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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Working from Home

Oh, that home-office life. It’s widely glorified on social media and craved for by goal diggers still plowing away at their 9-5. The opportunity to be able to just work from bed in the comfort of your pj’s and decide your own hours is something so many creatives desire. However, once you’re working from home […]

October 16, 2017

Business, Education, Lifestyle, Photography

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Wedding Planning Sucks. You Don’t.

Real Talk? Wedding planning sucks. I know, I know, I’m probably supposed to say something encouraging and sweet to help motivate you in this transition of your life…but, I’m going to be real with you instead. So, real talk? Wedding planning sucks. But, you don’t. Honest to God, wedding planning stressed me the mess out. […]

October 5, 2017

Bride, Engagement, Lifestyle, Photography, Wedding

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Allison + Willie | Hidden Vineyard Wedding

It was a small wedding, with about 60 guests, and such a sweet and intimate celebration. The little moments were what stood out the most to me – the way the flower girls were so excited about their bracelets, or how Willie definitely saw Allie before the first look and wore a mischievous grin when […]

October 4, 2017

Bride, Lifestyle, Photography, Wedding

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Katherine + Erlend | Chicago Engagement

A couple of months ago, I was sitting at my computer minding my own business when a message popped through. It was from a newly engaged bride, inquiring about my wedding collections and availability. I didn’t think too much of it, until I got further into the message — “We’re planning on getting married next […]

October 3, 2017

Bride, Engagement, Lifestyle, Photography

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Brunna | Elegance in Michigan

“Happy girls are the prettiest girls” — this quote sums up Brunna so perfectly. Every time I get the chance to photograph this girl, she’s all smiles! This shoot was no exception. It was the night before she hopped on a plane to move to Hawaii, and we had a blast. First, we explored one […]

September 26, 2017

Lifestyle, Photography, Portraits

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