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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Bella | Senior Photos in Hinsdale, IL

Last week I met Bella to take her senior photos and she absolutely killed it in front of the camera! She is such a natural! We took her photos at Graue Mill in Hinsdale, IL. It was chilly but she braved the cold and you’d never know it was freezing from the photos! Enjoy some […]

March 20, 2018


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90210 or Gossip Girl | St. Joseph, MI

I can honestly say that no one has ever asked me to capture their friend group like 90210 or Gossip Girl, but I’m so glad that these guys did! This was such a fun shoot, and I’m so happy with the way the images turned out. We met up in St. Joseph, MI where we […]

March 13, 2018


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Announcing: Wardrobe Styling

Today’s announcement has me breaking out in spontaneous dance parties! I’m so stoked to announce that I’m now offering complimentary wardrobe styling! Fashion has always been a passion of mine and I love coming up with my #ootd. So, being able to offer clothing pieces for my clients to wear on shoots? It’s the most […]

March 6, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Portraits

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Chase Schaap | Chicago

One thing I love about Instagram is how it’s connected me with so many individuals. I met Chase through a mutual friend (who I met via Instagram), and I just think that’s so cool! Chase is a fitness instructor in Chicago and it’s no secret that he’s doing big things. He has such a passion […]

March 5, 2018


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Elena | Sawyer, MI

This girl turns 27 today! We celebrated by taking a few well-deserved birthday photos in Sawyer, MI and she killed it in front of the camera. Here are some of my favorites! Love your spunk, girl! Happy birthday! xo!

February 11, 2018


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