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 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

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

Tips for a Successful Portrait Experience

Tips for a Successful Portrait Experience

A Professional Experience it is all about creating a simple, effective image of the client.

Before you hire ANY photographer “ask them about their experience” to ensure you hire someone who has proven experience and skills to execute a professional product. Creating head shot portraits is a very specific skill set requiring intimate knowledge of light, posing, proper focus and knowledge what does focal length do to a person’s face. Have them show you the work they have done and how they will achieve it.

The following are some the tips that will help you achieve a great image for your business portrait.

Tip #1. Keep it simple. When picking an outfit avoid patterns that can distract from the face. A professional portrait should focus on the subject – not on clothing or accessories they are wearing.

Tip #2. Hair and Makeup. Do not change your style too close to your session. Invest in professional services for a blow out and makeup as needed. When you feel your best you look your best.

Tip #3. Vary the Look. Our experiences allow clients to create a series of three looks. So bring a few looks from relaxed to corporate to get more out of your experience session with us.

Tip #4. Simple makeup. Keep makeup simple and natural. Avoid shimmer, sparkles and shine, as well as frost or bright colours. Any makeup should add to your natural beauty.

Tip #5. Accessories. Keep your accessories simple and classic. An accessory should be a compliment to your outfit not the star of the image. Remove watches and fitness trackers.

Tip #6. A good night’s sleep. We all look our best if we have had a good rest the night before. Schedule your session when this is possible for the best results.

Regrettably over 50% of the work we do in this area is a redoing of a bad experience with another photographer. Get the image you wanted the first time and book your experience with us.


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography | Whitby

The Lynde Shores Family Photo Experience

The Lynde Shores Family Photo Experience

Nestled in the south of Whitby’s modern urban landscape is Lynde Shores Conservation Area with groves of birch and pine trees, a water walkway and load of places to explore with wildlife. We spend a lot of time working on family photos in this location as it is a versatile spot with many different areas for blend of natural settings for your family experience.

We took a gold hour one evening in early October to capture the experience for this local family photos for Mom, Dad and the two kids. We walked the walkway, ran the walkway, tried to feed the bird but they were not hanging out that night and having fun running the trails and exploring the woods.

Enjoy a glimpse into their evening in this family video of their experience:

 

Capture the experience this winter in studio or in the snow! For more information send us an email via our Connect page.


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller