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Ashley + Drew – Arkansas Wedding Photography | Part 1

Posted: August 7th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

This adorable couple were wed at the beautiful Pratt Place Barn  in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We hope you love this wedding as much as we do! Enjoy!

Event planner: Diane Harvey and Permelia Huffman, Star City, AR
Bridal Boutique: Brides in Amarillo, TX
Wedding stationery:  The 3 J’s Design & Studio, Dalhart, TX and Etcetera, Amarillo, TX
Jeweler:  Sissy’s Log Cabin, Little Rock, AR
Florist:  Sweet Peas Florist, Star City, AR
Cakes:  Rick’s Bakery, Fayetteville, AR
Rentals/Lighting:  Eventures, Fayetteville, AR
DJ/Band:  Joe Giles and the Homewreckers, Fayetteville, AR
Bridesmaids attire: Apple Annie’s, Amarillo, TX  Brand: Allure Bridals

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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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2011 Bride's Choice Awards from Wedding Wire

Posted: January 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

I know it’s been a while since my last blog. I’ve been very busy with the start of the new year and have lots of exciting things happening in 2011. I just wanted to take a few minutes and thank all of my brides from last year. I’m so very thankful that I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful couples and to be a part of their wedding day. I woke up this morning with some exciting news! Here is the press release:

Little Rock, AR – January 25, 2011 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Eli Murray Photography has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for wedding photography! Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.
Eli Murray Photography stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Eli Murray for his professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”
We are happy to announce that Eli Murray is among the very best photographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee.

I sure do appreciate Wedding Wire for the award, but I’m really thankful for all my awesome clients! Here’s to another great year! Stay tuned for more bloggin’.
Please feel free to leave your own review at our WeddingWire Storefront.

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Corey + Kristi – Arkansas Wedding Photography

Posted: October 13th, 2010 | 2 Comments »

Corey and Kristi’s wedding will always have a special place in my heart because their wedding was exactly 3 days before my wedding. It was the last wedding I photographed as a single man, haha. Directly after leaving their reception I drove home, changed clothes, and then Leslie and I drove to the Memphis Airport to leave for our wedding in St. Thomas. It was definitely a long night, but I was so happy to be a part of Kristi and Corey’s wedding. Kristi was so excited to get married, you couldn’t take her smile away! There ceremony was at the Cedar Heights Baptist Church in North Little Rock. I was also happy to have my good friend and fellow photographer Mark Gregory with me.
Here are a few of my favorite images from the first part of the day! Enjoy!

To view all the photos from Corey & Kristi’s big day, please visit the proofing site here.

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Josh + Alex Ceremony – Albert Pike Wedding Photography

Posted: May 20th, 2010 | 4 Comments »

Josh and Alex got married last weekend at the Albert Pike Hotel, downtown Little Rock. I had such a great time at their wedding. I was happy to have my good friend and fellow wedding photographer Allen Hyslip with me. Josh and Alex are such a great couple. Alex was radiating with love and excitement! I love me some happy brides! Josh had some of the coolest dudes for groomsman ever. These guys were having a blast the whole time. Here are a couple of my favorites from the first part of the day. Stay tuned for the second half of the blog tomorrow. Enjoy!
Groom getting ready
Arkansas Wedding Photographer
Groom Wedding Day
Wedding Photography
Wedding Day Preparations
Josh gave Alex some pearls before the wedding. He sent his best man up to deliver her gift. I guess he knows how to do it! She lit right up when she saw them!
Peal Necklace
After exchanging gifts, they read the love letters that they both wrote to each other.
Love Letters
Alex’s grandfather performed the wedding ceremony.
Marriage Ceremony
Albert Pike Hotel Wedding Ceremony
Happy tears of course!
Top Arkansas Wedding Photographers
Albert Pike Little Rock Wedding
Modern Arkansas Wedding Photography
Eli Murray Wedding Photographer
Groomsman Wedding Photos
Beautiful Bridesmaids
I decided to save the best for last! Look at these dudes! Crazy! I forgot to tell you that they were all huge fans of action movies.
Groomsman Superheroes

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