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.

June 22, 2022

FILED IN: Weddings

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 […]

April 19, 2022

FILED IN: Engagements

man and woman prepare to kiss during their carmel at-home engagement session

The sun hung low in the sky. The leaves on the trees caught its light, keeping it from gracing the ground below. Sara and Joe stood in the dappled shade, under the trees, reveling in each other’s company. The two of them looked to be perfectly in love and at home with one another. We […]

December 8, 2021

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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

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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 […]

December 4, 2021

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young couple holds hands at a table outside of Noble Coffee and Tea Company in Noblesville

Two coffees rested on a table outside, cooling in the crisp autumn air. Next to the coffees two sets of hands clasped each other in the middle of the table. Madelynn and Justin looked deep into each other’s eyes as they held hands and chatted. They smiled at each other during a break in the […]

July 20, 2021

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couple silhouetted and dancing at sunset during their coxhall gardens engagement session

The light of the setting sun filled the sky with oranges and yellows and blues. The color faded from one end of the spectrum to the other making dusk seem magical and full of wonder. The pond at the park lay still and peaceful, like mirror reflecting the beauty of the sunset up above. In […]

March 2, 2021

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bride and groom standing on steps and looking into each other's eyes at a mill top wedding in noblesville

The sun light filtered through the sky light over the stairs. Laura and Bob stood on the stairs, just moments after their first look, backlight by the light. Laura grabbed Bob’s jacket and pulled him close for a hug. This was just one of the amazing moments we captured during Laura and Bob’s portraits. We […]

September 4, 2020

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man and woman dance at sunset during their hamilton county park engagement session

Laura and Bob were so much fun to capture at their engagement session. I had a lot of fun walking around Strawtown Koteewi park with them taking photos and getting to know them a little better. I had so much fun capturing this Hamilton County park engagement session! Laura and Bob met in college and […]

September 3, 2020

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man and woman sit on roots of tree in front of river during their Strawtown Koteewi Park engagement session

The roots of an old tree stuck up out of the ground. The river’s recent flood having washed away most of the earth that would have kept them covered. Katie and Aaron sat on top of the root, cuddling in the light filtering through the leaves overhead. It was a perfect moment and there were […]