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.

March 18, 2015

Last year I decided to have some fun with a Go Pro Hero 3 Black Edition. I took it with me while visiting my mom and shot some slow motion footage of my son swimming in my mom’s Hot Tub. I shot the whole thing in WVGA, which means I was able to shoot at 240 fps. It also means that I had to sacrifice in terms of resolution, and thus was only able to shoot at 480p (technically it was 848 x 480 but I had to downsize that to 720 x 480 while editing). It was an interesting project to say the least. When it comes to the nature of the low resolution of the video, for a video made to be viewed on an iPhone or iPad I think it looks great. On my Mac Pro, it’s really noticeable that it’s low resolution though.  Anyway, have a look at the video and see what you think for yourself.

April 2, 2014

3 WONDERFUL YEARS! We are so excited to announce JVE turned 3 today! Since we get the gift of celebrating so many happy memories with you guys, we want to give back. All portrait sessions are 50% off.  Contact us this week-next Wednesday (because it’s obviously our birthday week), and schedule your spring, summer, or […]

February 5, 2014

While reading an article on Rock’n Roll Bride yesterday titled “What I wish I’d Known When I Started My Business,” I started to form my own list in my head. I decided to post some of it below. My Beginnings In 2009, in the midst of the economy collapsing around us, unemployment knocked me off […]

October 7, 2013

We are so excited to be getting this rolling! If you are available, sign up! All courses will be located in Muncie, IN Beginners Workshop – $50 November 6th & 7th – 6:30 pm 6th – Getting Your Camera in Manual We’ll go over the basic elements of how to create a better photo in […]

August 1, 2013

Since we didn’t shoot last week because we were on vacation, there is no wedding to post. Instead, I thought I’d post some of the behind the scene work Steve and I have done. I wish all of these pictures were of my handsome husband but he is usually the one taking the behind the […]

November 24, 2012

Help support Jennifer Van Elk Photography today (on Small Business Saturday)! 25% off prints, albums, and gallery wraps on new orders. *BOGO FREE- Schedule a new session (family, senior, boudoir, engagement, baby, etc) and receive a second session at no extra cost.   *Sessions must be scheduled in 2013.  Excludes events. Sessions will last 1-1 […]

November 13, 2012

We were very happy to see one of our weddings in the Wedding Day Fall issue.  Meg and David had a stylish, well-thought-out wedding.  We were thrilled to know they wanted to not only publish pictures from the wedding but also their story as well.  This is our first full wedding to be published in […]

November 12, 2012

I love them!                

July 9, 2012

The Night BeforeSteve and I headed toward Columbus, later than we had wanted. We had to wait till 6:30 for my mother-in-law to arrive to watch our son. She had a three hour drive after work, so we were really thankful she was willing to come watch him no matter what time she could arrive. […]

June 20, 2012

After arriving at 1am, Steve and I threw our bags into our hotel room and crashed.  7 am came too soon.  Although, the day started off early, I was SO excited! It just took me another 5 minutes to get out of bed. It was a warm day, but the woods kept it cool.  We […]