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.

June 4, 2012

I’m continually looking for ways to better my skill in photography. The past couple of weeks I’ve been addicted to webinars, put on by respected wedding and portrait photographers. My Netflix is getting lonely.One night, I was so excited about some new information that I couldn’t even sleep. My mind was racing and I felt […]

March 20, 2012

I’m NOT hitting my goal for this year!  I really wanted to start blogging more but I’ve really been slacking off.  So I’m starting over. I should have written this much earlier but now’s better than never. I spent a week in Las Vegas, with thousands of other photographers.  I had the privilege to learn […]

March 6, 2012

Giveaway! For the pinterest generation. For those who love to love other things people love. Love. Here’s the rules: Below, post a product you couldn’t live without.  This is a must in your home/office/car/gym. I’ll randomly select one of the comments. To win, you must like Jennifer “Van Elk Photography” on Facebook. The prize? I […]

March 6, 2012

Typically I’m freezing with the rest of them, but I just couldn’t do it last Saturday.  I had/have bronchitis and I thought I was going to die coughing at one point.  It was too cold. I felt terrible wearing Brittany’s extra coat while the bridesmaids wore just a dress.  Yes, Brittany’s extra coat… I didn’t […]

February 29, 2012

January 6, 2012

No way!  I was thrilled to find out yesterday that Jennifer Van Elk Photography was a finalist for WeddingDay Magazine’s “Best of Wedding Day” wedding photography contest.  One of my images was selected by a panel of judges to represent us in the top ten.  I’m so excited and feel extremely honored just to be […]

December 8, 2011

I’ve realized that I haven’t written a personal post in a while.  Well, I had a rude awaking about mid June that being a full time mom and full time photographer is absolutely exhausting. Don’t get me wrong, I love both of my full time jobs (one more than the other but who could blame […]

June 16, 2011

1.  Nice hanger Yes, maybe not the most important one on the list but one of the most simple.  This helps the photographer get really great shots of the dress(es) or suit(es) before the wedding. 2.  Find venues with natural light This isn’t always easy in a small city, like the one in which I […]

April 6, 2011

The hardest part of my job is at the end of the day, I get to the reception, the music comes on, and I just want to dance! I see all the wonderful people I’ve  just met having so much fun, and  I just want to join them! You might just see me two stepping […]

March 31, 2010

My very first networking event, by myself, 5 hours from home.  I was really proud of myself. I’m a very sociable person but since I had no idea what to expect, I was terrified. I like to know what I’m getting myself into.  Also, because I was unsure what I was doing, I followed the […]