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Knoxville Wedding Photographer

 

Based in Tennessee
Worldwide travel

Magnolia + Ember is photography for couples crafted together by the magic of the Universe. The soul-inspired partners who thrive on authenticity and depth. My style of photography creates a space for experiences to unfold. I am all about capturing heightened feelings, the candid in-betweens, the moments when the rest of the world melts away because you have been taken away by the essence of love. I want all your layers to unravel with M+E allowing your emotions to radiate through the lens. You will look back at the photographs and have every feeling of that moment come crashing down.

 
 

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Green Wedding Shoes · Wandering Weddings · Looks Like Film · Dirty Boots & Messy Hair · H&H Weddings · Rock N Roll Bride · The Knot · Huff Post · Pickler & Ben · Utah Bride and Groom · Rocky Mountain Bride · Equally Wed · Boho Weddings · Festival Brides · Popsugar · Bridal Guide · and more
 
 

About The Photographer

 
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Love is the basis of all existence


Hello! My name is Julie Crawford and I am the artist behind Magnolia + Ember. M+E is a self-derived brand sharing my passion for love, travel, and powerful human connections. You cannot expect me to just be your photographer because my approach often leads to great friendships with couples. I will get to know you and your partner on a level that I learn what ignites your senses and use that to light sparks in your pictures. The creative art of being a photographer, holding a piece of time and space, awakens my soul in a way that makes me confident that this is meant for me.

I live at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains and have been a Knoxville wedding photographer for nine years. Although I am based in Tennessee, traveling to your destination is always welcomed. In addition to the wedding venues I have photographed throughout Knoxville, Nashville, and Asheville, I have planned and captured adventurous elopements all over the US. Let me know the scenery, vibe, and where you are willing to go, and I will take care of the rest.


Licensed to shoot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • INFP + heightened awareness of synchronicity

  • Get deeply lost in poetic lyrics

  • Serendipity is my favorite word… and movie

  • Lover of the moon + stars + metaphysics

  • I began journaling as a means to sort through emotions and make my thoughts tangible. In the search for everything, I have discovered the power of vulnerability and the beauty in expressing the authentic self. Intuition tells me that my words are meant for someone, so I listen and I write: Diary of Magnolia

  • Explored all 50 states in the USA - Travel prints available

  • Founding ambassador for National Park Geek
    (support parks with your purchase and save 10% with code MAGNOLIA)

  • Collect coffee mugs and crystals

  • Side hustle Wander Knot

  • Quality over quantity

 

Wedding Photography Packages

 
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Wedding Photography Prices

beginning at $2,950

all packages includes:

  • Full day coverage of wedding and reception

  • Fully edited, high-resolution digital images

  • Personal use printing rights

  • Engraved wood storage box for prints

  • Private online gallery for downloading and sharing

  • Support with planning timeline and vendor referrals

Engagement session, handcrafted albums (see samples here), second photographer, rehearsal dinners and parties coverage, deep matte prints, and save the dates are available.

Prices include weddings in Knoxville, TN and surrounding areas within 200 miles including Nashville, Asheville, Chattanooga, and the Smoky Mountains. I am licensed with a valid CUA permit to shoot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for your wedding or engagement session.

Worldwide travel available for destination weddings in Iceland, Patagonia, Scotland, California, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, any location where we can dance under the Northern Lights, and anywhere in between. All-inclusive packages offered.

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Adventure Elopement Prices

beginning at $1,450

Elopement photography packages are customized to suit the needs of your desired excursion. Options are endless: We can road trip to the nearest National Park, explore a foreign country, or even set up a tent and wait for the sun to rise. The price is based on the amount of time and level of involvement. Packages are all-inclusive, and I arrange all of my necessary travel and accommodations to save you the task.

I work closely with you to plan your ideal adventure wedding or elopement. The experience can range from a couple of hours to an all-day or overnight adventure. I have climbed 10,000’ peaks with couples, explored hidden caves, hiked miles through a thunderstorm, felt the dramatic rush at the base of waterfalls, and more for the sake of love. Let me know the landscape scenery, vibe, and where you are willing to go, and I will take care of the rest. You can stay close to home or jet off to a far away land. I believe adventure weddings and intimate elopements should reflect your style and in a destination that speaks to your soul.

My hometown outside Knoxville, TN is surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian chain including the Great Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Mountains, and Blue Ridge Mountains. Tennessee is also sprinkled with waterfalls throughout, like those found at Rock Island State Park, Greeter Falls, Ozone Falls, and Fall Creek Falls. Worldwide travel available.

