Des Moines Wedding Photographers

Des Moines wedding photographers specialize in everything from engagement shoots to destination weddings. Whether you’re getting married downtown at a modern warehouse or a country club in Sioux City, these Des Moines wedding photographers should be at the top of your vendor checklist.

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Spotlight Eloquent Photography & DJ
Eloquent Photography & DJ
22 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Urbandale, IA

Eloquent Photography & DJ is a wedding photography company based in Urbandale, Iowa. The company specializes in photojournalistic, artistic, and candid photography for wedding events of all sizes. Part of the Iowa wedding industry for more than a decade, the company serves couples throughout the... (Wedding Photographers Urbandale)

Most Popular Price $1,200
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Spotlight Alexander Michl Photography
Alexander Michl Photography
6 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Clive, IA

Alexander Michl Photography is an intimate photographer for a couple’s wedding in Iowa. This photographer captures the personal and emotional moments between couples on their wedding day. Every shared smile and tear is recorded. Photographer Alexander Michl captures weddings throughout the Des... (Wedding Photographers Clive)

Most Popular Price $3,350
Spotlight Moses de los Santos Photography
Moses de los Santos Photography
12 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Moses de los Santos Photography is a wedding photography service based out of Amana, Iowa. This professional photography studio specializes in capturing the uniqueness of every wedding day. Moses has over eight years of experience in capturing special moments, including all of the laughter, tears,... (Wedding Photographers)

Most Popular Price $2,495
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Spotlight MDL Events
MDL Events
23 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Waukee, IA

MDL Events began in 2008 helping couples celebrate their magical day by providing music & entertainment all across Iowa. With years of wedding experience, this eventually led to expanding our services to be able to help couples capture those memories with the addition of photography and videography.... (Wedding Photographers Waukee)

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Featured Complete Weddings + Events
Complete Weddings + Events
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Clive, IA

Complete Weddings + Events, Des Moines’ leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, DJ services & photo booth rental. Enjoy the planning and the party! Planning your dream wedding or event should be simple and fun, and we firmly believe that having all our services... (Wedding Photographers Clive)

Featured Two Hoyles Photography
Two Hoyles Photography
31 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

A husband and wife duo based in Des Moines, Iowa, Two Hoyles Photography specializes in producing high-quality, visually stunning, candid imagery that documents your story. Two Hoyles Photography aims to capture and illustrate your unique love story. Photographers Sam and Kaylie work with a... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,200
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Featured Amelia Renee Photography
Amelia Renee Photography
20 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Amelia Renee Photography is a professional wedding photography company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Owner and photographer, Amelia Renee specializes in in portrait, wedding, engagement, senior, and family photography. Amelia primarily provides services in the local areas of Des Moines, Ames, and Cedar... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,800
Featured EXTREME PHOTO
EXTREME PHOTO
15 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · West Des Moines, IA

Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, Extreme Photo is a photography company that specializes in portrait, wedding, glamour, and boudoir photography. The photographer shoots regularly in Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive, Waukee, Johnston, Ankeny, Winterset, Ames, and other areas around central Iowa. With full... (Wedding Photographers West Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $1,290
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Featured Brian L Garman Wedding Photography
Brian L Garman Wedding Photography
29 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Urbandale, IA

All Inclusive Wedding Day Collections... NO Hourly Limits / Enhanced Images on USB / Full Copy Rights / Online Galleries / Storybook with Unlimited Images / Canvas Print / Engagement Session / Free Iowa Travel / Ceremony Video / Two Photographers / Over 1000 Weddings Photographed. (Wedding Photographers Urbandale)

Most Popular Price $2,395
Featured Lisa Lytton Photography
Lisa Lytton Photography
10 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

NATURAL...CANDID...STORYTELLING... I am a professional photographer in Des Moines Iowa! I photograph happy couples in love! What could be better?! Every couple and wedding is so amazing! I get the opportunity to be with couples on the happiest day of their lives and document the once in a lifetime... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,650
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Featured Jason Thomas Crocker Photography
Jason Thomas Crocker Photography
62 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Waukee, IA

Jason Thomas Crocker Photography is a wedding photographer located in Des Moines, Iowa. Owner and professional photographer Jason wants to help you preserve your wedding memories so that you are able to return to your day years and decades down the road. He relishes in capturing moments and... (Wedding Photographers Waukee)

Most Popular Price $4,950
Featured Chelsea Dawn Weddings
Chelsea Dawn Weddings
7 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Chelsea Dawn Weddings is a wedding photography company based in Janesville, Iowa that captures the sweet and intimate moments between the couple on their wedding day. Owner and lead photographer Chelsea Dawn takes a down-to-earth approach to capturing her clients and loves those raw moments where... (Wedding Photographers)

Most Popular Price $4,400
Featured Haverlee Photography
Haverlee Photography
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Haverlee Photography is a storyteller who just happens to use a camera to tell those stories. She's a single mama of three wild things, adventure seeker, and general seeker of beauty and joy. She always knew she was creative but had to find her niche. Photography was like finding the words to a... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,900
Pro George Street Photo & Video
George Street Photo & Video
2,329 reviews
· Wedding Photographers

George Street Photo & Video is a professional wedding photography studio in Bahamas. This network of professional photographers and filmmakers has been in business since 2004. They continue to deliver a higher standard of excellence and ensure every couple receives the photos they want from their... (Wedding Photographers)

Most Popular Price $1,295
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Pro Midwest LifeShots Photography
Midwest LifeShots Photography
83 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

