About Edith Ross

Edith Ross is a Photographer located in Ayer's Cliff, QC. I specialize in all types of Photography, including: Family Photography Fashion Photography Kids Photography Portraits Photography Vintage Pinup Photography Maternity Photography Glamour Photography Here at Edith Ross Photography, our mission is to provide quality service at an affordable price. With our expertise and experience in the industry, we guarantee that all of our customers will be satisfied. Call us today!

Mother/Daughter Elegant Photoshoot

When people arrive in my studio, my ultimate goal is to give them an amazing experience where they will leave and have had a fun, exhilarating day.  I recently did a shoot whereby the mother only wanted pictures of her daughters taken.  I managed to convince her to join in the fun and have her hair and make-up done and have a few shots taken with her daughters.  I even went as far as to convince her to borrow one of my black gowns for some rather elegant portraits of herself.  Below are some of the results.

Getting all prettied up

Getting Ready

young girl drressed in a tutu and looking like a little ballerina

young girl drressed in a tutu and looking like a little ballerina

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Pensive

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Little ballerina

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Little Fairy Princess

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Little Princess

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All Grown UP

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Two Peas in a pod

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The ‘Girls’

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Beautiful Smile

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Young Looking Mother of Teenagers

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Elegant Portrait

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Elegant Portrait in Black

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Typical Teenager

All Grown up Beautiful Teen It's all in the Eyes

 

Edith Ross Photographer, Travels to Vienna

In November of 2013, Edith Ross Photographer travelled to Vienna, Austria.  What a beautiful city.  The architecture, the scenery, the cleanliness, the music, the ‘properness’ of it all left an impression on me.  Everywhere I turned there was beauty.  Please come and see some of the sights with me.

Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

Schloss Schönbrunn

Schloss Schönbrunn

Stadtpark

Stadtpark

Stadtpark

Stadtpark

Stadtpark

Stadtpark

Stadtpark

Stadtpark

Stephansdom, Vienna's Gothic Masterpiece

Stephansdom, Vienna’s Gothic Masterpiece

Architectural Delight

Architectural Delight

Albertine Museum

Albertine Museum

View from the Albertine Museum

View from the Albertine Museum

Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

Mozart Konzert

Mozart Konzert

Vintage shoot à la George Hurrell

Last spring I conducted a photoshoot that was inspired by the famous photographer George Hurrell.  I have always admired the lighting and techniques used by the photographers in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and have often been inspired by looking at the fantastic work they created.  So here is my attempt at recreating some of the beautiful lighting that was used in creative works of the early part of the 1900s.

 

Striking

Striking

Sensual

Sensual

Posing

Posing

Timid

Timid

Mesmerized

Mesmerized

Mystical Forest Shoot

Last fall, I had the wonderful experience of working with a model who was willing to let me try my hand at something that I really hadn’t touched before.  I wanted to do a shoot in the woods with a mystical, fantastical feeling to it.  The day in Ayer’s Cliff was beautiful and I set about looking for spots on my land that would be appropriate for this type of shoot.  I finally found a spot  and decided to use the fallen tree and the canopy of leaves that filtered the light and was giving me the type of feel that I wanted to obtain.  Below are a few images from this shoot.

 

Mystical Sunrise

Mystical Sunrise

Nymph in the burning woods

Nymph in the burning woods

Ethereal Sunrise

Ethereal Sunrise

Travels to Ireland

I recently was very priviledge to be invited along on a trip to Ireland.  My husband is of Irish decendance so we were very thrilled to get this chance to go and explore the place where his ancestors worked, walked and played.  Below is a very small photo diary of the time that we spent there.  It was glorious.  The people couldn’t be more friendly, the drinks more tasty or the scenery more beautiful.

Come on this trip with me and see it through my eyes.

Dublin as seen from the Guinness Beer Tasking Room

Dublin as seen from the Guinness Beer Tasking Room

Kilmainham Goal is where most of the Irish rebellion leaders were imprisioned and some later executed

Kilmainham Goal is where most of the Irish rebellion leaders were imprisioned and some later executed

Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains.  Founded by St. Kevins in the 6th century was an early medieval monastic settlement

Glendalough in the Wicklow Mountains. Founded by St. Kevins in the 6th century was an early medieval monastic settlement

Tombstones at Glendalough

Tombstones at Glendalough

Walking path to one of the two lakes at Glendalough

Walking path to one of the two lakes at Glendalough

Kilkenny Castle on a threatening day

Kilkenny Castle on a threatening day

Kells Priory was one of the largest and most important medieval monuments in Ireland

Kells Priory was one of the largest and most important medieval monuments in Ireland

