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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

Kat & Wyatt: Wedding

It was about 10 months ago that Kat called me to talk about their wedding! I remember sitting in Starbucks somewhere in the valley with the warm winter sun coming through the window talking about their day still a long ways off. A few weeks later we met in Pasadena and had a blast doing the engagement photos. They were probably my favorites for awhile. Since then I feel like I have become better friends with Kat just because we bump into each other on Facebook all the time (i.e. comment on each other status). Well the anticipation is finally over! You guys are married!

Make sure to check out the Storybook Slideshow for the pictorial story of the whole day.

I need to admit this “ring pose” wasn’t my idea. But I saw it on one of Jessica Strickland’s recent posts and thought I would try it out. Who knows it may have not been her idea either. But it looks cool. =)

We found this perfect brick wall which was very similar to the ones we did the engagement photos near in Pasadena. It has a little bit of a funny story below. I LOVE this photo. I think it’s my favorite one of the day. Something about old bricks which I fine to be too cool!

Great modeling Kat!

Does the word “sophisticated” come to mind when you see this?

So here’s the story. We had done some photos at a park near China town in LA. Afterward I told the limo driver to follow me because I was going to drive till I found another cool urban wall to do some photos. So he followed me for a half a mile or so and right after we passed the below wall I turned on a little side street and parked. Everyone climbed out of the lima and I told them the wall I found was back up on the main street. They all had some worried looks on their faces until we got to the above brick wall where I wanted to do the photos. Everyone has been thinking I was planning on having them stand in front of the green monster lol. However, I think I will be going back there sometime for a trash the dress session or something. That wall is too cool not to use at some point. =) Thanks Cassia for catching me across the street in front of it directing people. =).

Ryan & Lori: e-session

When Ryan called me up to talk about his wedding we decided to meet at Starbucks. I was wearing a white shirt, a vest and I think my favorite Lucky Brand ripped jeans. Ryan was also wearing a white shirt a vest, and ripped jeans. My first thought was “I like this couple!”. We did a super simple setting for the engagement photos out near Lori’s house and I don’t think they could have picked better! You guys look and dress great, but aside from that are just a ton of fun! We have only met a few times, but I felt like I was hanging out with old friends. =). I can’t wait for your wedding!

November 11, 2009 - 12:32 am

emily osborne - They are so beautiful!

November 11, 2009 - 9:05 am

Lyn Black - My vote for cutest couple of the century, and I’m not saying that just because he is my nephew!

November 11, 2009 - 10:37 am

James & Tinna - WE LOVE THEM!! So exciting!

November 11, 2009 - 1:35 pm

Alli and Eli - Great engagement pics. Ryan and Lori, stop being so good looking. Loved all the wardrobe changes…it was like looking through a clothing catalog. Good style, good looking, good hearts, good people. The end. We love you guys.

And great job Lukas! (your sis did our wedding pics. you’re a great teacher.)

November 11, 2009 - 7:05 pm

Ashley Ruffner - Hey you two… really miss you guys… (I miss you both leading worship… no joke… i just don’t hear music like that down here) but anyways… your pictures are amazing… Blessings to you both as you walk down this road of adventure in engagement and then marriage! How excited you both must be! Again.. I miss you both! Hope your doing great!

November 11, 2009 - 9:35 pm

Sheryl Chapin - Such great pics! It has been such a blessing watching your romance unfold! Can’t wait to see the wedding photos.

November 11, 2009 - 11:04 pm

Jackie Thomson - Oh my gosh you two, these are amazing! I’m so exited for you guys and I can’t wait for the wedding!

November 13, 2009 - 10:01 am

Paula Levand - These were amazing pictures! I loved the romance, the scenery in the background, the change of outfits, and special moments that were captured. I am very happy for you.

November 13, 2009 - 10:02 am

Paula Levand - Your ring is exquisite!!! What a beautiful couple….

November 14, 2009 - 5:34 pm

Andrea Rodriguez - Wow it was just yesterday you were here homeschooling with my two girls do science project, what a joy to see where the Lord has lead you

November 14, 2009 - 6:01 pm

Emilie Villaflor - I love you two! You are so precious! I can’t believe your marriage journey is about to begin.
We need to hang out so you can get input from married people. We should have a game night!

November 15, 2009 - 10:55 pm

Linda Kussoy - Dear Ryan and Lori,
Your photographer is wonderful, but I must admit, he has awesome subject matter.
Lori’s ring is gorgeous! Is it a family heirloom?
You both eminate love, peace and happiness.
I know that your marriange will be filled with all of these!
Linda & Mitch

November 15, 2009 - 10:56 pm

Linda Kussoy - Lori’s ring is gorgeous! Is it a family heirloom?
You both eminate love, peace and happiness.
I know that your marriange will be filled with all of these!
Hugs, Linda & Mitch

November 26, 2009 - 2:21 am

Amy Gallardo - WOW, you two are as amazing as the first time I saw you together. God is Good ALL the time…. What a blessing it is to see two amazing hearts be brought together as one. Enjoy this time of your life!

Jim & Linda: e-session

The weekend before my wedding I did a couple engagement sessions. I actually got all the photos edited and to everyone before my wedding so they weren’t waiting, but I just realized that I never posted them on my blog. So here they are!

My connection with Jim and Linda is that Linda’s daughter married one of my best friends from college. They live in Tenesee now, but I’m excited to get to see them when they come out to LA for the wedding!

The Getty is always a super fun place to hang out, so we just went and wandered around snapping some images! I look forward to your wedding coming up in only a few weeks!

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