About Destri


Thanks for stopping by my website. Let me introduce myself to you – my name is Destri (pronunciation: des-tree). I was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and moved to the United States in 1999 to pursue my bachelor degree in Graphic Design from Iowa State University (ISU). Why Iowa? Yeah, everyone asked me that (back then and even now!). My brother was an Electrical Engineering student at ISU at that time, so it was easier for my mom to “ship” me here too .

Anyway, as you can see in my portfolio tab, my photography style is about color and capturing those bright and cheerful, candid moments. I do love black and white photography, but I personally believe that black and white is an easy way out. ANYTHING can look pretty when you turn it into black and white. I love colors. I love chasing kids and making them giggle and laugh. Capturing their real spirit during their happy moments is my goal.

I will do my best to make sure your photo session time is full of fun, painless and free of meltdowns .

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Best Regards,

-destri andorf
{your Central Iowa area photographer – based out of Ames}
Photo credit: Captured by Heidi

-capturing your priceless memories without breaking your budget-

Destri’s mission statement

  • I believe that even though yes my equipment are expensive and yes my time is valuable, people still deserve a decent quality photographs. Yes it would be nice to be able to charge five thousand dollars for a wedding. But I believe everyone should be able to get a decent pictures with an affordable price.
  • I do believe in prints.. but I don’t believe in holding back people’s files so that’s why I sell both CD and prints.
  • I believe that people not supposed to wait for months till they get their images back. Call me crazy but I can get your pictures done within a week.
  • I don’t see clients as my source income, I see them as people who wants me to capture their precious moment.
    Yes, I know I’m underprice… why? because I do what I love and I hate to loose my clients because people think I have to increase my price. if you think I’m underprice… just give me tips.