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.

November 10, 2022

FILED IN: Weddings

man in suit and woman in white dress with lace kiss in the middle of a field of wildflowers during this White Willow Farms Wedding

A slight breeze rustled the plants growing in the meadow, causing the wildflowers to sway back and forth. Sophia and Bryce walked out into the the fauna together holding hands. The plants were wet because a small storm had popped up and drizzled on the farmland. The overcast sky still held gray clouds over the […]

October 21, 2022

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a man in a tux hugs a woman in a white dress holding a clear umbrella on a rainy day during their Artisan Acres Estate wedding

The sky was overcast with a sheet of light gray clouds. A slight drizzle escaped the clouds and sprinkled down on the earth below. Little beads of water formed on Molly’s clear umbrella as she held it over her head while kissing her groom, Jordan, in front of the Artisan Acres flower garden. After kissing […]

October 17, 2022

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a man and woman in wedding clothes kiss at sunset during their mustard seed wedding

The setting sun bathed Analisa and Charles in golden light. They were newly married and just minutes away from their reception in the barn at Mustard Seed Gardens. They danced slowly in the sunlight, Charles dipping and kissing Analisa while the wind blew her veil. This portrait session after Analisa and Charle’s Mustard Seed wedding […]

August 13, 2022

FILED IN: Engagements

man and woman stand in front of fountain about to kiss with their dog on a leash next to them during their carmel city center engagement session

The last rays of sunlight were catching droplets of water flowing from the cascading pools of the fountain. Kyle and Ali stood n front of the fountain, a slight mist from the falling water dampening their clothes. They hugged and kissed, oblivious to the rest of the world. This was just one of the fantastic […]

August 10, 2022

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a couple dressed in white laugh at sunset at their Ritz Charles wedding

The setting sun turned the sky orange, casting the world into an orange haze. Kristen and Rob stood on a sidewalk outside the chapel at the Ritz Charles and kissed in front of this lovely orange backdrop. Then they laughed and smiled. It was a beautiful moment and we loved the way Hannah captured it. […]

August 8, 2022

FILED IN: Engagements

man in blue checked suit jacket hugs blonde woman while they both smile and laugh in front of a pond during their West Clay Engagement Session

The sun was just starting to dip below the trees and the earth was starting to cool off. In a cool space in the shade, next to a pond, Austin hugged MacKenzie She looked up, over her shoulder at him and the both smiled and laughed. Then he kissed her on top of the head. […]

June 22, 2022

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bride and groom under chuppah at their charming coxhall gardens wedding

The leaves of the weeping willow were blown slowly back and forth by a light breeze, adding a little movement behind the Chuppah during the ceremony. Under the Chuppah, Shayna and Aaron stood holding hands as Aaron prepared to break the glass. When the time came, he stomped so hard his yarmulke flew off his […]

December 8, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

man with beard kisses woman on head on snowy day during their mustard seed gardens engagement photos

String lights hung in the air their light barely visible as the sun was just starting to set on a cloudy winter day. Under the shade of an old tree, a bit of snow still clung to the ground. Analisa and Matt stood in the snow, hugging to help keep each other warm. They looked […]

December 7, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

young engaged couple in field with tall grass captured by their Noblesville Photographer

The tall grass swayed as a gentle breeze slipped over the field. In the middle of the field, Molly and Jordan hugged. Smiles lit up their faces at the warmth of the embrace on a chilly winter day. This Noblesville photographer had so much fun capturing these early winter photos with Molly and Jordan! I […]

October 5, 2021

FILED IN: Portraits

mom and dad smile with baby in pumpkin patch during their Russell Farms Family Photos

Light from the setting sun filtered through the leaves of the trees in autumn. The leaves were just starting to take on a yellow cast, but were not quite ready to fall. Under the leaves sat a vast amount of pumpkins and in the middle of the pumpkins was a smiling toddler and his two […]