Wedding / Engagement

Doug McBride PhotoCinema is owned and operated by Douglas McBride in Des Moines, Iowa. Doug attended The University of Iowa in the Fine Arts Department of Photography and Motion Picture Film from 1980 to 1987. He shoots photography as art and began displaying prints in art galleries locally. He started his business called Custom Productions and began photographing and videotaping weddings and concerts during this time. After graduation, Doug spent a year working on Hollywood films and a spent few more years in television production. Before moving to Des Moines, he began booking and promoting motion picture films in the Midwestern United States. Deciding that Des Moines was a great city to live in and a wonderful location to work, Doug opened Custom Productions in Des Moines, Iowa in 1993. The business is currently named Doug McBride PhotoCinema.


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Doug has received numerous awards and praise for his work. He has taken First Place in prestigious photo competitions and his work was published in The City of Des Moines 2006 Performance report. Doug is a member of the City of Des Moines Metro Arts Alliance, The Friendly Sons of St Patrick and serves as the president of the Woodland Heights neighborhood association.

Doug McBride PhotoCinema is an on-location photographer in Des Moines, Iowa providing first-class photo and video options for any event. Need a photographer for a wedding in Des Moines? Give Doug a call. Looking for someone to shoot your corporate event or take your family portrait in Ankeny? Doug’s your guy. To put it simply, if you have a need for experienced photography and videography then you’re in the right place!

Doug received his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Photography and Motion Picture Film the prestigious Fine Arts Department at the University of Iowa. For the past 25 years, he has been a leading photographer in Des Moines offering photo and video services all kinds of events including weddings, corporate events, professional shoots, family portraits, Bat – Bar Mitzvahs, Quinceanera, and many others.

The professionals at Doug McBride PhotoCinema consist only of highly-trained photographers, videographers, and editors whose careers are in photo/video. This is not a weekend hobby for Doug’s staff which sets them apart from many other photographers and videographers in Iowa. Numerous awards have been the result of this excellent work including First Place in prestigious photo competitions and work being published in multiple renowned publications.



Doug McBride PhotoCinema, photography & videography will shoot just about any event you can come up with. Anything. Anywhere. Anytime.

When it comes to selecting quality photographers, Central Iowa residents have trusted the McBride name with capturing their most precious moments for years and he is proud to serve the entire area including the communities Adel, Albia, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Bondurant, Carlisle, Carrol, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Centerville, Chariton, Clive, Creston, Dallas-Center, Des Moines, Ft. Dodge, Grimes, Grinnell, Indianola, Iowa City, Johnston, Knoxville, Marshalltown, Mason City, Nevada, Newton, Norwalk, Osceola, Ottumwa, Perry, Pella, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Sioux City, Stuart, Urbandale, Van Meter, Waterloo, Waukee, West Des Moines and Winterset.