Category Archives: Fine Art

Dance Photography – Alberta

For the last 4 years, the amazing Peggy Church has organised a dance and photography workshop in central Alberta, and Kelly and I have photographed.

The entire day is spend exploring dance creatively and capturing images of it. Its a day for all of us to experiment, be creative, and play. It is always so much fun and we all walk away from it having learned something new.

Peggy as puppetmaster.

But this is really how Peggy rolls. She is a kinethetic genius. She knows how the body works inside and out. She continually educates herself and she brings that amazing depth of knowledge to bring out the best in those she is working with. From a reminder to “lift the ribcage!” to “make your arm long. Longer, longer! That’s it.” To “perfect! you’ve got it”.

Working with Peggy is a joy.

You can see more of Peggy here:

She is a: Model, Dancer, Choreographer, Actress, Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist, Nutritional Consultant, Hypopressive method instructor and Cupping therapist.

Solar Eclipse Edmonton 2017

I still remember the solar eclipse when I was in grade 3. We had to stay inside so we didn’t all go blind. I am still mad about that.

But this time, I got to shoot the solar eclipse. It was only partial in Edmonton, but still! So excited!! (And I can get over being mad).

I got eclipse sunflair – how cool!!


And the sun coming and going.


Apparently you can fry your camera’s innards by shooting the sun – but these were shot between 1/3200 and 1/8000 of a second, and I did some test shots after – so hopefully its ok!! (I found that out after the fact).

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Talus Dome – Edmonton evening photography

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Storm Chaser

This beautiful shelf cloud rolled in at the end of our family’s July birthday celebration last night. We were out in the country, but this was over Edmonton.

I could be a storm chaser – but I would totally die. I stood on top of a tractor to get this shot.


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And just so you know, my dream job is to do an article for National Geographic.

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Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award winner – Alice Major

Alice didn’t tell me why she needed photos right away, but after I completed the job, she told me she just received the Lieutenant Governor Alberta Arts Award.

You can check out the award here.

You can find out more about Alice at her website

She is a lovely lady, who was the City of Edmonton’s first Poet Laureate and founded the Edmonton Poetry Festival. I did not know these things when I chose the location we would be using (I chose it based on the colours she likes).


Congratulations Alice!!!

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Lana Whiskeyjack

Artist Lana Whiskeyjack, who also happens to be my best friend, and often muse

On the banks of the South Saskachewan


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Dance Portraits

These photos were from a collaborative dance shoot in Red Deer.

These girls have been dancing for up to 9 years, and were game to try some experimental (for me!) lighting and jumping. They were fantastic models.

I love these photos. I know if my children had been working so hard at dance or a sport for so many years, I would want portraits of them in action, not just still headshots.



I am so excited to be one of the artists in this great project.

These pieces were co-created with my amazing friend and artist, Lana Whiskeyjack. You can find her work here:

Let me know if you see these on billboards around Edmonton!


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Apītaw picikwās


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Dancer Raena Waddell’s story is in this month’s issue of Rat Creek Press

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Mother Love


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.


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.


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.



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