Client Love


“They are amazing! They dealt well with the large family I had and the flower girl! I could not ask for more. They are amazing! Very responsive and listening to what we wanted.” – Kendra McClure & Andrew Lane

“Doug was amazing to work with. I met him at a wedding expo in West Des Moines, and he happened to be free for our date 9/20/2015. We were trying to keep our costs down and he worked with our budget, he did both our photography and videography for us with one assistant over two hours of the day. We got married in Walnut Woods and he knew the location and was able to knock out our post-ceremony pictures quickly, getting us back to the party fast with great results. He was very observant, he got video quotes from different family members, when he realized it was my brother in the band, he made sure to get a couple of songs of theirs on video, which when I saw later made me SO happy (I’d forgotten to tell him it was my brother’s band). And the turnaround was so fast – we had our discs in hand within a month after the ceremony (possibly a week, but I don’t want to talk that up too much, I’m sure it helped that we weren’t married in June). We’ve watched our wedding video at least a dozen times since we got it, and the first time we put it in I called Doug to tell him just how incredibly happy we were with the job he’d done. And now that we’re a year and a half past the wedding, I can say even more that the money we spent on his services was completely worth it – I’d choose Doug again for my wedding in a heartbeat!” – Melissa Winters & Henry Von Ruprecht

“Doug McBride and his team took our wedding photos and we absolutely loved working with him. His pride in his work is shown through how he captures the whole picture of the wedding. From all the main events right down to the little details, it all was so special and he was able to capture it all. His prices are reasonable and the quality of work is great. I would highly recommend Doug McBride Photography!” – Danielle & Holden Mai

“Doug and his team were so helpful! I had no idea what I wanted for photography and he took the time to sit down with me and come up with a list of the things that were important and developed a schedule for me. Let me tell you, on your wedding day you appreciate a schedule. I was impressed with all of the photos and the timely manner that I received the photos. I don’t know if it was possible for his team to capture anything else at my wedding. I enjoyed looking back at the photos and couldn’t believe how much I missed that day and I am so thankful those moments were caught on photo so that I can enjoy them forever. I loved the sense of humor Doug had throughout the whole day. I was personally nervous and he made the moment light-hearted and enjoyable. I loved all of my photos and the experience on the wedding day but I have one experience that stands out as my favorite. Doug took a picture of each of our bridal party members and printed the photos at the wedding and had the bridal party write a special message on the back. The poses were silly and fun and had something to do with a special moment in our lives together. We were given the photos at the end of the night and it was enjoyable to go home with something that was so personal and that we wouldn’t have ever had if it wasn’t for Doug. I completely recommend Doug for all photos and intend to use him myself for any future photo needs.” – Chelsea & Jake Adams

“I could not have asked for a better photography experience than with our services from Doug McBride. He is a true professional and put his heart and soul into making this most important day, a thoroughly and artfully captured memory. Not one special moment was missed! He and his team were wonderful and they did excellent work in both photography and videography for our wedding day. He listened to me (bride) for what I liked and disliked and also guided us with his experience as well. A++. I would recommend him to anyone in the area, and I have! GO WITH DOUG! You won’t regret it.” – Caitlin Hoag & Drew Daubman

“Doug McBride was recommended to us by Christiani’s Catering and I am so glad that we used him as our photographer for our wedding. My husband is not a fan of having his picture taken and I wasn’t interested in spending a ton of time and money on a billion pictures that will only be reviewed in full once every five years or so. Doug provided what we needed: fast and thorough photography services. He got the pictures that we needed plus a few fun ones and he didn’t waste time. The best part was that he provided us with digital copies of the pictures so we could print which ones we wanted at any time! Wonderful.” – Brandi & Josh Lee

“We couldn’t have asked for a better people person to do our wedding photos. We a very happy and would use Doug for other things.” – Ashley & Kent Casebolt

“We were married October 22, 2016 at the World Food Prize in Des Moines, IA. Doug was our photographer. We have so many beautiful shots from the day, the pictures turned out amazing. We were very pleased with Doug’s work not only the day of the wedding, our engagement pictures, and the editing of our photos. I also recommend videography. We hadn’t planned on having video done on our wedding day and changed our mind last minute. We are so glad now to have a video of all of the special moments from our day. We are very pleased with the photography and videography that we received from Doug.” – Trisha & Brandon Brown

“Doug McBride done a spectacular job capturing every single moment of our special day! He brought along another photographer with him so we have amazing shots from different angles! He has a wonderful energetipersonality, and very easy to work with. He has very good, different, unique ideas! Glad he was with us all day to put our wedding day into masterpieces!” – Sheena & Truett Pershy

“Doug McBride was such a pleasure to work with! He did both our engagement and wedding pictures, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Doug constantly went above and beyond to meet our wants, needs, and expectations. He was a professional, but also kept things fun and exciting. Doug’s prices were so reasonable, especially given the quality of work and amount of time invested in our pictures. We strongly recommend both Doug McBride and his company for any of your photography and videography needs. Thanks, Doug, for capturing the best day of our lives!” – Eric & Nancy Newman
 

“Thank you so much for helping us celebrate and capture our big day. The pictures are something we will have forever and are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. You truly know what you are doing! We hope to use you for anything we need to remember, and recommending you to all our friends.” – Katelyn & Adam Frei
 

