~ GENERAL PHOTOGRAPHY F.A.QS ~
1. WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?
My professional background is journalism and publishing and I originally studied photography as a means to illustrate the articles I was writing for national newspapers and publications. I’m trained to go into completely uncontrolled environments to take artistic, editorialized photographs that tell a story.
I also worked for many years as an Editorial Coordinator and Editor for national magazine brands, which allowed me to develop a real eye and sense of design when it comes to capturing events, curating gorgeous visual collections and creating brands from the ground up.
2. WHAT DO YOUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT YOUR WORK?
It’s probably best if I let them tell you themselves. Please visit the REVIEWS page.
3. ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, of course.
4. WHERE DO YOU WORK?
Gooseberry is available for hire throughout Toronto, the GTA, Ottawa, the Kawarthas and Northumberland County. (Travel fees may be applicable). I will happily travel to further locations as well for a small additional fee. The Gooseberry team is always happy to travel for an inspiring project.
5. DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN STUDIO?
Yes, I have a lovely professional studio situated in downtown Toronto. It is brimming with natural light, has the most comfortable couch in the world and a fantastic sound system so you can bring along your very own playlist if you’d like! You can see a photo of the studio here.
6. WHAT IS YOUR BOOKING PROCESS?
A 50% deposit and signed contract are required to officially secure a photo date.
7. I DON’T LIKE MYSELF ON CAMERA. WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP MY BODY?
No. Gooseberry Studios believes and supports positive authentic body image and it is the studio’s policy to not Photoshop a subject’s body. In other words I will not artificially thin arms, legs, waists etc. to create a fake likeness. Instead we strive to create a shoot that naturally empowers you, makes you feel confident and showcases your very best self.
~ FAMILY/BABY PHOTOGRAPHY F.A.QS ~
1. WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY FAMILY/BABY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
I recommend booking your photo session 2-3 weeks in advance to ensure that you get your preferred date as my schedule tends to fill up quickly. However please always feel free to CONTACT ME with your date inquiry.
2. WHAT IF I BOOK AN OUTDOOR SESSION AND IT RAINS?
If the weather turns horrible on the day of, we will simply reschedule.
3. WHAT IF MY CHILDREN ARE TOO HYPER TO SIT STILL TO HAVE THEIR PHOTO TAKEN?
Honestly, there is no – such – thing! I rarely ask children to sit still to have their photo taken. It simply isn’t natural or fun for them! I actually encourage jumping and running around during photo sessions — yes, even when in studio — and then follow with camera in hand. The more lively, the better in my books! My approach always results in one-of-a-kind images that will make you smile for years to come! So please, please do not worry about little ones refusing to sit still.
4. CAN I GIVE A GOOSEBERRY PHOTO SESSION AS A GIFT?
Yes, absolutely! Just let me know what occasion the photo session is for and I will design a custom gift card for you to surprise your loved one with! Ideal for baby showers, birthdays and anniversaries in particular.
5. I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. CAN I SPEAK TO YOU IN PERSON?
Of course! Please feel free to CONTACT ME to set up a phone call or coffee date whenever you’d like! I would be happy to answer any additional questions you might have!