Church at Kells Priory seen from the graveyard

Church at Kells Priory seen from the graveyard

Tower at Blarney Castle as seen from the Top of the Castle itself

Tower at Blarney Castle as seen from the Top of the Castle itself

Tree growing on rocks on the land at Blarney Castle

Tree growing on rocks on the land at Blarney Castle

Walkway on the lands of Blarney Castle

Walkway on the lands of Blarney Castle

Ross Castle on the outskirts of Killarney

Ross Castle on the outskirts of Killarney

The lake as seen from the tower of Ross Castle

The lake as seen from the tower of Ross Castle

The color green from this image attests to why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle

The color green from this image attests to why Ireland is called the Emerald Isle

Celtic Cross on the outskirts of the Burren

Celtic Cross on the outskirts of the Burren

The Island of Inisheer is the closest and the smallest of the Aran Islands

The Island of Inisheer is the closest and the smallest of the Aran Islands

Fort on the Island of Inisheer

Fort on the Island of Inisheer

Traps and a boat on the Island of Inisheer

Traps and a boat on the Island of Inisheer

The famous Cliffs of Moher.  Note the grandeur of these cliffs.  No wonder they have been used in movies and photographed by everyone who sets foot near them.

The famous Cliffs of Moher. Note the grandeur of these cliffs. No wonder they have been used in movies and photographed by everyone who sets foot near them.

Located at the edge of the Burren region in County Clare they are the most visited attraction in Ireland and soar 702 at their highest point

Located at the edge of the Burren region in County Clare they are the most visited attraction in Ireland and soar 702 at their highest point

Vintage Inspired Wedding Shoot at Château St. Ambroise in Montreal

A few months back, I did a vintage inspired wedding shoot at Château St. Ambroise in Montreal with the wonderful Fanny Wong and MUA Kitty Mann,  Here are some of the results of that shoot.  The enitre shoot was conducted with ambiant light only.  So no flash, a high ISO and at times a reflector.  Enjoy the results.

As we women know wearing high heels all day long can get quite painful, so here is an image 'au naturel' in regards to shoes

As we women know wearing high heels all day long can get quite painful, so here is an image ‘au naturel’ in regards to shoes

Thinking on the big Day

Thinking on the big Day

Stairs and Passageways

Stairs and Passageways

One eyed Bride

One eyed Bride

Giggles in the Maze

Giggles in the Maze

Bannisters and Lines

Bannisters and Lines

Framed

Framed

Hats and Hands

Hats and Hands

Backlit Window

Backlit Window

Pretty in Flowers

Pretty in Flowers

Woe on Black

Woe on Black

Cars at Château St. Amboise

Cars at Château St. Amboise

Recent Glamour\Fashion Shoots

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any of my recent work.  So I thought that I would post some of that here to keep you all posted on my recent work.

Lately, I have been largely inspired by Sue Bryce and Bambi Cantrell.  These photographers are amazing and seem to be able to capture women at their very best.  I have been brushing up on my direction of models as well as how I pose them.  This has enabled me to drop the amount of pictures I take from about 450, in the hopes of getting a few great shots,  to 160 or so (which almost guarantees me 30 very good shots).  With me directing more, I am making the shots happen as opposed to hoping something comes up.  My sucess rate has thus increased by 100% or more.

I have also begun using lots of tulle, which to me is very feminin, lace and chiffon.  I love the way these flow and can bring out the best in a woman’s femininity.

I hope you enjoy some of my latest works.

Vintage Glamour

Vintage Glamour

Lace and curtains

Lace and curtains

Pearls, beauty and attitude

Pearls, beauty and attitude

Crown of Flowers

Crown of Flowers

Burgundy

Burgundy

Attitude

Attitude

Goth?

Goth?

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

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Laughing Puppet

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Lace, Tulle and Attitude

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Puppets and expressions

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Playing the Marionette

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All that Glitters

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Glamourous Beauty

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Wood and Flowers

 

Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

Our last stop in Vietnam was in the south.  First we stopped in Ho Chi Minh for the day and then spent three days on the Mekong delta in a Sampan (small boat) that we rented for three days and two nights.  And Finally we returned to Ho Chi Minh for three days to terminate our trip.

Ho Chi Minh, contrary to the other parts of Vietnam we visited, was a very busy metropolitain city with all the exclusive brand stores and state of the art buildings, restaurants and stores that cater mostly to tourists and then there is the other part of the town that is more geared to what the vietnamese can afford.

On our first day we explored the city and visited the War Museum, the Post Office, the Cathedral and the city in general.  Then we headed to the Mekong Delta where we sent off on our sampan.  This is a private little boat that includes an english tour guide, a captain and two helpers.  They all catered to only David and I.  We spent three days and two nights visting the Delta, taking in the beautiful scenery and stopping periodically to visit a market, a brick making factory, a candy factory, a temple,  we also had supper at the house of a wealthy local, etc.  All very interesting and eye opening.