“We are sincerely grateful to you for celebrating our wedding day with us. It was such a joyful day and your presence made it ever more colorful. Thank you for taking very nice photos and video. Whenever we celebrate the rest of our lives together, we shall always remember you. With Great Thanks and Prayers,” – Kevin & Martha Natukunda

 

 

“Thank you so much for all the awesome pictures & video for our wedding! It all came out perfect & we appreciate all your hard work!” – Katie & Ross Marshall

 

 

“Thank you so much for helping to capture these special moments in our lives! We really appreciate all of the time and guidance you have given to us!” – Sara & John Berryman

 

 

The_McCreary__s

“Really easy to work with. Very friendly. Great pictures. We got them almost immediately after the wedding. Did a great job. We highly recommend him.” – Angela Eppert & Jonathan Beaty

 

 

"Doug! Thank You! You Rock! We almost missed getting all those memories on film! I can not express the gratitude & heart felt thanks that Dan & I both have for your time and kindness to be at our wedding. You did a remarkable job & we will be forever grateful. Much Love & Happiness to You and God Bless!" - Dan & Ruanne

“Doug! Thank You! You Rock! We almost missed getting all those memories on film! I can not express the gratitude & heart felt thanks that Dan & I both have for your time and kindness to be at our wedding. You did a remarkable job & we will be forever grateful. Much Love & Happiness to You and God Bless!” – Dan & Ruanne

 

 

The_McCreary__s

“Thanks Doug!!! We love the photos!!! Again, I can’t express how thankful we were to have your company shoot our special day! You are very professional and your guys showed they enjoyed their work. Happy Holidays!!” – The McCreary’s

 

 

Tammy_Erlandson

“Doug, I realized that I never emailed you to tell you-thank you for the wonderful engagement photos! We loved them, as well as the gorgeous colors. We sent out fantastic save the dates (double sided!) and everyone thought they were great.” – Tammy Erlandson

 

 

Rene_Hessel

“Doug- We loved the album! Everything looked wonderful, and we were pleasantly surprised with the material of the book. We can’t wait to show our family, and thanks again for all of your hard work on our wedding pictures!” – Rene Cooklin-Hessel

 

 

 

Lauren_Wilcox

“Hey Doug, We received the wedding pictures and are very very happy with the results! We really appreciate all the hard work you’ve done. We think they look great and had a lot of fun with the group photos! Thanks again!” – Lauren Wilcox

 

 

Lauren_Whitney

“We got the pictures today! Thank you very much! We can tell you spent a lot of time on them, they look great!! Thanks again we really like them, I think we already picked out some of our favorites!” – Lauren Whitney and A.J.

 

 

Donna_McCarl

“I wanted to tell you how thrilled we are with the pictures, they are just super fantastic. You did a wonderful, amazing job and we are very thankful. Just wanted to let you know that.” – Donna McCarl

 

 

Danielle_Burmeister

“We got the photos in the mail last week, and we LOVE them. They are so beautiful, and we’re very excited to get them printed up and hung around our apartment. Thank you for all your work!” – Danielle Burmeister

 

 

Danelle_Griswold

“Doug, here is my testimonial for your website. Sorry it took me so long. Doug and another one of his photographers did our wedding and we couldn’t be more happy with our decision to use them! They were great to work with, and they made sure everything went as smoothly as possible. The pictures turned out absolutely amazing, and we have gotten so many complements from everyone that has seen them! They really did a great job capturing all of the special moments that day, and we are so happy to have so many great pictures that we can always cherish.” – Danelle Griswold (Carley)

 

 

Christina_Washington

“Doug, We got the pictures and we just wanted to let you know that we love them! Thank you so much for everything! We will be calling you in the future for sure!” – Christina & David Washington

 

 

Brooke_Nederhoff

“Hi Doug – The pictures arrived in the mail yesterday and we LOVE them! We are so happy with them…thanks a lot! Our family is dying to see them – thanks!” – Brooke Nederhoff

 

 

Ashley_Broogie

“Hey Doug… I wanted to let you know that we absolutely love our wedding pictures! Our family loves them as well! We were so lucky to be able to work with you on our special day… you do beautiful work! Thanks again!” – John & Ashley Brogie

 

 

Ann_Lapp

“We LOVE our 1400 pictures! Thanks for capturing our day. It was SO much fun! Thanks again,” – Josh & Ann Lapp

 

 

Amanda_Schmalzried

“Shared the helmet pictures with some family yesterday and they loved them. They, and Kurt and I, are so excited to see them!!! We had a blast working with you guys and I’ve already referred you to a girl that works for me thats getting married next September. I hope she contacts you! You guys were wonderful and we can’t wait to see the pictures!!!!!! Thanks for everything you guys did, you already helped make it a memorable day and we haven’t even seen the memories you’re creating for us!! Looking forward to the final product!” – Amanda (& Kurt!) Schmalzried

 

 

Amanda_Hatlestad

“Doug – I wanted to let you know that our wedding pictures turned out AMAZING and we love them so much! Everyone is so impressed with them and how great they look! I have already recommended you to other people, and will continue to recommend you in the future! We had so much fun on our big day, and we have you Kim to thank!! Keep doing what you are doing, because you are one of the best!!! Again…… THANK YOU!” – Amanda Hatlestad & Brian Baartman

 

 

Allyson_Donohue

“Hi Doug, Just letting you know we received the two discs of wedding photos today! Thank you so much. The photos are great! Thanks!” – Allyson Donohue