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 […]

August 2, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

man in blue shirt hugs woman in floral dress during their Ball State Engagement

The setting sun turned the green grass to a light golden color. Standing in front of an evergreen tree with the sunlight streaming down behind them, Kathryn and Nate hugged. They laughed and smiled, and Nate kissed Kathryn on the cheek. There were so many gorgeous moments just like this during their wonderful Ball State […]

April 25, 2019

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groom in burgundy suit kisses bride in white dress at sunset during their East Central Indiana wedding

As the sun was dipping below the horizon, we ran outside to do a few photos of Makenzie and Kyle. We were losing light fast, so we only had a few moments to make some magic happen. Caught up in the moment and the romance, without me asking for any poses, Kyle hugged Makenzie and […]

October 20, 2016

FILED IN: Portraits

mom, dad, daughters, and grandparents hold hands and walk across grass Muncie Family Photography

The sunlight shined down through the trees at the Minnetrista! The light caught the glass of my camera lens, and left a beautiful orange flare on the photos. The Driscoll family, three generations of them, held hands and walked along a path together. They were smiling and laughing the whole time! I had so much […]

September 28, 2010

FILED IN: Weddings

                   Heidi and Kyle got hitched on June 19th.  It was very hot but it didn’t keep anyone from having a blast.  The wedding was held in a Mennonite church near Shipshewana, IN.  Heidi’s family attended the church for years and it became a very sentimental place […]

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 […]

February 14, 2010

FILED IN: Portraits

October 19, 2009

FILED IN: Engagements

October 13, 2009

FILED IN: Weddings