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 28, 2018

FILED IN: Event Video

view of the colts stadium from the top of a great gatsby surprise party

When we were approached and asked to do video of a Great Gatsby themed surprise party, we were ecstatic! The basis for the party was that Najee wanted to surprise his fiance by throwing her a surprise birthday party with a killer theme! He invited her friends and family members to get in on the […]

December 15, 2018

FILED IN: Video, Weddings

setting sun backlights bride and groom kissing in front of benton house during their wedding film

I assumed this wedding would be a ton of fun before showing up, but I had no idea what kind of wild ride I was in for throughout the day. The first look ended with Claire and Jesse popping a sweet, sparkling beer and clinking glasses. There were sparklers, scooters, and smoke machines. It was […]

March 17, 2018

FILED IN: Event Video

prisming shot of the dj spinning tracks at the pattern indy launch party

I could not believe we got asked to come back and shoot another Pattern Magazine party! This Pattern Indy launch party was so much fun! Really showed that the previous one we captured was not a one time thing! This resource and community is a blessing to Indy. If you haven’t already checked out Pattern […]

October 18, 2017

FILED IN: Event Video

two men talk while the cover of issue 12 of pattern magazine is projected on them at the pattern magazine launch party

We were super fortunate to be able to capture the Pattern Magazine Launch Party Video for the 12th volume of their magazine! The night was super happy and fun. There was a killer light display and an awesome DJ. So many people were there to hang out and purchase copies of the new magazine! I […]

August 31, 2017

FILED IN: Video, Weddings

bride and groom smiling at each other in front of stone building

Bri and Aric married the other weekend! We’re so excited to share the video we captured at their wedding! They were married outside at Indiana University with a reception to follow at the Indiana Memorial Union! We love shooting at IU! It’s such a great campus and there’s always so many amazing things going on […]

June 18, 2015

FILED IN: Weddings

Rachel and Stuart sat down back-to-back on the dance floor. They each removed their shoes, and handed one of their shoes to the other person. They were about to play the shoe game. The shoe game is simple. The couple is asked a series of questions where the answer would be one of them, such […]