Black Balsam Knob Elopement | a short hike to incredible views

Black Balsam Knob Elopement in North Carolina

Kind words from the couple: “To us, this was our one day to truly focus on us, and she complimented that without effort and provided us with helpful planning and beautiful pictures that we will cherish for many years. Thank you, Julie!” – Sara + Neal

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Twin Flame Union | we were never really strangers

we are the greatest story i will ever tell | twin flame union

Part way through secretly writing my book, I felt a message from a higher power telling me that it would make its way into the hands of my person. I could feel him in the core of my existence. He would recognize my love in the pages as his own—the kind of love that brings *you* home.

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North Carolina Elopement | experience awe-inspiring mountains

north carolina hiking elopement with epic mountain views

Kind words from the couple: “Anytime I reached out with any questions or concerns she responded quickly and literally had all the answers or a piece of advice to give if that was what I needed. On our day it would be the first time we met, I instantly felt like we had known each other for years.” – Michon + Matt

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Tuesdays, Heartbreaks, and Soulmates | poetry & photography

preface to my book | tuesdays, heartbreaks, and soulmates

As author and photographer, Julie Crawford takes you on her adventurous journey through the path of self-discovery. Fueled by lyrical verses, Mother Nature’s churches, and undeniably fated interactions with kindred spirits, she wanders throughout her inner wilderness mapping out roads that connect mind, body, and soul.

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I'm Julie Crawford, a world traveling photographer based in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. I'm passionate about adventure, storytelling, music, emotional depth, intentionality, human connection, synchronicity, and great coffee.

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