Meet Susan-jane Frank: Whitby Realtor and Chef

Meet Susan-jane Frank: Whitby Realtor and Chef

This is the first in a series of blog posts highlight the past few years of creating strong, impactful images for clientele through my Corporate business and the editorial work I create for East of the City magazine. In this series I will introduce you to some amazing human beings who run their own business(es) and shape the business landscape in the Durham Region.


Our first feature is a wonderful human being – Susan-jane Frank – local realtor and also a trained chef. She was instrumental in helping us acquire our forever home and over the years Susan-jane has become a friend to not just myself but to our entire family, our boys included. You may also have met her lovely daughter who models and helps in the studio from time to time.

As an award winning and acclaimed realtor Susan-jane Frank has been working in the Durham Region for over twenty years. As an agent for the Frank Royal Le Page brokerage all the details you need to work with her can be found in her website  http://www.movingtodurhamregion.com/.

Susan-jane also loves to prepare food and in pursuit of this she has added Chef to her skill set graduating from the Durham College culinary school. Her catering company is Divine Cuisine – a customized service to create food for your event or business needs – https://www.facebook.com/divinecuisinewhitby/  We have had Susan-jane cater two events for us with spectacular results on both occasions.

In addition, Susan-jane is also working at M&R Cakes and Cafe in downtown Whitby where you can dine on a menu of some of her delights as chef (the cafe is owned by her colleague Marjorie (Jorie) Steenson). I know – I am already exhausted thinking of all the energy she puts into everything she does and fairly certain I am not listing all the gigs she has for food. I will leave some of the getting to know Susan-jane to your own investigative research.

If you are looking to create powerful images that make your business STAND OUT in a crowd contact us to tell your story. We create colourful, focused and professionally executed photographic images that stand the test of time.

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Kirsten McGoey, AOCAD, Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography

Meet Geordie Lishman: Ajax Artist

Meet Geordie Lishman: Ajax Artist

This is the second post in a series of blog posts highlight the past few years of creating strong, impactful images for clientele through my Corporate business and the editorial work I create for East of the City magazine. In this series I will introduce you to some amazing human beings who run their own business(es) and shape the business landscape in the Durham Region.


Geordie Lishman lives on the family farm in Ajax, deep in the middle of Ajax where you would not expect a farm to have survived. In every direction subdivision have grown around this lot of land which feels like you have stopped time; albeit only to the tips of the property. The stone house is surrounded by mechanical artworks made by Geordie in his on site workshop.

Geordie creates sculptures that move and speak to you with various storytelling techniques – some still and some mechanical. On the farm are two geese that serenade you when you pull in the drive. Geordie is tall and friendly – willing to share his work and the stories behind them with a smile.

Drive a few city blocks over to Audley Recreation Centre and you may already have met some of Geordie’s work in the rock filled people in and around the centre. A son of renowned Canadian artist Bill Lishman, Geordie has amassed his own impressive portfolio of installation pieces.

As the daughter of a welding and fabricating specialist I connect with this medium. I was always watching my Dad wash the dirt of his hands at the end of a work day. The feeling in Geordie’s workshop – the garage to the rear of the farm that has been in his family for three generations is tangible.

The next time Geordie has an open house you should go, his artistry and Geordie is certainly worth knowing.

If you are looking to create powerful images that make your business STAND OUT in a crowd contact us to tell your story. We create colourful, focused and professionally executed photographic images that stand the test of time.

For more information connect with us via our website form.


Kirsten McGoey, AOCAD, Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography