Photographer of the Month Interview : Julie Crawford / Magnolia + Ember

We are pleased to announce Julie Crawford / Magnolia + Ember as our March Photographer of the Month.

Instagram @magnoliaandember

What inspired you to use Woodland Albums? The look of The Legend album.

What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of Woodland Albums? The quality and uniqueness.

Share with us your favorite Woodland album and why. What materials/ options do you choose? The Legend. Mostly I use the original design in the dark brown color option. I choose the option of debossing the couple’s names on the outside flap.

What type of clients do you think will enjoy these albums? Those who enjoy the fine art appeal and free-spirited vibe.

How long have you been a photographer?  Eight years in weddings.

How did you discover your passion for photography? I’ve been obsessed with cameras and photographing since I was a little girl. One day I decided to turn that passion into a career, and it took off.  

How do you define your style? Natural and organic. Nothing about a traditional photo shoot speaks to my heart. Rather, I create experiences. I want to capture the authentic feelings between soul-inspired lovers. The approach I take photographing couples has a beautiful way of manifesting the greatest emotions that will radiate through the lens.


What would we find in your camera bag for a typical shoot? Canon gear all the way. A couple of 5d Mark iii’s, 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.2, 85mm 1.2, 100mm 2.8, 70-200mm 2.8, and a few Speedlite 600ex-rt’s

Your favorite lens? By far the Canon 85mm 1.2

Share with us your favorite image and why. Oh I have a lot of favorites. If I was forced to choose only one, I’d have to say this intimate shot captured in Malibu. The closeness of their embrace, the way he strokes her arm, the dress, his hair, and this list could go on and on.

When you are shooting—how much of it is instinctual versus planned? Very little is actually planned. I want to create authentic moments naturally rather than planning everything. I like the beautiful way the Universe brings us what we need when we trust the creative flow.

What are some of your rules of thumb in photography? Be yourself in your work. Photograph was puts fire in your soul. Don’t be afraid to be all of you. Your energy attracts your tribe.

Whose work, photography or otherwise, are you inspired by and why? I don’t really have a particular photographer that I can narrow down. I follow a lot of amazing artists on Instagram who inspire me. I guess the best way to answer the question is to say anyone who lives out west and gets to photograph these beautiful landscapes I love every single day. I travel often for destination weddings and adventurous elopements, but I could always use a little more western vibes.

What is it you like the most about being a photographer? That I can capture the essence of shared love between two souls. I love that I get to give my couples something only I can give them. Every photographer would capture the same event differently. And I love that I can uniquely capture the energy I feel between lovers and portray that through creative art.

If you weren’t a photographer what would you be? I already do what I would do if I wasn’t a photographer. I express myself through creations inspired by my travels and spiritual journey on Wander Knot. I make and sell metaphysical based jewelry, crystal candles, and design clothing.

Fine Art Album by Blue Locket Studios

My experience with Woodland Albums has always been fantastic. I feel assured that my clients will be receiving a high-quality product and the albums I am able to offer them are unique and set me apart. The actual ordering process is so easy and takes only a few minutes. Uploading spreads is also very straightforward and I can have the entire order placed and ready to go in the time it takes to brew a cup of coffee. Turnaround times are also extremely reasonable and shipping is always very fast. I feel like I am serving my clients well by being able to deliver their completed albums so quickly, and preserving their photos in such a beautiful, high-quality heirloom. 

10×10 Fine Art Album
Birch Cover, Velvet Paper

Studio Sample Albums – 20% OFF

Do you offer discounts for sample albums?

We offer Studio Sample Album discount – 20% off regular price. You can order the album from our order page by clicking the album you would like to order ->

Enter the current discount code we have for WoodlandAlbums sample album SAMPLE20 for 20% off regular price. We will manually apply the discount after all files are uploaded on the order. Sample albums will include Studio Sample imprinted on the back of the album. Be sure to upload the layout files after you’ve placed the order so we can apply the discount and process the payment. *Discount cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts. Let us know if you need any assistance with placing the order and uploading the files.
What’s the minimum # of sides I can order?
The minimum is 16 sides/ 8 full spreads. You can order up to 50 sides/ 25 full spreads for all of our albums except the Sweet Album.
Minimum for the Sweet Album is 20 sides/ 10 full spreads and maximum is 150 sides/ 75 full spreads.