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 15, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

man lifts daughter onto his shoulder in the woods while the daughter laughs during these Ritchey Woods Family photos

In the middle of the woods, on a path surrounding by trees. A man picked up his daughter and slung her over his shoulder. She laughed the whole time. I had so much fun capturing this moment, and many more just like during this Ritchey Woods family photos session with the Lee Family! It’s always […]

February 13, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

man and woman walk with baby daughter in front of white fence in these muncie family portrats

A stout white fence guarded the backyard of the De La Vega house. The brilliant white only broken by a few green leaves some trees that grew up and flopped their branches over the fence. Looking out expectantly at the front yard, waiting for people to come back and play under their branches. In front […]

February 8, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

man raises daughter above head in this fishers family photography session while his wife watches with a smile on her face

The leaves on the trees had faded in color, leaving their deep auburn color behind. In front of the trees, on the water front, a small family of three gathered. The father tossing his daughter up in the air as she giggled and laugh. The mother watching with a smile on her face. The moment […]

February 1, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

family walks amongst the trees in noblesville family photography session

There was a break in the dense foliage surrounding the Thomas house. A few leaves were scattered across the ground, breaking through the small gaps in the green grass. It was autumn and there was a chill in the air. The majority of leaves still clung to the branches of the surrounding trees though, retaining […]

January 28, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

man with tattoo looks up at son on his shoulders in this cool creek family photography session

This Cool Creek family photography session is all sorts of adorable! This family was so amazing together and a great reminder of why I love family photos!

January 25, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

As the 2019 season approaches, I think back in 2018 where we saw our business grow but how many of our couples families grew. Family photography is easily forgotten. We even forgot to schedule something for 2018, and we do this full time. Hopefully, this will be a reminder to be sure to capture life […]

May 4, 2018

FILED IN: Portraits

Bald Man Hugs Blonde Woman from Behind in White Room next to Window

I just loved doing this shoot with Jentry and Casey! These two are such a great couple! I loved helping them craft some photos for marketing purposes for their business with Isagenix in Indianapolis. I also really loved that we were able to capture some personal photos as well. We rented a studio in Greenwood […]

May 3, 2018

FILED IN: Other, Portraits

Wife Watches While Her Husband Holds up their Baby Girl in the Window Light

I just love it when former wedding clients contact me to do family photos! It was so thrilling when Augusta and Mitch reached out to me to see if I could capture some photos of their family! I love getting the chance to check back in and catch up with past clients, and I especially […]

August 23, 2017

FILED IN: Portraits

blonde woman in white dress standing in the doorway of a train looks lovingly at man in suit during their crowne plaza union station family photos

When it comes to unique locations for a family photo session, Union Station does not typically come to mind. Which, I think is why it works out so well! The Rebholz asked if I could do an anniversary shoot and family photo session with them! I was so excited to do this, because it is […]

August 23, 2017

FILED IN: Newborn, Portraits

Zoe is such a cute and sweet little baby. I am so happy I was able to spend some time capturing photos of her. This is an in home photos session. So the photos you see of the baby’s room with the big Z on the wall are her room. That room is so adorable. […]