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Total Wealth Enhancement Editorial Photoshoot of Millstone Township, NJ for Proactive Advisor Magazine

Total Wealth Enhancement is a father and son team, started by Michael Kuczinski and then his son Michael Kuczinski Jr. joined him. It was another hot and sticky day, so we stayed inside since the building had a lot of areas to photograph with air conditioning LOL!

This one took a little longer, but we stayed on schedule. While the article was focused on Michael Sr., I knew that they wanted some with the two of them together and possibly on their own. We did three wardrobe changes, one was just as simple as taking off the suit jacket. We had a lot of laughs, turns out that Michael Jr. and I went to the same high school. Not the same class, I’m older, but still, pretty cool!

Once again I used the Flashpoint AD200 lights and Softlighter II, but I also used a new light modifier that I picked up at Allen’s Camera, a Phottix 26″ Quick Folding Octa Softbox. I’m now in love with this and want the next size up LOL!

Here are the articles:

http://proactiveadvisormagazine.com/michael-kuczinski-applying-deep-knowledge-to-proactive-financial-planning/

http://proactiveadvisormagazine.com/helping-prospective-clients-rethink-retirement/

Scroll down to see which image they used for the front cover.

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This last shot was for fun, and I sent that to Mike Jr. LOL

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I think that to date, this is my favorite cover that I’ve done so far.

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Thank you guys for making this such a fun shoot and giving me a helping hand and taking my picture!

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Wealth Wisdom Group of Wilmington, Delaware for Proactive Advisor Magazine

On what was one of the hottest and muggiest days of the summer, I drove down to Wilmington, Delaware to photograph Bill Curry of Wealth Wisdom Group, at his office. We first went over some dates and times to coincide with the magazines’ deadline and what was needed and suggestions on what he should wear. As I mentioned before, I like to get to know the clients beforehand, so that when I arrive, the photoshoot can go smoothly and they be comfortable with me.

This time I didn’t bring my larger Flashpoint Xplor 600 lights but instead brought along the Flashpoint AD200 lights. So much easier to deal with since it’s just me with the camera gear, light stands, modifiers, and weights!

We started off inside his office, then moved to the hallway, I used one light and a small flash to add a little extra “kick” of light.

I asked if we had time for him to change and we can go outside. So I packed up and we both went downstairs to the edge of the parking lot where there was this nice area of a green park. And wow it was MUGGY! I used the Flashpoint AD200 outside to give a little extra kick since it was overcast. I didn’t want to stay outside any longer than was necessary for my client and for me.

These clients are very busy, while we put in a time slot of an hour, I try to get everything done way before that. I don’t have a team, there’s no time to tether my camera to a laptop either. Once I get to a location, I have maybe 10 minutes to check it out, look over what they have for wardrobe and then we start.

As you can see which image made the front cover and what they used as the finals for the article.

http://proactiveadvisormagazine.com/william-curry-putting-intellectual-capital-to-work-for-clients/

http://proactiveadvisormagazine.com/encouraging-prospective-clients-to-have-a-transformative-conversation/

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William Curry of Wealth Wisdom Group, Inc. Wilmington, DE for Proactive Advisor Magazine photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com

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William Curry of Wealth Wisdom Group, Inc. Wilmington, DE for Proactive Advisor Magazine photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography www.deirdreryanphotography.com

 

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Thank you, Bill, for your patience and time!

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Photographing Haddon Financial Solutions for Proactive Advisor Magazine

David Chalmers and Keith Herman are the faces of Haddon Financial Solutions are located in Haddon, NJ. When I’m shooting for a publication, I tend to shoot with a lot of space for any type that is needed or if they need to crop in closer. With Proactive Advisor Magazine and others, they have a printed magazine, then they have the articles online. I provide quite a few images and they choose the best ones that are suited for their needs. Here I’ve chosen my favorites.

The process is simple and straightforward enough. I get an email for the assignment, to see if I’m available, then an introduction is made to their client. I then reach out and make arrangements with the client as the time for the photoshoot. This is also the time that I choose to get to know them, offer suggestions on what to wear, often they’ve had their pictures taken for articles before, while sometimes they haven’t and they need reassurances that this will be ok.

