The Glasshouse Studios
Looking Inside The Glasshouse Studios
The Glasshouse Studios: Upon visiting the name might seem obvious—with large floor to ceiling windows, the venue would appear to be a gleaming glass house. The name, however, goes beyond the physical appearance.
Our studio is a statement; a philosophy; a place of empowerment. The Glasshouse Studios is a women-led and inspired photography studio, created and designed by an all-female team of professionals in photography, interior and graphic design: Sofiya, Shiri and Sophie. Each brings an extensive amount of expertise in their respective field, offering a combined industry experience of 25 years.
Shiri and Sofiya are sought-after newborn and family photographers, and Sophie is a visionary in the interior design industry. Their collective talents have conceived and shaped this magnificent studio space.
Individually, they all began their careers in a male-centric corporate world where their innovative ideas and visions were not able to fully flourish. As mothers, they each decided to venture into entrepreneurship and shatter the glass ceilings that were preventing them from doing so (for those who may be unfamiliar, the term “glass ceiling” is a metaphor referring to an artificial barrier that prevents women and minorities from being promoted to executive-level positions within an organization).
Through their own efforts, in addition to this new collective, they work tirelessly to continue break barriers and pave the way for other female entrepreneurs. In addition to the significance behind the name of the business, every suite within The Glasshouse Studios also carries a specific symbolism with positive energy.
Zoe, the bright white ethereal beauty bears a name of Greek origin which means “life.” This is the first suite you see which allows guests to enter a light and airy space upon entering. This suite, because of its softness is used for maternity sessions, newborn sessions, and family and children lifestyle sessions. It acts beautifully as an entry into life.
Elle comes from the Hebrew meaning shining light and the French pronoun “elle” meaning “she.” Like a powerful woman whose shining strength can have many facets, so too does this suite. With its many artistic components such as different colored concrete walls and boho wall, it is suited for many types of photography.
Amalia, this name means tender goddess which is perhaps the best description of this suite. While the suite is modern and sleek, it too offers a warm softness through its styling making it a wonderful backdrop for a lifestyle or professional portrait photography.
Sophia is a name of Greek origin meaning wisdom. Sophia is the epitome of opulence and classic French style reminiscent of Marie Antoinette (a powerful empress).
Halle, the make-up station also has a significant name. This is the only name that was specifically related back to a celebrity, being Halle Barry, the embodiment of strength, beauty and success.
Every aspect of The Glasshouse Studios was designed with intention. The philosophy of female empowerment also extends beyond the physical structure of the building, as Shiri, Sofiya and Sophie also work towards giving back to the community, partnering with women’s shelters and organizations who also support working women to continue to break barriers.
– Sherri-Anne Jackson
Love this studio space! The rooms are setup so beautifully they were perfect for our family shoot and a brand shoot we did for our company. There was a ton of free parking and it was so easy to get to. Will definitely be returning!
– Evie Levitin
This studio space is gorgeous! We’ve done family shoots and brand shoots here and each time the rooms were clean, service was excellent, the booking system super convenient and of course, photography was amazing. Love that it doesn’t require a trip downtown and plenty of parking with an elevator.
– Fabien Chan Photography
Been to several rental studios in Toronto. The Glasshouse Studios is one of my favourite. Staffs are friendly and professional High end quality of what they have represent for photographers and our clients. My clients feel welcoming!!!! I highly recommend this place to everyone!