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.

June 7, 2016

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With a crackle and pop the first sparkler burst into life. The fire burned bright and hissed as it shot out sparkling white light. Then, all down the line, other sparklers burst into life, shooting out brilliant little flames as they burned. Suddenly the pathway from the barn to the getaway car was transformed from […]

October 21, 2015

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Linsey & Nate wed on a gorgeous day at Marian Hills Farm located in Fort Wayne, IN.

September 29, 2015

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As Sam and Rochelle prepared to cut their wedding cake, the waning light of the sun trickled through gaps between the barn’s thick, wood board siding, creating lovely golden lines of sunlight on the floor of the barn at Morgan Acres. I stood on wooden timbers that had been cut down over 150 years ago […]

August 30, 2015

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As the sun was setting over the verdant fields surrounding the Barn at Zionsville, Julia leaned back into Dave, looking up over her shoulders and into his eyes. Dave held her in his powerful arms as the enjoyed the last rays of sunlight on their wedding day, their only company a light chestnut horse standing […]

August 11, 2015

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Juan held Laura’s hand, leading her across the lawn. The grass had been cut several days before, and the dried up clippings stood out as brown clumps against the vibrant green grass. Juan held Laura’s hand firmly, and he looked at her intently as they walked. Laura returned his gaze, looking endearingly into his eyes. […]

May 22, 2014

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May 1, 2014

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2013 was a wonderful year to get married! Congratulations to all our beautiful couples!

April 21, 2014

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Lara, from Buzzfeed, contacted us after viewing Autumn & Paul’s wedding (featured on Love & Lavender). She loved the pictures and wanted to feature a few of the details in an article she was writing. “24 Ways to Throw A Spectacular Barn Wedding” was launched today and could be more excited to see our images […]

April 15, 2014

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JVE Published on Love & Lavender See the rest of their wedding here!

October 30, 2013

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Texas residents, Autumn and Paul, were married at the beautiful Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville. Autumn wore a beautiful strapless dress, and a pair of cowboy boots to bring the West to this rustic Midwest wedding. The excitement started as Paul saw his bride for the first time that day on the Olde Barn property. […]