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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Kristine + Ken | Couple Photos

It’s no secret that I love working with couples from all over the world. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, it’s always fun to hear their love stories and be able to capture a piece of it for them. Kristine and Ken are no exception. They’re from the same town that I went to […]

January 10, 2018

Couples, Photography

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The Best of 2017

When I look back on everything that has happened this year, it’s a little overwhelming. This year was filled with so much joy and love, and I was blessed to work with so many beautiful people. In a short recap, here are some of my favorite memories from 2017: I photographed Charles & Emily’s engagement […]

December 21, 2017

Bride, Couples, Engagement, Fitness, Lifestyle, Maternity, Photography, Portraits, Senior, travel, Wedding

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5 Tips As You Begin Planning

Guest Post by Lauren Elisabeth Events Congratulations!  You’re engaged and it’s one of the best feelings in the world!  Being engaged requires at least some kind of wedding planning.  Sometimes that sweet, giddy feeling can quickly turn into feelings of overwhelm.  Below are 5 things to consider when you begin planning, along with a brief […]

December 4, 2017

Bride, Couples, Engagement, Wedding

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Sara + Alex | Chicago Couple Session

These two were so sweet, and such naturals in front of the camera! Alex + Sara were visiting Chicago for the first time, from Houston and we were able to squeeze in a shoot while they were in town. The fall colors could not have been any prettier!! And, I’m always down for a classic […]

November 21, 2017

Couples, Lifestyle, Photography, Portraits

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