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Connecticut Wedding Photojournalism by Mike Ross

Hamden , CT
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LOCATION

3000 Whitney ave, unit # 1
Hamden, CT 06518 US (map)

PHONE

203-281-6955

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ABOUT US

Since you are visiting my website chances are you just got engaged, renewing vows or celebrating something special, so CHEERS TO YOU! So who is Mike Ross…

My fascination with... Read more
Since you are visiting my website chances are you just got engaged, renewing vows or celebrating something special, so CHEERS TO YOU! So who is Mike Ross…

My fascination with photography began when I was a child following and imitating my father who was a very talented photographer whose images graced the pages of fashion magazines and several prestigious medical journals. While being the son of a photographer sounds challenging it had it perks as we traveled around the States, met and lived among many people from diverse cultures and traditions. Determined to figure out my “life’s calling” in 1992 I decided to combine my love of travel, design and photography and head to the open seas as a Chief photographer on the Cunard Cruise Line / Majesty Cruise Lines. I hopped from cruise lines to cruise lines to develop my people skills and sharpen my eye. I had the great opportunity to be in the Middle East, Mediterranean, Europe, Africa and even the Caribbean on any given day. I was in amazement of the many cultures and how I truly captured photojournalism and documented the places of my travels but one day after another busy day and night I figured there must be more to life then only ship life. So I packed my bags and headed back to the States where I was a staff photojournalist for several CT and NY daily papers before finally landing as a freelance wedding, commercial, editorial, fashion and portraiture photojournalist.

After 17 years in this industry, one thing that still rings true is that the more challenging the day is, it is still full of excitement that will unleash my photojournalistic skills in very creative and unlimited way. When photographing your event, I will treat your wedding story just like an important journalistic assignment, blending into your surroundings, moving and thinking quickly and in a non-obtrusive manner, and capturing great dynamic artistic photos throughout your wedding celebration. While 80% of my images are photojournalistic in style, the other 20% round out your photo selection with beautiful creative portraiture, formal family group shots and any other shots you request.

Most of my client’s later comment that they didn’t realize they had been photographed, marveling at the thoroughness of the coverage of the events of the day! Really..I don’t wear roller-skates and I am not Houdini..I swear. I have come a long way since being a staff photographer for cruise ships and have had the great fortune to be noticed and featured in numerous publications including New York Times, USA Today, Connecticut Magazine, and American Profile. My recent work can be seen in the January 2009 Connecticut Bride issue. Professionally, I am a member of the following photography organizations, WPJA, ASMP, EP, APA and IAAP.

Choosing a photographer will be a major part of your wedding plans. I believe in letting the event happen naturally and simply documenting the day. In commissioning me as your photojournalist, you can be assured that my manner, personality and big smile will put you and your guests at ease. No one will follow you through the most private moments of your wedding day more closely and respectfully than a great photojournalist.

Best Wishes and Good Luck in your search,

Mike Ross

3000 Whitney Ave

Hamden, CT 06518

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Melissa
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike is so great to work with. He made me as a bride comfortable and stress-free. Amazingly creative with his photography. Great packages and pricing options too!
Mike is so great to work with. He made me as a bride comfortable and stress-free. Amazingly creative with his photography. Read more...
Mike is so great to work with. He made me as a bride comfortable and stress-free. Amazingly creative with his photography. Great packages and pricing options too! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike Ross was an incredible vendor to work with throughout our wedding planning process. He was efficient, responsive, sweet and very easy going. The day of our wedding, from beginning to end, he captured every moment beautifully. He made himself unobtrusive and still produced phenomenal work! I would recommend him to any future bride and groom. A pure joy to work with!
Mike Ross was an incredible vendor to work with throughout our wedding planning process. He was efficient, responsive, Read more...
Mike Ross was an incredible vendor to work with throughout our wedding planning process. He was efficient, responsive, sweet and very easy going. The day of our wedding, from beginning to end, he captured every moment beautifully. He made himself unobtrusive and still produced phenomenal work! I would recommend him to any future bride and groom. A pure joy to work with! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike might be one of my favorite people on the planet. My husband and I did our e-photo shoot with Mike last September in a local park and at the beach, the pictures were beautiful and Mike was nothing but professional and efficient. He also has a great sense of humor. Mike was great when I asked if my 90# Doberman could be a part of the pictures, he loved every minute of it. From that experience I knew my wedding pictures would be great. Mike answered all our questions, big or small. Made sure I knew exactly what to expect day of and took all of the pictures I had asked him to do. All of my guests commented on how quick he was and how he knew exactly where to be for every shot. Mike was amazing, his packages are actually affordable, and I just cant wait to see my pictures!!

Thank you Mike!!
Mike might be one of my favorite people on the planet. My husband and I did our e-photo shoot with Mike last September in Read more...
Mike might be one of my favorite people on the planet. My husband and I did our e-photo shoot with Mike last September in a local park and at the beach, the pictures were beautiful and Mike was nothing but professional and efficient. He also has a great sense of humor. Mike was great when I asked if my 90# Doberman could be a part of the pictures, he loved every minute of it. From that experience I knew my wedding pictures would be great. Mike answered all our questions, big or small. Made sure I knew exactly what to expect day of and took all of the pictures I had asked him to do. All of my guests commented on how quick he was and how he knew exactly where to be for every shot. Mike was amazing, his packages are actually affordable, and I just cant wait to see my pictures!!

