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 18, 2013

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If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been blogging more. I’ve listened to a few people (fellow photographers & Brides) and wanted to get much more out of my blog.  I’m going to be posting 4-5 posts a week. In light of a new year for me (my birthday was this past Friday), I’m setting new goals. […]

July 12, 2013

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Usually I’m content to just sit back and edit the posts that Jenn writes, but today I thought I’d take the time to write a post of my own. Why? Because it’s Jenn’s birthday! Another year has passed and she’s another year older and I was able to spend that whole year with her (great […]

February 1, 2013

Christmas arrived and my first niece was born (conveniently) 13 days before.  My son had been the only grandchild on both sides for the past two years.  When my sister found out she was having Hayden, we were all beyond excited that we were finally having a little girl in the family.  I can finally […]

January 17, 2013

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So here’s the deal… I really like lists. I have at least 4 different lists on my iphone, a “to-do” list on my laptop (that I continue to avoid), and a few more in some notepads which I frequently use to doodle. I’ve continued to try to make myself a “writer”.  For years I’ve written […]

January 16, 2013

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The winter is pretty slow for us, so that leaves us with more time to do fun things like this. The downfall is it is 20 degrees outside.  Watery eyes, red noses, and frozen fingers left us with about 15 minutes for an actual shoot.  We just like to play around and sometimes we have […]

November 1, 2012

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Fall is my favorite. Have you heard that one before? Fall is everyone’s favorite. How can it not be? There are all those beautiful colors, fun boots, and great holidays. There is so much to look forward to in the fall.  One of the many things I love about fall is all the apples.  For […]

June 18, 2012

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The Preparation: I searched and searched for the perfect dress for our vintage style photo shoot, only to find it right under my nose… well right under a big pile of garage sale clothes in our storage room.  I bought this black dress thinking that I could pull off vintage style for my everyday lifestyle. […]

June 6, 2012

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Most of you know that I have a little boy, named Iain (I refer to him as E) and he is 16 months old. I tend to talk about things I love. The one thing I was always told when I was pregnant was, “Just wait, you’ll never have time for anything after you have […]

May 23, 2012

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One of the wonderful benefits of being a parent is a special day a year when I get pampered with breakfast, hugs, and gifts.  I asked my husband the day before, “So,  what did Iain get me for Mother’s day?”  “I’m not telling you!” he responded. I really thought with the answer I could tell […]

January 12, 2012

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…Okay… mostly Iain.  I’m sorry! BUT  wouldn’t you much rather see his face anyway?  Plus, someone has to be behind the camera. It’s kind of funny how I always volunteer. Coincidence? Well, we loved spending Iain’s first Christmas at home, opening gifts as a family.  Steve’s gift to me was my favorite. Although I loved […]