Dragonfly Photography  |  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.

This sweet baby is a month old.

Laura has the best hair and the best expressions.

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And so adored by her mama and her papa.

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And the puppy!

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I love hand photos!

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Sweet, sweet girl

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And, we’re done 🙂
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(P.S. If you like this pillow, give me a shout, I can connect you with the lady who makes them).

Thank you for sharing this time with me! Laura is so precious!!

Photographing in the snow is the best – its a giant reflector that shows you at your best. I’m always happy when someone wants to photograph in the snow.

We headed downtown to Edmonton City Hall. (did you know there is skating and dancing there every Sunday for several weeks this winter? – super fun!)

Melanie and her son were so much fun and so easy to photograph. When you are an animated, gregarious person, getting a decent photo of yourself is not always the easiest, but these two were awesome at listening to my crazy advice.

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Now that I am on the second half of life, I have decided to stop hating winter – and that includes in the photography department too. Working on the gratitude part – the light is amazing in winter. We’re really lucky in Edmonton!
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Photographing in downtown Edmonton is great. The back side of the Art Gallery has a beautiful grey wall and there are colourful walls just north of City Hall.
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Melanie is working on building her business as a financial investment advisor. One of the things I love about her business, is that with many other financial planners, you have to have a minimum investment. With Melanie, she will work with what you have. You can find more info about her here: www.claytonfinancial.com. Give me a shout if you want me to connect you with her.
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Thank you Melanie. It was a pleasure taking your pictures!

This year, the coolest neighbours moved in next door. I knew they were awesome when I saw their “Welcome: Its a Boy” sign, written by our beloved Barbara

I’ve been itching to do some documentary family photography again, and they answered the call. We had such a magical day and it was wonderful seeing them interact with their kids, and how joyful they all are together. (And, if you know me, you know I don’t think all of parenting is joyful, but celebrate when it is!!)

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Christmas lists!
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Getting ready to go outside. With three children. Of course there was a tear, or two.RebeccaLippiattPhotography_0214.jpg
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We really do have the prettiest back alley
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And the best climbing tree
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Our (collective) neighbour does not love us. He hand weeds his rock path. We – well, we do not.
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More inside.

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This is a musical family. I love, love, love these pictures. (FYI, both parents are for hire as musicians – performing or teaching. Trombone, tuba and piano. Hit me up if you are in need!)

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Another favourite. Looking at their wedding album. Because printed photos are important!!
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Last week I was invited to photograph this amazing family for their stellar performance at @theinsideride at Mercedes-Benz Edmonton West

Action Jaxon, Tour de Jaxson, Papa B and the Jaxon 5 and the awesome cousins in Oiler’s t-shirts gave the ride of their lives to help Jaxon, Kim and Sunny.

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You, your love and support are all amazing.

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More info about @theinsideride:

www.theinsideride.com

“Where the funds go:

The Coast to Coast against Cancer Foundations raises funds across Canada through active, healthy lifestyle events. Funds raised are shared amongst local community and national childhood cancer charities that provide emotional, physical and medical support to children and teenagers and their families living with, and beyond, cancer.

Children’s cancer charities programs and research in Canada is chronically and drastically underfunded and grass-root organizations, receive LITTLE to NO FUNDING from government, relying entirely on generous support from the community and fundraising organizations like Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation.

Your participation in The Inside Ride will raise awareness for families and children with cancer and provide funding for community support programs, financial support for families with a child in treatment, academic scholarships for teen survivors, research and other areas which contribute to inspiring hope and improving prognoses for children and their families impacted by cancer.

Each year we distribute 100% of individual receipted donations to these deserving childhood cancer charities and programs.”

Sometimes when I do do a shoot, there is one photo that jumps out as I am editing as “the” shot.

With this session, I got two.

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I’m kind of in love this this photo. He’s got this awesome cowlick on the crown of his head and I asked if a photo had ever been taken of it. Because as a mama or papa – these things are precious. And as my own boys grow, I know just how fleeting they are. How long do you get to rest your hand on your baby’s head? How long is he a baby?

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Maybe I say it every year, but this has been the most amazing fall. The yellow was from the poplars – the last to shed their leaves.

(check out the puppy in this one!)
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And, family – this is why I do what I do.
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Thank you for sharing your time with me!