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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

Charles & Laura: Wedding

Last Thursday afternoon Suzy and I drove up San Jose and told all our friends we had been home for too long (4 days) and needed to get out for a little two weekaversary weekend getaway. lol. We actually had a blast driving up there and enjoyed the spa at our hotel later in the evening. But the point of this post isn’t us, it’s all about Charles and Laura’s wedding!

Charles and Laura apparently dated for quite awhile, so I think everyone there was extra overjoyed that they finally decided to tie the knot. I’m super happy you guys found each other and decided to make it permanent! I really love how you are both super comfortable together and really turn to each other for support! It’s fun to watch!

I know you’re both in Italy enjoying a trip you have dreamed of for a long time. But I have also seen you updating your Facebook status on a regular basis from Europe, so I know you have internet access and will probably see this soon! So make sure to check out the Storybook Slideshow with a lot more photos! We’ll be in touch when you get back!

I wasn’t sure how I felt about these two images when I took them , but once I got to looking at them I think they turned out to be two of my favorites from the wedding. You look like you should be in a magazine on the left one!

Unbeknownst to me Suzy caught me in action taking the two above photos. lol. =)

Suzy caught me again! I love the two above ones because they have all those great “girl together” laughs. ;)

Charles had some great groomsmen! If you ever need some for your wedding I would recommend them!

That kid was hilarious!

October 30, 2009 - 12:22 am

Eric - Beautiful photogs as always.. It was great seeing you again, my friend..

Jill’s 9th Grade Photography Class

Every so often I will teach a photo crash course, or do a more advanced 8 hour photography workshop. If you’re interested you can sign up here to get info on the next available event. However, this class was a little different. My friend Jill teaches the photography class for 9th grade at a school near my house and asked me to come in for an hour as a guest speaker. An hour is a really short amount of time to talk about anything. But we had a ton of fun going over some cool ideas which would really be applicable to them. But, the best part for me was that I got to assign some homework! When I was in college one of the most helpful things for me in understanding the dynamics of image creation was to re-create an image in it’s entirety. So for the assignment I decided that they have one week to make an exact copy of one of my four below photos.

But in order to up the stakes a little bit I’m going to post the best few re-creation’s here on my blog! So get to it guys and show me what you can do with those cameras of yours!

Also here’s a little photo of the class when I was demonstrating what 9fps looks like on my camera. I told them to all make some goofy faces for me. ;)

October 29, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Jill - Yay! I love it! Thank you so much Lukas!!! SOooooooooo exciting! :) I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Christian Ebner: CD Cover

As I was about to type this I was thinking I don’t really do CD cover art that often. But I just looked over at my shelf and realized I have done the photography and cover art for at least 10 professionally produced CD’s in the past few years. As much as I love weddings, I think I have just as much fun doing the really conceptual stuff. It’s an awesome challenge to kind of pull the flavor from the music you are representing and create a feel which brings the whole package together.

Last month I got to spend the day with Christian Ebner creating the images for his new Christmas CD. We had a blast driving around LA searching Google Earth and finding locations for the shoot. I think the best part though was the Wurstkuche at the end of the day! If you haven’t been, it’s a exotic sausage place in downtown L.A. It’s not super expensive, and they have picnic tables for everyone to eat at in a big group. Some of the more tasty sausages are the “Alligator & Pork, Smoked Andouille Sausage” or the “Rattlesnake & Rabbit with Jalapeño Peppers”. If you ever decide to go let me know and I might just join you!

Also be sure to check out Christian’s site for some more photos and to hear some samples from his new CD. I already have it playing in iTunes! =). He also has some clips of a few of his many performances on TBN which are pretty fun. =).

Below are a few grabs from the shoot that I liked.

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