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We spill all of our magic beans (aka strategies) for working and living creatively here in, The Gooseberry Review, our monthly letter series.

AFFORDABLE TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: ST. LAWRENCE MARKET ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Engagement sessions that incorporate things the couple are naturally enthusiastic about are always the most memorable. For this Toronto engagement session we wandered the iconic St. Lawrence Market, thus capturing the couple’s affinity for local food, coffee and urban style! Simple, style and sweet — everything a modern and meaningful engagement session should be. (more…)

CANDID TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: A RAINY SPRING CELEBRATION

Spring weddings are light and dreamy, breathy and beautiful — but also constantly teased by the lingering possibility of rain. This gorgeous couple’s celebration on Saturday was such an affair, but love conquered all — even the weather! Rather than let a few raindrops get them down, this lively bride and groom busted out some umbrellas and a wonderful sense of humour to make the most of their day. Laughter, laughter and more laughter trickled throughout the entire celebration. Here’s a sneak peek! (more…)

TORONTO BABY PHOTOGRAPHER: NATURAL 6 MONTH BABY PORTRAITS

When a baby reaches six-months-old it is a big deal, not only because they are in fact bigger than they were at their newbon stage (obviously) but also because their sweet personalities are beginning to really take shape. One of the biggest regrets I hear from parents is that they didn’t take the time to capture their little guy or gal at the six months stage. Once they hit a year, they are completely different again and practically a toddler! This little girl and her parents and I spent a lovely morning playing around and here is a sneak peek of the results! (more…)

TORONTO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER: 2018 TORONTO MOTHER’S DAY MINI SESSIONS

No matter how little you are or how grown up you get, a gorgeous natural portrait with Mum never goes out of style. Not just for little ones, Mama & Moi Mini Sessions are ideal for mothers and kids of all ages — and yes, dads can join in too! These Mini Sessions are designed to capture real, unscripted moments with your kids. They’re not about looking at the camera and saying ‘Cheese!’ They’re about preserving moments of play, squishy embraces, mad giggles, and the loving looks your little one gives you. This Mother’s Day let Gooseberry give your family real moments in photographs that look like beautiful stills from a movie. (more…)

TORONTO BLOGGER: WHEN IS IT THE RIGHT TIME TO REBRAND YOUR BUSINESS

You created a business. You nurtured it. You watched it grow, but then something shifts. You realize, with a pit of dread forming in your stomach, that the brand you worked so tirelessly on no longer suits you and you’re left grappling the question, “How on earth can I rebrand without losing what I’ve already built?”

Rebranding can be an intimidating process, but it can also be a healthy development for a growing business on its way to new levels of success. However, there are a few things that I would recommend keeping in mind to help make your rebrand as effective and efficient as possible. (more…)

TORONTO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER: ALL THE GREY MATTERS IN FASHION

Fashion is everywhere in this city and being a Toronto fashion photographer is one of the aspects of my business that I love the most. No two fashion shoots are the same. The creativity in the clothes, the people, the photography side of a shoot, the city itself is all so gorgeous that I always come away from a shoot feeling invigorated and freshly inspired. This shoot features the lovely Style Me Marina, a talented Toronto fashion blogger who has impeccable style and a flair for putting together outfits that truly stand out. (more…)

TORONTO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER: CHIC SPRING PHOTOSHOOT

You wouldn’t guess it to look at this shoot, but this was a freezing day! However, partnering with the warm, energetic personality of popular Toronto Instagrammer, Nafisa’s Closet, made this an exceptionally fun photoshoot! Her website will be launching this fall with all sorts of incredible fashion finds and couture garments! It is always a pleasure creating a shoot that captures various aspects of a client’s personality and this chic spring photoshoot brought together vibrant colours, comfortable clothing and superb styling! (more…)

TORONTO FASHION BLOGGER: HOW TO SET (AND ACHIEVE) GOALS

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The tantalizing sense of possibility that lies in the fresh year ahead is intoxicating and it’s easy to get swept away by that warm and fuzzy feeling when setting your goals.

Creating goals that are attainable is something of an art form in and of itself, and while there is no right or wrong way to go about this, here are some tips that I’ve gleaned from my years running my own business that I hope will help you to achieve yours. (more…)

TORONTO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER: MY FAVOURITE 2016 TORONTO FASHION MOMENTS

toronto fashion photographerIn case you didn’t know it, Toronto is home to an insane amount of fashion talent! From designers, to fashion bloggers, models and boutiques, this is a metropolis that is buzzing with style gurus and inspirational icons. This year I had the tremendous pleasure of working with numerous talented fashionistas and above are a few of my favourite 2016 fashion photography moments. (A lot of what I shot this year is on deck for publication/debut next year, so I am unable to share those right now. But hopefully you enjoy this roundup of fashion captures!) (more…)

TORONTO HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS: 2016 TORONTO HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS RECAP

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Thank you to everyone who came out for LLB Creative’s 2016 Toronto Holiday Mini Sessions! It was a marvelous day that was complete fun for me personally and filled with lots of jolly laughing and merriment! We enjoyed Christmas cookies, we danced around in matching holiday pajamas, we had tickle fights and played with presents. The holidays are a wonderful time of year and being able to capture so much of this holiday spirit for families is truly a gift that I am grateful for. Happy holidays everyone! xo (more…)

TORONTO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER: MY FAVOURITE 2016 FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY MOMENTS

toronto family photographyI have this personal motto that translates really well into my professional life — “You regret the photos that you don’t take.” Personally, I have deeply regret not having more photographs of myself and my family life when I was a teenager. This was before the time of selfies and cell phones and during that awkward time of life where you avoid your own reflection as much as possible. So whenever a family contacts me for a family session and I genuinely thrilled! (more…)

NATURAL TORONTO NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER: FAVOURITE 2016 BABY MOMENTS

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I have no words when it comes to photographing babies, because these photo sessions are always truly magical. This teeny tiny person is seeing things for the first time, discovering the world around them as completely new and getting to know their parents. Capturing a family’s earliest days with their little bundle of joys is an enormous privilege and joy. Here is a small sampling of some of my favourite Toronto newborn photography and baby photography moments. Natural, candid and full of happiness — that is what I believe this time of life should be all about. (more…)

TORONTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: MY FAVOURITE 2016 ENGAGEMENT MOMENTS

candid toronto wedding photographerEngagement sessions are wonderful. Purely and simply wonderful, because they are an opportunity to capture a couple in love being themselves. This year I had the incredible experience of working with numerous lovebirds and creating just as many unique Toronto engagement sessions to suit a wide range of styles. We explored forests, we lingered in coffee shops, we danced as if no one was watching, we staked out a replica Ghostbusters car, we hid away in bookstores, we took long meandering walks by the lake — I even hid in the bushes (literally) to capture a surprise proposal! Above are just a few of my favourite engagement moments from 2016. How I wish I could share them all, but I’m afraid that if I did my heart would explore. (more…)

TORONTO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER: TORONTO STREET STYLE CHIC WORK ATTIRE

toronto fashion photographerWorking with Do Well Dress Well was an amazing experience! This fantastic professional blogger not only has an incredible sense of style, but she also offers all sorts of business savvy to help young professionals succeed in the workplace. For this shoot I wanted to create a feeling that was corporate, yet lively, authentic and at the same time a little bit dreamy. The results are colourful and joyful with a little bit of edginess. Hop on over and check out her blog now! (more…)