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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

Jon & Jeanette: Wedding

Well I need to say that I think Eucalyptus Lane is my new favorite wedding location. I’m sad the owners will be closing it in a few weeks. There are so many things I loved about the wedding I think I will just list them in no particular order.

1. I loved the old piano sitting out front by the fence!
2. The rustic feel of the barn was awesome!
3. All the happy people. (ok most weddings have happy people but this was no exception)
4. Jeanette’s dress. Gorgeous
5. As a guy I’m not supposed to like shoes but I think I liked them even more than the dress. =).
6. The ceremony with the sun setting behind the trees.
7. The bathrooms were cool.
8. The huge difficulty Jon had getting the knife into the cake (made me laugh).
9. Jeanette’s mom’s dress was awesome also.
10. The coordinator. (awesome job and friendly)
11. Albert dancing with his mom.
12. The band (the same one at Bobby and Kristin’s wedding last year)

There were other things, but over all the day just felt comfortable and fun. Love it!

I put together a slideshow, but I couldn’t decide which song to use, so I just made two slideshows each with a different song. Let me know which one you like better. Cassia was second shooting for me so I included a couple of her photos in the slideshow as well. =)

Slideshow (Mr. Blue Sky)
Slideshow (Better Together)

Also, I already have all the proofs up with 500 some additional photos. Just click the “view proofs” button on the bottom of this post!

May 28, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Rebecca H. - what, they’re closing it??? it is really a beautiful place..

Steven & Carolyn: e-session

I LOVE Union Station in L.A. I think for me it’s just the grandeur of something big and ornate from the past. Before air travel became common, and before LAX was built, Union Station used to be the central hub for everyone entering Los Angeles. It was their first impression of our city, and for many it was the gateway to adventure. I love living in L.A. but I also love going around the world and visiting other places. The world has become so globalized I guess Union Station takes me back to a time where visiting a new place was more unique. =)

However, the subject of this post isn’t the story of Union Station, it’s the story of Steven and Carolyn! I think Carolyn first contacted me over a year ago, but Saturday was the first chance we had to get together and do some photos before their wedding. It was actually Carolyn’s idea to start the session out with a little bit more of a vintage feel at the train station and then go from there! I love the idea and think it came out really well. Steven and Carolyn also just had their first dance lesson in preparation for their wedding, so they showed me a few steps on the platform! As we wandered around, I also got to hear a good deal about the wedding, and it sounds like it’s going to be a ton of fun! San Francisco here I come- again! =)

May 25, 2009 - 4:12 pm

Suzy - LOVE the pics, I love the vintage feel! You guys look like you had SO much fun!

May 30, 2009 - 10:50 am

Kristen Nizato - I loved the music choice ! What song is that and who sang it ? Perfect choice for the perfect pictures :-)

Andrew & Rebecca: e-session

Friday afternoon I went to San Francisco to visit a number of people. First on the list were Andrew and Rebecca! One interesting thing to note about Andrew is that last summer he just happened to go to the same place in Malawi as I did, to work on the very same project. Similar to me he was also one of a few on the team who didn’t have a lot of construction experience. Awesome, I love the connection.

Anyway we have been trying to find a time to get together for a month or so now, so I’m glad this weekend worked out! It was a little cold but we got through it, and once “The Office” jokes started flowing between Andrew and Rebecca we started to have a lot of fun! You two are super cute, I’m excited to see all the smiles when you wedding gets here next summer! =).

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