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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  1. emily

    This shoot is fabulous! I love the concept and the images came out beautiful!!emily@oncewed

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  2. Miss Keswick

    I love this idea! It’s so romantic and not at all cliche or tired. I love the suspenders and parasol!

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  3. Elizabeth

    I really, really loved this. I’m totally linking this on my blog.and Congrats Elizabeth!

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  4. Leslie

    Wow I love these! Especially that you can’t “date” them with anything real trendy in them, timeless indeed!

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  5. Rebecca

    Wow, love that last one! Such a nice narrative behind these. Congrats!

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  6. kati

    love those photos! all the greens and greys and white. and they totally lucked out with those moody clouds. those are my absolute favorite kinds of skies to shoot! beautiful!

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  7. Sarah Danielle

    I love this! So southern and classic! Love the battenburg lace parasol!

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  8. Stella Event Design

    I love the muted colors in these! So beautiful!

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  9. chelsea

    So great!!

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  10. Mrs. in May

    This is just insanely adorable. Love it!

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  11. Holly

    very beautiful

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  12. Edyta

    extremely creative and absolutely beautiful!! the tone and color is to die for :) edytaszyszlo.com/blog

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  13. Eliza

    I think I used to have that awesome old camera…maybe I need to start using it again!

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  14. Lyndsy

    Oh my goodness I love them! Such a throw back. Makes me think of Robert Redford for some reason. Absolutely beautiful!

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  15. veiltales

    Oh my goodness these are pretty!

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  16. coco+kelley

    A.DOR.A.BLE! the parasol is the perfect touch too. so dreamy and romantic… *sigh*… gorgeous inspiration my dear!

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  17. Monica Rae

    This is totally not my style, but I could not stop staring. How gorgeous! These photos make me want to be her.

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  18. ERIN

    I adore these photos! They’re so unique and the ranch they were taken on is gorgeous! So timeless…..

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  19. jennifer

    i love the feel of this engagement session. fantastic idea to show off the couple!

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  20. Mizy

    The most beautiful engagement pictures I have seen so far.

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  21. Ashley L.

    I just took engagement pictures for a dear friend of mine and she showed me these for inspiration. I put my own twist into them and tried to capture my friend and her fiance’s artistic nature. Stop by to see my post on how my pictures turned out :)

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  22. love

    i love that

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