My name is Emily Ross. I am a photographer & graphic designer currently living in Austin, TX, & I love weddings! I love beautiful dresses & fancy heels, the look of complete shock when the groom sees his bride for the first time, & the beautiful moment when the groom is dancing with his mom & she whispers how proud & happy she is of him. Those moments get me every time!
My mom recently found a questionnaire that I filled out in kindergarten. One question was: What makes a girl pretty? I answered, “a wedding dress."
I would love to talk to you about your wedding photography needs & desires. I have always enjoyed traveling & am available for anywhere outside of Austin including but definitely not limited to Dallas, Houston, College Station, San Antonio, San Marcos, or even in a different state. And yes, my passport is up to date.
I suddenly found myself in the wedding photography world in the summer of 2008 where I stumbled through the business before finally finding my place. A girl contacted through Facebook asking if I'd like to photograph her wedding, & my only response was ummm...I don't even own a camera! At that point I had only taken black & white film photography classes taking pictures of shadows & textures found in nature which hardly qualified me to shoot a wedding. Then, before that first wedding took place, my first bride's sister wanted me to do her wedding a few months later. I still don't own a camera & I still don't know what I'm doing! That didn't stop either of them! I am forever grateful to my first two brides for trusting in me enough to do something for which I was super under-qualified.
Over the next few years, I began to build up my portfolio by photographing a variety of people & events such as Impact Retreat at Texas A&M. In whatever situation I find myself, I try to learn something new. Whether it's finding more flattering angles, lighting, or poses, or how to better interact with my clients during their shoot to make them feel more comfortable, I love spending time behind the lens perfecting my style & skill.
I have been very happily married for 4 years, & I very much love my husband for succumbing to a life of constant wedding-talk. I make it up to him by tagging along to midnight showings of all the latest superhero movies & encouraging his Marvel obsession. We became parents this January to the most precious baby boy you've ever seen. We never knew that it was possible to love someone so much until he came into this world.
When I'm not busy working or playing mommy, I enjoy eating pizza, drinking Dr. Pepper, reading, & playing my piano. My hubby & I work in the youth department at our church & are involved in several other activities there as well.