James R. Cobb Photography
Des Moines Area Portrait & Event Photographer

Photography gives people the ability to capture life’s special moments, so it’s vital to find the right photographer for your important occasions. I having been behind the camera for over four decades, so I've seen and worked with everyone from past Presidents to youth karate classes. Regardless of who or what I am shooting, connecting with clients and being invited to share in life’s major milestones is the most rewarding aspect of my job. Whether I'm working with brides, high school seniors, or local families, or business professionals, it’s my goal to capture special memories you can enjoy for years to come. I recognize these photos are capturing a moment in time that will live on forever.

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Our Services

It’s my specialty and passion to photograph people of all ages for all occasions, either in the studio or on-location. Whether you need an aerial photographer, new business photos, senior pictures, a wedding photographer, or anything in between, I’m your go-to Des Moines-based photographer. When you choose me as your photographer, you can trust the man behind the camera to be a true professional who helps you feel at ease, getting the shots to perfectly capture your important moments.

What You Can Expect When You Book James Cobb

Before the Shoot

It all starts with the phone call. We’ll discuss your needs, clothing, and colors, strategizing beforehand so we are fully prepared for the day. Depending on the occasion and location, we may scope out the venue beforehand and walk through to find the best spots to photograph.

During the Shoot

During the session or event, it’s my goal to help everyone feel at ease with photos, catching natural interactions and directing a variety of poses to best capture the moment. I work to get genuine smiles and ensure you get top-quality, professional photos.

After the Shoot

After your session, I’ll perform photo retouching then post the photos online with a quick turnaround for easy viewing. Once you’ve had a chance to look through your pictures, we will discuss your needs and wants. We have digital image and print options for your photos and can deliver the images to your home or office.

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