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A Fine Art Photography studio specializing in weddings & portraits.

Located in Des Moines, Iowa


How long have you been in business?

Aly Carroll Photography was established in late 2009 and we started photographing weddings in 2010.


What kind of equipment do you use?

I am a hybrid photographer, which means I use a mix of digital and medium format film. I shoot mostly with my Canon Mark iii's and my Contax 645. I love using Canon L series lenses and my Zeiss 80mm.


Do you shoot outside of Des Moines for weddings and portraits?

Yes! I love to travel and experience new places. I usually shoot 2-4 out of state or out of country weddings a year. Contact me about your date and location and I can give you a custom quote for your big day!


How far in advance do you book weddings and portrait sessions?

I book weddings no more than 24 months out. Most couples book between 12-18 months from their date. I am taking on a limited number of weddings for 2016 and dates go very quickly. I shoot portrait sessions Monday through Thursdays (2 sessions per week) and book those 2-6 months out. Summer and Fall dates fill up very quickly.


How do we know if we are a good fit?

I like to meet with all of my couples before booking the date. It is very important to make sure that we are on the same page with how the day will go, my style of photography, and laying out all of the expectations throughout the whole wedding planning process. My goal is to offer the best customer service and client experience, and to do that well we have to make sure we will be a great team!


What is included in your wedding collections?

I offer a few different wedding options, which includes up to 6, 8, or 10 hours of coverage. All collections include Aly Carroll as the head photographer and a complimentary engagement session. You can always add on á la carte items to fit your wedding day needs.


Do you offer products? Can we add these on after?

Yes, I love the products I offer! I believe in printing your images from your engagement session and wedding day, so that you can share these memories for generations to come. I am currently offering beautiful heirloom albums, canvases, and fine art prints. You can purchase a collection with these products included or add on as á la carte items before or after your wedding day.


When will we see our images?

Portrait and wedding files are delivered on-line within 4 weeks from the date of the event.

How many images will we receive?

I deliver around 50-75 images for portrait sessions and 600-900 images for weddings..

Can we edit the images you give to us?

No and here is why: I have spent my career as a wedding and portrait photographer perfecting my craft and style to make it unique to me. When hiring ACP as your portrait or wedding photographer, you are trusting us with your day to capture it in an artistic way that is true to our style and vision. When doing this, we assume you love our posing and editing style! We spend a lot of time perfecting the images and no one wants to see an instagram filter over that, right?! :)


How do we move forward with learning more or booking you for our wedding day?

I am so glad you asked! Please fill out my detailed contact form so I can learn about you both and the details of your upcoming wedding day. If I have your date available, we will set up a consultation at my studio in Valley Junction to talk more about your upcoming wedding. To book and reserve the date, I require a consultation to make sure we are a good fit, a signed wedding agreement, and a 50% retainer payment.