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 MDL Events
MDL Events
24 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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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
13 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
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 Urbandale)

Most Popular Price $1,200
Featured Frost Studios International
Frost Studios International
Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

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
Featured Lisa Lytton Photography
Lisa Lytton Photography
10 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Lisa Lytton Photography is a professional wedding photography business that is based out of Des Moines, Iowa. This company is passionate about natural and candid storytelling. They love getting the opportunity to showcase a couple's unique narrative, highlighting their once-in-a-lifetime moments.... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $2,650
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Featured Jason Thomas Crocker Photography
Jason Thomas Crocker Photography
63 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
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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
35 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 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 his subjects. He strives to encapsulate life's precious moments with his camera and produce images that... (Wedding Photographers Urbandale)

Most Popular Price $2,695
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Featured Amelia Renee Photography
Amelia Renee Photography
24 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
16 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
Pro George Street Photo & Video
George Street Photo & Video
2,362 reviews
· Wedding Photographers

George Street Photo & Video is a professional wedding photography studio, and 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... (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
Blind Photography
Blind Photography
11 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Most Popular Price $2,850
McClanahan Studio
McClanahan Studio
12 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Ames, IA

We are an award-winning husband/wife duo specializing in cutting-edge photography. Our passion for photography and our passion for people has garnered McClanahan Studio an international reputation as a hub of fresh ideas and industry-leading work. Visit www.mcclanahanstudio.com to see for yourself!... (Wedding Photographers Ames)

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Modern Boudoir
Modern Boudoir
2 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Boone, IA

Modern Boudoir is a boutique studio that empowers and uplifts all women by giving you a fabulous custom experience. We help you see your beauty so you can carry yourself with confidence long after the boudoir session. Our studio is comfortable and stress free. We will pamper you with camera ready... (Wedding Photographers Boone)

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Jennifer Weinman Photography
Jennifer Weinman Photography
12 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Grinnell, IA

I offer gorgeous wedding photography featuring a timeless and joyful style, focusing in on the romance of your day and capturing all of your moments with the utmost attention to detail. Couples praise our friendly and professional service, and LOVE the editorial-inspired photography. I am committed... (Wedding Photographers Grinnell)

Most Popular Price $4,000
RSA Photography
RSA Photography
Wedding Photographers · Norfolk, NE

Whether you're preparing for your Wedding, needing engagement photos, corporate professional, a Realtor, Restaurant or Business owner, Musician, New mom, looking for school pictures, a budding actor, aspiring model, or professional artist, at some point you're going to need photos. Maybe it's... (Wedding Photographers Norfolk)

Carolyn Vaughn Photography
Carolyn Vaughn Photography
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Ivory House Photography
Ivory House Photography
Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Ivory House Photography is a full service wedding studio in Des Moines, Iowa. We specialize in giving our couples a personalized experience from start to finish. In addition to high quality printable files, all of our wedding day packages include a fine art, heirloom album, custom designed and... (Wedding Photographers Des Moines)

Most Popular Price $5,500
Carol Selvy Photography
Carol Selvy Photography
3 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Urbandale, IA

Carol Selvy Photography is an accomplished and skilled photography company located in Urbandale, Iowa. Carol Selvy, the owner and a professional photographer, prides herself in capturing authentic moments as a couple’s big day unfolds. She captures a mixture of posed portraits and organic candid... (Wedding Photographers Urbandale)

Most Popular Price $2,500
Nuzum Photo
Nuzum Photo
5 reviews
· Wedding Photographers · Des Moines, IA

Nuzum Photo is Ashley and Steve Nuzum. We focus our attention on helping the bride and groom enjoy there day. All the while capturing every moment as they happen. Ashley and I have a passion for working with couples on their most important day. They day is all about you. We love shooting weddings.... (Wedding Photographers 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.

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