photography in all things love / Des Moines, IA - worldwide

chill vibes
People with
down-to-earth
for 

Candid photography

imagery
& Intentional
storytelling
emotive 

warm. candid. filmic.

let's tell your story

Hey Ya, I'm Jayme Peters; the face to Storyteller Collective Photo Co and I began this company many moons ago with a solid purpose - to make people feel something. My heart is with documenting those living their best life, doing the things they love. My main focus is on small weddings and elopements; don't get me wrong, big ones are great. They just don't vibe with me like intimate events do. So I choose to shoot where I fit best, I'm also a huge supporter of Boudoir Empowerment, there's nothing like loving yourself.

PHOTOGRAPHY THAT SCREAMs NON-TRADITIONAL
Serving Des Moines, Iowa + the central midwest and beyond

meet the girl

behind  the camera

+ Full Coverage of your Day (8-10 hours) and Second Photographer 
+ Complimentary Engagement Session or Day After Session
+ Digital Photos Edited with the Signature Style of Storyteller Collective
+ Unlimited Downloads and Access to Your Images in an Online Gallery
+ Customized Questionnaire and Photo Timeline Planning for the big day
+ Print Store available right from the Online Gallery and orders shipped to your door

included

investment beginning AT $4500

Intimate events with your closest people, are my vibe. The entire experience is about the couple. Photography for your day is definately an investment, but one you will not regret. The photos will be the only thing left over, after everything is said and done. I believe in a fully covered day, so for that reason, I only offer one package. If your event is shorter, you can book hourly with a 4 hour minimum at $450/hr.

elopements

weddings &

02. couples & Portraits

* Travel included in Iowa, fees may apply for any event outside of this area.

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+ Session at a location of your choice or ask for my recommendations
+ Customized Questionnaire and Session Planning before the Shoot
+ Digital Photos Edited with the Signature Style of Storyteller Collective
+ Unlimited Downloads and Access to Your Images in an Online Gallery
+ Print Store available right from the Online Gallery and orders shipped to your door

included

investment beginning AT $650

Looking for updated photos or have an awesome idea you want to do? I'm all for it! I travel all over Iowa - with NO travel fees, it's always included - because I love to shoot at new places. If your session is going to be outside of the state, I'm totally in (travel fees for those are on a case-by-case basis). 

portraits

Couples &

02. couples & Portraits

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+ 1 Hour Session with 1-2 Outfits + 1 Hour of Pro Makeup & Dry Style
+ Access to Client Closet and Boho-inspired Boudoir Room in the Studio
+ Customized Questionnaire and Session Planning before the Shoot
+ Digital Photos Edited with the Signature Style of Storyteller Collective
+ Online Gallery or Scheduled Reveal to choose Photos (Digitals & Products are separate)

included

investment beginning AT $350

An experience all about loving the skin you're in and self-love! Empowerment is the epitome of feeling so confident in yourself. Absolutely do a session for a gift, but first and foremost, it HAS TO BE FOR YOU too! Are you ready? Sessions start with the session fee + collection. 

empowerment

Boudoir

02. couples & Portraits

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boudoir guide

The biggest thing that you should know is, I am here to empower you and make your photos a true representation of who you really are. 

experience
the

Rooted in timeless images, raw and authentic emotion, and a seriously good time.

Like the song by Nirvana goes, "come as you are, as you're meant to be". I like to do things a bit differently, so I am highly involved in the process leading up to the actual photographing, because I always want to make sure that your photos are true, raw, and real. If this sounds like your vibe, I'm willing to bet I could be the perfect photographer for you. This is also a judgement-free zone, I think it is really important to be inclusive, and everyone is beautiful in all ways. I am LGBTQ+IA & BIPOC friendly, my job is to create an inviting environment no matter what. I've photographed people from all walks of life, orientations, and skins tones. Photography is an art form, and I believe that everyone deserves their own unique experience of being in front of the camera.

Scrolling through this website, you kind of get an idea. But I think it is very important to love your photographer's work, because that is what you'll be getting in the end. My style is very documentary in nature, candid is what I live for. Editing-wise, the images will be similar to what you see in my portfolio. I would describe it as moody, with a touch of brightness, warm and earthy.

