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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

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

New Years Eve!

It was 11:56 pm on 12/31/2009. After a lot of airline delays and a missed flight Suzy and I emerged into the chilly air of Atlanta. We pulled our baggage up to the curb and glanced around an almost desolate airport. This was it, the last 4 minutes of the decade.  My mind wandered to where I was a year ago, standing on the parade route in Pasadena. Then my mind wandered to where I was 10 years ago, sitting in my room during in a snowstorm in Wisconsin talking to a friend on AOL instant messenger. Days later, ten years ago this week, I packed up two bags, and flew to Los Angeles to start my adult life. I had no money, and no plan, but it was a new world, an exciting world, a world with possibilities and excitement I could never have imagined would happen. God has been so good to me. Ten years ago I had vague thoughts about marriage, but couldn’t have imagined getting to marry my Suzal. I had ambitions, but never expected I would be a full time photographer and loving it more everyday. Life is exciting, everyday is a new adventure, and everyday is a new chance to witness God’s goodness. Its now 11:59 pm, Suzy and I are alone on the curb. I pulled out my iPhone and we  counted down the new year. We kissed as fireworks exploded off in the distance. 2010 is here and I can’t wait to see what life holds next!

Eric & Shereen: Wedding – Universal City

I was trying to think of a Starbucks drink to describe Eric & Shereen’s wedding. But when it comes down to it, there really isn’t anything at Starbucks which would describe the day. It was filled with emotion, rippling with fun, abounding in hugs, flowing with excitement, and when it comes down to it I think the best description would be static electricity, Every turn was a surprise of fun and color. From when I arrived where the girls were getting there hair done, to house in Universal City where it was held, down to the dancing and getaway. Love it! =).

I put a lot of the photos below, but there are a number more in the Storybook Slideshow Here I should also have the proofs up on my proofs page soon.

Is this a good place to say thank you for the cinnamon rolls Shereen’s hair stylist had for us? Yum!

This was so cute. Eric and Shereen both wrote their own vows for the wedding.

I love your dress Shereen! You heard it all day, but it never hurts to say it again. Nice choice!

The first look!

How could I resist a turquoise garage door? No, I mean I really couldn’t. If I were driving and saw one I would probably stop and find someone walking buy to photograph standing in front of it. I’ve done it before. =)

I love when brides give their brides maids some general colors and let them go from there. I feel like it shows so much creativity and lets all the bridesmaids feel comfortable and look good in what they find!

Bridal Party Group hug! This was a first! =)

December 30, 2009 - 5:51 pm

Dawn - Those are amazing! Her dress is definitely gorgeous — and so unique with that bunch of red flowers! Killer pics with that turquoise door…PERFECT

December 30, 2009 - 8:53 pm

Emma - Wow.wow.wow. I seriously think this was one of your best weddings ever….fantastic job!!!

January 12, 2010 - 6:47 pm

Shereen - Lukas, we cannot thank you enough for your work. Everyone loves your pictures and the creative poses and backgrounds, and all the little unique touches you add to everything. The quality of your work is evident, and no one can doubt that you love what you do. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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