Eli's Photography Blog

Tuesdays with Eli – Holiday Traditions

Posted: November 30th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

‘Tis the season! This is our first Christmas as a married couple together and we are excited. After having Thanksgiving dinner with my parents, grandma, and sister, Leslie and I decided that we wanted to start our own family tradition of picking out and cutting down our own tree. We made a trip to Motley’s Tree Farm for the day and this is what happened. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!







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Krystina + Cullen – Marlsgate Plantation Wedding

Posted: November 22nd, 2010 | 3 Comments »

At the beginning of this month I had the wonderful opportunity to photography Krystina and Cullen’s wedding. I feel really honored to have been a part of their big day! Krystina and Cullen are one of those couples that make you smile just watching them together! Congrats you guys! Here are just a few of my favorites from Saturday. Enjoy!





















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My Big Sister – My Biggest Fan!

Posted: November 13th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Today is the fifth year anniversary of my big sister’s wedding! I just wanted to take a second to thank my sister and her husband Nick for all their love and support over the years. Elana was there with me in the beginning of my plans to be a big time wedding photographer. She supported my dreams and let me take lots of pictures of her to help build my portfolio. I can tell you that without a doubt, I’m no longer the same photographer that I was 5 years ago. A lot has changed.  If I was getting married five years ago, I probably would have considered other options for my wedding photos other than Eli Murray photography, but not my big sis. I was completely under qualified and without experience, but she still trusted me and wanted me to be there to capture her special day. This was probably the most loving gift I could have received at that time in my life. After shooting her wedding, I gained so much courage and confidence to begin the next steps of my life. Like I said before, no doubt, I’m not the same photographer that I was 5 years ago. But that’s my story. Happy Anniversary Nick and Elana! Here’s to 50 more! Thanks for being my biggest fans! I love you both!

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Krystina's Southern Bridal Portraits – Scott Arkansas

Posted: November 8th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

This Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Krystina and Cullen’s wedding at Marlsgate in Scott, Arkansas. Some of you may remember Krystina and Cullen from their engagement session in the swamps. I have so many wonderful photos from their wedding that I just cant wait to share, but until then check out some of Krystina’s bridal portraits we took back in September. Enjoy!





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Kaylen + Patrick – Arkansas Engagement Photos

Posted: November 4th, 2010 | No Comments »

I’ve got three reasons why I’m pumped to be photographing Patrick and Kaylen’s wedding in July! First, they are one cool couple and have lots of love for each other. Second, they also booked one super cool wedding planner Jessica Kersey to help them with their wedding. Third, they’re reception is at the Clinton Library and I’ve never shot a wedding there! Here are just a few of my favorites from their engagement session! Enjoy!









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Tuesdays with Eli – Photobooths!

Posted: November 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »

Leslie and I decided to set up a photobooth at our reception last weekend. I have never done one of these before so I wasn’t sure what I was in for or what to expect. It tuned out to be one of my most favorite things that we did. I still need to perfect the set up, but I’m still super happy with all the funny photos we got from it! Maybe I’ll should start offering this with my wedding packages, huh? Here are just a few of my favorites, there were so many great ones! If you don’t see a photo that you took please check here. You can also download a copy of the images there.
Also huge thanks to the staff at Next Level Events! These guys were super awesome at our wedding reception, they took care of everything for us and had the best service!











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