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    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

Ryan & Lori: Wedding Preview – Santa Clarita

Earlier today Suzy and I had the privilege of attending and photographing Ryan and Lori’s wedding. I know I should probably be in bed instead of looking through the photos and posting a blog right now. But I loved them all so much, and we had such a good time, I just couldn’t wait too look at them on my screen! Anyway, here’s a quick preview of a few photos I found before half of them even finished uploading to my computer. =) . I should have the whole wedding up sometime this week!

Date Night

Every Thursday Suzy and I have our date night. Sometimes our dates can be more interesting than others. Tonight was one of those perfect spur of the moment romantic evenings. Suzy had joined me shooting an engagement session all afternoon in Malibu. We finished the session just around sunset and decided that instead of heading home, since we were so close, to head back the beach.

It was an exceptionally warm evening, and short sleeves were great. Dume Cove is always nice, and tonight was no exception.  The stars were bright, the tide was low, and we walked for over an hour just enjoying the sounds and the smells and each other. God knew what he was doing when he created this world. Sometimes it’s really good to turn your computer off and enjoy it!

Thank you Suzal for being my amazing wife! I love you!

And just so this post doesn’t go without a photo, below is one Suzy took of me during the shoot earlier today. =).

Learn: Trash the Dress Behind the Scenes x3

Over the years so many people have been so helpful as I grow in my photography skills. The world of image creation is so much happier and more fun when everyone is helping everyone else. My friend Louis told me something right around the time he let me tag along on my first wedding. He said that a lot of photographers wouldn’t help out the newbies (which I had found to be true) because they were insecure with more competition. But he was more than willing to help because he said it was the right thing to do. He said I might become better than him someday , and I might be charging more, and I might even take some of his jobs. But he was ok with that.

I’ve learned a lot over the years since that conversation and have learned a lot from so many other photographers out there who have shared so much with me. I don’t feel at all like I have arrived yet, but I do want to be open to help whoever I can and share whatever I can.

So here it is, the first section of a new site with some tips and tricks from my whole shoot process. This section is a step by step summary of three trash the dress sessions I have done. Everything from concept all the way to Photoshop. So please check it out and leave me comments as to how I can make it better.

Also, be sure to post a link to your Twitter, or Facebook, or email this to any photographer friends you know who might benefit.

The URL is simple “my site” + “learn”

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