West Des Moines Photographers

in West Des Moines, IA

38
Photographers are
in West Des Moines

3
Photographers in West Des Moines
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Mario R.
"After exchanging emails on best times and locations for what we were looking for; We meet at the beach in Newport almost at sunset. We talked about different ideas for photos and she" was so accommodating and helped us find the best positions for quality photos. We took several pictures in various posses and it felt like thousands of pictures taken in the hour and my wife and I felt every position was great. She was so good and patient with out 2 year old daughter.
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Khara S.
"She was great! The photos were better than I could've ever imagined! She had great ideas for us as I only had a few things I wanted but her ideas were amazing! Unfortuantely the" awesome quality of the photos could not save our relationship into Forever with each other, but nonetheless if I ever get engaged again, I'll be using her for my Photography needs and for the wedding!
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sarah N.
"Nick was fun and professional to work with. From the beginning I told him the experience of taking the pictures was as important as the pictures themselves. My daughters only visit" once a year and taking family photos is one of our items we do, so we need to have fun doing it. I explained that we wanted a fun location but didn't know where. Nick made a perfect suggestion of downtown San
and the perfect time of day, early, to avoid heat and the catch the shadows just right. He was on time and prepared. We brought old pictures to show us before and after and he incorporated them into the shots. We brought a variety of props we typically use during our summer visits (boating, camping, etc pieces) and he incorporated them too. We brought umbrellas to use in some of the shots too. He put us in front of iconic places (The Majestic Theater, The river walk, Etc) and got great shots. There were times when we dodged traffic to get a shot in the middle of the road, something the teens LOVED. We tried to emulate the iconic Beetles album cover of them walking down the street too but my family wasn't coordinated enough ;-) He introduced shot
we never would have thought of (i.e professional selfie). Bottom line, Nick was ready, willing AND able to accommodate us. There were times he was laying on the ground to take shots! He made the experience something we will never forget. When the photo shoot was over, Nick followed through to the finish. He quickly provided all the photos to look through, provided his top suggestions which he added some quick touch ups to, and provided us the option to purchase the prints through him. He even airbrushed our name on the Majestic sign without telling us! How fun was THAT! The price to print was a bit high, but it beat having to go find a printer that could put a picture over the fireplace. The photos arrived quickly and we got them sent to family in short order. There are a million ways photography can go wrong. Nick delivered at or above our expectations on every one. Thanks, Nick!

West Des Moines Photographers

West Des Moines, IA

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Photographersare in West Des Moines

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West Des Moines Photographers are TOP RATED

