Wedding Advice & Photography

Two things we are confident in: Wedding Planning & photography. Van Elk & Co is made up of a team of photographers who love to create portraits of love & happiness and share advice for wedding couples.

This isn't your typical photography blog. We share useful info for couples who are getting married and those who are heading that direction. Let us show you pretty things while you fill your head with all things wedding planning.

July 3, 2020

FILED IN: Engagements

provider coffee shop engagement

Hushed tones and the clinking of spoons on glass and clay mugs seemed to fill up the space at Provider Coffee Shop. An array of succulents sat on a wooden table top, drinking in the sunshine from the large windows. Shayna and Aaron sat at the table with small glasses of espresso and water in […]

July 2, 2020

FILED IN: Engagements

Sitting amongst the tall grass as the autumn sun set behind them. The grass slightly waving in a gentle breeze. Grace and Nathan looked so cozy snuggled up next to each other for their Potter’s Bridge engagement session. I had so much fun shooting with Grace and Nathan last fall. These two were just so […]

July 1, 2020

first look at union station wedding

After the first meeting I had with Amanda and Pat, I knew shooting their wedding was going to feel like capturing an old friend’s wedding. They just have a way of making you feel included. That feeling made this wedding one of my favorites of the year. Having a Union Station wedding means always means […]

June 30, 2020

FILED IN: Anniversary

bride sits in empty window

Happy Anniversary Danielle & Alex! Danielle & Alex had a gorgeous Newfields wedding located at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Their day started off at Danielle’s beautiful home located in Lockerbie. Weirdly enough I’ve captured engagement photos right in front of their home on several occasions. It’s one of the most beautiful cobblestone roads in […]

June 24, 2020

Last year when the iPhone 11 Pro came out with three lenses, we heard a lot of chatter from photographers about how the iPhone photos looked so good that no one would want to hire a pro photographer anymore. Most of this was just people joking around. We saw a few shoots where people used […]

June 8, 2020

Today we are looking back at one our favorite couples! Alli & Jamie married 1 year ago today! I cannot believe how the time has flown. This was one of the easiest weddings to capture. Firstly, Alli and Jamie were just so excited to get married. Also, they surrounded themselves with people who were also […]

June 2, 2020

grandparents of bride and groom sit on wooden bench in newfields during an IMA wedding

My dad has always been on more of the sentimental side. He loves photo gifts and anything that you have to put in thought. This has made it really hard to come up with something 3 times a year for 15 (adult) years. If you’re in the same boat, then here are some of my […]

April 30, 2020

FILED IN: Newborn

sweet baby all wrapped up in pink blanket on white backgroundNoblesville Newborn Photography

Last week we published a piece about how to shoot newborn photos with an iPhone. We received some feedback from parents that are expecting that they don’t know if they have any picturesque newborn props and they don’t really want to spend money on something that would just be a photo prop. So we decided […]

April 23, 2020

FILED IN: Newborn, Portraits

Recently we’ve had to close our doors to portraits because of COVID-19, and it’s been heartbreaking. The most heartbreaking thing is having to say no to clients who want newborn portraits. Babies change so quickly, so I wanted to put together some tips on how to capture your newborn portraits with your iPhone (or Android […]

April 16, 2020

FILED IN: Wedding Tip

So what is trendy in Indy? We’ve seen some classic wedding dress trends in 2019. Here are a few dresses from the past year that have caught our eye. Straps & Sleeves Isn’t it time for us to be comfortable on our wedding day? Are the days of us pulling up the top of our […]