The Business Photography of the Community Concert Band of Whitby

The Business Photography of the Community Concert Band of Whitby

The successful business photography we created for The Community Concert Band of Whitby was created to bring to life a story of people of all ages, skin tones and different instruments. They come together to create stories for their own audiences with the blend of flutes, saxes, trumpets, clarinets and oboes, percussion and drums, french horns, the basoon and the tuba.

“The Community Concert Band of Whitby (CCBW) is a community-oriented organization with a mission to create a thriving social and musical space for amateur musicians to share their musical interests and skills with the public and with one another.” 

To create the images we took an evening to capture one of the bands while they practiced in their normal music room location. As the band warmed up and played I captured the natural chemistry between members, focused on the instruments each band members played and had the privilege to meet each section, their members and their instruments. I have a complicated relationship with my 3 years as a clarinet player before art captured my soul and my storytelling moved in a vastly different direction.

“Embrace the experience, and let the music unfold in harmony alongside your love for music.”

With a full website refresh on the horizon we broke down each group and photographed them together in the music room so you can see the people behind the music. Simple portraits that showcase the teams of instruments that make the whole “band” is now for viewing on their website.

Preparing for each concert is a team effort. Conductor Lisa works with the sections to weave together music magic. I have to admit as I was creating images I was often taken by the music – which has always been transformative for me – singing to a song from Les Miserable or other well known melodies.

For conductor Lisa we paired with our Business Package a headshot session at our studio. We chose the teal blue paper to compliment the overall blue in the band’s logo and created a strong modern portrait without and (shown) with the baton. In studio we can up the quality of the image and control light to ensure a strong, professional portrait reflective of the leader of the band and the strong community Lisa conducts. In the image below I paired her headshot with an image from the rehearsal shoot to give a strong sense of her purpose in this social media share.

Behind the Baton

Conductor, Lisa Puccia, BME hails from the “East Coast. (-) Lisa’s musical journey began with a childhood steeped in piano, clarinet, and saxophone studies. From lively community theatre performances to various band ensembles, her passion for music became evident early on. Lisa pursued her musical education at the University of Prince Edward Island, earning a degree in the Bachelor of Music Program.

Afterward, Lisa ventured to the close-knit community of Piccadilly, NL, where she shared her love for music and English as an educator. Since 2005, she has been a dedicated teacher within the Durham Catholic District School Board, leaving an indelible mark on her students through the transformative power of music.” 

To book us to tell your story: https://trinitydesign.ca/connect-2/

To learn more about the band: https://whitbyband.com/

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller

Headshot Session in Whitby: Kiron

Headshot Session in Whitby: Kiron

Needing a newly refreshed headshot was top of mind when I was first approached about this headshot session in my studio in Whitby. Kiron came to me he was job hunting and needed a refresh not only for the search but for his Linked In Profile and all social media image touch points. 

Headshot sessions start with the key question we ask on all our business cards:

What story do you want to tell?

We spent some time reviewing how the images would be used – mainly for social media touch points such as Linked In. Picked a solid blue backdrop so his portraits are modern and kept away from mottled backgrounds which shout Sears Portrait studio from the turn of the century and my own childhood portraits.

 Kiron is tall, over 6 feet, so posing is key to showcase his height. We even pushed the rules aside to allow him to mix patterns with a favourite shirt and his checked suit. No need for a tie for that one – I like that it shows his personality in balance with more corporate styling in the other two images.

Our studio carries some dress shirts in sizes M to 3XL but we always suggest bringing in a few options for suits, sports jackets and casual wear when attending a headshot session. As Kiron shows one suit can do it all but we are happy to help you figure out which choices will highlight you best from a wider range of wardrobe selections. There is no right way but your session fee includes our consultation so feel free to send us options.

Are you looking to refresh your headshot in 2024? The investment is essential in this post pandemic world as we continue to Zoom, frequent social media and connect often in digital form before we get to meet in person.

What story would YOU like to tell? Connect to us using our CONNECT form to start the process: Connect Form

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller

Team Experience: IG Wealth Management Oshawa

Team Experience: IG Wealth Management Oshawa

Team photos in studio complete the look opf individual teams.

This past November we worked with Sean Aune and his team to update their individual and team headshots. They had recently done images that they felt did not represent their team and wanted a modern, fresh look in keeping with the IG Wealth Management brand.

We picked a solid navy background which already modernized the look. Then with some coaching we helped the team pick their outfits and with posing in the studio. Posing sometimes can come naturally but we are there to make you at ease, shoot a few images tethered to show you the way you are smiling, holding your head and the impact of a few changes to your posture.

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When blogging a session we love to show you how the image is being used by the client. Each team member now has this on the website making them look cohesive, professional and current.

Below you can see the various team members 5×5 crops which we provide alongside each full sized image – ready to be popped into social media – Linked In, your website, Facebook and Zoom feeds. The world may be back to some of the pre 2020 habits but we are still making first contact online most of the time and the right look can mean the difference between a lead passing you by and engaging.

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The team is hoping to expand the content in 2023 with some in office images and we cannot wait to see them all again. 

Need content for your social media and websites for your team?

Connect with us: https://trinitydesign.ca/connect-2/

 

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography

Graduate Photography in Durham Region (Whitby)

Graduate Photography in Durham Region (Whitby)

Trinity Design Photography in Whitby is a small, scale boutique studio and it may just be a better fit for you than the normal volume studio graduate experience. We service a small number of clientele who want a little more from their experience and expert photographic skills.

As a smaller studio we put together for our client a quality experience. We buy the best stoles we can stock with matte textures and have a variety of gown/hat/tassel combinations for your graduate to borrow. From black, to navy and even Trent Green is now in stock in the studio.

NOTE: We just can’t have all the vee stoles and colours. Some universities may have over thirty departments all with different colour schemes. We do our best and often times clients will purchase the specialty stole for their photos and use our gown/hat/tassel combinations.

Over the past 9+ years we have built a strong reputation for more than just our photographic skills. We have many amazing clients who do not do well in volume studios and experience with kids who may not like to be touched or are triggered by busy or loud situations.

We support kids who are transitioning or perhaps are in the middle of a journey to the person they want to be. Our studio is a safe space for you and your kids. Owner Kirsten is a experienced mother of three, has a background in childcare and herself understands how anxious a photo experience can be for anyone at any age.

We are adding new vee stoles and gowns as time passes – we did this cute Tik Tok featuring rising country music star Riley Wheater (see below) showing the ones we had as of the beginning of April. Since then new ones have arrived and more are coming in matte fabrics which look amazing on camera.

Our new 2022 packages offer you a “One + Done” option and a larger session. We do both studio and our signature lifestyle sessions. Show your graduate some of our blog posts to see which kind of look they prefer.

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The pandemic has taken enough away from the experience of education and we want to ensure they have the best graduation photo experience possible.

If you’re looking for a talented and professional photographer/storyteller, I highly recommend Kirsten at Trinity Design Photography. She goes above and beyond to capture the best image. Her patient and lovely personality make her a joy to work with. Thank you!

Kay Di Visio | 2022

Kirsten McGoey | Storyteller | Connect

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.

For more information connect: https://trinitydesign.ca/connect-2/ 

Kirsten McGoey | Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design Photography