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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

July Preview #3

Over the next week I will be up in the redwoods north of San Francisco at summer camp with my church’s High school group. You can be praying that God does great things over the week.

But before I leave I couldn’t help but post a couple photos from last night’s e-session with Raul and Nora at the Orange County fair. Nora had some awesome ideas! I can’t wait to go through the rest of the images.

Suzy also came along to help out and we decided to hang out after and make it a date night. Earlier in the evening we saw this climbing wall and I told Suzy there was no way she could beat me to the top. After we finished the session we went back for a race. I don’t know if I should admit this, but she beat me. I wanted to claim my side of the wall was harder, but we switched sides and she beat me again. lol.

July 28, 2009 - 5:42 am

Carol Claflin (Barbara Mason's daughter) - Lukas – these images are HOT! Was the fair your idea or theirs? The super bright clothes make the shots Pop!

July 29, 2009 - 9:57 pm

adam - man… lukas it’d be so cool if you gave us poor fools some tips on taking awesome night shots like these… they’re really great…

I don’t know if it’s just your shots or what but the fair looks cooler than ever. I hope you got some deep fried twinkies.

July Sneak Peak #2!

I started this summer with every intention of staying caught up on post processing as the shoots progressed. I even took a few weeks off in April to make sure my blog was all current before summer got crazy. Needless to say as wedding season hit I remembered that when I am shooting, meeting people, or traveling everyday it doesn’t leave a lot of time to spend the dozens of hours it takes to finish shoots off. =)

Here’s a few quick previews of some of the incredible shoots I’ve had over the past few weeks! I should have the rest up in the not too distant future! Feel free to follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook for more updates!

This is a sneak peak from my “Contrast Concepts” shoot last week. I spent months putting this shoot together. So there are some pretty over the top images! Love it!

One quick preview of Carols Trash the Dress session.

Christian & Lashantae: engaged!

Shereen & Eric & The Red Piano = Fun!

Zach & Sasha: Nashville

Jason & Elizabeth: Double Tree Santa Barbara

July 23, 2009 - 9:11 pm

Missy Masae - Wow!! They all look great! The dress looks AMAZING in the photo!!

Brian & Stacie: Wedding

When I got home from Brian and Stacie’s wedding, I was telling Suzy that it was one of my favorite weddings in a long time. It wasn’t that it was extra extravagant, and it wasn’t that the schedule went perfect, and it wasn’t that the weather was cool and breezy. I think it was that everyone was so happy and loved each other so much that it made the day feel so right.

After the wedding, there were a number of speeches including one very touching one by Stacie’s father. A little later,  he led her out to the dance floor for the father daughter dance. I don’t often tear up at weddings, but I think it’s ok to admit that the combination of the speech and the father daughter dance caused my eyes to moisten just a little. Thanks for letting me be a part of your day and enjoy the Storybook Slideshow.

July 15, 2009 - 2:37 am

Tim Halberg - LOVE all the beautiful images!

July 17, 2009 - 9:24 am

Angie Kay - Lukas, I know you said this was your favorite wedding in a long time and it really showed in your pictures. I think these are some of the best you’ve done so far. They are simply beautiful! And I also think you need to get Stacie to do some modeling for you. ;-)

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