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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

John & Monica: Wedding

Last week I got to go to John and Monica’s wedding out in Simi Valley. Lost Canyons is actually one of my favorite venues to shoot. I love the cool barn look they have, and the staff is always so helpful and friendly in makes me feel like I’m shooting at home. Anyway, below are a few of my favorite images. I should have the rest up on my proofs page soon! =).

ok since we were there I needed to include one cheesy old school stand by the lake and look at each other one. =)

March 15, 2009 - 1:25 pm

Dmitriy - “ok since we were there I needed to include one cheesy old school stand by the lake and look at each other one. =)”

Did you make this one and some next with polarised filter or you made this colors in photoShop?

Thanks

March 15, 2009 - 1:29 pm

Dmitriy - This is very good album. Last 8 photos very good.

March 17, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Mike - Where is that? That is the most amazing wedding location…

Photography 108 – Registration Now Open!

I’m excited to announce registration is now open for photography 108! I’m calling it “108″ because it’s like the photo 101 class, but 8 hours long. =). This is going to be an intensive day long class which I don’t think anyone will regret attending! I’m limiting this class to four people per day, so it will be small, intense and a ton of fun!

The class will be split into 4 different sections.

1. How to use your camera. This will include all the basics I lectured on in Photo 101 with an additional practicum to try each concept as we go. It will include:

  • Concepts and practice using, shutter speed, aperture, ISO speeds, Kalvin temperatures/white balance and the light meter.
  • How to use your focus points and what AI servo mode is.
  • The pros and cons of different lenses, how to use them, and which ones you should buy

2. Practice! We are going to go to the park and spend some time creating really fun images in different light settings.

3. Lunch + Starbucks

4. Photoshop. Half of your photography style is how you use Photoshop. The last part of the class I’m going to cover the following

  • Archiving you photos
  • Using Lightroom (sorting, cropping, color correcting, spot removal, and web albums)
  • Using Photoshop (re-working your images to perfection, and fine art texturing)

A few other things to note:

When:

  • FULL – Saturday March 28th 2009, 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Saturday April 11th 2009, 9:00am – 5:30pm

Where: My Studio

Who: The first 4 people to register for each day.

Why: Because learning to create better images is fun and exciting!

How much: $175 includes the whole day of instruction, handouts, snacks, water, and your choice of any drink at Starbucks.

Blog post from Photography 101

Testimonials from last time:

March 13, 2009 - 2:07 pm

Dmitriy - Why I am not living in LA? :(

Jon & Jeanette: e-session

When Jeanette and I discussed locations for her engagement photos she said she wanted a European Countryside feel. As Scottish as possible. There’s only so much you can do in Southern California, but with a little but of scouting I found this great grassy meadow which made for some awesome images! LOVE the idea Jeanette. I also loved the one random set we did in their living room when we stopped to change clothes. You guys look so good! I am super excited about your wedding!

March 12, 2009 - 9:14 am

Timothy - Love the last one , Lukas, the blue has so much depth, polarization filter?

March 13, 2009 - 10:42 pm

Benjamin - I check your blog every once in awhile and enjoy your Photos! I learned about this site from my brother who was working with you at The Master’s College.

I really liked Jon_Jeanette_e07.jpg and Jon_Jeanette_e01.jpg I think you have done an amazing job!

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