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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

Christmas is over!

After 2+ months of hype, Christmas is over. I don’t think there is really anything else year round which has such a build up and then the day after everything quickly goes back to normal. For Christmas I decided to try and be 100% with everyone I was with, and thus left my blog to fend for itself. But I’m back with a quick re-cap of the past few days and excited to post a lot of wedding photos over the next few days!

As I was thinking back over the past few years of Christmas, one of my very favorite memories is being alone. That might sound a little bit like I am the grinch. But let me put it in context. Every year life is always especially busy coming into the Christmas season. Then all of a sudden there comes a day when finals are over, or your work let’s you off for the week, or for those of us who are self employed you finish everything on the critical to-do list. Then all of a sudden there it is. Right in front of a you, a few days with no work on your plate and a moment to breathe. Over the the past 10 years right when that point comes I have gotten into a habit. I will go to Starbucks, order my favorite drink, find a seat by the window with some warm sun streaming in, and take some time to think and journal about my life. It’s such an enjoyable experience that just remembering all those times brings a smile to my face and warm memories. =). This year it happened the morning of Christmas eve and I LOVED it! =).

After last years crazy frenzy of travel all over the country, Suzy and I decided to stay home this year. On Christmas Eve some of my family came over to our house, and on Christmas some of Suzy’s family came over. It was nice. Especially since we are both off to Atlanta to shoot a wedding in a couple days.

I also got a number of Christmas gifts, but my favorite was just a little one from Suzy. The wedding band I got when we were married is made of tungsten carbide and is actually really heavy and sometimes gets in the way when I shoot. So one of my gifts from Suzy for Christmas was a much lighter wedding band made of stainless steel.  For our wedding I gave her a locket which says “I love my Suzal” on it. So she got the  ring engraved with “Your Suzal Loves You” Awww.. wasn’t that sweet! =).

December 28, 2009 - 9:43 am

Suzy - Your Suzal Loves you!!!

Eric & Shereen: Wedding Preview – Universal City

On Monday I had the privilege of spending the day with Eric and Shereen for their fabulous wedding up in the hills of Universal City. The wedding was intimate, it was classy and it was fun! I just can’t wait till I have time to post the rest of the photos! Enjoy these for now! =)

December 28, 2009 - 2:33 pm

Suzy - These are awesome! Shereen I love the colors you chose and how you put it all together. You two look amazing!!

December 29, 2009 - 2:59 pm

Nicole - Shereen!! I love these!! The day must have been so beautiful!!!!!! I can’t wait to see more.

Lukas–I am one of those lurkers who has been admiring your photos for years (since Brian Casebolt’s wedding) but I have never commented. This is my first comment (I am following your comment advice from a few posts ago). I have known Shereen for years so I thought it would be proper to comment on her photos. I was so excited when I found out you would be doing her photos. They turned out great!!! Thanks for posting your work for lurkers like me to enjoy!!!

Joseph & Bonnie: Wedding

When Suzy and I first entered the hotel room where Bonnie was getting ready with her bridesmaids we heard a lot of laughing. The fun thing was that it didn’t stop at the Burbank Castaway or for the rest of the day. You guys all sure know how to enjoy each other! A few things which I liked about the wedding in no particular order.

  • The ring bear
  • The traditional dancers
  • Watching everyone take photos of each other by the Christmas tree.
  • The commotion at the hotel when everyone was getting ready.
  • Joseph’s t-shirt.
  • The band
  • Everyone there making us feel so loved (especially Aimee)

Thanks for letting me be a part of your day! Check out the Storybook Slideshow for the rest of the photos!

December 23, 2009 - 2:41 pm

Aimee Joy - Aww WOW!! Thank You so much Lukas!!! You and Suzy did such a wonderful job and we all enjoyed you guys so much! The photos look wonderful!! I couldn’t stop laughing and smiling AND clapping haha Yay for precious friends! Thanks again you guys soooo Awesome! =D

December 23, 2009 - 2:58 pm

Bonnie - AHHHHHHHH!!! THE PICTURES ARE WONDERFUL! You both did a great… no…. hum……. Words can’t even discribe how great the pictures are. You both are truly gifted by God!! THANK YOU SOO MUCH!!!

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