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Des Moines, Iowa based wedding and family photography.

Hi! I'm Lisa.  I have been photographing beautiful couples and families for 10 years!  I love my job!  I love and I am completely honored that I get invited to each and every one of these weddings and that I get to capture all of the love that comes with it.   

A little bit about me... I am married to my love... Russ, and we just celebrated our 10 year anniversary.  We have three littles (a girl and two busy boys).  I love coffee.  I am a sweet addict.  I am passionate about my faith, running, baking, trying new recipes, health food, traveling (for weddings and with my family), and decorating and designing my home (my degree is actually in Interior Design from Iowa State).  But my biggest passion is being observant and documenting all of the wonderful, beautiful moments that happen in life.  

My photography style is considered fine art.  Fine art wedding photography means that as your photographer, I am actively capturing art as I document your day.  Over the years, I have learned to take focus on light, emotions, and details.  It is so exciting to see that every wedding is always so different and I am challenged every time to use my creativity to capture the day.  

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Photography is an art and I strongly believe that staying inspired and showing up at each and every wedding fresh with new ideas is one of the most important things about my job.  Because of this, I only take a select number of weddings every year so that I can devote all of my love to those that I do.

I would love to hear from you and learn about your unique love story.  Click on the contact tab, fill out the info and I will send you my pricing and package information.  

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What people are saying...

  • Lisa captures the moments   We could not be happier with Lisa Lytton as our wedding photographer. First of all, Lisa is a joy to be around. Other than your husband, you spend the most time with your photographer on your wedding day and we both felt so comfortable and natural with her. That's very important.
  • Lisa really captured the "moments" between us as a couple as well as our guests. Lisa's style of photography is what i love. She captured so many special times of us holding hands, kissing, and looking at each other... I feel like she captured just how happy we were on our wedding day.
    As a result of how happy we were with the results, two of my girlfriends have used Lisa as their wedding photographer. Honestly, if Lisa was still in AZ she would be our photographer for future family portraits. So happy with my choice, oh and I splurged and ordered a BEAUTIFUL album through Lisa... Expensive but so worth it! She really does such nice work and will do everything to maker her clients happy :)

  • Wedding: 4/1/2017. Lisa was our photographer for our wedding day. She was great to work with and very accommodating. My husband and I are from out of town, she made time to meet us prior to our wedding day to get to know each other and assure we didn't have any questions. Lisa did an excellent job capturing our wedding day and now we have awesome photos that will help us remember our special day for a lifetime!

  • We cannot say enough good things about this photographer! Lisa did a wonderful job with the photos of our wedding. She's extremely good at capturing all the unscripted, beautiful moments throughout the day - laughing, crying, dancing. She captured what we wanted as well as some unique perspectives. She is good at art directing as well and not over directing (which is huge during a wedding). We loved that she didn't spend all night making us take pose-y pictures, but still got many wonderful "picture frame" photos that we loved. She is very flexible with her time the day of and easy to communicate with prior to the day. We would recommend Lisa Lytton to anyone looking for memorable photos.

  • Lisa is nothing shy of amazing! It's amazing how she captured the love in your relationship. Brian and I were so thrilled with how she handled us on our wedding day ( we felt like it was such a blur!) She knew a million things were running through our heads, and she took control, which is what o wanted/ needed. She was always pleasant and a smile never left her face. If you are looking for a photographer who is easy going, a good communicator, and extremely talented, Lisa is your lady! 

  • Wedding: 9/18/2015 Lisa did an AMAZING job at my wedding. I have professional photographers in my family, including myself, so It was important to me to find someone who meet my expectations...which are high! I had a destination wedding so talking with Lisa was done via phone and email. She was always very vigilant at returning emails and always got back to me via phone if I didn't reach her the first time. I didn't have a bridal or engagement shoot with her as I live hundreds of miles from her, so I didn't actually meet her until my wedding day (which can be a little nerve-racking). Her work is amazing and I let her do her own creative thing. She was very open about my ideas and made sure to get any specific shots that I wanted, but fully trusted her to do her job, after all, she is an artist through the lens. Her prices are very reasonable for her work! She is story teller and did a great job at telling my story, even though having never met. Her shots are very candid and she caught so many moments that I didn't remember from my big day. The day of the wedding fly's by so fast, and Lisa caught all the small moments, the little details, the things that I tried to remember but couldn't. So when I got my photos back, I had a flood of emotion come back to me because she caught things that were important to my family and I. She was VERY fast at providing a sneak peak of photos, within a week or so of the wedding. Her turn around time is fast aswell for the rest of the days photos. It takes a lot of time to go through a 1000 photos and to edit a lot of them so remember that when you chose a photographer, Lisa was great and fast. If I could do it all over, I would chose lisa again, and If I lived closer, I would hire her for EVERY family and life event! You will not BE disappointed with her work. I promise!

