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 Alexander Michl Photography
Alexander Michl Photography
13 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 Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,990
Spotlight MDL Events
MDL Events
27 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Waukee, IA

MDL Events is a full-service wedding company. We offer photography, videography, and DJ/MC services. Our planning and design process is tailored to each couple's specific needs creating a beautiful & seamless celebration of your love. Whether you book our services together as a package or... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Spotlight James R. Cobb Photography
James R. Cobb Photography
Wedding Photographers · Waukee, IA

James R. Cobb Photography serves weddings in Waukee, Iowa. Owner James has helmed his own studio for over three decades and has worked across multiple photographic genres including portraiture work for former Presidents. He brings his passion and experience to each wedding he covers, creating... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Spotlight Eloquent Photography & DJ
Eloquent Photography & DJ
23 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 Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $1,200
Featured Christina Ney Photography
Christina Ney Photography
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Christina is a Wedding Photographer, primarily serving couples in the Des Moines, IA area. She works with you from the beginning stages of planing your wedding. From building your timeline, photographing your engagements session, to building a custom wedding album, Christina is here for you every... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,240
Featured Jewel Boudoir Photography
Jewel Boudoir Photography
1 review
· Wedding Photographers · Milo, IA

Hi, my name is Julie. I am a professional photographer who helps to empower women and create a unique gift for their soon to be or current spouse or even just for themselves. I fell in love with doing this photography because I get to empower women of all shapes and sizes in different stages of... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,500
Featured Amelia Renee Photography
Amelia Renee Photography
30 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Amelia Renee Photography is a professional wedding photography company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Owner and photographer, Amelia specializes in emotive & creative wedding photography. Amelia provides services in central Iowa, but she also loves to travel! Location never proves to hinder the timeless... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,400
Featured Thisday Photography
Thisday Photography
4 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Ames, IA

With over twenty years of combined experience, Thisday Photography would love to be your wedding photographer. Our attentive yet relaxed approach allows you time to be fully in each moment as we capture them. Our style is timelessly modern and effortlessly natural, ensuring you are free to revel in... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,950
Featured Riley Glenn Photography
Riley Glenn Photography
Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, Iowa native currently living in Honolulu, HI capturing the beautiful world here, and avoiding the cold at all costs. I will be returning to be a photographer in the greatest little city in the Midwest in mid-March. You know those moments in life that are just pure joy? Full of love and... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,900
Featured Extreme Photo
Extreme Photo
16 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · West Des Moines, IA

Extreme Photo is a wedding photography company based in West Des Moines, Iowa, also serving the rest of the Central Iowa area. Owner William McVicker holds a degree in photography from the University of Northern Iowa and specializes in using contemporary, natural, photojournalistic, and traditional... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

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

Brian L Garman Wedding Photography is a wedding business based in Urbandale, Iowa. Brian Garman, the founder of the company, utilizes creative and fun approaches to photography while documenting wedding events. He strives to encapsulate life's precious moments with his camera and produce images that... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,695
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 Des Moines)

Pro Jillian Kristine Photography
Jillian Kristine Photography
Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Jillian Kristine Photography is a passionate wedding photographer. With experience documenting a range of gatherings and events, this dedicated professional loves placing herself behind the lens of every special moment. She has captured weddings of various scales and... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $1,400
Pro AKaye Photography
AKaye Photography
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

AKaye Photography is a wedding photography company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Photographer Alexis is devoted to capturing each couple’s love story on camera. She prefers to use a natural photography style to ensure that the genuine, emotional, and joyous moments of your precious day will are... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $1,500
Pro Two Hoyles Photography
Two Hoyles Photography
36 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
Pro Midwest LifeShots Photography
Midwest LifeShots Photography
90 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Midwest LifeShots Photography is a wedding photography company based in Rochester, Minnesota. Owners Scott and Jen are passionate about their work. They believe that great wedding photography is about people as much as it is about quality images. A wedding is an occasion. It is a chance to celebrate... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $4,750
Pro Daryl.A.Batt Photography
Daryl.A.Batt Photography
1 review
· Wedding Photographers · Carlisle, IA

Wedding planning is stressful. Right? Daryl.A.Batt Photography knows how to take your stress and worries away and focus that energy back on enjoying your wedding day. Months and months of planning go into one day and it should be fully enjoyed! Daryl.A.Batt Photography will help establish a smooth... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $1,500
Doug McBride PhotoCinema
Doug McBride PhotoCinema
19 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Doug McBride PhotoCinema is a wedding videography company operating out of Des Moines, Iowa. Documenting special days throughout the Hawkeye State and beyond, Doug is passionate about making heartfelt films that capture his clients’ raw emotion. Combining photojournalism with a fine art flair, his... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

ZTS Photo
ZTS Photo
64 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Hi all! We are the husband and wife team of Tanner and Sarah Urich based out of Des Moines, Iowa.This is us below photographed by the wonderful Amanda Basteen Photography from a few weeks ago. Welcome to our Wedding Wire page about our wonderful partnership for ZTS Photo! We've been photographing... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $4,200
M&M Photo & DJ
M&M Photo & DJ
4 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Johnston, IA

M&M Photo is one of the most used Wedding photographer in the Des Moines area. We shoot 26-35 weddings a year. With our low prices and great pictures, you cant go wrong. $1300 for up to 4hrs $1700 for up to 7hrs Print Release included! Nothing more to buy from us. We now offer DJ service. Prices... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Meythaler Photography
Meythaler Photography
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Jefferson, IA

Hey! We are Dan & Britt Meythaler, we are a fun couple who love portrait photography. We live in the very creative and wonderful city of Des Moines, IA and love it here! Our goal is to create portraits to your style. We take who you are as a couple, senior or family and put it into our eyes to... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Forever Memories Photography
Forever Memories Photography
Wedding Photographers · Fort Dodge, IA

Forever Memories offers modern, vintage-inspired wedding photography, a custom centered experience, and excellent customer service. I have wedding packages to fit any budget, and often I create custom packages to fit the individual needs of my clients. My couples receive a complimentary engagement... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

38 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

At Ivory+Bliss, we focus on on love. We specialize in engagements and wedding and strive to photograph images that are simple, fresh, natural and most of all you. We focus on taking images that are timeless straight out of the camera, instead of made beautiful later on. Our goal is to have you look... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $4,575
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 Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,100
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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!