Elizabeth Ray Photography » New Orleans/ Austin/ San Francisco Photography

  • Photography is an illusion of reality we create in our own private world.The raw materials are light and time. What is captured can’t exist one second before or after.


Dawn & Robert : French Quarter {New Orleans, LA}

Dawn – One word to Describe Robert – Kind. We have been together 5 years and Rob hasView full post »

Cody & Naiyer : French Quarter and City Park {New Orleans, LA}

A SUMMER ELOPEMENT IN NOLA! Cody – One word to describe Naiyer _ Strong Naiyer – OneView full post »

Barry & Laurén : Race & Religious {New Orleans}

Laurén – One word to describe Barry: Mine! Barry – One word to describe Laurén:View full post »

TJ & Bella : Bourbon Orleans {New Orleans}

Bella – One word to describe TJ:  Genuine TJ  – One word to describe Bella : kindView full post »

Alan & Katie : St Roch & City Park {New Orleans}

Locations: St Roch Cemetery & Flower Field City Park   {might be the 2 most opposite locations inView full post »

Heather & Paul

Heather – One word to describe Paul  – True. Paul – OneView full post »

Hayden & Tim : Fair Market {Austin, TX}

Hayden: One word to describe Tim: Selfless. Tim: One word to describe Hayden:View full post »

Brian & Katy : Race & Religious {New Orleans,LA}

Katy – One word to describe Brian Dedicated Brian –View full post »

David & Brittany : Sacred Heart Chapel & The Wolff Ballroom {Grand Coteau}

David & Brittany! Love this wedding!!!!! Sacred Heart Chapel in Grand Coteau &  The Wolff  Ballroom inView full post »

Devin & Crystal : Race and Religious: Felicity Church {New Orleans, LA}

Devin – One word to describe Crystal – Riveting Crystal – one word to describeView full post »

Liza & Joe : Race & Religious : {New Orleans,LA}

Brooke Casey Weddings Race and Religious Bouffant Beauty & Barber Joel Catering Elizabeth RayView full post »

Casey & Tara : Beauregard-Keyes House {New Orleans, LA}

Tara – One word to describe Casey- The sweetest (so much sweeter than IView full post »

Jolie & Elizabeth Spring 2015 Look-Book Shoot

Location: Audubon Park : In front of the Children’s Fountain built in 1921View full post »

Carly & Evan : Spring Ranch {Little River, CA}

Evan – One word to describe Carly –  spectacular Carly – One word to describeView full post »

Kris & Kamila : Pharmacy Museum & Napoleon House {New Orleans, LA}

LOVE + New Orleans + Second Line + Plastic Trumpets + Portrait Magic + Courtyards +KRIS &View full post »

Jonathan & Abby : Race and Religious {New Orleans, LA}

Jonathan – One word to describe Abby: Beautiful Abby – One word to describeView full post »

Kelsey & Joel : Deer Run at Cypress Creek : {Wimberley, TX}

Kelsey: One word to describe Joel – Inspiring Joel: One word to describe Kelsey –View full post »

Stephen & Jamie : Marigny Opera House {New Orleans, LA}

Stephen- one word to describe Jamie: Inspired Jamie – One word to describeView full post »

Brittany Winter Bridal Session : Garden District {New Orleans}

Brittany and I dreamed up a fun winter Bridal Session in the Garden District!   It’s a winter Dream!!!  BrittanyView full post »

Pretty Lil Pictures of Nola

one of my dreams for this year is to shoot more Art and also get into painting!     So yay I’mView full post »

Craig & Jaci- Portrait Session @Race and Religious {New Orleans, LA}

Jaci – one word to describe Craig: Calming Craig – one word to describe Jaci:View full post »

Chris & Giselle – Vista West Ranch – {Dripping Springs, TX}

Giselle – One word to describe Chris Can I use three? Charming,View full post »

VOGUE FEATURE!! Best Wedding Photos from 2014!!!!!

It’s a Christmas Dream come true!! I got selected to be in Vogue’s best wedding photos from 2014!!    Oh myView full post »

Jon & Shawna : City Park! {New Orleans, LA}

Jon & Shawna!! City Park Wedding with Skulls, tacos, and Pinatas!!! These two are incredble artists!! check outView full post »

Peter & Leah : Cornstalk Hotel & Galvez Restaurant {New Orleans, LA}

Peter – One word to describe Leah: Passionate Leah – One word to describe Peter:View full post »

Meaghan & Ariel : River’s Bend Retreat Center {Philo, CA}

Meaghan – One word to describe Ariel snugglfric ArielView full post »

Jamie’s Bridal Session!! Fountainbleau State Park {Mandeville, LA}

Swamp Beach meets Bohemian Bridal skulls, gold flowers, palmettos,  and seahorses! Flowers, LocationsView full post »

