My name is Julie Crawford, and I’m the artist behind Magnolia + Ember. I've been a wedding photographer for over 10 years and specialize in planning and capturing adventurous experiences. I'm based in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and spend a lot of time hiking Western North Carolina as well. Beyond home, I travel all over the world for epic elopements. I've wandered through all 50 states in the USA and some of my favorites are: Utah, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska.

I am crazy passionate about the great outdoors and feel most empowered amidst nature. I have found pieces of me buried in adventure: inner-light, truth, and ultimately, self-love all because sacred lands hold space for us to exist as our most authentic selves. All I gain from experiences, the feelings and deep connection, fuels the creative energy that goes into my work with couples and crafting intimate weddings and adventure elopements. Magnolia + Ember is truly me, it is even in the name.

photo credit: Rachel Clift

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