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.

September 2, 2020

FILED IN: Portraits

small family of four at sunset in Indy family photos

The leaves of the trees had started to change color. They were transitioning from a verdant green to brown, but were caught in few shades of yellow and orange on the way. Standing in front of a brown field of grain, the Carrera family stood together. They came for the shoot prepared with footballs and […]

August 28, 2020

FILED IN: Weddings

bride and groom dance in front of wooden circle and guests at a Bash wedding

Earlier this summer Jenn and I had the privilege of capturing our first wedding after the pandemic started. It was such a relief to get back to some sort of normalcy. Nicole and Jon were married at Bash in Carmel. This wedding meant a lot to us, because Jon is a close friend of mine […]

October 31, 2019

FILED IN: Styled shoot

clown holds beer and stands in front of scarlet lane logo for this Indianapolis brewery photography

My friend, and one of the brewers at Scarlet Lane, approached me with an idea this fall. He wanted to do a parody mash up of the horror genre and of social media influencers. The idea being to take horror figures out of their spooky and creepy vibe and make them look like regular people. […]

September 2, 2019

FILED IN: Events

bride and groom seated at table laugh at speeches during rehearsal dinner at Conrad Indianapolis Event Photography

The night before Molly and Matt’s wedding we met them at the Conrad to capture their dinner rehearsal! They had a lovely meal with a lot of toasts in the Long-Sharp Gallery. At the time of their event, the works of Amy Kirchner’s “Amy Kirchner: Letting Go.” So a lot of the speeches were given […]

December 25, 2017

FILED IN: Events

ghostbusters and santa fight krampus together at this herst with scarlet lane brewing company logo on back at this Indianapolis Brewery Event Photography

Krampus, angels, Santa, Mrs. Claus, alien Santa and even a few Ghostbusters turned up at Scarlet Lane for their Krampus event this year! This year I got to shoot Scarlet Lane Brewing Company’s holiday event! It is a Krampus themed party that they do every December. They had a bunch of people that showed up […]

October 2, 2014

FILED IN: Events

empty room ready for an indy wedding networking event

Wedding Wire put on a fantastic party the other week! It was so great to go and see so many of my friends in the industry and get to hang out with them! Plus there was great food and drinks at the event! I had a blast at this Indy wedding networking event put on […]