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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

Learn: Trash the Dress Behind the Scenes x3

Over the years so many people have been so helpful as I grow in my photography skills. The world of image creation is so much happier and more fun when everyone is helping everyone else. My friend Louis told me something right around the time he let me tag along on my first wedding. He said that a lot of photographers wouldn’t help out the newbies (which I had found to be true) because they were insecure with more competition. But he was more than willing to help because he said it was the right thing to do. He said I might become better than him someday , and I might be charging more, and I might even take some of his jobs. But he was ok with that.

I’ve learned a lot over the years since that conversation and have learned a lot from so many other photographers out there who have shared so much with me. I don’t feel at all like I have arrived yet, but I do want to be open to help whoever I can and share whatever I can.

So here it is, the first section of a new site with some tips and tricks from my whole shoot process. This section is a step by step summary of three trash the dress sessions I have done. Everything from concept all the way to Photoshop. So please check it out and leave me comments as to how I can make it better.

Also, be sure to post a link to your Twitter, or Facebook, or email this to any photographer friends you know who might benefit.

The URL is simple “my site” + “learn” www.LukasVanDyke.com/learn

Cassia VanDyke: Graduation Photos

I am the oldest of 5 siblings, and my sister Cassia is the youngest. On Christmas Eve last week she asked if she could come a little early to our get together so I could take a few photos of her for her graduation announcements. As I was looking through the photos I was just thinking of a few interesting things we have in common.

– We both are photographers, and she has second shot for me at dozens of weddings.
– Of my four siblings I was the first to get my bachelors degree, and she will be the second.
(the other three chose different routes of education)
– She has been to a lot of the same international destinations I have been to. Starting with Africa, and now she will be heading to London, Germany, and then Israel for the rest of the semester.

Finally, although we don’t have this in common, she looks a lot like my wife and people either confuse them or think they are sisters all the time.

January 5, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Mom K - These pix are even MORE beautiful blown up here!! (Much bigger than the FB note)

January 5, 2010 - 8:59 pm

Sharon Ackroyd - Beautiful blue eyes!

January 6, 2010 - 1:07 pm

Suzy - Sister! I love that people confuse us so often, it is such a compliment ;) I LOVE you and miss you already!

Brian & Emily: Wedding Preview – Atlanta Georgia

Brian and Emily’s wedding took place at Maggiano’s in Atlanta, Georgia and was a stark mix of warm and cold. There were warm faces, hugs, smiles, food and everything else which was lovely and nice. But it was also 20 some degrees outside and chilling to the bone. But it came together, and Brian and Emily are now on a cruise somewhere in the tropics!

Here’s a few preview images. I should have the rest up later this week! If you haven’t seen them before the engagement photos are still up here.

January 7, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Renee Maynard - Lukas and Suzi,
It was wonderful to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you in February. The preview photos are BEAUTIFUL, and we are so excited to see the rest of them. Thank you for keeping the wedding memories alive!
Renee and Mark

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