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.

March 5, 2021

FILED IN: Portraits

family of four with mom, dad, and two daughters on blanket for their farmland family photography

The swing swayed gently back and forth on the front porch. The swing made a rhythmic creaking noise as it moved. On the swing, the De La Vegas sat with their daughters, reading books as the sun set. This was just one of the amazing moments from the lifestyle shoot we did with the De […]

April 13, 2020

groom in burgundy suit kisses bride in white dress at sunset during their East Central Indiana wedding

Hiring a wedding coordinator is a priority for any and every budget! I hope you loved the last time we included some advice from the married on our blog. Here’s some more advice from another one of our lovely couples! “The three most important things for our wedding day were having you guys [awww, thank you!!!] […]

April 25, 2019

FILED IN: Weddings

groom in burgundy suit kisses bride in white dress at sunset during their East Central Indiana wedding

As the sun was dipping below the horizon, we ran outside to do a few photos of Makenzie and Kyle. We were losing light fast, so we only had a few moments to make some magic happen. Caught up in the moment and the romance, without me asking for any poses, Kyle hugged Makenzie and […]

August 1, 2011

FILED IN: Engagements

I met Katie and Dan a few weeks after their engagement and I knew that I would LOVE working with them. A meet and greet at Starbucks ended up being a couple hours of us chatting, discovering we had a lot of mutual friends.   I say this a lot (because I have the best clients) […]

September 22, 2010

FILED IN: Engagements

            I love taking photos in historic towns like Farmland. April was raised just down the street from where we were shooting, so it was nice to put a sentimental touch to the photos.             They both are very creative people. April is always dressed very fashionable and has great taste in accessories. Ryan designed both engagement […]