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West Des Moines Photographers

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Lisa Dickens Photography
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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

Blackcap Photography
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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.

James R. Cobb Photography
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 41 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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!

Reflections Photography by T
4.7
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 12 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!

Picturesque Photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
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

PaulyPhotography
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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.

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.

Eric Pike Photography
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl B.
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I would recommend Eric and use him again should we have the need for a photographer!

Picsbycourt
4.8
from 6 reviews
    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!!!

    DJ's Designs
    4.7
    from 6 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Tom D.
    Verified review

    I have worked with Delia Welch on a variety of projects over the last eight years. These include, but not limited to, newsletters for a fellowship organisation, flyers for various groups, computer help, and all types of help for graphic design. She has met every deadline, often pushing me to step up my game. She has a great attention to detail that includes making sure everything is included with no extra fluff. She will not compromise industry principles for short term gain. Delia always gets what I request finished even when I am late getting her the information.

    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!!

    • 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 :)

    Aly Carroll Photography
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Victoria H.
      Verified review

      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!

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

      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.

      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.

      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.

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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.

      About

      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.

      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

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

      • 5 years in business
      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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      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      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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