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.


Bohemian Flowers & Vintage Dresses! A 70’s New Orleans Shoot At the Tree of Life

About a year ago I found a dress shop trying to get rid of hundreds of 70’s gowns. I ended up with garbage bagsView full post »

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 »

Ryan & Sontera!!! Bourbon Orleans {New Orleans}

::This Wedding is A French Quarter DREAM: Sontera: One word to describe Ryan Passionate  Ryan: OneView 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 »

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 »

Claire & Greg : Preservation Hall {New Orleans}

Preservation Hall! & Hermann Grima House {american horror story madam laurie house} This wedding was an explosionView 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 »

Ron & Elisa : French Quarter Wedding Chapel & Sylvain {New Orleans}

Congrats to Ron and Elisa!! It was a beautiful Halloween Day Wedding! Locations: Hotel Monetleone, French QuarterView full post »

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

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

Gordon & Gillian – French Quarter Elopement {New Orleans}

Gillian -One word to describe Gordon – Extraterrestrial Gordon – One word to describeView 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 »

Models Needed

Hello Pin-ups If I could write this in pearls and diamonds I would.  Ladies, it was  time for aView full post »

Jamey & Danielle : French Quarter {New Orleans}

French Quarter + Love Danielle- One Word To Describe Jamey: Beloved Jamey-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 »

Lloyd & Anne-Marie {Academy of the Sacred Heart, Cafe Vermillionville} Grand Coteau, LA

++++++++++love+++++++++++++ Lloyd – One word to describe Anne-Marie:View 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 »

Victor & Anna : {married} New Orleans

New Orleans { French Quarter + the Marigny) Love + owls + soccer+ ribbons! Anna –  One word toView 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 »