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Our studio is comprised of four photographers who specialize in weddings and portraits! We are based out of Des Moines, Iowa but love to travel throughout the Midwest and beyond. With fifteen years of combined experience our team is rooted in the fact that photographs bring beauty and history to our lives. We are so thankful for the opportunity to document a small piece of your legacy and would love to serve you soon.



 

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Hello & Welcome

The Darling Studio is made up of some of the most dedicated wedding and portrait photographers in Iowa. Our mission is to provide you with incredible, timeless imagery backed up with top-notch customer service. 

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MEET ASHLEY

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MJ

I'm happiest at home with a cup of coffee (heavy on the cream & sugar), flipping through a J.Crew catalog AND Instagram, with a puppy snuggled on my feet. 

MY FAVORITE THINGS

Our Mission: To serve and inspire through beautiful imagery.

The Darling Studio Team

WEDDING & Portrait PHOTOGRAPHER

Seth Missiaen

Seth Missiaen is a wedding and portrait photographer, loving husband, and part-time barista. Seth's favorite part about photography is getting to know new people and capturing authentic moments that put their personality on display. When he's not behind a camera, you can find Seth spending time in the great outdoors, playing a variety of instruments (mostly piano), or listening to live music with his beautiful wife. 

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The Darling Studio Team

WEDDING & Portrait PHOTOGRAPHER

Cherry Chiles

Adam White is a talented photographer, loving husband, and doting father. With over five years of professional photography experience, his greatest goal is to provide photos that put gigantic smiles on your faces today and thirty years from now. When he's not behind a camera, you can find Adam golfing, fishing, sipping single origin coffee, or spending time with his family. 

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The Darling Studio Team

Portrait PHOTOGRAPHER

Jen Golay

Adam White is a talented photographer, loving husband, and doting father. With over five years of professional photography experience, his greatest goal is to provide photos that put gigantic smiles on your faces today and thirty years from now. When he's not behind a camera, you can find Adam golfing, fishing, sipping single origin coffee, or spending time with his family. 

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The Darling Studio Team

WEDDING & Portrait PHOTOGRAPHER

Jordan Stumbo

Adam White is a talented photographer, loving husband, and doting father. With over five years of professional photography experience, his greatest goal is to provide photos that put gigantic smiles on your faces today and thirty years from now. When he's not behind a camera, you can find Adam golfing, fishing, sipping single origin coffee, or spending time with his family. 

Click the arrows to meet our associates!

Our Mission: To serve and inspire through
 beautiful imagery.

"The Darling Studio was a dream to work with. Not only is the quality and creativity of the photos obvious, but they were crucial in the structure and flow of our day. It rained on and off during our time for pictures and they were extremely accommodating and reassuring that they can capture stunning photos anywhere."

KIND WORDS

-  Tanner & Elise

"The Darling Studio photographers were the most personable and kind photographers to work with. They took time to get to know us as a couple, as well as our family and wedding party. Our engagement and wedding pictures are incredible. The detail they put into capturing the best moments really show. I would recommend The Darling Studio to anyone who is looking for a great photography experience for any occasion!"

KIND WORDS

- Paul & Maggie

"The Darling Studio is the best wedding photography studio you can choose! We would highly recommend them for their artistry, professionalism, editing, and communication. Photos are the only lasting memory you'll have from your wedding day, and their photography will make sure to capture the moments!"

KIND WORDS

- Michael & Carly

The Darling Studio Team

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Adam White

Adam White is a wedding photographer, husband, and father to two little ones. With over five years of professional photography experience, his greatest goal is to provide photos that put gigantic smiles on your faces today and thirty years from now. When he's not behind a camera, you can find Adam golfing, fishing, sipping single origin coffee, or spending time with his family. We know you'll love Adam's creativity, calming presence, and authenticity! 

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The Darling Studio Team

WEDDING & Portrait PHOTOGRAPHER

Cherry Chiles

Cherry Chiles is a wedding and portrait photographer, wife, and dog mama to two adorable yorkies. She studied photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara and started her career as a commercial (and celebrity) photographer. When Cherry isn't behind her camera, you'll probably find her kayaking, cross stitching, or hosting game night for her family and friends! We know you'll love Cherry's bubbly personality and infectious joy!

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The Darling Studio Team

WEDDING & Portrait PHOTOGRAPHER

Seth Missiaen

Seth Missiaen is a wedding and portrait photographer, husband, and occasional coffee barista. He has been a photographer for over five years and is most passionate about capturing authentic moments and putting his clients' personalities on display. When he's not behind a camera you'll find Seth enjoying the great outdoors, playing one of many instruments, or enjoying live music. We know you'll love Seth's fun personality and heart for making you smile! 

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The Darling Studio Team

Portrait PHOTOGRAPHER

Jen Golay

Jen Golay is a portrait photographer, wife to her best friend, and mama to two teens. A former English teacher and passionate artist, Jen loves photography because it is a way to stop and travel back in time just by pushing a button. When she's not behind a camera, you'll find Jen working in her garden, knitting, or spending time on the lake. We know you'll love Jen's spirit of curiosity and artistic viewpoint of the world! 

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