“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
“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
"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
"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.
Here is my donation this year to Think TV’s auction. Many businesses from the Dayton area donate products and services for them to auction as a fundraiser. I donate a family portrait and wall portrait every year. The family portrait can be on location at a park, or at the winner’s house. It’s a great time to get the whole family together, all the aunts and uncles, all the cousins, all your brothers and sisters together for a portrait. Go to my family portrait page to see more samples, ClearyCreativePhoto.com/family_portraits.
I also donate a piece of art. This winter I created a photograph of Downtown Dayton after sunset. In winter the Miami River is usually higher because the ground is frozen and all the water runs into the river. The higher river creates a beautiful reflection of the downtown buildings. Go to my fine arts photography page to see more Downtown Dayton images. ClearyCreativePhoto.com/downtown-dayton-fine-arts-photographs/
There are hundreds of items to bid on and purchase. Public television is very important to our community. Go to www.ThinkTV.org/auction.
These photographs are of a friend of mine Tom Rubens. Tom is an entrepreneur, business coach and author. He needed professional photographs of himself for his website, book jacket and other public relations needs. We talked about were to do the headshot portraits, in the studio or on location. Tom wanted something a little different and we decided on a location. Fortunately the day we were both available was great weather. I did a series of five different poses both indoors and outdoors.
Hiring a professional photographer is very important
Tom wanted something more natural looking. He wanted his photographs not to look stiff. I have many years experience working with business people from all over the country and many different industries. Some people want studio portraits and other people want location photographs. There are many natural light, location only photographer out there but most don’t have the experience to create professional looking portraits. A snap shot is not a professional photograph.
Finishing Your images
After the portrait session comes the final part of the process. I take the time to do retouching and enhancement work on the images. I don’t deliver straight out of the camera images to my clients. I take the extra time to finish the photographs. Retouching is as important to your image as the photography is. I have 30 years experience to make your portraits perfect. I’m not looking to make your photographs look glamorous but make them look natural.
Call the studio at 937-298-6776 To talk about your next project
One of the most fun things I do at Cleary Creative Photography is photograph babies. When a three month old baby smiles back at you during a portrait session, how can it not melt your heart. I have a year long baby portrait program called The Little Miracles First Year Baby Plan. During the first year of your babies life we will do four or five portrait session. If you come in early enough when your baby is a few weeks old we can do a newborn baby portrait session. Then at three months the fun begins. At three months your baby will start holding their head up while laying on it’s tummy. Their eyesight is getting better and they recognize a smile. At the six month session your baby will be able to sit up on their own. And they have learned how to laugh. The expressions I get at the six month session are beautiful. At nine months they are strong enough to stand up on their on. They aren’t walking yet but they might be cruising, holding on the the furniture. At nine months they might also begin to have separation anxiety and I have plenty of experience to help with that session to make sure we capture perfect photographs. We end the year with a 12 month session. Hopefully your child isn’t walking yet (or more likely running) but it’s a great time to do a few outfits. A child will do much better in an enclosed space like a photography studio instead of an outdoor portrait. When a baby is outdoor their attention is easily distracted and getting great expressions is so much harder. Here are three of my newest member of the year long baby club. If you want more information about my baby plan go to http://clearycreativephoto.com/little-miracles-1st-year-baby-photography/. There you can see more examples of all the fun photographs I make and some of the framed art I create for my clients. And if you have any questions give me a call at 937-298-6776.
Advantages of Hiring a Professional Business Photographer For Marketing and SEO
It is a well known fact in this day and age that if you want a marketing strategy that will take your business to the sky and beyond, and search engine optimization that will have you at the top of search engine results, you need to have an aesthetically pleasing set of photos on your website.
In short, if you want to be seen as the best in your line of business, you need to invest in business photography.
The Impact of Professional Photography on a Business
No matter whether the business is large or small, it needs to be seen as credible and reliable, not to mention beneficial. And there is no better way to do so than to add a corporate photography element to your marketing strategy.
Business photography and corporate photography done by professionals have a very positive impact on the clients of the business. If a potential client visits the website of the business, it will give a better impression, if the photos on the website are of excellent quality and up to the highest ideals of professional photography.
Advantages of Hiring Professional Photography Services for your Business
A Highly Professional Image
A business needs an image that is crisp and professional, and not one that appears to be put together haphazardly. An internet based presence, such as a website, is all about the first impression conveyed via the first image. In accordance with that, it is always better to hire a professional business and corporate photographer for marketing and better online presence.
Original Photos Appeal More than Stock Images
The practice of adding stock images to a website usually leads to the online presence of the business getting lost in the crowd of search engine results.
Original images present a more personal and honest touch, while at the same time setting the business apart from the competitors. The owners of the business can also use the original photos to further promote the business on social media, or as part of a larger marketing and search engine optimization strategy.
A Customized Image
Perhaps the biggest advantage of hiring a business photography company is the customized images that they can present the business with.
While stock images can be used, they will be quite generic and run-of-the-mill, to say the least. If a business wants to show the potential client what it is about, and how it can be of benefit to the customer, it has to present all of its good aspects in a glance, which can be done through the personalized and customized touch of business photography.
A Business Photographer You Can Trust
Dan Cleary is just such a photographer, who has already helped numerous small businesses gain an original online presence and image. One example of this can be found in his brilliant work with Dr. John Talmadge of Bigger Road Veterinary Center.
The process began with Dr. Talmadge paying Dan a preliminary visit for a business portrait in the form of a headshot. Dan then paid a visit to the veterinary facility, located in Springboro, Ohio. He conducted a thorough survey of the facility, taking into account all that needed to be displayed, such as the day care area, the grooming stations, and even the surgical tables.
All aspects of the business were covered by Dan par excellence. You too can have all aspects of your business covered n the same manner.
For all your professional, business and corporate photography needs, contact Dan Cleary at Cleary Creative Photography. You can email Dan directly at Dan@ClearyCreativePhoto.com, or call 937-298-6776, for booking and other details. Go to http://clearycreativephoto.com/corporate-photography/ to see more examples of Dan’s professional business photography. You can also visit the studio at 4140 Linden Ave. Suite 220, Dayton, Ohio 45432.