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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Bride to Bride

I’ve learned a few lessons while being engaged. The past 7 months have been quite the experience, pointing out areas that I needed growth in and grace. My idea of being engaged before getting engaged was something like: we’re-gonna-get-married-and-live-happily-ever-after-and-everything-in-between-will-resolve-itself. However, as you could imagine, it’s not always a walk in a park. Planning a wedding […]

August 14, 2017

Bride, Engagement, Wedding

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When You’re in A Slump

Running a business comes with a lot of high’s and a lot of low’s. When I’m discouraged, I easily fall into self-doubt and begin analyzing everything. But, there are 3 questions I always ask myself when I’m in a slump, and I think they’re important questions any business owner should ask themselves in moments of […]

August 8, 2017

Business, personal

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Bethany | Cecret Lake, Utah

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph Bethany of Bethany Louria Photography, at Cecret Lake, Utah. This place is absolutely breathtaking…it felt like we were on the other side of the world. We had such a fun time taking some headshots & portraits of her with her boyfriend, with these stunning backgrounds! Another shoot […]

August 7, 2017

Photography, Portraits, travel

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1-on-1 with Kaitlynn | Park City, Utah

Last week, you might have seen on my social media that I was in Utah for a couple of days. I flew out to coach Kaitlynn of Kaitlynn Quist Photography, about photography and business, and we had a blast! We started our 1-on-1 at Atticus Coffee in Park City. This coffee shop is so cute! They […]

August 3, 2017

Education, Engagement, Photography

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What Mentoring Means to Me

I’m not sure how I ended up in Utah mentoring another photographer…only 10 months after I visited my first workshop, in Utah. I’m not sure how I ended up mentoring other photographers at all. After all, I just went full-time in April. I may be a photographer who’s going on 7 years now, but this […]

July 28, 2017

Business, Education, personal

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