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I love real emotion, belly laughs, genuine love, fresh air, and design with a little bit of feminine flourish and a classic sensibility. If you're looking for a way to document your love story in a way that is both realistic AND cinematic, you're in the right place. It's no accident I've found my path as a wedding film maker & photographer. I'm moved by love stories and find power and purpose in telling them.

Looking for something in particular? Here's where to start:

Hi, I'm Laura Beekmann!


My ever changing hair, a keen business sense, dresses with pockets, an obsessive thirst for knowledge & growth, a no nonsense communication style, and my secret shame/super power - my tireless ability to binge watch television series. 

what I'm known for:

I believe in throwing your whole heart into your work & specializing in what you do best. I offer wedding and engagement films & photography, commercial photography, and senior portraits. My work is known for its quality and authenticity. I consider myself a story-teller at heart, which is what makes my work unique. 

I'm a born and raised Iowa girl, but in a city-girl kind of way. I'd pick drinks on patio with a view over a campfire any day of the week. 


I'm a female film maker with a decade of experience as a professional wedding photographer. There are so few of either of those in our market, and I'm the only one of both. I care about people just as much as art & film... and it shows in my work and in the quality of my service.

Simply put... I'm a needle in a haystack. 

what makes me different

In addition to my perspective as an artist, I bring the perspective of a bride, a girl mom, a boy mom, a daughter, a wife, a business owner, and a friend. I play all of these roles in my own life and they dramatically effect how I tell a wedding story because I can directly relate to the emotional experience of the entire cast of characters  on wedding day.

My perspective.

what makes me different

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Wedding film collections begin at $2400
Wedding photo collections begin at $2800

Please inquire for commercial quotes
Senior portraits begin at $800

If you're looking for someone who can offer a higher quality product & experience, want more personalization to show in your end product, and are looking for a team that can document your wedding in a way that allows you to enjoy the day without re-creating events or monopolizing your time, you're in the right place. 

If you're still reading this, you might be my kind of people...

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Laura did an amazing job capturing our wedding and showing a true portrayal of our love, she captured so much happiness and we felt so blessed to have her as our videographer. Our video was everything we could have asked for and more. She was very knowledgeable and had many creative ideas. Laura was also very organized. She made the day a lot of fun and was very flexible in coordinating with our photographer. We could not be happier with how our video turned out. 

"Our video was everything we asked for and more."

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The weather was not great that day, but she was so creative and found ways to get the outdoor shots I wanted. We also received our photos very quickly. All of our photos turned out beautifully! I highly recommend booking Laura to photograph your wedding!

"All of our photos turned out beautifully."

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You know you have an amazing photographer when you look at the photos and they bring back all of the emotions everyone felt that day! I cannot look at the photos without crying. So glad to have these moments captured! 

"I cannot look at
the photos
without crying ."

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219 Fifth Street #203
West Des Moines, Iowa

I can't wait to hear from you.