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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

Whimsical Southern Plantation {Stylized Wedding} McGee House, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

The VanDykes may or may not be in the process of opening up a brand new wedding venue at a 162 year old historical house on 22 acres of land just outside of Louisville, Kentucky. But what I can say is that Suzy and I spent the last week setting up and staging a stylized wedding at a 162 year old historical house on 22 acres of land just outside of Louisville, Kentucky.

When we started dreaming up this southern plantation shoot, we knew we desired to have the soft elegance of a southern wedding, with a unique edge. You can add new and trendy twists on any venue, even if it’s 162 years old! Our key words were “whimsical” and “eclectic”. With those two words in mind, we decorated and staged each room. We also wanted to tie themes and details into the decor that goes along with what Kentucky is known for, which is why we chose Bourbon balls for the take home favor. We also used wildflowers in the bouquet that you could find taking a stroll through the bluegrass of Kentucky.

This shoot could not have taken place without our amazing vendors!! We would like to thank each and every one from the bottom of our hearts… Amandalin Ryan for coordinating and helping style. Mandy, you are a lifesaver! Sherwood Designs and Events for the lovely flowers. Deborah Lindquist for the gorgeous wedding gown, ladies if you need a wedding dress you need to check her out! Pistol and Stamen for the Adrianna Papell dresses we used as elegant bridesmaid dresses. Pocket Square Clothing for the awesome bow ties,  ties and pocket squares. Guys you just don’t get more trendy than this…buy and don’t rent for your wedding, it’s worth it! Faith Hall with Premier Designs for the jewelry. Thanks so much Pam Birt with The Twisted Sifter for loaning us the cakes, and making all the fun cupcakes! Beth King with Karamel Kreations for suppling the Bourbon Ball party favors and Adam Johnson with the Kentucky Distillers Association provided  The Bourbon for display.  Amanda Habbershaw with Love Creative rocked the invitations and paper goods. Lacey Walker for the awesome job on the hair and makeup, thanks so much for staying all day! And of course we couldn’t have done any of it without our incredible fun and good looking models: Amanda Wallace (bride), Heath Green (groom), Kennedy Sabharwal (bridesmaid), Tori Todd (bridesmaid), Jamason Coles (groomsman) and Skyler Bennett (groomsman). Also a HUGE thank you to Janie Olmstead from Images Talent and Model Agency for doing the casting call and setting us up with everyone! You all Rock!

We always love comments! Enjoy the photos!

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November 16, 2012 - 4:02 pm

Lianna Green - SO STUNNING!!!!!!

November 16, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Ashley P - You two are amazing!!!! Gorgeous pictures :)

November 16, 2012 - 6:42 pm

Brittney Eischens - LOVE this!!!

November 16, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Laura Elizabeth Leon - These are beautiful you guys! Love, love, love all the vintage flair and all the little details. :)

November 16, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Shannon Morse - Oh my goodness! These are amazing! Seriously, way too much good stuff! Love them all! PS I totally voted for one of these shots in the Showit contest and didn’t even know it was yours!

November 16, 2012 - 11:01 pm

Lianna Green - All I can say is WOW!

November 16, 2012 - 11:25 pm

Lupe Fruit LoOp Alcala - Omg!!! : O

Wow awesome

November 16, 2012 - 11:28 pm

Hunter W Sherwood - Looks so fantastic! There were a few shots I couldn’t quite staring at. Sherwood Design and Events was so happy to be a part of it!

November 16, 2012 - 11:44 pm

Katie Pollard - Gorgeous! The color palette in the bouquet is amazing. Love the charms on the bouts, too.

November 17, 2012 - 12:07 am

Hunter W Sherwood - It turned out so pretty! I think we made the bridal bouquet about 4 times. I do love a charming boutonniere. ;)

November 17, 2012 - 12:23 am

Rachel Murray Keller - I couldn’t stop looking at all of these. They’re incredible, so beautifully and artfully done. Thank you for sharing!

November 17, 2012 - 12:34 am

Lukas VanDyke - haha Shannon yea I submitted a couple of them last night lol. =)

November 17, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Donna Highbarger Walker - Love it! You guys did a great job.

November 17, 2012 - 1:47 pm

T. A. Green - Outstanding work ya’ll. Lianna would say yoot-iful! So many things converged to make this day before what they were converging for was even known. Now that is whimsical! The Preach (and background engineer)

November 17, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Greg Diane - gorgeous! what beautiful photos and what a venue!

November 17, 2012 - 9:43 pm

Mackenzie Kern - Absolutely breathtaking! This has become one of my absolute favorite shoots of yours. Incredible work as always Lukas and Suzy!

November 18, 2012 - 8:33 am

Deborah Lindquist - Thank you Suzy and Lukas for such gorgeous photographs of my “Dana” dress. The photos tell such a lovely romantic story. Everything is perfect. I love the wedding party, love the location, love it all. I’m such a fan! Thank you for including me!

November 18, 2012 - 10:57 am

Southern Plantation Wedding Shoot Collaboration | Deborah LindquistDeborah Lindquist - […] a look at Lukas and Sandy’s blog post here ← Previous Post Next Post → Leave a Comment Click here to cancel […]

November 18, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Rhonda Moffit - Coming from a hairstylist from Kentucky, these pictures are awesome! The hair, the fashion , and the vintage decor! I love it! And Jamison looks great!

November 19, 2012 - 8:45 am

Arthurine Monie - I loved these pictures. Just amazing. The decor, the way everyone was dressed; everything. Very good photos.

November 26, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Susan R - Beautiful work. I love the vintage rustic look of the shoot. I could easily visualize an actual wedding.

November 29, 2012 - 6:02 pm

Pam Morgan Birt - The pictures are so beautiful. I love the whole feel of the photography. Thank you for making my cakes look so pretty!

April 30, 2013 - 5:23 pm

McGee House Wedding Venue {Stylized Shootout} | Lexington/ Louisville, Kentucky » Lukas & Suzy International Wedding Photographers - […] of you probably saw our blog last October where Lukas vaguely referred to the fact that we may or may not be opening up a wedding venue. […]

May 31, 2014 - 7:38 am

Shooting with Lukas and Suzy Vandyke » Modeled By Maria - […] Suzy Vandyke messaged me to ask if we could do a shoot at her own personal wedding venue, the McGee House, I couldn’t pass up the offer! I had visited Suzy’s website and really, really loved […]

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