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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Brittany & Harold | Michigan Wedding

Brittany and Harold met at a get-together at a mutual friend’s house after praying for each other for a long time. They’d both prayed specifically to meet someone with a servant’s heart and let me tell you, both of them have just that. It shows in their actions and in who they surround themselves with […]

July 25, 2018

Wedding

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Why Wedding Photography Is So Expensive

Weddings take a lot of effort, time, and money. It’s no secret that things add up fast when you’re planning your big day, and I know that wedding photography is no exception on this. A lot of couples wonder why wedding photography is so expensive and I want to take a moment to help you […]

July 16, 2018

Education, Wedding

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Mr. & Mrs. Garman | Niles, MI

I met Janessa a few years ago when she came to my senior exhibit, which showcased a series of engagement & wedding day images – it was the beginning of my career as a wedding photographer. She told me that she wanted me to photograph her wedding in a couple more years, and I was […]

July 10, 2018

Wedding

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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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