Love is the basis of all existence

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
    (support parks with your purchase and save 10% with code MAGNOLIA)

  • Collect coffee mugs and crystals

  • Side hustle Wander Knot

  • Quality over quantity