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  • WELCOME!

    Welcome to the blog! If the banner doesn't make it obvious enough I'll just spill the beans and let you know that we are a full time husband and wife wedding photography team. We love life, God, weddings, and if you slide over our names to the left you'll note a few other things we love.

    We are based out of Los Angeles, and when I say that, I mean our studio is right in the smack dab center of downtown. However, if you start browsing through the blog history you will soon note that we shoot weddings all over the country and world. We put a lot into making our images so I hope you enjoy checking some of them out!

    If you're up for having a great time at your wedding, and our photos have the look you are going for, then feel free to shoot us a note and we would love to chat some more!

    - Lukas and Suzy VanDyke

St Patricks Day Wedding Inspiration {Stylized Shoot}

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!! I am so excited to finally post our St. Patrick’s Day Wedding Inspiration Stylized Shoot. As a photographer, there are times when I get a certain image in my head, and there are times that that image refuses to leave. It’s amazing when I can take that image in my head and turn it into a photograph. That’s how stylized shoots are for me. I don’t think to myself, I should plan a stylized shoot. It’s that daydream that refuses to leave my head until I turn it into a reality. That’s how this shoot was born.

I daydreamed about a shoot that was almost unearthly, romantic, and mysterious. In my head I saw  misty hills, raw rugged untouched beauty, and a redhead-irish bride standing with her groom. With St. Patrick’s day around the corner, I got the help of my friend Bailey from Antiquaria to put together a tablescape for me to incorporate green viney earthy tones yet keep everything subtle and elegant so that the inspiration could be used beyond the holiday. Bailey used table settings from her vintage gift registry collection, so if you are a bride you can actually register for what you see.

I am so thankful for my incredible team that worked with  me on this project. Bailey not only styled the decor, but also did the gorgeous paper goods so make sure to check out her design work here. Sweet Violets did an amazing job on all the floral arrangements – how gorgeous is that crown?! Thank you to Beautiful Faces by Denise, and Alex West for the hair and makeup, Joanne Paucar for the cupcakes, Christine & Rich of the Yodsukars for being our gorgeous couple, and Liz of Starthrower Photography for the behind the scenes video you must check out at the end of this post. Thank you to Pocket Square Clothing for our groom’s tie and pocket square, and Deborah Lindquist, whose gowns are the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen. Deb, each gown you create goes perfectly with the shoots I envision! And thank you To Brittney  and Laura for your day of carrying and getting things for me ;). You all are the best!

And if you didn’t see it, this shoot was just featured here on Style Me Pretty!

March 17, 2013 - 10:45 pm

Caroline Howard - Oh, these are so dreamy!
I love two of the black and white images of the bride with a little bit of grain-such a classic photo! (And of course, her dress is perfect too!)

March 18, 2013 - 12:58 am

Malissa Pacheco - Wow these are absolutely perfect!

March 18, 2013 - 3:46 am

Heather Lynn Wilging Molina - So beautiful in every way. :)

March 18, 2013 - 9:48 pm

Suzy VanDyke - Thanks Heather!!!

March 18, 2013 - 9:48 pm

Suzy VanDyke - Thank you Caroline!!! I know, @[1350247652:2048:Deborah Lindquist] Eco Couture has the most amazing wedding dresses!!

March 18, 2013 - 9:48 pm

Suzy VanDyke - Thank you Malissa!! :)

March 19, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Tanya - I can’t get over how gorgeous her red locks are! love the floral hair wreath too, she rocked it! beautiful shoot~

March 20, 2013 - 12:35 am

Shannon Morse - Suzy I love these so much! They are wonderful!

March 20, 2013 - 1:19 am

Eugenia Chung aka Genie - Beautiful!

March 20, 2013 - 2:07 am

Muthoni Gaciku - Oh…my…word! These are stunning!

March 24, 2013 - 12:24 am

Suzy VanDyke - Thanks Muthoni!

March 24, 2013 - 12:24 am

Suzy VanDyke - Thanks so much Eugenia!

March 24, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Melissa Lawler Pidal - Suz, you are beyond amazing!

April 9, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Hannah Adams - What a beautiful shoot! I’m dying to know where this location is…it’s breathtaking!

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