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Amelia Renee Photography


HELLO!

My name is Amelia Renee. I'm a local and destination portrait and wedding photographer based in Des Moines, Iowa with a love for travel! Photography and videography allow me to combine my love for people, for adventure, and storytelling into a passion and a career…
and I would love to tell your story with my camera! 


Things you should know about me: I'm obsessed with kettle cooked sea salt & vinegar chips, glitter, pomegranates, intimate concerts, roadtrips, Jesus, fall-scented soy candles, and iced chai lattes. Colorado is probably my favorite state (we went skiing there every winter when I was growing up) but I hate the cold. (In fact, I've photographed three Colorado weddings!) Supporting other small businesses gets me fired up. I've watched Parks & Rec at least 2.5 times. Joanna Gaines is my spirit human. And I've recently discovered that I enjoy Kombucha!


  Genuine moments make my heart beat—photojournalism has impacted the way I approach
photography. I desire to celebrate who you are, and capture that for the world to see. Because I believe there is beauty in everything. Especially your life. So let's discover that beauty together!

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Amelia Renee Photography


HELLO!

My name is Amelia Renee. I'm a local and destination portrait and wedding photographer based in Des Moines, Iowa with a love for travel! Photography and videography allow me to combine my love for people, for adventure, and storytelling into a passion and a career…
and I would love to tell your story with my camera! 


Things you should know about me: I'm obsessed with kettle cooked sea salt & vinegar chips, glitter, pomegranates, intimate concerts, roadtrips, Jesus, fall-scented soy candles, and iced chai lattes. Colorado is probably my favorite state (we went skiing there every winter when I was growing up) but I hate the cold. (In fact, I've photographed three Colorado weddings!) Supporting other small businesses gets me fired up. I've watched Parks & Rec at least 2.5 times. Joanna Gaines is my spirit human. And I've recently discovered that I enjoy Kombucha!


  Genuine moments make my heart beat—photojournalism has impacted the way I approach
photography. I desire to celebrate who you are, and capture that for the world to see. Because I believe there is beauty in everything. Especially your life. So let's discover that beauty together!

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Philosophy


Philosophy


 Amelia Renee Photography, Des Moines wedding photographer

 


You deserve nothing less than quality photos to treasure for years to come. That is my aim for every session I photograph; wedding, family, senior portraits, and more. In 40 years, these photos will spark memories of "the good old days!" I want your photos to help you feel again the butterflies from your wedding day. Or how exciting life was your senior year of high school! Or the messy (and hilarious) years of raising small children on not enough sleep and too much coffee.

Photography is worthwhile investment! As such, I see my job as wedding and portrait photographer as a "joyous honor."

That's why, to me, these aren't just Facebook profile pics. Each photo is a memory. A memory that will fill an album to show your grandkids someday! Your wedding day is so much more… it is that start of a life-long marriage to your best friend. The parent of your kids, and the one you'll laugh and cry with more than anyone! Those moments are worth remembering, and photos will help you remember stories, feelings, and moments. Forever!

Good photography is worth the investment and care. I want to help with that! SO, let's go! I'm ready to jump in headfirst to having adventures and making new memories with you!

 

 

 

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Investment


When your wedding day is over & years have passed, these photos will keep your memories alive!

 

I provide photography for weddings, high school seniors, families, anniversary sessions, small business branding, and more. Edited digital files included. Videography is also available! 
Wedding Collections begin at $2500, with custom options available.

I'm excited to hear from you! Email me through my 'contact' page for details.

 

Investment


When your wedding day is over & years have passed, these photos will keep your memories alive!

 

I provide photography for weddings, high school seniors, families, anniversary sessions, small business branding, and more. Edited digital files included. Videography is also available! 
Wedding Collections begin at $2500, with custom options available.

I'm excited to hear from you! Email me through my 'contact' page for details.

 

Favorite Wedding Photos


Favorite Wedding Photos


 This wedding day in Colorado was incredible! Mountain and Lakeside weddings are the best, in my book. I can't wait to photograph my 3rd Colorado wedding this summer!

This wedding day in Colorado was incredible! Mountain and Lakeside weddings are the best, in my book. I can't wait to photograph my 3rd Colorado wedding this summer!

 After planning an outdoor wedding ceremony and picking an incredible photographer, I'll be looking for an amazing bouquet. Like Maddy! (And sunflowers don't hurt, either!)

After planning an outdoor wedding ceremony and picking an incredible photographer, I'll be looking for an amazing bouquet. Like Maddy! (And sunflowers don't hurt, either!)

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 Des Moines Iowa outdoor wedding venues
 Amelia Renee is an award winning wedding photographer in Omaha and Des Moines, Iowa. She primarily photographs outdoor weddings.
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 Jan and Grant married out in the woods in Colorado Springs at La Foret Retreat and Conference center in a gorgeous winter wedding. As you can see, the bride is super excited to be married!

Vendors


Vendors


Local Wedding Vendors

I love connecting my couples with other amazing vendors who do incredible work, serve with kindness, and create fun & beautiful environments! Below, you’ll find some of my favorite vendors— from florists to venues to bridal shops— in the central Iowa area. Feel free to contact them through their websites or emails, and tell me if you decide to work with one of them. I’ll do a happy dance! ;)

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Des moines flower studio

Lavender Blue Floral Artistry, run by Lynda O’Hara, creates phenomenal custom bridal bouquets… as well as anything floral you could dream up! Lynda has over 20 years of experience in the floral industry. Check out her work on her website, below.

 Chic country wedding reception venues near Des Moines

Gatherings in nevada, ia

Well-known for both their incredible catering and cozy wedding venue, Gatherings creates a chic atmosphere for your wedding, reception, or other indoor event! Check out their amenities below.

 Des Moines Iowa wedding photographers and dress stores

pure bridal

Located in Ames, Pure Bridal, many of my brides (& friends!) have found THE DRESS after an afternoon at Pure Bridal. Mariah, above, picked out her incredible wedding gown. Her groom cried after seeing her in it. No promises that’ll happen to you… ;)