Extended Celebration

Back in October my bestie April got married to her wonderful husband Elon.  I happened to be in the wedding and actually ended up giving her away which was a fun mix up to a traditional ritual, however, this also meant that I wasn't able to photograph their big day.  Originally, they weren't too concerned with having portraits of the two of them, rather they just wanted to get some pics with friends and family.  Well, just like I had warned her, once all was said and done, they looked back at their images and wished they had taken the time to do so.  Luckily April still had her dress so we took an evening to shoot the portraits of just the two of them.

The amazing thing about them doing their portraits on a day that wasn't their wedding was the stress of the big day was gone.  We weren't rushing to get them back to the party which meant, we were able to hit up a variety of locations.  As weddings and their traditions evolve this type of portrait shoot after the fact isn't as uncommon as you might think.  And now they have the portraits they realized they wanted.

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!