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Recently we spent a weekend getting filmed for a new behind-the-scenes McClanahan Studio promo video that will drop later this year (and knock your socks off)! We wanted to use the opportunity to try some new lighting techniques and have some fun, so we brought in Miranda (one of our awesome seniors from last year) and shot a conceptual series with 1950’s props and styling. It was a blast! Hope you enjoy:

Portraits of Miranda Maher with a classic teal Ford, red lipstick, 50
Film noir senior portraits of Miranda in a 50
On the hood of a teal ford car in a red dress. Epic, sassy, stylish senior portraits with yellow flowers and blue skies by McClanahan Studio.

  • Manny Jimenez - November 22, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    Okay, going to need to take a whole day just to go through your blog and portfolio. Think I just found my new favorite studio!ReplyCancel

When we shot the ISU MBB poster last Fall, Melvin approached me about potentially taking some photos with his girlfriend to commemorate their time at Iowa State before they move on to their next adventure. Last weekend we were able to meet up for a quick shoot while the couple was back in Ames for Melvin’s graduation. Having photographed Melvin several times in the context of being a beast on the basketball court, it was cool to hang out with him in a softer context and to finally meet Sam!

Classy portraits of Melvin Ejim and Samantha Melvin with a chandellier at McClanahan studio in Ames, taken the weekend of Melvin
Portrait of Melvin Ejim and Samantha Melvin hitting the down in dress clothes lit by streetlights
Samantha and Melvin Ejim on the campus of Iowa State University with the Campanile. Melvin giving Sam a piggy back ride and demonstrating his mad-ups jumping over Sam
Backlit portrait of Iowa State University grads Melvin Ejim and Samantha Melvin on campus at dusk with the Campanile.

  • ben pool - May 14, 2014 - 5:42 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful job. The pictures are amazing.ReplyCancel

Fro’s senior portrait session was pretty crazy – we started afternoon and photographed until dark! From the moment we first met Fro we could sense a mutual creative connection with her. As a result, we pushed things a little further and more conceptually than we have before with senior portraits. We hope you enjoy the result as much as we do:)

Personality portraits in a dinosaur shirt using pink and green gels from Fro
Images of Fro in a rainbow tutu and happy rain boots on an Iowa farm. Jumping and prairie grass at Fro
Images of Fro in a rainbow tutu and happy rain boots in an abandoned house. Shots with a ring flash and natural light from Fro
A composite of Fro wandering through a flooded forrest with a tattered umbrella in a rainbow tutu. One of many conceptual images from Fro
Portraits of Fro in a red dress. Playing dead and climbing a tree on an Iowa farm during her senior photo session with McClanahan Studio.
Fro playing ukulele in a junkyard and drinking tea in a coyote headdress. Her laugh is contagious and Fro is awesome.
Senior portraits in an overgrown junkyard with a rusty red truck that match Fro
Conceptual central Iowa senior portrait taken in an abandoned ballroom by McClanahan Studio. Fro is levitating towards the ceiling with her vintage dress dangling beneath her.
Amazing senior photo of artist Fro Feldman demonstrating mind control. Sitting in a demolished room with red fabric emanating from her blindfold and whipping around. Senior photos by McClanahan Studio in Ames, IA
Midnight color run for senior portraits with Fro. Indian holi powder explosions staining white clothes to express the awesome energy of this girl. Portraits taken by Des Moines area photographer McClanahan Studio
Fro sits in the carnage of holi powder color run for the last shot of her senior photos with McClanahan Studio. Epic girl, epic day!

  • Teresa Caro - May 6, 2014 - 8:01 pm

    These are great! Love your creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Cheri Schloerke - May 10, 2014 - 8:10 am

    awesome!!!

    Love your creativity.ReplyCancel

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