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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

Kyle & Becca {Post Wedding Session} with The Boat

I want to introduce you to the gorgeous Becca Rillo and her husband Kyle (who’s not that bad looking either). Becca is actually a photographer herself, and has been doing some pretty incredible stylized shoots of late. You can check out one of my favorites of her recent sessions here. When I put the call out for volunteers to show off my boat she was quick to respond and seemed like the best choice for what I was going for. Looking back I don’t think I could have made a better choice. Thanks both of you for coming out and looking fabulous!

This session was simple, easy, and almost spur of the moment to shoot. But the idea, and the photos have been mulling in my head for a lot of months. Earlier this year the idea to do some photos with a row boat in different settings popped into my head. It was a larger than expected ordeal (see rowboat ordeal here) to actually find the ideal row boat and procure it. But that done, I was finally able to materialize my vision! The result was better than I could have hoped for! I think these are some of my favorite photos ever!

I will be doing a limited number of sessions with the boat,  so if you are interested in some really unique and surreal images let me know. I have some awesome ideas and settings I want to incorporate and am up for Love Shoots, Engagements Sessions, Post Wedding Sessions, or incorporating the boat into some wedding portraits with a full bridal party. If you’re already booked with me for your wedding,  engagement session, or post wedding session let me know and we can talk through the idea to see if it’s a fit for you. Or if you want to book a specific concept session let me know ASAP before I use up all the concepts.

Great ideas for locations, or concepts with the boat are welcome in the comments section of this post! Don’t hesitate to share, and I would love to hear your feedback on these!


Finally, a huge shout out to Taylor for coming along to come help haul the boat around for the shoot!

May 18, 2011 - 11:11 am

Yuliya Molitvenik - Love this, favorite shot is the one of the boat standing up behind the couple as they kiss. So unique!

May 18, 2011 - 11:15 am

Michelle Miano - I think a cute engagement shot would be to have the couple pose as if they were Prince Eric and Ariel in the Kiss the Girl scene from The Little Memaid. :-) I’m just starting out in photography but I can’t help but think it would be a great idea. :-)

May 18, 2011 - 11:55 am

mariah - These photographs are outstanding! Becca looks stunning as usual and who knew a boat with flowers could be so stunning!

May 18, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Wendi Solari - Congrats, these are great. It looks like a super fun shoot.

May 18, 2011 - 12:37 pm

Naomi - I love the boat in a field. Reminds me of childhood games and innocence. So cute!

May 18, 2011 - 1:01 pm

Elizabeth McLaughlin - I like the way the color of his shirt works with the color of the flowers.

May 19, 2011 - 12:41 pm

Susannah VanDyke - Thank you guys for the ideas & comments! Yuliya- that’s my favorite one too! =)

May 20, 2011 - 9:19 am

Holly Steen - So adorable… I love Becca and how she is so fabulous and it shows in every image.
The black and white and the kiss dip is my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing.

August 15, 2011 - 6:46 am

Lukas & Susannah by {Becca Rillo} | Lukas VanDyke - International Wedding Photographer - […] A few of you might remember Becca Rillo as the girl who volunteered for a quick little last minute mini session I did with a rowboat a few months ago just for fun. What some of you might not know is that Becca is a actually a […]

January 25, 2012 - 9:48 am


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