Hayden & Cait : Race and Religious {New Orleans, LA}

Love this wedding!! It was the perfect blend of Audubon Park and Race and Religious!! + the cutest dogView full post »

Jay & Stratton : Dunleith Plantation {Natchez, MS}

Dreamy Mississippi Plantation Wedding ~Dunleith ~ …Natchez, MS…. Jay: one word toView full post »


I’m one of those people that needs to rearrange their house  on a whim.  I woke  up this week and couldn’tView full post »

Craig and Jaci : Sneak Peek! @Race and Religious {New Orleans}

#pinktullelove Thank you two for being dream subjects in photo disney world (race and religious)View full post »

Hayden & Cait! Sneak Peek!! Race & Religious {New Orleans, LA}

Photos in Dreamy Audubon Park + Reception @ Race & Religious!View full post »

Peter and Colleen : Cow Track Ranch : {Nicasio, CA}

Congratulations Peter & Colleen!! Ranch! + Love + Games + dreamy vintage decor  ♥   Cow Track Ranch  ♥    PlumView full post »


 Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz!!! My camera was glued to my eye. ♥  Photo DREAMView full post »

Ross & Natalie! Greene Family Camp {Bruceville, TX}

Natalie and Ross! ♥ Greene Family Camp {Bruceville, TX} ♥ Planner: Beau-Tied Events Caterer: Salt Lick BBQ Flowers:View full post »

Fritz & Dari! Sneak Peek!! @the Chicory {New Orleans}

~ how dreamy to be married on a rooftop overlooking the city at sunset~View full post »

Santos Crown Shoot with Kerry!

The Birth of Venus, Santos Crowns, and Jean Lafitte Swamp of course (When Kerry and I shoot the themes make senseView full post »

Bryan & Sarah! french quarter {New Orleans}

Sarah & Bryan ♥ Getting Ready: Kerlerec House Ceremony: Washington Square Park Second Line through the QuarterView full post »

Dreamy Vintage Car Shoot in New Orleans

Red Lipstick! + 1957 chevy! + the two most perfect  models: @nolachick & @dustang1965 If you hang out with themView full post »

Jonathan + Brittany! Race and Religious {New Orleans, LA}

This Wedding was a treasure to photograph Jonathan  + Brittany ! @Race and Religious and thank you to: Southern CharmView full post »

Candice & Bo : Vista Del Paraiso {Nosara Costa Rica}

Candice & Bo!!   @Vista Del Paraiso ~The perfect setting~ Sunshine, coconuts, & love Lots of love to: NosaraView full post »

David & Brittany! Academy of the Sacred Heart & A beautiful field {Grand Coteau, LA}

a love shoot in Grand Coteau  #dreamy #fields #sunset #sparklers Brittany : One word to describeView full post »

Candice & Bo! Shoot in Nosara {Costa Rica}

So excited to post the shoot we did before the wedding We wanted to explore and really the scenery was like walkingView full post »

Sneak Peek! Sarah & Bryan – French Quarter Wedding {New Orleans}

I can’t handle how much i love this wedding    congrats Bryan and Sarah!View full post »

Michael & Sarah : The Lake House {Mandeville, LA}

Michael & Sarah *Dreamy Southern Wedding  at The Lake House* Tell us about your weddingView full post »

Sneak Peek! Pin up shoot with Marielle {Nola Chick}

Oh la la! What a perfect shoot!! The complete set soon….View full post »

Jonathan & Brittany! Sneak Peek! Race & Religious {New Orleans}

#thatdress! Jonathan & Brittany! Ya’ll were so much to shoot ! congrats to such a lovely couple! ThanksView full post »

Bo & Candice ! Sneak Peek! Exploring Nosara {costa rica}

been working on the photos from Candice & Bo’s Costa Rican dream wedding This is a lil sneak peek of theView full post »

Chris & Sarina : Preservation Resource Center {New Orleans}

 Bird Nest Headpiece + Oysters +  wait till you see the dreamy Indian Mandap! Dreamin’ big with this bright andView full post »

Mike & Megan : Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center {Austin, TX}

!Megan & Mike!! St. John Neumann in West Lake Hills, Austin, Lady Bird Johnson WildflowerView full post »

Danielle & Jamey : Race and Religious {New Orleans, LA}

love! Jamey & Danielle are wonderful people. Congrats again ya’llView full post »

~ 2013 Art ~

It’s been a lovely busy year. This morning I sat down and went through a bunch of folders and found tons of theView full post »

Westbrook & Emily – boats, beaches, lacma {Los Angeles}

love. this. shoot. #dogsbowties, #boatlove #beachmagic One word to describe Westbrook –View full post »

Arthur & Nicole : Race & Religious {New Orleans}

Race and Religious + Second Line + l-o-v-e!!    Congrats Arthur & Nicole! NicoleView full post »

Jay & Emily! French Quarter & Rosy’s Jazz Hall {new orleans} sneak peek!

great wedding this past weekend!! #theyposedwithasnake #itwasamazing!!!!  snake photo coming soonView full post »

New Orleans Elopement {sneak peek}

I am loving this elopement from over the weekend!! French Quarter Dreamin’View full post »

Technicolor Hearts!

