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Teen's Acting Portfolio Photos

One of my clients in Princeton has a teenage son who is an actor and needed his headshots done. She called me up, we met, and it was an absolutely gorgeous winter day. I mean it has been a highly unusual season with barely any snow. It was windy with a chill to the air, but the sun was out. We had chatted earlier about what he should wear, then we went to the Princeton University campus, which was not that far from their home. With kids, you don't want artificial lighting if at all possible. The only lighting you see is natural sun with a reflector to bring in the light to his face, that's it. I gave him direction on how to pose, so that I could get the best angles and we talked, joked around so that I could get natural expressions from him including some to see if he could be serious while still being himself. We did a variety of poses, headshots, and quarter length body.

Afterwards, his father joined us and I did a quick shot of the three of them, and of course some with just him and each of his parents. I believe in giving a little as a thank you.

He has a talent agent in NYC, so I'm hope that these worked out for him. Good luck and thank you!

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Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,acting headshot portfolio,agency,commercials,film,minor teenage boy,theater,tv,
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Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,acting headshot portfolio,agency,commercials,film,minor teenage boy,theater,tv,
Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,acting headshot portfolio,agency,commercials,film,minor teenage boy,theater,tv,
Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,acting headshot portfolio,agency,commercials,film,minor teenage boy,theater,tv,
Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,acting headshot portfolio,agency,commercials,film,minor teenage boy,theater,tv,
Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,acting headshot portfolio,agency,commercials,film,minor teenage boy,theater,tv,
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Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,acting headshot portfolio,agency,commercials,film,minor teenage boy,theater,tv,
Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,acting headshot portfolio,agency,commercials,film,minor teenage boy,theater,tv,
Photo By Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com,acting headshot portfolio,agency,commercials,film,minor teenage boy,theater,tv,
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Rick's New Business Portrait

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Bordentown,Deirdre Ryan Commercial and Editorial Photography,NJ,Riverview Studios,headshot,studio lighting,

Recently I had a young man who needed a business portrait done of himself in a studio setting for his real estate team. So when I finished setting up everything, my friend, Jim Parker was gracious enough to sit in for me to test my lights. This was the last shot after tweaking my settings and lights after 2 minutes. Once you know your setup and your gear, you know where to go with just a few adjustments. However I still do a few more adjustments once my client comes in and sits for me.

When Rick came in his brought his brother to help out and 2 ties and 2 shirts. All three of us, Jim included helped him with his waredrobe choices and tying his tie LOL But it was well worth it and here are my favorites form the shoot.

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Bordentown,Deirdre Ryan Commercial and Editorial Photography,NJ,Riverview Studios,headshot,studio lighting,
Bordentown,Deirdre Ryan Commercial and Editorial Photography,NJ,Riverview Studios,headshot,studio lighting,
Bordentown,Deirdre Ryan Commercial and Editorial Photography,NJ,Riverview Studios,headshot,studio lighting,
Bordentown,Deirdre Ryan Commercial and Editorial Photography,NJ,Riverview Studios,headshot,studio lighting,
Bordentown,Deirdre Ryan Commercial and Editorial Photography,NJ,Riverview Studios,headshot,studio lighting,

We did the more traditional ones for what he needed but I asked him to adjust his tie and I just loved the results.

Here's the one that he chose, and I really like it.

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Bordentown,Deirdre Ryan Commercial and Editorial Photography,NJ,Riverview Studios,headshot,studio lighting,

Thanks Rick for taking the time out of your busy schedule and thank you Jim for your time and friendship as always :) For more information on how to have your business portraits done by me just use the contact form below:

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Bordentown,Deirdre Ryan Commercial and Editorial Photography,NJ,Riverview Studios,headshot,studio lighting,

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Summertime's Here, Perfect for Outdoor Headshots!

The past couple of months have been a bit hectic for me. Last year I booked 2 weddings for the month of May of 2016, and in between those weddings I have been busy with my family, networking, a portrait session, and testing some lighting techniques. Also school’s out so those of use with children you know how things are now. Keeping our kids busy while working and having fun ourselves too. I no longer do weddings like that anymore, but they were wonderful and beautiful! I have been having fun with using a cinematic type of technique for my clients that I can use for their headshot. We can shoot outdoors, almost anywhere and have our normal fun time but the effect is just gorgeous. I was just on Princeton University campus last week with a client and we did a combination of this a natural light for her’s and I can’t wait to show you them!

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The following were kind enough to sit for me after a networking breakfast meeting at Fedora’s Cafe in Lawrenceville, NJ. Please take a look at the the links for their businesses and let them know that you saw their headshot on my site. Thank you :) Karen Hodges Miller-PUBLISHER-Open Door Publications

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Cinematic headshots by Deirdre Ryan Photography
Cinematic headshots by Deirdre Ryan Photography

Leena Thakar-Bagawde-Illustrator/Clay Artist

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Yoga and Beauty For All Ages

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I met this beautiful woman on the phone a while ago for a photoshoot, and then we finally got back together to get it done. We met at Honor Yoga on Route 33 in Manalapan, NJ heading towards Freehold, NJ and she has been practicing for many years. Quirky, fun, full of laughs and smiles, Marlene and I were laughing throughout the session. I helped her picked out jewelry to go with her two outfits after the yoga portion of the session. Trying out a bunch of things, we had a good time! The clients I meet are just wonderful and Marlene is truly one of them. Thank you for being so great, the photos turned out beautiful because of you!

Real Estate Headshots

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Real_Estate_Headshot_by-DeirdreRyanPhotograpy

This gentleman gave me a call one late afternoon. He started a new career in real estate and needed a headshot like.....yesterday to be added to his new business cards and marketing materials. I called him back, gave him my quote, and he met me at my home. I didn't have time to get to the studio so I set everything up in my living room. We had a lot of laughs, I took a lot of great shoots. I helped him to pick out the best one and we agreed on one you see below. As you can see it was a great shot. He was very happy with the results of the shoot, I got them to him that very night. His co-workers were pleased with what I did as well. 

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Real_Estate_Headshot_by-DeirdreRyanPhotograpy

The one above and below I also liked, but not as much as the one he and I both liked the best, the one at the very top of the page. Not everyone can rock a full face front image, but his facial features allowed this.

I used used my Canon Mark 5D III and the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L lens and the Westcott X-Drop for the background. Three Dynalite strobes with a reflector bounce below him. Just a simple setup, the shoot lasted maybe 20 minutes.

My advice to everyone who is a business professional, do not use a cell phone to take your next headshot to represent yourself to your clients. If you're concerned with your image, come see me to have the look of your marketing brand done right the first time.