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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high school senior girl photographed by Great Miami river by Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
Photograph of Downtown Dayton at Night by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography Dayton Ohio
business headshot portrait by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography Dayton Ohio
sunrise at cormfield Miami county Ohio by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
sunrise at cormfield Miami county Ohio by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
Outdoor family portrait by a river with their dogs by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
close up portrait of Mom and Dad holding baby by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
portrait of young family at a park by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
portrait of High School senior boy in dugout with baseball glove by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
portrait of High School senior boy in dugout with baseball glove by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Latest Blog Posts

Aferican American family portrait

How important is a family portrait?

I received a phone call like many I have had. “Hi, I would like to find out about a family portrait”. I like to find out as much information as possible about the family before they come in for a portraits. Who am I photographing? What are everyone’s age? Are there little kids, grandparents? The woman who called said her mother had breast cancer and she wanted a family portrait while she still felt good enough to come in. I was amazed how good the grandmother looked and how much love this family had for each other. We should all be this lucky to have a loving, extended family. Two sisters, with their children and their parents. I delivered the portraits as quickly as possible because I knew the Grandmother wasn’t doing well. When my client picked up the portraits she told me her mother was at Hospice and I felt very sad. Later that day she called me crying because she showed the portraits to her mother and everyone at hospice cried they looked so good. How important  is a family portrait? These portraits are priceless. These are the kind of clients I love and these are the kind of families I love to work with.

 

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City of Dayton, Commissioners and staff

Business Portraits of New Mayor and Commissioners

The City of Dayton has a new mayor, Nan Whaley and counsel members, so it’s time for new professional portraits. I’ve had the privilege to take the official counsel photograph for many years. I did Nan Whale’s professional portrait a few years ago and when I photographed her this year she said “Dan, the portrait you took of me was so good that I used it for about 8 years now.” The City of Dayton has a display of all the different counsel photographs going back to about 1940 so it’s an honor to help them keep up their history.  These business portraits are being used on the City of Dayton’s web site, for all their public relations material and are even on display at the Dayton International Airport.  One of the benefits of being a professional photographer is all the interesting people you meet. I have photographed many business professionals and other politicians for annual reports and print marketing. If you are in need of professional business photography from a simple head shot to full annual report style photography give me a call at 937-298-6776. Congratulations Nan, I know you’ll do great in your new job.

Dan Cleary, professional photographer, Cleary Creative Photography, Dayton, Ohio

 

Nan Whaley, City of Dayton mayor

Nan Whaley, City of Dayton mayor

Dean Lovelace, City of Dayton commisioner

Dean Lovelace, City of Dayton commisioner

Jeffrey Mims, City of Dayton commissioner

Jeffrey Mims, City of Dayton commissioner

Matt Joseph, City of Dayton commissioner

Matt Joseph, City of Dayton commissioner

Joey Williams, City of Dayton commissioner

Joey Williams, City of Dayton commissioner

City of Dayton, Commissioners and staff

City of Dayton, Commissioners and staff

Fine Art Photographs for Home and Office

I just received an email from Amy at the Rosewood Art Gallery in Kettering. I got one of my photographs in the Works On Paper show for this year. I’m very excited. They chose one of my photographs from the Grasses In Winter Snow series. I shot the the photographs last winter and they turned out great. There are about ten photographs in this series. We had about eight inches of snow which isn’t that unusual for Ohio but then we had perfect blue skies which is unusual for Ohio in the winter.  This would be a great way decorate your home or office.

Grasses in the Winter Snow, color fine art photograph

Sunset outside Springboro, Ohio

Fine Art Landscape Photography by Daniel Cleary Photography

I have been doing a lot of traveling for work lately, northern Ohio, southern Ohio, Indiana. And because my days have been starting early and ending late I have been seeing many sun rises and sun sets from the road. So I jumped out of the van one day and took a photo with my trusty iPhone camera. I have been making panorama photographs with my iPhone of the Ohio and Indiana landscape.  It actually turned out better than I could have imagined. So now as I’m driving, my iPhone camera is ready to go. I have been building a few extra minute into my drive so I can stop and take a couple of photos. Here are the first six finished images. If you are interested in purchasing any of these photographs contact Dan Cleary at Cleary Creative Photography 937-298-6776.

Panorama sunrise fine art photograph outside Van Werth, Ohio Panorama sunset fine art photograph at corn field, Springboro, Ohio Panorama sunset fine art photograph at Sycamore State Park, Ohio Panorama sunset fine art photograph of farmer picking corn near Bowling Green, Ohio Panorama sunset fine art photograph near Helena, Ohio Panorama sunset fine art photograph near Springboro, Ohio