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.

December 3, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

man hugs woman in front of autumnal background during their downtown zionsville engagement session

Orange leaves were spread on the sidewalk. A gentle breeze sent more leaves fluttering from the tree branches above. The breeze blew some of the leaves on the sidewalk, sending them skittering in a white picket fence which held them still. Hannah and Cole held hands and walked down the side walk through the fallen […]

July 19, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

couple under arches at their sand creek engagement session

The leaves were slowly changing from their vibrant greens to their more mellow oranges and yellows. It was autumn in northern Indiana and while some of the leaves had yet to change, some of the orange and yellow leaves already lay scattered upon the ground. Amidst the lovely fall foliage Shanelle and Phil stood hugging […]

August 7, 2020

Man and Woman sit in boat in one of the Best Indianapolis Engagement Photo Locations

Throughout Indianapolis, there are lots of hidden gems when it comes to portrait session locations. Whether it be the outdoors, with beautiful foliage, or an urban setting with colorful walls, it’s hard to go wrong in Indy. If you’re looking for a place to do your engagement session but don’t already have something in mind, […]

July 22, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

spinning woman holding man's hand at sunset in this indiana country engagement session

The setting sun backlit two trees in front of a field. The branches of the trees twisted together and intermingled over the heads of Lindsey and Sam. Framed by the trees, the two danced out in the country, all alone. Well, all alone except for me. I had so much fun capturing this Indiana country […]

December 21, 2017

FILED IN: Engagements

framed by the trun and bough of a tree a man and woman hug in arbuckle acres park

The sky was overcast and there was little more than muted light filtering through the clouds. Thankfully, Bri and Jason’s happy demeanor and big smiles provided enough happiness to lighten the mood on this dismal day. A  flash positioned just right helped out a little bit too. I had so much fun capturing Bri and […]