On our return to Ho Chi Minh, we took a day to go and visit the Cu Chi tunnels where the Viet Cong hid and fought the americans during the Vietnam War.  We were given a history lesson from the perspective of the Vietnamese and NOT what we’ve always heard from the  American version and movies it was very unsettling to see how these people managed to live for years in these tiny tunnels with all that entailed.  Bugs, scorpions, bombs exploding overhead, tunnels being flooded by the americans to ‘flush out’ the Viet Cong, etc.  I walked about 40 meters (walking is a generous term, more like scuttled along bent over, and I’m only 5’3”) and was very anxious to get out, so I definately, could not image living full time in these tunnels.

On our last day, we visited some museums and did a little last minute souvenir shopping.

The Vietnamese are an amazing, accepting, resilient people who still manage to be happy with the little they have and who have learned to put the past behind them and live for the future.

The Rex Hotel at night.

The Rex Hotel at night.

View from our room at the Rex.  The Rex is where the foreign correspondants would meet and exchange stories during the Vietnam war.  This gathering of correspondants was called the Five O'Clock Follies.

View from our room at the Rex. The Rex is where the foreign correspondants would meet and exchange stories during the Vietnam war. This gathering of correspondants was called the Five O’Clock Follies.

View from the Rex Hotel Bar

View from the Rex Hotel Bar

View from the Rex Hotel bar

View from the Rex Hotel bar

Ho Chi Minh at sunset

Ho Chi Minh at sunset

Inside the Post Office

Inside the Post Office

Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral build by the French during their occupation

Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral built by the French during their occupation

Traffic outside Ho Chi Minh

Traffic outside Ho Chi Minh

More Traffic

More Traffic

On our way to the Cu Chi Tunnels

On our way to the Cu Chi Tunnels

Washing the laundry

Washing laundry On the Delta

Brick Transporter

Brick Transporter

Water marketplace

Water marketplace

Would you like some pineapples?

Would you like some pineapples?

Each boat posts on a long mast what they are selling.

Each boat posts on a long mast what they are selling.

Bargaining on the river

Bargaining on the river

Water marketplace

Water marketplace

Another Village at sunset

Village at sunset

Activity outside the temple

Activity outside the temple

Inside the temple, where people are getting ready to worship.

Inside the temple, where people are getting ready to worship.

Marketplace garb.

Marketplace garb.

The village

The village

Brick Making Factory

Brick Making Factory

Workers in the factory

Workers in the factory

Shoveling in the rice shucks to fuel the fire to cook the bricks.

Shoveling in the rice shucks to fuel the fire to cook the bricks.

Carrying out the cooked bricks.

Carrying out the cooked bricks.

Young boy in the brick factory

Young boy in the brick factory

Brick factory angles, running around the factory with no shoes or safety gear.  Supervision you say?  None whatsoever.

Brick factory angles, running around the factory with no shoes or safety gear. Supervision you say? None whatsoever.

My little angles

My little angles

Once the bricks are made, they are shipped off by boat to other villages.

Once the bricks are made, they are shipped off by boat to other villages.

Fishermen

Fishermen

Fishing at sunrise

Fishing at sunrise

Work on the river at sunrise

Work on the river at sunrise

Landscape at sunrise

Landscape at sunrise

Internet cafe where young village boys congregate.

Internet cafe where young village boys congregate.

Marketplace in the small village

Marketplace in the small village

Young boy doing homework in the boat.

Young boy doing homework in the boat.

Housing and people working

Housing and people working

More Village Activity

More Village Activity

Activity at the village

Activity at the village

Small village at sunset

Small village at sunset

Landscape with reflection.

Landscape with reflection.

Temple, I loved the reflection in the water

Temple, I loved the reflection in the water

Bridges are very active and often have people, walking, biking or using their Vespas on them.

Bridges are very active and often have people, walking, biking or using their Vespas on them.

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Housing on the Mekong

Fishermen, this photo was taken at sunrise.  They are hard working and get to the task at hand very early.

Fishermen, this photo was taken at sunrise. They are hard working and get to the task at hand very early.

Fishermen

Fishermen with his traps

Fishermen on the river.

Fishermen on the river.

Washing clothes, a regular activity on the river.

Washing clothes, a regular activity on the river.

Banana salesboat

Banana salesboat

Women working in the Candy factory.

Women working in the Candy factory.

Process of making popped rice.

Process of making popped rice.

Making Coconut Canady, Delicious

Making Coconut Canady, Delicious

Woman showing us the making of rice paper

Woman showing us the making of rice paper

Spreading the rice paper around

Spreading the rice paper around

Checking if the rice paper is ready to take off to dry.

Checking if the rice paper is ready to take off to dry.

Dock to the candy factory

Dock to the candy factory

Building along the Mekong Waterway

Building along the Mekong Waterway

Young woman waiting to escort us to our table at a french restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

Young woman waiting to escort us to our table at a french restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

Typical bridge over one of the many small waterways off of the Mekong Delta

Typical bridge over one of the many small waterways off of the Mekong Delta

Fighting Cocks, this is still a widly accepted sport in Vietnam.

Fighting Cocks, this is still a widly accepted sport in Vietnam.