LET'S BUILD YOUR IDEAS FORWARD

Established in 2013 by Laura L. Benn, Gooseberry Studios is a Toronto branding photography and strategy studio here to help you build a creative everyday way of work and life through...


PHOTOGRAPHY

for your work and life moments



Vibrant, lively and genuine photography that delivers an unrivaled professional presence for your work; and a way to celebrate the beautiful simple moments in your personal everyday life.

STRATEGY

for YOUR BRAND to STANDOUT

Effective branding is world-building — it's creating a nuanced, interconnected ecosystem that nurtures an experience, an energy and a heartfelt connection that can't be replicated.

SUBSTACK

for Turning INSPIRATION INTO ACTION

Join The Gooseberry Review for articles, insights and anecdotes all about how to connect more deeply with your creativity, ignite your drive and bring your ideas to life meaningfully and memorably.

ART

for Expressing YOURSELF CREATIVELY

Imaginative limited-edition fine art prints to help you tap into your imagination anytime and make your space a dreamier, creative nest that you'll love to spend time in.


“The creative career and life you can't stop thinking about is so — very — possible.”

AS SEEN IN

Gooseberry's photoshoots and brand strategies have supported clients in landing features in international press, producing books, gracing the TEDx stage, launching retail and digital products and winning awards.


Do you wish you had

somebody who's really in it with you?

Somebody to help clarify your ideas, bring artistry to your vision, produce the assets you need and breathe custom strategy into an action plan so your brand becomes beloved and the creative life you can't stop dreaming about can start to take shape?


Gooseberry is here to help, providing vibrant photography infused with compelling brand strategies and imaginative creative direction for your professional and personal projects.


HI THERE, I'M LAURA

THE GAL BEHIND GOOSEBERRY


I feel most like myself when I’m putting words together on paper or looking through a camera.


I’m a full-time commercial photographer, brand strategist and writer who founded Gooseberry Studios in 2013 to help entrepreneurs build beloved brands and their own creative everyday way of work and life.


When I’m not busy with my clients, I’m focused on my art career — producing limited-edition fine art prints, inspired goods, beautiful books and writing about topics that move me, like offline magic.


I believe in messy hair, bright lipstick and that even the smallest garden can be the dreamiest escape. I’m also mildly (by which I mean, completely) obsessed with dogs.


Gooseberry offers two beautiful brick-and-mortar studio spaces for your next exciting project; and is always happy to shoot on location.



MORE ABOUT ME HERE

TORONTO STUDIO

Welcome to Gooseberry's Toronto photography studio, located near Queen and Spadina. This beautiful, sun-soaked space offers a gorgeous southern exposure, stunning exposed brick and warm earthy tones steeped in rich paneling and clean accents. Fully equipped with backdrops, lights and lots of space to bring your vision to life and elevate your artistry.

PORT HOPE STUDIO

Located 90-minutes east of Toronto in an artistic community with rich heritage, Gooseberry's Port Hope studio serves like a mini creative retreat upon every visit. Buttery natural light, vintage-inspired elements and vibrant backdrops. We'll make a day of your photoshoot starting with a luxurious coffee at a quaint European inspired cafe, your shoot, followed by a beautiful riverside lunch on us.


WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

“This brand build with Gooseberry was a key foundational piece for my business. Laura gave the clinic a voice. I felt really comfortable with her and confident that she "got me" and what I was hoping to create. Laura gave the clinic energy and life, which we then built the space to embody. And people love the results!”


AND IF YOU'RE INTERESTED, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE

GOOSEBERRY'S IN-HOUSE PROJECTS

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A monthly newsletter about creative work and living to help you turn inspiration into action and build your ideas forward.

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PLUS GET ACCESS TO "THE EDITS"

As a reader, you'll get access to x5 free editorial photos every month to use in your brand or creative project. Each capsule photo collection is seasonally aligned, editorial inspired and designed to suit a broad range of topics.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING

"I have on my schedule today to read your first issue. I opened it and took a glance, because I couldn't resist waiting until I had time to read it. It is gorgeous!"

