Our History

Alexander Photo is locally owned and operated by Steve and Marianne Alexander. We opened our original location on Ingersoll opened in 1979 and moved to our new spot in Historic Valley Junction in August 2013.

Our goal is to guide you through your photographic journey helping you find the right tools including the  right equipment, accessories, education and the best quality printing.

Should you need the services of photography family, business or commercial services we can help.

Stop in and start your journey today.

Steve Alexander

Steve Alexander

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Marianne Alexander

Marianne Alexander

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Mark Nemmers

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Alexander’s Photo in the Community

Alexanders Photo is helping raise funds for the Puppy Jake Foundation. Puppy Jake is dedicated to improving the lives of American veterans with disabilities with well-bred, professionally trained and socialized service dogs. The dogs are place with members of the Armed Forces who need assistance with their lives when they return home.

See how Alexander’s Photo is helping raise fund for Puppy Jake Foundation.

Donations to date:

$2,806

Funds Raised

$10,869

In-kind services

Upcoming Events in Valley Junction

A great place and time to use your camera at one of many Valley Junction Events!   Stop in and make sure you have batteries, film and digital cards or even a pro tip or two before you shoot.  Afterwards drop by with your film or digital files and order prints from our in-house kiosk or you can order straight from your tablet or smart phone!

Farmers Market/Music in the Junction

Thursdays
4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Farmers Market is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods. Join your friends and neighbors from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Both events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

May 5, 2018
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Celebrating the Mexican heritage of many railroad workers during the establishment years of Valley Junction, this festival is an opportunity to recognize the Mexican community who helped James Jordan’s vision of bringing the railroad to the Des Moines area become a reality. In honor of our strong heritage, we will also present a proclamation and announcement of our Cinco de Mayo King and Queen.

Valley Junction Arts Festival

May 20, 2018
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A wide variety of items will be available at this juried fine art show, including paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, furniture, clothing, stained glass, fiber and much more.