Recommended by 100%
Emily · Married on 10/23/2010
There is absolutely no reason to give McClanahan Studio anything less than 5 out of 5 in every category. Not only are Dan and Alex one of the most fun couples you'll ever meet, they are professional, courteous and VERY talented.
When my husband and I got engaged, we knew immediately that we wanted McClanahan Studio to take our engagement photos. Although we live in Kansas City, we knew that we wanted to take our engagement pics in Ames, Iowa, where we first met (and where McClanahan Studio is based). Dan and Alex were busy planning and moving into a new studio, but were happy to set that aside and schedule a shoot with us. Flexibility: check.
In our very, very early wedding planning stages, we researched a few photographers; neither of us had planned such a big event before and had no idea what photography prices were. After only a very short time of researching, we knew that McClanahan Studio would give us a massive bang for our buck. We LOVED our engagement photos, and the technique and art that the Studio put into each shot was exactly our style. Plus, working with a super fabulous duo like Dan and Alex gave me no doubts about the high quality photography we were going to get. Value for Cost: check.
When the big day finally rolled around, I (thankfully) had very little to worry about. One of the last things on my mind was photography - I already knew that was going to be perfect. Dan and Alex were super sleuth throughout the entire ceremony, capturing every single second that I wouldn't remember. When the ceremony ended and it was time to take family photos, we had about a 23 minute window to capture both of our extended families. Sure enough, when we came back into the church, Dan and Alex were ready and waiting, with a complete shot list and total knowledge of which family members needed to be on the altar and when. Professionalism: check.
Like I said, we had very little stress on our wedding day - our families were great and supportive throughout the entire engagement, and every single one of our friends was by our side the entire time. Even the McClanahan's were excited and thrilled for us and our celebration. During the planning process, Dan and Alex seemed to always be one step ahead of me, answering my questions before I even asked them. They even drove to Minneapolis the night before the wedding to research photo opp spots. I always felt that they were just as excited for our wedding day as we were! Responsiveness: check.
If I could give McClanahan Studio 10 out of 5 for Quality of Service, I would still give them a 12. They were a blast to work with on our wedding day - they found amazing places to take our photos, and they made each photo fun. Really fun. Several weeks after our wedding, when our new bedding was in place, and new pots and pans tucked away in their cubbards, I got an email from McChalanan Studio. I saw it at about 10pm. I knew what it was. My husband and I satyed awake for at least two more hours looking through every single one of our breathtaking photos. We couldn't believe how beautiful everything turned out. They even captured the details that I took so long to plan and decor that my sister and I hand crafted - the little things that I forgot to look for! Best of all, they captured every ounce of love that I have for my husband, and every ounce of love he has for me. Quality of Service: double check.
Samantha · Married on 10/02/2010
Dan and Alex McClanahan were professional, respectful and most importantly fun! They made our wedding day unforgettable and were one of the major reasons our day turned out perfect. They made us (and our wedding party) feel comfortable, so it was easy to smile and enjoy the day. Our friends and family continue to comment on how "nice and great people" they are.
We had a great time and are still amazed at the shots they captured - telling our wedding day story through the special and beautiful moments that cannot always be captured on film. Somehow they pulled it off! When I think back to our wedding, I'm so grateful we chose them for such an important day in our lives.
Kudos to McClanahan Studio for a job well done!
Kaylyn · Married on 08/07/2010
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day than my wedding day! Dan and Alex made my day even more special by capturing the emotions of the day that i will forever cherish! Thier approach to wedding photography is non stressful and actually fun! We have had tons of compliments on our photos and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. And its a bonus that they are just great people :-)
Katherine · Married on 07/10/2010
McClanahan Studio did our engagement and wedding photos. We couldn't be happier with the outcome! They took care of all the details and made the photography process super easy. They are super talented and artistic... you will get photos that you never could have imagined!
I highly recommend Dan & Alex McClanahan to anyone with photography needs.
Josie · Married on 06/26/2010
Dan and Alex were a blast to work with on our wedding day! They had so many fun ideas set up for pictures for us, but were also flexible if they saw something else they thought would be really unique too. They came from out of town and scouted out the area the night before and found places in my hometown that I didn't even know about that were absolutely beautiful! Our guests even noticed how professional Dan and Alex were during the wedding, as we had several of them come up to us during the reception to tell us how impressed they were with them. They managed to get a lot of great shots without being distracting during the ceremony. They really understand how weddings work, and helped us have a great time taking pictures on an extremely hot and potentially stressful day. You spend the majority of your day with your wedding party and your photographers, so it's important to hire people that are going to make it fun. Dan and Alex made taking pictures on a jungle gym in 100 degree weather a blast! We would highly recommend them!
Emily · Married on 06/12/2010
Dan and Alex are absolutely wonderful. They are not your typical wedding photographers and bring fun new ideas. They treat your wedding like it is special and unique =) We were referred to them from a friend and we recommend them to everyone we know getting married!
Taiwo · Married on 06/05/2010
I have gotten so many compliments on my wedding photos. They're fun modern and really reflex my husband and I's personalities.
Elizabeth · Married on 05/22/2010
This dynamic duo is the best wedding photography team ever! They deliver such unique wedding portraits and they are also fantastic people! They are based out of Ames, IA, but it is worth taking them with you wherever you wedding is; they are that great.
Find them at www.mcclanahanstudio.com
you won't be disappointed!
Shanen · Married on 09/19/2009
Dan and Alex were a pleasure to work with. They were incredibly creative and we have the pictures to prove it. They captured the genuine, honest emotions of our entire wedding and made everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Hiring them was the best money we spent for our wedding. I highly, highly recommend them to anyone looking for a friendly, unique photographer. You won't be disappointed. Plus, on top of how wonderful our pictures were they were so much fun to work with (more like hang out with) the day of our wedding.
Whitney · Married on 07/17/2009
Having McClanahan Studio take our wedding pictures was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. They took the stress out of the day by being well planned and flexible for our schedules. It was worth every penny and we still get compliments on our wedding pictures all the time. I have referred my friends and family to them and will continue to do so.
Danielle · Married on 06/19/2010
Photography is the one part of your wedding you still have after the whole big day is over. So it's worth the investment!
Dijana · Married on 09/11/2010
Loved, loved, loved working with McClanahan Studio! They were fun, professional and flexible. They even agreed to include our crazy dog in the weddding photo shoot and worked with her! The pictures turned out great and we are so excited that we'll have these unique and great quality photographs forever!