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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Celebrating One Year as a Full-Time Business Owner

This weekend is an incredibly special weekend for me! To give you a little background we’ll flash back to one year ago. A year ago, I was working a part-time position in sales and I was nowhere near in love with it. I wrestled with it for a few months, trying my best to stick […]

April 20, 2018

Education, personal

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What You Should Know Before Photographing Your First Wedding

You’ve booked your first wedding? That’s awesome! I’m so happy for you! I remember how it felt when I booked my first wedding; it was a mixture of excitement and extreme responsibility for doing my absolute best on their wedding day. In this post I’m going to break down everything you should know for your […]

March 28, 2018


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5 Programs I Can’t Live Without

When I was first starting out, I had no idea what I was doing. Does anyone, really? I still feel that way sometimes. However, I’ve found some programs that have been such huge time-savers for my workflow! They have upped my efficiency and, as a result, have taken away a lot of stress! If you’re […]

March 22, 2018


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How to Become a Wedding Photographer

So you’ve decided that you’re interested in pursuing wedding photography, but you have no experience and you’re not sure where the right place is to begin. How do you get your foot in the door? What’s the key to attracting brides when you’ve never photographed a wedding before? Well first of all, welcome to the […]

March 8, 2018


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Was College Worth It? How College Influenced My Career

Every once in awhile someone will ask me if majoring in Photography during college made a positive difference for my career. The answer is a big YES! I didn’t fully realize just how much it impacted my career until a couple of months ago. It dawned on me that the majority of my clients have […]

February 6, 2018

Education, personal

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