The Experience Process.

The Experience Process.

To learn more about the way we schedule, photograph and host our experience reveals visit this page on our website to learn about our four step process.

PreConsultation | Capturing the Experience | Experience Reveal | Print the Experience

Moving forward all seasonal experiences reveals will be hosted in studio during your Experience Reveal in order to allow us to guide you through the many choices we have in our a la carte menu and ensure you have the most successful experience possible with our studio.


Kirsten, Visual Storyteller

Hy Hope Farm Orchard Test Session

Hy Hope Farm Orchard Test Session

We popped over to the orchard to check on the blossoms, orchard locations and capture some tests for the upcoming The Blossom Experience. The larger blossom trees have fallen but the whole orchard is in now in bloom so got some great captures of the two varieties showing off their blossoms.

There are still two spots open for this event – which is one of the few outside seasonals we host.

This location can be booked for family photos at any point in the year with advance notice to the wonderful owners of Hy Hope Farm & Golf Course. You must stop in after your session to enjoy the festival of blossoms on site with music, great homemade goods in the store and an artisan tent.


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller

Capture the Adults.

Capture the Adults.

Capture the Adults.

A longtime client joked with me this year that I should use the hashtag #capturetheparents as the White Box was getting moms, dads and grandparents in front of my camera in record numbers. She was so right in that statement I started using this sentiment but changed it to include all adults – #capturetheeadults –  when walking clients through the options for experiences and encouraging them to be IN them, not just photographing their children.

While women have a bad rap for not wanting to be photographed it is in my experience that many parents, grandparents and adults often duck out of the images thinking – next year I will lose some weight, next year I will have my hair done, next year I will fit into a dress or pants I love – next year I will get in the frame. The problem is next year turns into a decade and all those years of you have been missed from your story.

In my first session by another professional after kids I was 40 lbs heavier than I was before kids. Before kids I was an Ontario Women’s Soccer League provincial goalie, I played soccer 3-4 a week between training and games. The expectation that I would ever return to that lifestyle had faded with three children and a lower back diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. Life had changed, I love my boys and my life, so what was I waiting for. I am not the same person I was pre-kids but I think I looked pretty amazing nonetheless – despite my own concerns (yes I have them, too) – and since then we have captured several images of me at various weights, hair styles and I love them all.

The session I am sharing with you today is one of the client families which inspires me to capture my own experience with a professional every year. This couple are almost always in the sessions with their kids – through pregnancies and after them – they are so much fun to work with. Mom is so beautiful she literally makes the camera sing every time we work together, Dad rocks every single thing I ask him to try and the kids who have both known my lens for years now are as close to professionals as they come.

This family inspires me to get in front of the lens over and over again, to be part of the story we are capturing for our walls, for our family and for our children. Thanks guys for the inspiration of being in my own story.

Take the time to tell your family story with us this spring, summer and fall.  Take the step to be IN THE FRAME with your kids and leave your own image in these stories.

Capture the experience.

To book your experience start here to learn how we work: The Experience

To see our package information visit: Invest in the Experience


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller, Trinity Design

The Art of the Family Experience.

The Art of the Family Experience.

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Capture the experience.

A common question or statement I am given is “How do you work with kids?” and “I could never do your job.”

Having just done a 2016 session with my extended family I know how out of control it feels to be in photos with your kids. With kids who seem to have forgotten every simple and basic thing you said, taught them and know for a 1-2 hour period in one general consensus. I promise you this is a common feeling no matter the gender, composition or type of family you are blessed to be a part of. Everyone has a good dose of “what the heck” when it comes to family photos and their kids – but as photographer I do not.

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So why does the chaos of your kids, your family and the chaos not stress me out as your photographer?

  • They are not my kids.
    • It is much easier as a third party to capture the experience as I am not their mom or dad.
  • Kids are real – what you see is what you get –  often without the filters we add as adults.
    • This adds up to amazing photos with true emotions.
  • I love kids.
    • Since kids know someone who is afraid a mile away I have the upper hand – I want to work with them and they sense this.
  • A child respects someone who gets down to their level.
    • I have a troublesome back for a reason, I will drop to the ground to capture the experience of a smaller human – after all their point of view is part of the story we are telling.
  • As a photographer I see things others do not.
    • I chase light, form and emotion in all my work.
  • A family and it’s kids are the story and as an avid storyteller the chaos, the emotion and the people are the story.

One of the most true statements I have heard from a client was this which was a review after a Christmas session at her home: “Just had the girls Christmas pictures taken by Kris in our home. The girls weren’t quite in the Christmas spirit – lots of tears. My hubby was upset that we wasted money since they weren’t co-operating …. until he saw the pictures. They are BEAUTIFUL!” – A Inglis.

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Take the time to tell your family story with us this spring, summer and fall.  Take the step to be IN THE FRAME with your kids and leave your own image in these stories.

Capture the experience.

To book your experience start here to learn how we work: The Experience

To see our package information visit: Invest in the Experience


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller, Trinity Design

The Extended Family Experience.

The Extended Family Experience.

Capture the experience.

Our slogan has become for many families a call to action each year to ensure they capture the experience of their ever changing families and to celebrate the relationships they treasure. A photo captures the experience of who you were at that moment in time, the way your eyes crinkle when you smile, the effortless smiles and joy when spending time with the people you love.

