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

Family Experience Photo Session at Heber Down, Whitby

Family Experience Photo Session at Heber Down, Whitby

As a family photographer in Whitby, in the Durham region east of the Greater Toronto area we have many family friendly  spots to capture the experience.

During our family photo session we explored the whole of the Spring Trail with the young men of this family. We turned over leaves, found acorns, logs, and other magical bits of nature. It is nice to slow down and see things through the eyes of a child. There is so much to learn, see and explore.

For a peek into their session visit our video of their family 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

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

The Family Experience: Dingman Family

The Family Experience: Dingman Family

Capture the experience this fall with Trinity Design. Now booking fall experiences, check out this spring session we did for the Dingman family and their two rambunctious and handsome boys.

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Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller | Trinity Design

You say it’s your birthday!

You say it’s your birthday!

We had a a blast covering this event and could not wait to share some images from the event. The look we used here was cinematic black and white but images are delivered in full colour (a little fun for this thespian couple) and set to a signature tune we use for many of our videos.

Videos along with a wide variety of story capturing media can be purchased with event sessions. For this couple we are creating a storyteller book to ensure they are enjoying the experience for years to come with family and friends.

To book us for your upcoming event contact us via Connect.


Kirsten McGoey, Trinity Design, Visual Storyteller