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.

January 7, 2013

FILED IN: Senior Pictures

I’m so excited to launch our Senior Ambassador program. We will be selecting several 2014 graduating senior ladies to represent us. If you attend school in the Randolph, Wayne, Delaware, Jay, Blackford, Henry, Madison, Hamilton, or Grant County, you are eligible to apply. To apply go to and click “Apply”. If you know someone […]

September 20, 2012

FILED IN: Senior Pictures

I’ve known Grace for a little over 6 years and it just amazes me how she has grown into this gorgeous woman! One of my very first shoots as a professional photographer was shooting her sister’s senior portraits. With her sister having been one of my first sessions, I was just thrilled that Grace still […]

September 17, 2012

FILED IN: Senior Pictures

Haley is outgoing and is so fun to be around! This girl has a heart of gold, plus she is gorgeous! We decided to use lens flares and rim light to make her senior portraits unique. She met me at the Prairie Creek reservoir in Muncie, IN for some outdoor shoots. She came with wonderful […]

June 9, 2011

FILED IN: Senior Pictures

I had been nervous getting into seniors because of the drama.  Yes. I’m a wedding photographer worried about drama in… senior portraits.  I had been a photographer in college and worked with mothers before and it was not a good environment.  I have to say, this was not what I was expecting when I got […]

February 14, 2010

December 10, 2009

My lovely sister wanted to spend a little time with me, which makes me happy! I shot a few pictures of her around her apartment. It was a time for, well, practice and bonding. She loves to be in the spotlight, but it was hard to get her warmed up to the camera at first. […]

October 13, 2009

FILED IN: Senior Pictures