Eli's Photography Blog

Sarah + Chris – Teaser Arkansas Wedding Photography

Posted: April 30th, 2011 | 5 Comments »

With the storm clouds rolling in and umbrellas in hand, Sarah and Chris were more than ready to risk getting rain on and trudging through an open muddy field. Sarah was ready to do what it takes to get the great shots, and from my experiences, the reward is always greater than the risk. Don’t they look great! More to come, here’s a quick teaser from their wedding day in Altus, AR. Enjoy!




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Haley + Chris – Little Rock Engagement Portraits

Posted: April 29th, 2011 | No Comments »

Leslie and I met up with Haley and Chris in the Argenta District of Downtown North Little Rock for their engagement portraits. Like most photographers, I’ve done a few photos in the Argenta area before. It’s a great location to shoot portraits, plus it has that super cool, old school Coca-Cola wall. However, this engagement session was a little different… Haley and Chris actually first met each other in the Argenta District and then later Chris asked Haley if she would marry him here in this same spot. I always love hearing the proposal stories of couples in love, I also really like photographing in locations that have special memories or meanings. They’re getting married the first of August and I’m so thankful to be a part of their big day! Here’s a couple images from their engagement session, enjoy and leave them some love or wish them congrats!

Aren’t they just awesome together!

Haley has such a wonderfully contagious smile.


There’s that cool Coca-Cola wall I told you about.

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Austin + Cara – Arkansas Engagement Portraits

Posted: April 28th, 2011 | No Comments »

I met up with Austin and Cara in the Hillcrest area to shoot their engagements, the weather was perfect. We shot around Hillcrest for a little bit and then borrowed somebody’s flowers that were in bloom beside their home, haha. I’m super excited about their wedding this Sunday at Marlsgate Plantation in Scott, AR. Enjoy! Stay tuned for Cara’s Bridal Portraits and their wedding photos soon!





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Brad + Evin – Little Rock Wedding Photography

Posted: April 27th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Evin and Brad tied the knot April 15th on the balcony of Brave New Restaurant. I’ve always heard good things about this place, but now I can tell you for sure, Brave New is the bomb. All the beautiful floral arraignments were done by Tipton & Hurst. The ceremony was on the balcony on the back side of Brave New with an awesome view of the Little Rock skyline and Arkansas River as the backdrop. I had help from my good friend and fellow photographer Justin James. Check him out, he’s a rock solid photographer. Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding day. Aren’t Evin and Brad such a great couple together? Enjoy and leave them some love!




















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Tuesdays with Eli – Somewhere Near Palm Springs

Posted: April 26th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

So I know it’s cutting pretty close to the end of Tuesday, but with all these crazy weather warnings, my productivity has been interrupted. So with the last few minutes before Tuesday is over, I wanted to share a couple photos from Leslie and I’s “Epic West Coast Roadtrip”.
These were taken somewhere near Palm Springs California. It was really windy here. Enjoy!




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Sarah + Chris Arkansas Engagement Photos

Posted: April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

This super awesome couple is getting married this Saturday in Altus Arkansas and I am so excited and thankful to be photographing their big day! I can’t wait to share their wedding photos with you guys! Until then please enjoy their engagements that we photographed back in November.


This is definitely one of my favorites. I love couples in love.



Such great light here. Beautiful Autumn day in Arkansas.





Classic black and whites. Sarah has the best smile!

Congrats you guys! See you Saturday!

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Megan + Aaron – Arkansas Engagement Portraits

Posted: April 11th, 2011 | No Comments »

If love was a sport, these two would be national champs! Meet Megan and Aaron. Can’t wait until their wedding this June! Congrats you two, enjoy!







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Lauren + Michael – Jonesboro Arkansas Wedding Photographer

Posted: April 9th, 2011 | No Comments »

Last weekend my wife and I had the wonderful privilege of spending a couple days with Lauren and Michael, their families, and closest friends. I’m so thankful that they chose us to be a part of their wedding day. The ceremony was beautiful, Lauren’s dad’s speech made us all cry, and these people know how to throw a party! I had so many photos that I wanted to share. I tried to narrow them down, but it was way too difficult.
The Ceremony and Reception were both at the Church Street Station in downtown Jonesboro.




All the beautiful flowers were brought to you by Posey Peddler in Jonesboro. Gorgeous flowers and a cool name, check them out.


This was my favorite set of images from the day. Something about vintage wallpaper, a grandfather clock, amazing light, and a beautiful bride make for a great set in my eyes. It’s very southern bride.



This room was so full of love it was crazy. Happy tears are always good for the soul.

One of my absolute favorite images of the day, taken by none other than my beautiful wife and awesome second photographer.







I love wedding receptions with live bands. This band was amazing The Vikki McGee Band, check them out!




All the images from the wedding day can be viewed and purchased here.

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Lauren + Michael Arkansas Engagement Photography

Posted: April 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Here is a long overdue blog that I realized I needed to post so you would have a chance to get to know this super awesome couple before I post their wedding photos, meet Lauren and Michael! These guys are individually amazing, but even better together. Oh yeah, that little guy that Lauren is holding is their dog, Charlie, he’s pretty cool dude also. They are my first wedding of the year and I’m super excited to share it with you all. We took their engagement portraits at the Pleasant Valley Country Club here in Little Rock. Enjoy! Stay tuned for their wedding blog post tomorrow!





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