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

Maternity and Newborn Baby Portraits

Maternity and Newborn Baby Portraits

Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio creates beautiful maternity and newborn portraits for young family.

I am very fortunate to have so many wonderful clients who allow me to create beautiful works of art for their families. This African American couple asked me to create family portraits for them. They wanted maternity portraits before their son was born and then they brought him back in after one week for newborn baby portraits.

maternity portrait of African American family by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio maternity portrait of African American woman by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

I am humbled that many families trust me with their family histories. I know that these maternity and newborn baby portraits will be part of the family for many years. This is one of the many things I love about my life as a professional photographer. I love working with families to create beautiful photography that they can display in their house. This couple also signed up for my year long baby plan.

The First Year Baby Portrait Plan is simple: a wonderful collection of your four or five favorite portraits to be taken at the stages of four weeks as a new born baby, three months when your baby is holding it’s head up and smiling, six months when they are sitting up and laughing, nine months when they are sanding up and a one year portrait to finish. Your child’s portrait collection will be delivered in a beautiful 10” by 20” portrait panel after the 12 month session. Look at the top of this page at girl’s and boy’s baby photo panel but it just doesn’t do it justice. You must see it to believe it! To read more about the babies first year baby photography plan for to my Baby Photography page.

newborn portrait of African American Mom with her son by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

newborn portrait of African American Dad with his son by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

newborn portrait of African American baby by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

newborn portrait of African American family by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Both Mom and Dad serve our nation in the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. We used Dads summer fatigue uniform in one of the newborn baby photographs. I love being creative and using props that are person to the family.

Business Group Photography

This is the time of the year when business need group photographs of their staff. We even received a call from the National Park Service who needed professional photography of a workshop they were holding at the Wright Brothers Memorial here in Dayton.

Group photograph for National Park Service at Wright Brother Memorial in Dayton Ohio by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography

Dan has over 25 years experience working with companies and organizations helping them with professional photography. Dan’s experience helps makes the process go as smoothly as possible. Dan is a Certified Professional photographer which means he is recognized by the Professional Photographers of American as being in the top 1% in the industry.

Business Staff photograph by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

So next time you need a staff photograph call Dan Cleary with Cleary Creative Photography at 937-298-6776. He know how to make everyone look their best.

Photography at Kenwood Retirement facility

For the past months I have been creating photographs at the Kenwood Retirement facility on Cincinnati, Ohio.

Exterior photograph of  Kenwood Retiement building by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

This project required me to take exterior, interior and people photographs. I really love working with people but there are times when I like working out the lighting on interior photographs. It takes skill and experience to be able to balance all the lights, the windows and rooms to create images that the client can use for all their needs.

Interor photograph of retirement facility with checkerboard by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Interor photograph of retirement facility dining room by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Interor photograph of retirement facility common area by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Interor photograph of retirement apartment kithchen and bedroom by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Interor photograph at Kenwood retirement front lobby by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

My client used these photographs for printed pieces, billboards and even in videos that aired in TV commercials. I was very lucky that the day we did the exterior photographs there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, just blue skies. The retirement facility has a memory floor and they have found that a dog is a great help to the people who have started to loose their memory. The photograph of the nurse with the dog was a candid photography but it was one of the best out of all the images I created.

photograph Kenwood Retiement building nurse with a dog by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

But a retirement facility is all about how they can help the elderly people on a daily basis, so many of the photographs included people. People in the pool exercising, people eating in one of the many dining areas or using the exercise room. Kenwood retirement facility even has juke boxes so the residents can have a little fun.

photograph Kenwood Retiement building of elderly woman working out in the pool by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio interior photograph at Kenwood Retiement building nurse woman with a juke box by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio Interor photograph at Kenwood retirement workout room by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohiophotograph Kenwood Retiement building dining room by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton OhioOne of the good things about a project like this is I get to use all my creative skills as a certified professional photographer. I get to work with professionals who needs quality photographs for all their public relations and marketing needs. These photographs help Kenwood Retirement facility create a warm and inviting image to the general public.

Newborn Photography

I received the most beautiful Mother's Day statement from a client yesterday. Thank you.
"Dominic's due date was 3/9/10, instead he arrived when I was 25 weeks pregnant a whole 16 weeks premature on 11/27/09 weighing in at a whopping 790 grams and 14". Unfortunately His twin brother Christian didn't survive our traumatic birth. I gave up total control to his doctors to do whatever necessary interventions to sustain life and prayed to GOD for the strength we would both survive the journey ahead. I didn't care what condition he would be in when he was given back to me, so long as one day, I could bring my son home.
After spending 5 1/2 months in the Dayton Children's Neonatal ICU, almost 6months old in this photo and barely 4lbs. He was given to me. Allowed to "fly solo".
Preemie clothes still baggy so we photographed him naked in a NB sized diapers. He is one of the few that have come through such a rough start with a lot of bumps, bruises, near death experiences, and flat lined resuscitation and plenty of Battle Scars from brain surgery from 2 strokes at birth but relatively, cognitively "unscathed". A true medical incredible miracle story that were told in articles in their medical journals of treatments they tried, protocols they made up along the way that worked to save the micro-preemies that came into this world after him.
I share these photos of us taken a few weeks after finally brought him home, on this Mother's Day because it was when I finally was able to feel like a "Mother" I didn't have to ask permission to touch or to hold or feed him, instincts took over and he was all mine. Dan Cleary captured my joy in these photos that are true artwork displayed proudly in my home and hangs on the walls & offices of each member of his incredible medical team at Children's hospital that there that against all odds and statistics, for extreme immaturity."
Happy Mother's Day.
Mother & Baby portrait by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
Mother & Baby portrait by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
Mother & Baby portrait by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
Mother & Newborn baby portrait
Newborn baby photography by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio
Newborn baby photography by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio