Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of allBe Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all


You're preparing to marry your very best friend

You are in the right place. While I may not be an expert in floral arrangements or reception cuisine, I have been photographing weddings ever since I was nineteen. My work has been published, I've been voted one of the top wedding photographers in Des Moines, and I've even found myself shooting a wedding in the lavender fields of France. But all that is just a cherry on top. My heart beats for capturing weddings in the most real, authentic, and beautiful way possible and I would be so honored to illustrate your love story.


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A thoughtful wedding experience For the sentimental, classic, & kindhearted couple

because your story deserves to be illustrated, beautifully

Ana Woods

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of allBe Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all


Pretty pictures aside, my team and I focus on providing our couples with a top-notch experience rooted in organization, friendship, and timeless photography. We approach each wedding as a story to be told and use the classic medium of film wherever possible to ensure your memories stand the test of time.

ana woods is a des Moines Wedding photographer available for travel across the midwest

around here we do weddings differently

Working with Ana gave me such peace of mind. I struggle with words and knew that she had my back and was the expert. Ultimately, she made my brand sound like me...but better! Ana was so encouraging & helpful, guiding me and my business in the right direction! She was prompt and so kind throughout the whole process, really getting to know me and my brand.

aly carroll: wedding photographer & stock shop owner

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"Ana Was so encouraging & helpful, guiding me and my business in the right direction!"

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01. ABOUT ANA

Seven Email Templates for Wedding Photographers.

5 Tried-and-True Tips for a Better About Page.

10 Instagram Caption Attention-Grabbers for Creatives & Small Biz Owners.

02. THE STORY

03. TOP RESOURCES

04. GIVING BACK

Hank  handpicked three of my most helpful resources from the library.

MY BUSINESS DOESN'T JUST SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS

01. ABOUT ANA

04. GIVING BACK

03. TOP RESOURCES

02. THE STORY

Mary’s Meals provides life changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school.

The writing and design projects I take on are rooted in the idea that small businesses can make a positive impact on this world. That's why your trust in me funds a monthly contribution to Mary's Meals. Did you know? Around 64 million of the world’s hungriest children do not attend school because, in order to survive, they have to work or beg. Mary's Meals works to provide children one nutritious meal per day at a place of education and is a powerhouse of goodness in this world.

The Ana Woods wedding photography experience centers on capturing photos that encompass all the emotions and beauty that'll take place on your big day, while helping you feel relaxed and comfortable. Wedding photography is a perfect balance of "getting the shot" and making sure my couples are having a blast. I shoot on a film camera because it's the same medium that was used to capture your grandparent's wedding day and I find it to be unbelievably timeless and deeply nostalgic. If you enjoy the work on my website, then you can see the beauty in film. Lastly, with over seven years as a photographer- I know weddings like the back of my hand and have all sorts styling and planning advice for your use. Ultimately, I hope that you can see me as a resource, artist, and friend throughout this exciting season in your lives. 

the perfect blend of "getting the shot" & helping you enjoy your wedding day

“Ana was the best decision we made. Both in wedding planning and in general!"

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Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my ligh
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of allBe Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art
High King of Heaven, my victory won May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heav’n’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whate’er befall Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all


check ana's availability

In an effort to serve my clients with a luxury experience I limit my calendar to ten wedding commissions each year. Please reach out as soon as possible to ensure your date is available. Getting married outside of Iowa? No destination is too far flung! I've photographed weddings in Minnesota, Colorado, Texas, and even France!

Most seniors invest between $975-$1500 on their photography package. 

senior photography investment information

Working with Ana gave me such peace of mind. I struggle with words and knew that she had my back and was the expert. Ultimately, she made my brand sound like me...but better! Ana was so encouraging & helpful, guiding me and my business in the right direction! She was prompt and so kind throughout the whole process, really getting to know me and my brand.

aly carroll: wedding photographer & stock shop owner

next review

"Ana Was so encouraging & helpful, guiding me and my business in the right direction!"

REVIEW NO. 4

REVIEW NO. 3

REVIEW NO. 2

REVIEW NO. 1

01. ABOUT ANA

Seven Email Templates for Wedding Photographers.

5 Tried-and-True Tips for a Better About Page.

10 Instagram Caption Attention-Grabbers for Creatives & Small Biz Owners.

02. THE STORY

03. TOP RESOURCES

04. GIVING BACK

Hank  handpicked three of my most helpful resources from the library.

MY BUSINESS DOESN'T JUST SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS

01. ABOUT ANA

04. GIVING BACK

03. TOP RESOURCES

02. THE STORY

Mary’s Meals provides life changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school.

The writing and design projects I take on are rooted in the idea that small businesses can make a positive impact on this world. That's why your trust in me funds a monthly contribution to Mary's Meals. Did you know? Around 64 million of the world’s hungriest children do not attend school because, in order to survive, they have to work or beg. Mary's Meals works to provide children one nutritious meal per day at a place of education and is a powerhouse of goodness in this world.

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"And maybe photography is just another form of gratitude. A way of saying thank you for the blessings in our lives."

Ana is an amazing photographer! Capturing my little girl is extremely important to me and before I found Ana I had my little ones photos taken with a several different photographers. None of them could capture the vision I had like Ana does! The farmhouse studio creates the perfect backdrop. Ana makes the photo session so fun for my little one and it shows in the photos. I am grateful Ana is able to capture my daughter through the years and I can't wait for our next session.

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Karli & Brady Cooper

Ana was our wedding photographer and we couldn’t have been happier! She made us feel super comfortable and all our guests loved her. Ana was super organized and made sure everything we wanted was captured. Before and after the wedding Ana was always available for questions and requests and we had total peace of mind. We are so happy we chose Ana to capture our wedding and wholeheartedly recommend her!

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Adam & Alex Jack

Our favorite part about working with Ana was how easy she made our wedding day. Everyone in our wedding party and families commented on how friendly, professional, and helpful she was! The pictures were the exact style we were looking for and we couldn’t be happier. She was so organized and efficient, and it really felt like we were hanging out with a friend and not just a photographer all day. 

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logan & andrea mcgee

Working with Ana has been one of the best decisions we made, both in wedding planning and in general! Ana is passionate and caring, goes above and beyond for her clients, and is truly a joy to work with. She is encouraging and helpful, extremely flexible and very responsive. 20/10 for Ana - I would recommend her to any and everyone, and look forward to future photo shoots with her!

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Samantha & Brandon Maske

We've been blessed to work with Ana several times in the last couple years for engagement, wedding, and family photos. Each photo shoot with Ana has been filled with friendship and laughter that produced the most beautiful photographs of my family. She always has a smile on her face and a kind word to share. She sees the beauty in the things others may find mundane, then uses her pictures to share that beauty. 

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Rachel & Mike Reinsvold