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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

Nick & Nikki {Wedding} Crystal Cove Beach, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, California

On a beautiful day with crystal clear blue skies and sunshine on the beach, Nicki and Nick said their wedding vows, promising forever. My favorite moment from the day was just a few minutes after the walked back down the aisle as husband and wife. The marriage license was signed, the guests were chatting happily, and Nick pulled Nicki in to his arms, looked deeply into her eyes, and then gave her a little kiss. Then they looked around with joy at all their friends and family gathered to celebrate. It was so special!

Nicki and Nick, it was such an honor to be a part of your wedding day! You two are adorable and we wish you all the best! Enjoy a few of our favorites below, and you can view a few more from the day here!
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October 23, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Shelly Habeck - Wonderful photos! Captured the essence of the event, love them!

October 23, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Nikki Keeley Glaser - So excited to see these pics!! Thank you SO MUCH for capturing the day — we are already having a great time going through the pictures and reliving the wonderful wedding madness! You guys are amazing!! :)

October 23, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Lori Dean Willis - Congratulations. Beautiful. Miss ya xo

Blair & Winnie {Wedding} The Turnip Rose, Costa Mesa, California

Winnie & Blair’s wedding day was so very special! First, Winnie is one of those people you just feel like is your cousin or something, because of how warm and caring she always is. She is the type of person you just want in your life! Blair is this calm, funny and joyful guy who is also an amazing fisherman which I think is super cool! Their love for eachother shines in that whenever they are together they are laughing and having fun. Such a perfect couple! Blair and Winnie, it was such a joy to be a part of your special day and we wish you all the best in your new marriage!

Here a few of our favorites, and you can see more photos from the day here!
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Floppy vs. Print

I have a little memory trunk where I keep different keepsakes from special events in my life. My college diploma, a can of red dirt from a trip to Africa, some cufflinks my father gave me from his college days, my favorite micro machine mini cars from when I was a kid as well as a good number of other momentous things I hope to show my children, and grand children someday.

As I was looking through the trunk I found two items which were very different. You can see them in the photo below.

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The one on the left is a floppy disk. Yup the ones from the early 1990’s that holds a total of 1.44mb. (that’s about 1/5 the size of a single modern digital photo). This particular floppy disk holds ALL of my favorite photos from when I was in High School. The one problem is I have no way to read the disk. That’s assuming it even still works. I wouldn’t even know where to start. My current MAC doesn’t even have a DVD drive let alone a floppy drive.

The other thing I found in the trunk was a printed and framed photograph of my great, great, great grandfather Aaron Van Dyke. There was this photo of him and one of his son, his sons son, and so on all the way down to me. The interesting thing about this photo is that it was taken well over 150 years ago and unlike my floppy disk I can still use it, enjoy it, and it’s as relevant as ever.

This got me to thinking about the couples who’s weddings we’ve photographed who never got a wedding album. I know the photos are fun to look at on Facebook, and your iPad, and maybe even printed in a quick paper photo book. But it also reminded me that the floppy disk on the left is only 20 years old and already worthless, whereas the photo on the right is still going strong after 150+ years.

As you know Suzy is due with our first son in a few short months and I began to wonder if he will enjoy looking at that floppy disk, or the printed photos more?

With all the fast paced advancements in technology and the ease at which we can capture memories, even on our phone, it’s so interesting that the print is the still the best way to showcase memories- and that the print will last.

 

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