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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 Picturesque Photography
Picturesque Photography
8 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Polk City, IA

Picturesque Photography is a wedding photography company based in Polk City, IA. Owner Katie Maynes feels that photographing wonderful couples in dreamy, natural light is the coolest job ever. Her work is a celebration of the moments and emotions that bring people together, and she can’t wait to... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,700
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Spotlight Grace T. Photography
Grace T. Photography
1 review
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Grace T. Photography is based in Des Moines, Iowa, and specializes in elopements and wedding occasions. Photographer Grace Troutman relishes the chance to capture love stories and romantic adventures. Together with a dedicated team, she believes in documenting the candid moments of a couple’s big... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $4,500
Spotlight James R. Cobb Photography
James R. Cobb Photography
1 review
· 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
24 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 mGphotography
mGphotography
2 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Altoona, IA

It’s my greatest joy to join in your journey – from the day you say “I do” to all the adventures that follow. While I call myself a Des Moines wedding and lifetime photographer, I’ve been lucky to travel all over the U.S. to document stories of love, life and birth. My sweet spot is capturing the... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,800
Featured Hal Masover Photography
Hal Masover Photography
1 review
· Wedding Photographers · Fairfield, IA

Photographing weddings is a calling. It calls to me because of the wonderful emotions that I, as an observer share in, and that I have the responsibility and challenge to capture. I am motivated by the knowledge that my best shots will be shown for decades to come. I am motivated by the desire to... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $1,949
Featured Laura Nichole
Laura Nichole
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Ankeny, IA

Laura Nichole LLC is a photography company in Ankeny, Iowa, that specializes in elopements and weddings. Owner Laura Nichole has been photographing couples in love for over six years, and enjoys capturing years worth of romance in visual art. Her goal is to make each romantic duo feel comfortable in... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,000
Featured Corah B Photography
Corah B Photography
5 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Ankeny, IA

Hey!!! I'm hyped that you're here!! My love for photography has been there all throughout growing up. I always had a camera! But my deep passion began when I met my husband and I had a front row seat to the depth and intimacy in a relationship! I am fascinated by all the fascets of relationships,... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,750
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Featured Complete Weddings + Events
Complete Weddings + Events
5 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)

Featured Nomadicfitlust
Nomadicfitlust
5 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Nomadicfitlust is a wedding photography business operating out of Des Moines, Iowa. Ultimately, they aim to produce photos which match the hype and elevated status of your wedding day. Lead photographer Andres Molina appreciates the important role they play on your big day, taking considered and... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $1,800
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Featured Bailey Creative Co.
Bailey Creative Co.
1 review
· Wedding Photographers · New Virginia, IA

Bailey Creative Co. is a wedding photography business that is based out of Glenwood, Iowa. Bailey is an adventurous Midwestern photographer that endeavors to capture authentic emotions through her camera lens. This photographer employs moody styles that are combined with natural elements to produce... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,025
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Featured Christina Ney Photography
Christina Ney Photography
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Christina Ney Photography is a wedding imagery company based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Photographer Christina is dedicated to capturing love stories with authenticity and creativity. She utilizes natural light techniques and strives to convey the unique essence of each couple’s precious day. With a... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,240
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
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Featured Amelia Renee Photography
Amelia Renee Photography
34 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

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

Most Popular Price $3,400
Featured Rose Photography
Rose Photography
Wedding Photographers · Urbandale, IA

Most Popular Price $1,300
Pro Amanda Basteen Photography
Amanda Basteen Photography
44 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

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... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,803
Pro Lovely Moments by Synthia
Lovely Moments by Synthia
Wedding Photographers · Clive, IA

Lovely Moments by Synthia Photography is a wedding and family photographer based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Welcome, and congratulations on your engagement! My name is Synthia, and I'm so happy you've found me! Your wedding day is the beginning of the next chapter of your love story. Here at Lovely... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,200
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Pro Taylored Co.
Taylored Co.
Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Taylored Company has a passion for documenting ordinary couples with extraordinary love for one another. I am based in Des Moines Iowa but love to travel and have photographed weddings all across Iowa, Missouri and Colorado! Packages start at $2500 and include a complimentary engagement session and... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,000
Pro Everlasting Studios
Everlasting Studios
5 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Waukee, IA

Operating out of Waukee, Iowa, Everlasting Studios is a professional wedding photography company. Owned and operated by the talented Mary-Kaitlin Steffes, or MK as she prefers to be called. She is a down-to-earth individual who is all about having fun with her clients while striving to document them... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $3,800
Pro Meant to Fly Photography
Meant to Fly Photography
Wedding Photographers · Winterset, IA

Meant to Fly Photography is a wedding photography company operating out of Winterset, Iowa. Owner Victoria Edwards has spent the last decade honing her skills to provide her clients with outstanding service and captivating celebration images. She knows how important it is to connect with every... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,200
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Pro Midwest LifeShots Photography
Midwest LifeShots Photography
94 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 Jillian Kristine Photography
Jillian Kristine Photography
1 review
· 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)

Pro Two Hoyles Photography
Two Hoyles Photography
38 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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Nomadicfitlust
Nomadicfitlust
5 reviews
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Mary Kepford
5.0
We could not be happier with Andres as our photographer. He did an amazing job. He listened to our ideas, had great ideas of his own, and ...
mGphotography
mGphotography
2 reviews
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N Nicholson-Lovejoy
5.0
I wholeheartedly recommend Maggie! She is the best, and made our wedding day so much easier. She is so professional, and personable. ...
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Sarah Richman
5.0
Sam did an amazing job shooting our wedding. He was very flexible and understanding with the unpredictable Covid environment we were all in. ...
Merisa
Merisa
5.0
I told my husband before we got married the only reason I wanted to get married was so Amanda could do our photography. She has been ...
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Alex Morrison
5.0
Jason was INCREDIBLE. During the wedding planning process everything pretty much fell apart, Jason was flexible and worked with us the ...
Leesa
Leesa Tjernagel
5.0
Brian captured beautiful, rich photos for our engagement pictures and on our wedding day. He is professional, organized, experienced, calm ...
Brandy
Brandy Nauman
5.0
A Plus Photography LLC was amazing to work with. They are reasonably priced and very flexible. They chose a beautiful location for all our ...
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Tasha Arends
5.0
I can’t even put into words how happy I am to have had Heather photograph our engagement and wedding. She did such an amazing job, ...

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.

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