Technicolor Hearts { from: Austin,Texas} ribbons, string, dreamcatchers, hearts, fountains, & Anne Rice’sView full post »

Randy & Leah – Rosy’s Jazz Hall – {New Orleans}

Randy – One word to describe Leah – Home Leah – One word to describe Randy TheView full post »

Scott & Wendy – The Country Club of Louisiana {Baton Rouge}

The Country Club of Louisiana {Baton Rouge} country clubs +  pink sparkly shoes + roseView full post »

Jolie & Elizabeth Fall 2013 Look Book

Fall Holiday 2013 Look Book Beauregard-KeyesView full post »

Tommy & Jeesun – Hotel Mazarin {New Orleans}

Hotel Mazarin + Candlelight + French Quarter Guest Appearance: Santa Claus   Jeesun – OneView full post »

Voodoo Doll Boudoir

Voodoo Doll Boudoir The Boudoir Site is finally ready!!!  Love love love!    The promo shoots were so much fun!!  View full post »

Umbrellas and Oceans

Umbrellas, Oceans, & Dreams {double exposures!} in love model: rebecca  location: lakeView full post »

Nick & Michelle : Hotel Mazarin {New Orleans}

Hotel Mazarin  + Second Line Band + Appearance by Michael Jackson {what} Nick: One word to describe Michelle:View full post »

Paulo & Melanie – Villa De Suenos – {St Simon’s Island, Georgia}

Love +Moss +  Ocean Views + Dance Party Villa De Suenos Melanie – One word to Describe PauloView full post »

Summer Fun! Looking for a model with a lovely profile!

I’m looking to explore  this concept more : double exposures and portraits….  looking forView full post »

Denton Hatcher & The Soapbox Blues

www.dentonhatcher.com Locations: Snake N Jakes – nola Zen Garden  – nola Laurel Valley MuseumView full post »

Amy & Patrick! Race & Religious Wedding {new orleans}

…. love , oysters, candles, & a second line … Amy – One word to describeView full post »

Greg & Ami {Royal Street & Bywater} New Orleans

Graffiti + cute dog + a stroll down royal street  Ami : One word to describe Greg: artful Greg : OneView full post »

Laurel Valley Shoot : Vintage Mardi Gras {Thibodaux, LA}

looking. so. good. in. vintage. mardi. gras Hair & Make-up: Sara Buteaux  <——-  amazingView full post »

Michael & Sarah – Fountainebleau State Park

Michael – One word to describe Sarah- Witty Sarah – One word to describe Michael-View full post »

Next week!

cannot wait to finish editing this shoot! next week!!!View full post »

Session with Denton Hatcher – Sneak Peek!

Dentonhatcher.com Location:  Thibodaux, LouisianaView full post »

Jason & Brooke {Engaged} Baton Rouge & Nola

Where do I even begin? Jason & Brooke! . so much fun. We had to meet up twice b/c the first shoot all we did wasView full post »

Michael & Sarah {engaged} sneak peek – fountainbleau state park

can you believe this beach is in Louisiana? lovin’ this photo seshView full post »

Lloyd & Anne-Marie {married} sneak peek

congratulations Lloyd & Anne-Marie! {Grand Coteau, LA } Sacred Heart Chapel & CafeView full post »

Baby Grier! Sneak Peek!

welcome to the world Grier  ♥  ♥  { 9 days old }  ♥  ♥View full post »

Katie! {Bridal Session} #leopardprint : Walnut Creek : Austin

#ilovethissessionsomuch!  #leopardprintweddingdresswhaaat #lookingsogoodwalnutcreek Thank you Katie you are a sparklingView full post »

Need a model! { new orleans }

~I need a model ~ My dream of owning this Vintage Mardi Gras Rex Queen neck piece finally came true!! interested inView full post »

Greg & Claire {engaged but we went for “not an engagement session”} Austin!

Let’s get real here – I love this session – Greg & Claire are getting married in NOLA inView full post »

Victor & Susie {engaged!} Walnut Creek Austin

Walnut Creek! {Austin, TX} Susie: One word to describe Victor: supportive Victor: One word to describe Susie: View full post »

Claire & Greg Sneak Peek! {abandoned building until someone emerged and told us to leave} Austin

whats amazing about this shoot is that we shot a bunch of soon to be animated gifs – Oooweeee can’t wait toView full post »