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.

July 20, 2021

FILED IN: Engagements

couple silhouetted and dancing at sunset during their coxhall gardens engagement session

The light of the setting sun filled the sky with oranges and yellows and blues. The color faded from one end of the spectrum to the other making dusk seem magical and full of wonder. The pond at the park lay still and peaceful, like mirror reflecting the beauty of the sunset up above. In […]

February 11, 2019

FILED IN: Engagements

a man with glasses hugs a woman in a red shirt at this eagle creek engagement photography session

The sun’s light filtered through the thick green leaves hanging from the trees surrounding the Eagle Creek reservoir. Even in the the middle of the day, not much light made it down to the forest floor. On a shady path running through the woods, Bryana and DJ paused for a second on their walk to […]

July 11, 2016

FILED IN: Engagements

On top of the bridge in the middle of Coxhall Gardens, Wendy and Deson paused on their walk. They looked out over the water, Deson holding Wendy with one arm around her waist. A gentle breeze tousled Wendy’s long hair as she moved her head till it was touching Deson’s head. She looked over her […]

July 13, 2015

FILED IN: Engagements

Underneath a weeping willow tree, the earth slopes gradually to the waterfront of the Gompers Park Lagoon. There is not an official path back to the weeping willow, just a foot trail through the waist-high weeds that was trampled down by the many visitors the park sees everyday. After walking back there with Julia and […]