9 Days, 9 States, 4227 Miles

A little over two weeks ago, Justin and I were taking our little Shitbird, our 5 month old puppy who we sometimes call Charlie, to the coast and started talking about how we really wanted to go on a road trip.  Lucky for us, Justin's niece just happened to be getting married in Iowa the following week.  We decided that was the perfect excuse for us to hop in the car for a little adventure.

After I attended and Justin worked the Yeah Yeah Yeah's show at Edgefield, we jumped in the car at 2am with little to no sleep and embarked on our two day push to Iowa.  We managed to travel 19 hours in that first day which is pretty impressive and finished up with a 10 hour day after that.

We attended the wedding and very briefly spent some time with the family that we could before we jumped back in the car.  We took a bit more time on our drive home, stopping at Mount Rushmore, then venturing through Yellowstone, before finally getting back to Portland.  With the exception of a few hurdles like the A/C breaking, Shitbird peeing on our friends boat, and me being sick and drugged up on cough medicine the entire time, we had a great adventure.  If you don't follow me on Instagram, which you should, here are a few photos from the trip. 

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!