Behind the Blog: Tattooed Martha

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I recently got the rare opportunity to witness the behind the scenes happenings and exactly what it takes for Sasha Rumage to create a recipe for her blog Tattooed Martha.  Sasha and I had been discussing for a few months how important we both thought it would be for her readers to get a good behind the scenes look at her process.  It was an important step for Sasha in her branding as it makes her more accessible to her readers.  While her clean and perfect blog posts can sometimes suggest she is a superhuman ball of perfection, this gave her a chance to show her followers the space she is working with while also understanding that her process isn't always flawless and clean.  And sometimes she has to get resourceful thawing butter in front of the heater for example.

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On this particular day, Sasha was making Vanilla Cupcakes with Maraschino Cherry Frosting, which tasted amazing by the way.  Head on over to her website to see all the behind the scenes action. 

Lets just say, I got my workout in trying to keep up with her.  Sasha has to wear a lot of hats to make just one blog post happen and I am so glad I got the chance to help her show all of her readers that her talents go far beyond just cooking and blogging.  Head on over to Tattooed Martha today for some amazing food, drink, and craft ideas and when you are appreciating those delicious cupcakes, take a moment to savior all the hard work that went into making your cooking life a little bit easier.

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!