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.

March 9, 2022

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bride and groom hug in front of brown background during their indy canal wedding

Sunlight fell through the open window of Canal 337. Tyler stood near the window, the sunlight gracing his face, as Anna walked up behind him and gave him a hug. They both smiled. This was just one of the moments we created together during their portraits. Scroll down to see all of the amazing moments […]

October 2, 2019

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black and white photo of groom kissing bride on head during the cocktail hour of their canal 337 wedding

Standing in front of Canal 337, Jonathan wrapped his arms around Stephanie. He pulled her close, and kissed her on the side of the head. Behind them, their guests were enjoying cocktail hour and let out a small cheer of appreciation when they saw the two of them. We had so much fun capturing this […]

December 8, 2017

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stunning freelensing photo of a bride and groom in the white river park holding hands, the bride's face is in focus but not much else in the photo and leaves on the trees behind them are fading from a brilliant orange to a brown

The leaves had faded from a vibrant green to a muted, burnt orange.  On a sidewalk in White River Park, Grant held Amanda’s hand and looked at her lovingly. The breeze tugged lightly at the ribbon hanging from Amanda’s bouquet. It was a beautiful moment. I realized I wanted to shoot something a little different. […]

November 9, 2017

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The light from the sun streamed through the window of Canal 337. Some brick dust in the air, but mostly a can of atmosphere aerosol sprayed in the space, helped to highlight just how magnificent the space is when the sun is setting. Kate and Jimmy walked hand in hand through the gorgeous light, smiles […]