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.

September 15, 2016

FILED IN: Engagements

The summer was not quite over, but some of the trees in the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres had already started shedding some leaves. The fallen leaves littered the pathways of the woodland park. With the sun at their backs, Kim and Alex took a walk down one of the paths with […]

August 11, 2016

FILED IN: Engagements

As the sun descended toward the horizon, it refused to abate in intensity. The air felt thick with humidity, yet somehow Jamie and Cody were able to keep cool. Under the scraggly branches of a small tree, they gently held hands as the sun’s light worked its way through the trees branches to warm their backs. […]

May 12, 2016

FILED IN: Engagements

Standing in the midst of tall, spindly trees at dusk, Aly and Andy looked into each other’s eyes. As Andy lifted his hand to hold Aly’s head, a look of satisfaction passed between their eyes. With the sun setting behind them, they looked completely in love standing there alone in the woods, feet planted in […]

April 9, 2015

FILED IN: Engagements

Chelsea and Josh are such a fun couple. They are incredibly nice, and Josh has the coolest mustache of anyone I know. When they started to describe what they hope their wedding celebration would look like, I found myself really wanting to be a part of their wedding ! Some of the things they’re planning […]

June 5, 2014

FILED IN: Engagements

Nicole and Mike are from the Carmel area, so what better place to capture an engagement than right in the middle of downtown Carmel. The one thing I love about Carmel is that when it gets warm outside, people come out to play. Unfortunately that’s not really ideal for pictures. Good thing Carmel has lots […]

February 28, 2014

FILED IN: Engagements

High school sweethearts, Jess and Jason, will be celebrating their 9th anniversary together the year they get married. I absolutely love working with couples that have been together a long time. The weddings are always just a big party! On top of that, they are just awesome people. After meeting with Jess, I knew I had to see these […]

October 22, 2013

FILED IN: Engagements

Casey & Jonathan were one of the lucky ones. They found one another early in life, and these high school sweethearts still find so much joy in being with one another. They have two puppy kids. I had the privilege to meet both of them! I had such a wonderful time getting to know them […]