A Day With McClanahan Studio
A Day With McClanahan Studio
Ben Mackey Artist Portrait
Ben Mackey Artist Portrait
Maddie Pals Powder Dance
Maddie Pals Powder Dance
Fred Hoiberg 100 Victories
Fred Hoiberg 100 Victories
2015 Cyclone Mens' Basketball Poster
2015 Cyclone Mens' Basketball Poster
Be Kind, Please Rewind
Be Kind, Please Rewind
Madi Franco spring flowers portrait
Madi Franco spring flowers portrait
Iowa State Cyclone Family
Iowa State Cyclone Family
Josephine and Theodore's Great Adventure
Josephine and Theodore's Great Adventure
Cinderella in Brooklyn
Cinderella in Brooklyn
Super Soaker engagement session
Super Soaker engagement session
Manarola at Dusk
Manarola at Dusk
Mcstudio2014_Back.jpg
Heritage 1865
Heritage 1865
Camping engagement photo
Camping engagement photo
Erin Lehman Equestrian senior photo
Erin Lehman Equestrian senior photo
Jessie Heintz Homecoming Queen
Jessie Heintz Homecoming Queen
Basking in Love's Light
Basking in Love's Light
Laurel Tiedeman at Perfect Games
Laurel Tiedeman at Perfect Games
Refined Steel
Refined Steel
All Iowa Attack
All Iowa Attack
Living History Farms Tree
Living History Farms Tree
Summer serenade
Summer serenade
Steven Leath for Forbes
Steven Leath for Forbes
Marcus Savage Grinding
Marcus Savage Grinding
Letting Him Go
Letting Him Go
Ann Miller Beach Volleyball
Ann Miller Beach Volleyball
Clarke University Movie Mania
Clarke University Movie Mania
2014 Cyclone Men's Basketball
2014 Cyclone Men's Basketball
Sledding Adventure
Sledding Adventure
Mind Control
Mind Control
Sunset fishing boat
Sunset fishing boat
Fast Ball
Fast Ball
Snow on Main Street
Snow on Main Street
Keeping_Her_Grounded.jpg
50's Miranda
50's Miranda
ClarkeUniversity_02.JPG
17.jpg
staircase_insta.jpg
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.
Ben Mackey Artist Portrait
Ben Mackey Artist PortraitPortrait 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.
Maddie Pals Powder Dance
Maddie Pals Powder DancePortrait 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.
Fred Hoiberg 100 Victories
Fred Hoiberg 100 VictoriesCommemorative 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. 
2015 Cyclone Mens' Basketball Poster
2015 Cyclone Mens' Basketball Poster2014-15 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.
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. 
Madi Franco spring flowers portrait
Madi Franco spring flowers portraitBirds-eye view looking down through spring blossoms at lounging Ames High School senior Madi Franco photographed by McClanahan Studio.
Iowa State Cyclone Family
Iowa State Cyclone FamilyPortrait 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 session
Super Soaker engagement sessionSummertime 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.
Mcstudio2014_Back.jpg
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 photo
Camping engagement photoEngagement photo of Valentina Salotti and Mark Looney tent camping at Ledges State park under a starry sky while smoke rises from the fire pit.
Erin Lehman Equestrian senior photo
Erin Lehman Equestrian senior photoErin 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.
Jessie Heintz Homecoming Queen
Jessie Heintz Homecoming QueenPortrait 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. 
Laurel Tiedeman at Perfect Games
Laurel Tiedeman at 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.
Living History Farms Tree
Living History Farms TreeEric 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.
Summer serenade
Summer serenadeRyan 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 Grinding
Marcus Savage GrindingLate 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.
Ann Miller Beach Volleyball
Ann Miller Beach VolleyballWester Illinois Leatherneck Volleyball player Ann Miller walks off the beach after an evening of sand volleyball. Photographed by McClanahan Studio.
Clarke University Movie Mania
Clarke University Movie ManiaClarke 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.
2014 Cyclone Men's Basketball
2014 Cyclone Men's 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.
Sledding Adventure
Sledding AdventureJennz Goh and Corrinne Yap ramp a jump during their first sledding experience together. Engagement photo created by McClanahan Studio.
Mind Control
Mind ControlMcKenzie "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.
Sunset fishing boat
Sunset fishing boatEric 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
Fast Ball
Fast BallPitcher 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.
Snow on Main Street
Snow on Main StreetAmes 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
50's Miranda
50's MirandaMiranda 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.
ClarkeUniversity_02.JPG
17.jpg
staircase_insta.jpg
info
prev / next