Adria Lipsett


I was born and raised on the West Coast. I am a mother, and artist and a forest wandering, gumboot wearing island gal.

My work is very much influenced by my beautiful surroundings. I draw much of my inspiration from my love of the outdoors.

I am a graduate of Emily Carr University with my BFA in Photography.

I'm passionate about organic gardening and local food. I love meandering through the local forest trails and I am often in, on or around the ocean.


"Island Artiste Photography was a fantastic choice for my husband and I for our wedding! We wanted to support a local artist and have that "island connection" with someone who has lived here their entire life. Adria was able to facilitate getting all the shots in a timely and efficient manner- and the shots turned out fabulous! We chose to book Adria all day. This was fantastic to have her capture those candid shots that are so often missed! After the wedding was over we had Adria put together a hard cover album of our favourite photos for us. This album has since been purchased by some of our immediate family and also family we have in Columbia. Island Artiste Photography was the obvious choice for us and we are thrilled with the results!"                  

Matthew and Alexis Schmidt - Victoria, B.C.

Island Artiste Photography a word...magic. I’ve hired Adria for my wedding and for portrait shots, and I’ll hire her again for all my important life events. She is the perfect combination of professional and down-to-earth, making you feel comfortable and trusting her to do what she does best, capture life through the lens."

Kirsten Hunter Victoria ,B.C.


Adria was our obvious choice to capture our wedding. Adria's outgoing personality and beaming smile puts everyone at ease. She obviously loves the outdoors and was able to capture our rainy west coast, casual wedding. Her warm smile, personality and charm were a pleasant addition to the wedding, and we felt completely at ease with her. Adria has a great eye to capture those "in between" moments that mean so much.  One of my most preious photos is one she took of two daughters embracing. Thanks Adria for lighting up and capturing our lives!  

Traudy and Jim Chinneck

Parksville, B.C.