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Tuesdays with Eli – Light Writing & Family Vacations

Posted: June 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »

Last week I joined my family in our annual Murray family vacation. We rent out some cabins on Table Rock lake and spend our days relaxing in the sun. Lots of wakeboarding, swimming, tubing, boating, cookouts, and volleyball. Those events are definitely my favorite. I pretty much live all winter waiting for those family vacation volleyball games, but I decided to share with you guys on this Tuesdays with Eli what the nights look like at the lake. After the sun went down we decided to do a little light writing just for kicks. You don’t see stars like this in Little Rock. We used our iPhones and the golf cart for the crazy light effects lights and of course God’s amazing star filled sky as a backdrop. Enjoy!

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Light Writing
Epic Light Writing Photos
Light Writing Photography

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Lindsay Davis – Little Rock Bridal Portraits

Posted: June 19th, 2010 | No Comments »

Today Lindsay and Brian are getting married! Lindsay was so incredibly easy to photograph, she was laughing and having a good time the whole way. I just couldn’t wait to show off her bridal portraits that we shot in the downtown, so here you go! Enjoy!

Arkansas Bridal Portraits
Arkansas Wedding Photography
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Little Rock Bridal Portraits

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Eric + Holly – Judsonia Arkansas Wedding

Posted: June 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Holly and Eric decided to exchange their vows on the lawn of this beautiful Judsonia property of the Gillams. The temperature ¬†was quite warm on Saturday to say the least. Arkansas humidity is no joke. It will take out the best of us. Because of the heat I figured the ceremony would be short, but I have to say Eric & Holly might currently hold the record. I had to work quickly to make sure I captured everything before it ended, thankfully I had my good friend Mark G. backing me up. I loved the way the colors flowed throughout the entire theme of their wedding! My absolute favorite moment was when Eric gave his military salut to Holly’s garter. This is stuff I never see coming, but one of the small reasons that I love photographing weddings! Congrats to the new couple! Enjoy!

Yellow Wedding Details
Gillam Farms Wedding
US AirForce Wedding Theme
Bridal Bouquet
Mark nailed that cake topper with some of his mad light skills.
Cupcake Wedding Cake
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Outdoor Ceremony
Yellow & Black Wedding
Little Rock Wedding Photography
Gillam Farms Judsonia AR
Little Rock Wedding DJ
Military Garter Toss
Military Wedding Photography

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Nathan + Kristen – Hot Springs Wedding Photography

Posted: June 17th, 2010 | 3 Comments »

I was so very happy to be second shooting for my friend Mark Gregory at this awesome Hot Springs wedding! Such a great couple and really cool venue, the Hamilton House. Catering was courtesy of Dinner’s Ready out of Benton. Be sure to check out Mark’s blog as well for more photos from their big day!

Wedding Details
Hamilton House Wedding
Bridesmaids with Fans
Tropical Wedding Ideas
Tropical Wedding
Eli Murray Photography
Wedding Rings in Gumballs
Arkansas Wedding Photographer
Hamilton House Wedding
Hamilton House Ceremony
Hot Springs Wedding Photos
Tropical Wedding Ideas
Hamilton House Hot Springs
Happy Newlyweds

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Eric & Holly – Modern Wedding Portraits

Posted: June 16th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

I could probably talk for hours about how much I love this set of portraits, the light was gorgeous and Eric & Holly were super awesome subjects. They let me drag them outside in the heat and into a grassy field during the middle of their reception. It’s not every day that I get that opportunity, but as you can see, when the time is right, the time is right. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking, haha. Enjoy!
The rest of Eric and Holly’s wedding will be bogged on Friday! Stay tuned!

Arkansas Wedding Photographer
Classic Wedding Portraits
Timeless Wedding Portraits
Eli Murray Modern Wedding Photographer
Little Rock Wedding Photographer
Modern Wedding Photography for a Classic Bride
Arkansas Wedding Portraits
Arkansas Wedding Photography

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Tuesdays with Eli – Wedding Season Is On Now!

Posted: June 15th, 2010 | No Comments »

Well, I’m definitely busy now. I’m booked every Saturday in June. I just wanted to once again thank all of my past and future brides for letting me be a part of their big day. I love my job, and I know that I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without the support of family and friends and of course my couples who book me! Thanks so much. This week I am on a little mini vacation with my family at the lake. We take the same week every year and the whole family gets together. Tons of wakeboarding during the day, intense volleyball tournaments in the evening, and Cookouts every night. We are on Table Rock Lake in MO. I have lots of wonderful childhood memories there. I’ve set this blog up last week to release today, because I am disconnected for a few days. Got to get away from the computer for a bit. Sorry for the hairy legs, just thought you guys might enjoy my view, haha.

Lake Living

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Michael + Kristie – Arkansas Wedding Photography

Posted: June 14th, 2010 | 6 Comments »

My good friend and really great fellow wedding photographer, Michael Juiliano got married last weekend! I was super excited to be a part of his wedding and completely honored that he asked me to be his photographer. I know how first hand how important selecting a wedding photographer is. Michael and I first met at a photographer’s get-together hosted by one of California’s top wedding photographers, [b]ecker. Michael and I really didn’t get to talk much the first time we met, but we exchanged cards and since then Michael has been coming to my monthly photographer’s lunch meet-ups here in Little Rock and we have become good friends. Some of you may also recognize Michael from around town because he is also the only hot dog cart vendor that I know of in Little Rock. He goes by the alias Hot Dog Mike!
Michael and Kristie are perfect together. The wedding was a beautiful small ceremony at their country home with family and close friends as guest followed by some food and music. Catering curtisy of Hot Dog Mike’s cart, and a cake from the Capital Hotel where Kristie & Michael first met. My favorite moment was their first dance on the grass, under the trees. It was such a unique wedding, I was so happy to be a part of it. Congrats you guys! Enjoy!

Capital Hotel Wedding Cake
Happy Bride to Be
Happy Newlyweds
Michael & Kristie Juiliano
Relaxed Wedding Portraits
Little Rock Wedding Portraits
Eli Murray Photography
Top Arkansas Wedding Photographers
Modern Wedding Portraits
Mrs. Hot Dog Mike
Little Rock Wedding Photography
Arkansas Wedding Photography
Hot Dog Mike Married
@hotdog_mike wedding
First Dance Outside

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Adam + Erin – Pleasant Valley Wedding

Posted: June 13th, 2010 | 3 Comments »

Adam and Erin decided to tie the knot at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Little Rock. The ceremony was held outside on the terrace overlooking the greens. Pretty amazing location. The reception was inside the country club with full catering from Pleasant Valley and a DJ service from Ugly Ed Johnson from Alice 107.7. I was happy to have my good friend Allen from Partridge Lane second shooting with me. Here are a few of my favorite photos! Enjoy!
Chenal Country Club Reception
Bride getting ready
Groom getting ready
Applying makeup
Bride and Groom Portraits
Little Rock Wedding Photography
Groom in Tux
Chenal Valley Wedding
Bride with Father
Little Rock Wedding Photographer
Arkansas wedding photography
Adam and Erin Goyne wedding

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