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

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Flourish Photography by Bree
5.0
from 116 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 246 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David M.
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Bree did an exceptional job as a wedding photographer, and we could not have been happier with the overall experience. She is a very talented professional, who really took charge of ensuring everything was captured. She has a lot of her work posted on her website and on her Facebook page, which helped me decide that she would be a great addition to our wedding team. We briefly coordinated over email and phone, and she helped with the coordinator to plan the timeline to ensure there was time for photos. She was very experienced, which helped ensure the plan and execution were done professionally. After the wedding she sent us the photos on a thumb drive, and my wife and I couldn't be happier with the results.

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Shawn H. Nichols Photography
5.0
from 109 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael K.
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Shawn is one of the best photographers out there, hands down! Definitely worth it! Super creative and fun shoot too!

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Zoe Burchard Photography
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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At the last minute (within two days), I needed a photographer for my wedding. Fortunately, Ms. Burchard was able to accommodate my request. The photography was thoughtful and beautiful.

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Klear Photography
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shelby C.
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Didn’t end up choosing this photographer for our wedding however, they’ve been very professional and kind offering help to find other venders and such. I would recommend this photographer to friends and family.

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Jason J Kim Photography
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jiayi Z.
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Jason is incredible!! We started the conversation with Jason via email, he provided very details information about the places, dresses and ideas, which are awesome. Finally we chose UW and Kerry Park for our pre-wedding pictures. During the session, Jason gave us lots of directions on how to make great poses. My husband forgot his belt... No problem, here you are! Jason provided his own!!! Thank you, man!!! He made jokes to let us relax. He is very professional, I high recommend him for your photo sessions.

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Alex Levine Photography
5.0
from 52 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Caleb M.
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We were looking at photographers for our wedding and after going through dozens of other photographers albums, we came across Alex Levine's and were immediately captivated by the composition of his photos and ability to capture his audience in the perfect moments. He was very responsive and flexible, even when our venue had to be changed at the last moment. His charismatic personality made posing our family for the initial photos both fun, and easy. Upon receiving our downloadable photo album (which was delivered incredibly fast), I couldn't believe the clarity and amazingly captured candid moments from the entire night. I highly recommend Alex Levine, and am very happy to say that he was able to capture the love and energy of our wedding night in a way that completely exceeded my expectations.

Katrina Shelby Photography
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Bethany S.
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My engagement and wedding photos were done by Katrina Moore Photography. I could not be more pleased. Katrina was so attentive to our wants and needs, she made sure to capture everything we wanted and then some! She helped us create beautiful and meaningful memories that will last forever. Thank you Katrina Moore Photography!

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FOTO54
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
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Jeff L.
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Greg was fantastic. We needed a videographer as well as photographer for our wedding and he was able to facilitate both. He had great ideas for pictures including thoughtful backdrops and lighting. Greg was a true professional. Greg took the time to edit our video and paired it to music. We are super pleased with the whole package and have great pics and video to remember our beautiful day. I'm confident you will be happy with the end results. Thank you Greg!

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JLThomas Photography
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
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Heather B.
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Jennifer photograhed our daughter for her senior photos. She was absolutely amazing! Our daughter felt an instant connection and was at ease. And the photos were fabulous! Our daughter felt like a model. Highly recommend her for any event.

Jeffrey Fong Photography
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia V.
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Jeff is a fantastic photographer and a joy to work with! I needed high quality, professional head shots to update my social media platforms. Having seen Jeff do a wonderful job at my sister's wedding, I asked him to take these. I am not too fond of getting head shots and had put it off as long as possible. Jeff was so genuine and friendly that I felt right at ease, asking myself "why didn't I do this sooner?" That feeling only grew when I saw the end result. It was clear, professional, and exactly what I wanted. I can't believe I had the old pictures up when I could have had this quality all along! Jeff strikes the perfect balance of being efficient and taking time to listen to the customer. Not only was the session painless, it was extremely enjoyable to chat with Jeff (he has a great sense of humor). I highly recommend reaching out to Jeff for your photography needs!

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aMp Concepts
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon G.
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Alex was my wedding photographer we were lucky to hear about through a friend of a friend, and we knew as soon as we met him we knew that he was going to be perfect. His relaxed and professional demeanor was exactly what I needed on the big day when I felt perpetually late and unable to make decisions! He was great at delivering direction in a way that was efficient for a crowd and we are so pleased with the shots he thought to capture of our best day ever. His prices were excellent and the resulting body of work is one of our greatest treasures. I'll definitely be hiring Alex again--next for baby photography!

