des moines photographer

Services and faq

weddings

Frequently asked questions
if you’re ready to tie the knot…

I would describe the style of my editing as clean and crisp. I focus on finding (or creating) great light and editing colors true to how they look, no weird filters to distract from your moments. My shooting style is primarily photojournalistic, focusing on capturing the real moments of your day. We will pose family formals as necessary, but I really want you to focus on being present on your day and not worrying about my camera.

Absolutely. I take so much pride in the work that I deliver, and I want to make sure every couple has the best experience possible. I don’t hire associate photographers who are less experienced or might not give the same effort. If you book me, you get me!

I’ve been fortunate enough to photograph over 700 weddings all over the world in my career. I’ve photographed in Spain, Monaco, Hawaii, Jamaica, Mexico and all over the US. Regardless of location, what makes all of these experiences so great was the amazing couples that trusted me to photograph their story!

All collections include unlimited access to me if you have any questions throughout your planning process, photography-related or not. You will also be given an online gallery with your images, all retouched, all high resolution with unlimited rights. You can download your gallery immediately and display your photos however you’d like. I have attached a professional print lab to the gallery for ease of use for my couples if you’d like to take advantage of that.

Difficult lighting situations are my favorite part of a wedding day. I think this is what sets my work apart from most. I bring all of the necessary lighting gear to shoots to make sure that every moment is captured beautifully.

Absolutely! Once you send an inquiry, I’ll send over booking information as well as about a dozen full galleries that will show you exactly the type of gallery you will receive when working with me!

On average, couples spend around $4,800 for their wedding collections which may include engagement sessions, second photographers and beautiful wedding albums. My collections are all a la carte, so you aren’t locked into investing in anything that you don’t want.

engagement
Sessions

Frequently asked questions
about engagement sessions…

I have certain locations that I love at different times throughout the year depending on where the sun is for light. Additionally, if you have any places (bars, your home, museums, etc.) that you’d like to help tell your love story, we can incorporate those into the engagement session!

Generally speaking, I love to shoot around about an hour before sunset and through sunset into the blue light after golden hour. That being said, we can work around your schedules to make beautiful images at any point in the day.

I often get texts of outfits from couples asking opinions and I am always glad to help, but the most important thing is that you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. If you do go get a new outfit for engagement photos, make sure you wear it around for a few hours on a day prior to the session just to make sure you love it and feel comfortable moving around in it!

Typical engagement sessions are 1-2 hours. This usually includes 1-2 locations and 1-2 outfits. That being said, I don’t limit time or locations, this time is really for me to get to know you better and prove to you that wedding day photos will be fun and nothing to stress about at all!

One million percent yes! Big animal fan right here!

I aim to be super flexible with my couples. Rain, sickness, if anything ever comes up, just let me know and we’ll get a new date on the calendar for you. While living in NYC, a torrential downpour did happen out of nowhere mid-session and made for some epic ‘Notebook’ style engagement photos, though. If you’re there, I’ll be there!

kaylee + Jay

“our best decision
in wedding planning”

Not only does Jason create amazing art and imagery, he was also AMAZING to work with. He kept us on schedule all day and had fun with us in the process. He allowed my husband and I to relax and have fun on our big day so we could just take it all in and not have to think about where we need to be next.

Families

Growing up &
creating memories…

Time flies and it’s easy to forget to document life as you’re living it. My family makes it a point to get photos taken twice a year and it’s always fun to look back at all of our sessions after our latest session. Children grow up fast, make sure to document their life and your life each year, whether it’s a quick family session, a senior portrait session, anniversary session, your future self and family will thank you for it!

Commercial
photography
& events

Beautiful spaces &
beautiful people…

Looking for fresh imagery to reflect your business? Have a new space or project that needs to be shown in the best light? I absolutely love creating beautiful, unique imagery for brands all over the country.

I’d love to learn more about your project, shoot me an email with the link below telling me a bit more about what you’re looking for!

professional
headshots

Put your best
foot forward…

Whether you’re looking for your office of 85 employees to take updated headshots that are perfectly consistent or if you’re just looking to update your own LinkedIn profile, I’ve got you covered.

I pride myself on creating stunning headshots with beautiful lighting both in studio and on location. Learn more about my headshot photography at the link below!

Ivory House

“Jason was the clear choice”

His clean, polished aesthetic, combined with his great framing choice and affable personality made my whole team comfortable and confident. He worked to achieve our vision and was the perfect partner on this project.

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let’s make
memories
together

I’d be honored to capture all of the moments for your wedding day, engagement photos, family session and beyond! Fill out this contact form and I’ll send you more information about having me as your photographer!