paul gates photography, inc.

 Photographer/Owner | 515.710.8660

Paul Gates
Photography, Inc.

Photographer/Owner | 515.710.8660

testimonials

Silent Rivers Design + Build

We truly enjoy our experience working with Paul; from the flexibility in scheduling, the flawless and quick delivery of our images, to his relaxed and professional demeanor at our difficult shoots. He’s a great guy and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for top-notch commercial photography.

Chaden Halfhill
Owner Operator

Iowa State University Foundation

Paul is not only a talented and principled photographer, but is a preferred photographer when we are capturing images of Iowa State’s donors, faculty and staff. He brings a high level of professionalism to each shoot, and has a personable nature which makes the subjects feel comfortable, leading to better portraits. I appreciate his ability to interpret art direction and the creative vision he brings to our collaborations.

Ryan Peterson
Senior Director of Creative Services

Crose Lemke Construction

“Being in the construction field, we rely heavily on photography to document the work we put into a project. Each project Paul has photographed, captures the many hours we invested in it beautifully. I appreciate how he provides input on how to make each shot better & his willingness to try new things. His eye for detail and personable characteristics makes the process painless & enjoyable. We have been working with Paul for years and will continue to do so for many more.”

Hanna West
Lead Designer

Library Binding Services

Paul has been our photographer of choice for decades. He has excelled at every photography project: employee portraits, product shots, building/architectural photos, and many onsite photo shoots at our customers’ locations.
Paul’s professionalism, creativity, and attention to detail is remarkable. He always takes the time necessary to fully understand the scope of our projects and our goals for each photo shoot.
It is an absolute pleasure to work with Paul and we look forward to working with him for many years to come. We are lucky to be able to partner with him!

Julia Hulsebus
Marketing Designer

Catherine R. Thomas Design

Paul Gates has been a great asset to the team of professionals I work with on a regular basis at my client’s residences. Paul is extremely professional and at the same time extremely personable. This makes photo shoots very enjoyable rather than one more thing you have to mark off you list. Paul is very approachable, so if I have questions about lighting, direction of shots, etc., I feel completely comfortable asking. At the same time, Paul provides direction, suggestions and valuable layout direction without being overbearing. Being able to trust Paul in my client’s homes and keeping their projects confidential keeps my mind at ease and says a tremendous amount about his professionalism & courtesy. He is very accommodating with schedule and has a quick turnaround for the photos. Paul enjoys what he does and it shows in his photos, professionalism and relationships. I would recommend Paul Gates for your photography needs.

Catherine R. Thomas, AIA
Owner

Farnsworth Group

“We have worked with Paul on several occasions. Paul is always professional, and he is passionate about creating incredible photography for his clients. His attention to detail and his ability to capture the true essence of our designs is amazing. We have been very pleased with every aspect of his work and highly recommend Paul Gates Photography for your photography needs”.

Bob Ridgway AIA, NCARB
Architecture Principal

Creative Risk Solutions

We have worked with Paul for many years and have never been anything short of impressed. I appreciate that Paul always strives to understand our vision and brand to ensure that everything aligns to our standards. He is always very punctual to our sessions, quick to respond to my emails, flexible with scheduling, and consistently delivers top notch results with a very short turnaround time. He is very professional and personable, and how much he enjoys his profession truly makes our employees feel comfortable during our sessions. I highly recommend Paul Gates Photography for any professional photography needs!

Dana Jones
Operations Coordinator

ILC Resources

My company is unlike many others as it can be harsh on a photographer and the equipment. Paul has always embraced my ideas and places I take him for the perfect photo. From out in a field for a great aerial of our quarry, to the inside of a plant to capture an employee in action, or photos of our products or joining a driver in the cab of a semi; Paul is enthused to do it all. I also find Paul to be extremely responsive when I need new photography and adjusting his days to find the best weather and natural lighting. I highly recommend Paul, give him a call, you will not be disappointed.

Tim Makens
Chief Operations Officer

Iowa State University Foundation

Paul is exceptional at capturing the people and places of Iowa State University, but he’s our go-to photographer because he brings to light something more: their essence. Paul knows how to bring a story to life. His photos enhance rather than distract from the content – whether it’s bringing readers into a story or providing context that furthers their understanding. Plus, Paul is a pleasure to work with. He’s creative and professional, contributes great ideas, and exceeds expectations.

Sherry Speikers
Director, Editorial Services

Neighborhood Builders

We value our trade partners greatly and require high quality skilled trades that take pride in their work. This is especially true when it comes to photography as it’s a forever reflection of our workmanship. We are proud and grateful to partner with Paul Gates over the last decade to capture these images. He is highly skilled and truly takes pride in his work. I would highly recommend Paul Gates.

Jake Ried
Owner/Operator

Shive Hattery Architecture and Engineering

I’ve always enjoyed working with Paul on building architectural photography. His work exemplifies a high professional quality. He has an eye for the right view, and when needed, uses natural and artificial lighting to enhance the image. The building occupants and staff enjoy working with Paul, and his engaging personality does not seem intrusive for them, but rather an enjoyable experience.

