Samuel Lippke grew up in rural Washington State, raised by parents who were Bohemian in taste and style: artistic, free-spirited and organic. They wanted each of their five children to think independently, creating in Samuel a desire to see the world through a unique lens.
An artist and photographer who has a passion for creating images in any environment, his highly trained eye naturally creates wedding and event images with a mix of fashion, fine art and photojournalism. Samuel’s work is featured in several exclusive wedding magazines including Vogue, W Magazine, Inside Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, People, Southern New England Wedding & Bride & Bloom . Samuel’s eye for latest fashion has him in demand, shooting fashion campaigns for Akua Lani, Gypsum, Soleil Blue, Howe Clothing as well as clients including Farrah Fawcett, Nobu Matsuhisu, Bravo’s Shah’s of Sunset, Lee Iacocca, Jenna Fischer & Danielle Steel.
One of Lippke’s passions is traveling the globe documenting the world through his unique lens. His travels include documentary, humanitarian and personal travel. Some of his favorite locations he’s explored are Brazil, Indonesia, Morroco, the Philippines, Cuba, South Africa and the Caribbean. “I’m a student of life, traveling and documenting what I see is one of the most fulfilling parts of my life, nothing keeps me more motivated and inspired then expanding my paradigm through travels.”
While working for a non-profit organization in Indonesia, Lippke had a life changing experience when the 2004 Tsunami devastated the region. Samuel took action and became a first responder helping with the rescue effort. Peter Jennings recognized Samuel & his brother Ira as People of the Week for his service and action in the effort to save lives.
Being a young entrepreneur Samuel is constantly looking for creative ideas to further the success of his business and to exceed the expectations of his clients. His drive to be the best has taken him around the world and has brought him a very beautiful and diverse portfolio of clients. His skills as both an artist and photographer have accelerated this young artist’s career. Based out of Los Angeles, Samuel is the ideal photographer for premier events around the world.
In his free time, you’ll find Samuel exploring new restaurants, cruising on his vintage motorcycle and participating in community events. He also enjoys watching good films, hosting industry parties, sipping fine wine, getting to know interesting people, beautiful beaches, rainy days, playing basketball, sky diving, good comedy & spending quality time with friends and family.