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 5, 2021

FILED IN: Portraits

parents smile at kids under ivy covered trellis at indianapolis art center ARTSPARK for broad ripple family photos

Ivy grew up and over a trellis at the ARTSPARK at the Indianapolis Art Center. The sunlight filtering through the leaves taking on a pale green hue. In the shade of the trellis the Rinckers stood, parents holding their kids, laughing and smiling. These Broad Ripple family photos were so much fun to capture! Did […]

December 4, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

young couple holds hands at a table outside of Noble Coffee and Tea Company in Noblesville

Two coffees rested on a table outside, cooling in the crisp autumn air. Next to the coffees two sets of hands clasped each other in the middle of the table. Madelynn and Justin looked deep into each other’s eyes as they held hands and chatted. They smiled at each other during a break in the […]

December 3, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

man hugs woman in front of autumnal background during their downtown zionsville engagement session

Orange leaves were spread on the sidewalk. A gentle breeze sent more leaves fluttering from the tree branches above. The breeze blew some of the leaves on the sidewalk, sending them skittering in a white picket fence which held them still. Hannah and Cole held hands and walked down the side walk through the fallen […]

December 2, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

blonde woman in blue dress sits with man on driftwood in this eagle creek photo session

On the shore of the Eagle Creek reservoir several logs lay on the ground. They had been pulled from the water and set aside to dry. Katelyn and Jacob sat on one of these pieces of driftwood on a warm autumn day. The light of the setting sun illuminating their faces while they embraced. This […]

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 […]