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.

February 3, 2020

FILED IN: Engagements

Can anyone believe we are already into month 2 of 2020! How is this possible? I’ve been going through galleries of 2019 the past few days and I can’t tell you how hard it was to narrow it down to a reasonable amount. We just adore our couples and everything they do is just photo […]

August 2, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

man in blue shirt hugs woman in floral dress during their Ball State Engagement

The setting sun turned the green grass to a light golden color. Standing in front of an evergreen tree with the sunlight streaming down behind them, Kathryn and Nate hugged. They laughed and smiled, and Nate kissed Kathryn on the cheek. There were so many gorgeous moments just like this during their wonderful Ball State […]

January 17, 2017

FILED IN: Weddings

The only light in the ballroom was coming through a few open windows. The light from the setting sun was dim on this winter day. Matt stood in front of one of those windows, hands in his pockets, absorbing the last rays of light on his wedding day. Haley slid her arms under his, and hugged […]

June 12, 2014

FILED IN: Engagements

I had the privilege to volunteer with Autumn during Serve Week, which is a youth “clean Muncie” project that Union Chapel does every year. We worked on the Media team, capturing images and video of all the hard work that everyone was putting into the week-long event. I will tell you this, when you stay […]

February 6, 2014

FILED IN: Engagements

Camp friends, turned college sweethearts, Ashley and Eric are such a wonderful couple. Time just seemed to fly by during their session. Ashley and Eric’s relationship really progressed on Ball State University’s campus, so it only felt right to incorporate it into the engagement shoot. Ashley and Eric told me some wonderful stories while standing […]