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Kind Words From Couples

 
Urban Cowboy Engagement | Nashville Wedding Photographer
Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

I can’t say enough amazing things about this photographer, personally and professionally I knew the first time we meet we clicked. Julie’s vision of lifestyle photography captured us perfectly in our engagement session and on our wedding day. If I could have her follow me around all day • everyday to capture our life to have forever, I would! Just absolutely AMAZING and her work is priceless in every way. We love Magnolia + Ember, you will too
— M + J
Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Choosing a photographer to capture the most special day of your life is hard. But from the moment I met Julie, I felt like she totally got my vision. She’s so passionate about what she does and that absolutely translates to her work and how she treats her clients. We hired her to do our engagement and wedding photography and she did an amazing job capturing who we are as a couple. Our engagement session at our farm turned out beautiful! And our wedding pictures turned out even more breathtaking. She orchestrated all of our first looks and captured every single magical moment during our special day. I cannot say enough amazing things about Julie and her assistant Josh. I would recommend them to ANYONE and would hire them again in a second! Thank you, thank you, thank you Julie!!!
— D + C
New York City, New York

New York City, New York

We couldn’t have asked for a better kick off to our wedding adventure than our shoot with Julie to set the tone. Her creativity is so natural and she made the task of capturing little moments together seem so simple for us. The final images turned out to be super versatile and timeless but modern so we are able to use them for so much more than just scrap-booking or memories.
— J + L
Rock Island State Park, Tennessee

Rock Island State Park, Tennessee

Just wow!!! I can’t say enough about Julie. She is such a warm and inviting individual. Not only was she our photographer- she is forever a true part of our marriage... You see Casey & I eloped at a State Park in TN....on a Tuesday! Julie went above and beyond signing as our witness on our marriage license. Now that’s just a lighted soul! It was hot and sticky on September 18th & Julie got right into the thick with us... Making sure we got as close as we could to the Falls as to get the most amazing shots, all while taking pictures along the way! She was so wonderful at allowing the two of us to be together naturally and taking candid shots, rather that staged/posed photos. With Julie as our photographer the shots were captured in the most beautiful setting. Those photos have overwhelmingly made our wedding day more than a memory; my husband and I may now relive such a special day again and again. Thank you Julie!!! &&& to anyone playing the back and forth game of pick a photographer. Let me help you....pick Julie! You will not regret it! Xoxo
— A + C
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Her photos are incredible!! We had the best adventure shoot at Rock Island and took my hubs plane up for aerial shots; incredible time and memories! She captured the moments so perfectly! Looking forward to family photos when we welcome our first baby girl this year, will be capturing our adventure family story!
— A + D
Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

I loved my experience with Julie from Magnolia + Ember. Julie really wanted to get to know my husband and myself and our story, and she was always willing to listen to my concerns, meet with me, etc. She really put me at ease during the whole experience, and I am fairly introverted, so being photographed and the center of attention is unnerving to me. She traveled all the way to Asheville, NC for a sunrise engagement photo shoot in the middle of nowhere, and then she was so amazing on our wedding day. Julie was willing to listen to all of our ideas and try them, plus she had great ideas of her own. And, most importantly, the pictures from the engagement and the wedding day were amazing! We got sooo many compliments from friends and family on the pictures and how she really captured our personalities. I feel very lucky to have found Julie. She was the perfect photographer for us.
— L + A
Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville, Tennessee

Sitting here going through our final wedding pictures and all I can say is WOW!! Julie has went above and beyond at capturing our most intimate moments since we first met at our adventurous engagement session to our beautiful wedding day. She made sure that she was capturing our truest selves and it portrays in every single shot! The love that we have is such a special one I could not imagine trusting anyone else to express it through images the way that she does. 10/10 recommend for any type of shoot! Will be using for all of our important moments we want to capture in the future. Thank you so much for being you!!
— L + C
Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

Julie was wonderful to work with! She made us feel so comfortable and captured our engagement session perfectly! We loved that she took time to get to know us before the photo shoot and how she guided us through it! I am very pleased with how our pictures turned out! She is amazing! I highly recommend her!
— M + T
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Julie of Magnolia + Ember was such a pleasure to work with!! She put us at ease in front of the camera and just let us be ourselves. She also captured the perfect in between moments and details that told the whole story of our adventure. We had so much fun – thank you Julie!!
— L + G
Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

Our experience with Magnolia and Ember was exceptional!! Julie is responsive, accommodating and extremely talented. We feel so incredibly lucky to have found her! She took beautiful photos for our Elopement and for the party we had with family and friends a couple months later. The photos Julie took of both events are breathtaking. We give Magnolia and Ember the highest possible recommendation. Julie creates beautiful posed portraits and gets the absolute best candids. Thank you for everything!!
— L + S
Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, Utah

