annie Leibovitz I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer from the Midwest. I love love. I love watching memories unfold and turning those moments into memories. I'm curious and engaged in the world around me and that's reflected in my work. My images have been described as fresh and powerful with a touch of classical sensibility. I describe them as honest. I love music, supporting my community, smart design, yoga, cameras, my faith, anthropology, laughing and of course my beautiful family and friends. I would be honored to talk with you about your wedding or family portraits, so feel free to call or email with any questions.

About

We are creative and classic photography artists, specializing in portrait, wedding and commercial photography.

About

I am a Des Moines based family photographer. I take the time to understand exactly what you are looking for and work with you in order to get the best results possible.

About

I have been doing a variety of photography shoots for about 10 years now. I have done family portraits, senior portraits and engagement and wedding photography. I enjoy getting a feel for my subjects' personalities and capturing them on film. All pictures are put on a disc so you can make your own copies, and I also create albums using your favorite shots.

About

For me, right now, it's a side business. I want to become a photographer full time though. I am also only 18, but if you give me a chance to show you what I can do, you'll be very happy.

About

I love photo shoots! I give a fun, easy-going shoot, and I provide unique and classic images. I charge $100 an hour, and that includes the session fee, transportation fee within the Des Moines area, and 20 edited images on a CD with the copyright. I do anything, from seniors, newborns, to weddings. Please contact me.

About

I am a creative designer living a life as a photographer in Des Moines, IA. I am not your average photographer and if you and I whip up a shoot, it will not be your average portrait session. You will not sit in front of a lake wearing white and khaki smiling charmingly toward the sun while thinking about how you would rather be anywhere else. On the other hand, you will likely be covered in paint, baking a cake, throwing snowballs, climbing up the stairs of a castle, dressed up in costumes, playing pretend, or tossing glitter in the air, but I can guarantee you this much: you will love every minute of it! I like to make people think outside their own box which in turn forces me to think outside of mine. I live with my husband, two new daughters, two dogs, and one cat in Des Moines, and we are excited about building roots in my hometown!

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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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