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The photographer was extremely slow. We had under 50 kids and it took over 3 hours for him to complete. He took individual shots of the boys, then the group shot, then the girls. He should have taken the group shot first, then who ever wanted individuals. The players were kneeling on the hard pool deck for a long time while he adjusted his camera, moved people around. it just took much longer than any other sports or school photos. Many players missed important events and some left before getting their picture taken.
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- Kim S.
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I gave a B for quality because the photographer himself did a very good job, however, the rest of the ratings, price, responsiveness, etc. all get an F.
The prices for their packages are OUTRAGEOUS. They wanted $210 for a cd with 6 images on it. None of their packages include any option to add more than one pose and the prices for the one pose package are higher than I have ever seen a photography company charge.
Their customer service is atrocious. They don't respond to emails, and if they do, they are short, and very impolite. They are not centered on their customers, only on their profits.
Their advertising materials are extremely unprofessional. The area code is listed as 707 instead of 706 on all of their materials. This shows lack of attention to detail and is a small example of how they operate.
I would strongly advise anyone who needs photography to look elsewhere...and for a more reputable, professional, reasonably priced company.
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- Larry J. R.
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In August of this year,
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and his assistants did the photography for my daughter's wedding in Half Moon Bay, CA. They were not only exceptional at taking the traditional "must have" photos, but were also innovative with staging extremely interesting and unique situation poses. During the reception,
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and his assistant blended into the party while capturing moments that were truly emotional and genuine; the essence of the event....people being themselves.
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demonstrated to be a consummate professional, and is truly a honest person who is pleasant to be around. Meet the man in person and you will know this is true....you won't go wrong with
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- John M.
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I was married on 5/16/2009 and it is 9/16/2014 and I JUST RECEIVED MY WEDDING ALBUM YESTERDAY. No joke. 5.5 years later. Most of the people in the photos are dead. Not only did i receive my photos well after the length of time most marriages these days last, the album was not of the quality previously discussed. It was supposed to be a "coffee table book" with blended images and what I got was some crap she threw together in a hurry on shutter fly. The picture that she chose to include of my entire family, I am talking and my dad and sister have their eyes closed. It is just gross negligence. Im so disappointed with them. Im not one to bash someone's work, but I feel it is needed to spread the word about this one. I know of two brides right now that have been married almost 2 years and still don't have their albums as well. The actual pictures themselves are fine. I really liked her style and what she had to offer in the beginning. I would have never expected it to take so long and be such a poor quality. I'm guessing that instead of making my album, she used the money ($2000) to fund the start of her business and to pay for personal expenses. If you want good pictures, presented poorly, and are willing to wait the 5.5 years, she's you girl. Hope this helps you brides out there and anyone who is searching a photographer.
- Lauren R.
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The photographer took 100 photos in several different backgrounds and they turned out amazing! Very sharp and clear with excellent captions. She was very polite and prompt and professional I would highly recommend her and will be using her again
- Michael S.
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She lost many of the family photos before the wedding, ALL of the photos from the ceremony itself and the part of the reception with the cake cutting and punch toast. She refuses to answer her phone, all emails and even text messages for weeks. She managed to ignore us for 4 months after our wedding and finally told us that she had lost the images and there was nothing that could be done to recover them. Then, she offered us a free photo session to make up for losing our wedding photos. We don't live in MO anymore and even so, that does NOT make up for losing the most precious photos of our one wedding day. She is the most unprofessional, irresponsible and incompetent "wedding photographer."
- Talitha J.
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Here are the details through email. I want the public to decide for themselves weather the actions.of this provider were appropriate. Further details van be witnessed on Yelp because they responded to my review where I was called a liar. I want the public to realize what type of busi ess people they are dealing with. IM SPEECHLESS, and that doesn't happen often:-). ?I'm going to make a long story short and share with you a rather disturbing email I received from this photography studio. I was trying to schedule an appointment to have Boudior photos taken. I scheduled an appointment for a specific day and time and was told the appointment was mine as long as I went on the website and paid for it through the studio website. ?When I decided to purchase a Living Social discounted session that's when the trouble started. ?I was being given a complete and total run around and told there is this restriction and that restriction with discounted sessions and felt like I was being treated like they were doing me a favor by accepting me as a discount session purchasing client. ?I had spent $400.00 preparing for this shoot when they started playing games with me and I had finally had it with them. ?Here are the disturbing emails that followed: ?(I've included mine so you can be the judge) Me: I am really at a loss as to what happened to my initially scheduled appointment. ?The first email that was sent to me (attached) said that you had a Sept 12 at 12:00 appointment. I've already spent $400 on this shoot so needless to say I'm not very happy and I haven't even had a
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to set foot in your studio yet. ?Is there any way to get my $75.00 back at this point? ?I'm not even sure I would feel comfortable coming in there now Studio sent at 1:18pm: We can do the LS session only this Friday as we had a different client just reschedule in the same time slot to another Friday. If you want this Friday at 11:15am, I need to know right away as I am about to release it to another client. ?She is calling back around 3:00pm Me receiving the message at 7:22pm:So y'all just screwed me out of my appointment yet again!!!!!! ?This is not how anyone I want to give my business to conducts themselves. ?As far as I'm concerned you are practicing in an unethical manner. ?Thanks for nothing but aggravation and dissappointment! ?That appointment was mine to begin with! ?Because I couldn't get back with you today by 3:00 you gave it away for a second time! Studio: ?ignore your rude comments as it is really unprofessional and not warranted!!!! ?I think you better check your in box or spam. ?I will resend the email we sent you confirming your appointment that we made an exception for you even though we do not take the appointments on Fridays. It is up to you whether you keep you appointment or not. ?We do ask that if you do decide to keep your appointment, that a professional level of courtesy be maintained with our staff. ?Our actions today were to help and accommodate you, as no time did we behave towards you in the manner that you behaved in your email. ?Your last email was very uncalled for and quite aggressive. ?We will not tolerate this kind of behavior in our studio or with any of our staff members if you choose to keep the appointment. ?We will maintain a very positive and professional manner when you come in should you choose to keep your requested appointment. Me:I would like to officially let you know that I will be declining to do any further business with your studio, or using my voucher. ?I will not accept "fine print" that was not disclosed and be given the "run-around" due to such. ?Your definition of aggression is simply me holding you as a merchant to a certain standard that I would expect of a place that engages in customer service. I never needed to know about your problems and scheduling with members of your staff. ?I only needed to know that the appointment I scheduled was the one that I received without all this hassle and accusation. ?Thanks again! Studio: Thank you for your input on our customer service. ?Here is ours....We bent over backwards to accommodate you as mentioned above with multiple emails and phone calls. ?This situation only went south when you made an assumption and sent a nasty email to us last night, not before. ?You jumped to conclusions and overreacted. ??As a customer yes you absolutely have a right to customer service, which you received by multiple emails, phone calls and schedule adjustments trying to accommodate your request. ?But we also have rights as a business. ?As a customer, you do not have the right to abuse a business and send nasty emails about us ?screwing you? ?when you clearly did not have the facts. ?This was your accusation not ours. This went array because of your actions not ours, so take responsibility for your part as well. ?I too have said my peace and am happy with your decision. ?Hopefully you will take this to heart and be aware of your interactions with others. ?We will say a prayer for you this morning at our morning meeting. Ecclesiastes 5:2 ?Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter anything before God: for God is in Heaven, and thou upon earth. After the last email they sent me using God and
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against me I told them I considered their email harrassment since I had already made it clear I would not be having photographs taken. And asked they not contact me again. When my husband got wind of how I was treated he tried to get in touch with the owner to find out if she was aware of the type of emails her office manager was sendi g to potential clients. He called once and told the owner was busy. The next time he called he was met with a block put on his phone number and mine. He tried one more time by sending her an email to please call him. He called one more time and was still unable to speak with the owner. They then resorted to contacting me again to tell me to tell him to leave them alone. Our intent was not to go public but try to resolve the issue with the owner in a more appropriate manner however by dodging phone calls and blocking our numbers she made it impossible. That is when I decided the public had a right to know what happens when dealing with these people. I'm sure I will be called a liar and slandered again for this review. But oh well??
- christie J.
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AdEasel

