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.

October 30, 2018

FILED IN: Senior Pictures

blonde girl in green jacket and jeans sits on grass for Muncie Indiana Senior Portraits

This is the second part of the shoot I did with Jessie! I posted the first part the other day. There were just so many amazing photos of this sweet girl. I had to break it all up into two posts! I had so much fun capturing these Muncie, Indiana senior portraits with Jessie! We […]

September 26, 2015

FILED IN: Senior Pictures

girl in tank top stands with hands on hip and backlit by sun by Prairie Creek Reservoir in Muncie senior portraits

The late afternoon sun reflected off the surface of the Prairie Creek Reservoir. The result was a lot of beautiful warm light all around the reservoir. Holly sat on a small wooden dock in front of the reservoir in the glow of the reflected light. I loved shooting these Muncie senior portraits with Holly and […]

September 22, 2010

FILED IN: Engagements

High school sweethearts, Sarah and Josh, are extremely excited to tie the knot! Of course at an engagement shoot a couple will talk about their wedding, but not with this kind of enthusiasm. I loved Sarah’s passion and Josh’s gentleness. Sarah and Josh met early in their life but it wasn’t until high school that […]

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

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 […]

February 14, 2010

FILED IN: Portraits