Giraffe Photography is no ordinary studio. We believe wedding photography is an art that goes far beyond snapping the shutter. Since 2004, Giraffe Photography has provided clients with wedding images that are not only beautiful, but timeless. We look forward to working with you on your wedding day. Contact us.
What’s your style of photography.
Our style is a mixture of informal candid moments and posed portraits. Though, our posed photos are not overly traditional. If you’re looking for super traditional photos, we’re not the right company. On the flip side, if you’re looking for images with laid back, candid expressions, we’re it!
Do you travel?
Yes. Aside from the Quad Cities, we’ve photographed weddings in Iowa City, Dubuque, Galena, Cedar Rapids, Chicago, the list goes on. If you’re getting married in Colorado, please call!!! 🙂 We’re always open to fun and exciting locations!
How do we reserve Giraffe for our wedding date?
Just call or email us. From there, we’ll setup a brief consultation (phone, Skype, in person) to get some paperwork in place. The retainer to book is just $200.
Can we take photos at different locations?
How far in advance should we book?
As soon as your date is secured and your reception site is booked. Our calendars fill up fast! On the flip side, if you have a last minute wedding, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Do you take engagement portraits?
Sure do. A complementary session is included with our wedding services.
Could we setup a time to meet?
Absolutely. Just fill out a contact form (please include wedding date) or give us a call. From there, we can setup a meeting at our studio, or if you live out of town, over Skype.
“Giraffe photography was great to work with. As a bride located on the east coast I found them to be very prompt when returning phone calls and emails. In addition we loved our wedding photos. Elaine was great! She was prompt and took amazing photos. Everyone who seems them comments on how great they are. I Wouldn’t hesitate to use them again!”
Shannon & Brian Pape – Amissville, Virginia
“Giraffe was a wonderful choice for us. The photographer, Stephen, displayed the perfect combination of candid shots while remembering the important family/posed photos.”
Morgan Ottier – Davenport, Iowa
“Stephen and Elaine were fun, flexible, and extremely professional. There style of photography is fantastic, loved all of the candid shots. Would highly recommend Giraffe Photography!!!”
Matthew & Elliot Haffarnan – Iowa City, Iowa
“So easy to work with and our pictures were beautiful! I would highly recommend them to everyone in need of a photographer!”
Ariel & Cole Young – Erie, Illinois
“Of all the aspects of wedding planning and selecting vendors, our photographer was not something I was willing to skimp on. My dress would be put away, his tux would be returned, the cake gets eaten, the pictures are pretty much the only thing you have left to remember such an important day of your life. I knew I wanted to find a photographer that found this day to be just as important and significant as I did. But I also wanted a specific, candid style. I absolutely found this with Giraffe Photography. Stephen and Elaine were able to capture moments from that day that I will treasure forever. They didn’t miss a beat! I have pictures of moments that I didn’t think could possibly be caught on camera, let alone to have them turn out as magical as they did. They photographed things that day that I didn’t even notice occurred! My wedding album literally tells a love story of that day, which is exactly what I was looking for. Their talent and expertise is second to none, not to mention their laid back personalities and wonderful sense of humor. It certainly makes a difference that day! It helps you loosen up, have a good time and be comfortable. They helped arrange a special meeting place for my husband and I to see each other for the first time that day alone. They then were able to catch our expressions as we took a first look at each other that day. They went the extra mile for everything that day. They knew the perfect places for pictures at our venues,welcomed our ideas and gave great suggestions as well. My husband and I have since trusted Giraffe Photography to catch even more life changing events in our lives. They have done my maternity photos and photographed our children/family. I wouldn’t trust these special moments in life to just anyone. Only Giraffe Photography!”
Melissa & Sean Fortin – Bettendorf, Iowa
“They provided amazing service. Would absolutely use them again.”
Heidi Lewis – Des Moines, Iowa
“We met with several photographers in the Quad City area, and found Stephen to be the absolute best fit for us. We loved that he had new ideas, and didn’t want to take the boring “formal” pictures. It was very relaxed and fun for us both taking engagement and wedding photos. All of our pictures turned out beautifully and were exactly what we had hoped for. If I did it all over again, I would go straight to Giraffe Photography, no question!”
Kelly & Anne Pospischil – Winnebago, Illinois