Wedding + Elopement Photographer


Based in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee
Traveling Worldwide for Destination Weddings

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 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.

Magnolia + Ember | Smoky Mountains Wedding Photographer

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. 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 Smoky Mountains and have been a wedding photographer for nine years. Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Asheville are happily considered local service areas, and I willingly travel worldwide for destination weddings and adventure elopements.

Licensed to shoot in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with CUA permit so we can explore Cades Cove, Elkmont, Mount LeConte, Spence Cabin, Newfound Gap, and many more throughout the park.

Proudly inclusive of all couples regardless of race, sexuality, age, gender, size, religion, immigration status, ability, and the list goes on because love is effing love.



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featured galleries

El Matador

New York City

Rock Island State Park


Big Sur

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

The MAgnolia

Blue RidgE Mountains

Under Canvas

Pacific Coast


Ijams Nature Center


The Kincaid House

Joshua Tree National Park


Rocky Mountain National Park


Wedding + Elopement Photography Pricing


Wedding photography packages are tailored to fit the needs of each couple and their unique day. All are full-day coverage without the limit of a specific amount of hours. I want to be able to document the entire story - beginning to end. Packages begin with the base and additional options are customizable.

$3300 base package includes:

  • All-day coverage (average is 8-10 hours)

  • Fully edited, high-resolution digital images

  • Personal use printing rights giving the freedom to print at location of choice

  • Engraved wood storage box for prints

  • Private online gallery for downloading, sharing, and fine-art matte printing

  • Support with planning timeline and vendor referrals

optional add-ons:

  • Engagement (up to one hour) | $550

  • Handcrafted albums | see prices here

  • Second photographer | $1100

  • Rehearsal dinners + parties | $500/hour

  • Guestbook | $350

Prices include weddings in Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas including Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Asheville. I am licensed with a valid Commercial Use Authorization permit to shoot anywhere in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.


Adventures are my bread and butter! I will work closely with you to plan your dream intimate wedding or elopement. 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 ideal 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.

Options are endless: We can road trip to the nearest National Park for the day, explore a foreign country, or hike to watch sunrise and play until the sun goes back down. I am open to multi-day adventures too if you have an elaborate thought. I am less about the idea of “let’s show up and take a few quick photos” and more about the depth of an experience.

Most M+E couples opt to book the full-day wedding photography package so we can spend the whole day exploring together, and these packages are available for any day of the week. On a smaller scale, a three-hour package is available for $1450 and valid for Monday through Thursday elopements only.

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Worldwide travel is available for destination weddings and elopements in Iceland, Bali, Patagonia, Scotland, California, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Hawaii, Arizona, any location where we can dance under the Northern Lights, and anywhere in between. Travel fee will apply.

Looking for an adventurous place within local areas? You are in luck because Tennessee and North Carolina are surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian chain including the Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, and Great Balsam Mountains. We can explore Pisgah National Forest, Linville Gorge Wilderness, and other epic places throughout the great outdoors. Tennessee is also sprinkled with waterfalls throughout, like those found at Rock Island State Park, Greeter Falls, Ozone Falls, and Fall Creek Falls.