I love these photos – they just make me smile! Especially that last one – how great is that shot? I don’t know what it is, but it’s just so obvious from these photos how happy and in love Caroline and Clark are – and isn’t that exactly what your engagement pics should show?

So now that you’ve seen these photos, I wanted to share the delightful story behind them – Caroline and Clark wanted engagement pics, but it wasn’t in their budget to hire a professional photographer for a shoot. Instead, Clark’s twin brother took these shots of them around Nashville. I would never have guessed that these weren’t professional shots! Congratulations on your engagement Caroline and Clark!

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A sweet and casual love shoot from Snippet & Ink reader, Carolyn: My new husband and I are currently living in Singapore and we were married last month in Perth, Australia where he is from. We wanted to incorporate something Australian into the pictures and what better way than Australian bottle trees at Bottle Tree Park, right here in sunny Singapore!

Bride’s dress: Banana Republic

Groom’s suit: Zara

Photos: The Peeping Thom

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Anna wrote me the sweetest email, sharing her engagement photos with me, and now I get to share them with you! In Anna’s words: My wonderful friend Windy took engagement photos for us before we left California to move back to the East Coast. Tyler and I are high school sweethearts, been together 10 years… about time he popped the question!

I love the different places Anna and Tyler went for these photos, but the beach ones are my favorite…

Congratulations Anna and Tyler! It’s always so fun to see engagement photos that really show a couple’s personalities and absolute love for one another! You can see more from this shoot over on Windy Dougall’s blog

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While I understand why a couple might want to have engagement photos for themselves, I had never seen any that really stood out to me (though I do love this idea). At least not until Samuel Lippke emailed me with these photos from Heather and Eric’s gorgeous engagement shoot.┬áHeather is an assistant for Trina Turk, and Eric is a painter, art curator, and DJ. Before their engagement shoot, Samuel spoke with them and suggested doing something a little different – something unique and artistic that reflected who they are. The spring shoot took place at their friends’ ranch in Fallbrook, California. Items such as an antique dress, a parasol and a tripod helped to create a timeless story of a couple in love.

A huge thank you to Samuel Lippke for sending these photos to me, and congratulations to Heather and Eric! Maybe we’ll get to see some photos from your recent wedding…

On a personal note, as I was in the middle of getting this post ready, my dear sweet friend Elizabeth called me to share her good news – she’s engaged! Congratulations Elizabeth – I love you and could not be happier!

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