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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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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Bethany | Cecret Lake, Utah

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph Bethany of Bethany Louria Photography, at Cecret Lake, Utah. This place is absolutely breathtaking…it felt like we were on the other side of the world. We had such a fun time taking some headshots & portraits of her with her boyfriend, with these stunning backgrounds! Another shoot […]

August 7, 2017

Photography, Portraits, travel

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Breanna Maternity Session | Berrien Springs, MI

A few months ago I asked Breanna if she wanted to go out for coffee sometime. The answer was, “Oh, I’d love to! But, I’m drinking tea these days.” That was the first sign. When she wrote me a few weeks later and announced she was expecting again, I was ecstatic! Breanna is one of […]

July 27, 2017

Maternity, Portraits

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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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Tanner | Headshots

Every once in awhile I get a request to take headshots. I got to know Tanner after I worked with his super-cool wife Kaitlyn, and he’s pretty cool himself! They also have the most adorable bulldog, but that’s besides the point. 😉 Tanner is pursuing theatre performance, and I’m excited to see where all he […]

July 6, 2017


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