Thinking Outside the Box

I've been challenging myself lately to think outside the box when it comes to marketing. Postcards and business cards can be great, but they get a bit boring and are easily looked over. A few months ago, I signed up to be part of the Luxe Bridal Event VIP grab bag. I was racking my brain for something that would stand out and then a moment of genius hit!

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I had seen wedding invitations a while back that were made out of old 35mm film canisters. They were creative and right in line with my business. Plus, I loved the idea of reusing something that would otherwise go to waste. Here is the final result!

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They were a bit of work at first as I got over the learning curve of popping the tops off the canisters and loading my "film strip" in them. Once I got the hang of it though it was a relatively easy process and it was a great way to spend a few of the snow days we had here in Portland, Oregon. (For those that don't live here, the city shuts down at the sight of snow so the 6+ inches we got brought the entire town to a halt.) 


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!