paul gates photography, inc.

 Photographer/Owner | 515.710.8660

Paul Gates
Photography, Inc.

Photographer/Owner | 515.710.8660


Redeker’s Furniture

I have worked with Paul for a few years now on several different projects ranging from TV to web.  We use a stop motion method for TV, which consists of building room scenes piece by piece and then removing an item one by one.  The days of the shoot tend to be long and tedious consisting of hundreds of pictures.  Paul is always very pleasant to work with and does a great job of delivering high quality photography that represents the quality of furniture we are known for.  Plus, he has a great relationship with our ad agency.  Therefore, in preparation for a shoot he can reach out to their staff and work with them on specifics to make the process of creating our TV spot easier.  Thus, making every project go very smoothly on my end.

Mike Redeker
Advertising Director

Iowa State University Foundation

Paul is not only a gifted architectural/product photographer, his editorial work is outstanding. He adroitly captures the essence of the subjects and their stories. Paul takes the time to learn as much as he can about who these people are and what moves them, and brings that to life through photography. We’re fortunate to have a photographer of Paul’s talent to work with us!

Jodi O'Donnell
Director, Editorial Services

Shive Hattery Architecture And Engineering

Paul has photographed several of our architectural and engineering projects including a roadway construction site, some completed paving projects, a stormwater and utilities project, and some interior and exterior shots of medical facilities. The architects and engineers that accompany Paul when he shoots their projects have reported back to me that they enjoy working with him. That says a lot, because they can be really picky when it comes to showing their projects in their best light. We will be working with him again and again in the future.

Teri Peterson
Public Relations Manager

Pella Regional Health Center

Paul Gates does an outstanding job of determining the best light, the best setting, the best angles. He is able to see and photograph images that represent our hospital well. I’m delighted with the photos he shot of Pella Regional Health Center.

Cyndi Atkins
Assistant Marketing Coordinator


We have contracted the services of Paul Gates Photography to photograph several of our completed architectural projects. We are very pleased with the high quality of the photos, the attention to detail and the professional manner in which Paul worked to schedule the shoots at the owner’s convenience. We would highly recommend Paul Gates Photography to anyone in need of professional photography

Jack Gray
Vice President

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

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

DLR Group

Photography is an art of telling a story through interpretation of light and context. Each of the projects we design with our clients has a story to be told. We appreciate the time Paul took prior to “taking the final shot” to understand the project and the story behind it. Paul’s style is flexible and professional. I would recommend Paul Gates to others for their professional photography needs.

Eric Beron, AIA, LEED, AP

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

Library Binding Services/Corporate Image

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

Holmes Murphy

Holmes Murphy has worked with Paul for a number of years, and he is truly a professional. He not only helps us accomplish our brand vision through our photos, but he’s personable and friendly with our employees, making it an overall great experience. Paul is very accommodating with his time and adapts quickly to schedule changes. Additionally, his turnaround time for photo delivery is the fastest we’ve seen. We are always extremely pleased with Paul’s final products. We would highly recommend Paul Gates Photography!

Amanda Joubert
Communication & PR Consultant

Stoney Creek Hospitality

Paul has helped illustrate our unique brand of hotels with his keen eye for detail for a handful of years. With a background in photography myself, Paul has always been able to deliver what I’m envisioning and has a keen eye for detail. Even when I’m not able to be on-site during a shoot, Paul is able to work quickly, professionally and diligently with the available staff, and keeps the project on time, even when changes arise in the original plan. His knowledge of lighting, angles, and space is unmatched and he is able to quickly turn around projects which is a huge benefit for us. I would recommend Paul’s skills to anyone needing a professional vision, someone who will also give suggestions, and who has the knowledge and experience to take your vision to market. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Paul for our photography.

Janae Gray
Director Of Marketing