Santa Barbara Vow Renewal {Lukas and Suzy}

Lukas and Suzy are an amazingly talented husband and wife photography team. They also happen to be great friends of mine. So, when they asked me to photograph their 5-year vow renewal, it was an absolute honor and joy! They are such a great example of love and a Christ-centered marriage, and photographing this life event for them was so special.

They started off the day with a first look on the very beach that they got married on, in the very spot where they did their first look on their wedding day. They then proceeded to collect some sand from the beach and write an entry in their memory book.

We then set sail on a boat, for the exchange of vows. Lukas and Suzy read their renewed vows, while sailing along the Santa Barbara coast, on the most PERFECT day. It was truly beautiful.

Following this, we headed to the last event of the day…the castle! Nestled in the hills, is a gorgeous ruin, that makes the most romantic setting. Lukas and Suzy shared a dance, to “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles, as the sun sank below the horizon, concluding their magical day.

Congratulations on 5 years of amazing marriage. It is only the beginning! Can’t wait to see you guys welcome the next 5 years and your new journey into parenthood. xo

P.S. Check out Rare Sophisticate Events, who is behind Suzy’s gorgeous flowers!

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Lukas VanDyke - October 16, 2014 - 6:48 pm

WOW these are amazing! You’re one of our favorite people Kristen! The whole day was so amazing, and your speech was touching, and these photos are incredible!

Kathy Bergsland VanDyke - October 16, 2014 - 7:15 pm

The riches of God’s LOVE and GRACE. Beautiful couple BEAUTIFUL Photos!!

Lukas VanDyke - October 16, 2014 - 7:22 pm

Ohmygosh. I am crying right now. These are so beautiful. I will treasure them the rest of my life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Kristen! You are such an amazing friend. <3 <3

Jill T. - October 16, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Beautiful job, Kristen!

Justine Russo - October 16, 2014 - 7:27 pm

WOW these are absolutely stunning! Lukas and Suzy CONGRATS on 5 years of marriage! :) You two are beautiful together!

Katie Wondolowski - October 16, 2014 - 7:32 pm

This is SO beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe-Jamie Pohlot - October 16, 2014 - 7:35 pm

To see such beautiful pictures of our favorite husband and wife photography team just makes my day. Prayers for your marriage and your pregnancy!

Joan Jorgensen - October 16, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Love Love Love the ones on the boat, actually love them all.

Anonymous - October 17, 2014 - 2:54 am

Very very nice! You guys are too much. Now its time to head back to KY and maybe have some fried chicken and cheese rolls…. Right Kristen? Dad Green

Robin Zeender - October 17, 2014 - 4:13 am

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. Congrats on your first five years and prayers filled with blessing for the next 5, 10 ,15 50 +.
Happy Anniversary and beautiful pictures for making the event so memorable. Now on to parenthood. That’s even better!! :)