James Cobb

Des Moines Metro Professional Photographer

Meet James R. Cobb

James R. Cobb

Behind the Lens: Photographer, Pilot
and Professional Tennis Player

I started my photography business in Des Moines out of a small, two-bedroom apartment in 1977. Over the past 40 years I have had the opportunity to photograph two former Presidents, the 1980 Olympics and countless families, weddings and senior pictures. Making connections with people I might not otherwise have met and hearing their stories has been one of the most rewarding parts of the job. I get to work out in the community and give presentations at local schools for career day, donate my services to nonprofits and give back all I have learned over the years to my community here in Des Moines. Outside of work, you can find me in the air flying as a certified private pilot, on the tennis court or anywhere near my beloved friends and family.