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 10, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

man in vest whispers into blonde woman's ear while sitting in field of tall grass during their Noblesville park engagement session

The light of the setting sun lit up the grass in the field. It turned the brown blades of tall grass into gorgeous golden blades, like Rumpelstiltskin with a spinning wheel and a room full of hay. Miranda and Wade sat in the grass chatting and laughing together. We had so much fun capturing these […]

December 7, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

young engaged couple in field with tall grass captured by their Noblesville Photographer

The tall grass swayed as a gentle breeze slipped over the field. In the middle of the field, Molly and Jordan hugged. Smiles lit up their faces at the warmth of the embrace on a chilly winter day. This Noblesville photographer had so much fun capturing these early winter photos with Molly and Jordan! I […]

December 4, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

young couple holds hands at a table outside of Noble Coffee and Tea Company in Noblesville

Two coffees rested on a table outside, cooling in the crisp autumn air. Next to the coffees two sets of hands clasped each other in the middle of the table. Madelynn and Justin looked deep into each other’s eyes as they held hands and chatted. They smiled at each other during a break in the […]

September 4, 2020

FILED IN: Engagements

man and woman dance at sunset during their hamilton county park engagement session

Laura and Bob were so much fun to capture at their engagement session. I had a lot of fun walking around Strawtown Koteewi park with them taking photos and getting to know them a little better. I had so much fun capturing this Hamilton County park engagement session! Laura and Bob met in college and […]

September 23, 2019

FILED IN: Weddings

bride and groom kiss at sunset at mustard seed gardens with orange tones for Noblesville Wedding Photography

The golden light of the sun shone through the thin cloud coverage in the sky. After an overcast and slightly drizzly day, it was a blessing to have some warm orange tones and beautiful light. Sara and Sean stood in the damp grass with the sun backlighting them. Sean wrapped one arm around Sara and […]

September 7, 2019

FILED IN: Newborn, Portraits

sweet baby all wrapped up in pink blanket on white backgroundNoblesville Newborn Photography

Tilly lay on a white blanket, wrapped up like a little burrito in a pink blanket. A smile was on her face as she lay there dreaming. She looked so comfortable and so adorable. I cannot get enough of these newborn baby photos! Usually I stick to doing weddings, but babies are so cute! I […]

May 17, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

baby announcement on potters bridge with colleen and matt

I just love when past wedding clients contact me to update their family photos. And I love surprises. So, when Colleen and Matt, past wedding and engagement session clients, contacted me to do some photos for them that they could used to surprise their friends and family with good news, I was ecstatic! Is there […]

February 22, 2019

FILED IN: Portraits

A mom and dad hold their kids in these forest park portraits

Dry leaves lay on the ground, some yellow, red, and orange and others brown. Autumn was half over, and the air had turned cool and crisp. Bundled up in sweaters with knit beanies on their heads, the Blythe family was enjoying a beautiful fall day at the park. The parents carried the kids around, while […]

October 26, 2018

FILED IN: Senior Pictures

girl in blue dress walks alone in woods at sunset for Noblesville Senior Portraits

I met with Emily at a local park to do some lovely photos of her on the waterfront! She was so much fun to work with and such a joy to be around. She had an infectious laugh and a beautiful smile. I hope you love these Noblesville senior portraits as much as we do! […]

August 22, 2017

FILED IN: Weddings

On a warm summer day in June, a few a grey clouds hung over the gazebo at Mustard Seed Gardens. The forecast hadn’t called for rain, but with each passing moment leading up to Kendra and Sam’s outside ceremony the sky turned darker. As Kendra walked down the aisle toward Sam, a few little rain […]