The Visual Story of Susan Kay-Dunn

The Visual Story of Susan Kay-Dunn

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Above a simple black jacket paired with a scoop tank top and a meaningful jewelry piece creates a modern look for her.

The world during the pandemic has changed the landscape of how we work and as a result having a headshot that represents you is essential. First impressions are still the most important thing when meeting new colleagues and clients – so by using a professional headshot artist you are literally putting your best “face” forward. 

Our brains can absorb a lot from a photo – is this person trust worthy? is this person someone I would like? like to work with? is this someone who is good at their job. Professional imagery done well creates a strong first impression versus a cellphone shot or worse, a cropped shot from the last wedding you attended.

In Susan’s office there is no office. They work virtually and have as a new team formed during the pandemic. While face to face is not out of the question the norm for her is Zoom and other online meeting zones. So with this in mind we started looking at how to create her headshots to reflect who she is. In her world chances are 100% of the people spend time with her photo – not her in person.

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When dressing for headshots much like any portrait we ask bring solid shirts and jacket that will allow the focus to stay on your face in your headshot. We levelled up this studio jacket Susan borrowed by changing it from an olive green to a purple that suited her hair and her personality. As a purple lover myself I was all in on that change. It also provided a more modern colour story with the navy background.

Susan is a modern, fun and educated woman. We wanted her portraits to show this immediately and reinforce her position as a Chief Pension Officer. These options give her room to change it up from time to time – the main reason we offer a 3 image package is the flexibility it gives clients.

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This use of a paper lined surface to create a faux desk is one of my new favourite ways to stage a headshot. It creates a lovely modern “desk” and allows for the client to sit forward, elongating the body through the neck and shoulders for that perfect pose an modern headshot.

If you need to update your professional headshots we would love to chat. In a world that seems to still be embracing Zoom it’s not a nice to have, it’s a must have.

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Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography

Senior Kindergarten Photos for your Graduate

Senior Kindergarten Photos for your Graduate

The world for a Senior Kindergarten student has not been easy in Durham Region or across the world. School has been online, masked and unlike anything we experienced whether we grew up in the early 1900s or the late 1900s (yeah I feel old just writing it). Kids have gotten a rough start to their education and if there is something we can do with our services to make that a little easier we would be delighted to be a part of their journey.

One thing we did during the pandemic was invest in new gowns with the idea that when we opened up we could again offer studio mini sessions for SK gradates. Our two newest gowns are gorgeous matte navy and red with matching hats and tassels. We work with a solid backdrop in our mini sessions to capture three images of your child. 

When dressing for your graduate photos it helps to have either a shirt with a collar for under the gown or a rounded neck shirt or sweater. This will allow for the things you are wearing to exist comfortably under the gown.

We create a safe space for kids to be kids. We do short sessions that will not overwhelm them. The connection comes from 9+ years working with kids, years before that running a home daycare and wrangling three of my own spirited boy humans.

To book a spot simply connect with us for more information on the packages and booking dates (the event was cancelled due to our own bookings overflowing in May and June 2022). We still have room later in June and into July for your little ones.

 

Images do not have to come with the SK text – we love to play with the images when we test them out. But we provide our images as you would like them – plain for with the fun underlay text.

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Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography

Invest Durham | Team Photos

Invest Durham | Team Photos

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This fall we worked with the team at Invest Durham to capture team images that captured their team. This team is growing in size and in turn growing they are growing opportunities in the Durham Region. “The priority of the Economic Development and Tourism Division of the Region of Durham (Invest Durham) is to lead, facilitate and support various investment attraction and expansion initiatives. Our goal is to create and retain jobs, increase non-residential assessment and promote the region as the best place to live, work and invest.” 

The brief was to create professional images that were consistent, natural (no makeup artists) and utilized the onsite location to the fullest. The location had an older property barn that was painted this soft blue and it tied nicely into the overall branding which is navy and deep orange. We shot the team using open shade and natural light to create a soft, approachable feeling for the images and the barn boards tie in the solo and overall team shot.

These team shots were captured on a gorgeous property in open shade. The blue barn boards give a uniform backdrop for this dynamic team and the sunny day provided ample lighting.

