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

Medical Residency Portrait

Do You Need A Professional Portrait For Your

Medical Residency Application?

Medical students have a lot on their plate. All that studying, and then they are asked to provide a portrait when submitting their residency application. You may be thinking,”I have a friend with a camera, I’ll just ask them to take a picture of me against a wall”. How professional does that look? No very! You need a professional headshot taken by a professional photographer. I have a photography studio with professional lighting. I have years of experience at getting the best expression for people. The number on question medical students ask is “Can you take out the bags under my eyes?’ Yes, I know exactly how to retouch your image to take out those sleepy looking dark circles, without you looking like a model. You’ll look natural, you’ll look your best. The three things that are asked about the photograph you submit are,

• It must be in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format.
• The maximum file size accepted is 100 KB.
• It must be no larger than 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size.

I know exactly how to give you the professional portrait you need. The process is very simple. Call the studio at 937-298-6776. Schedule a time that is convenient for you. We'll look at the photographs immediately so you can pick out your best image. I then take that image, do my magic enhancement, and email you the finished portrait ready to submit in a couple days. If you have an urgent deadline I cane have the finished portrait read in 24 hour. Don't worry about this part of your medical residency application. I can help you look your best. To see more examples of my photography work go to ClearyCreativePhoto.com/Business Photography.

 

portrait of medical student for residency application by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
portrait of medical student for residency application by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
portrait of medical student for residency application by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
portrait of medical student for residency application by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
portrait of medical student for residency application by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
portrait of medical student for residency application by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Beavercreek Ohio High School Senior Portraits

I really enjoy photographing high school seniors here is the Beavercreek area. Here are a few of my recent high school senior photography sessions. Logan is a senior this year a Beavercreek high school and Cara goes to Carrol high school.

 

outdoor high school senior portrait of girl by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
high school senior portrait of boy by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio

Cara wanted to do all her photographs outdoors at a park. We choose to do all her photographs at Smith Garden in Oakwood. Smith Garden is a beautiful location and I have used it often. The folks with Oakwood keep the park in great condition. The flowers are in bloom for more than half the year. Cara wanted to do multiple outfit changes so I had to bring a portable changing room. We had a gorgeous day with direct sun so my lighting was simple, a silver reflector to add light to her face and a white reflector to add pop to her blue eyes.

outdoor high school senior portrait of girl by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
outdoor high school senior portrait of girl by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
outdoor high school senior portrait of girl by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
outdoor high school senior portrait of girl by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
outdoor high school senior portrait of girl by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
outdoor high school senior portrait of girl by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio

Logan wanted to do both in studio and outdoor photographs. I created a series of photographs using different backgrounds in the studio. I also did a few photographs using natural winds light. We then went outside the studio and finished the session outdoors using many different locations right around the building. Some were urban and some were natural settings.

high school senior portrait of boy by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
high school senior portrait of boy by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
high school senior portrait of boy by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
high school senior portrait of boy by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
high school senior portrait of boy by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio
high school senior portrait of boy by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio

There are appointments available for the late summer and this fall. I am offering a fall, back to school discount. 50% off you session photography fee. Give me a call at the studio 937-298-6776 with any questions or to schedule your appointment. To see more of my high school senior photographs go to ClearyCreativePhoto.com/HighSchoolSeniorPortraits.

high school senior portrait of boy by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Beavercreek Ohio

Powdered Painting Photographs

Powdered Painting Portraits

We have a big announcement here at Cleary Creative Portraits. We are now offering a new style of portraits. They are called Powdered Painting Photographs. These photographs can be produced from a studio portrait or a location portrait. This is a PhotoShop technique that allows me to be creative with individual portraits. This will make a beautiful wall portrait.

powdered painting by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton OhioMother and Baby powdered painting by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

High School Seniors Sports Letterman’s Jackets

High school letterman’s jacket are still very popular. High school kids are participating in many different sports activities and a letterman’s jacket or a letterman’s sweater are great ways to show off their sports is with a jacket or sweater.

high school boy in Carlisle letterman's jacket by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

high school girl in Valley View letterman's jacket by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

The best place to get your jacket or sweater is Classic Stitch in Miamisburg, Ohio. Julie Grice with Classic Stitch has the expertise to find the perfect jacket for your high school player. I know Julie from my BNI group and we have worked together to help market her jackets.

high school boy in Miamisburg letterman's jacket by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

high school girl in Miamisburg letterman's sweater by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

I came up with these photographs which represent what sports the kids are participating in. They are also an artistic statement that makes a great image to display in your house. These kids will be going of to college and these photographs will help you to remember everything they did in high school. Give me a call to set up your appointment for your high schooler’s high school senior portraits, 937-298-6776. If you need a letterman’s jacket give Julie a call at 937-247-3900. Classic Stitch is located in Historic Downtown Miamisburg.

 

high school girl in Miamisburg letterman's jacket. by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

high school girl in West Carrollton letterman's jacket. by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio