With studios in both New York and Southern California, Ira Lippke shoots extraordinary events each year in international locations as diverse as a Tuscan castle, a Balinese beachfront, a royal Punjab Indian landscape, and many of the finest resorts around the world. He is the recipient of the Photographer of the Year award from the Wedding Photojournalist Association, First Place in Brides Magazine international Photo Competition and Peter Jennings’ “Person of the Week”, and is featured regularly in such prestigious venues as Elegant Bride, Inside Weddings, The Knot, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.
Ira Lippke was born to bohemian parents who raised him and his four younger siblings in a converted school bus in Colorado and Washington State. With forests, orchards and mountains serving as his schoolhouse, Lippke developed an acute visual sensibility that found its perfect outlet in photography, which he immersed himself in from the age of 14. Without the intrusion of mainstream culture’s image-saturated mediascape, Lippke was able to develop ann ability to fram the everyday in an unusual and distinctly personal way. Lippke has become one of the country’s most celebrated wedding photographers, known for his ability to capture the distinct style and emotional ambience of every event with sophistication and professionalism. Lippke is an avid collector of contemporary fine-art photography and spends his free time surfing, riding his motorcycle, following independent film and music, reading and engaging family and friends in lively conversation.