For this post we captured an extended family in celebration of their 96 year old Nana who simply rocked this session.

I love her hot fuschia jacket – it speaks so much to the lady inside the clothing and made for a perfect afternoon capturing the experience with this multi-generational family.

We captured large group portraits and then broke out into smaller ones. With three generations of family we had a great time getting everyone to work together to capture some great portraits and all within a short walk of the Heber Down parking lot so Nana did not have to miss a thing. Proving the use of a location can give you everything you need without a two hour hike involved in the process.

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Take the time to tell your family story with us this spring, summer and fall.  Take the step to be IN THE FRAME with your kids and leave your own image in these stories.

Capture the experience.

To book your experience start here to learn how we work: The Experience

To see our package information visit: Invest in the Experience


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller, Trinity Design

Starry Night – YWCA Durham Gala Fundraiser

Starry Night – YWCA Durham Gala Fundraiser

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“Violence Against Women is the largest human rights violation around the world. Our community is no exception. Here in Durham Region we are dealing with one of the highest incidents of domestic violence in the province. The statistics speak for themselves. Sadly, in Ontario, a woman is killed every six days by her partner and in Durham Region; one in three women will experience abuse in their lifetime. But…change is possible!”

Trinity Design is proud to be working as the event photographer on behalf of YWCA Durham for this event to provide marketing materials for this essential service in Durham Region. Statistically 1 in 3 women you KNOW have been touched by domestic violence so join us for this event or make a donation here: http://www.ywcadurham.org/donate-s2j8b


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller, Trinity Design | Whitby

The Magic of the Hunt

The Magic of the Hunt

Each year we are part of the Optimist Club of Brooklin’s annual Easter Egg hunt we walk away with smiles, a little chocolate in our bellies and lots of experiences captured. Enjoy these memories as we “Captured the Experience” for the third year in a row.

This spring we have our annual Blossoms experience again at Hy Hope Farms – at the moment of this posting we have 3 spots left available for these 20 minute sessions. Due to the cut off times we only have 8 of these a year, but can return here for full sessions if you wish.

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To book an experience visit our investment page and connect with us via email.


Kirsten, Visual Storyteller

The Magic of Shoot and Share

The Magic of Shoot and Share

We have had the Shoot and Share application for over a year now and love how easy it makes showing clients how their images will appear on the walls of their OWN homes and offices. Here are the simple steps to have a mockup done for your home:

  • Tape an 8.5x11 sheet of paper to the wall you wish to mount your image(s) on.
  • We will use that sheet to measure so our mock up is to scale.
  • Let us know the sizing you are considering.
  • We will add that to the wall.
  • We can also help you work out wall clusters and photo walls.
  • Once complete we send you a mock up like the one shown here for a recent client (permission to show).

Print the experience with this handy tool so you get the right size for your home. Handy rules of thumb are anything with three seats needs at least 16x20 or larger depending on the design and layout of your home to not look too small on your wall.

Need help? Email us your requirements to “trinitydesign@rogers.com” or call us @ 905.925.7529 during business hours M to F 9 to 2 or set up a call outside of those hours.


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller

Thinking INSIDE the box.

Thinking INSIDE the box.

I fell in love with the white box session idea three years ago when I was given the challenge by a client. We did a plain brown cardboard box and used natural light – it was a fun session – but I knew in time I could achieve more if and when the studio was built.
Fast forward to 2016 and we have a lovely 500 square foot studio space in the lower level of our home that is primed and ready for this kind of work. We have a huge box big enough to hold a family five (tight fit) or each one of you – showcasing your individual talents, playing with modern and simple shapes and styling.
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This is our first test – we did this one for our annual Christmas card – which because of the constant stream of work coming in 2016 will likely be a NEW YEARS CARD. These sessions will not be Christmas themed but you get the idea of the possibilities for a visual storyteller such as myself with a penchant for the modern look.
Each boy is featured. we engaged some shots using “observation” techniques – looking around the corner, looking up (we have others too in archive that were waving down). We used real hand stands and faked ones – oh and last time I checked my eldest cannot hang from the ceiling like a spider.
Since then we have done over 25 families in the box and we love the results, in fact we will be back in full force to do the for one of our two “The Christmas Experience” offerings.white-box-trinity-design-whitby
Clients have embraced this fun session with families ranging from young kids, to teens and even grandparents coming in to tell their story with us. We have seen baseball players, ballerinas, soccer fans and baseball fans, Harry Potter addicts, readers and just plain silly, family fun inside the box.
Want in on the action? Want to tell your family story? Sunday April 2, 2017 (White Box 3, Easter or Family Theme) – we have two spots that opened up due to severe illness, check out our event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218331578215243/
Capture the experience. Book your experience session today  by calling 905.925.7529 or email us @ trinitydesign@rogers.com

Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller

 

The Corporate Group Experience

The Corporate Group Experience

We had a great time working with the group at Pace Technical Services Inc to help them capture the experience for 23 of their 25 person team. The team all had updated lifestyle head shots (1/2 body length) and we did a large group shot of the company as well for marketing purposes.

For our rate card on in office or in studio (Whitby) experiences for your Corporate Group please contact us.


Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller

Fantastic experience – from the initial quote to the completed downloads. Enjoyed working with Trinity, highly recommend!

Shannon Berman

Office Manager, PACE Technical Services Inc.