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.

December 16, 2019

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bride and groom stand laughing on brick walkway at white river state park

Standing on the brick walkway next to the canal, Adriana and Luke laughed on a warm autumn day. It isn’t common to see the walkway through White River State Park so empty. It felt almost magical, like it had been cleared out just for the two of them. We are so excited to share all […]

November 12, 2019

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man and woman hug under trees in a clearing in a park during their Bel Air Kokomo wedding

On a sunny day at the beginning of October, it felt almost too hot to be autumn. The sun shone down on Jackson Morrow Park, and in a clearing betwixt the trees, Lindsey and Sam hugged. They were both dressed in white, her in her wedding dress and him in his full dress Navy uniform. […]

November 1, 2019

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bride and groom kiss under trees on mass ave on their VisionLoft Wedding day

Walking down Mass Ave at sunset, Emily and Ryan paused under a cluster of trees. It was a warm fall day, far removed from the crisp, cold that we’re experiencing now in November. Ryan pulled Emily close to him, hugging her. They kissed on Mass Ave while the light of sun popped from inbetween buildings […]

October 2, 2019

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black and white photo of groom kissing bride on head during the cocktail hour of their canal 337 wedding

Standing in front of Canal 337, Jonathan wrapped his arms around Stephanie. He pulled her close, and kissed her on the side of the head. Behind them, their guests were enjoying cocktail hour and let out a small cheer of appreciation when they saw the two of them. We had so much fun capturing this […]

September 23, 2019

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bride and groom kiss at sunset at mustard seed gardens with orange tones for Noblesville Wedding Photography

The golden light of the sun shone through the thin cloud coverage in the sky. After an overcast and slightly drizzly day, it was a blessing to have some warm orange tones and beautiful light. Sara and Sean stood in the damp grass with the sun backlighting them. Sean wrapped one arm around Sara and […]

September 3, 2019

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bride and groom hug at sunset on roof of regions tower during indianapolis wedding photography

The orange light of the setting sun shone through the gaps in the buildings in downtown Indianapolis. The light reflected off the windows of the surrounding buildings and filled the entirety of the evening air with an orange glow. On the deck of the Regions Tower, Molly and Matt hugged. They held each other close, […]

August 23, 2019

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bride and groom kissing at sunset with sun setting over the bride's shoulder for their muncie wedding photography

As the sun set over the field of wildflowers and grass, Kathryn and Nate hugged each other. They kissed on the side of a small pond, in the most beautiful light with plenty of warm tones. This was just one of the many sweet moments from Kathryn and Nate’s wedding day! There were so many […]

August 15, 2019

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

The warm sun shined down through the humidity, backlighting Bryana and Darnel. They stood holding hands in the Four Seasons Garden at Newfields, after their ceremony had ended. Their bridal party and guests had all walked back to the reception in the Deer Zink Pavilion, and they were enjoying a few moments alone in the […]

August 13, 2019

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man and woman stand for wedding photos at indianapolis art center before their indiana landmarks wedding

The green leaves of the trees soaked up the warm sunlight on a beautiful day in July. It was a little hot, but the Indianapolis Art Center grounds looked beautiful in the midday sun. Sigal walked up behind Ben and tapped him on the shoulder. He turned to look at her for the very first […]

August 9, 2019

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groom kisses bride on the head at sunset at the end of their Tinker House Wedding

The warm glow of the setting sun illuminated the green tree leaves. The leaves turned from a dark green to a lovely golden color. Under the tree, Bertram hugged Jylian and kissed her gently on the side of her head. We loved capturing this whimsical Tinker House wedding! This wedding was so much fun to […]