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.

February 22, 2018

the silhouette of a bride and groom in front of large windows at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown indianapolis with a large chandelier hanging in the foreground

First Look Having a First Look is a new tradition that is emerging for couples on their wedding day.  It is the moment the wedding couple sees each other for the first time on their special day… but this isn’t during the ceremony.  Does it make you nervous? Well, some couples aren’t familiar with the […]

October 29, 2015

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The brick walkway held the first fallen leaves of autumn, caught the last time a chilly breeze cut through the crisp autumn air. As Brittany approached Chuck at the end of the walkway, the train of her exquisite wedding dress swept the withering leaves along with her stride, rattling as they scraped along on the […]

October 21, 2015

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Linsey & Nate wed on a gorgeous day at Marian Hills Farm located in Fort Wayne, IN.

October 6, 2015

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On the day of their wedding, Carly and Ty took a break from the hubbub of the preparations at the Bel Air to head down the street to Highland Park. In the midst of Highland Park, a beautiful covered bridge spans the Kokomo Creek. A Smith Type #3 Truss covered bridge built by Robert Smith, the Vermont […]

October 20, 2014

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We are so thankful that we have such fabulous couples. Yes, I’m a bit biased, but I honestly think that we have the best. Casey & Jon are just adorable, but they also have wonderful personalities. Really. They are so great. So, I’m not kidding when I say it was an absolute honor to capture […]