Client Reviews


“Thanks for the amazing job you did on our wedding pictures! We also appreciate you working with us on such short notice. The snowy backdrop we had for pictures that day will be a great memory to look back on with your pictures. Thanks for helping to make our big day so special.”
– Amanda & Matt Monfils


“Thank you for your wonderful photography for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. The pictures are so wonderful. We are so blessed to have met you because you are now one of our special friends. God bless you for making our celebration one to remember.”
– Carline & Thomas Phillips


“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, with your support we Repaired Homes, Revitalized Communities and Rebuilt Lives this year. With your work, we were able to promote helping others in your community. Thank you so much for the photography and video you provided us with this year. Your work is excellent and I will recommend you to other organizations.”

– Kimberly Hansen | Rebuilding Together | Greater Des Moines

“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 Ruprech

“We just had a small intimate wedding with a few friends and Doug was nice enough to be there and take pictures for $100. He is our friend and we will always cherish the memories he captured for us.” – Steve & Steph

“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


“I needed a local videographer in Des Moines, and I found Doug by searching on Google.  I hired him after chatting on the phone, and I have not been disappointed!  He is easy to work with, professional, and makes the work fun.  He also provided the edited videos back to me very quickly. He has completed 17 technical videos for my company since then, and I just hired him to do a location shoot for me in Florida that will include drone footage.  I highly recommend him.”
– Sue Chappel, Marketing Manager, MacNeil Wash Systems

“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

“Thank you for sharing your talent by capturing this year’s Torch Awards hosted by Steve Karlin. Your passion for your work shows in your photography and videography. We will be recommending you to other business members.”
– The Des Moines Chapter of the Better Business Bureau

“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

“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

“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

“Thank you for all the awesome pictures from our wedding day. Everything was perfect and you guys did a fantastic job, Thank again” – Jessica & Shawn Hudson

“I own a full-service salon for men and women and am also an event/wedding planner. I hired Doug to photograph my son’s wedding and he did a wonderful job. He got all the photos I asked for and did it without disturbing the celebration. Doug brought 2 other photographers with him because we had such a large wedding party, 34 including the flower girls. It was hectic with a lot of people not paying attention, but Doug was able to take charge and make sure we got great photos of everything. I asked him to concentrate on the girl’s hair and the decorations, he did exactly as asked. I’ve used him for several other weddings since then and to create marketing images for my business. His eye for beauty, his friendly personality and his professionalism make him the perfect choice to recommend to my clients. We use him for photography and video and he is the best that I have found at what he does.”
– Vernessa Wilder


“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 energetic personality, 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


Doug & Team:

“Thank you for working with us on our “Big” Day! We enjoyed the day so much and thankful you were there to capture the moments! LOVE the video…still looking through all the pics! We are enjoying looking back at that special day through your eyes and work.”

– Nicole & Chris Buhr



“Thank you for donating your time and talent to the Ingersoll Beautification Project. Your images are incredible and will be used for projects and events for many years, they are gorgeous. We look forward to working with you going forward into the future.”

–Soozie McBroom | Chairperson: Ingersoll Beautification Committee

“Doug McBride did the photographs and video for both of my daughters’ weddings. He and his staff were extremely professional.  They captured the entire day and while the camera was always around, they were not at all intrusive of the wedding party’s getting ready or during the actual ceremonies. We were so impressed with Doug’s services (and his prices) that when my second daughter got married, she never considered anyone else. I would completely recommend Doug and his staff.  They provide an awesome product at a fair price, plus he was just a nice guy!”
– Suzanne L. Kmet

“Doug, we want to thank you for your helping out by picking up the flowers and driving the girls to the ceremony. We really appreciate it! We also want to thank you for shooting the video and the pictures, they are really great. I really like how you used different angels during the ceremony. We are so glad you were there to celebrate with us! Thanks again!”
– Love Nick & Whitney Meyer

“They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words, for me, it’s more like 1,000,000!”

“Nothing brings back a memory to me like a picture. We have only seen a few images so far, but WOW! I almost cried when I saw the one of my daughter kissing me with my vail on. Thank you so much and I can’t wait to see the rest and the video!”

– Brian, Angel & Alexanna Nelson

“Doug did a fantastic job with our wedding photos. We were so impressed we had him do high school senior photos of 3 of our daughters. There is no better person to photograph a wedding. He did everything we asked and a lot more, plus he is really fun to work with, the best.”

– Torey & Teresa Wilder

“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 sharing your time, talent and hard work to make our wedding day go smoothly, but also to feel special and just for us! All the pictures and video turned out awesome. It all came out perfect and we appreciate all your efforts both during and after (and even before) the big day!” – 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

“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

“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

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“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

“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

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“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

“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.

“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

“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

“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)

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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