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.

April 9, 2019

FILED IN: Weddings

a bride in a white dress taps a groom in a suit on the shoulder under a bunch of hanging glass lamps in a bar in this mavris wedding photography

Multicolored glass lamps hung from the ceiling of the bar at the Alexander. Under the lamps, and next to the bar, Jonathan waited to see his bride for the first time on their wedding day. He had the biggest smile on his face as he anticipated seeing her. Carly walked up slowly behind him and […]

August 15, 2018

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windswept bride holds dress up in front of black gate with greenery with groom outside the mavris

Greenery clung to the thin black bars of a rolling gate in downtown Indianapolis. In front of the gate, Sierra and Clayton, newly wed, held hands. They had only just left their ceremony to do a few photos. They were so excited though that they couldn’t look at each other without smiling and laughing and […]

August 2, 2018

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bride in modern chic wedding dress stands with groom in two piece tux in moody window light, woman behind man and clutching his arm

The light from the sun permeated the glass window at the Mavris. It’s light filtered into the room where Lily and Zack were standing looking out at downtown Indianapolis. Lilly was standing behind Zack, her arms wrapped around his and her eyes looking upward toward him. A smile had broken its way across not just […]

February 3, 2015

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Jess & Jason have been together for almost a decade, so it’s no surprise that their wedding was packed full of people ready to celebrate their new stage of life. They were planning to have their ceremony on the lawn, but because of the inclement weather, their ceremony was pushed indoors. The Mavris did a fantastic job […]