photographer. storyteller. traveler.

My name is Julie Crawford, and I'm a worldwide traveling photographer and published author based in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. I live an intentionally crafted life fueled by lyrical verses, Mother Nature's churches, and authentic connection. Specializing in adventure elopement photography with Magnolia + Ember creates a fulfilling space for some of my most inspiring passions.

Your professional third wheel for an Epic elopement amidst the wild

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100+ five star reviews:

"Julie was very prepared with walkie talkies incase cell service was bad and she knew the route and where the last chance bathroom breaks were. On our hikes she encouraged us to go at our speed, I never felt rushed. She knew all the best places to take photos. I’m so thankful that she was the one to marry us, she did a great job and it was a perfect ceremony, we all (including Julie) laughed and cried with excitement."

- Michon and Matt : Western North Carolina

"She is knowledgeable of Leave No Trace principles and was also well versed in desired wedding activities, places to go, and things that need to be achieved for smooth elopement. I would 100% recommend her for your elopement (or any other activity). To us, this was our one day to truly focus on us, and she complimented that without effort and provided us with helpful planning and beautiful pictures."

- Sara and Neal: Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

"She provided the timeline, worked with us in a relaxed and positive way the entire time, protected and enabled us to have "us" time on the wedding day... I hate saying that she's "worth every penny" because these photos are priceless to us, but if you have budget restrictions I would fully recommend adjusting as needed to hire her... You will not regret having her on your side and working with you..."

- Liz and Kenton: Great Smoky Mountains, TN

"Working with Julie was an absolute delight. I wanted someone to capture natural and adventurous photos, instead of traditional portraits that are more posed... Julie is a gifted and creative photographer. In addition, she is dream to work with. She was flexible and easy going, and also had great advice and answers to all our questions. She was so accommodating and easy to work with throughout the day."

- Jess and Kylen: Joshua Tree, California

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