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 16, 2020

FILED IN: Wedding Tip

So what is trendy in Indy? We’ve seen some classic wedding dress trends in 2019. Here are a few dresses from the past year that have caught our eye. Straps & Sleeves Isn’t it time for us to be comfortable on our wedding day? Are the days of us pulling up the top of our […]

April 13, 2020

groom in burgundy suit kisses bride in white dress at sunset during their East Central Indiana wedding

Hiring a wedding coordinator is a priority for any and every budget! I hope you loved the last time we included some advice from the married on our blog. Here’s some more advice from another one of our lovely couples! “The three most important things for our wedding day were having you guys [awww, thank you!!!] […]

February 13, 2020

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On the 9th episode of Wedded, we talk about cheese (maybe a bit too much about cheese), how I wish I would have splurged a bit on a pair of designer shoes for the wedding, and the wedding guest list. Listen to the episode on your commute to work, or while you multitask. I’ve broken […]

February 6, 2020

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Recently Wedding Venture contacted us about being featured in their “Ask the Expert” series of interviews.  They asked some great questions to gain insight into the process of choosing the right wedding photographer, the costs involved and the questions each engaged couple must ask when looking for wedding photographers.  Read the full interview:  Jennifer Van […]

February 2, 2020

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Deck of cards wedding favor

I want to take a moment on the blog today to talk about gifts for your guests. Not every wedding has gifts for their guests, but if you are thinking about it I thought I could help with some cool ideas. Steve and I have been going through Forever Wedding Favors and looking at some […]

January 11, 2017

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Today, I would like to do something a little different. A lot of our couples know that I nerd out when it comes to planning (I love it). It brings me great joy to help out couples looking for wedding advice. Instead of blogging about one of our amazing couples today, we’d like to highlight […]

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 23, 2014

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Chelsea & Jon had a fabulous wedding celebration with family and friends at the Indianapolis Sailing Club. The space was perfect for their passion of the water. They celebrated their ceremony April 4th in the British Virgin Islands, but they brought their reception home to Indianapolis. Chelsea looked absolutely stunning, and I just love her […]

March 6, 2014

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If the bride and groom haven’t requested an unplugged ceremony and you are wanting to take pictures, here are some things to consider. Show up early. This will give you an opportunity to be a little more choosy about where you sit. For the ceremony, consider sitting at the end of the rows, opposite of […]

March 5, 2014

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Everyone has a camera. It might only be a camera phone, but we are obsessed with capturing our lives. I’ve been this way my entire life. During my friends’ weddings, right out of college, I was pulling my Sony point-and-shoot out of my purse to capture the event. I was shooting pictures of their first […]