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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Courtney & Tito

Words can’t express how much I love these two. They really know how to make my heart burst! Courtney & Tito met at the same summer camp where I met my husband. We took their engagement photos at camp on their day off, waking up at the break of dawn so that we could catch […]

August 13, 2018


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Haley & Josh | Michigan Engagement

I had such a blast with these two for their engagement photos! Haley suggested we meet at a work friend’s home where we were surrounded by these gorgeous trees throughout the property! I’m so glad she knew about this place because it was so stinkin’ pretty! Haley & Josh are two of the sweetest people […]

August 8, 2018


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Joelle’s Reads | July

I decided to switch things up a bit for this month’s #joellesreads edition! I’ve really been enjoying digging deeper into scripture lately, so I’m sharing some of the things I’ve learned in different books of the Bible that I’ve been reading. Some of them are super cool! Ruth There were two specific things that really […]

July 31, 2018


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Brittany & Harold | Michigan Wedding

Brittany and Harold met at a get-together at a mutual friend’s house after praying for each other for a long time. They’d both prayed specifically to meet someone with a servant’s heart and let me tell you, both of them have just that. It shows in their actions and in who they surround themselves with […]

July 25, 2018


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Why Wedding Photography Is So Expensive

Weddings take a lot of effort, time, and money. It’s no secret that things add up fast when you’re planning your big day, and I know that wedding photography is no exception on this. A lot of couples wonder why wedding photography is so expensive and I want to take a moment to help you […]

July 16, 2018

Education, Wedding

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