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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Love Languages Are a Game-Changer

On our honeymoon we read a book together that was a total game-changer for the way we love each other. It was the perfect time to read it too, because it set the course for a healthy marriage for us right from the get-go. The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman explains just how beneficial […]

February 20, 2018

Engagement, Wedding

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The Best Makeup Products for Your Wedding Day

When we got engaged last year, wedding planning brought on a whole new list of “necessities”. Of course there were the obvious ones like my dress, where our venue would be, and our date…but, there were so many small categories to suddenly consider too. One of those categories was my makeup routine for the day […]

February 19, 2018

Engagement, Lifestyle, Wedding

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Life Will Never Be The Same

We were weeks away from our wedding day and so ready to transition from planning a wedding to enjoying a marriage together. We had found a cute little apartment and moved both of our things over, unpacking almost everything so we wouldn’t have to worry about it after the honeymoon. When everything was in place, […]

February 9, 2018

Engagement, personal, Wedding

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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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