Knoxville Wedding Photographer
based in Tennessee
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 of photography 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.
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About The Photographer
Love is metaphysical gravity
- R. Buckminster Fuller
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. You cannot expect me to just be your photographer because my approach often leads to great friendships with couples. I will get to know you and your partner on a level that I learn what ignites your senses and use that to light sparks in your pictures. 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 Great Smoky Mountains and have been a Knoxville wedding photographer for nine years. Although I am based in Tennessee, traveling to your destination is always welcomed. In addition to the wedding venues I have photographed throughout Knoxville, Nashville, and Asheville, I have planned and captured adventurous elopements all over the US. Let me know the scenery, vibe, and where you are willing to go, and I will take care of the rest.
Licensed to shoot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
INFP + heightened awareness of synchronicity
Get deeply lost in poetic lyrics
Serendipity is my favorite word… and movie
Lover of the moon + stars + metaphysics
I began journaling as a means to sort through emotions and make my thoughts tangible. In the search for everything, I have discovered the power of vulnerability and the beauty in expressing the authentic self. Intuition tells me that my words are meant for someone, so I listen and I write: Diary of Magnolia
Explored all 50 states in the USA - Travel prints available
Founding ambassador for National Park Geek
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Collect coffee mugs and crystals
Side hustle Wander Knot
Quality over quantity
Wedding Photography Packages
Wedding Photography Prices
Beginning at $2,950
all packages includes:
Full day coverage of wedding and reception
Fully edited, high-resolution digital images
Personal use printing rights
Engraved wood storage box for prints
Private online gallery for downloading and sharing
Support with planning timeline and vendor referrals
Engagement session, handcrafted albums (see samples here), second photographer, rehearsal dinners and parties coverage, deep matte prints, and save the dates are available.
Prices include weddings in Knoxville, TN and surrounding areas within 200 miles including Nashville, Asheville, Chattanooga, and the Smoky Mountains. I am licensed with a valid CUA permit to shoot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for your wedding or engagement session.
Worldwide travel available for destination weddings in Iceland, Patagonia, Scotland, California, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, any location where we can dance under the Northern Lights, and anywhere in between. All-inclusive packages offered.
Adventure Elopement Prices
Beginning at $1,450
Elopement photography packages are customized to suit the needs of your desired excursion. Options are endless: We can road trip to the nearest National Park, explore a foreign country, or even set up a tent and wait for the sun to rise. The price is based on the amount of time and level of involvement. Packages are all-inclusive, and I arrange all of my necessary travel and accommodations to save you the task.
I work closely with you to plan your ideal adventure wedding or elopement. The experience can range from a couple of hours to an all-day or overnight adventure. 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 landscape scenery, 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.
My hometown outside Knoxville, TN is surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian chain including the Great Smoky Mountains, Cumberland Mountains, and Blue Ridge Mountains. Tennessee is also sprinkled with waterfalls throughout, like those found at Rock Island State Park, Greeter Falls, Ozone Falls, and Fall Creek Falls. Worldwide travel available.