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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

Category Archives: Photo Tips

Floppy vs. Print

I have a little memory trunk where I keep different keepsakes from special events in my life. My college diploma, a canView full post »

Welcome to the world of Shoot & Share, PASS, Showit, Share Groups, UNITED & David Jay?

Hello Friend, If the title of this post confuses you, don’t feel alone. It confuses a lot of people at first. But onceView full post »

Piano Ranch Website & Shooting Location

Over the years there’s been a good number of times I’ve wanted to head out to the desert for some epic shotsView full post »

How to look good in kissing pictures

<<< I wrote this article about two years ago. Since then it’s been my top visited blog post of all time.View full post »

What my DEFINE SCHOOL class is about

Happy Monday everyone! Registration is open for my class at THE DEFINE SCHOOL and I thought I would just give a littleView full post »

How to build an artsy projector sreen

Happy Friday everyone! When we first moved into our studio I was planning on purchasing a roll down projector screen toView full post »

How I Deal With My Email

Happy Wednesday everyone! Congratulations on making it halfway through the week! Hopefully this post will help make theView full post »

Justin & Mary {What’s Next Tour} | Review – Los Angeles, California

I finished turning on the last light in the Mason Jar and centered it just so in front of the chalkboard. The chalkboardView full post »

Justin & Mary: The What’s Next Tour {Free Seat Giveaway!}

At the Pursuit 31 conference in Atlanta last October, I had the sweet privilege of getting to know Mary Marantz. Mary isView full post »

Book Recommends | Humility True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney

Humility True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney is one of those book which is just painful to read. Every page makes you want toView full post »

Book Recommends | Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders

Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders isn’t really ground breaking information. It’s basically a compilationView full post »

Book Recommends | Getting Things Done by: David Allen

Getting Things Done by David Allen is really the bottom line authority on books about getting things done. Do you knowView full post »

Book Recommends | Good to Great by: Jim Collins

Good to Great by Jim Collins is one of those books that I wish I had read ten years ago when it came out, and then re-View full post »

Book Recommends | Never Eat Alone by: Keith Ferrazzi

Out of the hundreds of books I have read Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi is my number three recommended secular book.View full post »

A little about my reading habits, and book review #1 | Lit, by Tony Reinke

Over Christmas I was looking through my bookshelves and started tossing the books I’ve read over the last year andView full post »

The New BlogStomp

Happy Happy Monday everyone! Ok this is another one of those video that’s more for photographers, but I thought itView full post »

New Studio Space {Spring Arts Tower} Downtown Los Angeles, California

Does moving up three floors up to a bigger space in the same building count as moving up the cooperate ladder or justView full post »

What photos to take at a Wedding {For Photographers}

Happy Monday everyone! I put this little video together I thought it might be helpful for some of you weddingView full post »

MCP Actions | How To Cull Wedding Photos Fast and Easy

For those of you who are photographers, registration opened yesterday for my online workshop class at the DEFINE schoolView full post »

How to pack for a wedding weekend as a photographer

We’re on the road again, Texas actually, and since I had a little down time at the hotel I thought I would do aView full post »

Prayers of a Photographer

Hello All! It’s been one of those weeks where so much has been happening that the blog has gotten a littleView full post »

Reviving the Dinner Party {A Meal for Eight}

I remember when I was nine years old I told my Mom I wanted to have a dinner party. I asked if she could invite someView full post »

Tips for a Smoother Wedding Day

Suzy and I have photographed more weddings than we can count. Through it all I’ve seen a lot of simple littleView full post »

What is Link Love? (defining the term)

Imagine your favorite little cafe or coffee shop at your best loved vacation destination. It’s cute, artsy,View full post »

How to Frame & Pose for Portraits + a FREE Mentor Session

When I first started shooting I took a class or two on photography at the local community college. In retrospect I don&#View full post »

How to get published on Style Me Pretty

You did it, you shot a gorgeous wedding with gorgeous details and want to submit it to Style Me Pretty! It can be soView full post »

Coming Soon…

Happy Monday everyone! Some of you might have noticed the blog has been a little bit sparse in the recent past. WellView full post »

How to Win Friends and Influence People {Book Review}

I was bundled up in some clothes that at the time didn’t seem quite warm enough. Our family had just moved fromView full post »

What I learned from Lemonade Tycoon {Keys to Success}

There was one video game that resulted in an experience which was instrumental in changing my life. I’m serious here&#View full post »

Book Recommends | Strength Finder 2.0

We all have many natural strengths and weaknesses. There are certain areas that we need to put very little work into andView full post »

Tricks to a Great Engagement Session {Email Template}

Happy Thursday everyone! Over the years, I have learned a lot of things about how to prep couples for engagementView full post »

How Folding Laundry makes my Business Profitable

This post is a little personal since it does involve talking about socks, undershirts and how I hang things in myView full post »

Q&A #2 – How to Pose Couples, and Three Secrets to look Amazing in Photos

Happy Wednesday everyone! Yesterday was one of those days that I finished paying my quarterly taxes, got the email underView full post »

Q&A #1 {Fight Free Marriage} & {How to Succeed in Business}

Thanks everyone for all the GREAT questions. I am going to answer a few of them below with the short answers and thenView full post »

How To Work With Your Spouse

Some of you know that I actually started working with Lukas in his photography business before we were ever married. InView full post »

“Fishy Finds” a Wonderland of Antique Props at value prices – Simi Valley, California

I want to introduce you to a magical land of intrigue & excitement hidden away behind a simple exterior in aView full post »

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