February 16, 2020

We were at Pelican Hill near Newport Beach for Lauren & Campbell’s wedding until the very late hours (2:30 am our time), but I couldn’t wait to get a few photos up to share. It was such a beautiful day and the photos were all so gorgeous. Steve and I had so much fun capturing […]

February 12, 2020

FILED IN: Weddings

We received a message from Megan on Christmas night stating that she and Jeremy were going to get married the next day. Her father wasn’t doing well and had been in the hospital for several days after suffering a heart attack. They wanted to get married at the hospital with Megan’s dad present. So I […]

February 11, 2020

FILED IN: Engagements

Megan and Jeremy had gorgeous weather for their Indianapolis canal engagement shoot. The Indy Canal Walk is great for those couples who want a mix of city and nature in their photos. Even though the location is popular, there are so many hidden gems that can make each session unique. After the first time chatting […]

February 9, 2020

FILED IN: Engagements

We decided to take Hannah & Quinton’s engagement shoot indoors at their wedding venue, The Garment Factory. It’s winter in the midwest and we’re not only battling 30 degrees or below but wet grounds as well. Not really ideal for portraits. Our couples aren’t even messing with the soggy months we’ve had. I’m a big […]

February 9, 2020

FILED IN: Weddings

The sneak peeks are up for this beautiful winter wedding at the Garment Factory! Hannah & Quinton, who have just moved here in 2019 from Texas, were one of the most laid back couples. They even completely braved the cold twice on this chilly day! There are so many stories from this day that we’ll […]

February 6, 2020

FILED IN: Wedding Tip

Recently Wedding Venture contacted us about being featured in their “Ask the Expert” series of interviews.  They asked some great questions to gain insight into the process of choosing the right wedding photographer, the costs involved and the questions each engaged couple must ask when looking for wedding photographers.  Read the full interview:  Jennifer Van […]

February 5, 2020

FILED IN: The Van Elks

Let’s get personal!Some of you know that we are a wife and husband team but maybe some are unaware because of our business name. When I started “Jennifer Van Elk Photography” in 2010, Steven had no intensions to capture photography. He did shoot video with me at our first wedding though. Shortly after that, he […]

February 3, 2020

FILED IN: Engagements

Can anyone believe we are already into month 2 of 2020! How is this possible? I’ve been going through galleries of 2019 the past few days and I can’t tell you how hard it was to narrow it down to a reasonable amount. We just adore our couples and everything they do is just photo […]

February 3, 2020

FILED IN: Weddings

Some of our best work in 2019. Grab a box of tissues and keep it handy! We had some amazing couples last year who were madly in love and couldn’t hold back the emotion! Those couples also had amazing families that were overwhelmed with emotions too! We only cried a little bit selecting these photos […]

February 2, 2020

FILED IN: Wedding Tip

I want to take a moment on the blog today to talk about gifts for your guests. Not every wedding has gifts for their guests, but if you are thinking about it I thought I could help with some cool ideas. Steve and I have been going through Forever Wedding Favors and looking at some […]