A Day With McClanahan Studio
A Day With McClanahan Studio
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 Portrait of Iowa artist Benjamin Mackey drawing a self-portrait at his desk. His sketch is coming to life and little Ben is angrily interacting with big Ben. This photo was created for PhotoVision Video to demonstrate commercial photogrpahy techniques at McClanahan Studio.
Fred Hoiberg
Fred Hoiberg
2014-15 Cyclone Basketball
2014-15 Cyclone Basketball
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Be Kind, Please Rewind
Be Kind, Please Rewind
 Birds-eye view looking down through spring blossoms at lounging Ames High School senior Madi Franco photographed by McClanahan Studio.
 Portrait of the Hemberger family Cyclones and their dog in the end-zone during the Iowa Hawkeye vs Iowa State football game in Jack Trice Stadium. All six Hemberger children attended Iowa State for undergrad and the family bleeds cardinal and gold. 
Josephine and Theodore's Great Adventure
Josephine and Theodore's Great Adventure
Cinderella in Brooklyn
Cinderella in Brooklyn
Super Soaker engagement
Super Soaker engagement
Manarola at Dusk
Manarola at Dusk
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Heritage 1865
Heritage 1865
Camping Engagement
Camping Engagement
Soaring to Victory
Soaring to Victory
 Portrait of Nevada senior Jessie Heintz posing in boots and a prom dress on the hood of a rusty red truck that matches her fiery red hair.
Basking in Love's Light
Basking in Love's Light
Perfect Games
Perfect Games
Refined Steel
Refined Steel
All Iowa Attack
All Iowa Attack
 Portrait of Des Moines senior Maddie Pals demonstrating her amazing dance skills at McClanahan Studio in Ames. Powder was used to emphasize the Waukee dancer's movement and elegance.
Living History Farms
Living History Farms
 Ryan and Julie Seiler recline on a blanket in tall grass near the Ames Middle School on a Summer evening in Iowa. Ryan is playing guitar and serenading his bride as the sun recedes. Couple photography by McClanahan Studio.
Steven Leath for Forbes
Steven Leath for Forbes
Marcus Savage
Marcus Savage
Letting Him Go
Letting Him Go
 Wester Illinois Leatherneck Volleyball player Ann Miller walks off the beach after an evening of sand volleyball. Photographed by McClanahan Studio.
Clarke University
Clarke University
2013-14 Cyclone Basketball
2013-14 Cyclone Basketball
  Jennz Goh and   Corrinne Yap ramp a jump during their first sledding experience together. Engagement photo created by McClanahan Studio.
  McKenzie "Fro" Feldman sits blindfolded on a chair in an abandoned room. Her blindfold is whipping into a frenzy of red fabric flying around the room. Conceptual senior photo created by McClanahan Studio.
 Eric and Ellie Willhoit enjoy a sunset row on an army green fishing boat in the pond at Willhoit Farm. Location engagement photography by McClanahan Studio
 Pitcher  Kyndell David throws a fastball at the camera against a dramatic sky for his baseball senior portrait. Created at Kansas School of Professional Photography by Dan McClanahan.
 Ames High School senior Stephanie Shin poses for a photo on main street during soft snow fall at dusk. Snowflake christmas lights create warm bokeh that contrasts against the cool sky as Stephanie stays warm beneath her furry hood.
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 Miranda Maher poses in a red dress against a teal car and yellow flowers in Ames Iowa. Photo is taken from a high angle and was created as part of McClanahan Studio's promo video.
Clarke University
Clarke University
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A Day With McClanahan StudioTake a look inside the operation of McClanahan Studio, husband/wife Iowa photographers Dan and Alex McClanahan located in Ames, Iowa. You'll see how the McClanahan's use concept, styling, lighting and post processing to create their signature style of portraiture. Dan and Alex specialize in high school senior photos, commercial advertising photography and portraits of couples.
Blooming_Beauty_web.jpg
 Portrait of Iowa artist Benjamin Mackey drawing a self-portrait at his desk. His sketch is coming to life and little Ben is angrily interacting with big Ben. This photo was created for PhotoVision Video to demonstrate commercial photogrpahy techniques at McClanahan Studio.
Portrait of Iowa artist Benjamin Mackey drawing a self-portrait at his desk. His sketch is coming to life and little Ben is angrily interacting with big Ben. This photo was created for PhotoVision Video to demonstrate commercial photogrpahy techniques at McClanahan Studio.
