I'm Joelle, an international Lifestyle and Wedding Photographer based in St. Joseph, MI. I'm also an educator and Photo Editor for photographers interested in growing their business and living life more. 

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Why You Need A Second Shooter

I get asked all the time by brides about the benefits of hiring a second shooter for their wedding day. It’s a great question, and I realize that many of you may be wondering the same thing. So, today I’m breaking down why I always recommend opting for a second shooter at your wedding! It’s […]

December 6, 2017

Bride, Engagement, Photography, Wedding

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5 Tips As You Begin Planning

Guest Post by Lauren Elisabeth Events Congratulations!  You’re engaged and it’s one of the best feelings in the world!  Being engaged requires at least some kind of wedding planning.  Sometimes that sweet, giddy feeling can quickly turn into feelings of overwhelm.  Below are 5 things to consider when you begin planning, along with a brief […]

December 4, 2017

Bride, Couples, Engagement, Wedding

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Sara + Alex | Chicago Couple Session

These two were so sweet, and such naturals in front of the camera! Alex + Sara were visiting Chicago for the first time, from Houston and we were able to squeeze in a shoot while they were in town. The fall colors could not have been any prettier!! And, I’m always down for a classic […]

November 21, 2017

Couples, Lifestyle, Photography, Portraits

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Wedding Prep | My Timeline

Weddings are a ton of fun, but they require a substantial amount of work. Not only for the couple, but for vendors too. For things to run smoothly on both ends, it’s necessary for us as photographers to do our part in making sure things are organized and efficient! Now, it can be a little […]

November 20, 2017

Business, Education, Wedding

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Changing Your Last Name

Hey, gorgeous! First of all, congratulations on your engagement! You’re going to love married life. It is seriously the best thing ever. You reach a whole new level of connection when you’re married, and you get to adventure life with your best friend 24/7. Ah!! I’m just so excited for you. Alright, now let’s get […]

November 16, 2017

Bride, Education, Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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