There is no such thing as a silly question! Here at Gooseberry we believe in being an open book! So fire away with all your queries or browse some of our FAQs below for your convenience!


WHAT IS BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY?

Branding photography establishes, creates and sustains your business’s aesthetic, mood and presence. It is about consistently creating and curating gorgeous on-going original visual content for your blog and social media feeds to keep your audience enthralled and growing while making your brand stand out in the marketplace. Imagine showing off your brand and having everyone immediately say, “Whoa! This looks like a magazine!” or “How did you do that?” Whatever your preferred style, Gooseberry applies years of professional work experience in the print and digital publishing industry to help turn your passion into a business that turns heads and allows you to live the meaningful life you’ve always dreamed of.


WHAT KIND OF BRANDS HAVE YOU WORKED FOR?

You name it, Gooseberry has photographed it or built it! We’ve worked with national fashion brands, food companies, beauty and cosmetic brands, jewellery companies, beverage companies, dog brands, events, nutritionists, designers, bloggers, influencers, tech companies, the list goes on and on! We work for and build brands for businesses  from all walks of life!


CAN I SEE SAMPLES OF BRANDS THAT GOOSEBERRY HAS BUILT?

Yes 100%! Please visit our Brand Building portfolio here to get a better idea of what we do. Please note, Brand Building also involves creating and building out strategy for your business — due to client confidentiality the strategy component of a brand build is not included in our portfolio. However feel free to see what our clients are saying about us instead!


DO I GET TO CHOOSE MY FINAL PHOTOGRAPHS?

Yes, absolutely! All photoshoots come with the freedom for you to choose exactly which images you want to see in your final collection.


HOW DO WE DECIDE WHERE TO HAVE A PHOTOSHOOT?

As a full service, all in-house photography and branding studio, Gooseberry takes care of every imaginable detail to make your shoot a reality. This includes location scouting to bring your vision to life. We’ll find you the ideal location for your photoshoot.


DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?

Yes. Gooseberry is a professional studio located in downtown Toronto, nestled in one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Queen West. Our boutique space is about 500 sq feet, sun-soaked and always available for your shoot if preferred.


HOW DO I DECIDE WHAT TO WEAR FOR A PHOTOSHOOT?

Gooseberry offers a Professional Styling service should you be interested. Our in-house stylist will create memorable head-to-toe looks for you that really pop on camera, but remain genuinely you. We can also assist you in putting together looks directly from your closet.


DO YOU OFFER HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES?

Yes, absolutely! Our in-house hair and makeup artist will create beautiful makeup looks just for you! Whether you’re looking for something natural and down-to-earth or what to go full editorial, our studio has you covered!


WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS ON MY SHOOT DATE?

We reschedule to the next available date. Canadian weather can be tricky, but our flexible rescheduling policy makes sure it isn’t a headache to work around.


WHAT IS “BRAND BUILDING” ALL ABOUT?

Great question! A Brand Identity Document is a brand building tool, strategically designed to help bring your business idea into the spotlight. Gooseberry applies years of experience building brands from scratch (including magazines, blogs, products etc). This document is the foundation of your brand or business — delivering a well thought out brand identity to help your business make a splash in the marketplace and a step-by-step action plan to help you hit your goals! Ideal for those who are just starting out, who are wishing to rebrand or who want to take their small business to the next level. It is a very nuanced service, so we suggest reaching out to schedule your free 15 minute phone call so we can answer all of your questions about Brand Building in specific detail.


WHAT IF I NEED MODELS FOR MY BUSINESS’S BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY?

Gooseberry can help you cast talented models from our exclusive roster. Or we can direct you to agencies if you prefer.


DOES GOOSEBERRY TRAVEL FOR PHOTOSHOOTS?

Gooseberry is delighted to travel for an inspiring project! Please note that travel fees will apply.


ARE ON-GOING BRANDING SHOOTS (IE: ON A MONTHLY BASIS) AN OPTION WITH GOOSEBERRY?

Yes! Custom quotes for monthly branding photoshoots are always available should you be interested.


WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY PHOTOSHOOT OR BRANDING PROJECT WITH GOOSEBERRY?

There is never a wrong time to book the photoshoot or brand building project of your dreams! Gooseberry does only accept a limited number of projects per month to ensure that our clients each every last ounce of creative juice we have to give, so for this reason we recommend booking your project four weeks in advance.

(Pssst! The banner at the very top of our website will always indicate which month we are accepting bookings for – although please feel free to book your project as far in advance as you’d like! For example, in March we have clients putting down deposits for fall photoshoots to ensure they get their preferred date!)

Please always feel free to contact us with your preferred date and we’ll do our best to accommodate you!


WHAT IS WORKING WITH GOOSEBERRY LIKE?

It’s probably best if we let our clients answer this one. Read their testimonials here!


NONE OF YOUR PACKAGES ARE EXACTLY WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR. ARE CUSTOM PACKAGES AVAILABLE?

Gooseberry is more than happy to provide a custom quote for your project! Branding projects are rarely one-size-fits-all and putting together a custom package option for you would be our pleasure.


I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. CAN I SPEAK WITH GOOSEBERRY BEFORE DECIDING TO BOOK?

100%! We welcome questions and would be more than happy to answer them! Simply fill our our nifty contact form here with your request and we’ll schedule a free 15 minute call to connect directly.