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
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

Latest Blog Posts

Outdoor Family Portrait Photography With The Family Dogs

Here is the last outdoor family portrait I have scheduled for this year. I did the photography for this family close to downtown Dayton along the Great Miami river. They brought their two energetic dogs who really loved the river bank. It’s a little late in the year and the leaves were gone but it’s still a beautiful setting. I had to use all my experience to get the dogs attention. Maybe someone will call for a family portrait in the snow this winter. Here at Cleary Creative Photography we always work with clients to come up exactly the photograph they desire. Dan has been creative family portraits in the Miami Valley area for over 28 years.

Outdoor family portrait by a river with their dogs by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Great Baby Photography in Dayton Ohio

Nine Month Baby portrait holding stuffed animal by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Baby photography is one of the most fun things we do around here at Cleary Creative Photography. Photographing children is something that we have done for many years and the children seem to respond well. We give each family an hour photography session and that is especially important with children and babies. Sometimes the children are great in the beginning of the session and sometimes they need a few minutes to get warmed up to a new environment.

Nine Month Baby portrait sitting in chair by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

When you go to a franchise photography studio it’s all about the numbers. Each person gets 10 minutes and if your child is happy in those 10 minutes then good luck. If your child doesn’t respond in those 10 minute then your out of luck. We have a great track record with the babies we photograph. This is the third baby we have photographed for this family. We have a first year baby program where we photograph the children at one month. Three months when they are holding their heads up. Six months when they are sitting up. Nine months when they are standing up and one year old. We put these photographs into one of our custom art baby panels, ready to hang on your wall.

Nine Month Baby portrait leaning on box by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Best High School Senior Photography In Dayton Ohio

Miamisburg High School senior portraits by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

I’ve been working with Classic Stitch in Miamisburg, Ohio on a set of ads for the fall sports books. Classic Stitch sells sports letterman jackets and sweaters for high school students. We’ve been photographing high school students in their letterman’s coats and sweaters. Dan Cleary has been a professional photographer for over 25 years here in the Dayton area working with 1000s of families. Cleary Creative Photography tries to be creative with each session and not do the same old types of portraits. At Cleary Creative Photography we can go on location to creative your high school senior portraits of use the studio to create masterpieces that you will treasure for a lifetime. What is the most important thing to you about your senior portrait? Creativity? Beautiful photography? Your individuality coming out? Give us a call at 937-298-6776 and we can talk about what’s important to you.

West Carrollton High School senior portraits by Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography in Dayton Ohio

Cleary Creative Photography serves most high schools in the Miami Valley area, including Dayton City School, Kettering Fairmont high school, Beavercreek high school, Centerville high school, Chaminade-Julianne high school, Alter high school, West Carrollton high school, Miamisburg high school.

Classic Stitch is located at 30 West Linden Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio 45342 and their phone number is 937-247-3900. Their web site is ClassicStitchUSA.com.

Dayton Originals

The City of Dayton has a program where they highlight people, organizations and companies who they think make Dayton a better place. It’s called Dayton Originals. I received a call a couple months ago that I was nominated and approved by the City Commissioners. My studio is only the second photographer to be included. I received my poster in the mail last week and I’m on the web site so I guess it’s real. I am very honored. Go to http://daytonoriginals.org/2015/03/18/dan-cleary/ if you want to see my page.

Dayton Originals Poster (web)