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Jane Luetje

21 August 2019

Doug was amazing. The photos are beautiful and he was wonderful to work with. Highly recommend him!

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Celeste Morris

18 August 2019

Great photos for weddings, Anniversary etc.

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Debbie Sedrel

17 July 2019

what a great guy! totally assume! The way he captures pictures he is so creative! can't say enough about him, we recommend him at Debbie's Celebration Barn to everyone!

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Leslie

12 December 2018

The highlight and full video were very well done. The quality of the picture and sound was amazing. Doug got very special elements brought into the video that added so much to the overall product! Very pleased!!

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Brittani Bowman

7 December 2018

He was very friendly to me and all my guests. Non-intrusive but took all the pictures at each stage of the wedding. A little more expensive than I wanted to pay but that added a level of professionalism that I might’ve regretted by having someone else.

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Jennifer O

6 December 2018

Doug was a valuable part of making my daughter's wedding a memorable experience. He made the wedding party feel relaxed and made it fun for them which was important to the bride. The photographs were beautiful and captured everything we wanted. We live in Waterloo but the wedding was in Des Moines. Doug recognized our travel schedule and accommodated us. I would highly recommend him. More...

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Angela Christensen

6 December 2018

My experience working with Doug was wonderful. He was very professional, reasonable priced, and my wedding photos turned out better than I though was possible. I'd recommend Doug to anyone I know. More...

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David Guisinger

29 August 2018

The greatest photographer / videographer in Iowa. Would definitely hire again and highly recommend.

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Sue Kmet

30 June 2018

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. My daughters loved him and his suggestions. Doug provide an awesome product at a fair price, plus he was just a nice man! More...

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Kevin

21 July 2017

Great service at a cheap price

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Jessica Laurine

20 July 2017

We've already received our highlights back after only a little over a week and we are already in love! Doug is not only a fantastic photographer that captures the day perfectly but also a blast to work with! Thank you so much already! We can't wait to see the rest! More...

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Melissa

17 July 2017

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 (where he'd also been married back in the day) - he knew the location and was able to knock out our post-ceremony couples pictures quickly, getting us back to the party fast with great results. He was very observant, he got 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! More...

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Casebolt

12 July 2017

We couldn't have asked for a better ppl person to do our wedding photos. We a very happy and would use Doug for other things.

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shaqueta

12 July 2017

Doug was awesome. He Was very helpful With the ceremony. He was willing to work with us. if you choose Him yoy won't regret it.

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Brittany

11 July 2017

Doug was awesome and went with the craziness of the wedding party like it was so easy for him to do! We are very happy with how our pics turned out. He had some crazy ideas that we loved! More...

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Jonathan

11 July 2017

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.

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Emily

6 July 2017

Overall, I really enjoyed our experience with Doug! He was professional, and our photos turned out nice! The only thing I wish was that there were more photos with different backgrounds, and more photos with just my husband and me. He would probably do that upon request though! More...

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Sheena

5 July 2017

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! More...

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Brandi

5 July 2017

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. More...

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Trisha Brown

26 May 2017

We were married 10/22/16 in Des Moines, IA. The pictures turned out amazing. We are very pleased with the photography and videography that we received from Doug.

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Trisha

27 January 2017

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. 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. More...

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Carline

25 January 2017

Doug, the one suggestion I would offer is to use cell phone for access and also text messaging for quick responses. It's needed in this rapid response society.

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25 January 2017

Doug was very flexible and did everything we asked. His photos were beautiful and very fun! He's creative and professional, would definitely recommend his service!

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Katie

24 January 2017

We have good and bad.....

The bad:
1. When the background noise and the music are both playing, it's a little annoying. (One example, when my cousin is singing the Unity Cross song, you can hear her and the music that played over the video.)
2. The wind, train and sirens that can be heard during our interview.
3. I would have liked to see more of my guests dancing and enjoying the reception.
4. The slideshow photos moved a little too fast.

