The Christmas Tree Farm Experience – Durham Region

The Christmas Tree Farm Experience – Durham Region

Limited Space is left - we have already booked 25% at the time of this blog post.

  From toddlers, to teens and in-betweens – we capture all the experiences – including that new puppy.

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This October we are going to be at Blackstock Christmas Tree Farm for our annual “The Christmas Tree Farm Experience” for family photos for this Christmas season coming up. We love this farm – owned by a young family who graciously is renting us the farm for a day October 24, 2020 in the afternoon (plus the back up date the Sunday Oct 25, 2020).

Our sessions will be socially distanced – all outside and shot with a zoom lens. Both Kirsten and Kennedy will be there to assist wearing masks. Orders will be placed online during a 5 day window for any additional products you might need for the holidays.

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What is also different is how we are managing the props. This year it is all on you to bring blankets and that one single, family Christmas item. Our son is shown above with a star that always hangs on the back of our front door. Choose something timeless like a star, a snowflake, a lantern or maybe a copy of the Night Before Christmas. This keeps everyone safe with no reuse of props and an outdoor setting for fresh air. It also ties the session into your family traditions, making it a classic story of YOU.

Also very important is to note we are only taking a $50 deposit now and the remainder two weeks ahead of the date. This non refundable deposit can be moved to another session should we have stage changes due to the pandemic or worse a lockdown. This year we have tried to think of everything so you have a little less to worry about and more to look forward to.

Please see the link below to book your session and thanks for choosing us to Capture the Experience with this year.

Limited Space is left - we have already booked 25% at the time of this blog post.

  From toddlers, to teens and in-betweens – we capture all the experiences – including that new puppy.

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | @trinitydesignwhitby

Graduating in Durham Region During a Pandemic

Graduating in Durham Region During a Pandemic

It has been the story all over Whitby and the Durham Region – if you graduated this year things were decidely not the same. This client came to me after driving two hours to capture graduate photos they said fell flat. After seeing a similar session for a classmate they came to us for a redo.

By only doing one session a day and owning two hats we could add the hat the other supplier missed. We corrected details like messy hair and edited out a collar that slipped out because those are standard edits for us. Mom stepped in to assist so the contact with this young graduate was with someone in his family bubble. We stayed 6 feet apart using a longer lens and wearing a mask (yes even outside).

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Grade eight graduation is normally full of very sweet moments – hot gyms filled with laughter and too many chairs, academic awards and thoughful speeches and of course the big dinner after its all done. But COVID-19 took that away from the kids and with numbers still very high there was no chance to even try hosting this during lockdown.

Our graduation sessions were designed to be fun, modern and make these graduates the centre of attention for the evening. This young man rocked his session.

I was told by the clients they were so delighted by the session they had a hard time deciding on which images to choose. It is always so lovely to deliver, especially after a client has had a less than satisfactory experience with photography before hiring you.

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Our sessions come with a gallery to choose your favourite poses and order print sheets for them (one package even has two sheets included).

To book a session with us please fill out our Connect Form and we will send you information and follow up with a phone call to review.

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography (Whitby)

The Front Porch Experience – Family Photos

The Front Porch Experience – Family Photos

The pandemic opening meant we got back to work with June and July limited edition “The Front Porch Experiences”. Join us in this blog as we showcase a lovely weekend home for this blended family in Peterborough.

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Capturing a family at home means letting the evening unwind without too much planning. This family loves to go for walks and bike rides. We show this in the session which took about an hour to capture for the family. Everyone is involved from the dogs to the kids who we let be themselves from happiness to worry, after all learning to ride a bike is a right of passage but it can be a little scary.

We also found a door that leads to fairies and discovered a friendly neighbourhood cat. These are not things you can plan for but are happy discoveries along the way. We wanted to do ice cream but the line up with COVID-19 meant we abandoned that plan. Going with the flow means a true capture of the experience of this family.

I rarely leave the house without bubbles and using them in a session to reenergize kids is a way to make a photography experience more fun. Posing is needed for some of the images but these are the ones that stick with me. 

Each session was taken outside, socially distanced and captured with zoom lenses to keep us 6 feet or 2 metres apart during the process. Walking with them, in front and behind, letting them pile up on one another and encouraging hugs with eachother because as we all know hugs are in short supply these days. Only members in the bubble are in attendance and we also made sure to stay distanced from neighbours as we walked.

We love working with families and we are now booking limited edition Fall Family experiences for August to October 2020. 

