Doty Photo Co.: Blog en-us (C) Doty Photo Co. [email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:21:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:21:00 GMT Doty Photo Co.: Blog 90 120 We listed our house. So we listed out house in DSM, it was on the market for 4 days total 2 days on Zillow and sold over asking. I shot the house the day before listing.  We put so much work into that home & it was so hard to watch it go so fast. God I will miss this house so much so many memories in this house, the back yard with all the parties. If this house could talk.... all the things it has seen. One couple, a marriage, three roommates, two puppies and one kitty cat.

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Mon, 15 May 2017 21:15:00 GMT
Deciding to move to Boise & leaving Des Moines. It's true we've decided to make a very big move in out lives. We will be selling our house and packing up for Idaho in a few weeks. This will be one of the most exciting moments in our lives and the saddest. We have so many loving friends and family here in Iowa who we will miss very much, not being able to see those smiling faces will be hard I'm sure of it. The reason, Karen has excepted a position at BSU as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Games, Interactive Media and Mobile starting this fall. Looking forward all the awesome stuff we can do in & around the Boise area as well as the surrounding states.

Leaving Jake Boyd Photo the company I've been shooting for here in Des Moines was a very hard choice to make as well, I will forever be grateful for the camaraderie and knowledge that team has given me. But it gives me the chance to make another big move to continue living my out my dreams & start my own operation and take the plunge into the real estate photo game in Boise. I've learned so much in such a short time which seems like ages ago.

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) boise real estate photo moving to boise Mon, 08 May 2017 20:30:00 GMT
senior photography Our senior photography portfolio is a growing business for us. The best part about this job is showing off your senior's style and passions through our lens. Portraiture photography is certainly our strong suit but we want to capture you in your natural habitat "like a lion on the plains of Africa" artist athletes musicians and young entrepreneurs, these are the things I look forward to working with in the future.



[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:02:23 GMT
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Photographer. Jan Morris,
Sixty years ago, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made their final climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Jan Morris, who reported the climbers' feat, introduces an extraordinary new collection of photographs.

Photograph by Tommy Heinrich

A rare view of the epic ridge on the Chinese side of K2—so remote and difficult that most climbers tackle the Karakoram Range peak from the Pakistani side. Here, members of the 2011 expedition ferry equipment to the base of the 28,251-foot summit.

Photograph by Ralf Dujmovits

Buffeted by stinging blasts of wind-driven snow, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner checks the ropes the team has spent weeks fixing along the entire route—9,000 feet of rope in all.

Commander Neil Armstrong, the first on the moon, captured this image of his partner in crime Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

Ohh!  and Walter Mitty. The best movie for photographers. Stuart Dryburgh, the director of photography
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Andy Warhol: Self portrait
Polaroid co-founder Edwin Land with an SX-70 and an SX-70 snapshot in his Cambridge, Massachusetts office on November 1st, 1972. Photo: Joyce Dopkeen/Getty Images
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NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon,

Dustin Humphrey

Andreas Stavrinides














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Babie in baskets.

]]> [email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:15:53 GMT Beauty 2016 Kaynasli_Enduro_241-262016 Kaynasli_Enduro_241-26 So I bet you have seen this image floating around. I wanted to post it on my little so called zombie blog "back from the dead" here. This is the first version of this piece. I'm sure I will produce many more like it. The shot was taken at Blondies Beauty Parlor In Des Moines, IA for a hair test.

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:12:35 GMT
Blondies commercial 2014 Hey guys, here is a little commercial we helped work on for Blondies Beauty Salon. We did not create this commercial we just did the photography.

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Savannah & Ty

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Sophie Sophie's parents Justin & Amelia booked a Baby's First Year session with us.  I absolutely love when we get to plan and take photos for an entire year for a client. Our Baby's First Year sessions include maternity, newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year.  Usually the sessions last from 2-3 hours depending on the location.

Since we didn't get to blog about Sophie in the beginning, I'd like to share a few of my favorites of her over the past 4 photo sessions.  It has been an absolute joy to be able to share with her family how much she has grown over the past 9 months.  

Here are a few of my favorites:


We lucked out with Amelia's maternity photos.  Sophie came a little early and if I remember right, we got her maternity photos taken just in time before Sophie was welcomed into the world. 


Welcome little Sophie!!!

For newborn photos we took photos in Justin & Amelia's home so as to create a very comfortable atmosphere for Sophie.

3 Months

For the 3 month photos we went to a variety of locations around downtown Des Moines. 

6 Month

Amelia & Justin had the great idea to visit the Blank Park Zoo for Sophie's 6 month photo session so we spent the morning walking around the zoo and documenting the family fun day.   Afterwards we went back to our in-home studio for some more photos.

What a cutie! Thank you Justin and Amelia for allowing us to be part of Sophie's 1st year!  I can't wait to post the photos from her 9 month session and her upcoming 1 year session.  :)


[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 05:56:54 GMT
Jen & Monty Country Winery Wedding Jen & Monty were married at a quaint church near Sugar Grove Winery.  It was a gorgeous day, perfect for a autumn wedding. 

Here are a few favorites from that day.

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 05:49:03 GMT
Macy Senior Photos Macy is a senior at Colfax-Mingo High School.  For senior photos we usually scout a variety of locations prior to the photo session that we think would work well the style of the photos best suited for the client.  For Macy we took photos around her home town of Colfax and then ventured out to a family farm out in the middle of the country. 

We came upon a pilot spraying the corn fields for the upcoming harvest. The pilot was nice enough to fly low and keep circling close to where we were taking photos.  Thanks to the pilot and some great timing, Macy is able to have a plane in her photos.  

