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Amanda Basteen Photography produces timeless and naturalistic images from her clients’ weddings throughout Des Moines, Iowa, and beyond. Amanda has over a decade of experience in documenting her clients' special moments. This photographer loves to travel the world and blend her surrounding s for truly authentic photos. Amanda’s main objective is to create images that speak to her clients’ souls and provoke the emotions felt in that particular moment.

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All wedding collections at Amanda Basteen Photography include full-day coverage, online proofing, a slideshow, high-resolution digital photos, and an engagement session. Your engagement session can take place in a sentimental location of your choice and celebrate you and your loved one’s loving bond. This also provides you with an additional set of images that can be cherished and shared for generations to come. All images are professionally edited and can be presented through prints and downloaded files.

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Kelly G. Sent on 12/15/2022
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Amanda Basteen is a must for your wedding photographer!

Amanda was the perfect photographer for our wedding! I knew from the minute I saw her work at a friend's wedding she was exactly who I wanted for my own! Our pictures are so romantic and she did an excellent job at making us feel so comfortable and relaxed. The weather the day of our wedding was not ideal but that did not stop Amanda from getting great shots! She has such a creative eye. Our wedding party and family commented on how efficient she was which they all appreciated! We were able to capture all our our special moments and feel present in our day. Amanda got our pictures back to us extremely fast! We loved everything about having Amanda as our photographer!
Joy Sent on 10/27/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Everything you need in a photographer!!!

When my partner and I got engaged, the one thing I wanted to invest on for our wedding was our photographer. I scrolled through countless hashtags on Instagram; every time I clicked on a photo I loved, it ALWAYS brought me back to Amanda's page. That's when I knew I wanted her to be the one capturing our wedding. I reached out to her and she replied so quickly! Any time I had questions, she responded within hours! If communication is important to you, you won't have to worry about that with Amanda. I had inquired about a date, and she confirmed it was the last date open of that month (I think it was meant to be). Keep in mind, we haven't booked our venue yet! At that time, we were short on the required deposit, but Amanda worked with us and we were able to book her. I was so thankful for that. I knew we had made the right choice. Amanda did our engagements photos and it turned out perfect. We're not very comfortable in front of the camera, but you can't even tell in our pictures! Amanda made everything so easy, she told us how to pose and what to do. The next day, we received our engagement photos. I was SHOCKED at how fast she got it done! They were all gorgeous and I couldn't stop looking at them.

On the day of our wedding, Amanda was not only our photographer, but she was our coordinator too. The coordinator I had booked ended up with Covid and couldn't make it, but Amanda basically took over that job, and we didn't even ask her to (tearing up as I type this). She made sure everything was going as scheduled, and we actually were ahead of schedule. She made suggestions to start our reception early, and I'm so glad we did. Because of this, we were able to take the most beautiful sunset pictures!! I can't forget about her toughing out all the bugs with us. The next day, she provided us sneak peeks and again, I could not stop staring at them.

I won't go into much detail on how talented Amanda is - her work speaks for itself. If I could give more than a 5 star, I would.

Amanda, I don't know how to thank you enough. You made our day so incredibly stress-free and amazing, and I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures. I already know they're going to be PERFECT. (I'll probably write another review after we get them, haha!)
Macy D. Sent on 11/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Engagement/Wedding Photographer!

My husband and I booked Amanda for our engagement and destination wedding photographer, and we have absolutely no regrets! Before our engagement session, Michael and I were not a fan of getting pictures taken. Amanda made it so easy and fun, and guided us through the process! For our destination wedding, Amanda had issues with her flights being cancelled last minute and we are so thankful that she went out of her way and worked hard to make it there on different flights. While in Hawaii, we had a photoshoot the day before our wedding on the Road to Hana which was a blast! Amanda was extremely flexible the day of our wedding, and was so fast to edit our pictures. We got our whole wedding album back within a week! We are obsessed with all of our pictures and the memories we have because of them. We will be booking Amanda for all of our future photo sessions and cannot thank her enough for all she did for us! We couldn't be happier!
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Amazing Photography, will capture all of your Special Moments.

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Amanda is a true professional who delivers the best product in the Midwest and nation wide. Her personality is calming and provides the perfect atmosphere for clients to enjoy the day in a non stressful way. I highly recommend Amanda as the top photographer choice! As a videographer I can confidently say she is the best to work with!

Beauty Of All Faces Beauty Of All Faces Wedding Hair & Makeup

Truly amazing so talented, always a pleasure working with Amanda.


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