Polishing Your Professional Headshot

Guilliana came to me with a request to add some polish to her headshot for use in her company intranet, social media profile photos – especially her LinkedIn. Many clients come with this same brief but have no idea how to achieve it. What was special with Gullianna is she knew exactly the image she wanted to create. We got down to work and achieve her goal of a professional, classic look.

For a headshot we always recommend by passing the “phone selfie” – especially on LinkedIn. A professional headshot should be updated every two years either in studio or on location with a professional eye for posing, catch lights (the lights in the eyes) and and over all understanding of light. Couple that with a professional touch to the skin creates a strong, professional end result.

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The end result was achieved with one outfit by simply removing her jacket to create two different but equally classic looks. The necklace worked well with the blouse but conflicted with the collar of the jacket so we removed it. Simple but effective posing gives her 3 strong looks with smiles and the extra non smile rounded off her final look.

If you are looking to update your headshot or need a quote for a team, please contact us through our connect page form.


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller | Whitby, Ontario; Greater Toronto Area

Meet Cory Vreeker: The Village Bakeshop

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  • Business Name: The Village Bakeshop
  • Location Shown: 601 Dundas St. W. Whitby, ON L1N 2N3 (second location in Orono)
  • Phone: 905.665.6020

The Village Bakeshop in Whitby is run by Cory Vreeker, son Gary and Carol Vreeker who own both the Orono and Whitby shops.

The shop is full of treats – many of the owners Dutch heritage and many made with the finest, freshest ingredients. Gather at the counter for fresh soups and sandwiches. The glass cabinets are laden with treats from pastries, donuts, small cakes, breads, and delicious fudge. Aisles are packed with delicacies from Europe, not just the Netherlands, but rest assured you can find the right packages to make traditional Oma’s soups and other Dutch delicacies. The deli is full of meats and cheeses of all varieties.

  • To learn more about capturing images for your business: Capture the experience
  • To learn more about the Village Bakeshop: https://villagebakeshop.ca/

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | trinitydesign@rogers.com

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 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