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.

April 25, 2022

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man with glasses looks at bride under veil in this best eyeglasses wedding day photo

Your wedding day is likely a day that you have been looking forward to since you were young. This special occasion is full of moments that you and your partner will cherish for a lifetime. From picking out the most romantic wedding photographer to creating a guest list filled with all of your loved ones. […]

April 19, 2022

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gift boxes and gift cards

Article by Katie Conroy If you’ve received a pocketful of cash from your generous wedding guests, it’s a smart idea to put it to good use. While you can use a part of it towards pampering yourself, this article will explore four savvy ways to spend your wedding gift money. Pay Off Debt Make a […]

March 17, 2022

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Article by Erin Reynolds There are lots of beautiful venues to host a wedding, but for couples who are budget-conscious,it can be difficult to find the right one that won’t completely destroy their budgets. That’s why somany people are planning their nuptials at home, where they can control the costs while stillhaving a gorgeous, memorable […]

March 10, 2022

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Article by Erin Reynolds Your wedding day is an occasion you want to remember for a lifetime. When planning the big event, you have many factors to consider, from the guest list to the food, decor, and more. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is the venue. The following guide will provide you […]

October 22, 2021

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Article by Jason Smith Getting married is indeed an extremely emotional event in a woman’s life. A bride undergoes a whirlwind of emotions on her D-day. She is finally getting hitched to her soulmate. The few moments in which she walks down the aisle bring in numerous memories of her childhood. With each progressing step, […]

February 15, 2021

We had the privilege to interview one of our past couples about their Pelican Hill wedding. Lauren and Campbell were married last year at the Resort at Pelican Hill on the day after Valentine’s Day. Which means today is their first anniversary! Happy anniversary Lauren and Campbell! What were the 3 most important things for […]

August 7, 2020

Man and Woman sit in boat in one of the Best Indianapolis Engagement Photo Locations

Throughout Indianapolis, there are lots of hidden gems when it comes to portrait session locations. Whether it be the outdoors, with beautiful foliage, or an urban setting with colorful walls, it’s hard to go wrong in Indy. If you’re looking for a place to do your engagement session but don’t already have something in mind, […]

August 3, 2020

bride and groom stand together on sidewalk for their muncie wedding photography

I had the privilege to interview one of our couples from 2019! Kathryn & Nate were married at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie, IN. While they planned their wonderful wedding, Kathryn spent a year in Paris and Nate finished up school at Ball State University. Today they celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary and […]

July 31, 2020

A few hours of open dancing is enough to make anyone work up an appetite. Even if that open dancing was preceded by one of the best tasting meals we’ve ever seen at a wedding. But, when the In-N-Out Burger truck pulled up to the reception, not a single person stayed inside to dance. Everyone […]

July 27, 2020

bride and groom hold hands and look at each other in garden at newfields on wedding day

Bryana & DJ are celebrating their 1 year anniversary! I cannot believe how fast that year went. We are so excited to celebrate with them today. They sent in advice for couples planning that is a must-read. Their wedding was one of our favorites, and I’m sure you can tell by the photos it was […]