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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

A brand new blog I follow!

For those of you who have been following for a number of years you might remember my blog used to be called “Tranquility: thoughts on life and photography”. Eventually it morphed into what it is now just because it makes it easier to find. But at the heart of things the word “tranquility” still comes to mind when I think about blogging. I love the chance to take a wedding, or my thoughts, or a shoot or whatever and format it, polish it and summarize it in a succinct little post! It’s a fun way to share what’s going on in my life and put all the beautiful people I get to photograph on display!

I also love reading blogs and have a few which I follow on a pretty regular basis. Most of the ones I follow are people I admire in one way or another and want to learn from. And as long as I keep a healthy balance of online time and real time it’s a fun part of my world. All said there is someone who I really admire and want to be more like who just started a blog. Yup that’s right, my wife! It’s funny how often we comment, “wow that’s cool you should put that on your blog…wait you don’t have one”. So here it is,, a little different perspective on my world and the life of my beautiful wife! She already has like seven posts in the queue so be prepared for some cool stuff!

The first post has a little more of her perspective on our wedding, and a few additional photos from the ones I posted. (I will be posting a lot more on our wedding in the next few weeks)

So add to your blog reader and favorites, and remember she’s MY SUZAL so you can call her Suzy or Susannah! =). (she wrote a story about that also lol!)

Kevin & Amber: Wedding

I arrived at Kevin and Amber’s house Saturday morning with a warm greeting from Kevin. Their house was decorated and ready for a beautiful and intimate home wedding. The home Kevin had purchased only a year ago and single handedly remodeled to perfection. Kevin told me Amber was upstairs getting ready. When I knocked on the door I was greeted by a flurry of paws and cold wet noses. Most people think pitbulls aren’t friendly, but I think Amber’s prove that they can be as fun loving as any other combination of dog you could imagine!

The ceremony was beautiful and I think it’s ok to say that Kevin teared up just a little bit with pure joy! Just thinking about it makes me smile! Lunch and dinner was great, and the intimate friendships I could see among many gathered made for an ideal afternoon. Thanks again for letting me be apart of your days and enjoy the Storybook Slideshow!

Marriage, Rings, & Accountability

This past weekend I went on a retreat with the rest of the High School youth group volunteer staff from my church. It was a really great time getting challenged and brain storming ways to do youth ministry better. But one of the biggest things which I was reminded of was that how we deal with sin in our own lives, and how we grow in our personal faith is the key to successful ministry. How we cultivate our own soul and live our lives as Christians is what will over flow into our ministry.

During the weekend we had a break out session with all the men and women and separate. One of the question’s during the guys time was “who keeps you accountable in different areas of your life and how?”. It’s great that as Christian’s we don’t stand as an island, but have others to help us along. Everyone went around and talked about the men they had in their lives who intentionally kept them accountable in different areas. But the coolest thing was that everyone who was married listed their wife as the first person who gave them input into where they had sin in their life. It was awesome the humility all of these men showed being willing to let their wives openly tell them where they sin, and how they need to grow. I’ve only been married 3 weeks now, but that was one of many things I was reminded of this weekend which I want to implement into my marriage. Praise God for His invention of marriage, and my beautiful and godly wife!

Just so this post doesn’t go without an image I collected most of the guys wedding bands for a group photo. Just think of the humility and commitment this little pile of symbols represents. =). The one by itself is mine!

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