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 3, 2022

FILED IN: Engagements

woman in blue dress and man in white collared shirt hold hands and walk done pier during their eagle creek park engagement session

The floating pier creaked as it moved in response to the waves. Allison and David held hands and walked on the pier, chatting with each other. Behind them the sun was setting on the other side of the reservoir, but the light reflecting off the water provided a beautiful silver backdrop behind them We had […]

April 21, 2022

FILED IN: Engagements

blonde woman in a green tank top and denim jeans kisses a man in shorts with a blue shirt in the woods

A blanket of brown leaves lay on the forest floor. Sunlight filtered through a canopy of new green leaves overhead to grace the woods below. Standing in the fallen leaves, Ellie and George hugged and kissed. This was just one of the gorgeous moments Hannah captured with Ellie and George. All of the photos were […]

December 2, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

blonde woman in blue dress sits with man on driftwood in this eagle creek photo session

On the shore of the Eagle Creek reservoir several logs lay on the ground. They had been pulled from the water and set aside to dry. Katelyn and Jacob sat on one of these pieces of driftwood on a warm autumn day. The light of the setting sun illuminating their faces while they embraced. This […]

January 22, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

Silhouettes of two people touching foreheads during their Indy Reservoir Engagement

The sun was waning as it slid down the sky and over the Eagle Creek Reservoir. Light reflected up off the placid surface of the water, creating a beautiful glow in the air. Allie and Jake stood on a bluff overlooking the water. They turned toward one another and hugged. This was just one of […]

November 30, 2020

FILED IN: Engagements

young man and young woman kiss in front of Eagle Creek Reservoir

A small strip of land runs through the water at Eagle Creek reservoir. Just some dirt packed around rocks with plants growing up between them and wide enough for four people to walk across. A few small trees reach up toward the sky on either side of the land and in a gap in the […]

August 7, 2020

Man and Woman sit in boat in one of the Best Indianapolis Engagement Photo Locations

Throughout Indianapolis, there are lots of hidden gems when it comes to portrait session locations. Whether it be the outdoors, with beautiful foliage, or an urban setting with colorful walls, it’s hard to go wrong in Indy. If you’re looking for a place to do your engagement session but don’t already have something in mind, […]

October 29, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

dark and moody photo of a man and a woman kissing in the woods during their Eagle Creek Engagement Photos, one of the Best Indianapolis Engagement Photo Locations

The light of the setting sun streamed through the trees, backlighting Emily and Ryan. The green leaves were tinged with golden hues as the light illuminated them. In front of this backdrop, Emily and Ryan stood with their foreheads pressed together. They were laughing at something they whispered to each other. This was something that […]

February 11, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

a man with glasses hugs a woman in a red shirt at this eagle creek engagement photography session

The sun’s light filtered through the thick green leaves hanging from the trees surrounding the Eagle Creek reservoir. Even in the the middle of the day, not much light made it down to the forest floor. On a shady path running through the woods, Bryana and DJ paused for a second on their walk to […]