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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

Meet the Peredos {Family Lifestyle Experience} Orange County, California

Meet the beautiful Peredo family- David, Jamie, and adorable little Leah! I had so much fun hanging out with them and capturing this season of their lives in photographs. It was special to see the tender love they have for little Leah, and inspiring how they prioritize spending time with eachother as a family every night.

I asked them to give me a little bit of advice they’ve learned in their parenting journey, and I was blessed by the reminder they gave me:

“Our daughter grew so fast! It’s easy to let tiredness, distractions, and even good priorities squeeze out being able to enjoy watching your child grow. Fight to be able to enjoy raising your child. This is something I need to get better at myself :) ”  Get to know this beautiful family more below!


We enjoy spending time together at home. We’ll read books, sing and dance, build blocks, and end the night with family worship. We have loved watching Leah grow and develop this past year, learning new skills every week. We also enjoy going out because Leah likes new environments and meeting people.

Leah is our 14 month old daughter. She is a gift from God and an answered prayer. She is happy, energetic, active, curious and social (we don’t know where she gets it from). She loves music and dancing. She enjoys having us read her books over and over. Her big smiles and many laughs bring us so much joy.

I love Dave’s devotion to being the spiritual leader of our family. He is faithful to lead us in family worship, prayer and Bible reading. His heart’s desire and greatest prayer for Leah is her salvation. He is a fun dad and works hard to provide for us, but what I’m thankful for the most is that he is a humble man who loves the Lord and walks with Him. What a great example he sets for us and I could not imagine a better husband and father!

Jamie’s best quality as a mother is her love. She joyfully sacrifices her time, energy, and passion in caring for Leah and me. I hope that one day Leah will see that type of sacrificial love as an example that points her to the true and pure sacrificial love of Jesus.

Meet the Strawns {Family Lifestyle Experience} Los Angeles, California

Meet Ryan & Emily Strawn, and their adorable kiddos: Owen, Ryder, Molly, & Finn. This beautiful family has carved out a special home in the middle of the city – that feels more like the country – which reminds me that home is wherever you make it. A home filled with love is a happy home! I had so much fun spending time with their family and capturing their love!

Since they have four kids, I asked Ryan & Emily to give me some thoughts for new parents…

“Be there. Be home. Be together as a family. The world gets busy and it is easy to get pulled into the busy. But just be still. Slow down and enjoy being together, just you and your little family. It is a blessing to be a Mom and Dad. Enjoy all your blessings.”
Get to know this precious family more below!


We love to have dance parties. Most of the time the kids have WAY better moves than either of us! We enjoy spending time outside in our yard, working in the garden or playing with the chickens. The kids are always excited to plant new things or watch the little tiny sunflower seeds they put into the ground grow up to be huge flowers, taller than the garage. The chickens are one of their favorite things. Ryder feeds them, molly gathers their eggs and owen sells the eggs to the neighbors. 

Molly is a riot. She loves to be silly and laugh. She has so many hilarious and amazing expressions in her face that just crack us up! Being the only girl out of 4 kids, she is tough, but still loves anything pink and sparkly, and loves a good twirling dress. She always has her babydolls with her, along with her lightsaber.


Owen is a sweetheart. Ever since he was little he has had a very sweet and tender heart. He has a genuine desire to do whats right. He also gives the best hugs. He puts real love into the hugs he gives, and just make your day great.

Finn is the sweetest (and most ticklish) baby in all the land! We feel so blessed to have him. His sibling just adore him and snuggle and kiss him all day long. He really is the happiest and easiest baby I have met….and those thighs?! Can I say what I love most about him is that he is so squishy?! 

Ryan is a great dad. Even after working hard all day he comes home ready to love on us. He is great at finding all sorts of crazy things to do with kids (like making a zipline and attaching mollys swing to it so she can go down it). I love watching him sit and brush Molly’s hair after her bath. He teaches our kids how to work hard and takes the time to have them help him with projects, like changing the oil in the car. It make the job a lot longer…and a lot messier…but he knows it is something they need to learn to do, so he shows them. It makes my heart burst when I see him in our bed all snuggled up with a pile of kids.

Emily, although extremely overworked, underpaid, and underappreciated, almost always “mothers” excellently! She understands and cherishes that every tiny moment is an opportunity to shape our kids into (great) adults.  She desires to honor God thru her parenting which includes setting a good example of how a Wife ought to love her Husband. she is my Proverbs 31 Babe from top to bottom.

Ryder is a happy kid. he always has a smile on his face and knows how to put a smile on your face! He is constantly making us laugh and brings joy wherever he goes.




August 10, 2016 - 12:08 am

Natalie Mekhdjian - You captured them so well!!! LOVE every picture!!

August 15, 2016 - 6:55 pm

Jini Zopf - Amazing! Love this.

August 15, 2016 - 7:21 pm

Natalie Kick - Suzy did an amazing job capturing your family. I do enjoyed looking at all your beautiful pictures!!

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