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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

Brian & Emily: e-session

Last winter I went to Atlanta to spend Christmas with Suzy’s family. However, I was shooting a wedding here in L.A. on the 20th of December, so Suzy went to out a few days ahead of me. The one downside was that our one year dating anniversary was on the 19th. I was sad I wouldn’t get to see her on that day, but I arranged for some flowers to be delivered to where she was staying. Right after I arrived Suzy told me about this great location she had seen for some photos. The next day we brought the roses and went to check it out!  Here’s the post: http://www.lukasvandyke.com/?p=701.

Anyway, after I put the photos up I commented that it would be super fun to do a few wedding photos at that location. This is where Brian and Emily come into the story. Mid summer Brian talked to me about the possibility doing the photos for his January 2nd wedding. He told me the only problem was that the wedding was going to be in Atlanta. As he said that this little light bulb popped up above me head. I suggested it might be fun to do some of their wedding photos at the location where I did the photos of Suzy. They loved the idea and long story short I’m super excited about January 2nd!

Enjoy the engagement photos! =).

awwww these two are just super cute lol.

I mean who doesn’t love blue bricks?

Ok this is a super freaking alley I found location scouting one day. It’s has these old train tracks down the middle and a homeless guy with a big tent a queen size bed and two pitbulls living at the end. Love it!

If you live in LA and have never been to the L.A. public library, shame on you. It’s a super cool place! =)

This is my second favorite shot of the shoot.

And this is my favorite. I love that sweet little moment right as you come in for the kiss. It’s the decisive moment that makes the shot!

September 18, 2009 - 11:38 am

Suzy - And I will forever remember the big dog barking and the man yelling at us…! So great!

January 5, 2010 - 10:51 am

Lukas VanDyke Fine Art Photography» Blog Archive » Brian & Emily: Wedding Preview - Atlanta Georgia - [...] Here’s a few preview images. I should have the rest up later this week! If you haven’t seen them before the engagement photos are still up here. [...]

Raul & Nora: Wedding

I think I would describe Raul & Nora’s wedding as a sun brewed iced sweet tea on a hot summer day. Not the overly sweet tea you get that kind of makes you sick, and not the stuff that’s too strong and leaves the dry taste in your mouth. It was that crisp cold flavor with the genuine taste and a little bit of sugar that leaves you refreshed, smiling and thinking that life is good. The spontaneity and flow which I’m sure would be stressful for some people was delightfully refreshing at their wedding.

Due to a broken cell phone and faulty internet connection somewhere on Raul and Nora’s end I didn’t even know when the wedding was until about 10pm the night before when Raul texted me and said to come around 11am. I arrived at the beach to find the setup in full swing. Raul greeted me with a hug and told me the ceremony would probably be around 1pm and then maybe we would do a some photos followed by dinner, a lot of dancing, and other such wedding festivities. So I went to work and just started shooting whatever I saw. I think the ceremony actually started sometime around 2:00, and we did end up taking some incredible photos, dinner was great, and and the party turned out to be a lot of spontaneous events lined up in a way which left you feeling outside of the box of the normal timeline. I know that wouldn’t work for everyone, but for Raul & Nora, on the beach in Ventura on their night it couldn’t have been better!

The Storybook Slideshow and proofs are up and ready for your viewing pleasure!

They each wrote their own vows out. So sweet!

I want this interior designer for my living room! Love the colors in the hotel lobby!

Yes yellow was the theme of the day!

That hug had so much love in it! The first dances are always so cute!

September 16, 2009 - 10:53 pm

Suz - I love it! Raul and Nora, your faces just shine with love for eachother! Beautiful!!!

September 17, 2009 - 12:15 pm

Anneke - If it’s tea with only a little bit of sugar, then it’s not sweet tea! It’s iced tea with sugar. Ask Suz, she’ll set you straight. She’s from the south — ish.

September 17, 2009 - 3:19 pm

sarah isaac - AMAZING!!!!

January 22, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Nora Sigaran - Thank you so much Lukas!!! I look at them about twice a week and they take me back to our special day every time:) I can’t wait fot the trash the dress session!! You are an awesome photographer!!

Thanks Susy!! You looked amazing in your wedding pictures!!

Stephen & Amanda: e-session

A few weeks ago while I was in Seattle I also had the chance to do a session with Stephen and Amanda. I had never really had the chance to see much of Seattle before, so it was my big chance to do a little exploring. Early in the morning I had asked Carley if there were any cool parks in the downtown area. She recommended we check out the Gas Works Park. So I pulled it up on Google earth my iPhone zoomed into street view, loved what I saw and decided to go there. I’m not sure what that huge rusty thing was, but it sure looked cool! =). You guys were both so cute whenever you looked at each other. I love it! =).

This image is super simple, but I think it’s one of my favorites. I love the smiles!

Whatever that thing is it sure looks cool!

Funny thing is I don’t think I have ever done an e-session in a library before and I ended up in the library at the UofW and then a week or so later in the L.A. public library downtown LA. Fun times. =).

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