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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We’re Moving to Bloomington, IN!

The secret’s out – we’re moving to Bloomington, IN! I can hardly believe it; we are so incredibly excited about this next adventure in our lives! Last fall, Lyndon began his application process to grad schools in Indiana for his MBA. On the list was Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. We didn’t know what to […]

March 14, 2018

personal, travel

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Why You Should Consider an Unplugged Honeymoon

When the idea of an unplugged honeymoon was first suggested to me, I admittedly balked at it. As a photographer who continuously uses Instagram to promote my business and share bits and pieces of my personal life, one of the things I enjoy sharing with my viewers the most is the places I get to […]

February 5, 2018

travel, Wedding

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Mr. & Mrs. Abreu

A month ago Lyndon and I had the pleasure of flying to Reading, Pennsylvania to celebrate Charles + Emily’s wedding. It was so much fun being able to see them again and wow…their day was so beautiful. These two have known each other since middle school, and when they made the decision in college to […]

January 31, 2018

travel, Wedding

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Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.A.

When you think of a honeymoon, chances are you think of a tropical island across the world. But, sometimes that’s not really an option. Whether you’re afraid of flying or you just can’t afford an international destination, these state-side locations will provide you with options that are just as appealing! El Cosmico in Marfa, TX […]

December 20, 2017

Engagement, travel, Wedding

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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

personal, travel

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