Cody Kilgore

Des Moines

Blackcap Photography
Cody Kilgore
Fearless since 2018

Contact Cody Kilgore

I set out to tell the entire story of your wedding. To do that, I'll be at your wedding from the beginning that morning until the end that evening. There is also (almost) no limit to what I will do for my couples, particularly if it involves the great outdoors, exotic locations, or something unique.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I currently have no travel fees for weddings in North America. For outside North America travel fees are only my travel expenses.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

Ten years, over 150 weddings.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I call myself the "Accidental Wedding Photographer." I didn't set out to be a wedding photographer, but when I made the move from photojournalism and street photography I found that my photojournalism experience translated perfectly to telling the story of a wedding. Sure, we'll get all those details and customary poses your family wants, but I am more interested in--and work harder at--getting the unexpected and emotional moments of your day.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

I offer one package, to make it simple and inclusive: 
- Consult(s). I like to contact you every other month to see how plans are going and if I can help in any way. 
- Engagement session 
- Rehearsal coverage, for candids, last minute planning, and to meet the rest of the family and wedding party. 
- Unlimited, all-day wedding day coverage. At traditional (non-adventure) weddings I average 15 hours. 
- Edited digital images, full-size files on a USB, delivered in three weeks. 
- USB case personalized with an image from your wedding day. 
- Release to print or share your images wherever you like. 
- $2800

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Because I do weddings exclusively, I do not keep a studio (or need that overhead and headache). But I am willing to Skype if you are not local.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

In addition to being a member of the Fearless Photographers community, I am member of Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of Iowa.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

I take my craft and my responsibility to my couples very seriously, but I am not an artist who takes himself too seriously. Couples often remark that having me as a part of their wedding was a relief, helpful, and stress-relieving. I'm a professional and I believe that as a wedding photographer you have to remember that you should offer humble service as well as your art. I have little or few "rules," and there is almost nothing I will say no to for my couples. It is your wedding day, not mine, and it is my job to document and preserve your wedding, not impose on it.


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