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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Life Will Never Be The Same

We were weeks away from our wedding day and so ready to transition from planning a wedding to enjoying a marriage together. We had found a cute little apartment and moved both of our things over, unpacking almost everything so we wouldn’t have to worry about it after the honeymoon. When everything was in place, […]

February 9, 2018

Engagement, personal, Wedding

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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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Was College Worth It? How College Influenced My Career

Every once in awhile someone will ask me if majoring in Photography during college made a positive difference for my career. The answer is a big YES! I didn’t fully realize just how much it impacted my career until a couple of months ago. It dawned on me that the majority of my clients have […]

February 6, 2018

Education, 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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