A picture is worth 1,000 words. If you'd like to speak volumes about your life in the Des Moines area, there are several notable photographers who will do a lovely job of capturing those important moment. Here are a few of our favorites you should consider:
1. Bella K. Photography
Whether you're looking for model shots, senior portraits, baby photos or engagement shots, Kristi Stephens, the photographer at Bella K., is sure to capture you in the best light. The business specializes in portraits and is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2016.
2. April and August Photography
April and August Photography specializes in lifestyle and storytelling family photography. The photographer, Mandy, operates as a Shoot and Share photographer and was named one of the top 100 Shoot and Share photographers in 2015. This means that the cost of a session includes access to your digital photo files; you don't have to buy prints and products.
3. Red Door Photo and Design
Specializing in wedding photography, Red Door Photo and Design is run by husband-and-wife duo Paul and Tammy Bunkofske. They're world travelers and outdoor adventurers, and their fun-loving, relaxed spirit shows through in their photographs. They've been awarded The Knot “Best of Weddings” award five years in a row, and they even travel to destination weddings for their clients.
4. Black Photography
From senior portraits to boudoir photography, Black Photography caters to a wide array of clients. Jennifer Black, the photographer behind the operation, spent time working for a photography studio before launching her own business more than a decade ago. She enjoys taking action photos at places her clients regularly spend time and is also available for wedding bookings, which include professional hair and makeup services for the bride.
5. Amanda Basteen Photography
Amanda travels around the world taking wedding photos, but her life and work is based in Des Moines. As a mother of two, she also specializes in portraits of children and families. Amanda Basteen Photography was named an SLR Lounge “Top 100 Wedding Photographer” in 2016 and was featured on Style Me Pretty in 2014. Her wedding packages include online proofing and print ordering, plus a flash drive with printing rights.
6. The Wedding Format
The Wedding Format is a team of four photographers, filmmakers, and designers who work together to create both still and motion pictures for their clients. Their photographers aim to create candid, casual images, and they even offer vintage film photography for a classic appeal. The Wedding Format is willing to travel to destination weddings, and they offer a range of photo and video packages to suit almost any couple's needs.
Have you had a great experience with one of these Des Moines photographers or one that we didn’t mention? Tell us about it in the comments below.