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 23, 2020

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Crisp autumn leaves lay on the ground, heralding the beginning of fall. The leaves crunched underfoot as Amber and Brandon walked hand in hand down a brick sidewalk. The train of her dress collected a few leaves as she walked, sweeping them along the bricks and through the small town of New Harmony. This New […]

July 22, 2020

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Trees grew on either side of a cement path in Franklin, Indiana, as the path followed along the winding route of Youngs Creek. It was cold outside, but the water in the creek kept running through the small town. Emily and David walked hand in hand down the cement path. The sun setting behind them […]

July 6, 2020

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

We interviewed one of our amazing couples, Sigal & Ben, for their anniversary to share some great advice on what you should focus on planning and the day of your wedding. This has been a difficult year for planning events but I love what the advice they had given to 2020 couples.
Many thanks to Sigal & Ben for sharing their experience with us.

July 5, 2020

bride and groom touch their foreheads together at sunset during their Tinker House Wedding

Happy Anniversary Jylian and Bertram! We wanted to take a moment to wish a happy first anniversary to Jylian and Bertram! They got married last year at Meridian Street United Methodist and had an amazing reception at Tinker House Events. Their wedding was On one of the hottest days of the year. Even though it […]

July 1, 2020

first look at union station wedding

After the first meeting I had with Amanda and Pat, I knew shooting their wedding was going to feel like capturing an old friend’s wedding. They just have a way of making you feel included. That feeling made this wedding one of my favorites of the year. Having a Union Station wedding means always means […]

June 24, 2020

iPhone 11 Pro Wedding with Aunjalee and Joe

iPhone Wedding Photography Last year when the iPhone 11 Pro came out with three lenses, we heard a lot of chatter from photographers about how the iPhone photos looked so good that no one would want to hire a pro photographer anymore. Most of this was just people joking around. We saw a few shoots […]

June 8, 2020

Today we are looking back at one our favorite couples! Alli & Jamie married 1 year ago today! I cannot believe how the time has flown. This was one of the easiest weddings to capture. Firstly, Alli and Jamie were just so excited to get married. Also, they surrounded themselves with people who were also […]

March 2, 2020

We are so excited to share Carly & Jon’s Mavris wedding in Indianapolis again on the blog today. They are celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary *all the excitement emojis*!!! We are doing things a little differently. We’ve asked for advice they have to share with our readers about wedding planning and Carly & Jon had […]

February 16, 2020

We were at Pelican Hill near Newport Beach for Lauren & Campbell’s wedding until the very late hours (2:30 am our time), but I couldn’t wait to get a few photos up to share. It was such a beautiful day and the photos were all so gorgeous. Steve and I had so much fun capturing […]

February 12, 2020

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Wedding at a hospital in Indianapolis. Photo of two hands with wedding bands holding on to a man's arm in a hospital bed.

We received a message from Megan on Christmas night stating that she and Jeremy were going to get married the next day. Her father wasn’t doing well and had been in the hospital for several days after suffering a heart attack. They wanted to get married at the hospital with Megan’s dad present. So I […]