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 27, 2020

bride and groom hold hands and look at each other in garden at newfields on wedding day

Bryana & DJ are celebrating their 1 year anniversary! I cannot believe how fast that year went. We are so excited to celebrate with them today. They sent in advice for couples planning that is a must-read. Their wedding was one of our favorites, and I’m sure you can tell by the photos it was […]

July 6, 2020

man and woman stand for wedding photos at indianapolis art center before their indiana landmarks wedding

We interviewed one of our amazing couples, Sigal & Ben, for their anniversary to share some great advice on what you should focus on planning and the day of your wedding. This has been a difficult year for planning events but I love what the advice they had given to 2020 couples.
Many thanks to Sigal & Ben for sharing their experience with us.

July 5, 2020

bride and groom touch their foreheads together at sunset during their Tinker House Wedding

Happy Anniversary Jylian and Bertram! We wanted to take a moment to wish a happy first anniversary to Jylian and Bertram! They got married last year at Meridian Street United Methodist and had an amazing reception at Tinker House Events. Their wedding was On one of the hottest days of the year. Even though it […]

June 30, 2020

FILED IN: Anniversary

bride rests head on groom's shoulder under white, wooden, lattice archway at their IMA wedding at Newfields

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 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 […]

April 13, 2020

groom in burgundy suit kisses bride in white dress at sunset during their East Central Indiana wedding

Hiring a wedding coordinator is a priority for any and every budget! I hope you loved the last time we included some advice from the married on our blog. Here’s some more advice from another one of our lovely couples! “The three most important things for our wedding day were having you guys [awww, thank you!!!] […]

March 2, 2020

We are so excited to share Carly & Jon’s Mavris wedding in Indianapolis again on the blog today. They are celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary *all the excitement emojis*!!! We are doing things a little differently. We’ve asked for advice they have to share with our readers about wedding planning and Carly & Jon had […]

June 30, 2016

FILED IN: Anniversary

When two people truly love each other, their hearts become one, their silence becomes their own language, their eyes talk and their heart beats respond, hours feel like seconds, they are lost in time, when they are together then life is complete. -Neena Gupta Sarah and Austin celebrated their first anniversary by coming back to […]