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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Erica Maternity | Stevensville, MI

A couple of weeks ago I got to take my sister-in-law’s maternity photos and it’s one of the cutest sessions I’ve ever done! Of course I’m biased, but my adorable niece Kate absolutely stole the show! I had so much fun editing these images and couldn’t stop laughing. Kate is so excited to meet her […]

April 5, 2018


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Govind + Cate | Proposal in Chicago, IL

This past weekend I was able to capture + be a part of one of the sweetest proposals ever. Govind and Cate met in St. Louis a couple of years ago (where she’s from), and went on one of their first dates in Chicago where sparks flew between them. This July, they’ll both be moving […]

April 4, 2018

Engagement, Portraits

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What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos

As a woman, I endure that daily struggle of raiding my closet and creating a new kind of carpet every day with the array of clothes I throw down. It can be a struggle sometimes. But, I absolutely love fashion and I understand its importance. My grandmother was a sharp dresser and I like to […]

April 3, 2018


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Your Personal Trainer before the Wedding Day | Justice Wipff

I met up with Justice Wipff, a personal trainer in Chicago to talk about some ways brides could get in better shape before their wedding day! Being a woman myself, I know how real body insecurities can be and I also know how good we can feel about ourselves when we have a smart workout […]

March 30, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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Joelle’s Reads | March

It’s time for another round up of my favorite reads! This month I read a couple of really good books, and I’m also highlighting some old favorites! Live Fearless by Sadie Robertson Sadie Robertson is quickly becoming one of my favorite people on the planet and I don’t even know her personally. Her heart shines […]

March 29, 2018


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