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Interesting Places to Take a Portrait

When taking a unique photo for your social media feed or portrait portfolio, it’s great to find interesting places that will inspire others. It’s easy to snap that selfie in your house with lighting all around you, but there is something about natural light with a unique background that makes people want to dive into …

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A Mini Guide for Profile Headshots

*Article written by Matthew Brown of HelloBonsai.com Remember the 90s? Lava lamps, CD Walkmans and animal print fabrics probably spring to mind. Profile headshots, on the other hand, likely don’t. As website-use and social media for business marketing become the norm, so does the necessity for high-quality, modern and attractive online platform headshots. Gone are …

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7 Creative Wedding Ideas

Guests holding sparklers and partying at a Guelph wedding reception.

Weddings are meant to be one of the most magical events of your life. But with so much to organize and prepare, you just might not have enough creative juices left to make things exciting for your guests. Good thing is, we have a list of creative wedding ideas that can help you have a …

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Family Photography in Guelph

Outdoor family portrait with dog taken on hammock in Fergus, Ontario.

Looking for a family photographer in Guelph to get some fresh photos done? At Trina Koster Photography we love to do family photoshoots. Whether you want the portrait session done in our Guelph studio or would like to do an outdoor photoshoot it’s up to you. We’ve been photographing families for many years and know …

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Guelph Arboretum Wedding

guelph arboretum wedding in 2019

The Guelph Arboretum is easily one of our favourite places to photograph in Guelph. Having a wedding at the Guelph Arboretum is an amazing choice because of the broad palette of colours and backdrops for photos no matter what season it is. You can see some of our photos from a wedding at the Arboretum …

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Elora Mill Wedding

bride and groom kissing outside of Elora Mill by Grand RIver

Since the Elora Mill reopened this summer we were very excited that we got to shoot some weddings there. We’ve included photos at the end of this post from a wedding we captured there in August. Here’s what we have to say about our experience at the Elora Mill. It’s a beautiful place to have …

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9 Business Headshot Tips to Look Your Best

Professional headshot tips in Guelph, Ontario

Business headshots are a great way to make yourself look more professional in your career. Hiring a headshot photographer to come to your workplace or photograph you in their studio can give you an edge in the business world if the shots are done right. There are times when people get their headshot done without …

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5 Interesting Places To Take Photos In Ontario

algonquin park

With summer around the corner I’m sure a lot of you can’t wait to go and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. We’ve put together 5 spots in Ontario for you to go and take some great photos and take in the beautiful scenery. Scarborough Bluffs The Scarborough Bluffs are a relaxing and stunning place to take …

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Headshots With Noelle

Noelle O'Brien

Noelle O’Brien has been a photographer on Trina’s team for 14 years and especially loves doing headshots. Noelle’s calm presence and warmth puts her clients at ease, allowing for the most expressive and genuine photographs to be made. Noelle’s take on doing headshots for her clients: “Being able to creatively work one on one with …

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5 Common Wedding Photography Mistakes

wedding photography mistakes

If you’re a wedding photographer just starting out there are some common mistakes that you should avoid making so that your clients’ wedding pictures come out beautiful and meet their expectations. We’ve come up with five common mistakes that wedding photographers make when they first start out. Five common wedding photography mistakes: 1) Not having …

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27th Annual Guelph Studio Tour

54 preston street guelph

This weekend is the 27th Annual Guelph Studio Tour, beginning today and ending on Sunday the 15th. Our friend and artist Goldie Sherman is using our studio space at 54 Preston Street to showcase her artwork this weekend. The studio tour runs Friday: 7-9pm, Saturday: 10-6pm, and Sunday: 11-5pm. To celebrate the first day of …

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Makeup Artist and Master Stylist: Jon Dobbie

Jon Dobbie of Valentinis Hair Design

If anyone is looking to get their makeup done professionally for an upcoming wedding or portrait, there is an amazing makeup artist in Guelph named Jon Dobbie. Jon works at Valentini’s Hair Salon in Guelph and we’ve trusted him for doing makeup on many of our past clients for weddings and photoshoots. Jon understands that …

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Wedding Venues in Guelph, Ontario – The Ultimate List

Wedding photography of dancing at a wedding reception, River Run Centre, Guelph.

Choosing wedding venues in Guelph to get married at or hold your reception at can be tricky when you don’t know all of your options. We’ve come up with a comprehensive list of Guelph wedding venues, all of which we’ve photographed at and included images. To see more of our wedding photos and pricing info, …

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5 Things To Consider When Planning Your Wedding Photography

Wedding photography of a couple kissing with a double rainbow in the background.

Wedding planning can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. Lots of details should be considered, from the colour of napkins to the music being played and the food that is being served. The photos from your wedding will be your best memories of a very special day in your life, so its …

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Company Headshots at Your Location

Corporate staff portrait taken in Waterloo, Ontario for BDO accounting firm.

This staff portrait was taken at BDO Canada in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. BDO Canada provides assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services to clients in Canada. It was a pleasure to do a photo shoot at the BDO building because it has a really interesting architecture and it provided plenty of different areas to take photos. Company …

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Three Best Rated Wedding Photographers Guelph

Best wedding photographers in Guelph

Thanks to Three Best Rated for choosing us as one of their 3 best rated wedding photographers in Guelph. We’ve been doing wedding photography in and around the Guelph area for more than 20 years and still love doing it. To see more, visit our wedding photography galleries or check out our wedding photography prices. …

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Why Contractors Need Headshots

Headshots can be very beneficial to your business if you are contractor doing work like plumbing, landscaping, roofing, or construction.  You can see some of the headshots we’ve done here. People want to put a face to a name, so having an updated photo of yourself and your employees on your website will be likely …

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Millcroft Inn Wedding Photography

Couple kissing under trees at the Millcroft Inn, Alton

One of our favourite places to shoot weddings in Ontario is at the Millcroft Inn. Located in the hills of Caledon in Alton, this venue has got almost everything you are looking for when it comes to relaxing and getting great pictures. With tons of experience being Millcroft Inn wedding photographers, we’ve captured many stunning …

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Langdon Hall Wedding Photography Review

Bride and groom dancing in front of a brightly lit tree outside of Langdon Hall.

Langdon Hall of Cambridge, Ontario is a stunning place for wedding photography. We’re delighted every time we shoot a wedding there. Beautiful no matter what season, when you enter through the gate and drive through the pine forest, it doesn’t feel like you’re in Cambridge anymore, it’s almost like you’re in your own world. To get …

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How Professional Headshots Help You Land Your Dream Job

Professional headshot of a man with glasses in Guelph.

Finding a professional headshot photographer can greatly improve your chances of finding your dream job. The first thing people see when they view your business profile is your headshot. Having a high-quality headshot portrait makes you appear professional and gives employers a strong first impression of you. For reference, see some our professional headshots. If …

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Cookbook Photography

Cookbook commercial photography.

Who doesn’t love a homecooked Italian meal?! Here in Guelph we are lucky enough to have Natalina Bombino Campagnolo, a local chef and instructor, specializing in Italian food: http://italiancookingschoolguelph.com/ When Natalina contacted the studio to help her create some images for her new cookbook, we were thrilled! Noelle O’Brien spent a few hours at Natalina’s …

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