We photograph love. It's a pretty sweet gig. Based in the midwest but traveling worldwide, we aim to spoil our clients rotten! We book a limited number of weddings each year to ensure our clients are people to be known and not numbers to be counted. We strive to capture REAL, candid moments, not... (Wedding Photographers)

Most Popular Price $4,750
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Mullica Studio
Mullica Studio
29 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Clive, IA

Mullica Studio, a wedding and event photography studio based in Clive, Iowa, provides every couple with photography services across the local area, including Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Johnston. Since 1993, the company has been a part of the Iowa wedding industry. It specializes in weddings,... (Wedding Photographers Clive)

Most Popular Price $2,801
Photography by J
Photography by J
Wedding Photographers · Hull, IA

Check out our website at: http://wix.com/photographybyj2011/pbj We are also on facebook! (Wedding Photographers Hull)

Austen Photography
Austen Photography
2 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

We all heard “do what you love,” as we grew up. I am lucky enough to get to do just that. Photography is not my job, but my passion. And I bring that love for what I do into pouring over the details and moments of your special day. I have a bit of a more photojournalist style, focusing more on the... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Legler Photographic Creations
Legler Photographic Creations
1 review
· Wedding Photographers · Ankeny, IA

Legler Photographic Creations is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer located in Ankeny, Iowa. Full-time photographer Mackenzie Legler is creative, highly efficient and passionate about capturing beautiful and delightful wedding images for her clients. With the unique talent of... (Wedding Photographers Ankeny)

Most Popular Price $2,100
Makayla Beth Photography
Makayla Beth Photography
7 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Newton, IA

Let me start by saying congratulations!! You've found true love and are ready for your happily ever after! ❤️ You're officially at the point of planning your big day - the day you've been planning since age 5, am I right?! I LOVE everything about weddings! From the getting ready room with hair +... (Wedding Photographers Newton)

Most Popular Price $2,600
Daniels Photography
Daniels Photography
Wedding Photographers · Fort Dodge, IA

Daniels Photography is passionately committed to creatively capturing your most special memories in a fun and relaxed environment that truly allows your personality to shine through keepsake-worthy portraits. (Wedding Photographers Fort Dodge)

Most Popular Price $4,500
Carisa Keeling Photography
Carisa Keeling Photography
Wedding Photographers · Cambridge, IA

Carisa Keeling Photography is a boutique studio that is dedicated to our clients. We provide the perfect blend of traditional and modern lifestyle portraiture to offer you the best product possible. Customer service and client satisfaction are important to us, we don't just take your... (Wedding Photographers Cambridge)

Digital Solutions
Digital Solutions
1 review
· Wedding Photographers · Norfolk, NE

At Digital Solutions we believe that everyone's wedding is special and the moments should be reflected on for years to come. We provide both wedding photography and videography services. We'll capture the special moments of your wedding day by utilizing a blend of traditional and artistic candid... (Wedding Photographers Norfolk)

Candice Smith Photography
Candice Smith Photography
12 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · West Des Moines, IA

Candice Smith is a photographic artist, who cares, and takes care of all your photographic needs, while capturing your wedding in an elegant professional artistically photographic way! Candice Smith Photography creates gorgeous Albums with her images of the images from your wedding she has captured.... (Wedding Photographers West Des Moines)

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Des Moines Wedding Photographers: How to Find the Right Wedding Photographer in Des Moines, IA to Capture Your Special Day

Des Moines is famous for more than being the capital city of Iowa. It hosts one of the best state fairs in the nation and is experiencing a cultural revitalization that’s attracting more and more visitors and residents. Bisected by its eponymous river, Des Moines is a fun city to host your wedding. And with your location chosen, you can start on the next priority: finding a wedding photographer.

What to Look For with Des Moines Wedding Photographers

There are three main things you should assess when looking at the wedding photographers in Des Moines: style, compatibility and cost. From the get-go, you may be able to rule some people out based on your wedding budget. The typical cost of wedding photography in Des Moines ranges from $1,500 to $3,000 (or roughly ten percent of your overall budget) but this will vary based on your specific requests and the package you choose.

Next, head to each photographer’s website to do some research. Look at their portfolio, bio and testimonials from other couples. What’s their personality like? Do you like their photography style? Being compatible, both with visual aesthetics and personalities is very important. It’s also highly recommended you set up a phone call or in-person interview so you can all get to know each other better before making a final decision. Plus, make sure you and your wedding photographer click. After all, you and your partner will share some intimate moments with the cameraperson you chose.

Most Popular Wedding Photography Locations in Des Moines

When considering where to stage your wedding photos in Des Moines, you’ve got several options. One of the most popular is the Salisbury House and Gardens. This gorgeous historic house is surrounded by 42 acres of greenspace, making it easy to get some memorable wedding day shots. Downtown Des Moines is also a great location, with its lovely brick buildings, gold-domed capital and picturesque riverfront, it’s attractive to couples who want to capture their special history in Des Moines. The city’s arts centers and museums each offer a unique setting and vibe and appeal to the eclectic couple.

Best Times of Year to Capture Wedding Photos

Des Moines experiences a wide variety of weather throughout the year. September and October are traditionally the best months for Des Moines wedding photographers to get incredible outdoor shots, making it pleasant to be outdoors with warm temperatures and low humidity. Winters are cold, but it snows only occasionally – if you book your wedding date during these months, just be sure to choose an indoor photo location. Summers are the least popular time of year for weddings, with the hot, humid and wet weather that almost guarantees you’ll need an indoor setting for your photos.

We’re betting there’s more on your wedding checklist. Use WeddingWire’s easy tools to help you with all the planning before the Big Day!