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.

August 9, 2019

FILED IN: Weddings

groom kisses bride on the head at sunset at the end of their Tinker House Wedding

The warm glow of the setting sun illuminated the green tree leaves. The leaves turned from a dark green to a lovely golden color. Under the tree, Bertram hugged Jylian and kissed her gently on the side of her head. We loved capturing this whimsical Tinker House wedding! This wedding was so much fun to […]

April 17, 2019

Lisa Mark Hines and Rebecca Lozer of the Secret Life of Weddings Podcast

So this is super cool! We were recently asked to do a guest spot on one of our favorite podcasts! The episode just came out, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with all of you! Steve and I got to sit in and comment on wedding horror stories with Lisa Mark and […]

October 5, 2016

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The white flowers growing along the canal stretched toward the sun, leaning out over the peaceful water and letting their blossoms blow in the breeze. A raft of ducks paddled by in the water, disturbing the tranquil surface. Rachel and Jake paused near the beautiful flowers while walking along the canal. Standing close together, Rachel looked up […]

June 7, 2016

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With a crackle and pop the first sparkler burst into life. The fire burned bright and hissed as it shot out sparkling white light. Then, all down the line, other sparklers burst into life, shooting out brilliant little flames as they burned. Suddenly the pathway from the barn to the getaway car was transformed from […]

May 26, 2016

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The ground gave way underneath the foot in Avon Gardens, as if one were stepping onto a giant trampoline. Though it hadn’t rained all day, it had rained every day of the week leading up to Andrea and Scott’s wedding. The trees in the gardens were in full bloom and the thick grass was a […]

May 25, 2016

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The air was serene at the end of the day, and the restless light of the setting sun cut through it in an attempt to kiss the earth one last time before the end of day. To escape the hustle and bustle of their reception, Emily and Jared took a short break on the balcony of […]

October 13, 2009

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