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 10, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

two young sisters in white dresses hug and kiss in a sunflower field in this Tuttle Orchards Family Photo session

The sunflowers grew tall in the field at Tuttle Orchards. Their giant flowers, laden with seeds, drooped on top of the plants. In the middle of this Indianapolis sunflower field, two girls in white dresses held hands and played. This session is a series of amazingly fun moments with these two adorable sisters and their […]

September 7, 2019

FILED IN: Newborn, Portraits

sweet baby all wrapped up in pink blanket on white backgroundNoblesville Newborn Photography

Tilly lay on a white blanket, wrapped up like a little burrito in a pink blanket. A smile was on her face as she lay there dreaming. She looked so comfortable and so adorable. I cannot get enough of these newborn baby photos! Usually I stick to doing weddings, but babies are so cute! I […]

August 9, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

a large family stands posed under a terrace during their Newfields family photos

The Johnson parents surrounded themselves with their children and their spouses for this fun family shoot! I love it when I get to meet families this large (five kids and 4 spouses) and see everyone loving on each other! We did a lot of photos around the Lilly House at Newfields during this shoot and […]

August 8, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

a boy kisses his younger brother on the cheek while hugging on slide art during their ndianapolis family photography session

The other day I had the opportunity to walk around the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres with the Hoover family! The Hoovers are friends from college and it was great to get to reconnect with them and capture some adorable moments! My favorite moment was when their two boys were sitting […]

June 30, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

toddler aged girl leans over and kisses baby brother on the head in this Hamilton County Family Photography session

The Singletons picked up their two children and huddled together for some photos. As they stood, mom holding her daughter and dad holding his son, they shifted the arms in which their kids were being held. As they did this, the kids bumped together, back to back. Their daughter leaned back in her mother’s arms, […]

June 29, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

three generations of a family standing in the woods in their Delaware County family photography with dogs in muncie

Is there anything better than a family photography shoot with dogs and kids? I know they are a lot more difficult to capture than adults, because it’s hard to get them to look at the camera. However, it is so worth it when you can make it happen. I mean, who does not like a […]

August 23, 2017

FILED IN: Portraits

blonde woman in white dress standing in the doorway of a train looks lovingly at man in suit during their crowne plaza union station family photos

When it comes to unique locations for a family photo session, Union Station does not typically come to mind. Which, I think is why it works out so well! The Rebholz asked if I could do an anniversary shoot and family photo session with them! I was so excited to do this, because it is […]

October 20, 2016

FILED IN: Portraits

mom, dad, daughters, and grandparents hold hands and walk across grass Muncie Family Photography

The sunlight shined down through the trees at the Minnetrista! The light caught the glass of my camera lens, and left a beautiful orange flare on the photos. The Driscoll family, three generations of them, held hands and walked along a path together. They were smiling and laughing the whole time! I had so much […]

November 24, 2015

FILED IN: Portraits

mom, dad, and son stand amidst crisp autumn leaves holding hands at sunset for their Fishers Family Photos

The sunlight broke through a gap in the trees, illuminating the crisp autumn leaves strewn about the yard. Brooke and Rob stood with their son Bennett amidst the leaves, smiling and holding hands. This shoot was so much fun! I met Brooke and Rob at their house around sunset for this short family session. The […]