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 2, 2022

FILED IN: Weddings

beautiful blonde bride standing in front of steps of building for her unique wedding photos

A soft breeze blew across the quad at Ball State University, lifting the lace of Sara’s dress and tousling her blonde hair. She lifted the skirt of her wedding dress and spun in the breeze taking in the day. Her groom Adam stood watching, a smile on his face, as he watched Sara having her […]

December 1, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

man with long hair hugs blonde woman in downtown muncie engagement session

As the sun was setting in Muncie, its last rays came across lighting up Sara and Adam as they hugged. Adam leaned down to kiss Sara on the cheek. It was a magical moment. I had so much fun shooting this downtown Muncie engagement session with these two! We started this shoot on Ball State […]

September 21, 2010

FILED IN: Engagements

I don’t believe I have ever met someone as caring as Angie. She is the type of person that will go completely out of her way to make sure everyone is happy, or at least have a shoulder to cry on. Angie and Michael met each other while Angie was studying for her masters at […]

July 28, 2010


After much rest caused by a pretty tough first trimester, I’m back on my feet ready to work! My blog has fallen pretty far behind but I have frequently updated my facebook page. To see recent work please visit: Link to Facebook Thanks for visiting!

June 4, 2010

FILED IN: Engagements

Sarah and Bob are extremely friendly people.  It felt less like a shoot and more like we were just hanging out.  Both were very loving to one another, but the shoot was more goofy than romantic, which I love.  I was told that the majority of pictures they have of each other, at least one […]

May 25, 2010

FILED IN: Weddings

I had the privilege to shoot with Joel Cookston, who is an amazing wedding photographer.  Here are a few I shot from Morgan and Chad’s special day! To see some of Joel’s work visit

May 1, 2010

FILED IN: Engagements

I’ve had the privilege to know Ben and Emily for a while now and I feel I can say one thing that all their friends can agree on: they are a blast to be around. I feel so blessed with the opportunity to shoot both their engagement and wedding (September 18, 2010).  Like most experiences […]

April 20, 2010

FILED IN: Engagements

Amy and Deron are the type of people that you always have so much fun around. Bubbly. Goofy. Loving. They are definitely the type of people you want to see together. Thankfully, they met and plan to spend the rest of their lives together!Amy and Deron met through mutual friends. They attended separate high schools […]

April 14, 2010

FILED IN: Weddings

Who could take a love for the Beatles, mix it with love for another, and make it into a beautiful wedding? Meet Josh and Theresa. If any wedding was transformed to look like a couple this would be it. Theresa’s idea for the entire wedding was to take their favorite band, the Beatles, and make […]