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– pre-shoot prep by email (including quick what to wear tips)

– 30 minutes of shoot time

– 15-20 final hi-res retouched images

– a private online gallery

– suitable for up to 5 photo subjects only. Groupings of 5+ need to book two back-to-back mini sessions to be accommodated.

*  these mini sessions are not suitable for branding projects and are designed as vibrant, lively portrait sessions


Saturday, Dec 11th, 2021 (8:30AM – 4:30PM)
Sunday, Dec 12th, 2021 ((8:30AM – 4:30PM)

Junction Triangle, Toronto (exact directions provided after booking)

Once you complete your Mini Session Reservation, you’ll be sent a booking link so you can choose your exact date and timeslot!


If you’d like to be among the very FIRST to reserve a 2021 Holiday Mini Session, please feel free to sign up to our mailing list below. This particular mailing list is only ever sent when mini session events are available!

1.  Do I get to choose my images?
No. As a discounted mini session event the photographer will choose the 15 final images from the shoot.


2.  How long do I have to wait for my images?
Your final images will be delivered via an online gallery within 72 hours of your shoot date — so lots of time to get ready for the holidays!


3.  Can I see the sets before booking?
So here at Gooseberry we keep our sets super secret until the day of the shoot, replicating a little bit of that Christmas morning surprise and magic. If this helps, however — our sets are typically centered around bright, minimalist themes with pops of reds, greens and silvers. Take a peek at previous sets HERE and HERE to get a sense of our style.


4.  Where is your studio?
This year, we’re shooting Holiday Mini Sessions in the east end of Toronto in a beautiful, bright Corktown studio. Exact directions will be provided once bookings are completed.


5.  Are outdoor sessions possible?
Yes, we can accommodate outdoor Holiday Mini Sessions if you feel like braving the cold — with advanced planning! These will take place outside the studio building and will be captured in streetstyle (weather permitting). Please note that green space may not be guaranteed, but we can create some really fun festive memories in a streetstyle approach. Please note a single Holiday Mini Session cannot be divided between in studio and outdoors. If you would like both in studio and outdoors holiday portraits, two back-to-back Holiday Mini Sessions must be booked.


6. Are Holiday Mini Sessions just for kids?
Nope! Our Holiday Mini Sessions are great for solo portraits, for couples, for pets (dogs especially), friends, grandparents — you name it!


7.  When can I book my Holiday Mini Session?
Anytime! It’s never too early. In fact we encourage booking as early as possible as this event has limited spacing and sells out quickly.
As long as this link/page is live there are spaces to be booked! If you don’t see any booking button on this page, it means we’re sold out — but if you sign up for our Mini Session Newsletter (above) you’ll be the first to know when next season’s open! We only email with Mini Session booking dates – no spamming!


8.  Can I see samples of your Holiday Mini Sessions?
Yes of course! Here are some photos from our 2019 Holiday Mini Session event — here and here. (Our 2020 sessions were disrupted due to COVID lockdowns.)


9. December Mini Session dates seem late…
Totally understand this thought! Here at Gooseberry, Holiday Mini Sessions are designed to be fun family experiences and we love running them in December at the height of the holiday spirit so it is a memory, an outing and a Christmas card capture all in one. But don’t worry — we also run a November date specifically for any earlybirds who want to get cards etc printed and in the post sooner than later. Our hope is that these multiple dates offer something for everyone in terms of scheduling.


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