  • Wedding: 8/30/2015. Lisa was so great! Our pictures turned out amazing and she captured every moment! She is such a nice person to work with!!

  • Wedding: 6/20/2015 I absolutely love Lisa's work! I am so happy that we chose her to photograph our wedding. She gave us the most beautiful photos that will be cherished for a lifetime. 

  • Wedding: 10/20/2015Amazing photos  Lisa was great! Not only did the pictures turn out beautiful and the album looks amazing but her pictures truly had an artistic feel to them. I could not be happier.

  • Wedding: 5/2/2015 Lisa is pure talent and is an amazing photographer. Her style is completely romantic, and she captures so much more than you expect. She is artistic, and has a vision with her work and accomplishes it perfectly. I loved how she listened to the requests that I had and she was more than cooperative! I highly recommend her! She is professional especially with wedding settings and I absolutely loved just getting to know her. Lisa will not let you down!

  • Wedding: 4/18/2015 If you are planning a wedding anywhere near San Antonio, TX, CHOOSE LISA LYTTON AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER!!! I had the pleasure of spending my wedding day with her on April 18, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. Lisa is absolutely AMAZING! She not only took the most gorgeous photographs of my entire wedding, but she made me feel completely comfortable, and I felt like I had known her forever. Her prices were extremely fair compared to other photographers in the area, and her work was IMPECCABLE! I definitely give Lisa five out of five stars!!!!!!

  • Wedding: 10/25/2014 Lisa is so wonderful! She's so sweet and takes great pictures. I used her for both bridal portraits and the wedding day. She edited the photos quickly both times and they came out so beautifully! She really captured all the special moments.

  • Wedding: 9/6/2014. Captures the Moments!  We were so happy to have Lisa as our photographer! We enjoyed having her be part of our day and she made us feel very comfortable and natural. She is so sweet and caring and her personality shows in her pictures. I love her style and the way she captured so many of the little moments throughout our entire day. It was fun to look through all of our pictures and see so many moments that we missed or didn't even realize were being photographed! Lisa is also very professional and was very easy to communicate with. We received our photos quickly and love having the ability to access and print photos as often as we want. Lisa is a natural and we couldn't be happier!

  • Wedding: 5/19/2015. Engagement photo session in Gruene    On a hot July evening, we met Lisa in Gruene, Texas for our engagement photo session. Our pictures turned out better than we could have possibly hoped for. We had so many beautiful pictures to choose from for our save the dates, engagement party, etc. Lisa has an eye for capturing texture and working with challenging landscape and backgrounds filled with tourists. She was patient, flexible and fun to work with. Lisa's warm and bubbly personality instantly puts you at ease in front of the camera. Our pictures were ready quickly and her communication during the whole process was above and beyond. Feel confident in hiring Lisa for your special day. She will exceed every expectation!

  • Wedding: 9/22/2007. She documents your day!   I searched and searched for a photographer and when I came across Lisa's website, I knew she had to be the one documenting my day. Her photos took my breathe away! On my wedding day she was so sweet yet took charge when needed. There were times when I didn't even realize she was there yet the photos she captured brought me back to that very moment! She is a true artist and have recommended her to all of my friends.

  • Wedding: 7/5/2014  Great photographer!   I thoroughly enjoyed working with Lisa and was very impressed with the service she provided! I planned my wedding from another state, and Lisa was patient during the whole process, providing tons of helpful advice.  On the actual day of our wedding, Lisa was very friendly, professional, and had great shot ideas. She was so easy to work! After the wedding, she updated her blog promptly and also sent us a link to all of our pictures very quickly. Lisa also mailed us CDs loaded with all of the images as well, which was awesome to have.

  • Overall, I would highly recommend Lisa!

  • Wedding: 11/10/2012 Amazing!    Lisa photographed both our engagement and wedding. We feel very lucky to have met her and couldn't be happier after working with her. She made us feel very comfortable which resulted in more natural looking photos. We love being able to have all of our pictures on a disk so we can decide which ones to print. We give her our highest recommendation!

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Phone:515.943.8789
Des Moines, Iowa and surrounding area. I travel all over to photograph happy couples and their love for each other.

Send me an email or text or even call me on the phone!  I would love to hear from you and give you more information about the packages I offer. 

 

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