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.

May 17, 2022

FILED IN: Weddings

wide shot of first kiss in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart during a University of Notre Dame wedding

We had so much fun shooting this University of Notre Dame wedding with Emily and Adam! We love visiting the University of Notre Dame and shooting there is so much fun. The campus is beautiful and provides so many gorgeous backdrops for photography. With this wedding we got to shoot at Saint Mary’s Lake, the […]

September 30, 2015

FILED IN: Engagements

Notre Dame alumni, Jack and Louann, chose to have their engagement session on the University of Notre Dame du Lac’s campus. Steve and I met them off campus, and then embarked on a lovely walk through campus with the two of them. As we walked, pausing to take pictures in places with beautiful light, Jack […]

February 2, 2015

FILED IN: Engagements

Brittany & Andrew were just fabulous. We had a blast getting to know them and capturing their engagement in South Bend at the Tippecanoe Place. Congratulations to the two of you!

July 16, 2014

FILED IN: Weddings

Laura and Sam had a beautiful wedding at the Culver Academy’s Chapel. They decided to wait to see each other until their ceremony but were able to pray together behind the gorgeous chapel doors. The ceremony was gorgeous. Sam’s eyes widened and a smile grew on his face as Laura approached the alter. They shared […]

July 1, 2014

FILED IN: Weddings

Amanda & Kyle’s wedding was fabulous. They really set the bar high. Not only did their wedding have class & beauty, but it was an absolute delight to work with them and their team at The Allure in LaPorte. These sweethearts met in college. They were both a part of Purdue’s glee club, so it’s […]

May 1, 2014

FILED IN: Weddings

2013 was a wonderful year to get married! Congratulations to all our beautiful couples!

December 20, 2013

FILED IN: Engagements

New blog- finally! This is the first real post on our new blog! With planning Help Portrait, re-designing the blog, and the holidays, I’ve fallen really behind on my post! The wait will not disappoint. We now have a much more user-friendly blog (with larger pictures!) and tons of beautiful couple to feature in the […]