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  • creative. candid. highly personal photography.

    Life Art Photographs is a boutique wedding and portrait photography studio located in Des Moines, Iowa. Photographer, Laura Beekmann, specializes in Iowa wedding photography, senior portraits, and family pictures. Laura's photography is contemporary, yet timeless. Focusing on the relationships and the personalities of her subjects allows her to bring out the natural beauty and the art in the lives of those she photographs. Laura's love of photographing people stems from her strong connection with and appreciation for family, relationships, and balance in life and love. Because of this, she only accepts a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions each year. This business philosophy has allowed her to prioritize her own marriage, family, and business in a way that has allowed her to sustain her love and enthusiasm of each facet of her life and for her business.


Welcome to Life Art Photographs!

Thank you so much for visiting my portfolio and blog today. My name is Laura Beekmann, I’m a professional wedding photographer in Des Moines, Iowa. I specialize in creating beautiful pictures, primarily wedding photography, engagement photos, and family portraits. I’m flattered and honored that you are here to take a look at my work and may be considering me for your wedding or portrait. My ultimate goal is to create superior quality pictures that you can treasure for years to come. My approach to photography is very personal and is based on my interaction with each client, ensuring truly one-of-a-kind photographs. Please stay and browse my site to look at some of my past work. The site features portfolios from weddings and engagements in addition to examples of my portrait photography. If you would like more information about my photography or want to schedule an appointment, contact me today.

Phone: 515.344.0377 | Email:

Studio located at 206 1/2 Fifth Street in West Des Moines’ historic Valley Junction (appointment required)