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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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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Kevin + Paola Engagement | Spencer, IN

We all met at summer camp together a few years ago, as camp staff. I knew Kevin first, and quickly became intrigued by his adept understanding of everything outdoors. He wore moccasins & sandals that he made himself, knew pretty much everything about the outdoors (in my opinion), would hunt for snapping turtles, built a […]

July 20, 2017

Engagement, Portraits

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Choosing a Location for Your Engagement Session

Engagement sessions can be so much fun, but half the job is just figuring out where to shoot. As a wedding photographer, nearly every engaged couple asks me for my suggestions on where to photograph their engagement session. The first thing I ask my couples when they’re struggling with a location is if there’s a […]

July 5, 2017

Engagement, Lifestyle, Photography

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