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TORONTO BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER: VIBRANT, LIVELY BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Ignore anyone who tells you what you ‘should’ do for your branding shoot. Thank them for their input, but politely do your own thing. That’s what we believe here at Gooseberry Studios — we’re all about dreaming, designing and creating custom shoots that highlight and showcase the real you in a memorable way! Here’s one of our latest Toronto branding photography projects. The goal for this one? Vibrant, lively, elegant and sexy — mission accomplished! (more…)

TORONTO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: GOOSEBERRY’S CONFIDENCE ON CAMERA WORKSHOP 01

As the founder of Gooseberry Studios, I’ve photographed hundreds of people over the years and a common comment I hear time and time (and time) again from individuals from all walks of life is that they don’t like how they look on camera. They see every minute ‘flaw.’ They focus on their insecurities. They have trouble facing the face that they present day in and day out to the world. They struggle to celebrate their body for the incredible physical things it can do and instead get weighed down by superficial aesthetics alone — aesthetics that aren’t even self-dictated, but instead declared by facets of society.

I’d like to say that as a person who works in media that I’m beyond such thoughts myself, but the truth is that I’m just as personally vulnerable to them. And I don’t like it. It’s a huge problem, one that I wanted to start talking about in an open, safe and supportive space. Which is why Gooseberry created our signature Confidence on Camera Workshop hosted in bustling downtown Toronto. We hosted our first class this month and here’s a little recap if you’re interested!
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TORONTO PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER: AN ELEGANT EMOTIVE PERSONAL BRANDING SHOOT

Let’s be honest — the online world is completely bombarded with everyone’s opinion on personal branding. Right? So how do you make your personal brand stand out and attract attention? Here at Gooseberry we believe in unleashing raw creative power to bring forth something different, something that is more art than ‘boring old corporate vibes’ (no offense if that’s your style).

Every shoot we create we work collaboratively with our clients to bring forth branding photography that is effectively tailored to the individual(s). For this personal branding shoot we tapped into our high fashion sensibilities and passion for capturing moody moments that are doused in emotion. The results? Well take a peek if you’re interested! (more…)

TORONTO BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER: ASHLEE FROESE PERSONAL BRANDING SHOOT

The beauty of a personal branding shoot is that it can be anything you want it to be. There are no rules. There is no right or wrong. There is only unlimited imagination that comes to life through creative styling, dynamic lighting, powerful emotion and tailored hair and makeup that accentuates the real you — this is the recipe Gooseberry cooks up for every branding, commercial and fashion photoshoot that we embark upon in our downtown Toronto photography studio! For Ashlee Froese’s personal branding photoshoot, we went for bold, fashion-forward, chic, strong and feminine! Here are some of the results if you’d like to see! (more…)

TORONTO PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER: AS YOU WERE NO MAKEUP PORTRAIT SERIES SHOOT 03 MIRNA

We’re delighted to unveil As You Were Shoot #3! As You Were is an on-going fine art portraiture series of real women designed to explore natural faces and beauty in a fashion forward style. Each portrait is designed with an elevated wardrobe and stunning editorial location, as any high-end photoshoot would be – the only difference is that each photo subject does not wear any makeup at all.

The goal of the series is to celebrate a new female narrative, one that recognizes a woman’s presence rooted in a foundation of confidence, inner strength and defiance of expectation.

In partnership with Gotham + Grace, it’s our hope that As You Were will inspire an acceptance and celebration of self among women from all walks of life. (more…)

TORONTO BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO: A CLASSY SIMPLE SHOOT

One of the guiding principles here at Gooseberry is to capture what’s in your heart, the real you, a genuine moment to which were are witness. It’s not about putting on heirs and graces, it’s not about being who you think you should be, it’s about rawness and the beauty that exists within that rawness. This principle was weaved throughout every aspect of The Classy Simple Life’s Personal Branding Shoot. We created a timeless aesthetic that was filled with light, laughter and longevity. Click through to see all the gorgeous results! (more…)

TORONTO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER: “AS YOU WERE” | NO MAKEUP SHOOT 02 | SHAUNDELLA

We’re delighted to unveil As You Were Shoot #2! As You Were is an on-going fine art portraiture series of real women designed to explore natural faces and beauty in a fashion forward style. Each portrait is designed with an elevated wardrobe and stunning editorial location, as any high-end photoshoot would be – the only difference is that each photo subject does not wear any makeup at all.

