Dam to Dam

When working with clients for a portrait session, we typically have a planning session where we get to know our clients better and to see what kind of story we'd like to tell through the images we produce. I don't do a planning session for my own personal projects like this, but I do try to think about the story that my images will tell. After spending the morning out in the cold, wet, and blustery grey day, it finally became apparent to me that a series of black and white photo's was the way to tell this Dam to Dam story. 


Half way across the Saylorville dam and it's looking pretty serious up front.

Determination, joy, grit.

These ten folks have a pretty special support crew.

Here's the 40th largest city in the state of Iowa making it's way from the Saylorville dam to downtown Des Moines.

Nearing the two mile point, the massive race shows no sign of thinning out.

Entering the city crossing the Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge on the Principal River Walk.

Almost the last incline as the race approaches the Hub Spot and Court Avenue.

Beth Palmer passes through the Hub Spot.

The last tailwind section before the race turns west along Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.