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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

Cassia VanDyke: Graduation Photos

I am the oldest of 5 siblings, and my sister Cassia is the youngest. On Christmas Eve last week she asked if she could come a little early to our get together so I could take a few photos of her for her graduation announcements. As I was looking through the photos I was just thinking of a few interesting things we have in common.

– We both are photographers, and she has second shot for me at dozens of weddings.
– Of my four siblings I was the first to get my bachelors degree, and she will be the second.
(the other three chose different routes of education)
– She has been to a lot of the same international destinations I have been to. Starting with Africa, and now she will be heading to London, Germany, and then Israel for the rest of the semester.

Finally, although we don’t have this in common, she looks a lot like my wife and people either confuse them or think they are sisters all the time.

January 5, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Mom K - These pix are even MORE beautiful blown up here!! (Much bigger than the FB note)

January 5, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Sharon Ackroyd - Beautiful blue eyes!

January 6, 2010 - 1:07 pm

Suzy - Sister! I love that people confuse us so often, it is such a compliment ;) I LOVE you and miss you already!

Brian & Emily: Wedding Preview – Atlanta Georgia

Brian and Emily’s wedding took place at Maggiano’s in Atlanta, Georgia and was a stark mix of warm and cold. There were warm faces, hugs, smiles, food and everything else which was lovely and nice. But it was also 20 some degrees outside and chilling to the bone. But it came together, and Brian and Emily are now on a cruise somewhere in the tropics!

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.

January 7, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Renee Maynard - Lukas and Suzi,
It was wonderful to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you in February. The preview photos are BEAUTIFUL, and we are so excited to see the rest of them. Thank you for keeping the wedding memories alive!
Renee and Mark

New Years Eve!

It was 11:56 pm on 12/31/2009. After a lot of airline delays and a missed flight Suzy and I emerged into the chilly air of Atlanta. We pulled our baggage up to the curb and glanced around an almost desolate airport. This was it, the last 4 minutes of the decade.  My mind wandered to where I was a year ago, standing on the parade route in Pasadena. Then my mind wandered to where I was 10 years ago, sitting in my room during in a snowstorm in Wisconsin talking to a friend on AOL instant messenger. Days later, ten years ago this week, I packed up two bags, and flew to Los Angeles to start my adult life. I had no money, and no plan, but it was a new world, an exciting world, a world with possibilities and excitement I could never have imagined would happen. God has been so good to me. Ten years ago I had vague thoughts about marriage, but couldn’t have imagined getting to marry my Suzal. I had ambitions, but never expected I would be a full time photographer and loving it more everyday. Life is exciting, everyday is a new adventure, and everyday is a new chance to witness God’s goodness. Its now 11:59 pm, Suzy and I are alone on the curb. I pulled out my iPhone and we  counted down the new year. We kissed as fireworks exploded off in the distance. 2010 is here and I can’t wait to see what life holds next!

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