Dave & Barb: Biker Gang

For the last several years we've seldom taken our camera gear into the non–work related portions of our life for the sake of sanity. Recently we've been convicted to do a better job documenting our friends and families because time is fickle and the people we love need to be documented and preserved. Alex's dad has had a motorcycle since before she was born and Alex's mom recently got a retro scooter, so we couldn't resist doing a mini photoshoot of them and their wheels! In attempts to do justice to their coolness we photographed underneath the soon–to–be–torn–down I-74 bridge near their house in Bettendorf. Coincidentally the bridge is also near the studio of good friend and photographer John Mohr. John helped us out on the shoot (it was quite windy and he saved our main light from smashing) and he took the BTS image below!

Mom & Dadio, thanks for being such incredibly supportive parents. We aspire to even be half as caring, generous, and rad as you two. We love you always and in all ways.

Alex's parents Dave and Barb rocking out with their motorcycle and scooter under the I-74 bridge in Davenport, IA

Alex's parents Dave and Barb rocking out with their motorcycle and scooter under the I-74 bridge in Davenport, IA

behind the scenes photo taken by John Moore in Davenport Iowa showing McClanahan Studio photographing their parents as a biker gang.

Imagery for the Robert Young Center

A while back we had the pleasure of creating some images for the Robert Young Center with Tag Marketing and Communications in Davenport, IA. Tag recently sent us some of the finished pieces (they did all the design wok) and we really like how they used our photos in context with their design. Robert Young is a mental health center that helps people overcome mental issues and get back to their everyday lives, so our assignment was to represent that visually. In the primary images our subjects are confidently re-inserting themselves into the regular activities of their everyday lives (stepping into the void), and then additional imagery shows them back in the swing of things. This project was a fun challenge for us technically and we had a great time working with the folks at Tag!

Josie & Tyler

We knew it was going to be a great day when upon making our first portrait suggestion, elevating Josie and her bridesmaids into dusty wall-squares, everybody's eyes lit up and they immediately started hoisting each other into place. This wedding party was potentially the most fun wedding party ever (as you can see below), maybe even in the history of the world! Tyler had the brilliant idea of playing dodgeball in the park, so of course we obliged. Despite scorching heat and otherwise unpleasant conditions, everybody was determined to make the most of the day and it made our job as image-makers a true joy. Josie & Tyler's wedding was in Rock Island, IL at Broadway Presbyterian Church with reception immediately following at the Moline Club. It was apparent that the couple brings out the best in one another (a trait noted many times by friends and family throughout the day). It was also apparent that the specialness of their wedding was founded first and foremost on their deep-seeded mutual faith, which gave their wedding a supernatural level of intimacy. We have no doubts that their marriage will be great and we're thankful for the time we got to spend with them on their wedding day!