Business Portraits For Power Up's Dolores DeGiacomo

Dolores and I have known each other for a long time, we originally met at a women's networking group called W.I.N., Women Interested In Networking back in 2009. It was a fabulous group who met once a month, for lunch at Villa Mannino's and there were at least 20-50 of us, shamelessly networking with our business cards. This was my first time standing up to speak up in front of a lot of people to talk about my business. They helped to nurture my 30 second and 1 minute speech and we always had a personal question to answer like, what was our favorite dessert, or where was our favorite place to go on vacation, or if we had won the lottery, name three things we would spend the money ont. It was great and I met a lot women there, many whom I am still in contact with today, friends and clients. Dolores and I hit it off from the start, and we've been very good friends since. 

She is the founder and entrepreneur of Power Up, a Coaching, Consulting and Speaking firm that helps professional individuals,  businesses and corporations succeed in their goals.  She's very good at what she does and is a fantastic speaker and will get you on the right path for success.

I've photographed her before many times, and for this, she had a specific place in mind. She wanted to be photographed outside in the back patio of the Cake Box owned and operated by my friend Neelma Patel. We asked for permission and she was all for it. They were going to set up for a free movie night, so we couldn't be there for too long. Dolores got some coffee and we got started and below is the final results.

 Diverse Salon 2017  Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography. www.deirdreryanphotography.com Mercer Mall Lawrence, NJ
 Dolores DeGiacomo Business Portraits by Deirdre Ryan Photography www.headshotsbydeirdreryanphotography.comwww.deirdreryanphotography.com 
Shot on location at the Cakebox in Bordentown, NJ.
 Diverse Salon 2017  Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography. www.deirdreryanphotography.com Mercer Mall Lawrence, NJ
 Dolores DeGiacomo Business Portraits by Deirdre Ryan Photography www.headshotsbydeirdreryanphotography.comwww.deirdreryanphotography.com 
Shot on location at the Cakebox in Bordentown, NJ.
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At the end, we took pictures of each other....then ate cupcakes.

As you can see I used Westcott Rapid Boxes and Canon 600RT EX Wireless flashes and I used my Canon Mark 5D III with the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 Non IS L Lens. The actually shooting time took about maybe 20 minutes tops. I loved how the sun was hitting the brick wall behind her, making it glow a bit. 

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