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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

Jim & Linda: e-session

The weekend before my wedding I did a couple engagement sessions. I actually got all the photos edited and to everyone before my wedding so they weren’t waiting, but I just realized that I never posted them on my blog. So here they are!

My connection with Jim and Linda is that Linda’s daughter married one of my best friends from college. They live in Tenesee now, but I’m excited to get to see them when they come out to LA for the wedding!

The Getty is always a super fun place to hang out, so we just went and wandered around snapping some images! I look forward to your wedding coming up in only a few weeks!

More of my wedding…

I’m still collecting a few photos from our wedding, and will soon be in the process of putting a slideshow together. But in the meantime I thought I would post just a couple more images! =).


I find it interesting that all the coolest photo locations, hangout spots, and anything else that looks fun is usually surrounded by large fences and signs such as this one.

What we like to refer to as “smoochles”.

If you stop and think about it, there really isn’t anyone out there who is requiring all the groomsmen to match at a wedding. It’s nice to have some way for them to stand out from everyone else. But maybe a little creative flair might just be more fun. A big thing for me is that if I’m not comfortable I’m not having fun, and for some reason I just have never been comfortable in suits, or any dress clothes for that matter. So for the wedding I went with some jean cut pants from The Buckle, a white shirt from American Eagle, my favorite Lucky Brand vest and of course my Rainbow flip flops! The rest of the guys had a somewhat eclectic mix I helped them pick out. =)

I don’t wear sunglasses. I always like to see the world in it’s true colors undistorted by a pain of glass in front of my eyes. But on our guys night out we happened into this store with sun glasses on sale for like $4, however I’m still not sure what possessed us to buy them.

Don’t the girls look great! Love it! =)

From left to right: BB (Jessica), Little Sister (Cassia), Sister (Julia), Wisconsin Sister (Naomi), Newest Little Sister (Lianna), Washington DC New Sister (Anneke), Atlanta New Sister (Larissa), My Beautiful wife (Suzy), Me , Brother (Sam), Former Roomate (Jeremies), and Newest Brother or Former roommate (Travis).

Awww us with my mom!

Us and my dad.

And this is the one group photo we did of everyone at the wedding! Immediate family, and a few extended relatives who live in the area. Sweet simple and perfect! Reception/Housewarming to follow sometime soon! =)

November 13, 2009 - 9:33 pm

TA - sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset, swiftly through the days,
one season following another…

November 19, 2009 - 1:23 pm

arenda - love the second picture! what a gorgeous dress your wife was wearing! and i like the similar-but-not-identical approach to your guys clothing.

June 3, 2010 - 11:02 am

Ashley - Beautiful pictures, I especially like the ones of you and Suzy :) Now some of my pictures make sense! lol! (the beach sign photo)

Homework is Due!

Some of you might remember last week I was the guest speaker at my friend Jill’s 9th grade photography class. The assignment I gave them was to copy one of the below photos in it’s entirety. I think some of the class took the assignment more seriously then others, and I expect some will get their grade marked down. ;) But those who made an effort did a really good job!

This was one of my favorites. It didn’t really fulfill the assignment, but I thought it was a really fun digital re-creation of the image. I actually know Conner from my Bible Study at church, so I was glad he broke out of the box and tried something cool!

I think this was the best re-creation of the photo! Caroline paid attention to so many details, including the scarf, shoes, colors, purse, hair, pose, location expression etc… Excellent job! Jill should give you an A+ on this assignment!

Here are the runner up images! Great effort!

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