Author Archives: Rebecca Lippiatt

Edmonton, Alberta photographer offering headshots for professional use, editorial photography of commercial space, and product photography.

pikiskwe-speak (Lana gets her talk)

Over the past three years, I have been photographing for Beth Wishart MacKenzie’s film https://pikiskwe-speak.ca

From capturing the events on the opening day of the movie in Edmonton in 2017 to photographing the amazing art pieces for the the interactive website that was recently completed, it has been my honour to photograph for two such extraordinary, creative, strong women.

I hope you will visit the website and participate in this beautiful work of reconciliation through the Conversation Through Word section, or the Conversation Through Art.

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Soni

This is the fabulous Soni Dasmohapatra – she is multi-talented, smart like you wouldn’t believe and a ton of fun to hang out with.

She will be launching her new website soon – and this is where the multi-talented comes in. She is an Edmonton community connector, pod-cast creator, traditional Kathak dancer, traditional yoga practitioner and also provides welness services through Lunar Womb. How to fit this all into one branding photography session?

No problem!

Meet the fabulous Soni!

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I’ll link you to her new website when its ready!

(I couldn’t find all of the names of the graffiti and mural artists, but the black and white of Soni and the one with the headphones are beside AJA Louden’s work https://www.instagram.com/ajalouden/, and the black and white pregnant wall art is by Breanna Barrington  https://www.instagram.com/breanananan_/.)

Posted in Business photography, Headshots

DeeAnne Riendeau – Rose Hope

I got to photograph the wonderful DeeAnne for branding images for her website Rose Hope

I usually don’t copy and paste from someone’s work site – but I think what DeeAnne does is really lovely and valuable.

What is Rose Hope?
Rose Hope is an organization focusing on transformation of the self to allow for deeper meaning, peace, harmony, clarity and abundance. It is inspired by the basic need of HOPE allowing us to continue moving forward, rise up and expand. It is about being open to the expansive possibilities available in every second of every day.
Rose Hope encompasses multiple areas to enhance your well being including publishing, speaking, events and mentorship.
“Hope allows us to rise and forge ahead”

You might know DeeAnne from all the work she’s done with Your Holistic Earth . If you are an alternative care practitioner, I encourage you to check it out.

And without further ado – here is DeeAnne (and do check out her Rose Hopesite – as you can get some inspiration for how to use your photos on your site. Her branding colours are olive and pink, and I think we hit it perfectly (which is what I do when I interview you to see how best to use your photos).
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Posted in Headshots

Moms Stop The Harm

Taking this photo was a humbling experince – realising that all of these mothers, sisters, brothers, fathers have lost someone dear to them.

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These words are from Moms Stop The Harm

Families gather on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River for the Edmonton Memorial Photo

FEBRUARY 25, 2020

Families from Frog Lake, Claresholm, Marwayne, Lone Butte BC (with Edmonton family ties) and the Edmonton region gathered at the banks of the North Saskatchewan River to remember loved ones lost to substance use related causes. We demand urgent government action to prevent further loss of life.

While overdose deaths account for most of the tragic losses, we often forget that families mourn loved ones to other causes, such as infections and blood born diseases caused by lack of access to sterile supplies, and to suicide related to substance use and mental health challenges, as it the case with two of our Edmonton families in this photo..

It was a tear-filled and emotional gathering for us all, staring with blessings by Elder Dennis R. Wolfe from Frog Lake, AB, who drove in to Edmonton with his wife Loretta. They mourn their son Dennis Junior who died in March, 2019.

The river where we all stood marks the traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route of the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

The crosses were an emotional labour of love by Phil Haug, the husband of MSTH co-founder Lorna Thomas and by Randy Pelletier. As the crosses were stacked up Phil and Randy were struck with the fact that each cross represented a loved one who is deeply loved and sadly gone. A son, a daughter, brother or sister, a parent. Many held crosses, eagle feathers, candles or other mementos to honour and remember their loved one.

In Alberta two people per day continue to die, while life saving public health services, like #SCS (Supervised Consumption Services) are under review in Alberta and their future is uncertain as we the announcement of the final findings of the review and their fate by our provincial government. For us as families, this is unacceptable, as death from substance use are preventable and our loved ones deserve to live.

