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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Changing Your Last Name

Hey, gorgeous! First of all, congratulations on your engagement! You’re going to love married life. It is seriously the best thing ever. You reach a whole new level of connection when you’re married, and you get to adventure life with your best friend 24/7. Ah!! I’m just so excited for you. Alright, now let’s get […]

November 16, 2017

Bride, Education, Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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Wedding Planning Sucks. You Don’t.

Real Talk? Wedding planning sucks. I know, I know, I’m probably supposed to say something encouraging and sweet to help motivate you in this transition of your life…but, I’m going to be real with you instead. So, real talk? Wedding planning sucks. But, you don’t. Honest to God, wedding planning stressed me the mess out. […]

October 5, 2017

Bride, Engagement, Lifestyle, Photography, Wedding

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Katherine + Erlend | Chicago Engagement

A couple of months ago, I was sitting at my computer minding my own business when a message popped through. It was from a newly engaged bride, inquiring about my wedding collections and availability. I didn’t think too much of it, until I got further into the message — “We’re planning on getting married next […]

October 3, 2017

Bride, Engagement, Lifestyle, Photography

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Bride to Bride

I’ve learned a few lessons while being engaged. The past 7 months have been quite the experience, pointing out areas that I needed growth in and grace. My idea of being engaged before getting engaged was something like: we’re-gonna-get-married-and-live-happily-ever-after-and-everything-in-between-will-resolve-itself. However, as you could imagine, it’s not always a walk in a park. Planning a wedding […]

August 14, 2017

Bride, Engagement, Wedding

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1-on-1 with Kaitlynn | Park City, Utah

Last week, you might have seen on my social media that I was in Utah for a couple of days. I flew out to coach Kaitlynn of Kaitlynn Quist Photography, about photography and business, and we had a blast! We started our 1-on-1 at Atticus Coffee in Park City. This coffee shop is so cute! They […]

August 3, 2017

Education, Engagement, Photography

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