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.

August 5, 2022

FILED IN: Weddings

man and woman dance at night for their first dance at their Richmond Indiana wedding.

The sun had set and the air was just starting to cool off on this hot summer day. The dance floor was cleared, and Miranda and Wade stepped out into the center. They held each other close and danced slow, as their friends and family made a circle around them to watch. We loved this […]

December 1, 2017

FILED IN: Weddings

a bride and groom dance in a dark room filled with fairy lights at mill top in noblesville indiana on their wedding day

Rows of string lights hung from the ceiling in an undulating stream trailing from the back of the room to the front where they cascaded down the wall. It was in front of this waterfall of lights that Heather and Kyle were married, and later in the day, after all of the guests had moved […]

November 16, 2017

FILED IN: Weddings

As the sun was setting, Lotti and Rodrigo walked away from the Purdue Memorial Union and toward the Loeb Fountain. When they were dating at Purdue, they used to climb up on the fountain to talk after the water was turned off. Upon arriving at the fountain, they found that it was still on and […]

September 21, 2010

FILED IN: Portraits

I was contacted by an old friend to shoot portraits of her baby, Cooper.  It had been a while since we had seen each other and it was the first time I had met her son.  I have never seen red hair like that on a baby!  I was overwhelmed with cuteness.  While catching up […]

October 19, 2009

FILED IN: Engagements