Photography Services Rock Island, IL
Hi! My name is Brennen Tope and I’m a Rock Island photographer who is passionate about photography and the Quad Cities area. Check out my story!
I specialize as a wedding photographer, portfolio headshot photographer, pet photographer, senior portraits photographer, event photographer, and family photographer.
I’m most well known for my work around the Quad Cities area taking pictures such as the I-74 bridge and the beautiful Mississippi River. I’m always looking for that new angle whether it be a picture of an old cathedral or a remote location that is unique to my hometown, Davenport. I try and bring out everything unique and interesting in my native area. I like to show people that they don’t have to go too far to be able to experience something beautiful and stunning. It is my personal challenge to bring out every person’s personality in a project I am hired for.
One of the most hectic and thrilling stories to tell is a wedding. From start to finish the journey is amazing and everything should go as planned. You deserve to feel at ease at the wedding and enjoy yourself and still know you’ll be able to see the very best moments after the special night is over. With so much going on, it’s important to have a professional photographer scanning the area for the best shots and not being distracted. You aren’t able to say the same thing for your relative who has been dabbling with cameras. They could get caught up talking with a friend or family and completely miss a first dance, or a shared look between the newlyweds. Select me and I’ll tell your visual story through the ceremony, family portraits, and during the reception without distraction or bias; you deserve peace of mind on your big day
Finding a headshot photographer is not that difficult, just check the internet and you’ll find quite a few. The way I am unique and special from others is that I have knowledge of a lot of great areas that make for professional headshots for any purpose whether it be individual, family, business, or magazine. You will feel proud to show off your new portrait to your friends, clients, colleagues, and family. I’m here to make sure your photo is LinkedIn, work, Facebook, or even Tinder ready.
Pets are one of the best subjects to photograph, only second to children. They can be very adorable and finding that photo that captures their attitude and personality is a journey I would love to take with you. It takes a certain skill to be able to work with pets and keep them occupied while photographing them and I have had quite a lot of practice with my client’s pets. Let me know if you have a best friend that needs their beauty captured.
I first got into taking these photographs when my younger sister asked if I could take her’s and her friend’s senior pictures. I didn’t realize it then, but it’s not as easy as “point” and “click.” Even though it was a tough learning curve, I was still able to get quite the compliments from all my sister’s friends. She even admitted I did a good job.
They loved the locations I found for each picture, commenting that they wouldn’t have even thought of this location before I suggested it. That’s the beauty of being a Davenport, Iowa native I suppose! So feel free to trust me with making your senior pictures unique and picturesque as my sister’s friends did.
This is most likely my favorite photography to do as I enjoy the atmosphere of each event I go to. Most of the events I’ve taken pictures at have been music concerts with high energy, loud noises, and not always the best lighting, so I’m positive I can handle a family gathering or reception of any kind, no matter how many relatives you bring! Feel free to check out some of the photos I’ve been able to capture that musicians have even saved and commented positively on.
Coming from a family of four siblings, I understand the great and sometimes not so great of a big family. It can be hectic at times especially whenever we all had to be at school on time! This experience has allowed me to be more in tune with families big and small. I would be honored to photograph your family whether it be a big family shot, or individual children or newborn shot.
So if you’re looking for a family photographer in the Rock Island area; I’m your guy.
Please feel free to contact me about pricing and rates if you’re interested. I have examples of prices I have used in the past but I like to see each new project as an opportunity to meet the needs of my client in an affordable way for them. Essentially, you get the top quality pictures without breaking the bank! Let’s talk about the memories you want to capture today.
Rock Island, Illinois History
As a photographer serving the Rock Island area, I have been very interested in the history of the city. The first people to live in the Rock Island area were actually members of the Sauk and Fox Indian tribes. Fort Armstrong was built on the island in 1816 and became the HQ for operations in the Black Hawk War in 1832. The community was renamed in 1835 as Rock Island because of the location the island resided next to the Rock River. The first bridge to cross the Mississippi River was constructed in 1856 next to Rock Island. It was used in the American Civil War as an ordnance depot and as a prisoner-of-war camp, where a lot of Confederate soldiers died. Today, it is occupied by the Rock Island Arsenal which includes a replica of the Fort Armstrong blockhouse as well as a museum. Also located on the island are Union and Confederate cemeteries. The military dominates the economy here and remains essential for the area. If you are a resident of Rock Island don’t hesitate to contact me for your photography needs!
Serving the Quad Cities Area in Iowa and Illinois
Rock Island Areas Served:
Old Chicago | Highland Park Historical District | KeyStone | Longview | Douglas Park
61201| 61204 | 61264 | 61299