Adventure Wedding Photographer | Malibu Elopement in California
Knoxville Wedding Photographer | Adventure Engagement
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Love is the basis of all existence>

Magnolia and Ember is wedding photography for the fearless couples who can strip all the worldly things away leaving only the bare self and they simply just can't get enough of each other. I'm talk about high-vibing energy and soul-inspired lovers. I want to photograph adventures of those who have found what sparks from within themselves and shares that with their special someone. I want authenticity.

My style is organic and natural. Nothing should be force anything in life but certainly not a photograph. Nothing about a traditional photo shoot speaks to my heart. Rather, I create experiences. I want to capture what is felt in the deepest part of inner selves, and to do that the moment has to be real. Genuineness cannot be staged. The approach I take photographing couples has a beautiful way of manifesting the greatest emotions that will radiate through the lens.

authentic / fearless / creative

I'm based as a Knoxville wedding photographer and available to travel worldwide for adventurous elopements and destination weddings. Whether it is eloping in Iceland on a black sand beach, surrounded with glaciers and waterfalls, jetting off to Colorado for all-day hiking adventures with self-solemnized vows and I'm your only witness, a city hall ceremony, or a hometown wedding surrounded with family and friends, I'm here to document time. 

In additional to awards and honorable mentions, Magnolia and Ember has been featured on some of the top blogs and magazines in the wedding industry. As seen in Green Wedding Shoes, Rocky Mountain Bride, The Knot, Equally Wed, Black Sheep Bride, Pickler & Ben Show, Festival Brides, Boho Weddings, and these are just to name a few.

Knoxville Wedding Photographer | Adventure Engagement

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