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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Celebrating One Year as a Full-Time Business Owner

This weekend is an incredibly special weekend for me! To give you a little background we’ll flash back to one year ago. A year ago, I was working a part-time position in sales and I was nowhere near in love with it. I wrestled with it for a few months, trying my best to stick […]

April 20, 2018

Education, personal

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How to Best Prepare for Family Photos on Your Wedding Day

Family photos are arguably one of the most important parts of your wedding day (the most important part is marrying your best friend, of course!). They take the most time, and they can be a little chaotic sometimes. However, there are a few things you can do beforehand to help your family photos go as […]

April 18, 2018

Wedding

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Breaking Tradition | Popping the Question to HIM

Guest blogger: Hilary Lucio For as long as I can remember, I have despised the idea of becoming a stereotype. So you can imagine my displeasure when friends started making jokes about me being that stereotypical girl just waiting for her boyfriend to propose. I pride myself in the progress that I have made towards […]

April 16, 2018

Engagement

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Helena the Personal Organizer | Chicago, IL

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph a personal organizer’s gorgeous home, and it was so fun to see how she organizes everything! I learned so much in our time together and have plenty of inspiration for our next living space. Helena runs a blog called A Personal Organizer where she shares tips on organizing […]

April 12, 2018

Lifestyle, Portraits

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Haley | Graduate Portraits

This is such an exciting time of year because graduation is just around the corner! I was able to take Haley’s grad photos last week and we had so much fun! She’s graduating with her nursing degree and I know that anyone who has the chance to work with her will be super blessed. Here […]

April 11, 2018

Portraits

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