Welcome to Robert Etzens photography !
Des Moines photography is my passion!
We are always striving to make you happy.
“Creating Radiant Images For You” is my tagline,
but it is my signature also.This is my photography style and what you can expect from me.I look forward to meeting you! Also as a note although we are based in Des Moines we will travel to your event if needed.
A bit about me
My name is Robert Etzen (Bob will do fine).I would like to tell you a little about myself and my love for photography.
I was born and raised in Des Moines Iowa and lived here most of my life. I attended Lincoln High school. And my class graduated in 1979.So you are realizing I’m not too young but not too old either!
My experience and passion with photography goes back to when I was a kid(about 5 years old) and my mother would allow me to look at her camera .She would show me the controls and how it operates and even allow me to take a picture now and then. That lit a spark inside me that quickly turned into a passion. By jr. high school I was in the photography club and shooting 35mm B&W film and developing it in the schools darkroom. I was shooting probably 2 or 3 rolls every week. Of course the cameras were fully manual and required a lot of thought to be able to achieve a perfectly exposed photograph (they still do!). Those early lessons were invalueable and still hold true today. Flash forward to 2017 and we see amazing products that produce outstanding photographs. But it is still ultimately in the hands of the photographer. I love it more than ever! Creating a certain pose or a unusual candid or any shot that gets into my creative thought process that will never go away!! Like I always say my next shot is my best shot. Not resting on my laurels but getting that perfect image. That’s the challenge I love.