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 […]

January 9, 2020

This week on our podcast, Wedded, we talk with Tanya Pushkine of the Vow Whisperer. We talk about why vows are so important and the ideal length for vows. We also talk about presentation and how to hold your self while speaking. If you’re struggling to think of what wedding vows you want to make […]

January 6, 2020

FILED IN: Weddings

The water was still on the surface of the small pond. In the reflection on the water, the leaves of the trees swayed in a slight breeze. Standing on the grass in front of the water, Aunjalee and Joe faced each other smiling. They hugged and their noses touched. We had so much fun capturing […]

December 19, 2019

FILED IN: Weddings

The sun set over fields of soy and corn out in Whitestown, Indiana. The soybeans had lost their vibrant green hue as they neared the harvest, and turned brown as if to signal they were ready for the harvest. Ready for the next phase in their life cycle. Standing on a patch of grass in […]

December 16, 2019

FILED IN: Weddings

Standing on the brick walkway next to the canal, Adriana and Luke laughed on a warm autumn day. It isn’t common to see the walkway through White River State Park so empty. It felt almost magical, like it had been cleared out just for the two of them. We are so excited to share all […]