What to expect when booking White Box family portraits

What to expect when booking White Box family portraits

Our Whitby, Ontario based studio has been making simple and modern family portraits for over 5 years in Durham Region. Our award winning studio creates modern family portraits, business imagery and magazine photography.


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The White Box experience is one such experience, popular in past years for:

  • it’s simplicity,
  • the interactions between the collage items
  • inspirational for young and old, men and women, and children
  • it can also incorporate young babies into the process.

For this blog post I thought I would walk you through what to expect when booking a White Box experience.

Step One – “The Sitting” (Seasonal)

The first step involves booking your seating. Seatings cover the time and talents of the photographer and a few archival images for you to share on social media. Trinity Design Photography offers them in groups of 8-10 sessions at a time to allow us to capture them with an assistant in the house, Kennedy will be returning for our 2019 events to assist. These seasonal experiences are priced according to the multi session format and accommodate up to 6 persons.

For larger groups we have packages to accommodate up to 15 persons in a single session experience and are priced in our single session format for large or extended families.

Step Two -“The Booking”

The next step is to book your spot. Trinity Design Photography now books seasonal experiences through Facebook events or by connecting with us online here. Once you purchase a spot online we then confirm your booking by sending you the following documents through our Client Portal system:

  • Invoice confirmation (showing payment and scope of work/deliverables)
  • Questionnaire – a little getting to know you form
  • Contract – this must be signed for images to be edited and delivered
  • Preparation Document – outlining the best way to get ready for this particular experience
  • Emails about session date and time, location, etc.

The Client Portal feature allows you to locate all this information in one online location only viewable to Trinity Design Photography and yourself.

Step Three – “The Experience Session”

On the day of your sessionTrinity Design Photography asks all of the above paperwork is submitted ahead of time. This is key as this is a transaction that requires acknowledgement of the terms of sale and the deliverables.

During your session Kirsten will capture a series of about 60-70 frames of your family. This will include a few “everyone in” shots, groupings such as parent-child, parent-parent and other combinations, and we also capture individual frames to showcase each persons special story.

For example, for a child that dances perhaps a box where they do a special dance move. For parents who love gaming a shot of you both playing with X-Box remote controls, another parent who reads relaxing with a book and coffee cup, the parent who does triathlons, the child who loves to explore space with his telescope and and so many more stories we could never fully express all the options in one blog post.

Capturing the images or “frames” takes about 15-20 minutes – we work with you according to a plan or freestyle the session. It’s really up to you,Trinity Design Photography has captured about 50 of these to date.

Step Four – “The Cull”

carlton-frameNot as eerie as it sounds Kirsten culls the 60-70 frames into 30 frames that she then transform into lightly edited proofs. As this is a collaborative and visual exerciseTrinity Design Photography prints the proofs for each session as well as loading them into our online ordering platform in advance of your session.

Culling and preparation takes about 2-4 weeks to get the materials ready for your Reveal and Ordering Session.

Step Five – “Your Reveal and Ordering Session”

Having the lightly edited proofs has transformed the experience of creating your collage and the ordering experience. Clients have told us this was one of the most rewarding parts of the experience with us because they could move the squares around to create the collage they envisioned. Of course if you are stuck and need a hand Kirsten is there to assist you.

flushmount-whiteboxThe added bonus is clients can take home the proofs either by purchasing them or with an order over $299+HST. The proofs are a fun item to hang on a modern clothes pin line.

Kirsten walks you through the ordering process to create the perfect mounted collage artwork and/or products for your family.Trinity Design Photography’s store has so many options and we do not want to stop the creative process here. We can design a piece with you that will suit your space perfectly.

Step Six – “Why we encourage Printed Experiences”

Printing the experience is the final step in the process whereby we take the experience and preserve it into the artwork you will share for years to come with your family. Research shows that children’s esteem grows by having family images on the wall * according to studies completed on the benefits of family photography.

I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit.” – Design A Glow Article

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Kirsten McGoey |Visual Storyteller | trinitydesign.ca | trinitydesign@rogers.com | 905.925.7529

Reference: * Design A Glow Article

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

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 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