If I’m able to, I scout the location. But much of the time, I’m not, so I do a quick Google search, check out the building if I can, and go in as light as I’m able but prepared for anything. My goal here is to make everyone look relaxed within the environment that they work in with their own clients. If I can and there’s time, I take them outside. Being quick, polite, a good sense of humor, and professional to make everyone feel comfortable will ensure that I’ll get the best images possible.

For this day, I completely overpacked, but I used 2 lights in each office, the main was a Flashpoint 600 Xplor with a Softlighter II and the other was another with a small Westcott 1×2 Rapidbox Switch Modifier Softbox. For the outside, I only used the Flashpoint 600 Xplor with a Softlighter II. My camera is the Canon Mark 5D III and I used the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L IS lens and the Canon 70-700mm f2.8 L non-IS lens.
http://proactiveadvisormagazine.com/chalmers-herman-committed-to-a-high-standard-of-professionalism/
Haddon Financial Solutions, Proactive Advisor Magazine, Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography, Editorial Photography, on location photography, Haddon, NJ,
Haddon Financial Solutions, Proactive Advisor Magazine, Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography, Editorial Photography, on location photography, Haddon, NJ,
Haddon Financial Solutions, Proactive Advisor Magazine, Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography, Editorial Photography, on location photography, Haddon, NJ,
Haddon Financial Solutions, Proactive Advisor Magazine, Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography, Editorial Photography, on location photography, Haddon, NJ,
Haddon Financial Solutions, Proactive Advisor Magazine, Photo by Deirdre Ryan Photography, Editorial Photography, on location photography, Haddon, NJ,

http://proactiveadvisormagazine.com/target-segments-provide-opportunities-for-client-development/

 

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A Financial Advisor, Boats and A Summer Day for An Editorial Magazine Article and Cover

I was called over the summer to photograph Douglas Bauerband in Toms River, NJ for a financial magazine called Proactive Advisor Magazine. I had never heard of them, however they had found me through Google and thought that I would be a good fit since I lived fairly close by. Going on location for an environmental editorial portrait photoshoot is what I’m known for so they gave me the specs that they needed for the article, how many images they needed and how they were planning on using them for the magazine and online. They were very detailed and organized, and I scheduled the shoot with Doug and took it from there.

We discussed what they were looking for, and I suggested some clothing options. I wasn’t sure what to expect so I went with a few ideas in mind. I knew getting some photos inside was one, but I really wanted to go outside too. And of course it was a hot, muggy day by the shore.

Once I got there for the time scheduled, there wasn’t too much outside. However across the street was a harbor with boats docked. Doug was super nice and so was his assistant. He came prepared with some options that we discussed. I setup my wireless Canon 600RT EX flashes with the Westcott Rapid Boxes and we got started quickly. 
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I understand that with layout and design, they needed a few options with vertical and horizontal options. I also intentionally did not crop these because I knew that the designers already had an idea of what they wanted and would need room for the fonts and other design elements.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine. I had him try a few things, with and without the tie, with and without smiling. But he’s the kind of person that is a naturally happy person, so I prefer the ones of him smiling.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine. Afterwards, Doug was completely up for going outside for more shots. The only spot of green that we found in the parking lot that had ok lighting was underneath this tree. The sun was by now right above us. I didn’t have an assistant to hold anything to diffuse the harsh light.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.

So then I suggested the marina across the street and he was like sure! So we hopped into my car, braved some traffic and asked the guys there if it was okay that we took some pictures there for a magazine editorial, they said sure. I set up one Canon 600EX RT flash wirelessly and we started. I decided to have the light work with me and made him pretend that the boats were his.

Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.

Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine. The last shot Doug wanted, so I said sure and that was it for the session.
Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.

Afterwards, we took a quick fun selfie and we went back to his office where I packed up the rest of my gear and headed back to my office, edited the files and sent them to my client as full sized Tifs for them to download from my Photoshelter account.

Doug’s interview was published in early October, below is the cover and right underneath is the link the the article.

Douglas Bauerband of G. Douglas Financial Group in Toms River, NJ photographed by Deirdre Ryan Photography for Proactive Advisor Magazine.

Helping clients achieve three key principles for retirement success by  David Wismer | Oct 11, 2017 | Advisor Interviews

Thank you Doug for totally ROCKING your photoshoot with me! We had a lot of fun together and thank you Proactive Advisor Magazine!

I really loved how these images represented Doug for  his business and branding.