Dear Hart Photography Group
Dear Hart Photography Group

Dear Hart Photography Group

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Introduction: You want the best photos and video experience we are the group that can deliver. I have been a professional photographer for over 20 years and photograph and video everything from weddings to corporate events. I studied photography at Hawkeye Tech in Iowa and know everything there is about lighting, composition and technology. I have grown my company to over 4 photographers and we are a great team. I am extremely customer-oriented and detail oriented. My main goal is to make you happy by giving you the best photos/video possible and best experience ever. When the photographer and client work well together it makes for a overall great experience and that is what we do at Dear Hart.

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29 years in business

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Excellent 4.9

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Bryan S.

Wedding and Event Photography

Darin was absolutely amazing. I hired him to photograph my engagement day, and I literally couldn’t ask for a more perfect experience. He was very responsive and made the whole experience fun. I essentially have my de facto photographer from now on.
Mar 28, 2021
Donna A.

Wedding and Event Photography

Darin is absolutely incredible at his profession. He's funny, personable, responsive, creative and put us at ease on our wedding day. We had photos taken at a park before the wedding and it was so much fun! He made it a highlight of our day. We had him take our engagement photos as well and loved them!! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer.
Oct 9, 2020
Mary D.

Headshot Photography

Darin was such a pleasure to work with -- he was enthusiastic, detailed oriented, got in touch with me to discuss specifics to achieve the best photo shoot and to over-deliver on expectations! Highly recommend his services -- a true pro!!!
Aug 25, 2021
Michelle S.

Wedding and Event Photography

Darrin was super fun to work with!! I definitely recommend him to photograph your wedding. He Was the easiest part of the wedding planning! So happy I chose him!
May 21, 2021
Kendrick J.

Portrait Photography

Everything about my experience with Darin was top notch! He was responsive, flexible, and professional. Darin made the photo shoot fun and comfortable. The photos were beyond my expectations! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who needs their special event/moment captured in a beautiful, artistic way!
Apr 23, 2021
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Darin Hartlieb


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I work around everyones budget and am very competitive with my pricing!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Making customer feel comfortable around the camera.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I graduated from Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo Iowa in 92 with a photography degree. Same year started Dear Hart Photography. I worked at SIUE for a year until the grant expired. Went to work for Venture stores as their photographer for 5 years taking photos of everything they sold for Sunday paper. I then moved to True Manufacturing for 20years as their photographer until I decided I can do much better on my own and run Dear Hart Photography full time and I was right.

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