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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1-on-1 Mentoring | Elli Jo Photography

You know how every once in awhile, a stranger comes into your life and you just hit it off as if you’ve always known each other? That’s what it felt like when I met Elli for our 1-on-1 mentoring session. And I’m 99.99% sure that’s just how she makes anyone feel who comes into her […]

August 15, 2017

Business, Education, Lifestyle, Photography, Portraits

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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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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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5 Ways to Enhance Your Client Experience

Knowing what to do to make your clients comfortable in front of the camera can be tricky business. And I know what you’re thinking as you scroll through Instagram – how do people capture all of those adorable candids?! I’ve wondered that question too, many times. The answer? Because they’re enjoying themselves and they feel […]

July 18, 2017

Business, Education, Photography

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People Think I Charge Too Much

  Let’s talk about pricing. It can be a touchy subject for some people, but I think it’s an important one. I know that a lot of people think I charge too much for my work. That’s okay. Here’s why: For a long time I really wrestled with how to properly price myself in my […]

July 11, 2017

Business, personal, Photography

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