Flying Airplane Adventure | Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Flying Airplane Adventure | Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Hurricane Irma's winds change up the original plan to fly to Rock Island, so we had to wait patiently for another go at it. Part 2 of Amy and David's adventure session had us soaring to new heights!

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Rebranding Wedding Photography Business

Rebranding Wedding Photography Business

I encourage others to share their passion and desire, but sometimes I forget to share my own. This was especially true in my business name. I merely labeled my photography with my childhood nickname, but words have power. The little things matter. Just as I talk about with my clients when choosing engagement session locations, make everything you do reflect yourself. Find what brings you deep joy and ignites your soul, and do those things.

The inspiration behind transforming Jewels Photography into Magnolia + Ember.

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Being Vulnerable. Releasing Fear. | Arches National Park | Moab, Utah

Being Vulnerable. Releasing Fear. | Arches National Park | Moab, Utah

This experience for me was just more than just jumping out of a plane. It wasn't for the adrenaline rush, not for the coolness factor, or even simply to say that I did it. I made my skydive adventure spiritual.

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A Trip Down A Long Winding Road | Adventure Photographer

A Trip Down A Long Winding Road | Adventure Photographer

We as humans, as beautiful souls are constantly evolving. Each experience we go through teaches a lesson we came to Earth to learn so we can make a positive difference in the world. Everything moves you closer to the person you are meant to be.

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Colorado Rocky Mountains Elopement | Adventure Wedding Photographer

Colorado Rocky Mountains Elopement | Adventure Wedding Photographer

Hiking to the tallest point we can reach on a random pull off that wasn't closed because of the snow, slipping and sliding back down the snowy mountain on my butt with cameras held high, and capturing a romantic and adventurous elopement in Rocky Mountain National Park - I'll take it!

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Zion Elopement in Utah | Adventure Wedding Photographer

Zion Elopement in Utah | Adventure Wedding Photographer

When I had the opportunity to photography this styled wedding in Zion National Park, I was head-over-heels, crazy excited! The scenery speaks for itself. As for the wedding inspiration design, all the elements such made it that much more magical. Oh Utah, you're always stealing my breath.

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Downtown Engagement Session | Knoxville Wedding Photographer

Downtown Engagement Session | Knoxville Wedding Photographer

We dressed this fab couple up and sent them out for an evening on the town. They enjoyed a fun date just with a photographer tagging along calling it their engagement session. We spent time walking the streets of the beautiful city, spent some time enjoying the rooftop views of Market Square, and even indulged in root beer floats at Coolato Gelato. 

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Epic 25-day Road Trip Across the Country Alone | Adventure Photographer

Epic 25-day Road Trip Across the Country Alone | Adventure Photographer

With my bags packed, the car loaded, and a joyful heart in tow, I began this road trip across the country completely alone. It was an experience that forever changed my life. In 25 days I drove 7027 miles with just my VW Jetta, a tent, and the open road.

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Sunrise Engagement Session in NYC | Adventure Wedding Photographer

Sunrise Engagement Session in NYC | Adventure Wedding Photographer

Amazed at this beautiful city that had so much to tell, at this soulful love shared by two that cannot be extinguished, and at how happy I was. After the NYC engagement session, I spent eight more hours venturing the streets of New York alone taking the advice from Joey, “You don’t discover the city, the city discovers you.”

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