Robert Bisenius, AIA, LEED, AP
Medical Planner

Silent Rivers Design + Build

We truly enjoy our experience working with Paul; from the flexibility in scheduling, the flawless and quick delivery of our images, to his relaxed and professional demeanor at our difficult shoots. He’s a great guy and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for top-notch commercial photography.

Chaden Halfhill
Owner Operator

Iowa State University Foundation

Paul is not only a talented and principled photographer, but is a preferred photographer when we are capturing images of Iowa State’s donors, faculty and staff. He brings a high level of professionalism to each shoot, and has a personable nature which makes the subjects feel comfortable, leading to better portraits. I appreciate his ability to interpret art direction and the creative vision he brings to our collaborations.

Ryan Peterson
Senior Director of Creative Services

Crose Lemke Construction

“Being in the construction field, we rely heavily on photography to document the work we put into a project. Each project Paul has photographed, captures the many hours we invested in it beautifully. I appreciate how he provides input on how to make each shot better & his willingness to try new things. His eye for detail and personable characteristics makes the process painless & enjoyable. We have been working with Paul for years and will continue to do so for many more.”

Hanna West
Lead Designer

Library Binding Services

Paul has been our photographer of choice for decades. He has excelled at every photography project: employee portraits, product shots, building/architectural photos, and many onsite photo shoots at our customers’ locations.
Paul’s professionalism, creativity, and attention to detail is remarkable. He always takes the time necessary to fully understand the scope of our projects and our goals for each photo shoot.
It is an absolute pleasure to work with Paul and we look forward to working with him for many years to come. We are lucky to be able to partner with him!

Julia Hulsebus
Marketing Designer

Catherine R. Thomas Design

Paul Gates has been a great asset to the team of professionals I work with on a regular basis at my client’s residences. Paul is extremely professional and at the same time extremely personable. This makes photo shoots very enjoyable rather than one more thing you have to mark off you list. Paul is very approachable, so if I have questions about lighting, direction of shots, etc., I feel completely comfortable asking. At the same time, Paul provides direction, suggestions and valuable layout direction without being overbearing. Being able to trust Paul in my client’s homes and keeping their projects confidential keeps my mind at ease and says a tremendous amount about his professionalism & courtesy. He is very accommodating with schedule and has a quick turnaround for the photos. Paul enjoys what he does and it shows in his photos, professionalism and relationships. I would recommend Paul Gates for your photography needs.

Catherine R. Thomas, AIA
Owner

Farnsworth Group

“We have worked with Paul on several occasions. Paul is always professional, and he is passionate about creating incredible photography for his clients. His attention to detail and his ability to capture the true essence of our designs is amazing. We have been very pleased with every aspect of his work and highly recommend Paul Gates Photography for your photography needs”.

Bob Ridgway AIA, NCARB
Architecture Principal

Creative Risk Solutions

We have worked with Paul for many years and have never been anything short of impressed. I appreciate that Paul always strives to understand our vision and brand to ensure that everything aligns to our standards. He is always very punctual to our sessions, quick to respond to my emails, flexible with scheduling, and consistently delivers top notch results with a very short turnaround time. He is very professional and personable, and how much he enjoys his profession truly makes our employees feel comfortable during our sessions. I highly recommend Paul Gates Photography for any professional photography needs!

Dana Jones
Operations Coordinator

ILC Resources

My company is unlike many others as it can be harsh on a photographer and the equipment. Paul has always embraced my ideas and places I take him for the perfect photo. From out in a field for a great aerial of our quarry, to the inside of a plant to capture an employee in action, or photos of our products or joining a driver in the cab of a semi; Paul is enthused to do it all. I also find Paul to be extremely responsive when I need new photography and adjusting his days to find the best weather and natural lighting. I highly recommend Paul, give him a call, you will not be disappointed.

Tim Makens
Chief Operations Officer

Iowa State University Foundation

Paul is exceptional at capturing the people and places of Iowa State University, but he’s our go-to photographer because he brings to light something more: their essence. Paul knows how to bring a story to life. His photos enhance rather than distract from the content – whether it’s bringing readers into a story or providing context that furthers their understanding. Plus, Paul is a pleasure to work with. He’s creative and professional, contributes great ideas, and exceeds expectations.

Sherry Speikers
Director, Editorial Services

Neighborhood Builders

We value our trade partners greatly and require high quality skilled trades that take pride in their work. This is especially true when it comes to photography as it’s a forever reflection of our workmanship. We are proud and grateful to partner with Paul Gates over the last decade to capture these images. He is highly skilled and truly takes pride in his work. I would highly recommend Paul Gates.

Jake Ried
Owner/Operator

Shive Hattery Architecture and Engineering

I’ve always enjoyed working with Paul on building architectural photography. His work exemplifies a high professional quality. He has an eye for the right view, and when needed, uses natural and artificial lighting to enhance the image. The building occupants and staff enjoy working with Paul, and his engaging personality does not seem intrusive for them, but rather an enjoyable experience.

Robert Bisenius, AIA, LEED, AP
Medical Planner