Fred Hoiberg
Fred HoibergCommemorative poster created for Iowa State Cyclone basketball head coach Fred Hoiberg to celebrate his 100th game win. Hoiberg is the fasted coach to reach one hundred victories in Iowa State history. 
2014-15 Cyclone Basketball
2014-15 Cyclone Basketball2014-15 Cyclone basketball poster featuring returning starters Georges Niang, Dustin Hogue, Naz Long and Monte Morris looking epic in a dark scene and red jerseys. Printed version of this poster includes a spot gloss overlay depicting names of all season ticket holders.
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Be Kind, Please Rewind
Be Kind, Please RewindThis image is a satire about the dangers of consuming too much entertainment. It depicts a man reclining in a disgusting man cave filled with VHS, 90's movies posters and half-eaten food. His VCR is regurgitating a mass of VHS tape that is emerging into a seductive woman. She is alluring the sitting man while preparing to wrap him up with tape from her dress and destroy him. 
 Birds-eye view looking down through spring blossoms at lounging Ames High School senior Madi Franco photographed by McClanahan Studio.
Birds-eye view looking down through spring blossoms at lounging Ames High School senior Madi Franco photographed by McClanahan Studio.
 Portrait of the Hemberger family Cyclones and their dog in the end-zone during the Iowa Hawkeye vs Iowa State football game in Jack Trice Stadium. All six Hemberger children attended Iowa State for undergrad and the family bleeds cardinal and gold. 
Portrait of the Hemberger family Cyclones and their dog in the end-zone during the Iowa Hawkeye vs Iowa State football game in Jack Trice Stadium. All six Hemberger children attended Iowa State for undergrad and the family bleeds cardinal and gold. 
Josephine and Theodore's Great Adventure
Josephine and Theodore's Great AdventureConceptual child portrait portraying the imaginary journey of London Hibbing flying over New York City on balloons with her teddy bear.
Cinderella in Brooklyn
Cinderella in BrooklynFashion photo of Caitlin Kelley running across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City trailing a parachute dress designed by Twig Noir.
Super Soaker engagement
Super Soaker engagementSummertime engagement portraits of Jennz Goh and Corrinne Yap having an epic super soaker fight at Brookside Park in Ames Iowa.
Manarola at Dusk
Manarola at DuskPainting of a lone sailboat coming into harbor by moonlight in Manarola, Italy. Part of McClanahan Studio's fine art line and the location where Dan and Alex got engaged while studying abroad in college.
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Heritage 1865
Heritage 1865The founders of Heritage 1865 hunting lodge in Pella Iowa pose with their truck in a pheasant field at dusk.
Camping Engagement
Camping EngagementEngagement photo of Valentina Salotti and Mark Looney tent camping at Ledges State park under a starry sky while smoke rises from the fire pit.
Soaring to Victory
Soaring to VictoryErin Lehman riding her show horse over a jump at dusk in Ames, Iowa. Flashes freeze particles of dust and accentuate the sheen musculature of the horse against an orange sky.
 Portrait of Nevada senior Jessie Heintz posing in boots and a prom dress on the hood of a rusty red truck that matches her fiery red hair.
Portrait of Nevada senior Jessie Heintz posing in boots and a prom dress on the hood of a rusty red truck that matches her fiery red hair.
Basking in Love's Light
Basking in Love's LightDan and Alex McClanahan share a sunset moment on a rocky outcrop during an adventure trip down the Oregon coast for their five year wedding anniversary. 
Perfect Games
Perfect GamesAmes High School senior Laurel Tiedeman chillaxes on the batman racer at Perfect Games.
Refined Steel
Refined SteelModel Logan Nichols struts down a storage unit hallway in a tuxedo. Portrait photographed in Kansas City by McClanahan Studio at KCPPI.
All Iowa Attack
All Iowa AttackComposite image showing the evolution of the basketball player through the All Iowa Attack program. Created at the Jensen Fieldhouse in west Ames, IA for the All Iowa Attack basketball program featuring participants across ages and genders. Ending in a slam by Jordan Burgason.
 Portrait of Des Moines senior Maddie Pals demonstrating her amazing dance skills at McClanahan Studio in Ames. Powder was used to emphasize the Waukee dancer's movement and elegance.
Portrait of Des Moines senior Maddie Pals demonstrating her amazing dance skills at McClanahan Studio in Ames. Powder was used to emphasize the Waukee dancer's movement and elegance.