1620 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA

ALEXANDER'S PHOTO

113 5th St Ste A
West Des Moines, IA

B G PHOTOGRAPHY

2728 MEADOW LN
West Des Moines, IA

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio

420 9th Ave
New York, NY

BLASER PHOTOGRAPHY

114 1/2 5TH ST
West Des Moines, IA

BLASER PHOTOGRAPHY

114 5th St
West Des Moines, IA

Brad and Chyla Photography

1489 Hogback Bridge Road
Winterset, IA

Bridget Purdy Photography

West Des Moines, IA

Burnett Digital

9390 Lakewood Cir
Norwalk, IA

CHERRY HILL PHOTO

1551 VALLEY WEST DR
West Des Moines, IA

CRAIG ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY

605 S 18th St
West Des Moines, IA

Custom Art by Alma

1900 Cedar St
Norwalk, IA

Cut Above Multi-Media

701 North Green Valley
Henderson, NV

DODGEN PHOTOGRAPHY

8355 UNIVERSITY BLVD
Clive, IA

DOOLITTLE STUDIO

2104 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines, IA

EXTREME PHOTO

8929 ASHWORTH RD
West Des Moines, IA

Ford Photography

736 Federal Street, Harborview Building
Davenport, IA

HOLTORF PHOTOGRAPHY

2706 BEAVER AVE
Des Moines, IA

Huffaker Photography, LLC

100 Indiana Ave
Des Moines, IA

IMAGES by Ngaire

1412 Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA

Iowa Journey Photography

PO BOX 66051
West Des Moines, IA

JAMES R COBB PHOTOGRAPHY

6201 Oakwood Dr
West Des Moines, IA

JOHN LEE PHOTOGRAPHY

101 N 8th Ave E
Newton, IA

JRyanArtist

5131 North Market
Shreveport, LA

Lance Aaron/ Professional Online Portrait Artist

208 Nancy Lou Drive
Missoula, MT

LanKat Photography

3909 Bowdoin st
Des Moines, IA

Monkeys Auctions

69 Johns St
Indianola, IA

SAM'S PASSPORT & VISA SERVICES

1811 Bering Dr
Houston, TX

SANDERS PHOTOGRAPHICS

728 11th St
West Des Moines, IA

Shutterfly

2800 Bridge Pkwy
Redwood City, CA

Teeter Auto Transport

11418 S 44th St
Bellevue, NE

Websites On Us

11 Cornell Drive
Wyandanch, NY

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