John and Debora Scanlan have a pretty unique story when it comes to photography. That story begins with zero photography classes and a lot of research., patience, and tenacity. They began in their basement which is how all great startups begin; a garage, a basement or a spare room. Both working separate jobs, they immersed themselves in the world of photography. John was active both inside and outside of his daily job by working for nature photographer, Tom Mangelsen as well as doing small art shows on the weekends. Realizing that this side job could become something bigger, John and Deb took a substantial leap of faith and quit their jobs to pursue this newfound passion and the rest is history. In the past the Scanlan's have had a presence in Carmel, California, Park City, Utah and at the Venetian Hotel in Vegas; all of which led back to his home studio in Glenwood, IA.
John has also recently been given the recognition of Master Photographer from the Professional Photographer's Association (PPA) and their photographs live in thousands of homes across the nation giving thousands a window to the world.
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This year is their 18th annual open house where their business, Scanlan Windows to the World, gives you the opportunity to give someone special the world with an image from their collection of images that span the globe.
This year's event will be taking place at Bella Terre Reception Hall and Vineyard whose creation was solely inspired by the images of Italy seen through the Scanlans' lens. To share in the spirit of giving this holiday season, they will also be having a canned food drive for local food pantries. Donate a canned or non-perishable food item and receive 20% off any Scanlan photograph for your generosity.
Be sure not to miss this event and see the Scanlan story come to life. Merry Christmas!
4:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 6:00pm
12:00pm - 5:00pm
23375 Barrus Rd. | Glenwood, IA | 51534