 

In order to ensure a smooth experience I walked the site during the same time of day. We chose some options for the images and then had the client decide on which one worked best. Then we set up two options for the use of that spot and they chose this one which softened the wood behind the subject.

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The team shot and 14 staff took the morning to capture. We had each team member approve their image on site so that we could speed up the editing process on our end. Everything was wrapped by noon and the team could spend some time face to face outside.

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Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography

The Visual Story of Lafromboise Mortgages (Brooklin)

The Visual Story of Lafromboise Mortgages (Brooklin)

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We are delighted to be back working with long time clients as they launch a new website. A strong team in the mortgage industry you can now find their expertise at https://www.laframboisemortgage.ca/.

For each member we created headshots that will support them across social media platforms. Our clients are actively involved in creating images and we take suggestions you offer while shooting. The images for both Denise and Nicolee were part of Denise’s vision for the session making this a true collaboration of business and creativity.

The brick wall behind Charlotte and Syeda is in their office which is in the new building across from Brooklin’s Grass Park. Their stylish space is a wonderful place to sit and work out a new mortgage. We have had the pleasure of working with the team and can say they are all skilled

Using our Team Business package this team created a team photo alongside team headshots and a few additional images for social media to showcase the office. We are not sharing the entire shoot here because they are going to be using them in their own channels.

We have different levels of team business content for small, medium and large businesses that are developed to ensure the brand of the company is reflected in the final product. We offer natural light, studio and off camera flash lighting options that allow you to realize your brand images in a professional, high end way.

To learn more about our team business packages connect:

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Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller – Trinity Design Photography

The Visual Story of Kristine Dandavino

The Visual Story of Kristine Dandavino

Kristine Dandavino is a teacher, an actor and a talented opera voice. She mentors and coaches local talent with her business Oshawa Piano and Voice http://www.oshawapianovoice.com/. When they say those who can’t teach they did not include the likes of a talent such as Kristine.

When she connected to update her headshots we discussed how she would use the images to audition and for social media usage. Acting has very specific needs and over top of that the opera world has it’s own. We crafted her poses and outfits to ensure her looks dovetailed with the types of roles she auditions for, a key component of an actor’s headshot.

Kristine had her makeup done by makeup artist The Many Faces of Beauty’s Stephanie Koktan. We kept our editing in keeping with the industry, maintaining major features so casting directors see the true version of the actor if present in our lighting of the face.

By pairing a tank top with a simple necklace and vegan leather jacket we get a timeless look for this headshot. The key to this shot is the position of the body which welcomes in the viewer to the actor’s portrait.

We finished up the session with a sensational image of Kristine wrapped in raw silk. Shot from a high angle this image is a nod to the Girl with a Pearl Earring. We amped up the volume as Kristine is a joy bringer, a room filler and she needed a portrait that spoke to the voice and beauty inside her. As they say on Tik Tok – I understood the assignment.

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Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller 

 

The Visual Story of Cathie Ellis : Creatiful Studios Whitby

The Visual Story of Cathie Ellis : Creatiful Studios Whitby

In working with Cathie we knew we wanted a downtown and urban feel to this session.

Cathie is an experienced graphic designer and visual artist. She has a passion for making the outsides of our buildings make sense . Numbers you can read, signage that works together, paint colours that bring it all together. A downtown location ties into the clientele she works with and their properties and brands. The art of design and way finding is why you can find your way through public spaces easily (or not so easily). 

Our chosen location is the new, modern and hip coffee shop Brock St. Espresso on the main street in Whitby. Owned by David and Lorena Purchase this new hot spot has a clean, modern look, lots of historical and modern touches and most importantly espresso. 

Using darker windows to make reflections is a great way to showcase a colourful downtown space’s colours and shapes without seeing letters and other branding that can interfere with our creation.

Cathie spends many a day at the local coffee shops working on a cup of hot cocoa while developing branding plans for her clientele. She loves Downtown Whitby and you can often find her sipping a cuppa at Brock St Espresso. Be sure to pop in to visit them – they are a staple in our downtown core.

Clients are meeting us more and more online. Having a strong set of images to show you and your working style is important. It creates an instant connection to you and your brand.

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Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography