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  • WELCOME!

    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

Michael & Danielle {Wedding Photos} Woodstock Farm | Bellingham, Washington

I remember the day I first met Michael. I had just turned 19, and just moved back to California a few days earlier. Some other friends of mine helped me get a job doing tech support at a company called This.com. Michael worked there, and on my first day I walked in and inadvertently sat at his desk and started using his computer. I don’t think we hit it off that day, but soon after we became friends and have been ever since. It’s been so fun staying in touch and catching up in a lot of random places all over the world.

I also remember when I started to hear about Danielle. She sounded fantastic online, but then when I happened to be in Vancouver she took an hour long train ride to come have dinner with us the one night I had open! After that dinner I decided she was even better than she looked from a far. =)

Michael & Danielle’s wedding was on of those few weddings we go to every year that after it ends I’ll think to myself “wow that was so perfect I would have been happy if that was my wedding”. Not that all the other weddings we do aren’t fabulous. They are. But they are fabulous for a different set of preferences. The setting out in the field on the bay with the majestic view, the soft cool air of the pacific northwest, the smell of pines, the old farm house was the kind of feel I LOVE. Everything was so quaint and comfortable and full of nature that it was amazing!

Thank you both so much for letting Suzy and I be a part! Enjoy a few of my favorites below!

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July 30, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Tom Drion - Feel like I’ve just been to your wedding seeing these wonderful photos! So so so excited for you both!! Come to England – we miss Michael & can’t wait to meet the new Mrs G!

Henry & Alicia {Wedding Photos} Marvimon, Los Angeles, California

Henry & Alicia’s stunning wedding at the Marvimon was so much fun!! Henry and Alicia are not only a gorgeous couple, but they have hearts of gold. When we arrived at the Ace Hotel for the getting ready photos, the first thing that happened, was Alicia opened the door and gave us big hugs of excitement. The second thing was she gave me a baby present (which turned out to be the cutest onesie ever). The bride gave me a baby present on her wedding day! I totally teared up.

Orange Blossom Events did an amazing job creating a warm and inviting vibe. Their wedding colors and styles were all based around what would be the most relaxing atmosphere for the day. Alicia told me that for picking her flower design, she communicated that she wanted it to smell like a spa. What a great idea! Basing it on smell instead of color! And of course the colors came out lovely as well since it included tons of Eucalyptus and lavendar tied together amazingly by The Little Branch.

Thank you Alicia & Henry for having us capture your special day! May God richly bless your marriage. Enjoy a few of our favorites below, and you can check out more here!
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Cory & Jessie {Wedding Photos} Elinger Park, Santa Barbara, California

High School sweethearts, Cory fell in love with Jessie when he first saw her. For Jessie, it took a little bit more time but she eventually came around. There are two sweet moments that stood out to me at this wedding. The first, was when Cory told their love story during the ceremony. Jessie was just so happy, bashful, and teary eyed. The second was right after they walked away from the ceremony. After being surrounded, well- more like tackled- by family hugs, Jessie turned to Cory with a tear in her eye and gave him a slow, soft, tender hug, her eyes shut with happy tears. There were no words needed besides that gentle hug, which said, “We made it.”

Thank you two for having us as a part of your special day! Enjoy a few of our favorites, and you can see more photos from the day here!
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