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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Breaking Tradition | Popping the Question to HIM

Guest blogger: Hilary Lucio For as long as I can remember, I have despised the idea of becoming a stereotype. So you can imagine my displeasure when friends started making jokes about me being that stereotypical girl just waiting for her boyfriend to propose. I pride myself in the progress that I have made towards […]

April 16, 2018


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Govind + Cate | Proposal in Chicago, IL

This past weekend I was able to capture + be a part of one of the sweetest proposals ever. Govind and Cate met in St. Louis a couple of years ago (where she’s from), and went on one of their first dates in Chicago where sparks flew between them. This July, they’ll both be moving […]

April 4, 2018

Engagement, Portraits

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What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos

As a woman, I endure that daily struggle of raiding my closet and creating a new kind of carpet every day with the array of clothes I throw down. It can be a struggle sometimes. But, I absolutely love fashion and I understand its importance. My grandmother was a sharp dresser and I like to […]

April 3, 2018


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Your Personal Trainer before the Wedding Day | Justice Wipff

I met up with Justice Wipff, a personal trainer in Chicago to talk about some ways brides could get in better shape before their wedding day! Being a woman myself, I know how real body insecurities can be and I also know how good we can feel about ourselves when we have a smart workout […]

March 30, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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Announcing: Wardrobe Styling

Today’s announcement has me breaking out in spontaneous dance parties! I’m so stoked to announce that I’m now offering complimentary wardrobe styling! Fashion has always been a passion of mine and I love coming up with my #ootd. So, being able to offer clothing pieces for my clients to wear on shoots? It’s the most […]

March 6, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Portraits

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