Authentic Visual Storytelling
We will use all of our experience and resources to get you images that inspire action.
Foods and beverages are the centre point of many of life’s experiences. For some they are a way of travelling without physical transport. For others it is a way of finding another echelon of living, if just for a brief moment. Either way it is a full sensory involvement, which is why great photography of these subjects is so essential, and so enticing and compelling.
& Commercial Work
You have ideas: sometimes detailed and exacting, other times fleeting. Your products are important to you. They are your creation. Photography should tap into that and find the uniqueness of the idea through colours and textures. We want that as much as you do.
& Their Work
It’s more than just delicious food sometimes? People are what get it there and it is through their imagination and creative process that food innovation takes place. We believe in celebrating the human element of food and drink. We also know that food needs the experience to elevate it into the stratosphere. This is where capturing the true essence of a space frames the perfect meal.
We love our studio, but sometimes things like construction equipment or oil and gas don’t fit into our space. That’s where the studio has to pick up roots and get outside! Being able to pack up and go is a luxury we don’t take for granted. You get to experience the true vibe and see something engage with others and their environment. Passion always follows either in front or behind the lens and that always results in perfection!
For food companies that want to engage consumers in their brand, cookbooks have become a way to use their products and show how versatile they can be. Recipes with pictures now develop food products as staples in the kitchen drive loyalty and advocacy.
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"Ridge Rock is always my first call when we are looking for appetizing images. Todd's amazing food styling and attention to detail is second to none!
I can always count on the Ridge Rock team for their ability to create exactly what I need - on time and on budget"
Big Rock Brewery
Big Rock Brewery has enjoyed working with RidgeRock Studios since 2013 and they have consistently provided us with beautiful photographs of all our beers and ciders. Their creative and technical skills are top-notch, and images produced are always on time. We would wholeheartedly recommend them!
Marketing Manager, New Development
I trust Todd with my most important projects.
We have worked together styling and shooting a wide variety of food projects.
Todd brings a level of professionalism that only someone with his years of experience can achieve. He is adaptable, easy to work with and capable of executing any vision.
His massive studio and fully operational kitchen has everything needed to shoot perfect food shots.
I have worked as a food stylist with Todd on a wide variety of projects for different clients. But when it came to shooting my own cookbook project, I knew I could only trust one person to execute the extensive task to the high standard I set for the cookbook.
Pierre A Lamielle
Author, Chef, Illustrator
Atco Blue Flame Kitchen
Ridgerock Studios is our go to Photographer, if you are looking for a full service photographer who can cook, style and shoot photos Ridgerock is THE BEST. Todd has an eye for food and styling that always hits the mark.
We have done a huge variety of shoots with Ridgerock, indoor, outdoor, large scale, and tiny plates Todd and the team over deliver every time. They are professional, courteous, and very current with all trends.
If you need product shots, food, cookbooks, media ready shots Ridgrock should be your first and only call.
I will Rave about you forever!
Rümineer, Supervisor Culinary Programs
Greengate Garden Centres
My long-time photographer has asked me to provide a reference to which I am more than happy to do. I have worked with Todd Patterson on multiple projects since 1996.
I met Todd when he was pioneering digital photography here in Calgary. He has over the years supplied us with literally 1000’s of high-quality photographs, on time and budget. Todd always properly completed the gig and I know that he went above and beyond on many of my projects. Rest assured you will get what you are looking for in your photography whether that is style or content or both. Todd has several skills that often are not appreciated in lighting, colour and composition. As a television director for over 20 years, I can say he has high proficiency. Recently, I contracted him to do an excessive number of photographs in a short period during the covid pandemic. Not only did he agree to do it in a highly undesirable situation, but he also did an amazing job at it. I’m sure whatever needs you have Todd can deliver.
Harington Telford, OLY