Explore + Experience Whitby (Portfolio Reel)

Explore + Experience Whitby (Portfolio Reel)

Join us for a trip through some of our favourite images from our 19 shoot, 13 day creation period that culminated in the 2018 Explore and Experience Whitby magazine.

This portfolio reel showcases some of our favourites from shoots with – Kb, Antonio’s Deli, A Tavola, The Goodberry, Little Beasts Brewing Company, the Town Brewery, the Brock Street Brewery, 5 Paddles Brewery, Penney and Company, M & R Catering, Port Whitby Marina, Butchie’s, Cupcake Junkie, The Village Bakery, trail images from the new Cullen trail to the Ashburn bike aid kiosk, Brooklin Vintage Decor, historical downtown buildings and our friends at the Station Gallery.

To view the current issue as designed by the Town of Whitby visit: https://www.whitby.ca/en/discoverwhitby.asp

Want to tell your own story? Connect with us.


Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | www.trinitydesign.ca | 905.925.7529

Meet our New Gallery: Shootproof

Meet our New Gallery: Shootproof

This fall we switched to a customer portal and part of that experience is integrating the galleries so you have access to them all from one client portal destination. Shootproof will replace Pixieset this fall for your gallery reveal and ordering sessions and provide our holiday storefront for The Christmas Barn Experience and all future session experiences.

Let’s take a brief tour through a sample gallery on Shootproof:

  • Your Gallery will have a cover page – click the OPEN GALLERY button in the right hand bottom corner to open your gallery. If applicable, add your email and a pin code (on the email we sent) to access the gallery.

  • Once in the gallery one of the first tasks we have is to create a list of favourites for you from your session experience. Use the STAR ICON to add specific photos from your experience to a favourites list. There is no notes section here so click on a single image (while on a desktop computer) to let us know your comments on a specific file name by email (if applicable).

  • Inside the Favourites you will find only the items you have selected the STAR ICON on to create a collection of your own choices.

  • Our most asked question is “how do I download  my files?”. Here is how to DOWNLOAD ALL in Shootproof. Enter the PIN Code provided in the email we sent – if it’s missing let us know right away.

  • Check your EMAIL for a .zip of the download of the size provided, in most cases client receive “HIGH RES” versions of the file sized to 3600 pixels.

As with anything new please excuse our growing pains as we learn this new software and by all means call us if you are stumped. It is our job to help and we are in the office typically from 9 to 2 Monday to Friday to help.


Visual Storyteller | Kirsten McGoey | Trinity Design Photography

 

Family Photo Fun: Fall in Whitby

Family Photo Fun: Fall in Whitby

There is no reason family photos have to be boring, not to have some fun. Take this 2017 session we did for the Leahy family. We tossed leaves, blow bubbles and captured some lovely posed image for this family of five.

Want a fresh take on your family photos? We have very limited space in September and October. For details check out our process, investment and message us through our website.


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller

Fall Family Experience: Cullen Garden

Fall Family Experience: Cullen Garden

Every fall we are so lucky in the Durham Region and Whitby to have such great spots for family photography. Cullen Garden Central Park, though it has lost it’s trademark tree rows, still boasts a lovely basin area, bridge, gardens, frog pond and covered bridge.

During this fall session in 2017 we captured the experience for this family three and their beloved dog. Grateful for such a busy 2018 we are just getting to share some of last year’s greatest moments. Our fall this year has VERY limited availability so please contact us to grab one of our few remaining open spots.

Want a fresh take on your family photos? We have very limited space in September and October. For details check out our process, investment and message us through our website.


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller

The Christmas Experience 2018 (FAQs)

The Christmas Experience 2018 (FAQs)

It may be July but for the past 6 months we have been planning the most amazing, exclusive “The Christmas Barn Experience” for our clientele for this year’s experience seasonal. We are passionate about keeping our promise to keep you warm while capturing the experience and loved the idea of the barn for indoor comfort with on location ambience.

We are hosting this event along with our assistant, Kennedy Tinsley (of Kennedy Ann Photography), at Clarington’s Gallery on the Farm – an exclusive on site event that features a beautiful indoor barn setting. So authentic we listened to the moo of the cattle while we captured this test session in June 2018.

