Ragaway Wedding

When I first sat down with Corrie & Phillip to discuss what they wanted for their wedding photographs, there was a moment with a slight pause and then Corrie exclaimed, "we both really want to stop traffic on the Burnside bridge for one of our photos."  I knew right then and there that we were a perfect match for one another and this was going to be a great wedding!

As I have been growing my wedding photography business over the last few years, it has been important for me to try and keep my own personal style in a medium where photos can often start to all look the same.  For me, it is the portrait part of wedding photography that is my favorite.  Not only is it where the creativity between myself and the couple really gets to shine, but I have heard over and over again from couples that it is their favorite part of the day.  It is the one moment they are whisked away from the chaos  and just get to be with each other.

From the portraits, through the funny and heartfelt ceremony and the trunk of costumes that followed, all the way to the photo booth, Corrie & Phillip found a way to not only celebrate their love but also the humor that they share.  I found myself laughing more often than not as they cracked jokes throughout their vows, requested photos of all the groomsmen with their pants dropped, and as the girls took over a ping pong table in the park.  Corrie & Phillip found a unique way to keep tradition alive but always with their own twist.  To those of you out there getting married, let these two be an inspiration for how to push the bar on tradition and let your personalities shine on your big day...and give me a call if you want help documenting it all ;)

Lindsey Rickert

Portland, OR, United States of America

I turned to photography at a young age as a way to manipulate the world in front of me into endless possibilities. It remained a hobby for several years until I decided to run away from the snow in Iowa and towards the rain in Portland, OR. While I was inspired by film makers and my surroundings, I had a tendency to pick apart single frames and freeze them. My memory wasn't a movie playing back in my head, it was a series of still images that created a narrative. This translates into my work through the use of lighting and props that build a scene and create a story. When I am not taking pictures, I spend my time roller skating, playing with my puppy Charlie Von Shitbird (he is very sophisticated), spending time with my snake Vans, embarking on capers with my girlfriends, messing around with special fx makeup, and exploring the great Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer. The best thing about my job is getting to meet a variety of people. No to shoots are the same and I thrive on getting to know my clients and collaborating with them to create truly unique and bold images that fit their needs. Whether it be wedding photography, family portraits, small business needs, or you simply want a kick ass original portrait. If you are looking for a creative experience that will not only boost your confidence but create a lasting memory then lets make it happen!