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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

Category Archives: Personal

Spring Photo Sessions! {Discount}

Happy Spring Everyone!!! To celebrate this beautiful warm weather and lush green grass, I am SO excited to offer aView full post »

Cassia Karin {Headshots}

While I was back in Los Angeles, I got to do some headshots of my beautiful sister in law!!! When I married Lukas,View full post »

Noah Patterson {Virtual Lifesaver} Honduras

I want to introduce you to a good friend of mine who ironically might also be your next best friend. I met him a fewView full post »

Julianna {Senior Portraits} | Siguatipeque, Honduras

As we bounced around in the 4×4 Land Cruiser and rumbled through the remote fields and coffee plantations high inView full post »

John Calvin Walking Tour of Geneva Switzerland

The past week I shot a wedding in Brighton, England, and a really fun anniversary session here in Geneva Switzerland.View full post »

Shoot & Share Photographer Meet-up | Los Angeles, California

Hello Friends, For those of you out there reading who aren’t photographers you might not understand this. But thenView full post »

How to Make a Table out of Reclaimed Wood Pallets {The Story)

It all started a couple weeks ago. I was over at a friends house using his workshop to make some desks for the studio.View full post »

Happy New Year 2014!

Life is a constant series of adjustments. I try to take time out on a regular basis to stop for a few hours and considerView full post »

Making Dreams Reality Feature {Denim & Grace Magazine}

When the editor of Denim & Grace magazine, Heather Dunnigan, asked us if we would be willing to share our journeyView full post »

The Destruction of Piano Ranch!

It was to be expected. Friday morning we packed up the trailer with a lot of lumber, the dune buggy, a shotgun, and oneView full post »

Happy four year anniversary!

It’s interesting that we count time in years. We say, this many years ago this thing happened. And it’s likeView full post »

Suzy VanDyke {Bridal & Wedding Dress Photos} Kauai, Hawaii

Every couple dreams of getting married in Hawaii. And yet, with all the weddings we have done across the globe, it isView full post »

The Meadowlark Country Mountain Band {McGee House} Lexington/Louisville Kentucky

Suzy grew up with Amandolin and from what I hear they had quite some adventures together. Over the years they’veView full post »

Piano Ranch Website & Shooting Location

Over the years there’s been a good number of times I’ve wanted to head out to the desert for some epic shotsView full post »

Piano Ranch Behind the Scenes Video

If any of you happen to follow me on Instagram you might have noted that one of my new favorite hash tags is #PinaoRanchView full post »

Strange Dreams, and Some iPhone photos of New York

A number of little things have happened in the past month related to our photo business that have been slightlyView full post »

Doing some work on Piano Ranch

My arms all scratched up, I have some blisters, the calluses are starting to re-develop on my palms and my lips areView full post »

A little camping getaway {Jalama Beach} Santa Barbara, California

Every now and then you need to getaway, be able to sit in the dirt and not worry about it. I know that sounds kind ofView full post »

An unscripted moment of Suzy and I by Justin Marantz {Showit United 2013}

We had just finished a day full of sessions, meeting people, taking photos and it was all a very busy blur. Suzy and IView full post »


Words make it hard to describe the emotions your experience after an incredible event. The Showit United PhotographersView full post »


If you’ve never had a chance to hang out at the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara I have one word to say: “View full post »

Disneyland & Valentines Day

There are some days that I just feel overwhelmingly blessed with God’s goodness. Yesterday was one of those days.View full post »

Our life is a constant roller coaster

I don’t often write super personal posts. But this comes up in conversations so often I thought I would share myView full post »

A Big Surprise Baby Grand Piano!

Some of you might remember a specific Valentines day four years ago. Suzy and I were still dating at the time, and sheView full post »

A glossary of groups & workshops in our lives.

Happy Monday everyone! Suzy and I have our fingers in a lot of different things, and I think many of you are oftenView full post »

Salvation Mountain | Salton Sea / Niland, California

Over the weekend I took a couple of the High School guys from my church youth group camping. The destination of choiceView full post »

My New Instagram Photo Policy @LukasVanDyke

Happy Monday everyone! I remember years ago finishing my last test, in my last class for college and walking out theView full post »

Justin & Mary {What’s Next Tour} | Review – Los Angeles, California

I finished turning on the last light in the Mason Jar and centered it just so in front of the chalkboard. The chalkboardView full post »

Book Recommends | Humility True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney

Humility True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney is one of those book which is just painful to read. Every page makes you want toView full post »

Book Recommends | Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders

Love is the Killer App by Tim Sanders isn’t really ground breaking information. It’s basically a compilationView full post »

Book Recommends | Getting Things Done by: David Allen

Getting Things Done by David Allen is really the bottom line authority on books about getting things done. Do you knowView full post »

Book Recommends | Good to Great by: Jim Collins

Good to Great by Jim Collins is one of those books that I wish I had read ten years ago when it came out, and then re-View full post »

Book Recommends | Never Eat Alone by: Keith Ferrazzi

Out of the hundreds of books I have read Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi is my number three recommended secular book.View full post »

A little about my reading habits, and book review #1 | Lit, by Tony Reinke

Over Christmas I was looking through my bookshelves and started tossing the books I’ve read over the last year andView full post »

Merry Christmas! {The Christmas Story}

Almost everyone in the U.S. knows at least some of the Christmas story. A baby in a manger. Angels coming to shepherdsView full post »

Five years ago…

Five years ago, twenty smiley faces popped up on google chat again, making me smile and my heart jump. Under the name &#View full post »

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