Chris Klas Photo
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
David M.
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Christina is awesome! She is fun, kind, and very helpful. We love our engagement photos and our wedding photos so much! All of our guests and vendors got along great and the day went by so smoothly because of how awesome everyone was. Thanks again Christina!

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Achong Photography
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
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Andrew Achong is AMAZING! He delivers high level professionalism with a unique creativity I have yet to see others exude. In fact, when we were taking bridal portraits at the White House hotel in Biloxi, several staff members commented on the uniqueness of the shoot. They said that they see photographers in there constantly but all of them take the same shots. Not Andrew. He was laying on the ground, climbing on furniture and ledges, making you laugh (or in my case, helping me not be awkward) all to get the PERFECT shot. He definitely knows how to capture the moment. He loves black and white photos but, of course, is amazing with color as well. He shares a passion for photography that so many photographers have lost. You can tell he has fun doing it and that shows in his work. He is super flexible, efficient and accommodating. So much so that he was able to get my bridal portraits shot, edited, printed and displayed in less than a week before the wedding. Delivering the impossible! He is an exceptional guy and an even more remarkable photographer. He is incredible to work with and you will not be disappointed in his shots. He excels in capturing action shots with impeccable timing. He is super responsive and we always received our pictures from him so quickly! I used him for family portraits (including one baby and a toddler {takes skill}), bridal portraits, rehearsal dinner, and our wedding. I can’t say enough positive things about Andrew. I absolutely, without a doubt, recommend his services to EVERYONE. You will love reliving the moment with his photos.

Post Productions
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle M.
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I definitely recommend Natalie and will hire her again in the future! I've hired her 3 times, both as a photographer and retoucher. 1. She photographed / retouched our small family wedding ceremony (7 people) -- including indoor dinner and outdoor family photos. 2. She photographed / retouched our larger wedding reception (100 people) -- outdoor and night photography. 3. She took professional headshots for me. She's warm and friendly - even family members and friends who claim they don't like having their photo taken loved working with her. People loved the photos, many ordered prints of themselves/their families from our wedding. She's also great at picking interesting backgrounds and I particularly like how she coaches you to bring out your best angles. Her retouching costs more, but definitely worth it for the photos we chose to print/hang. It's natural -- no cheesy photoshopping, so everyone looks great.

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S2 Photography LLC
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katharine W.
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I hired Stan to take photos for my wedding. I was very pleased with the results. Very professionally done! He captured all the special moments with such prestige! Thank you!

  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Megan G.
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Felecia was an amazing photographer for us! We did an engagement session with her as well as our wedding day photos. So happy with the experience as well as the quality of the photos. She is professional, friendly, and enjoyable to do photo shoots with. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a photographer!!

Flying Tortuga
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kyla C.
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The team at Flying Tortuga was exactly what I was looking for in a wedding photographer. They were happy to work with me last minute and at an unbelievable price. They faced many challenges in getting great pictures of the event, but in the end got many that I will treasure for years to come. Thank you!

Ben Mawhinney (Photographer)
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Marissa S.
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Ben blew our expectations away. He was excellent at capturing candid photos of all of the little moments you never want to forget. He is also great at posing the staged photos in a way where they don't look forced. Before the wedding, he met with us to understand what type of pictures we're looking for. He also sent us a form to list all of the different pictures we wanted with the names of people who would be in each - so he was super organized and prepared day-of. Not only is Ben a great photographer, he's unbelievably nice. We had a bit of a flower snafu the day of the wedding, and Ben stopped by Ballard market on his way to the venue to see if they had the flowers we needed! He is so easy to work with. He puts everyone at ease, which makes for great pictures! Ben is also really helpful post-wedding; he's knowledgable about which companies print the best photos based on format. We are SO happy with our pictures! We highly recommend Ben!

Lanzotti Photography
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bre L.
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I LOVE Lex! She definitely is passionate about photography, and does an amazing job with her creativity and editing. She is all around the best photographer I have ever worked with!

Northwest Photography
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mike R.
Verified review

Great guy, he did my engagement shoot and th ey turned out wonderful. He is soon to do my wedding photos to. Differently would recommend this guy

SayCheeseorNot photography
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Darnell M.
Verified review

Prasanthi was excellent at our wedding at the Palisade. She took the initiative to meet with us and arrive early to our event and to make sure that there were no surprises for us. She took many many good photos and the quality of the photos turned out very well. She is a good photographer and worked well with us. Darnell

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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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