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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

Life in Flux & a Map

A friend of mine sent me a note on my last blog concerning the couch I saw. He said “Our first couch was a curb present. That and dumpster diving helped us through our first year of marriage!!”. Right now I’m 28 days from getting married. Years ago I would have imagined myself having it all figured out. In my mind I probably imagined knowing where we would live, already owning a house, and settling down into a nice quite life. But life is much more exciting than that. In reality I think my world is going to change a lot. It’s no longer just my preferences, my money, and my ideas which will factor in. I’m also considering Suzy’s preferences, needs and desires. The first year of marriage just might include some metaphorical dumpster diving as we plunge into a new exciting world with each other.

I think for this time in our life a little flux could just be a good thing. Maybe it’s not a good idea to buy a house and commit ourselves to something before we know what we want or even know what it’s like to live together. Maybe it’s a better idea to rent something in different areas and see what we like. Maybe things will be more up in the air, maybe we will be transients. But maybe it will be a really good thing to pull us together and help us decide where we want to be, what we want to do, and how all that will work together!

All said I think we have decided where we will want to live in general. Now we just need to find something we like in that area to “try out” for the next 6 months to a year. Check the map and if you have some great suggestions let us know! =).

On another note I’m almost finished with Keith and Chelsea’s wedding photos! I’m super excited to post them!

September 10, 2009 - 11:54 pm

marianofriginal - i can’t seem to find fresno in there?!?!

September 13, 2009 - 11:06 pm

Jill - You have great taste. I’m going to start hunting for you. =)

Curb Alert!

Yesterday morning I met with Christian Ebner to talk about some ideas for the upcoming shoot we are doing for the cover of his new Christmas album. During our conversation the possibility of having some kind of chair or couch in one the the shots arose as an option. Later yesterday afternoon I was driving through Burbank and saw this beauty on the curb. I quickly snapped a photo on my iPhone and emailed it to Christian.

This was his response:

“Whoa! That is a statement… Maybe my next cd.. hahaha
Christian”

Some of the best props are the ones you just find lol. But not this time. ;).

Can you imagine the living room this might have come out of?

September 10, 2009 - 1:24 pm

Sharon Devol - Brothel?

Ara & Margaret: Wedding

Ara & Margaret’s wedding was the second Armenian wedding I have shot. However, I should say that theirs was far different than the first one. In fact I don’t think I have ever shot a wedding with so much sustained energy lasting the whole day and late into the night lol! The dancing started off at Ara’s parent’s house with a little boom box sitting on the counter, or progressed over to Margaret’s parent’s house where a live band played, all the way to the reception with the D.J. and his whole sound system. The whole thing was so much fun. I enjoyed pretty much every aspect of the day. =). I also think I should mention that I didn’t realize that the food would come non-stop for 5 hours. I filled myself up with the first course and found myself looking for some more room for some more in between shots throughout the night. =). Thanks for letting me be a part of your awesome day! Enjoy the Storybook Slideshow!

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