Living History Farms
Living History FarmsEric and Ellie Willhoit get away for a moment alone under a giant tree at Living History Farms in Des Moines, Iowa. Artistic Iowa wedding photography by McClanahan Studio.
 Ryan and Julie Seiler recline on a blanket in tall grass near the Ames Middle School on a Summer evening in Iowa. Ryan is playing guitar and serenading his bride as the sun recedes. Couple photography by McClanahan Studio.
Ryan and Julie Seiler recline on a blanket in tall grass near the Ames Middle School on a Summer evening in Iowa. Ryan is playing guitar and serenading his bride as the sun recedes. Couple photography by McClanahan Studio.
Steven Leath for Forbes
Steven Leath for ForbesForbes magazine cover featuring Iowa State University president Steven Leath against a Cyclone cardinal background. Photographed with ZLR Ignition at McClanahan Studio in Ames.
Marcus Savage
Marcus SavageLate night portrait of local skateboarding legend Marcus Savage grinding a rain in Ames Iowa. A fog machine and gelled strobes were used to light up the night scene and freeze the trick at its pinnacle. Skater shot by Dan McClanahan.
Letting Him Go
Letting Him GoPortrait of a bride laying on the rocks in the Pacific Ocean on the coast of Oregon. A slow exposure captures her veil blurring into the ocean waves as she looks off in a melancholy daydream. Competition print photographed by Dan McClanahan and Grand Imaging Award nominee for 2015.
 Wester Illinois Leatherneck Volleyball player Ann Miller walks off the beach after an evening of sand volleyball. Photographed by McClanahan Studio.
Wester Illinois Leatherneck Volleyball player Ann Miller walks off the beach after an evening of sand volleyball. Photographed by McClanahan Studio.
Clarke University
Clarke UniversityClarke University students react to a scary scene in a movie during movie night in the dorms. Popcorn, soda, candy and video games fly everywhere. These kids are having a blast.
2013-14 Cyclone Basketball
2013-14 Cyclone Basketball2014 Iowa State Cyclones Men's Basketball schedule poster created by McClanahan Studio. Poster features Melvin Ejim going up for a layup during a fast break in Hilton Colisseum while DeAndre Kane, Georges Niang and Percy Gibson look on in anticipation.
  Jennz Goh and   Corrinne Yap ramp a jump during their first sledding experience together. Engagement photo created by McClanahan Studio.
Jennz Goh and Corrinne Yap ramp a jump during their first sledding experience together. Engagement photo created by McClanahan Studio.
  McKenzie "Fro" Feldman sits blindfolded on a chair in an abandoned room. Her blindfold is whipping into a frenzy of red fabric flying around the room. Conceptual senior photo created by McClanahan Studio.
McKenzie "Fro" Feldman sits blindfolded on a chair in an abandoned room. Her blindfold is whipping into a frenzy of red fabric flying around the room. Conceptual senior photo created by McClanahan Studio.
 Eric and Ellie Willhoit enjoy a sunset row on an army green fishing boat in the pond at Willhoit Farm. Location engagement photography by McClanahan Studio
Eric and Ellie Willhoit enjoy a sunset row on an army green fishing boat in the pond at Willhoit Farm. Location engagement photography by McClanahan Studio
 Pitcher  Kyndell David throws a fastball at the camera against a dramatic sky for his baseball senior portrait. Created at Kansas School of Professional Photography by Dan McClanahan.
Pitcher Kyndell David throws a fastball at the camera against a dramatic sky for his baseball senior portrait. Created at Kansas School of Professional Photography by Dan McClanahan.
 Ames High School senior Stephanie Shin poses for a photo on main street during soft snow fall at dusk. Snowflake christmas lights create warm bokeh that contrasts against the cool sky as Stephanie stays warm beneath her furry hood.
Ames High School senior Stephanie Shin poses for a photo on main street during soft snow fall at dusk. Snowflake christmas lights create warm bokeh that contrasts against the cool sky as Stephanie stays warm beneath her furry hood.
Keeping_Her_Grounded.jpg
 Miranda Maher poses in a red dress against a teal car and yellow flowers in Ames Iowa. Photo is taken from a high angle and was created as part of McClanahan Studio's promo video.
Miranda Maher poses in a red dress against a teal car and yellow flowers in Ames Iowa. Photo is taken from a high angle and was created as part of McClanahan Studio's promo video.
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Clarke University
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