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.

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 […]

April 18, 2014

FILED IN: Engagements

A California girl meets a Midwest boy. A town of 3,845 people brought them together and helped them fall in love. Emily & Chad met while playing sand volleyball at their small Christian college. Their friendship grew as their feelings for one another developed into love. After years of dating, Chad popped the question, the […]

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 […]

February 6, 2014

FILED IN: Engagements

Camp friends, turned college sweethearts, Ashley and Eric are such a wonderful couple. Time just seemed to fly by during their session. Ashley and Eric’s relationship really progressed on Ball State University’s campus, so it only felt right to incorporate it into the engagement shoot. Ashley and Eric told me some wonderful stories while standing […]

February 4, 2014

FILED IN: Engagements

We met on the most perfect fall day at the Indianapolis Canal for Rachel and Mike’s engagement pictures! The sky was beautiful, the sun was shining, and they are just a gorgeous couple to capture. At our first meet, I knew I would have a blast capturing their love for one another. They are both […]

December 31, 2013

FILED IN: Engagements

Rebecca and Jonathan are currently Ball State students and can’t wait to get married! After many scheduling conflicts, and having to cancel because of rain and sicknesses, we finally scheduled their autumn engagement. I’m somewhat thankful for those conflicts because it actually fell on one of the most perfect days. It was a bit chill […]

December 20, 2013

FILED IN: Engagements

New blog- finally! This is the first real post on our new blog! With planning Help Portrait, re-designing the blog, and the holidays, I’ve fallen really behind on my post! The wait will not disappoint. We now have a much more user-friendly blog (with larger pictures!) and tons of beautiful couple to feature in the […]

October 30, 2013

FILED IN: Weddings

Texas residents, Autumn and Paul, were married at the beautiful Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville. Autumn wore a beautiful strapless dress, and a pair of cowboy boots to bring the West to this rustic Midwest wedding. The excitement started as Paul saw his bride for the first time that day on the Olde Barn property. […]