What is your style and approach like?

Always! I am the lead photographer, and I capture each wedding or session myself. If it's a wedding, one of my dedicated second shooters will also be there. I do not have an associate program, so the only time someone else would shoot for me, is in the instance of a personal emergency agreed upon between us and of the same skillset, or we will reschedule if it's a regular session.

Will you be the one photographing?

Super easy! Use the contact form below, to reach out to me. We will discuss your needs and wants for your photos, and if you want to get the ball rolling, just let me know at any time! From there, I'll send you a Proposal that has the contract for you to sign, and retainer to pay to get you blocked off on the schedule. For weddings the retainer is a flat $1000 payment, with the rest being due 30 days prior to your date. Regular Sessions, the fee is due up front.

What is your booking process?

I sure do! Traditional form of payment is directly through your Proposal or Client Portal in my CRM Honeybook. However, if you need to break up some of the balance, I offer In-house interest-free financing with 25% of the total down, with up to 6 months to pay it off. The other option is with AfterPay with Square, it's a pay-in-4 (if you qualify). Please ask about these, if you are interested!

Do you offer Payment Plans?

Absolutely!! I am a plus size woman myself, so I know some of the things that make me nervous or feel uncomfortable. I do send a questionnaire asking for specific things to look or watch out for in the process of the session, so that I can make you feel your best. My biggest suggestion is in outfits, choose pieces that accentuate your figure and aren't too snug.

Do you work with plus size in Boudoir?

Great question! This depends on many factors, but generally, you'll receive your gallery at the earliest possible time. For Weddings, typically up to 12 weeks in busy season and Regular Sessions up to 2 weeks. I always try to deliver quickly, and we will be in communication if there is going to be a delay. You also will get Sneak Peeks within 24-48 hours of the Wedding or Session posted to FB.

What is your turnaround time for photos?

love notes

Erin + Ali

Did a fantastic job of capturing our intimate wedding ceremony! She is incredibly kind and made us and our guests feel very comfortable as she was snapping away our most precious moments. We received a sneak peek of the photos quickly and the entire edited collection much earlier than expected. We highly recommend hiring Jayme if you want someone very skilled behind the camera to capture your special moments!

"She is incredibly kind and made us and our guests feel very comfortable as she was snapping away our most precious moments"

miss A

If I could give 10 stars, I would. Do it! You will not regret this entire experience. Jayme calmed my nerves when I said I was nervous for the boudoir shoot and explained everything in great detail. She made the shoot comfortable and fun, slowly starting off interested in talking with me to make me feel special. The session itself was so easy, I didn't even feel like I was at a photo shoot. I'd do it all over again with how it helped my self confidence.

"Calmed my nerves when I said I was nervous for the boudoir shoot and explained everything in great detail."

Ashley + Matt

She catches the moments we all want in our photos, is professional, fun, and amazing at what she does, I love our photos. Made our pictures absolutely perfect. She did our family, engagement, and wedding photos. I recommend her to everyone who is looking for a photographer, whenever I get the chance. Book her, you'll thank me later!

"Catches the moments we all want in our photos. Made our pictures absolutely perfect."

Jenni + Luke

She was super flexible when we had to change our plans to an elopement and went above and beyond to make our day still special even with all the stress surrounding planning a wedding during covid-19! She was easy to work with and did a wonderful job!

"Went above and beyond to make our day still special even with all the stress surrounding planning a wedding during covid-19."

Grace + Brad

We are so happy with the photos that Storyteller Collective Photo Co captured of us and the dogs. I love the life we have created. And I love even more that we now have some photos that show all the love and happiness of that life.

"I love the life we have created. And I love even more that we now have some photos that show all the love and happiness of that life."

get in touch

Des Moines, Iowa + travel worldwide
studio sessions by appointment only
storytellercollectivephotoco@gmail.com

Before we start I want to make sure that we're a good match, so please fill in the form below and I'll reply within 1-2 working days or as soon as possible. If you have other questions or just want to inquire directly, please email me at storytellercollectivephotoco@gmail.com.