Here are a few favorites for the day. More to come as we upload more!

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 05:44:16 GMT
Zella 6 month For Zella's 6 month photos we went out to her family's country home out near Mingo, Iowa.  What a bright eyed little girl!

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Nick & Erin Dancing-Filled Wedding Nick & Erin had a fun wedding at a golf country club in Mason City.  One of my favorite things about their wedding was how much dancing there was.  I have to admit I've never seen a family dance so well! Congratulations Nick & Erin!



[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 05:33:39 GMT
After Dark Cincinnati After Dark is an educational conference for photographers around the U.S.  Chad has been to a few of their conferences in the past.  Both times Chad attended he worked as an assistant.  Here are a few of the photos he took during the Cincinnati conference in 2011. 

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 05:18:30 GMT
Elijah 4 month Remember Kendra & Bob? They were the Green Bay Packer fans with the adorable pug dog named Earl. 

Well, since their last session, the happy couple welcomed their beautiful baby boy Elijah.  Here are his 4 month photos.

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 05:13:14 GMT
Tracy & Brian Engagement Tracy & Brian were clients of ours of a few years ago.  I recently rediscovered their engagement photos in our archives and didn't want them to go unnoticed. 

At the time Tracy & Brian lived in downtown Des Moines.  They wanted photos that reflected their life living in the city.  Below are a few from that session.

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 05:06:21 GMT
Jeremy & Cassy Fiesta Wedding Jeremy & Cassy decided to make their wedding completely their own.  The bride decided to wear capris and a pretty tank top instead of the traditional dress.  In addition her bridesmaids complimented her look by wearing similar outfits but in a variety of colors.  The ceremony was a small intimate ceremony with just their immediate family followed by a fun outdoor party reception.  All in all, it was beautiful colorful wedding that was perfect for this couple.  As photographers, we love seeing people make choices that fit their style.

Here are few fun photos of that day. 

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Kendra & Bob Maternity Kendra and Bob were expecting a baby boy during the winter of 2011.   These are the maternity photos we took of their family just before the weather turned cold. 
The entire family are huge Green Bay Packer fans.  Even their dog Earl got in on the family photos!

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 04:47:32 GMT
Eric & Robin Engagement Eric & Robin both went to college at the University of Iowa.  However it wasn't until after college that they met and started a relationship.  To this day the two are die hard Hawkeye fans.  Because of this, we scheduled two photo sessions for their engagement photos.  One was taken during the late summer in Des Moines and the other was taken during football season back at their alma mater at U of I. Their little dog Helga joined in on some of the photo fun.

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 04:44:22 GMT
Zella Zella's parents Emily & Beau bought a series of photo sessions to document their first-born daughter Zella's first year of life.

Here are Emily's maternity photos, Zella's new born, 6 month and 1st year photos.  I can't believe how much Zella looks just like her mother.  They are a beautiful family.



For Zella's newborn photos we drove out to her family home in Jasper County.

This one below is definitely one of my favorites.  We took a before photo during Emily's maternity session and then an after photo once Zella was born.  Just one of the perks of having multiple sessions scheduled with the same client. 

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 04:14:35 GMT
Lance Lance is Chad's younger brother who is also a talented actor for DMACC.  Lance wanted a few head shot photos to put in his portfolio for future acting gigs.  The following are few samples from that session.  I just love that guy!

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 04:14:19 GMT
Jenni & Micah Trash-The-Dress For most trash the dress sessions, we don't really trash the wedding dress.  Although there are few brides willing to do this (which is always fun!), most brides really don't want to ruin their dress. 

Really, trash the dress sessions are more of an opportunity to take fun creative photos that the bride and groom wouldn't have had time to take on their wedding day. 

For Jenni & Micah's trash the dress session we chose to go out in Jasper County to a variety of locations.

What a beautiful bride!


[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 04:14:06 GMT
Jenni & Micah Engagement Jenni & Micah booked both an engagement session and a trash-the-dress session with us. 

For this couple, we chose to visit Greenwood Park to start out their engagement session and then continue on to East Village.    It was a beautiful spring day for this photo session.

Here are a few favorites of the day:

On my next blog post, I'll talk about their trash-the-dress photo session. 


[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 04:13:53 GMT
James & Bobbi Wedding James and Bobbi were married a few years ago but we didn't have a blog up and running then so I never had the chance to talk about their photos.  James and Bobbi had a quaint wedding in October.  It was a warmer than normal day for October which actually led to some pretty sweet outdoor photos. 

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Sun, 04 Nov 2012 04:13:33 GMT
What's up with us.  This summer is packed full of awesome trips. First we head to Decorah, IA for the big Doty family gathering and my big brothers 30th birthday. Then that next week we leave for Bonnaroo in Manchester,TN home of the Roo festival. Karen has never been to a large music and arts festival like this one, and this will be my 4th time attending the massive ROO. We are  also planning on riding three days this year on the Registers Annual Group Bike Ride Across Iowa "RAGBRAI" baby !  We will also be riding the 3rd annual The Urban Assault Ride. I guess you can say we like to bike.

[email protected] (Doty Photo Co.) Thu, 31 May 2012 00:42:42 GMT
The New face of a company.  The starter pistol;

A few years a ago I started a summer side job shooting weddings with a fellow friend in Des Moines, Iowa I never knew it would help open my eyes to the possibilities I have before me. So my first post I have to say thank you Steve Nuzum for photographing my friends wedding and giving me the opportunity to work with you.

I first picked up a camera when I was 9 or 10 years old.

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