The good:
1. You worked with me financially.
2. You and your boys were a lot of fun and easy to work with at the wedding.
3. You were willing to do something new for me: same-day edit for the reception.
4. You kept in contact with me and even let me watch the video and give my input on changes, etc.
5. We LOVED the individual interviews and the photos with a message from our wedding party -- it was so fun to see what our loved ones had to say!
6. The quality of the photos were sharp.
7. The fact that you do cinematography AND photography (I wasn't able to find anyone else, professionally, who did that).
8. I really could go on and on.

Thank you very much for working with us, I already have recommended you to others!
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Carline Phillips

17 August 2016

Oh my goodness! What an amazing photographer! Doug, you more than captured the essence of this monumental celebration with our family and friends of our 50th wedding anniversary. You caught every detail, significant moments and glowing smiles of those who love us. There's no better person to work with than Doug. He's just the best, laying out a detailed timeline using his years of experience. I will recommend him to everyone!! Love this man and his work. I think I found a new friend in the process of working with him. Amazing! More...

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Vallery Griffis

16 August 2016

Doug and his crew helped to make my friends' 50th Anniversary Celebration more special. They were courteous, professional, punctual, and friendly - - just fun people with whom to work. Thanks, Doug! I appreciate you and will certainly recommend you to others. More...

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Crystal Rumbaugh

8 July 2016

Doug did a fantastic job and went above and beyond. Very fun personality to work with too!

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User4557586

28 September 2015

Michael was amazing! He dealt well with the large family I had and the flower girl! I could not ask for more. He was amazing! Very responsive and listening to what we wanted. More...

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Emily Zailac

7 September 2015

We just worked with Doug this past weekend for our wedding and he was amazing! We would highly recommend him! THANK YOU DOUG!

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Joyce Nelson Shellhart

3 September 2015

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Katelyn Frei

27 May 2015

Doug is so wonderful to work with. He has such a gift for what he does! I absolutely love my pictures, if I ever need anything again I will defiantly be contacting him!

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Caitlin Daubman

27 May 2015

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. More...

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DanHold Mai

27 May 2015

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! More...

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chelsea Adams

27 May 2015

Doug and his team were so helpful! I had know 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. More...

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Nancy Newman

27 May 2014

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! More...

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Jessica Schroeder

27 May 2014

Doug McBride and his team took our engagement pictures and wedding pictures and we loved loved loved them! My husband and I and our wedding party had a great time working with Doug and absolutely loved how the pictures turned out. It is evident that photography is his pride and joy by the amount of effort he puts into each and every photo shoot. The price was right and the pictures were even better. Now that we have a son, we are going to take family portraits with Doug - we just love his work! More...

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Mallory Swenson

27 May 2014

Doug was our wedding photographer 4 years ago and did a wonderful job! He brought another photographer with him, so between the two of them, they were able to get all angles of our wedding and took thousands of pictures! They even traveled 2 hours to where our wedding was and stayed the majority of the reception to take pictures. I would recommend them to anyone looking to book a wedding photographer. Also, the price is very reasonable, and he'll even do engagement pics as a bonus. More...

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Brittany Aldrich

21 April 2014

Just had Doug hired for our wedding last weekend and he was awesome to work with !! He will do anything for a great picture !! Can't wait to see all of our pics I know they are going to be great !! More...

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Nola Drake

17 February 2014

You've got a great eye, old friend!

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Nikaile Hombs

3 October 2013

Wooo!!!

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Mia R.

22 April 2013

They did a great job on a corporate video for my company. Very professional staff and easy to get along with. They did everything that I wanted and it came out perfectly. I like the fact that they do not hold the copywrite hostage like many other companies do.I also like the fact that the owner has experience with Hollywood type movies. Even though mine was not fiction, the same techniques the Hollywood people use brought a flair to my video.The price was a lot less than I had budgeted, which was a pleasent surprise. More...

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karen9090

24 August 2011

We used Doug McBride and were extremely happy. The engagement session only lasted 30 minutes and we got over 100 pictures, every one of them is great. Our wedding was in the spring and the photos are the best wedding photos I've ever seen. The bright color of flowers, the bright blue sky and the poses were more than we expected for the price we paid. There were lots of pictures 800 and we ordered an album and it is fantastic. We loved the photographers, very polite and started earlier than what we paid for. I would recommend Doug McBride Photography to anyone at any price. More...

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