To see the site watch our introductory video below and for Frequently Asked Questions we are going to attempt to answer some below:

Frequently Asked Questions (last updated Aug 7, 2018)

  1. How do I book?
    • We are launching this event in a new storefront this week, so you can grab your spot. Only VIP Email list subscribers have access to this store front in August so submit your name via CONNECT to be on the email list.
    • It is first come first served which is a new process for us. Read the terms carefully.
    • Credit cards can be used.
  2. How long is “The Christmas Barn Experience”?
    • Each experience is 10 mins long with a 5 min buffer. These sessions move fast so arrival on time is key.
  3. What is the first date you are releasing?
    • Sunday October 14, 2018 will be released for purchase via our storefront week of Aug 6, 2018.
  4. Where is Gallery on the Farm?
    • Located just east of the Oshawa Zoo Gallery on the Farm is a private family farm. The Bowman family has been farming in the Durham Region for over 150 years and for many years on this property in Enfield. The fee to be on this location is included in your session fee. The site features a lovely barn and an on site store featuring local artisans and sales of organic meats.
  5. When should we arrive?
    • We recommend about 5 mins before your start time – we will have a greeter at the door.
  6. What happens if we do not attend the experience?
    • If you fail to give 24 hours notice and fail to attend your session your fee is not refundable or transferable.
  7. Is there parking on site?
    • Parking is free and we ask you be understanding this is a working farm and home, park where signs indicate this is permitted.
  8. How many people can attend the experience?
    • Two immediate adult family members and up to four children are included. For example, the following is allowed:
      • Parent + Parent + 4 kids (we support ALL families)
  9. Can we bring “insert name of extended family” along?
    • Due to the short length of these sessions no extended family is permitted. For extended family sessions please book a FULL FAMILY EXPERIENCE session.
  10. Can we bring our “insert pet name” to the experience?
    • This is a working farm with cows, dogs and cats – to name just a few. Unfortunately pets cannot attend these sessions for this reason and because they are time consuming to capture.
  11. May we do a non Christmas themed session during this event?
    • No. We get asked this EVERY YEAR. This is a Christmas themed event and cannot be changed. For a regular family session book our FULL FAMILY EXPERIENCE session experience.
  12. My child has special needs or needs extra time, can you help?
    • We recommend booking the last experience of the day so your child feels comfortable. All children/parents/caregivers deserve to feel great during our experiences and we work with families all the time to make this a reality.
  13. What kind of preparation is needed?
    • We will send each booking a PDF preparation document in September to help you in preparing for this event.
    • We will also send a contract which must be signed ahead of the experience confirming your agreement with the terms of this experience purchase.
    • We will also send a liability waiver for you to sign that covers both Gallery on the Farm and Trinity Design Photography and gives you access to the farm location.
  14. What kind of images are being taken during the experience?
    • We will take one family image.
    • The remainder will be portraits of your children.
    • When time allows we will pair adults and children.
  15. What is included in the sitting fee?
    • When buying this experience the following is included:
      • Photographers time and talent using professional photographic gear
      • Photography assisting courtesy of Kennedy Tinsley
      • 5 digital files (photographers choice), fully edited
      • online delivery of files printable to 8×10
      • a set of 3 metal ornaments with the year inscribed on the back for your tree
      • exclusive Print the Christmas Experience online store open for one week after delivery to order additional items for the holidays (administration fees will be charged to reload a gallery after expiry).
  16. Are you insured?
    • Our registered business has a full compliment of business insurance.
  17. Will there be other days/dates?
    • We sell one date at a time. We hope to host another date but there is not guarantee of this happening.
  18. What if our child/we are sick?
    • Our limited edition “The Christmas Barn Experience” is not refundable. We will gladly move you to a studio session in 2018; but as this is a limited edition event on a private property we cannot guarantee “barn images” should you not be able to attend due to illness.
  19. We have “insert sport here” and might have a conflict – what is your policy?
    • We have three kids in soccer and dance so while we understand, sports/activities are beyond our control. Please note our limited edition “The Christmas Barn Experience” is not refundable.
    • We will gladly move you if there is room to another spot in the barn experience. If not then to a studio session in 2018; but as this is a limited edition event on a private property we cannot guarantee “barn images” should you not be able to attend due to sports scheduling conflicts.
  20. I hear there is shopping on location, what does this include?
    • Join Eric and Jenny in the Gallery shop for some of the following local items:
      • Organic meats raised and prepared on the farm.
      • Local art from Eric and other local artists
      • Cards from several local artisans
      • Local items such as soaps, crochet, honey and other fare all available.
      • Enjoy shopping local for the holiday season after your session is complete.