To book a session with us please fill out our Connect Form and we will send you information and follow up with a phone call to review.

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography (Whitby)

Ordering for your Graduate

Ordering for your Graduate

This blog post will bring you up to speed on how to easily order items for your Graduate after the experience is complete. We miss seeing you in the studio but for now this is the second best thing.

FYI: do not try to order on your phone and tablet, we always recommend ordering on a desktop as the best way forward. If this is not possible a tablet over a phone is always preferred.

Step 1 – In your email click the link to generate the gallery screen which will look something like this (below). You can also access this through your client portal.

Step 2 – On individual images you will have access to PRINTS, DIGITALS and CREDITS (the latter depending on your package as not all packages include prints). 

Step 3 – For additional items not showing click the upper right hand corner button named ORDER ITEMS and click the item you wish to order. For this sample in the blog we are going to show a 12×12 plaque collage item.  NOTE: prices are subject to change without notice and over time.

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Step 3 – For additional items not showing click the upper right hand corner button named ORDER ITEMS and click the item you wish to order. For this sample in the blog we are going to show a 12×12 plaque collage item.  NOTE: prices are subject to change without notice and over time.

Step 4 Additional items

Not shown visually but available also are solo 11×14 prints, extra digitals – all items you are welcome to purchase.

If you hit a roadblock – want to order custom items – just need a helping hand? Please call us @ 905-925-7529 Mon to Fri from 9 to 2 or booking an order appointment. We do not want you going it alone – we are here to help.

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | 

Capture the experience.

2019 Oshawa-Whitby #1 Reader’s Choice Photo Studio of the year.

Teenagehood.

Teenagehood.

The teenager. We mark this time from age 13 to 19. They grow at an unprecedented rate, gain new found independence and often spend a lot of time on their own. After all figuring out all this change takes time, an abundant amount of sleep (the pandemic has been ideal for daily sleep ins).

Gone are the days of mini sessions, props and themed sessions. Teenagers don’t want to have anything to do with that. They have Instagram profiles, social circles and personal tastes that must be part of planning when working with this age group.

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During the pandemic our oldest, our model for this session, turned 15. It was a quiet affair with no birthday parades, some embarrassing signs and a t-shirt from his mom to mark the occasion.

He is a quiet kid, with a strength of character and a simple aesthetic – plain grey t-shirts, jeans and runners are his thing. Any location needed to be simple, modern and urban to match his love of architecture, modern design (Le Corbusier and other modernists).

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Sitting empty through the pandemic parking garages are a great spot to find some fresh, modern landscapes. I have been exploring these spots and loving the end result. We spend less than half an hour and walk out with amazing shots in a variety of spots with ever changing light during the golden hour.

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Instead of cap and gown consider a Senior Experience to capture those amazing years of teenagehood. They are never the same after those 7 years and it is a great way to continue milestone sessions. It is also a great way to do an alternative graduation session – featuring the suit or the dress or whatever the graduate prefers to wear.

Each session is outside, socially distanced and captured with zoom lenses to keep us 6 feet or 2 metres apart during the process. We have a few different locations to allow your teenager the look and feel that best expresses who they are.

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To book a session with us please fill out our Connect Form and we will send you information and follow up with a phone call to review.

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography (Whitby)

The Graduate Experience: Senior Kindergarten

The Graduate Experience: Senior Kindergarten

Break free of pre 2020 traditions and capture your Senior Kindergarten graduate’s milestone in our heirloom graduation photography sessions. A quick series of images in the Durham Region that capture the experience.

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The accomplishment of a Kindergarten graduate is something a child never forgets. They are incredibly proud of their achievement. This is often their first experience with graduation in their short lives and the milestone deserves recognition – even when there is a pandemic.

We offer sessions with gowns that cover SK, High School, University and other graduate achievements. Our SK gown is Whitby blue – a great colour for any graduate in the Durham Region, too.

We include three images in each session so you can feature the gown/hat, the graduation suit, dress or outfit – whatever is your graduate’s style. Here we used the gown and threw in some fun toilet paper images, too.

Each session is outside, socially distanced and captured with zoom lenses to keep us 6 feet or 2 metres apart during the process. We have a few different locations to allow your graduate the look and feel that best expresses who they are.

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Our sessions come with a gallery to choose your favourite poses and order print sheets for them (one package even has two sheets included).

To book a session with us please fill out our Connect Form and we will send you information and follow up with a phone call to review.

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography (Whitby)