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 8, 2016

FILED IN: Engagements

On the sidewalk in front their house, the house they looked at together the day they got engaged, the house they live in now, with the sun’s golden rays beating a path to down to the earth through the leaves of the trees, they embraced. It was a gentle embrace, but powerful. Holding their love, […]

January 29, 2014

FILED IN: Weddings

Ryan has always been a dear friend to Steve and me. We met in college when Ryan was a freshman. Ryan was always surrounded by friends because, immediately after you meet him, you feel like you’ve known him forever. It’s hard not to like Ryan. When we found out he was dating someone, we knew […]

October 2, 2013

FILED IN: Weddings

Falisha & Daron had a gorgeous Baha’i ceremony at the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, IL. Their intimate ceremony involved their immediate family and the Baha’i officiants.  We were so honored to witness it. Her father sang for the both of them and I couldn’t hold back the tears. The moment was absolutely beautiful. […]