As questions are asked I will add more content to this blog post to keep you in the know.

Still feeling your questions are unanswered?

Give us a call between 9-2 weekdays – 905.925.7529, please do not contact us via FB messenger.


Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography

Family photos with a downtown Whitby twist!

Family photos with a downtown Whitby twist!

A fresh take on family photos for these long time Brooklin residents (Mom and Dad grew up and met in Brooklin) was to feature their family in a few key regional landmarks in  Durham region. We walked the heritage streets in Whitby to capture the experience with backdrops such as Werner’s District and found some great spots to capture photos in picturesque downtown Whitby.

Want a fresh take on your family photos? We are booked solid for July 2018 with limited space in August, September and October. For details check out our process, investment and message us through our website.


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller

Meet Tammy Miller: The Country Cheese Co. (Ajax)

Meet Tammy Miller: The Country Cheese Co. (Ajax)

This is the fifth 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.


When I first walked into the warm ambiance of The Country Cheese Co. I was impacted by the way Tammy and her team interact with customers. There is an unmistakable warmth in her demeanour and the customer response is relaxed, people laughing and enjoying one of my favourite things in the world – cheese.

The store environment reminds me of a tasting room for cheese or wines – the light is darker and warm, the smells surround you and entice you.

289 Kingston Road East Unit 3, AjaxON L1Z 0K5, Canada
http://countrycheesecompany.com/

Country Cheese Company provides hand cut artisan and farmstead cheeses from across Canada and abroad, including:

  • artisan cheese boards for events of all sizes
  • gift baskets & boxes for that special occasion
  • artisan cheese panini sandwiches
  • We offer a variety of accompaniments, mainly locally and CANADIAN MADE products including:
    • Charcuterie and Pâté
    • Artisan made and Gluten Free Crackers
    • Chutney, Jam and Spreads
    • Raw Honey
    • Chocolates
    • Locally made Cheese Boards

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

Meet Andrea Nicholson: Butchies

Meet Andrea Nicholson: Butchies

This is the fourth 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.


Andrea Nicholson’s establishment Butchies is bringing a southern flare to downtown Whitby and the West Lynde neighbourhood. Named after her father, Andrea says,” I am the way I am because my dad was such a dreamer. And I named my dream after him.”

The menu is full of amazing choices – Country Fried Steak, Pulled Chicken and daily smoke options such as1/2 Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken (Dinner Only) or St. Louis Side Ribs (1/2 or Full). Paired with sides such as mac’n’ cheese, hush puppies, devilled eggs and more. Finish your meal with home baked pie or a Kwartha Dairy Ice Cream cone.

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

Meet Marc and Dee Walsh: 4 Cats Arts Studio

Meet Marc and Dee Walsh: 4 Cats Arts Studio

This is the third 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.


Surrounded by iconic colour and creativity, the duo of Marc and Dee Walsh, are the owners of 4 Cats Arts Studio in Whitby where people of all ages can get their art on. After photographing Marc and Dee in 2015 for EAST of the City magazine we have become friends and they have become clients, as has our family of their business.

They both exude great energy and their art education, passion for this community and every day families is evident in their business and their inclusion in many off site charitable functions. At 4 Cats Art Studio you can study the masters of art, spin some clay on a wheel or learn the techniques of splatter or pour painting (to name but a few of the activities). Kids, adults and entire families  come for the extremely popular paint splatter parties.

In an education system that continues to undervalue the importance of arts education it is  breath of fresh air to see the work this studio does to bring art to the community in tandem, rather than in competition with other local art schools and institutions. After all the more art there is the better our world is for it.

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

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.

For more information connect with us via our website form.


Kirsten McGoey, AOCAD, Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography