Family Portraits

“I want to say that Mr. Cleary was a doll, he was very understanding about my requests and the fact I did not have all the things I needed for the sitting, he was fine with that so I would like to thank him for his time, not to mention the beautiful pictures he took of my family, children and grand kids. Again thank you.”
Judy McCullah, Dayton, Ohio

High School Senior Portraits

“Mr. Cleary, you did a wonderful job photographing my daughter Alexa. She was absolutely at ease and totally enjoyed her shoot. You went over and above the call of duty. I will be telling everyone about your services for the photos, they are absolutely gorgeous. The price of the photos is much more reasonable than any other I have encountered. I do want to thank you again and plan on using your services again in the future.”
Sandy DeHaven, Dayton, Ohio

Baby Portraits

"The photographs Dan has given us have always been beautiful. It is amazing just how good they really are. We did the first year baby plan with Dan and at MaKayla’s 9 month session, she wasn’t in a good mood so we thought there would only be 1 or 2 decent photographs, but there were so many really great shots that we couldn’t believe it. Dan is a true artist, he really makes children feel comfortable. I guess that’s why he always gets such good expressions and that’s why we like him so much.”
Tyler & Monica Kingdom, Springboro, Ohio

 

Business Photography

"It's a major endeavor to redesign a business website and especially challenging when it's for a law firm with hundreds of lawyers. We selected Dan because of his experience, photographic style and attention to detail. Dan did an excellent job on the photographs and in managing the project to completion."

Ellen Geron, Regional Growth Manager, Thompson Hine LLP

 

 

Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. Since then, he has amassed thousands of satisfied clients throughout the region and nationally, working with individuals, families,  small companies and fortune 500 corporations. Dan specializes in working with companies to help them create business headshots. He works with families to create beautiful baby portraits, high school senior portraits and family portraits. Dan is also a fine arts photographer. He has a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills Michigan.

The Professional Photographers of America, the leading association of imaging professionals, has designated Dan as a Certified Professional Photographer. He successfully underwent a 100-question exam, an image evaluation by a jury of other certified professional photographers nationally, and agreed to a strict code of conduct. Certification is renewed periodically, ensuring confidence in the group’s professionalism.

The Dayton City Commission recognized Dan as a Proud Dayton Original. The Commission initiated this award as a nod to Dayton’s long history of invention, innovation and inspiration. Recognition is based on creative thinking, doing, believing and achieving. This honor emphasizes Dan’s creativity and originality. For more information, see http://daytonoriginals.org/2015/03/18/dan-cleary.

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Outdoor family portrait by a river with their dogs by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
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Newest Little Miracles Baby Portraits Member

I want to thank Jaycie’s Mom for bringing her in for her three month baby portraits. Jaycie’s Mom signed up for the First Year Little Miracles Baby Portrait series. The Portrait series include four photography sessions starting at 3 months when the baby is holding their head up. Then 6 months when they are sitting up. The 9 months when they are standing up and then on year. The proud parents who sign up are never disappointed and many start crying when they see their photographs. I can’t wait to see her back at six months when she’s sitting up.

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How to get a beautiful high school senior portrait

I want to thank Olivia for coming in to fill out her modeling portfolio. The trick to getting beautiful photographs done is just a little planning. First, make sure to bring more than enough clothing changes. That way I can look at your selections and let you know what will photograph the best. Next don’t go heavy on the make-up. Less is more in photographs and you want to look as natural as possible. Let the photographer do their job with lighting and then retouching. Finally, don’t be nervous. Relax and work with the photographer. As long as there isn’t a rush, which at this studio there never is a rush because each person receives at least an hour photo session, you can be your self.

 

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High School Senior Boy Outdoor Portrait

A good friend of mine asked if I could take his son’s high school senior portraits. His son is great at golf and baseball. Two sports that are dear to my heart as well. I talked with the senior boy’s mother to come up with a plan and to find out exactly what they wanted. I always like it when my clients have interesting ideas and I get to go above and beyond the normal “high school senior portrait“. Her idea was to go to the exact places that he spent the most time during high school, the West Carrollton High School baseball field and Pipestone golf course in Miamisburg Ohio. She wanted good portraits, not action shots and she had the idea of trying to tell a story showing her son with both sports. I like it when my clients asks me to stretch my imagination. I also like when my client tells me I accomplished exactly what she wanted and more. Thank you for letting my tell your son’s story in a photograph.

By Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography Dayton Ohio

 

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Columbus Airport for Clear Cchannel Airports

Commercial Location Photography Dayton Ohio

I’ve been doing professional photography for many years and it’s always nice to do some on location commercial photography. Clear Channel Airports from Allentown Pennsylvanian called me to see if I would like to create some photographs for them at airports close to me. They needed photographs at the Dayton, Columbus and Cleveland airports. Clear Channel Airports manages all the displays at about 300 airports around the world and they needed to update their portfolio of images. Clear Channel needed photographs with people in them and it took a couple trips to each airport at different times to capture everything they needed. In the end their comment was “We received and reviewed all the photographs from each airport and they are perfect. Exactly what we wanted. Thanks for all your help.”

Well thank you Clear Channel, I look forward to working with you again.

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