McClanahan Studio is the creative collaboration of husband/wife duo Dan and Alex McClanahan. Their studio is headquartered in historic downtown Ames, Iowa – the town where Dan grew up and where he and Alex met as students at Iowa State University. The couple founded McClanahan Studio in March of 2009 and quickly established themselves as a fresh and innovative alternative to traditional photography. Their work quickly made waves in the photo industry with multiple Grand Imaging Awards, WPPI 1st place awards, and magazine features.
Alex's background in Graphic Design has been an invaluable asset to the studio. Alex designs all of the studio's finished pieces and runs client viewing appointments. She initiated mandatory mid–afternoon dance parties back in 2010 and studio morale has been soaring ever since. Outside of work she tears up the slopes on her snowboard, crochets bold hats, concocts delicious experiments in the kitchen and cherishes quality time with family and friends. BFA in Graphic Design, Iowa State. Master of Photography, Professional Photographers of America.