Every so often, there are people who flit into your life that make you wonder how you got by in the industry without knowing them before. Lukas & Suzy are like that. I met the Van Dykes last year at UNITED 2013, specifically while goofing around on the beach shooting with friends. And then there they were again at the styled shoot I attended a few days later, and I got to experience the full volume of their photogenic perfection. Later that evening I got to spend even more time with Lukas & Suzy and learn a bit more about them as friends, and I knew I was going to love them. Suzy has this bright, bubbly, deeply genuine personality- she can put anyone in the room at ease, and has this sweet smile that makes you feel welcome. Lukas is a bit more reserved when you first meet him, but in this cool, collected, SoCal sort of way. And the way he adores Suzy is inspiring. I just needed to photograph them again.

There wasn’t time during UNITED this year, so we planned to rendezvous at WPPI the following week. We took off after the trade show closed last Tuesday and headed out to Red Rock Canyon, a place that took my breath away. I love Virginia’s open fields, soft Blue Ridge mountains, and vineyards, but there’s something to be said for shooting in a desert. Warm, barren beauty as far as the eye can see, and I haven’t had my fill of it yet.

Lukas & Suzy, thank you from the bottom of my heart for our adventure last week. I’m so grateful that we were able to make this happen, and even more so that I can count you all as friends of mine. You both are the BEST, and I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll see you again in August!

Las Vegas, Nevada anniversary session- Abby Grace Photography

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Lukas & Suzy- a Las Vegas, Nevada anniversary session at Red Rock Canyon

March 11, 2014

  1. My goodness! That light is SO dreamy. And that location?! Majestic! And that couple!? ADORABLE. You’re amazing, Abby!

  2. Kathy says:

    The scenery, the outfits, the whole session is absolutely beautiful! 😀 Red Rock Canyon is AHMAZING. Perfect spot for a shoot! 🙂

  3. You can’t help but smile when you see these two!!! You captured their sweet and happy love so well 🙂

  4. So gorgeous! The setting is amazing!

  5. paulina says:

    ahhhhh how cool!! suzy is the sweetest and i haven’t met lukas yet but i’m sure he is just as wonderful as you’ve captured, abby! =)

  6. Suzy VanDyke says:

    Ahhh! I love these so so much. Abby thank you from the bottom of my heart! These are so romantic, so fun, and so us! Perfectly captured. Love you so!

  7. […] Thank you so much Abby for all these amazing photos of us! The first one below has become one of our all time favorites! We hope to see a lot more of you soon! Also be sure to check out some of her favorites on her site! […]

  8. […] for blogstomp and stumbled upon her review. I LOVE her work (see this session, and this one, and this one…bah!!) and I love even more the way she is so open and willing to share what makes her […]

  9. […] friends Lukas & Suzy (remember their anniversary session?) came and stayed with us this past weekend, and Suzy and myself totally resurrected the late night […]

  10. Suzy VanDyke says:

    Looking at these again today. I love them oh so much 🙂 🙂

  11. […] the opportunity to share few images from Lukas & Suzy’s anniversary session- remember this one? They’re so adorable […]

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