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.

December 1, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

man with long hair hugs blonde woman in downtown muncie engagement session

As the sun was setting in Muncie, its last rays came across lighting up Sara and Adam as they hugged. Adam leaned down to kiss Sara on the cheek. It was a magical moment. I had so much fun shooting this downtown Muncie engagement session with these two! We started this shoot on Ball State […]

November 25, 2021

FILED IN: Uncategorized

mom kisses her baby during this Central Indiana Family Photography session

Hay bales and beautiful yellow, orange, and red colored leaves make for great fall family photos. Throw in some autumnal colors and sweaters and scarves and you are set to have an amazing family photo shoot. The Baldwins brought all of these things to their family photo shoot. Plus corn fields in the process of […]

November 22, 2021

FILED IN: Portraits

mom and dad throw their kids into the air during their Strawtown Koteewi Family Photos

The Summers met us in Hamilton County to take photos at a local park. These Strawtown Koteewi family photos we did with them were taken at sunset. They are absolutely gorgeous! The kids, parents, and grandparents were all great! Did you love these Strawtown Koteewi family photos? If you loved the photos from this post […]

November 16, 2021

FILED IN: Newborn, Portraits

mom and dad hold baby on bed captured by their Indy Newborn Photographer

I love capturing photos of newborns in their own home. I feel like shooting in their home helps them feel a little more comfortable that if you do them in the studio. Plus it allows me to incorporate some of the parents style into the photos. So, check out the lovely photos below of Baby […]

October 22, 2021

FILED IN: Wedding Tip

Article by Jason Smith Getting married is indeed an extremely emotional event in a woman’s life. A bride undergoes a whirlwind of emotions on her D-day. She is finally getting hitched to her soulmate. The few moments in which she walks down the aisle bring in numerous memories of her childhood. With each progressing step, […]

October 6, 2021

FILED IN: Portraits

family of five walking through fall colors in forest captured by a Carmel Family Photographer

The leaves on the trees were changing colors. Fading from green to pale yellows and deep oranges. A few of the trees were even blushing red. The Shaffer family played in the fallen leaves amidst the trees. Smiling and laughing, they were having a fantastic day. This Carmel family photographer had so much fun on […]

October 5, 2021

FILED IN: Portraits

mom and dad smile with baby in pumpkin patch during their Russell Farms Family Photos

Light from the setting sun filtered through the leaves of the trees in autumn. The leaves were just starting to take on a yellow cast, but were not quite ready to fall. Under the leaves sat a vast amount of pumpkins and in the middle of the pumpkins was a smiling toddler and his two […]

October 3, 2021

FILED IN: Uncategorized

family of 6 in front of tall grass in these Carmel Fall Family Photos

In a field of tall grass this family of six stood hugging each other. The grass was brown as it dried before winter and the trees in the background had just started to change colors. A few leaves had already fallen to the ground and lay scattered about. This family was so adorable, and we […]

July 20, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

couple silhouetted and dancing at sunset during their coxhall gardens engagement session

The light of the setting sun filled the sky with oranges and yellows and blues. The color faded from one end of the spectrum to the other making dusk seem magical and full of wonder. The pond at the park lay still and peaceful, like mirror reflecting the beauty of the sunset up above. In […]

July 19, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

couple under arches at their sand creek engagement session

The leaves were slowly changing from their vibrant greens to their more mellow oranges and yellows. It was autumn in northern Indiana and while some of the leaves had yet to change, some of the orange and yellow leaves already lay scattered upon the ground. Amidst the lovely fall foliage Shanelle and Phil stood hugging […]