"I read it all. From the very first word to the very last word. I loved it! It was beautiful - not just visually, but the energy behind it too."

"I just read your recent issue of The Gooseberry Review. Such a good piece! I definitely resonate with what you're saying. You're a beautiful writer."


{COMING SOON}

FOR YOUR CREATIVE CAREER

HOW TO BUILD A BELOVED BRAND


How to Build a Beloved Brand is an exciting course where you can learn Gooseberry's comprehensive branding method, how to unlock a signature style, create and activate a compelling voice and position every facet of your brand to help you not only be seen and heard, but beloved as well. Available as a dynamic 1:1 option.


aRE YOU READY TO CREATE YOUR OWN MAGIC?

{COMING SOON}

FOR YOUR CREATIVE CAREER

HOW TO BUILD A BELOVED BRAND


How to Build a Beloved Brand is an exciting course where you can learn Gooseberry's comprehensive branding method, how to unlock a signature style, create and activate a compelling voice and position every facet of your brand to help you not only be seen and heard, but beloved as well. Available as a dynamic 1:1 option.


aRE YOU READY TO CREATE YOUR OWN MAGIC?

Join the "How to Build a Beloved Brand" Course waitlist to be the first to learn more and receive early-bird perks!

"I'm only just into the content and already feel so inspired! This course is so juicy!"

"I love how simple recap points are included in this course. Impactful and a great way to impart the main message of each lesson!"

"I love how distinctly you explain what branding is exactly and how to put it all together. I haven't heard anyone else describe it this way!"


{AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER}

FOR YOUR CREATIVE LIFE

MY BOOK


Your very own “cookbook” filled with easy, dreamy activity recipes that you can tap into anytime for more offline enjoyment in all areas of your life. Complete with short stories, photography and gentle instructions, this guidebook will help you discover more beautiful moments to cherish, every day, so you can find your way back to the simpler life that you wish you had time for.


discover more beauty

{AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER}

FOR YOUR CREATIVE LIFE

MY BOOK


Your very own “cookbook” filled with easy, dreamy activity recipes that you can tap into anytime for more offline enjoyment in all areas of your life. Complete with short stories, photography and gentle instructions, this guidebook will help you discover more beautiful moments to cherish, every day, so you can find your way back to the simpler life that you wish you had time for.


discover more beauty

"This timeless book takes you through a sensory journey, demonstrating how each one of us can easily find beauty, joy, and nourishment in our everyday lives. An ode to intentional, slow living."

~ Arti Jalan, Founder of Forage & Sustain

"This is SO my kind of book! As someone who never feels good spending a lot of time online and on social media, this book is a warm and fuzzy reminder that offline time can be magical and easy to access. I love all the ideas in it!"

~ Advanced Reader


PLUS LIMITED-EDITION FINE ART PRINTS

TO EXPRESS YOURSELF

With only x25 copies of each available, limited-edition Gooseberry Prints offer a rare opportunity to hold onto something unique and sentimental. Featured in numerous galleries and publications, these prints help you transform any space into a creative nest that inspires.

"I fell in LOVE with this donkey print and knew this cute little dude needed a home at our place. He now lives in our dining room!"

"Our beautiful bunny print became the colour inspiration for our daughter's nursery! These prints are so perfect for a creative kids' room."

"Our office put up a gallery wall of the animal prints in our breakroom and they have totally brightened the place up!"


LET'S WORK TOGETHER

and sTART SHAPING your very own CREATIVE EVERYDAY WAY OF WORK AND LIFE

FROM LAURA

Let's expand your possibilities by making your brand a truly inspired experience that stands out, instead of following trends and echoing others. So - much - is possible and Gooseberry Studios is here to help.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Yes, I need help creating an

elevated photoshoot that captures my vision.

BRAND STRATEGY

Yes, I need help organizing all

of my ideas and bringing them to life.

CREATIVE LIVING

Yes, I want motivation and

practical advice to boost my creativity.