Here at Indigo Events we’re often called upon to hobnob with high-profile international celebrities and powerful media players at glamorous public events – all part of the job description for photographic professionals. However, we realize that this fact may give some people the impression that we’re all image and no substance. In reality, however, nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed we also possess a more refined and intellectual side and we are perfectly comfortable moving in highbrow and scholarly circles when the opportunity arises. As case in point, when the University of Toronto’s prestigious Trinity College was in need of a photographer to cover one of it’s recent conferences, we were only too happy to oblige, and sent one of our most talented lensmen down to document the proceedings.

Founded back in 1851 by Bishop John Strachan, Trinity College now comprises a secular undergraduate faculty of arts and a postgraduate divinity school that forms part of the Toronto School of Theology. Over the years, Trinity has produced many notable alumni, from a wide range of disciplines – spanning theology, politics, filmmaking and architecture, amongst others – and is well known as a locus of rigorous academic learning, investigation and debate. The event we were commissioned to photograph took place at the university’s centrally-located St. George campus in Toronto and included several speakers who addressed attendees on a variety of important topics. Dress code was smart casual and the atmosphere jovial yet refined.

Our photographer was on hand to capture single portraits of the guest speakers in action and to take group shots and candid snaps of attendees during the reception that followed. Mixing with the crowd, our snapper could capture natural, unposed shots of some of Canada’s brightest future academic minds as they engaged in stimulating and intense intellectual discussion or enjoyed a laugh and a drink with friends.