I'm Joelle, an international Lifestyle and Wedding Photographer based in Chicago + Southwest Michigan. I'm also an educator and Photo Editor for photographers!


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Love Languages Are a Game-Changer

On our honeymoon we read a book together that was a total game-changer for the way we love each other. It was the perfect time to read it too, because it set the course for a healthy marriage for us right from the get-go. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman explains just how beneficial […]

February 20, 2018

Engagement, Wedding

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The Best Makeup Products for Your Wedding Day

When we got engaged last year, wedding planning brought on a whole new list of “necessities”. Of course there were the obvious ones like my dress, where our venue would be, and our date…but, there were so many small categories to suddenly consider too. One of those categories was my makeup routine for the day […]

February 19, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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Valentines Day Date Ideas

I am such a hopeless romantic, which means that I absolutely love Valentines Day. When it comes to how you celebrate it, there are a few options! Of course you can go out to a fancy dinner, but if you don’t want to deal with the crowds then these are some fun ideas to try. […]

February 12, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle

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Elena | Sawyer, MI

This girl turns 27 today! We celebrated by taking a few well-deserved birthday photos in Sawyer, MI and she killed it in front of the camera. Here are some of my favorites! Love your spunk, girl! Happy birthday! xo!

February 11, 2018


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Life Will Never Be The Same

We were weeks away from our wedding day and so ready to transition from planning a wedding to enjoying a marriage together. We had found a cute little apartment and moved both of our things over, unpacking almost everything so we wouldn’t have to worry about it after the honeymoon. When everything was in place, […]

February 9, 2018

Engagement, personal, Wedding

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