We thank our photographer Rebecca Lippiatt Photography for capturing these powerful and emotional images, including individual family portraits following the group photo.

#StopTheStigma #LostToSubstanceUse #DeadPeopleCantRecover #SafeSupplyEndsTears

Posted in Personal work

Heritage Apartment Building

If you’ve met me, you know I love my community of Norwood – Alberta Avenue. I love the heritage buildings, the walkablity (the Italian Centre, Commonwealth, The Carrot, Norwood School), the sense of small-town community (but can still walk to downtown!) and most of all the strong sense of belonging created by the people who live there.

I have no interest in gentrifying the neighbourhood (I am strongly in favour of Safe Injection Sites, for example), but at the same time, it should be a safe community for all of us. This is why I am so pleased there is a new owner for this apartment building. They have been cleaned up (both physically and metaphorically) and are renting, at affordable prices. It is such an amazing little building – if you’re in the market for a bachelor or 1 bedroom suite, check it out!

Vince at 780-667-8880

9407-114 Ave

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Source Hose

I am so excited to finally share these photos. I’ve been working with the amazing Tory, in the marketing department at Source Hose who conceptualized this shoot.

With the economic downturn in Alberta in 2014, Source Hose had to diversify and also really capture their client base. Tory came up with this brilliant marketing plan – in this set – we’re showing that the hoses are flexible in the cold.

Our model, Marissa Graham was stellar. In a crazy snow storm, she managed to pull off yoga poses and make them look good. I wore a parka while photographing. (Models are amazing).

I hope you enjoy this, and there will be more to come! Stay tuned.
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Posted in Business photography, Commercial

Hibco

I read this wonderful article about clients I worked with this fall – Hibco

You can read the story here. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/hibco-construction-edmonton-food-bank-donations-giving-back-1.5397949 

They truly are a great group of guys!
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I also did some work on a house they’d built out near Wabamum. It is gorgeous.
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Posted in Business photography, Commercial, Headshots

Business Portraits

Doing business branding portraits for Edmonton business people and entreprenuers is one of my favourite things to photograph.

I met Orest Zwozdesky at a conference at least 5 years ago. He remembered my name and contacted me when he needed to update his photographs for his business. I was pleased I’d made that much of an impression and I was really happy with how these photos turned out.

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I’ve started working with Virginia Potkins who runs Special Events by Gina Miller She also needed some updated headshots for her website. (She has lots of interesting things planned for the next while.) You can follow her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Event/Special-Events-by-Gina-Miller-2084507124965396/

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I also photograph for Business in Edmonton Magazine – which I really enjoy because I get to meet so many interesting business people. For this coming month’s issue, I got to photograph Mark Katzeff of Mark Katzeff Designs He’s an award winning jewelry designer and his work is spectacular. (I’m looking forward to having some pieces made).
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There is a lot more that’s been happening in my fall, but that’s all I have time for for now!

Posted in Business photography, Headshots

Alberta Avenue Business Awards

Alberta Avenue is an amazing place. It’s been my home for the past 13 years and its amazing to watch it grow.

This year, Special Events by Gina Millerhosted the Alberta Avenue Business Awards Gala to honour the amazing businesses that help to build the Avenue into the special place that it is.

Bedouin Beats won several awards,

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Including Business of the Year.

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Otto (the amazing sausage and beer house) won Excellence in Business award.
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There was entertainment
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Posted in Business photography, Conference Photography

Lichen

Did you know that Beatrix Potter used to be a mycologist (mushroom scientist) before she was a children’s author. And it was she who discovered that lichen is a symbiotic relationship between lichen and algae? If you find some old mycology books (there is one at the University of Alberta), you might find her beautiful drawings of mushrooms and lichen. You’ll recognise her style.

I too have always been fascinated by the minitature. I have a degree in microbiology – and although I have not used it professionally, I am fascinated by the natural world.

These lichen grow all over the deck at the lake cabin. I have always meant to photograph them. They look like little worlds – something out of a Dr. Suess book – and this year, I finally got around to it (mostly because my husband brought the macro lenses, which I always forget.)

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Posted in Fine Art, Uncategorized