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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Why I Switched to Pic-Time

A few weeks ago, I noticed that a photographer I follow on Instagram was using a gallery that I’d never heard of before. It was called Pic-Time. At the time I was still using PixieSet and had no issues with it, but I was curious about this new gallery. So, I decided to check it […]

May 18, 2018


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Workshop Re-Cap

Last week I hosted my very first photography workshop and, wow, it was incredible. Four girls came from as far as New Jersey (!!) to learn more about growing their photography businesses and we all had such a fun time! We stayed at the cutest little airbnb in Sawyer, MI and enjoyed three days of […]

May 14, 2018


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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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