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  • blackcap photography

    Cody Kilgore
    Photographer, and all-around worthwhile guy

    I will not be your most expensive photographer, but I will be your most attentive.

    That may be all you want or need to know. But, just in case you want to know more: I'm also a father of two beautiful girls, a writer, a runner, have a farm, and...I sometimes need help dressing sensibly.


    My approach to photography: I can't express the unique and real you in your images if you are just a client, so I hope you're ready for a new friend.




  • wedding packages

    Simple pricing, flexible options.


    All of our packages include your engagement session, all-day wedding day coverage (a feature we feel is important in telling your story) and edited digital images with a print release.


    Our $2400 package includes:

    - Free consultation meeting(s)

    - Engagement session (up to 3 hours)

    - Rehearsal coverage (for candids and planning wedding day coverage)

    - Wedding day coverage (from morning salon to the reception's last dance)
    - Optional wedding-day mini-boudoir session (no additional cost)

    - Edited digital images on a USB, in a keepsake box uniquely designed from your wedding

    - Print release

    Other optional sessions, products, and features can be added a la carte to design a wedding photography package exactly the way you want it, and within your wedding budget.



    Considering a destination wedding somewhere exotic, or an adventure wedding someplace unique? Visit our website for our travel wedding line at

    Twig, Stone, and Stream Photography. 

  • senior portfolios

    Unique. Stunning. You.


    Our senior portraits are tailored to reflect the real you. All your achievements, all your personality, and everything in between. It starts with an interview with you and your parents to understand everything you want portrayed in your senior portfolio, and involves multiple sessions. It can involve--based on your interview--your scholastic activities, your home life, your hobbies and activities, and even your friends and family.


    All senior portraiture includes a minimum of two sessions, up to 100 wallets, your edited digital images on a USB, a release for social media and printing, and delivery to your school of your image specifically formatted for your high school yearbook. Your portfolio is designed to fit your every need for senior portraiture and is simply priced at $650.


    To get started on the process that will become your unique senior portfolio, all you have to do is call.

  • what my customers say...




    "Aside from his talents as a photographer, Cody is great to work with in general. He was friendly, communicative, and helpful even with things that weren't really part of his job at all - case in point, none of the groomsmen knew how to tie a tie, but he helped them all with that. He took a lot of stress off of what would have been a very nerve-wracking day. My husband and I are immensely grateful for everything he did for us, from the engagement photos all the way through to the wedding."

    ~ Melissa


    "We met Cody at a Bridal Show, and while he was already booked on our date for another wedding, we asked him to shoot an Engagement Session for us. I knew right away that both my Fiancé and I liked his personality and his style. Not only is he affordable and reasonable with his pricing, but the pictures turned out GREAT! We loved them! For me though, it's more than just amazing photography (which he did!), but it's also the professionalism and his overall style of doing business which is why I give him 5 stars and am already recommending him to friends and family. Cody is very timely on responding and always pleasant. We wanted our pictures taken outdoors after a fresh snowfall; he was so flexible on playing the weather by ear and communicating with us on when and where we should go. He's also true to his word; he said he'd have our photos to us in a week, and we had them in 6 days. It's been a wonderful experience working with Cody and I highly recommend him. He won't disappoint!"

    ~ Jamie


    "Cody was AMAZING! We had a great time working with him. He was there for our Rehearsal Dinner and ALL day Saturday from 9a.m. to 11p.m. Wonderful to work with and definitely recommend him to anyone. Will use him again in the future!"

    ~ Chelsea


    "Cody was amazing his work truly speaks for itself, very nice, polite, attentive to details, also he honored almost all my requests for photos I wanted to try(thanks to pinterest). He was there from start to finish! He was very well priced and turnaround rate was very impressive for the huge amount of pictures taken!"

    ~ Desiree


    "Cody, I just wanted to thank you for doing such an amazing job shooting our wedding! You were absolutely wonderful to work with, you put us at ease. and made our wedding very special! My family was very impressed with you as well. I'm so excited to see the final results!"

    ~ Jenny


    "Cody did a great job! The pictures turned out so beautiful! AND he was terrific to work with. Very much recommend!!"

    ~ Julie


    "All in all, we would suggest him to absolutely anybody. Cody surpassed all my expectations of a photographer. He provided my wife and I with great images of our special day(s), and captured the essence of my wife and I's relationship. Our wedding went perfectly and Cody's professionalism, personality, and commitment to providing us with memories definitely added to that feeling of a perfect day."

    ~ Evan


    "Cody & his team went above and beyond what I could have hoped for. Very accommodating."

    ~ Natalie


    "We met for engagement photos and Cody and his assistant were very personable and were great to work with. He edited and emailed some of our photos the same day we had them taken and the rest were delivered to us a few days later! I can't wait to work with them on our wedding day, the pictures turned out beautiful! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer."

    ~ Amy




    "Cody did photography at both our wedding in Ireland and reception in Iowa. We couldn't be happier with his professionalism, reconnaissance, detail, timing and talent!"

    ~ Becca




    "Cody was amazing to work with on our engagement shoot and on our wedding day. He allowed us to utilize some of the ideas we had in mind and helped us to perfect the shots to make them as beautiful as possible. He showed us different edits of shots to see how unique they could be. One of our favorite shots from our engagement shoot came out in such a way that it looked like it could have been a movie poster! Beautiful work and a great attitude to boot. Thanks, Cody!"

    ~ Catlin




    "Cody was so much fun to work with as well as experienced! He was patient and took the time to figure out our wants and needs. He provided us with amazing shots and memories for years to come of our beautiful wedding! I would recommend him to anyone!"

    ~ Nina S.


  • the blog

  • You never call, you never write...

    Like to book a date, discuss pricing, have a free consult, or just find out what I want to be when I grow up? Here is where you start!


    Or you can try the old-fashioned method, and call me at 515.490.8669.

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