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 9, 2020

best masks for photographers collage of steven van elk in different masks in park

If you’re a photographer who has to work or is choosing to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, then you’ve probably been looking for a good mask. I was too. I wanted mask that looked professional and felt comfortable. After doing some Amazon searches, I thought I found one that was perfect. Well, I’ve shot a […]

January 9, 2020

Tanya Pushkine the Vow Whisperer

This week on our podcast, Wedded, we talk with Tanya Pushkine of the Vow Whisperer. We talk about why vows are so important and the ideal length for vows. We also talk about presentation and how to hold your self while speaking. If you’re struggling to think of what wedding vows you want to make […]

September 26, 2019

portable cooler gift with v on it filled with beers sitting on a wood table in front of red brick

A few weeks ago we got a Combat Cooler from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts. We’ve spent a little time with this cooler and wanted to give our impressions. We know a lot of you are looking for gift ideas like this portable cooler for your bridesmaids and groomsmen. So we thought this might be beneficial. Especially […]

September 21, 2019

Boldly Chic with Lori Solomon and Megan Painter

Jenn and I are so excited to share this episode we recorded of Wedded! We had Lori Solomon and Megan Painter of Boldly Chic Events on our podcast to talk about planning a timeless wedding, linens, installations, and florals. We also talk a lot about ways to make your wedding have a bigger impact in […]

September 14, 2019

andi sherman with something blue stylists

We are so excited to share this podcast episode we recorded with Andi Sherman of Something Blue Stylists! We talked a lot about the importance of hiring a professional makeup artist. There are just so many things we didn’t think about, like the level of professionalism, the cleanliness of their brushes and products, and their […]

September 5, 2019

Josh Withers, Australian Wedding Celebrant and podcast guest, officiates a wedding in Australia in front of brown mountains

It has been a while since we shared anything about our wedding podcast, Wedded! We are still making episodes, but we just don’t want to clog up the blog with posts about it. We are making a special exception this week. Why? Because we are sharing a special guest episode. Australian wedding celebrant Josh Withers […]

May 7, 2019

unique wedding gifts of travel wine glass with oranges

Wedding planning is a special time. However, sometimes while planning your wedding, your to-do list can get out of hand. Well, I’m hoping that today I can help you check something off your list with a recommendation of a site with some unique wedding gifts. You might be raking your brain for ideas for your […]

February 4, 2019

small circular painted things at the yelp bazaar in indy

This year I was fortunate enough to asked to capture the Yelp Bazaar event at the Indianapolis Central Library! The event was so much fun! Steve and I have attended before, and it was great! We loved perusing all of the wonderful local businesses and trying out new food and drinks. I love this event […]

January 15, 2019

jillian zilch of frameworthy events

I know we said we were not going to post to the blog super often about our podcast, Wedded. We are super excited though that we have our first guest on the podcast! We had Jillian Zilch of Frame Worthy Events on the Wedded podcast to talk talk about being an Indiana wedding planner and […]

December 17, 2018

wedded podcast with jenn and steve van elk

Steve and I are so excited to be introducing the Wedded podcast! It is officially live and available wherever you listen to podcasts! Embedded above is our first episode on our hosting site, Anchor! The first episode is called, What Should You Do When You’re First Engaged? In that very first episode we break it […]