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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Jamaica Recap

Last weekend I married my best friend – (cue the applause, cheers, and congratulations)! I couldn’t ask for a more incredible husband. I’ve never felt more loved, taken care of, or appreciated by someone. We were in Jamaica all week, last week, and our time there was nothing short of rejuvenating. You may be a […]

September 14, 2017

Lifestyle, personal, travel

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Leah Senior Photos | Morton Arboretum, IL

Leah is such a sweetheart! I’ve known her for a couple of years now, and I’m continually impressed with her character. And, I’m so excited for her as she begins her Senior year! We took her senior photos at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. She was so wonderful and even scouted a few places […]

August 30, 2017

Lifestyle, Photography, Senior

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1-on-1 Mentoring | Elli Jo Photography

You know how every once in awhile, a stranger comes into your life and you just hit it off as if you’ve always known each other? That’s what it felt like when I met Elli for our 1-on-1 mentoring session. And I’m 99.99% sure that’s just how she makes anyone feel who comes into her […]

August 15, 2017

Business, Education, Lifestyle, Photography, Portraits

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Cousins Weekend | Orlando, FL

May was a really busy month for me. I graduated with my college degree in Photography, and it was my first month managing my photography business full-time. There were a lot of shoots, mentoring sessions, and editing services for other photographers, and I was loving it. But, halfway through the month, my sister and I […]

July 7, 2017

Lifestyle, personal, travel

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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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