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 29, 2020

FILED IN: Video, Weddings

bride and groom hug and kiss in open field at sunset during their Carmel Backyard Wedding

The sun was slowly dipping below the tree line. In the last few minutes before it winked out of site, its dim rays seemed to be traveling across the earth instead shining down on it. In a field of grass, Katie and Aaron danced in the light and their shadows seemed to grow and move […]

January 30, 2019

FILED IN: Video, Weddings

A man in a blue suit lifts a woman in a white dress into the air on a beach at this punta cana destination wedding

The waves rolled in from the Atlantic Ocean and marched up a little beach toward a fabric draped trellis. Chairs were lined up in the sand, facing the trellis, and filled with the family and friends of the bride and groom. The bride and groom, Kylie and Rick, stood under the trellis holding hands as […]

December 15, 2018

FILED IN: Video, Weddings

setting sun backlights bride and groom kissing in front of benton house during their wedding film

I assumed this wedding would be a ton of fun before showing up, but I had no idea what kind of wild ride I was in for throughout the day. The first look ended with Claire and Jesse popping a sweet, sparkling beer and clinking glasses. There were sparklers, scooters, and smoke machines. It was […]

August 31, 2017

FILED IN: Video, Weddings

bride and groom smiling at each other in front of stone building

Bri and Aric married the other weekend! We’re so excited to share the video we captured at their wedding! They were married outside at Indiana University with a reception to follow at the Indiana Memorial Union! We love shooting at IU! It’s such a great campus and there’s always so many amazing things going on […]