Love it or hate it Valentine’s Day is upon us and we wanted to do something new to commemorate the occasion. This year we’re pleased to announce Gooseberry’s Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions taking place in our sunny downtown Toronto photography studio!

For our debut Toronto Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions we’re focusing on the truest of loves, which can only mean beautiful portraits of you and your dog bestie together! (We’re right, right? Our dogs are the truest of loves.)

Gooseberry’s Valentine’s Day Mini Photo Sessions are designed to be nothing but fun for pups and their people — we keep the studio calm and peaceful, we have lots of treats on hand, we shoot gently to ensure dogs are comfortable every step of the way and we guarantee heartfelt images for your final collection. And, if we do say so ourselves, these mini sessions make a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift idea in Toronto.

“I regret having my dog’s photo taken professionally,” said no pet parent EVER! Gooseberry’s Toronto Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions are designed to capture gorgeous, heart-melting moments of your dog for you to cherish always. These dog portraits are a great Toronto Valentine’s Day gift for her (and Toronto Valentine’s Day gift for him!), while also updating the good old family album without breaking the bank.

Gooseberry’s calm studio environment and near decade of experience photographing dogs means fun for everyone and a beautiful collection that celebrates your dog’s genuine personality.
How do you prepare for your Valentine’s Day Mini Session? Simple! Bring your canine sidekick, dress up in something comfortable (it can even be as simple as a great pair of jeans and a tee) and bring your best snuggles! This is the recipe for memorable pet portraits this Valentine’s Day.

Not comfortable being on camera? Not to worry! Your Toronto Valentine’s Day Mini Session can just focus on your dog if you’d prefer! Solo portraits, duo portraits or a photo with the whole family, these adorable mini sessions are a Toronto Valentine’s Day gift idea that will delight all year round.The reason we have designed our Toronto Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions around fur-babies is because we wanted to offer affordable pet photography in Toronto to help pet parents capture their furry friends without breaking the bank.

“Having a dog’s photo taken professionally is something people don’t often make time for,” says Gooseberry founder, Laura. “And I’m sorry to say that I see first hand, time and time again, how not making time for it becomes something that is deeply regretted.”

To help pet parents find time to have their dog professionally captured, our Toronto Valentine’s Day Dog Mini Sessions are affordable, short and sweet, genuine and fun! And don’t worry — with over a decade of experience photographing dogs, Gooseberry happily welcomes all temperaments. So if your dog is shy, bouncy, hyper or whatever, please don’t worry! Our tried and true techniques ensure we can capture stunning pet portraits while keeping your pup comfortable at all times.

Your Valentine’s Dog Mini Session Includes:
– pre-shoot consultation (by email)

– 30 minutes of shoot time in studio

– 8 final hi-res retouched images

– a private online gallery

– suitable for 1 dog

* families with two dogs can book two back-to-back mini sessions
** these mini sessions are not suitable for branding or commercial projects and are designed as vibrant, lively pet portrait sessions. Personal print release only.


Saturday February 8th, 2020  | 8:30AM – 3:30PM | Gooseberry Studios, downtown Toronto
Sunday February 9th, 2020 |  8:30AM – 3:30PM | Gooseberry Studios, downtown Toronto


~ FAQS ~

1. Do I get to choose my images?
No. As a discounted mini session event the photographer will choose the 8 final images from the shoot.

2. How long do I have to wait for my images?
Your final images from your Toronto Dog Mini Session will be delivered via an online gallery within 72 hours of your shoot date.

3. What sort of set will be used for the portraits?
You’ll have your choice between white, baby blue or pink backdrops (you can only choose one colour due to time). We’ll also have a suite of props on hand to add in as needed/wanted. Please note we never force a prop onto an animal and only use them if the animal is completely calm and comfortable.

4. Where is your studio?
Our studio is on Queen Street West by Trinity Bellwoods Park. Exact directions will be provided once bookings are completed.

5. Will there be lots of dogs present at this event?
No. We schedule each pup in for 30 minute time slots so they are the only canine in the studio. This allows for a calmer environment and more fun for everyone!

6.  I’m worried my dog is too hyper/wiggly to have their photo taken…
Don’t worry about hyper or wiggly dogs! The majority of the dogs you see in our portfolio (link below) were wiggly-waggily delights! It’s our job to keep up with your dog and to tailor our approach to your dog’s personality. We have lots of dog-friendly tricks up our sleeve to capture beautiful portraits of your pupper.

7.  Do I have to be in the photos too?
Not at all! If you’d like the Valentine’s Day Mini Session to just focus on your dog, no worries! But if you’d like to have your photo taken with your dog, awesome!

8.  Can I see samples of your dog photography work?
Yes, absolutely! Please feel free to visit Gooseberry’s Dog Photography Portfolio here for samples of our work.


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