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

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Young Family Portrait

Professional photographers are being challenged to post black & white images for consecutive 5 days. Here’s my first images. This is a young family that came in for baby and family portraits. They had a 3 month old and a 2 year old. Any professional photographer can tell you how challenging photographing a 2 year old can be. So I posed the Mom, Dad and baby, I have a one foot tall box that gets used for all sorts of things. I asked the little boy who was running around the studio to jump up on the box and look at his brother. I made three exposures and this one came out perfect. The Mom & Dad liked it so much that the purchased a 16×20 framed print. What a blessing to have this image displayed in their house for a long time to come.Young family holding 3 month old baby with baby brother looking on

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High School Senior Portraits Dayton Ohio

I want to thank Brittany from the Miami Valley Career Technical Center High School in Clayton Ohio, MVCTC, for coming in for a great high school senior portrait photography session. We did both studio portraits and location photography. Brittany was really easy to work with. I think the photographs are beautiful. Call the studio to see what our current high school senior portrait specials are for the rest of the year.

 

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Young family portrait in a park

Outdoor Family Portraits At Smith Garden In Oakwood Ohio

Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography been very busy this summer photographing families at Smith Garden in Oakwood, Ohio. It’s Smith Garden’s 40th anniversary this year and the folks at Oakwood asked Dan to photograph families this summer and fall at Smith Garden. Dan have been using Smith Garden for many years photographing families in their great outdoor garden. We really appreciate how well maintained the garden is and the families I have photographed over the years have been some of my best work. There is one more date scheduled this year on October 11th in the morning for outdoor family portraits. If you want to have a family photographed give Dan Cleary of Cleary Creative Photography a call at 937-298-6776 to talk about your family portrait.

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Studio Photograph of Twin Home Grown Tomato

There’s a song by Guy Clark called “Home Grown Tomatoes” and it applies to this years crop of my backyard tomatoes. They have been big and bountiful. There’s nothing in the world that I like better than home grown tomatoes. I saw this one growing and hoped it would turn red before the squirrels took a bite out of it. I picked it yesterday and wanted to memorialize it properly. So I did a session this morning with my newest, biggest, ugliest, reddest home grown tomato. It came in at 1.625 lbs. and I’ll enjoy it tonight for dinner.

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