Adventure wedding + Elopement Photographer

Traveling Wedding Photographer

based in Knoxville, Tennessee + Portland, Oregon • Worldwide Travel

Traveling Wedding Photographer | Adventure Elopement

Magnolia + Ember is wedding photography for the fearless couples who thrive on authenticity and depth. Those soul-inspired lovers who stripped away all barriers within themselves and found their divine partner to share their whole self with. I crave hearing stories about the synchronistic journeys of couples meeting and their intertwined lives, 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 pieces of my purpose for existence. The creative art of being a photographer, holding a piece of time and space, ignites my soul in such a way that makes me confident that this is meant for me.

There’s nothing traditional about my style, but rather I create experiences. I want to capture what is felt within the deepest parts 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 encapsulating the love between two bodies and souls.

Time is shared between the East and the West. Home is right outside Knoxville, Tennessee near the Smoky Mountains, and I travel to Portland, Oregon without additional fees. Magnolia + Ember is available worldwide for destination weddings, intimate elopements, and adventurous couples sessions. Whether it is eloping in Iceland on a black sand beach surrounded by glaciers and Northern Lights, expressing love at the base of rushing waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest, taking in the essence of the free-spirited Southwest, hiking the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to exchange self-solemnized vows, exploring the overwhelmingly beautiful spaces of Patagonia or Switzerland - and anywhere in between - I want to document the core of meaningful relationships.


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

Spruce Flats Falls Engagement | Smoky Mountains Wedding Photogra