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 3, 2020

FILED IN: Engagements

Can anyone believe we are already into month 2 of 2020! How is this possible? I’ve been going through galleries of 2019 the past few days and I can’t tell you how hard it was to narrow it down to a reasonable amount. We just adore our couples and everything they do is just photo […]

July 1, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

man in sweater and woman in jean jacket sit on rough hewn stone wall during their Holcomb Gardens engagement shoot

There was a silence in the air around the waters of the canal. It’s one of the few places in Indianapolis where you can here the insects and the birds in the woods. On a rough hewn piece of stone, eroded by time and rain, Sigal and Ben sat. Huddled close together, they hugged and […]

May 17, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

in the woods at this holcomb gardens engagements photos session a blonde woman kisses a brown haired man

The sunlight fell through the boughs of the evergreen tree, spilling out onto the forest floor underneath. The glow of the sunlight gently warmed the pine needles and leaves on nestled in the ground. Next to a tall conifer, Kendall walked up behind Connor and wrapped her arms around him. Smiling, she kissed him on […]

February 28, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

a man and a woman in coats sit on a bench at this Holcomb Gardens Winter Engagement

It was almost spring, but the cold winter air still hung heavy in the air. Stephanie and Jonathan brought a lot of warmth to this chilly shoot! Their happiness was contagious! I felt myself smiling the whole time we were shooting. Even if we didn’t have any snow to go with the chilly weather. We’re […]

February 5, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

A young couple holds hands while walking under a tree in their holcomb gardens engagement session

It was a warm day in late spring. It wasn’t quite summer yet, but the air felt like it was heating up. The proceeding week it had rained almost every day, and this was the first sunny day. Under an old Oak Tree in the middle of the gardens, Brooke and Mike walked together holding […]

January 24, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

A few of our favorite photos of 2018 couple sessions are below, but what’s exciting is that you’ll be seeing so many of these wonderful faces on our blog again this year! We had one of the biggest early booking years to date, and have made so many new friends because of it. I enjoyed […]

July 27, 2018

FILED IN: Engagements

a well dress young man kisses a blonde girl with a blue dress on the forehead

The branches of the trees grew up and over a small paved path near Butler University, creating a leafy tunnel. Niki and Sam paused while walking down this path, holding hands and turned to face each other. The light from the sun broke through the foliage in a few places, but mostly just highlighted the […]

January 10, 2017

FILED IN: Engagements

On an overcast day at the beginning of winter, the light from the sun flowed through the clouds and through the big windows of Locally Grown Gardens. The air around the windows was cold, but Jacqueline and Andrew didn’t mind as they sat on the sill of the window and snuggled up close to each […]

April 15, 2015

FILED IN: Engagements

LA natives, Laura & Juan, are getting married at The Barn at Kennedy Farms this summer! We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of it! Laura is originally from Greenwood, and Juan’s family is from Spain and Philadelphia. These two fell in love at Taylor University. Juan moved to LA after college to start […]

April 7, 2015

FILED IN: Engagements

I had the privilege to capture Abbi and Josh this fall. I’m so thrilled with how the pictures turned out, and I have this amazing couple to thank. They had confidence in our work, which allowed us to create unique and fun images! I love capturing at Holcomb Garden. The park has so many hidden […]