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 28, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

a man and a woman in coats sit on a bench at this Holcomb Gardens Winter Engagement

It was almost spring, but the cold winter air still hung heavy in the air. Stephanie and Jonathan brought a lot of warmth to this chilly shoot! Their happiness was contagious! I felt myself smiling the whole time we were shooting. Even if we didn’t have any snow to go with the chilly weather. We’re […]

July 27, 2018

FILED IN: Engagements

a well dress young man kisses a blonde girl with a blue dress on the forehead

The branches of the trees grew up and over a small paved path near Butler University, creating a leafy tunnel. Niki and Sam paused while walking down this path, holding hands and turned to face each other. The light from the sun broke through the foliage in a few places, but mostly just highlighted the […]

January 10, 2017

FILED IN: Engagements

On an overcast day at the beginning of winter, the light from the sun flowed through the clouds and through the big windows of Locally Grown Gardens. The air around the windows was cold, but Jacqueline and Andrew didn’t mind as they sat on the sill of the window and snuggled up close to each […]

April 7, 2015

FILED IN: Engagements

I had the privilege to capture Abbi and Josh this fall. I’m so thrilled with how the pictures turned out, and I have this amazing couple to thank. They had confidence in our work, which allowed us to create unique and fun images! I love capturing at Holcomb Garden. The park has so many hidden […]

May 7, 2014

FILED IN: Engagements

What a beautiful location to have an engagement! Holcomb Gardens, right on Bulter’s campus, was a perfect fit for this outdoorsy couple.  Here’s a few engagement highlights from their session. I can’t wait for their upcoming wedding!