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.

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. […]

October 20, 2016

FILED IN: Portraits

mom, dad, daughters, and grandparents hold hands and walk across grass Muncie Family Photography

The sunlight shined down through the trees at the Minnetrista! The light caught the glass of my camera lens, and left a beautiful orange flare on the photos. The Driscoll family, three generations of them, held hands and walked along a path together. They were smiling and laughing the whole time! I had so much […]

November 24, 2015

FILED IN: Portraits

mom, dad, and son stand amidst crisp autumn leaves holding hands at sunset for their Fishers Family Photos

The sunlight broke through a gap in the trees, illuminating the crisp autumn leaves strewn about the yard. Brooke and Rob stood with their son Bennett amidst the leaves, smiling and holding hands. This shoot was so much fun! I met Brooke and Rob at their house around sunset for this short family session. The […]

November 2, 2015

On a brisk autumn day in October, golden rays of sunlight fell down to the earth, embracing the rows of apple trees at Tuttle Orchards. The supple branches of the trees bent under the weight of the ripe apples. Andrea and Scott, stood in between two rows of these apple trees, shielded from the biting wind. Oblivious […]

June 1, 2015

You just had the best night of your life. Your significant other took you out on a magical date and at the end of it, they proposed. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for since you were five. Since you saw your aunt and uncle get married in your grandparent’s church, that rigid, conservative building […]

October 30, 2013

FILED IN: Portraits

I had the privilege of capturing the Hughes family a while back. I was so thrilled when they contacted me for another session. I love their little son, Eric. His energy made we want to put down my camera and climb the monkey bars. He made it look like so much fun. He’s also a […]

October 28, 2013

FILED IN: Portraits

The Hembree family is full of kindness and beauty. MaNell is a very talented make-up artist, that has enhanced so many of our gorgeous clients beauty on their wedding day. When she decided she wanted some family pictures, I was very excited to capture her beautiful family. I’ve shot at the Minnetrista for years, but […]

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 […]

April 29, 2013

FILED IN: Portraits

Thanks so much for all that participated and voted! Out of our top five, the random name picker picked our winner: Katie Dahlinghaus “I would love to get session for my family and me. This picture (taken on my phone) is the only recent family picture we have. My Dad has been battling cancer for […]

April 29, 2013

FILED IN: Portraits

Thanks so much for all that participated and voted! Out of our top five, the random name picker picked our winner: Katie Dahlinghaus “I would love to get session for my family and me. This picture (taken on my phone) is the only recent family picture we have. My Dad has been battling cancer for […]