Dragonfly Photography Blog  |  Photography by Rebecca Lippiatt  |  Edmonton, Alberta Canada Family and Lifestyle Photography bio picture
  • I specialise in lifestyle photography. Life is messy and grand, beautiful and challenging, and every one of those moments is precious. This is what I look for and what I photograph. This is what I want you to remember, when you look at your photographs years from now - how your heart was so big it felt like it would explode.

Happy birthday beautiful Vera!
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And one of Lily, because she is just so darned cute.
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Despite her claims to the contrary, Vera’s mom planned a great day for her. This yoga teacher had the kids enthralled for an hour and a half. She was awesome.
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Up till 2 am making cakes (a princess one and a pirate one) was worth it when Vera saw and said “Mommy! They are so BEAUTIFUL”
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I had the good fortune of photographing Mariana and Jamil’s maternity photos a couple of years ago. Now they are getting married, and we had a beautiful engagement/family session to get us ready for their day.

I am very much looking forward to this. They are the kindest people. Who make beautiful babies!

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Gemma has been one of my clients since I first opened my photography business 8 years ago. I was so pleased to be able to photograph her wedding to Jeremiah.

Their wedding was at the beautiful St. Joseph’s Bascilica, downtown, and their reception at the Royal Glenora.

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There was a whole lot of love in the room.
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Gemma is from Mexico, and St. Joseph’s has a shrine to the Virgin de Guadelupe, where they went to say a prayer.
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For an Alberta wedding, a truck seems more appropriate for a getaway car than a limo. Jeremiah plays the part well.
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The “formals” were super fun.
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I wish you all the best in your marriage!
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MotherLoveAdRatCreek

Mother Love

An art exhibition/performance between two storytellers – Mary Ann Lippiatt, in the oral tradition and Rebecca Lippiatt, a photographer.

The show is titled Mother Love and both the stories and the photographs examine the varied and complex relationships mothers share with their children.

DATES AND LOCATION

May 10, 2015 and May 17, 2015

3:00-5:00 PM

The Carrot –  9351 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

 

Mary Ann will perform a new collection of stories. Concurrently, Rebecca will have a gallery showing of photographs. Rebecca’s photographs will be exhibited at The Carrot gallery for the month of May, 2015.

ORIGINS OF PROJECT

This project is a collaboration between a mother and daughter. Their personal relationship was the impetus for the theme, Mother Love.  Mary Ann is Rebecca’s step-mother and the project was conceived out of a personal examination of their own relationship.

Mary Ann Lippiatt is an oral storyteller, blending traditional story art with creative improvisation, Rebecca Lippiatt is a storyteller through photographs, taking pictures in a lifestyle (or photojournalistic) style.  This collaboration will bring together two artists and their art forms in a unique way.

Mary Ann’s storytelling for intergenerational audiences weave story and heart providing entertainment as well as evoking emotions of all levels. Her interactive stories offer a multicultural blend of traditional oral storytelling with complimentary storytelling techniques such a drawn and tell, story-singing or audience participatory story-interpretations.

The oral and visual storytelling in this project will engage listeners in the stories, creating a sense of place and belonging which will support family cohesiveness and ultimately build community.  This interactive process of storytelling (visual and oral) will encourage individuals and families to take their story experience to bridge with their human experiences in the community.

 

This project was supported by the City of Edmonton, Neighbourhood Revitalization Matching Fund. Much gratitude.