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.

May 25, 2024

FILED IN: Engagements

man hugs woman in their Newfields garden engagement

Samantha and Trace’s Newfields Garden engagement was a celebration of love amidst the enchanting beauty of nature. The gardens at Newfields, renowned for their stunning array of gorgeous flowers, provided the perfect backdrop for their romantic session. Every glance, every smile, was beautifully framed by the vibrant blooms and lush greenery, creating an atmosphere that […]

November 4, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

man and woman sit on rock at sunset during their IMA engagement session

A large rock sat on the ground under a canopy of tree leaves. The underbrush had been cleared out and grass had been planted, causing a quasi clearing in the grounds at Newfields. Emily and David sat on the rock with the sun setting behind. The sun’s rays cut through the trees and leaves, illuminating […]

February 21, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

A man and woman hold hands and look over their shoulders through some tree branches at this IMA Engagement Shoot

The leaves of the tree were pale in the light of the setting sun. Underneath the leaves, Candace and Bryon stood holding hands. They looked back over their shoulders, through some branches that were hanging low. They both smiled. This was just one of the many great moments we had during their IMA engagement shoot! […]

December 12, 2017

FILED IN: Engagements

framed by trees and flowers a beautiful young couple hugs while bathed by golden sunlight at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

The rays of sunlight filled the the garden with with a golden glow. In the middle of the garden, framed by trees and flowers John and Angela hugged each other. As they hugged at the IMA, smiles lit up their faces. The two of them couldn’t look at each other without breaking out into huge […]

November 14, 2017

FILED IN: Engagements

The leaves of the trees rocked gently to and fro in a soft breeze, as the sun began its descent. The light in the woods was transitioning from silver to gold, as Jenny and Dylan stood on a path surrounded by the green leaves. Dylan hugged Jenny from behind, holding her close in the romantic […]

September 14, 2017

FILED IN: Engagements

As the sun was setting, one ray of sunlight made it’s way through the branches of the trees. Hana and Daniel stood under those trees in the incandescence, holding hands. As they looked deep into one another’s eyes, their shadows intermingling in the grass at their feet, it was clear that they were deeply in […]