Meet James R. Cobb


I started my photography business right her in Des Moines, Iowa in 1977 out of a small 2 bedroom apartment. Over the past 40 years I have had the opportunity to shoot many areas of photography: Portraits, Aerials/Drone, Commercial, Weddings, Senior Portraits, Special Events, Kids, Animals, Scenery, Web Photos, and Video.

I've worked with numerous celebrities like, Bob Hope, Charlton Heston, George Bush, Miss America, Colin Powell, Ronald Reagon, and John McEnroe.  In addition to working with individuals and small businesses, I also have worked with major corporations like, HyVee, American Airlines, Meredith, ING.  Advertising agencies, Engineering firms,etc.  I have also covered unique events like, charity events, political conventions and 1980 Winter Olympics.  I've had the opportunity to study under some of the top photographers in their field.


With over 40 years experience, I'm comfortable working with all people in all settings.  I am very easy to work with and love being around people.  I conduct local photo meetings for the general public, give presentations at local schools for career day, and donate my services to local charities.  I shoot in studio, on location, short notice photo shoots, or will travel.  I love what I get to do for a living, and feel I am the person you can send out on location, conduct the meeting, do the photography , and handle the public relations. I care about you, my customer.


In addition to my photography, I am a private pilot, certified tennis pro, love sports, being with family. I am a member of Des Moines Golf & Country Club, Chamber of Commerce, former board member of Better Business Bureau, and enjoy attending Luthern Church of Hope.