My husband and I loved working with Julie! Her talent is amazing, and she is wonderful to work with! She really pays attention to detail, and captures such beautiful photos. We would definitely work with her again.
— G + W
Maryville, Tennessee

Maryville, Tennessee

Julie is an extremely talented photographer! She took the most beautiful pictures of our engagement and wedding that we will cherish forever. She was very responsive and easy to communicate with. She’s also down for an adventure! We took our engagement photos at a waterfall and got lost on the hike there, which ended up taking hours. She took pictures the whole time and they turned out amazing! Also, in the time since our wedding day, Julie has submitted many of our pictures to magazines and blogs! Which is really cool and makes us feel like celebrities. I would recommend her to anyone and if you’re considering her for your photography, don’t hesitate.
— E + C
Benton, Tennessee

Benton, Tennessee

Thank you so much for the great experience! We had never had professional photos done and Julie made the experience so fun and relaxing. She traveled out of her way and let our session take its own path. We would definitely recommend and plan more special events just to have another reason to have photos done! Thanks again.
— L + S
Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville, Tennessee

My husband and I fell in love with Julie’s work as soon as we saw it. My husband, who previously hadn’t had much of an opinion on which vendors we went with for the wedding, knew that her work absolutely reflected the atmosphere we were aiming for on our wedding day. Going with Julie was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding; she not only provided us with absolutely breathtaking photographs that we’ll always cherish, but she also went the extra mile and even helped us plan the day-of schedule when we were completely clueless. Neither one of us have ever felt comfortable in front of the camera, but Julie helped us feel at ease and focus on ourselves and the wonderful moments she was capturing. I always suggest Julie any time I hear someone is looking for any sort of photography done.
— M + A
Clarksville, Tennessee

Clarksville, Tennessee

Where do I even start!? Julie has been absolutely amazing from day one. She truly captured the love Charly and I share for each other and has helped us show the world how special it really is. She is focused on capturing what matters most at weddings, made sure before the wedding that our timeline was set, and overall kicked ass at everything she did! We are so grateful we trusted her to capture these moments and will treasure them for the rest of our lives! Thank you so much Julie.
— L + C
Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Reading Julie’s website and blog was like reading our souls! We knew she was the person to capture the unique love we have for each other. Our souls met in a very unconventional way... and we just KNEW... LOVE DOES WIN!!!! Julie was light and comforting and fun! She encompasses us and captured every part of whom we both are! Could not be happier with our wedding photos! Incredible!!!
— A + S
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Had such a fun time with Julie! She really knows how to make people comfortable in front of the lens that aren’t used to having their photos taken. Our photos came out absolutely amazing, and I couldn’t have asked for more beautiful memories to have as a keepsake. Thank you Magnolia and Ember!
— C + K
Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Working with Julie was an absolute delight. As soon as I spoke with her on the phone, I knew she was the right photographer for our wedding (a destination wedding in Joshua Tree National Park). I wanted someone to capture natural and adventurous photos, instead of traditional portraits that are more posed. Our wedding photos turned out amazing! They are exactly what I had hoped to get from our wedding. And I have gotten so many compliments on them. 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. The little touches she puts into her work, and the sweet gestures she makes to her clients were wonderful. I would 100% recommend hiring her for your photography needs!!
— J + K
Greeter Falls, Tennessee

Greeter Falls, Tennessee

We had our engagement photos done by Julie and they are phenomenal! She is definitely down for adventure and met us at a remote location for our session. We’ve never had a photoshoot together and thought we might be a little awkward but Julie made us feel so comfortable, we didn’t even feel one bit awkward! I’m so glad that she captured our engagement photos that we can forever look back on!
— E + B
Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Julie went above and beyond to capture the most important day of our lives. She made the photography easy, simple, and stress free. The pictures were breath-taking and she perfectly captured the whole day, from beginning to end. In addition, we received the most beautiful and thoughtful photo album. Magnolia and Ember exceeded our expectations and we are thankful for them to help us cherish the memories from our wedding day!
— R + Z
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Julie is a ray of sunshine to work with! She is professional and knows her stuff. Julie is an old soul that my husband and I connected with immediately. She is an adventurous photographer that is willing to go the extra mile to get the right shots. I would absolutely recommend her!
— M + J
Maryville, Tennessee

Maryville, Tennessee

We chose Julie for her wonderful pictures but we fell in love with how professional and easy going she is. She made a stressful time easy to handle. She thought of everything and then some. I am so glad we chose her. I can’t imagine having anyone else be a part of my big day. The pictures are phenomenal and we get so many compliments on them. I love them and her.
— C + M
 

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