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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Mr. & Mrs. Andvik | Ålesund, Norway

A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of traveling to Ålesund, Norway to photograph a destination wedding. Katherine + Erlend met through mutual friends a few years ago and the moment that Erlend saw her, he said he knew he had to get to know her. They hit it off and I can […]

June 20, 2018

travel, Wedding

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Reducing Stress During Wedding Planning

Guest blogger: Janet Birkey Wedding stress. There really are few things more stressful than planning a wedding. Some of the stress is over things that matter a lot to you and your partner, but much of it is over things that don’t change the goal of your wedding, which is to marry the one you […]

June 13, 2018

Engagement, Wedding

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What to Do with Your Décor After the Wedding

There’s so much that goes into styling a wedding: the floral arrangements, lights, the seating arrangement display, reception favors, etc. You spend all of this time, energy, and money into making sure that every detail is perfect and on the day of your wedding it all looks beautiful! But, when it’s all said and done, […]

May 21, 2018

Wedding

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Planning a Wedding in 12 Weeks

Guest Blogger: Lyubov Nixon I married the love of my life less then 9 months after meeting him. Our friends were not surprised, but I definitely hear that pause when someone stops breathing for a minute while they try to process what they just heard. Dorollo and I have been married for 5 1/2 years, […]

May 16, 2018

Engagement, Wedding

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Why I Don’t Photograph Saturday Weddings

If you’ve been following along with me for awhile, chances are you’ve noticed that any time I market towards brides I’ll mention that I’m available for Friday or Sunday weddings. Or maybe you’ve never noticed! In the entrepreneur/creative industry, one of the questions that repeatedly comes up is: what sets you apart from everyone else? […]

May 10, 2018

Engagement, personal, Wedding

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