Thursday, April 16, 2009

NEW BLOGSITE and New Address!

I finally have my new BLOG-Site up and running. Bigger photos, and many more features.

Check it out -
It is still a work in progress so check back often.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Melissa&Scott - February 21, 2009

A ranch, the mountains, a chilly wind and a willing fun-loving couple. It was a great time photographing Melissa and Scott out in the Rockies at Rafter Six Guest Ranch. What a great group of family and friends they have.

Despite a fairly bitter wind, they toughed it out and we had a chance to take some really great photos. Thanks for letting me be a part of your celebration, and all the best in your lives together.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Melanie&Michael - February 14, 2009

Last name Love... married on Valentines Day and a really cool couple and family.

It was a great way to spend Valentines Day with a great couple who just know what love is. We had a fantastic time, despite a bit of cold weather during the shots outside. A really moving ceremony with just a touch of humor kept everyone enamored. The reception was fantastic with amazing decor from Ciara at Firefly Occassions. It was a real treat working with you both, and of course nothing but the best for your future.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Heather & Dave - February 7, 2009

This was a very busy February for me, and I loved starting it off with the incredible wedding of Heather and Dave. I personally cannot think of a nicer and more gracious couple. They are so obviously enamored with each other, and have such a cool sense of their place in the world. It was a pleasure working with them and their close family and friends. I truly wish you all the best in your lives together.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Digital Wedding Forum - Featured Member

I was very excited to have recently been chosen as the featured member of the Digital Wedding Forum. This forum has over 5000 professional photographers as members from all over the world including the elite in our field. This was quite a surprise and an honor.

DWF Featured Member - Edward Ross

Location - Calgary Canada
Business Name - Edward Ross Photography
Years in Business - 17
Website -
Blog -
PM - Contact Edward

DWF - Let's start off with a little bio, tell us a little bit about yourself.

Edward - Cool, my favorite thing:)

I have been a photographer all of my grown up life, and have photographed over 800 weddings so far. I love traveling and experiencing new places, meeting new people and learning as much about the world as I can. I have been married for almost 9 years, and have two amazing boys aged five and one. I play hockey, ski when I can and generally like a good party. I try to take each day as it comes, and don't usually get to stressed out about life. To be honest, I'm pretty much living my dream.

DWF - How did you become a wedding photographer?

Edward - I was in college studying photojournalism, and ended up mentoring with a successful studio. I worked doing all kinds of odd jobs for them including assembling albums and prints, to photofinishing and selling. I worked towards buying my first medium format camera, and by the end of that summer I was nervously shooting weddings on my own. I never thought that would be my career focus, but the more I did it, the more I fell in love with the process and the people.

DWF- Who or what inspires you as an artist?

Edward - So many people have influenced me as an artist, including Monte Zucker, Yervant, Joe Buissink, and Jerry Ghionis on the wedding scene. I love Jesh de Rox's philosophy of life, and I am also drawn to the fashion work of Richard Avedon and the weirdness and genius of David Lachappelle. I appreciate Art Wolfe landscape and natural work a great deal as well.

I think you can always learn from others no matter what level you have achieved in your own work. I am really influenced by life and the intricacy of relationships between people, which is why I am so drawn to weddings. No other single day ties the multitude of relationships people have in their lives together like a wedding.

DWF- If we needed a photographer today why would we book you? What makes you unique?

Edward - I always try to make my focus relationship based. That means I really try to get to know my clients very well, so that I can bring out the truthiness in their relationship. (Thanks Colbert.) I shoot all of my weddings with no time or location limits so that I can tell the entire story. I am easy to get along with, and have a lot of experience in wedding photography. I bring a lot of passion to what I do, and I really do want the very best for my clients.

DWF- If you had to pick a favorite "Tool of the Trade" what would it be? and why?

Edward - It is a bit cliche, but my favorite tool is "light". It really guides everything about my photography, and I try to use it as creatively as possible. Every decision I make about my lenses, flashes or otherwise is made based on the light in the situation.

DWF - Care to share your favorite photograph? and tell us a bit about it?

Edward - This is always changing, but my favorite photo right now is called "Life in Balance". It was created during a bridal session right before Christmas, and I feel it ties the mood of the couple, the light and compositional elements together very well. Tomorrow it may be something new.

DWF - How about some final words to live by?

Edward - For me this is simple. Always look forward.
Learn from the past, but don't live in it. As long as you keep moving in the direction you are aiming for eventually you will get there.

Oh, and enjoy the journey along the way.