Behind the Lens
Thanks for stopping by! We are a husband and wife photography team who have been in business for about 10 years, although we have both had an interest and have been exposed to photography our entire lives.
Ross' love of photography began at a young age, but when we got married (15 years ago) he began to really enjoy nature photography, in particular. As we travel quite a bit, his camera literally became an extension of his arm. Upon the return from a trip to Central America, he enrolled in a number of college photography classes, working with film (using my father's vintage Mamiya 35mm) and then learned the finer points of digital photography. I have always enjoyed photography as well, and actually grew up watching and helping my father in our basement darkroom, where he developed his own black and white photos. I still have memories of the special darkroom timer he used, and can recall the scent of the chemicals used in the developing process. As I got older and began to travel quite a bit myself, I picked up on my father's hobby of always having a camera around my neck, capturing the different places I was fortunate to visit, and the friends I met along the way.
Once Ross completed his college courses, he began to invest in a substantial amount of digital equipment, and continued to learn and grow. It wasn't long before he was asked to photograph our best friend's wedding, and it was during that time he realized how much he enjoyed working with people, getting a glimpse into their lives, and documenting their most important moments. As more requests started coming in, we took a leap of faith and officially started Ross Keller Photography, and here we are, 10 years later!
Ross is the creative force in the business - he is the principal photographer, the one who initially had the interest, skill and ambition to turn his passion into a thriving business. I work as Ross' second shooter, so I accompany him on most every shoot, and I also handle all of the behind the scenes "stuff" ... meaning, the office work! We work very well together and make a good team ... each of us with different strengths, which compliment one another and help keep things flowing smoothly.
Please feel free to contact us! We'd love to get to know you better, and discuss your photography needs!
Ross + Mary
Images on this page courtesy of Marie Tony Photography