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Anonymous
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2+ years ago
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Mike and his staff were a a pleasure to work with! From engagement pictures and save the date cards to the big day, Mike was easy to work with and responsive to our needs. We now have amazing pictures that capture both our engagement and wedding day. We received amazing reviews from all of our family and friends. On the big day Mike was professional, organized and helpful. He was constantly on the move and captured photos in a way that exceeded our expectations. Mike and his staff were easy to work with, they listened to our needs and produced products that displayed our vision (save the date cards and thank you cards). We would recommend Mike Ross to anyone and have already!
Mike and his staff were a a pleasure to work with! From engagement pictures and save the date cards to the big day, Mike Read more...
Mike and his staff were a a pleasure to work with! From engagement pictures and save the date cards to the big day, Mike was easy to work with and responsive to our needs. We now have amazing pictures that capture both our engagement and wedding day. We received amazing reviews from all of our family and friends. On the big day Mike was professional, organized and helpful. He was constantly on the move and captured photos in a way that exceeded our expectations. Mike and his staff were easy to work with, they listened to our needs and produced products that displayed our vision (save the date cards and thank you cards). We would recommend Mike Ross to anyone and have already! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mike came highly recommended and I am so glad we chose him to photograph our very special day. Mike was easy to work with and very accomodating. The day goes by so fast and I felt like I missed so much of what was going on around me simply because there is just not enough time to experience everything and everyone. It was great to relive those precious moments and also see what I missed because my attention was always directed somewhere else. Mike took an abundance of pictures and was able to capture every emotion and detail, all the excitement and love, and the fun experienced by all. Everyone tells you what a great time they had but it is the pictures that truly show and tell all!
Mike came highly recommended and I am so glad we chose him to photograph our very special day. Mike was easy to work with Read more...
Mike came highly recommended and I am so glad we chose him to photograph our very special day. Mike was easy to work with and very accomodating. The day goes by so fast and I felt like I missed so much of what was going on around me simply because there is just not enough time to experience everything and everyone. It was great to relive those precious moments and also see what I missed because my attention was always directed somewhere else. Mike took an abundance of pictures and was able to capture every emotion and detail, all the excitement and love, and the fun experienced by all. Everyone tells you what a great time they had but it is the pictures that truly show and tell all! Read less
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magic347
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Professional,fun, and not to mention an amazing photojournalist. Mike's pictures doccument moments not poses. He is fun to work with and you will be stunned and have your breath taken away when you see the special moments he captures on film
Professional,fun, and not to mention an amazing photojournalist. Mike's pictures doccument moments not poses. He is fun to Read more...
Professional,fun, and not to mention an amazing photojournalist. Mike's pictures doccument moments not poses. He is fun to work with and you will be stunned and have your breath taken away when you see the special moments he captures on film Read less
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writer_zim
Wedding:
4/22/2004
5.0/5.0
I'm no model, but my pictures look like they belong in a magazine! Not only are our pictures amazing, but it was great to work with him! We ran into horrible weather (RAIN) and he ran with it, using it to our advantage. He got some amazing pics with us under an umbrella. Immensely talented, and a "real deal" photojournalist.
I'm no model, but my pictures look like they belong in a magazine! Not only are our pictures amazing, but it was great to Read more...
I'm no model, but my pictures look like they belong in a magazine! Not only are our pictures amazing, but it was great to work with him! We ran into horrible weather (RAIN) and he ran with it, using it to our advantage. He got some amazing pics with us under an umbrella. Immensely talented, and a "real deal" photojournalist. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.9/5.0
We worked with Mike and Jillian for our wedding and were amazed at their talents. The pictures are fantastic and their professionalism is top notch.
We worked with Mike and Jillian for our wedding and were amazed at their talents. The pictures are fantastic and their Read more...
We worked with Mike and Jillian for our wedding and were amazed at their talents. The pictures are fantastic and their professionalism is top notch. Read less
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esailor13
Wedding:
9/1/2008
4.7/5.0
I only got to see a portion of our wedding photos on a slide presentation at my wedding as of yet (my wedding was 2 weeks ago), but what I saw I loved! Mike is very professional and he even had cards made up for guests to take that had our information on them so they could go to the website to look at our photos. The card even had a photo of us (from our engagement session). He offers many packages that include a lot of extras included. Mike was easy to get along with and I felt comfortable and confident that everything was taken care of.
I only got to see a portion of our wedding photos on a slide presentation at my wedding as of yet (my wedding was 2 weeks Read more...
I only got to see a portion of our wedding photos on a slide presentation at my wedding as of yet (my wedding was 2 weeks ago), but what I saw I loved! Mike is very professional and he even had cards made up for guests to take that had our information on them so they could go to the website to look at our photos. The card even had a photo of us (from our engagement session). He offers many packages that include a lot of extras included. Mike was easy to get along with and I felt comfortable and confident that everything was taken care of. Read less
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JennCandi
Wedding:
6/25/2005
4.6/5.0
Mike Ross did a fabulous job photographing our wedding. We have a great mix of traditional and photojournalistic pictures. We received all of the photos on DVDs and can print them whenever we want. I have and will continue to recommend Mike to future brides!
Mike Ross did a fabulous job photographing our wedding. We have a great mix of traditional and photojournalistic pictures. Read more...
Mike Ross did a fabulous job photographing our wedding. We have a great mix of traditional and photojournalistic pictures. We received all of the photos on DVDs and can print them whenever we want. I have and will continue to recommend Mike to future brides! Read less
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