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2012 Wedding Photography Giveaway

Posted: January 15th, 2012 | 34 Comments »

2012 Eli Murray Wedding Giveaway
We are super excited to be giving away a free wedding package worth $3,450 to one lucky bride and groom getting married in 2012 or 2013.

The wedding package includes the following:
-Complete wedding day coverage
-Personal online proofing gallery
-Engagement portrait session with Eli Murray
-All images on disc with personal copyright release
ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS:
- STOP BY THE BOOTH AND LET US TAKE YOUR PHOTO
- LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
- TAG YOURSELF IN THE FACEBOOK ALBUM
- LEAVE A COMMENT ON OUR BLOG (right here)

OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS AND A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE PROMOTION
HOW TO ENTER: Beginning 12:29:01 p.m. CT on January 15, 2012 through 11:59:59 p.m. CT on January 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”), enter the ELIMURRAY WEDDINGS “Wedding Giveaway”, by completing the following rules:
1. Attend the 2012 Arkansas Democrat Gazette Bridal Fair.
2. Stop by the ELI MURRAY PHOTOGRAPHY vendor booth # 117,100 and take a photo of yourself inside the ELI MURRAY PHOTOBOOTH.
3. Go to the ELI MURRAY PHOTOGRAPHY Page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/elimurrayphotography). You must “Like” the ELI MURRAY PHOTOGRAPHY Page on Facebook for a chance to win. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
4. “Tag” yourself in the Facebook photo of the “2012 Arkansas Democrat Gazette ELI MURRAY PHOTOBOOTH”.
5. Visit ELI MURRAY’s BLOG (www.elimurray.com/blog/2012-wedding-photography-giveaway) and leave a comment on the blog.
ELIGIBILITY: The Promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years of age or older who have attended the 2012 Arkansas Democrat Gazette Bridal Fair in Little Rock, AR and who have completed the contest rules.
PRIZES/ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning the wedding package depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the wedding give-a-way. The winner will be chosen at random and their wedding date must not conflict with any current bookings of ELI MURRAY WEDDINGS. No prize substitutions permitted, except by Eli Murray, who may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prize is non-transferable.
REGULATIONS: The winner of the Wedding Givaway must cover the cost of travel to any wedding location outside of Central Arkansas.
ALL GIVEAWAY RULES MUST BE COMPLETED BY FEB 1st 2012 IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN.

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Jason + Marissa – Southern California Wedding Part 1

Posted: May 31st, 2011 | 5 Comments »

Last Saturday was my birthday, I turned 25 and spent the day in Southern California photographing a gorgeous wedding. I’m so thankful and blessed to have been a part of Marissa and Jason’s wedding day. I can’t imagine doing anything else better on my birthday than photographing two people in love, in the beautiful rolling hills of the California wine country of Temecula. Because this wedding was bigger than most, I not only had my wonderful wife assisting me, but I also had the awesome help of my good friend and native California photographer Daniel Cruz.  I met Daniel at WPPI this year and connected with him through The Becker’s [b]School. If your a wedding photographer and you haven’t heard of the [b] School, you need to check it out! This is just a quick teaser from the wedding, part one if you like. I will have lots more photos to share from their wedding soon. I just wanted to give everyone a quick peak first. Congrats Jason + Marissa! Enjoy!

This was taken from the greens of the Temecula Creek Country Club. Unbelievably beautiful views.

This flower girl was a 10 on the cute scale and future radiant bride.


Look at how happy they are! Aren’t they just awesome?

The ceremony and reception were both outdoors, in a valley of rolling hills and lanterns hanging from overgrown trees. The Dance floor was laid beside a 130 year old Stone House.

It’s not California wine country without a little wine.

Such a beautiful bride.


These guys rock! So happy!

One of my favorite images from the day.

There are so many more I can’t wait to share with you guys! Stay tuned for part 2…

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Jordan + Danielle Anthony Chapel Ceremony – Hot Springs Photographer

Posted: March 24th, 2010 | 3 Comments »

Jordan & Danielle are two of my favorite people. Super fun, relaxed, easy going, and they are crazy in love with each other. From the first time that we sat down to meet, I knew we’d be a great match. They told me how much the loved my work and then said “Just do your thing on our wedding day and we’ll be happy”. I was super excited about shooting at the Anthony Chapel at Garven Gardens in Hot Springs. This really is a beautiful location and the light couldn’t have been better. I had just got back from Vegas and was still recovering from WPPI, so I was very happy to have my good buddy Jason Crader backing me up as a second shooter. Here are a few of my favorites from the wedding ceremony. I’ll have more from the reception tomorrow. Enjoy!

Groomsman Black Tie
Groomsman relaxed portrait
Anthony Chapel Wedding
Orange & Pink Bouquet
Anthony Chapel Hot Springs
Father of the Bride
Paster Wedding Ceremony
Bride Crying
Anthony Chapel Ceremony
Happy Newlyweds
Bride & Groom
Emotional Wedding

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Don't smash the cake in my face

Posted: May 5th, 2009 | No Comments »

There is just something about smashing the wedding cake in your brand new spouse’s face on your wedding day, that just seems right. It always starts the same way, fun and joking at first, but then it always ends with somebody getting cake on their face. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “Okay, lets just do it normal. Don’t smash the cake in my face.” Sometimes it works and everyone leaves calmly, but sometimes it’s not so pretty. Either way, its always fun and I love not knowing the outcome. Congratulations to Casey and Adam. Keep the spontaneity!

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