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 Wedding Photography Is So Expensive

Weddings take a lot of effort, time, and money. It’s no secret that things add up fast when you’re planning your big day, and I know that wedding photography is no exception on this. A lot of couples wonder why wedding photography is so expensive and I want to take a moment to help you […]

July 16, 2018

Education, Wedding

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Meet my Virtual Assistant: Rooting for You Social

About a month ago, I hired my first virtual assistant, Sam from Rooting for You Social. She has been such a tremendous help for my business, and now that I’ve hired her I can’t imagine life without her!! She manages my social media and newsletter, designs resources for me, and more. If you’ve been thinking […]

July 13, 2018


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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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