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  • Picturesque Photography

    Picturesque Photography is a wedding photography company based in Polk City, IA. Owner Katie Maynes feels that...Read more 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...

  • Lemon and Lace Studios

    Lemon and Lace Studios is a wedding photography company based out of Des Moines, Iowa. The team here is happy to travel...Read more across the midwest, as well as further afield for destination weddings. Owner and lead photographer Katie works alongside assistant Victoria to capture the most joyous moments of...

  • Small Town Photography

    DO NOT BECOME A VENDOR WITH WEDDING WIRE! Attached is all the bad reviews agreeing with my experience. I have been roped...Read more into thinking more couples would be reaching out to me and followed all their recommendations and still has been a scam. This has been the worse decision to pay for and be apart...

  • Midwest LifeShots Photography

    Midwest LifeShots Photography is a wedding photography company based out of Rochester, Minnesota. Owners Scott and Jen...Read more are passionate about their work and believe that great photography is about people as much as it is about quality images. A wedding is a special occasion and a chance to celebrate...

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  • VP Studios Photography

    VP Studios Photography is a creative husband-and-wife duo based in Des Moines, IA, with a love for creating expressive...Read more wedding images. Owners Mike & Jenny believe everyone has a gorgeous God given uniqueness deserving of being captured in a way that is true, emotional, unscripted, and in the moment....

  • The Wedding Source

    Weddings are full of love and magic and it is our passion to capture every moment of it for you. We enjoy taking the...Read more time to get to know our clients so we can capture your big day just the way you imagine it. We have had the pleasure of shooting weddings all over the country and we are willing to...

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  • Jenna McEntee Photography

    Jenna McEntee Photography is a wedding photography company operating out of Des Moines, Iowa. Owner and lead...Read more photographer Jenna takes great joy in serving couples as they celebrate their joyous wedding day. She strives to capture precious moments as they naturally unfold, allowing you to relive your...

  • Corah B Photography

    When I started photographing weddings I was engaged and planning my own. My personal wedding and planning experience was...Read more far from enjoyable. There was little support for us to do what we wanted, no one guided our wedding day to ensure we were on time or calmed us down when things go stressful, and...

  • MEG Photography & Design

    MEG Photography & Design is a wedding photographer based in Des Moines, Iowa. Owned and operated by the talented Meghan...Read more Bradley, she'll work hard to ensure that she captures each event and couple in vivid detail. Services Offered MEG Photography & Design offers custom wedding photography services...

  • Complete Weddings + Events Des Moines

    Based in Clive, Iowa, Complete Weddings + Events provides photography, videography, and DJ services to weddings...Read more throughout the Des Moines area. This company offers comprehensive packages to cover many of the most important aspects of your celebration. The team is adept at helping couples to make all...

  • Laura Nichole

    Laura Nichole LLC is a photography company in Ankeny, Iowa, that specializes in elopements and weddings. Owner Laura...Read more 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...

  • Chelsea Beck Photography

    Chelsea Beck Photography is a wedding photography company based in Des Moines, Iowa. You'll spend so much of your...Read more wedding day with your photographer, so finding the right person is about personality as much as style. You deserve someone who can help you look good and feel great. That's where Chelsea...

  • Colby Campbell Photography

    Colby Campbell Photography offers photojournalistic style coverage of weddings and milestone celebrations based around...Read more Des Moines, Iowa. Owner Colby works hard to create images that capture the authentic spirit of each unique celebration. He has been working in this industry for years and loves...

  • AKaye Photography

    AKaye Photography is a wedding photography company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Photographer Alexis is devoted to...Read more 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...

  • Erica Jane Photography

    Erica Jane Photography is an independent wedding photography business operating out of Des Moines, Iowa. Passionate and...Read more personable, owner Erica has been capturing precious moments of once-in-a-lifetime celebrations since 2013. Offering a range of services, she is ready to preserve your special day...

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  • Halstead Productions

    Hello! We are Halstead Productions. The team consist of Myself (Daniel) and my fiancé (Morgan) We are a wedding...Read more photography and videography company based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Our talented team is dedicated to preserving the heartfelt details and dazzling highlights of their clients' most special...

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  • Heather Ferreria Photography

    Heather Ferreria Photography is based in Des Moines, Iowa, and specializes in intimate and large weddings, couples...Read more sessions, and portraits. Photographer Heather Ferreria cannot get enough of capturing love stories and unique individuality. Together with her talented team, she believes in documenting...

  • Extreme Photo

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

  • Blue Ivy Photography

    Blue Ivy Photography is a Des Moines, Iowa-based wedding portrait service. This business is owned and operated by lead...Read more artist Sarah, who found her passion for photography in high school. She strives to help couples capture their special moment in time with patience and compassion. Services...

  • BeebePhotos

    BeebePhotos is a wedding photography company based out of Des Moines, Iowa. A skilled photographer with a passion for...Read more documenting life's milestone moments, owner Kallie Beebe is known for her upbeat personality and love for all things marriage. She has adored the art of photography since borrowing...

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  • KB Images LLC

    KB Images LLC is a wedding photography company operating out of Altoona, Iowa. The business consists of a...Read more husband-and-wife duo who work hand in hand to create a seamless photography experience on the day. Brett and Kelcee are honored to be a part of the day, striving to retell the most precious...

  • Bailey Wilmes Photography

    Bailey Wilmes Photography is a West Des Moines, Iowa-based business specializing in the art of preserving your most...Read more precious wedding day memories. Bailey is a bright and vibrant professional that loves connecting with the individuals that she works with. She is a talented storyteller that...

  • Everlasting Photo

    Operating out of Waukee, Iowa, Everlasting Studios is a professional wedding photography company. Owned and operated by...Read more 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...

  • Jillian Kristine Photography

    Located in Des Moines, Iowa, Jillian Kristine Photography is a passionate wedding photographer. With experience...Read more 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...


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!

Wedding Photographers in Des Moines with Real Weddings published

  • Midwest LifeShots Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 98 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Des Moines, IA
  • Heather Ferreria Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 19 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Des Moines, IA
  • Laura Nichole

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 5 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Ankeny, IA
  • Bailey Wilmes Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 3 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . West Des Moines, IA
  • Corah B Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 6 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Ankeny, IA
  • Two Hoyles Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 46 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Des Moines, IA
  • Amelia Renee Photography

    4.8 out of 5 rating, 34 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Des Moines, IA
  • Makayla Beth Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 10 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Pella, IA
  • Kate Karwan Burgess Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 22 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Ottumwa, IA
  • Carol Selvy Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 3 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Urbandale, IA
  • Danielle Ann Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 8 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Sioux Center, IA
  • Brian Davis Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 17 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Dexter, IA
  • Alexander Michl Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 16 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Clive, IA
  • Yeisha Lee Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 5 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Perry, IA
  • Haverlee Photography

    4.9 out of 5 rating, 6 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Des Moines, IA
  • Jason Thomas Crocker Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 90 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Waukee, IA
  • Hal Masover Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 2 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Fairfield, IA
  • Amaranth Creative Co.

    Wedding Photographers . Cantril, IA
  • Kyndal Elise Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 1 Review
     · Wedding Photographers . Ames, IA
  • Christina Ney Photography

    5.0 out of 5 rating, 13 Reviews
     · Wedding Photographers . Des Moines, IA

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