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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Val + Travis | Sawyer, MI

You guys are not ready for the cuteness that’s about to hit you! Val + Travis came from Chicago to Michigan to model for the Joelle Elizabeth Workshop and these two are absolutely adorable! We had such a fun time together at the beach. Here are my favorites from their session! Let’s do a couples […]

May 22, 2018


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Gina | Graduate Portraits

Graduation weekend is in just a few more days and I’m so excited for all of the graduates! Gina is graduating from the nursing department and her dream is to work at a children’s hospital – I know that the kids would just love her! We photographed her session at Andrews University’s campus and couldn’t […]

May 1, 2018


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Helena the Personal Organizer | Chicago, IL

Recently I had the opportunity to photograph a personal organizer’s gorgeous home, and it was so fun to see how she organizes everything! I learned so much in our time together and have plenty of inspiration for our next living space. Helena runs a blog called A Personal Organizer where she shares tips on organizing […]

April 12, 2018

Lifestyle, Portraits

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Haley | Graduate Portraits

This is such an exciting time of year because graduation is just around the corner! I was able to take Haley’s grad photos last week and we had so much fun! She’s graduating with her nursing degree and I know that anyone who has the chance to work with her will be super blessed. Here […]

April 11, 2018


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Erica Maternity | Stevensville, MI

A couple of weeks ago I got to take my sister-in-law’s maternity photos and it’s one of the cutest sessions I’ve ever done! Of course I’m biased, but my adorable niece Kate absolutely stole the show! I had so much fun editing these images and couldn’t stop laughing. Kate is so excited to meet her […]

April 5, 2018


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