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.

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 […]

July 6, 2012


I hate complaining.  I really like to be positive and uplifting, but after the way I’ve been treated by Image Canvas, I find myself unable to be positive and uplifting.  Every company messes up orders from time to time. I can understand messing up an order, but I can’t understand why a company would ever […]

October 3, 2011


Pinterest is my new addiction.  From photo inspirations to DIY laundry soap, this site has it all.  It’s a visual candy store while your on a diet and I waste hours and hours wishing (pinning fatting food mostly). If you are like me, you get on clothing sites you can’t afford, copy and paste them […]

September 27, 2011


I hoard plastic bags. It is true.  After I had my son, I discontinued using the reusable bags mostly because I keep forgetting to take them with me, but when I’m bringing all of my stuff and his stuff, it usually looks like we are moving into the grocery store, I use the store bags.  […]

May 20, 2011


One of the things I’ve learned from my photography classes in college is this: Never leave your house without your camera.  I don’t know how many times I’ve wanted to kick myself for doing so.  I’m learning from that mistake, but there are times I miss some of the best shots because I didn’t think […]

July 28, 2010


After much rest caused by a pretty tough first trimester, I’m back on my feet ready to work! My blog has fallen pretty far behind but I have frequently updated my facebook page. To see recent work please visit: Link to Facebook Thanks for visiting!

October 1, 2009


It’s still in process but it’s finally up!