Years of photographing my own children have given me patience and confidence in capturing portraits of children. I’m also a professional member of the Guild of Photographers, which ensures a high standard of work for my customers, through regular training, development and peer assessment. I’ve also won a few awards too which I share on Facebook and Instagram now and then.

Portrait sessions take place at my dedicated home based studio, providing a relaxed friendly atmosphere. As such you can often expect my own children and family in the background or the garden somewhere.

To get the most out of your photography portrait session it’s best to first chat about your ideas, and expectations for the style of portraits you would like. From there I can then help and advise on clothing choices and colours etc. This can be done in person, over the phone or via email, which ever suits you.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Child and Family Photography

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Professional Member of Guild of Photographers

Serviced Areas

  • Oakham, Stamford, Uppingham, Melton Mowbray, Rutland

Contact Details

  Website
  City Oakham
  Postcode LE15 7UD
  Address 4 Wheatfield Way
  Phone Number 01572 492616
  Mobile 07474 805944

  • I would recommend this business

After seeing some other shots by Dan McLean I thought I'd 'risk' getting mine done... I'm one of those folk who doesn't like having their picture taken but Dan soon put me at ease. His service was prompt and very good value for money. Thank you Dan I'm very pleased with the results

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We booked a shoot with Daniel for our 18mth old daughter, we all had such a great time & this was reflected in all the fantastic images that Daniel took. He made us & our daughter feel at ease & the shoot flowed really well. I was more than happy when I saw the images & would give anyone my seal of recommendation. Thank you for creating another fabulous memory.

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  • I would recommend this business

My teen daughter had a brilliant ballet photo shoot yesterday with Daniel, which I attended. Daniel is friendly and easy to get along with which instantly put us both at ease. Communications were great prior to the day and on the day, his instructions were clear. It's lovely to meet a photographer with an interest in dance and impressive that he knows some ballet terminology. From the images we were shown at the back of the camera, we saw plenty of great shots. My daughter would love to work with him again.

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  • I would recommend this business

My daughter recently had some dance photos taken with Daniel. Not only was he professional and calm he made my 14 year old daughter feel very comfortable and she enjoyed every minute of it.
The results are stunning and we highly recommend portraits by Daniel.

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  • I would recommend this business

Really happy with all of the beautiful photos i have recieved. Would definatley recommend

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Customer Testimonials

Daniel is a wonderful photographer. ...he made the shoot relaxed, fun and an experience I would definitely repeat. ... I was absolutely delighted with every single photograph.


Very pleased with family photos. Great photographer and very patient.


Daniel was really professional and directed both the children and adults when we had our family shoot, he ensured we got the best photos possible. We had advice on the best clothing to wear, the position we had to sit or stand in and how close our heads should be, which was greatly appreciated. He also obliged the children when they wanted to go in a different creative direction with good humour. It was a really relaxed atmosphere with all credit going to Daniel and showed in the beautiful photographs we got. I felt he captured my children's spirits beautifully and love having some professional pictures of them on show.


Amazing photographer, very professional and was fab with my daughter. She absolutely loved this shoot mostly because she felt comfortable and at ease and actually really liked dan. Thank you so much


Daniel is very professional and a wonderful experience. My daughter enjoyed it very much and the photos are amazing!


Wonderful photographer, I cannot recommend enough. Daniel was very professional and worked incredibly hard to get the perfect shot of our dogs. We will definitely be using him in the future.


My daughter Sophie had an amazing experience with Daniel. He made her feel at ease straight away and was very professional throughout.
We are delighted with the quality of the photos and over the moon that Daniel has won awards with them.
We would highly recommend Daniel and you would definitely not be disappointed with his work.
Thank you Daniel for our Pictures we love them!


Brilliant photo shoot of our daughters by Daniel! It was fun trying different poses and the final results have a unique, almost high definition oil painting like quality to them.we love them so much. Thank you very much.

Photo Book

Social Activity

A first chance to try out my new hand-painted canvas backdrop today. This young lady spared me a few minutes of her time, although it cost me in chocolate
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Excited to see how this looks in portraits 🙂
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I was privileged to photo this new addition to Leanne's family a few weeks a go.
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A favourite from a portrait session with Carolyn
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Headshot of Zoe for her professional social media profile.
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