photographing couples who love from the soul

Rock Island State Park Elopement | Adventure Wedding Photographe


Knoxville Wedding Photographer | Adventure Elopement

Magnolia + Ember is wedding photography for the fearless couples who thrives on authenticity and depth. Those that stripped away all barriers within themself and found their divine partner to share that with. Soul-inspired lovers. I crave hearing stories about the synchronistic journeys of couples meeting, as if each were created with the magic of the Universe. M+E exists for the opportunity to surround myself with kindred spirits, capture profound connections between lovers, witness extraordinary places on Earth, and fulfill part of the purpose for my existence. The creative art of being a photographer, capturing a piece of time and space, ignites my soul in a way that makes me confident that this is meant for me.

There’s nothing traditional about my style, rather I create experiences. I want to capture what is felt in the deepest part of inner selves, and to do that the moment has to be real. The approach I take photographing couples has a beautiful way of manifesting the greatest emotions that will radiate through the lens. I want people to look back at pictures and have every feeling of that moment come crashing down. The ultimate goal is to create an experience that will forever hold the amazing energy of time spent together capturing the love between two souls.

I'm based right outside Knoxville, Tennessee and available to travel worldwide for adventurous elopements and intimate weddings. Whether it is eloping in Iceland on a black sand beach, surrounded with glaciers and waterfalls, jetting off to Colorado for an all-day hiking adventure with self-solemnized vows and I'm your only witness, a city hall ceremony, or a hometown wedding filled with family and friends, I'm here to document meaningful relationships. Contrary to what it may seem with outdoor adventures sprinkled throughout my portfolio, I happily capture love stories at Tennessee wedding venues if my style is compatible. Essentially I enjoy photographing couples with unquestionable passion and love — that’s my only condition.



You felt familiar the moment I met you. A lovely sort of déjà vu. When we spoke or laughed or danced I became overwhelmed by the powerful sensation that I had been here before. And when we kissed I felt the energies of a thousand lives on our lips, like our souls had known each other all along.

— Beau Taplin

Latourell Falls | Oregon Elopement | Adventure Wedding Photograp