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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The Best Makeup Products for Your Wedding Day

When we got engaged last year, wedding planning brought on a whole new list of “necessities”. Of course there were the obvious ones like my dress, where our venue would be, and our date…but, there were so many small categories to suddenly consider too. One of those categories was my makeup routine for the day […]

February 19, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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Valentines Day Date Ideas

I am such a hopeless romantic, which means that I absolutely love Valentines Day. When it comes to how you celebrate it, there are a few options! Of course you can go out to a fancy dinner, but if you don’t want to deal with the crowds then these are some fun ideas to try. […]

February 12, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle

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Joelle’s Reads | February

Hey, fellow bookworms! Are you ready for some quality recommendations for good reads this month? I’ve got you covered! (ha, #puns). Book Thief by Markus Zusak Oh, you guys. This book was so captivating. It takes place during WWII so expect a few tears. It’s written from death’s perspective of a young girl who is growing […]

February 8, 2018

Joelle's Reads, Lifestyle, personal

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Pineapples + Grace

THE BIG IDEA About a year and a half ago, my best friend texted me with an idea. Little did we know it would turn into a movement. What turned into a big idea was initially inspired by a simple moment; Emily had been at the mall when she saw another girl and she really […]

February 1, 2018

Lifestyle, personal

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Infusco Coffee | Sawyer, MI

A few weeks ago I stopped in to visit Infusco Coffee in Sawyer, MI. I’d recently tried their coffee grounds for the first time and it was (no joke) the best coffee I have tasted yet. So rich and tasty. The best part is that I don’t have to put in as much creamer with […]

January 30, 2018

Lifestyle, personal

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