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Julie Crawford, the artist behind Magnolia + Ember, is an adventure elopement photographer and planner creating a sacred and fun space for couples to show up as their authentic selves and experience a truly satisfying wedding day. She is based in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park near Knoxville, Tennessee and travels to destinations worldwide.
Every single aspect of my life is intentional—the way I spend my time, the people I connect with, the things I fill my home with, the places I travel, and even the business I created within Magnolia + Ember. Each element is an expression of my authentic self and carries so much fulfillment within. Time on this earth is finite, and I don’t waste any moments burdening my life with stuff that does not set my soul on fire. So why should you settle for anything less with your wedding experience. You and your partner deserve a day that is the ultimate reflection of yourselves in a way that is authentic and fulfilling to the two of YOU. Toss society's standards out the door, ditch traditions that do not resonate with you, and let's craft your best day ever that is truly the best.
Whether you choose a just us experience or want to share this beautiful moment with your closest family and friends, I believe the day should be crafted with intention and reflection of who you are as individuals and as a couple. I will help you plan the entire experience—locations, what to pack, activity ideas, marriage license info, permit applications, timelines, and so much more. Then when the day arrives, I'll be there to document the whole experience as it unfolds. I want you to look back at your photos and be able to feel like you are experiencing those moments all over again. I want to create a safe space for layers to unfold allowing me to capture the radiating love and emotional connection that you can feel in my work—a holistic approach.
Elopement packages begin at $5200 and are priced by how long of an experience you want (e.g., full day, sunrise to sunset, or multiple days for activities like backpacking or camping for your adventure wedding). Every package includes photography coverage, high-resolution digital images, unlimited downloads, printing rights, planning assistance, complimentary officiant signing where applicable, and my travel fees for any location in the United States. That means you can pick any location in the USA, including Alaska or Hawaii, and you don't pay an extra cent to get me there. International travel is subject to an additional fee unless the location already aligns with my travel schedule. Half-day and portrait rates are available for local regions.