The goal of the series is to celebrate a new female narrative, one that recognizes a woman’s presence rooted in a foundation of confidence, inner strength and defiance of expectation.

In partnership with Gotham + Grace, it’s our hope that As You Were will inspire an acceptance and celebration of self among women from all walks of life.
MEET SHAUNDELLA

Each As You Were photoshoot will feature a woman who feels like exploring and celebrating her natural face. Our second volunteer is Shaundella whose portraits reflect a young woman who is calm, empathetic and courageous.
{DISCLAIMER: We want to be very clear: this is not a campaign against makeup or against women who genuinely love makeup. The purpose of this photo series is to challenge the societal belief that we need makeup. We’re not saying “never wear makeup.” We’re saying that we can still be professional, put together and gorgeous without anything on our natural faces, if we so choose.}

TORONTO FALL FASHION MINI SESSIONS: STREETSTYLE MINI SESSIONS TO STRUT YOUR STUFF

Calling all bloggers, fashionistas and style gurus! Gooseberry is delighted to be hosting its first ever Toronto Fall Fashion Mini Sessions! These minis promise enough time to capture two looks and lots of beautiful editorial images that you can then use on your website, Insta channels and all of that good stuff!

Taking place this October, these mini sessions are a great way to prep your holiday content in a polished, chic and high end manner to really wow your readers, fans and potential future advertisers! Limited space on so book your fashion mini session today! Complete details below!

BOOK YOUR FALL MINI SESSION TODAY!

TORONTO BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER: LIKE A BOSS WHO MEANS BUSINESS

We love women who mean business. Women who are driven, women who are not afraid to chase down their dreams, women who not only understand what hard work means, but who thrive upon it! So whenever a business woman visits our studio in search of powerful, vibrant, energetic branding photography that showcases them as the true boss they are, we are full swoon! Check out this amazing and luxurious personal branding shoot — were we in Miami or Toronto? We’ll never tell! (more…)

TORONTO BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER: DESIGNER’S LIFESTYLE BRANDING SHOOT

The key to an amazing branding photoshoot is feeling comfortable. Standing in front of a camera isn’t an easy thing for most of us and it’s completely natural for nerves to creep in. Choosing the ideal location for a branding photoshoot is therefore essential. For this chic, dog-loving boss babe we shot in her beautifully sun-soaked studio, the place where all the magic happens for her incredible dog fashion designs. The results? Well, have a look for yourself! (more…)

TORONTO BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY: WORDS, WIT AND WISDOM FROM A SEASONED SCREENWRITER

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you today a wonderful new brand that we built for seasoned Toronto screenwriter and director, Nik Benn! This impressive gentleman sold his first tv show in 2017 (before he was 30-years-old we might add), has served as a judge in an esteemed national screenwriting competition and has his brain involved in countless script and film projects coming to life across the city.

Needless to say it was time to showcase all of this raw talent within his own personal brand and website. The scope of this project included logo development, brand identity, branding photoshoot and website creation — all of which Gooseberry put together with painstaking attention to detail. Here are the results if you’re interested! (more…)

TORONTO BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER: COFFEE, JUMPSUITS AND PERSONAL BRANDING

Personal branding is — guess — personal! As such, your branding photographs should flawlessly represent you! For this Toronto branding photoshoot we kept an easy, breezy vibe to convey a warm, friendly and supportive brand. Coffee and jumpsuits on a beautiful spring day — that’s all we needed to create some memorable moments for this unique boss babe. (more…)

TORONTO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER: “AS YOU WERE” | NO MAKEUP SHOOT 01 | COURTNEY

Would you ever think that a 13-year-old girl looked terrible because she wasn’t wearing eye-shadow and lipstick to school? Would you ever think of an 82-year-old woman as ugly because she has wrinkles and doesn’t wear foundation? Of course not, because we universally recognize natural beauty in children and seniors.

So ladies, why are we devastatingly critical of ourselves during those in between ages? Aka – the majority of our lives?

This heavy question has been peculating through my thoughts for several months now. Why do women (in general) feel like we need makeup for any sort of public occasion when a man can throw on a nice outfit and be good to go?

We all begin our journey in this world with the same fresh faced approach to life, yet somewhere along the way half of us feel the pressure to cover up (or accentuate) with makeup. What would we look like if we decided to refute that expectation and instead show up as we were?

This is the concept for Gooseberry and Gotham + Grace’s latest partnership, a new on-going photo series called As You Were. The campaign is an effort to show women a stylish, organic and confident way to embrace their face exactly as it is. (more…)